Emocore outfit Thursday headlines Journeys Backyard BBQ Saturday at Concord Mills. Charlotte rock act Paper Tongues cancelled its scheduled opening slot because singer Aswan North had to undergo emergency throat surgery. Divided By Friday from Laurinburg, NC will fill PT's slot. It is signed to Hopeless Records. Performances also include a battle of the bands featuring locals Carson, Good Day Reflection, and the Local Traumatic (formerly Lyra Shines).
There will also be extreme sports demos throughout the day. BMX and freestyle motocross riders and skateboarders will perform stunts on a 60,000 foot “alternative sport playground." Athletes include big name veterans Tony Alva, Omar Hassan, Bucky Lasek, Dennis McCoy, and Christian Hosoi and younger competitors Alex Perelson, Josh Borden, Jimmy Hill, Andrew Langi and others.
The free event begins at noon and runs until 7 p.m. in the North parking lot outside Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd. For more information and full line-up see www.journeysbbq.com
Thursday, who is touring in support of its well reviewed new album "No Devolucion," will be back in Charlotte July 14th opening for Taking Back Sunday at the Fillmore.