Big Freedia headlines The Pinhook’s 5th Anniversary Celebration

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There may be a reason why The Pinhook already seems like a Durham institution… Can you believe it has been five years?? From humble beginnings to a place where Toro y Moi make a stop to play a secret unanounced show, how our friends at The Pinhook have grown.

Why it seems like just yesterday people would sneak in the unsupervised back door. Heck, it could hardly be more than a year, that they have had a presence out back, right? But all those time frames are likely wrong… And five years have flown by.

Tonight, New Orleans, Bounce Queen sensation, Big Freedia brings her act to The Pinhook to help them throw down for their 5th anniversary. One of the first Sissy Bounce artists, Big Freedia, is a mentor to the movement, acknowledged by many of its stars including Katey Red, whom the Clarion Content interviewed last month.

Big Freedia has recently broken through on the small screen as well, with the launch of her Fuse TV Reality Show, “Queen of Bounce.”

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She also garnered headlines for setting a new Guinness Book of World Records’ record for twerking.

Big Freedia is hard at work on that 3rd album and preparing to tour with New Orleans sensations, Galactic.

Hopes are high that they will be playing Durham, and that not long after we will be able to see Freedia’s “Catch that Beat” musical.

Tonight catch Big Freedia, with Clarion Content faves, DJ Queen Plz and DJ Play Play at The Pinhook, $12, doors 8pm, show 9pm.

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Aaron Mandel

Aaron Mandel is a writer and an accomplished public speaker. He is the editor and publisher of the Clarion Content, a multimedia and consulting company. For more than five years, the Clarion Content’s media arm, under Mandel’s direction, has covered Durham’s arts, politics, music, and cultural milieu. From breaking news stories to the hottest local acts, the Clarion Content is on the scene. Mandel has been published in the Raleigh News and Observer, produced numerous art shows, and was recently a featured speaker at “The State of Publishing” conference held in Durham, NC.

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