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Friday
August
29
Sir Richard Bishop, Tashi Dorji
The Pinhook, Durham
This is an EARLY (6pm) show, presented by WXDU. Sir Richard Bishop is one of the primary instigators of the long-running noisy/experimental band Sun City Girls. You can download a dozen of his releases here, for free.

Tashi Dorji was born & grew up in Bhutan, but he moved to Asheville for college & wound up sticking around. He's also an avant-garde guitar improviser.
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Friday
August
29
The Mountain Goats
Spectre Arts, Durham
This is a fundraiser for a skatepark to be built in Pittsboro, NC. The main event is an auction of 50 skateboard decks painted (beautifully) by both local & non-local artists. But at 7:30, John Darnielle (himself a skater) will play a short set.

photo: Mountain Goats, Bull City HQ, August 2, 2008
music in the groovo.org player: The Mountain Goats
video(s) on their page(s): The Mountain Goats
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Friday
August
29
Tom Maxwell and the Minor Drag, Dexter Romweber, Brooke Telarico
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro
The info for this says that Dex will be on piano, which is a special treat (as you'll know if you've ever seen the Flat Duo Jets documentary).

photo: Dexter Romweber
music in the groovo.org player: Dexter Romweber
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Friday
August
29
Leeward Fate, Mirror 7, Flimsy
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Friday
August
29
Phutureprimitive, Imperial Blend, Skymatic
Pour House, Raleigh


Friday
August
29
Pink Flag, Free Cake for Every Creature
The Pinhook, Durham


photo: Pink Flag - Troika Festival - Nov. 6, 2008


Friday
August
29
Jeff Hart & the Ghosts of the Old North State, Roar the Engines
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Friday
August
29
Lil Skritt
Slim's, Raleigh


Friday
August
29
The Manimals, Avast, Aztec Hero
Kings, Raleigh


Friday
August
29
Triplicity, MPS Project, Jonn Buzby
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Friday
August
29
Thick Modine, Thomas Mcdonald and the Record Collection, Lazarus Blue
Motorco Music Hall, Durham


Saturday
August
30
Twilighter
The Station, Carrboro


photo: Twilighter - The Cave - August 18, 2007


Saturday
August
30
Black on Black Crime, Harsh Words, The Davidians
Nice Price Books, Raleigh


Saturday
August
30
Rebels Fighting Robots, Jonas Sees in Color
Motorco Music Hall, Durham


Saturday
August
30
Rocco DeLuca
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Saturday
August
30
Downfall
Pour House, Raleigh


Saturday
August
30
Creedence Queerwater, Jenny Hoyston, Pie Face Girls
The Pinhook, Durham
Jenny Hoyston was a member of the amazing California postpunk band Erase Errata.
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Saturday
August
30
The Piedmontsmen, Jimmy & The Teasers
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Saturday
August
30
Free Cake for Every Creature, Aimee Norwich, Cat Be Damned, Acorns Are Yum
Slim's, Raleigh


Saturday
August
30
Ryan K Hamlin, Dark Water Rising, The Roman Spring, Saints Apollo
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Saturday
August
30
The River Otters, Karol Peril
The Kraken, Chapel Hill


Sunday
August
31
Aimee Norwich
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Sunday
August
31
Oblivionation, Skemata, Firing Squad
The Maywood, Raleigh
Sorry State Records proprietor Daniel Lupton was raving about this show on the internet, which is a pretty major endorsement if you're into the hardcore/posthardcore thing (which I am).
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Sunday
August
31
MSRP
Slim's, Raleigh


Sunday
August
31
The New Classic, Days in May
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Monday
September
1
Part Time, Sea Lions, Daddy Issues
Duke Coffeehouse, Durham
Welcome back, Duke Coffeehouse! It has been a long lonely summer without you.

Greensboro's Daddy Issues released a new song today, and like the other songs on their Bandcamp page, it's borderline obscene. Give it a listen!
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