Old 86
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Old 86

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | SELF

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | SELF
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"WUNC's The State Of Things"

Old 86 is a group of teenagers from Chapel Hill who play “funky bluesy classic rock style music." All five band members are freshman at Carolina Friends school and, although they have been together for less than a year, they have played a couple of high profile shows at Cat's Cradle, The Regulator--and of course, at their own high school. They join host Frank Stasio to talk about their music and what it's like to be rock stars in ninth grade.

Listen to the interview here


"Rock for Roe Benefit"

Cat's Cradle—Rock for your rights at Planned Parenthood's annual fundraiser. This year's lineup features Chapel Hill's pop-noirists The Old Ceremony, the campy stage strut of Durham's drag-artist outfit The Cuntry Kings, and the smooth blues and funk of Pittsboro's Old 86. Join the Countdown to Change at midnight to celebrate Dubya's last year in office. Show starts at 9:15 p.m. for $10-$14. - Kathy Justice of The Independent Weekly

"Tom Maxwell Fundraiser"

The 4 o'clock hour will bring Old 86, straight outta Chatham County. They describe their music as "an elephant exploding in your face." I would simply call 'em "a damn good time." - Tom Maxwell


Keep It Goin' - Old 86's debut album, Keep It Goin', is a compilation of Old 86's most celebrated songs. It's a whole 12 songs of ear tickling good times for only $10! Get your copy today from one of the many vendors listed on our website, www.old86.com



Old 86 was born in the Summer of 2007, and since then the members have been constantly honing their live show, which ventures from zydeco-influenced 50's rock to low down blues to intense psychedelia that has been known to blow minds. Whether it is the hard-rocking keys and drumming of Joe MacPhail, the funky rhythms of bassist Neal Dempsey, the smooth saxophone and violin of Mie Hirschfield, the guitar attack of Daniel Fields, or the award-winning vocals of Christopher Stevens-Brown, their music is guaranteed to be what former Squirrel Nut Zipper Tom Maxwell calls "a damn good time". Old 86 has played on WUNC's The State of Things, the popular local club The Cat's Cradle several times, the Shakori Hills Festival of Music and Dance, the annual Festival for the Eno, The Cave, and countless other free shows, fundraisers and community events. Their debut album, Keep It Goin’ is available internationally for $10. They are constantly improving, so every time you see them they will be better than the last.

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