Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Secrets about the N.C. Music Factory from an insider … as in someone with a desk there

Posted By on Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 3:04 PM

The Garden and Gun Club got shot down, and Halo has been planted in its place.

Apparently some lawn jockey magazine in Charleston called the Garden and Gun threw a hissy fit about the Garden and Gun Club sharing its name — and with a slap of a gavel, the Garden and Gun Club had to change its name … to Halo.

Well, to me it’s irrelevant because the whole time it was open I for some reason kept referring to it as the Gun and Garden Club.

Anyway, same scene, same music, same cool patio … but now you can hear the Uptown Amphitheatre from it, starting with The Fray this Saturday.

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Aside from a revamped interior, the only difference is now they’re going to have benefit parties and Burlesque shows — the La Petit Mort Burlesque Revue to be exact.

Halo is having its grand opening this Friday for the Global Fever 4 International Party with DJ Nickankis and DJ Kosta X. And right next door is the Fillmore that opens next weekend with Corey Smith.

Also, an old diner just randomly plopped down right across from it, which makes me think of one thing … late night eats! It won’t be open for a while however.

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Oh, and as for the inside information …. the only reason I even know how to get to the N.C. Music Factory is because the Creative Loafing office is in there … and I go to work occasionally. Well, there’s a new, direct route … that is right off the freeway and doesn’t make you wait for the train, but the old route no longer exists and unless you have the newest version of GPS, you won’t know how to get there. Use the Seaboard Street entrance — parking is free and all along the street behind the building with a fountain … that is fun to play in, like we did at a past Creative Loafing Best Of Party. I don’t know about parking over at Silver Hammer though … unless you’re getting there at 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning to take a bus up to Film Day in Raleigh.

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