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Saturday
September
24
Vinnie Dangerous
The Shed, Durham


Saturday
September
24
Horizontal Hold, The Three Body Problem
Chaz's Bull City Records, Durham
This is an after-closing (8pmish) show at Chaz's, featuring one Durham band that's been around a couple of years, and another that's brand spanking new.

photo: Horizontal Hold
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Saturday
September
24
Glass Animals, Pumarosa
The Ritz, Raleigh


Saturday
September
24
Bless Your Heart, shirlette ammons, Chit Nasty
Motorco Music Hall, Durham


Saturday
September
24
Zach Larmer Electric Band, Khrysis
Pour House, Raleigh
This is part of the Caramel City series, presented by 9th Wonder, the Pour House, and the Art of Cool.
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Saturday
September
24
The Deslondes
Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw


Saturday
September
24
Purple Schoolbus, Psylo Joe
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Saturday
September
24
Doug Prescott Band, Beaver Nelson
The Kraken, Chapel Hill


Saturday
September
24
Morbids, Konvoi
Kings, Raleigh


Saturday
September
24
VanLadyLove, Youma
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Saturday
September
24
Hippie Sabotage, Eearz, Mike Gao
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro


Saturday
September
24
The New Schematics, Antique Hearts, Nico Zarcone
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Sunday
September
25
Carrboro Music Festival
nearly everywhere, Carrboro
It's time once again for that annual Carrboro ritual, the one in which all the basement jammers & backyard woodshedders emerge into the light & fight for yr attention alongside whichever random assortment of actual recognizable local bands have decided to go for it this year.

If I were going, I might go out of my way to check out Kitty Box & the Johnnys, LUD, Billy Sugarfix, Midnight Plus One, Bad Balloon (featuring Lee Waters of Work Clothes, Cobra Khan, etc), Transportation, Pipe, Thee Dirtybeats, and Dexter Romweber. It looks like half of those bands are playing at exactly the same time (~3pm) and the other half are all at the Station, so you'll have your work cut out for you.
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Sunday
September
25
Rod Abernethy, Robert Kirkland
Motorco Music Hall, Durham
Afternoon matinee from two members of the original NC DIY band Arrogance.
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Sunday
September
25
Billy Hart Quartet
21c Museum Hotel, Durham
This show is presented by Duke Performances. There are two sets -- one at 5pm and one at 7:30. I have no idea if there are still tickets available. The Billy Hart Quartet for these shows will include Ethan Iverson, Mark Turner & Ben Street.
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Sunday
September
25
Robbie Fulks
Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw


Sunday
September
25
Beaver Nelson
Slim's, Raleigh


Sunday
September
25
Museum Mouth, Crying
The Pinhook, Durham
It has been *far* too long since Museum Mouth have graced Durham with their presence.
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Sunday
September
25
Jay Aston, Trevor Tanner
Pour House, Raleigh


Sunday
September
25
Black Uhuru, Crucial Fiya
Lincoln Theater, Raleigh


Sunday
September
25
Aston Martin, Steezie, Blake Diamond, BabiBoyJodi, Hasina
Neptunes, Raleigh


Sunday
September
25
Dee-1, Chris Searcy
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Monday
September
26
Atomic Rhythm All-Stars
Neptunes, Raleigh


Monday
September
26
The Sword, Ruby the Hatchet, Lightning Born
Lincoln Theater, Raleigh


Monday
September
26
Syd Straw
Slim's, Raleigh
Yes, *the* Syd Straw, perpetual outsider insider, always name-checked as being a member of the Golden Palominos, a band that only a handful of 80s rockcrits even heard. She's played with everyone at one time or another. Now here she is for back-to-back shows at the two smallest venues in the Triangle (AFAIK her only Triangle appearances in the ~16 years I've been keeping records).
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Monday
September
26
Home Blitz
Nightlight, Chapel Hill


Tuesday
September
27
Denzel Curry, Boogie, Yoshi Thompkins
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro


Tue-Fri
September
27-30
IBMA Bluegrass Ramble Showcase
Multiple Venues, Raleigh
Downtown Raleigh again plays host to the IBMA World of Bluegrass, or whatever they call it. A lot of it happens at the convention center, and at some central stages. But they also take over quite a few clubs at night, which is the portion called the Bluegrass Ramble. You can view a schedule here.
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Tuesday
September
27
Tycho, Made of Oak, Heathered Pearls
The Ritz, Raleigh


Tuesday
September
27
Syd Straw
The Cave, Chapel Hill
Second Triangle date for this cult hero.
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Tuesday
September
27
Old Codger, Snake & the Plisskens, Dissin Terry
Slim's, Raleigh


Tuesday
September
27
Signals Midwest, Tigerdog
Duke Coffeehouse, Durham


Wednesday
September
28
Xenia Rubinos, DJ Luxe Posh
Duke Coffeehouse, Durham
Xenia Rubinos brings her funk/punk/agitprop avant soul to Duke's East Campus. BYOB, don't forget, y'all.
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Wednesday
September
28
Moms, Golden Retriever, Propan
Nightlight, Chapel Hill
Local avant/improv rock supergroup w/members of Polvo, Cobra Khan, etc (plus Crowmeat!), plus a couplea improv/noise duos from Oslo. WEDNESDAY!
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Wednesday
September
28
Ruth B
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Wednesday
September
28
The Dandy Warhols, Savoy Motel
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro
You know, that band, from that movie. No, the other one.
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Wednesday
September
28
Kid Congo Powers, The Nude Party, DJ Lord Redbyrd
Kings, Raleigh


Wednesday
September
28
The Toasters, Corporate Fandango, Sound System Seven
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Thursday
September
29
Necronomicon, Mysteriarch, Dreaded, Arghast
Slim's, Raleigh


Thursday
September
29
Judah and the Lion, The Lonely Biscuits
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro


Thursday
September
29
Wahyas, Eddie Taylor, DJ Lord Redbyrd
Ruby Deluxe, Raleigh


Thursday
September
29
Ages and Ages, Cereus Bright
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Thursday
September
29
Skulls & Whiskey
The Cave, Chapel Hill


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