Darlings of the Underground
A new band emerges. The Charlotte trio Darlings of the Underground - Jason Anderson (ex-Bridge, guitar, vox), Neel Jadeja (ex-Sunny Ledfurd, drums), and veteran bassist Ryan Joffe - debuts its moody alterna-rock this evening. The gents already have a couple of developed tracks recorded (with apropos videos out) and are working on their first full-length album for release by late spring. The sound? Grooving rock, stirred with hard guitars (a bit Smashing Pumpkinsish, channeling Jerry Cantrell) and a grunge backbeat. Catch em, they're up first in the multi-band lineup, so you can say you were at their first gig. Also on the bill are Luna's Lament, Blu Avenue, Falling through April and Culprit Strain. $7/$10. Jan. 15, 6 p.m.Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. 704-765-2466.