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Drowning Lovers at Caffe Driade!

Monday, September 3rd, 2018
Drowning at Driade

Drowning at Driade

Lucky to be back at Driade for our annual ritual in the trees and twinkly lights. Please join us for the evening. Come for one set, stay for two! Saluting the beauty of autumnal death. <3

Nooner! on June 24th at Big Boss Brewery

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

AlleyCatsHEY! According to a nooner does not only mean what you think it means! :-D In this case, it’s us playin’ a set at BIG BOSS. See below for the deets on ALLEY CATS & ALES. The Drowning Lovers will play a set at NOON this SUNDAY JUNE 24th to raise money for this nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of homeless felines. We’re all about it. Bring on the kitties! If you speak the language of the cat, come growl at us for a good cause.
Meow! Meow! Ciao! Ciao!

Get your tickets here:

The Deets:
Join us at Big Boss Brewing Company for a day of fun and fundraising!
Silent Auction, Beer, Food Trucks, Band and Solo Set Showcase featuring:
Emcee – Comedian Andy Forrester

12 Noon – The Drowning Lovers of Chapel Hill will be performing their blend of Lounge-Noir, Jazz-Pop!!

1PM – Raleigh based driving pop rockers Army of Dog
2 PM – Glenn Richard Jones
3PM – Secret Monkey Weekend with Jefferson Hart, Lila and Ella
4PM – The Veldt
5PM – John Howie Jr. (Rosewood Bluff / Two Dollar Pistols)
6PM – GSO are heading over to Raleigh
7PM – Micah Gaugh is joining us from NYC
Sound provided by A.R. Entertainment
Sponsored by Schoolkids Records – Raleigh

We’ll be selling a gigposter designed and printed exclusively for this event by Skillet Gilmore of Crawlspace Press (and the funds raised will benefit the AC&A medical fund)

Door Prizes!
Kid and Dog Friendly!
5% of all Beer sales will benefit Alley Cats & Angels
Food Trucks donating 10% of sales to Alley Cats and Angels (Buzzy Bakes Mobile Cupcakery and Coffee Bar, Cockadoodlemoo Truck Jay’s Italian Ice and The Cow and The Oak)

Drowning Lovers & Anna Rose Beck sittin’ in a tree!

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Drowning Lovers & Anna Rose Beck at Arcana 6/7/18 at 8pmIf we have a dreamy look in our eyes and appear on the brink of swooning, it’s because we’re listening to the beautiful voice of Anna Rose Beck. And we’re lucky enough to share a show with her -featuring Nelson Johns – on Thursday June 7th at Arcana Bar and Lounge in Durham at 8pm.

Pining away ’til then.
Meredith, Paul, John, Lisa, & Rob

Lounging with Curtis at Mystery Brewing!

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Curtis Eller & The Drowning Lovers Friday Feb 23 2018

So happy to share air and elbow room with the fiesty Curtis Eller. He had us at his first head swivel! We’ll be stirring some dark loungey secrets before he hits the stage on Friday February 23rd at Mystery Brewing Pub in Hillsborough, NC. We’ll probably be rolling by 8:30pm. So, see ya there, mon frère.

August 4th Show 9pm Wine Bar in Chappy

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

August 4th 2017 West End Wine Bar in ChappyDudes and Gals and All Other Brilliant Possibilities,

We will be playing one last show before we take to fall and winter woodshedding -as our gorgeous sax player, Lisa Lindsey, is hightailing it to London, England for a few months. Please come celebrate the cross-quarterish time window with us. Drink some wine, listen to song-stories -dark and humoured -and be fucking merry, y’all. Because, I mean, isn’t it incredible to be alive?
xo, Mer

Drowning at Driade: Friday July 14 8pm 2017

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Drowning Blue Diamonds

Drowning Blue Diamonds

Summer slump? Heavy and hot?
Want a piece of someone else’s Got?
Wanna soak in the heat and rest your feet while you swallow your sippin’ treat?
Think your neat and need need need a social feat?

Get ready to be sweaty
in a shallow wood of smell-good
cups and candles.
We won’t sing you to sleep.
Perhaps we’ll slick ya down to a pretty pulp
that makes good on a promise
and dares to confess the guilty pleasure that holds a gaze for an hour or two.

The Drowning Lovers

Drowning with Tres Lasers!

Monday, May 1st, 2017
Welcome all!


We had a blast on Friday April 28th at The West End Wine Bar in Chappy. Starmer magic happened and then we rode his coat tails into the evening under the stars. Apparently, playing on the last day of classes at UNC is a boon for all. Thanks for coming out and fielding the droves!

Much Love,

Drowning L’s & CoraSon October 14th 8pm

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

D-Lovers & CoraSonFriday, October 14th at 8pm, The Drowning Lovers will formally introduce our newest and most marvelous member, Robert Cantrell. He is most often seen and heard as percussionist extraordinaire (see Josh Starmer and the Starmakers), but in smaller circles is known for having wrestled a bear. This is not a lie. He Wrestled. A Bear. We are so lucky he is still alive and that he wants to play songs with us. He grooves!  So much so, in fact, that he’ll be drumming in both bands for the show. Go, Rob! We are thrilled to be playing with the likes of CoraSon -a dynamite, sultry trio complete with saxophone!  Come wine and dine (they have snacks) with us at the West End Wine Bar in Chapel Hill. Crime-noir fiction author Eryk Pruitt will be tending bar that night and that guy just makes you want to drink and whistle a tune. See ya soon! xo, Mer

Slim’s Downtown Raleigh

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
Murder Mayhem Ballyhoo and Brewskis

Murder Mayhem Ballyhoo and Brewskis

The Drowning L’s are super-freakin jolly to open for our friends and fellow trouble-makers, Charming Disaster and Curtis Eller at Slim’s Downtown Distillery in Raleigh, NC. Show starts at 9pm. April the 8th. Come join!

The DLs open for Josh Starmer & the Star Makers!

Friday, November 20th, 2015

On the evening of Saturday November 21st, 2015, The Drowning Lovers will play a set to open for the wonderful Joshua Starmer and the Star Makers! We will begin somewhere between 9:30pm and 10pm. If you are in town for the Carrboro Film Festival, it will end at the perfect time for you to mosey on down to The CAVE and catch some of our set and Josh’s too! YouTube 25 second promo!