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BANFF, Cinema Hearts, And Shalom At The Pinhook

All Ages
Sunday, March 10
Doors: 8pm Show: 8pm
$10 to $12

Banff is an up-and-coming rock band from Wake Forest, NC. Formed in 2021 as a power trio, Tom Cascone, James Colone, and John Fleischer began playing cover shows at bars, parties, and local events around town. As they started writing their own music in 2022, the band wanted to expand their sound. This prompted the addition of Xander Schnegelberger, a friend of the band and a talented multi-instrumentalist. Ever since then, BANFF has been writing and releasing original music in addition to playing shows all around the Triangle area.

An ex-pageant queen fronts a rock ‘n’ roll band? Cinema Hearts has a pulsing passion for days gone by. It’s the sparkling indie rock project of Washington, D.C. singer-songwriter and former Miss America contender Caroline Weinroth, whose music captivates audiences around the world with playful lyricism, moody guitar riffs, retro song references, and dramatic pageantry. Cinema Hearts has been featured by Washington Post, Rolling Stone Best New Music, Spotify Fresh Finds Rock, Bandcamp New & Notable, and Consequence New Sounds. They’ve shared the stage with Hozier, Bartees Strange, La Luz, The Ventures, Dengue Fever, and more.


Shalom makes strikingly direct music with such emotional openness and clarity that each track on her debut album Sublimation, out via Saddle Creek, feels like a quiet revelation. The East Coast-based, South Africa-raised artist writes fearlessly personal songs, and her honesty is so blunt it’s inviting. Featured in FADER, Stereogum & Paste among others, she clears whatever tension there is to make room for catharsis.


A lifelong writer, Shalom started playing bass in 2019 in a DIY band, and when the band broke up in early 2020 she experienced unrelenting writer’s block — one of the most painful experiences in her life. In August 2020, Shalom managed to write Concrete and quietly released a set of demos later that December, which caught the ear of Saddle Creek. The indie label took note of her distinct songwriting and put her in contact with her creative counterpart, Ryan Hemsworth. Together, the two created Sublimation entirely virtually. Now independent, Shalom’s heartbeat bass lines and vocals create the feeling that you’re invited: like you’re being told secrets at an intimate party that you don’t want to leave.


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