good stuff this week
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Tuesday
July
22
Chrysalis, Fields of Mars, Lose Control
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Tuesday
July
22
Quimby Mountain Band
Pour House, Raleigh


Tuesday
July
22
The Stolen
The Maywood, Raleigh


Tuesday
July
22
I Am Heresy, So Hideous, Greaver
Slim's, Raleigh


Wednesday
July
23
Beck
Raleigh Amphitheater, Raleigh
Some folks at this weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival were raving about Beck's performance there.
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Wednesday
July
23
I IM EYE MY, Ego Killer, FEAR b0NER
Nice Price Books, Raleigh


Wednesday
July
23
Us the Duo, Caroline Glaser
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro


Wednesday
July
23
Mates of State
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Wednesday
July
23
Bestfriend Grrlfriend, Wizard Apprentice, Make Out Booth
The Pinhook, Durham


Wednesday
July
23
Nashville Pussy, Fifth on the Floor
Southland Ballroom, Raleigh


Wednesday
July
23
Iselia, Idealist
Chapel Hill Underground, Chapel Hill


Wednesday
July
23
The Hissy Fits, Greaver, Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Wednesday
July
23
Flesh Wounds, Greg Cartwright
Motorco Music Hall, Durham
This is the opening night after party for the Merge Records 25th Anniversary 4-day bash. This one starts after the official first night show at Baldwin Auditorium ends. You don't need to be a Mergefest passholder to attend this.

Note that Greg Cartwright will be doing a DJ set, not playing or singing.


photo: Flesh Wounds - Nightlight - Dec 9, 2011
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Wednesday
July
23
Joe Firstman
Slim's, Raleigh


Thu-Sat
July
24-26
Merge Records 25th Anniversary
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro
This is it, the three-day main event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Durham's Merge Records. Thursday and Friday nights are sold out (although I'm seeing a flurry of last-minute pass-for-sale tweets, if you're looking).

Saturday's show is outdoors, somewhere in the immediate environs of the Cradle. As far as I know it isn't sold out, so here's the lineup for your perusal:

8:30 pm Neutral Milk Hotel
6:55 pm Caribou
5:25 pm Teenage Fanclub
4:20 pm Bob Mould
3:30 pm Mikal Cronin
2:40 pm Ex Hex
1:50 pm The Love Language
1 pm Vertical Scratchers
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Thursday
July
24
The Amateurs, Erin Nenni Band, The Arcane Heart, The Balsa Gliders, Beauty World
City Plaza, Raleigh
This is part of the annual summertime outdoor concert series the Oak City 7.
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Thursday
July
24
The Pinkerton Raid, Borrowed Arts, Kurtzweil
Tir Na Nog, Raleigh


Thursday
July
24
The Black Cadillacs, Thomas Wynn and the Believers
Southland Ballroom, Raleigh


Thursday
July
24
John Howie, Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff, Dom Casual
The Pinhook, Durham
Two local-music lifers, both of them who have, at various times in their lives, sported equally impressive sets of sideburns.

photo: John Howie, Jr, and the Rosewood Bluff - The Casbah, Durham, Dec 18, 2010
music in the groovo.org player: Dom Casual
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Thursday
July
24
The Great American Witch Hunt, Thick Modine, Transistor Zen
Pour House, Raleigh


Thursday
July
24
The Antlers, Thus Owls
Kings, Raleigh


Thursday
July
24
DIIV, LODRO, Regal Degal
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Thursday
July
24
Rottenness, Invidiosus, Doomsday Mourning, Necrocosm
Slim's, Raleigh


Thursday
July
24
1944, Days in May, CVLN
The Maywood, Raleigh


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3) An iCal feed of all the listed shows, updated nightly.

4) This listing is posted once or twice a week to ch-scene, the mailing list which is itself a mirror of alt.music.chapel-hill.

5) For you web 2.0 fans, we have a facebook app *and* a Twitter account.

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