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Wednesday
May
27
Flying Balalaika Brothers
Pour House, Raleigh


Wednesday
May
27
Dexter Romweber
The Cave, Chapel Hill


photo: Dexter Romweber
music in the groovo.org player: Dexter Romweber


Wednesday
May
27
919Noise Showcase
Nightlight, Chapel Hill


Wednesday
May
27
Maliyah Tan, Nile Ashton
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Wednesday
May
27
Mr. Gnome, Posifaction
The Pinhook, Durham


Thursday
May
28
Toke, Etiolated, Hot Graves, Witch Tit
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Thursday
May
28
Matthew Stevens
The Pinhook, Durham


Thursday
May
28
Holy Wave, Nest Egg, Lilac Shadows
Kings, Raleigh


Thursday
May
28
Daniel Chavis
The Station, Carrboro


Thursday
May
28
TreeHouse, Down By Five, Captain Green
Pour House, Raleigh


Thursday
May
28
Major and the Monbacks, Ellis Dyson and the Shambles
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Thursday
May
28
The Oatmeal Conspiracy, Emily Easterly, Field Spirit
Tir Na Nog, Raleigh


Friday
May
29
Schooner, Can't Kids, Kingsbury Manx, Erie Choir, Heaven
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro
This is a release party for a new Schooner/Can't Kids split 7" out on Sit-n-Spin, the formerly NC (now SC) label that put out some amazing albums back in the Aughts, including the brilliant Erie Choir album "Slighter Awake."

photo: Erie Choir (Bob & Eric) - CD Alley - May 24, 2006
music in the groovo.org player: Schooner, Kingsbury Manx, Erie Choir
video(s) on their page(s): Erie Choir
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Friday
May
29
Six String Drag, Horsehead
Pour House, Raleigh


Friday
May
29
Maple Stave, Black Squares/White Islands, Cantwell, Gomez, Jordan
Nightlight, Chapel Hill
It's a bummer that this show is up against the Schooner/Erie Choir/Kingsbury Manx show at the Cradle, since all of these/those bands are friends & longtime supporters of each other. Maybe you should try to run back & forth between the two.

photo: Maple Stave - The Pinhook - June 24, 2009
music in the groovo.org player: Maple Stave, Cantwell, Gomez, Jordan
video(s) on their page(s): Maple Stave, Cantwell, Gomez, Jordan
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Friday
May
29
Janzig, The Hell No
The Pinhook, Durham


Friday
May
29
Hectorina, Dad & Dad, Blanko Basnet
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Friday
May
29
The Joy Kills, Eyes Go Lightning, The Trousers
Slim's, Raleigh


Friday
May
29
Attalus, My Epic, Greaver
Kings, Raleigh


Friday
May
29
The Outliers, The Bourbons, David B. Dollar, Mike Blair & The Stonewalls
Tir Na Nog, Raleigh


Friday
May
29
Enemy In Disguise, A Light Divided, Attracting the Fall
The Maywood, Raleigh


Friday
May
29
Pierce Edens & the Dirty Work
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Friday
May
29
Mysti Mayhem
The Kraken, Chapel Hill


Saturday
May
30
Morris Day & the Time, Sheila E
Raleigh Amphitheater, Raleigh
I'm so ill-advisedly excited about this show.
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Saturday
May
30
Twilighter
The Station, Carrboro


photo: Twilighter - The Cave - August 18, 2007


Saturday
May
30
Playin’ Possum: A Tribute to George Jones
ArtsCenter, Carrboro
This is an evening of George Jones covers, hosted by John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff.
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Saturday
May
30
Body Games, Estrangers, C/\L/\PSE
Kings, Raleigh
This is the release party for the new Body Games EP, "Local Love Vol. 1," which is an EP of covers of other local bands. Still no word on when they'll be recording & releasing more of their brilliant originals, though.

photo: Body Games - Hopscotch Music Fest 2013
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Saturday
May
30
Naked Naps, The Mineral Girls, First Person Plural
The Cave, Chapel Hill
Somehow I missed Naked Naps until very recently -- they're a gtr/drums 2-piece, and I kind of love their 2014 album OK, Bye.
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Saturday
May
30
Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends, Alex & Weston
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Saturday
May
30
Matt Stevenson, Jack Ward, DJ Beto Terwilliger
Nightlight, Chapel Hill
Matt Stevenson used to play drums in the heavy space-rock band MAKE, but lately he's been making electronic music, and a few months ago he released an excellent debut solo album.
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Saturday
May
30
Crushed Out, Hectorina, Eston & the Outs
Slim's, Raleigh


Saturday
May
30
Ivan & Alyosha, Kris Orlowski
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Saturday
May
30
The Independents, Black Cat Attack, Poison Anthem, Sibannac, The Ghost of Saturday Nite
The Maywood, Raleigh
music in the groovo.org player: The Ghost of Saturday Nite


Saturday
May
30
Good Rocking Sam, The Dave Russell Trio
The Kraken, Chapel Hill


Saturday
May
30
The Everymen, Continental, The Battery Electric, MSRP
Pour House, Raleigh


Sunday
May
31
GNĜER
Neptunes, Raleigh
GNĜER == the members of the outstanding Raleigh band Goner, but with more keyboards and fewer other types of instruments. So far this video is all they've released, and if you're not totally psyched after watching it, then whatEVER.
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Sunday
May
31
YRS Jerzy, Chox-Mak, Real the Rapper, Quill & Dre Murro, 4Free
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Sunday
May
31
Ugly Americans, B-Side, Drink Fight Thugs
Pour House, Raleigh
For a band whose original claim to fame was being the first punk band from Durham, the Ugly Americans sure never seem to play in Durham now that they're back together.
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Sunday
May
31
Flashlights, Josh Berwanger Band, Alpha Cop
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Monday
June
1
The Old Laws
Pour House, Raleigh


Tuesday
June
2
Nana Grizol, Echo Courts
The Pinhook, Durham


Tuesday
June
2
Hazy Ray, Travers Brothership
Pour House, Raleigh


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