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Friday
August
22
Big Star's Third
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro
The return of Chris Stamey's mammoth project to create a live full orchestration of Big Star's third album. Now with bonus live version of #1 Record as well.
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Friday
August
22
Donna the Buffalo
Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw


Friday
August
22
The Clockwork Kids, Ghostt Bllonde, Body Games
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro
Every day I check the Body Games soundcloud to see if Dax has posted a new song. OK, maybe not every day. But frequently. AND HE NEVER HAS.

photo: Body Games - Hopscotch Music Fest 2013
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Friday
August
22
Diecast, Killing the Catalyst, The Omega Project, Enemy In Disguise
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Friday
August
22
Drug Yacht, Le Weekend, Heads on Sticks
The Pinhook, Durham
Your Best Entertainment Value.

photo: Le Weekend - debut show - Duke Coffeehouse - Nov. 11, 2006
music in the groovo.org player: Le Weekend
video(s) on their page(s): Le Weekend
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Friday
August
22
Heavy Mind, Pivot, Kindler, MoDenA
The Maywood, Raleigh
music in the groovo.org player: MoDenA


Friday
August
22
SOON, Jew(s) & Catholic(s), Octopus Jones
Nightlight, Chapel Hill
SOON is Stu McLamb's new epic doom band.

photo: Jews & Catholics - The Pinhook - December 2010
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Friday
August
22
Room Full of Strangers, Thee Dirtybeats, Thick Modine
Slim's, Raleigh


Friday
August
22
Laura Reed, Chit Nasty
Pour House, Raleigh


Friday
August
22
Kitty Box & the Johnnys, Too Much Fun
The Kraken, Chapel Hill


Saturday
August
23
The Dex Romweber Duo, Flaco Jimenez and Los Texmaniacs, Sierra Hull
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro
This is part of the UNC Southern Folklife Collection's 25th Anniversary celebration. There are talks & panel discussion (including Peter Guralnick!) starting at 10:00 a.m. in the Cat's Cradle Back Room, and then the music gets underway a little while after lunch in the main room.

photo: Dex Romweber Duo - Cat's Cradle - July 22, 2011
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Saturday
August
23
Kevin Gates, Chevy Woods
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro


Saturday
August
23
Amigo, The Everymen, The Potatoes
The Cave, Chapel Hill
Amigo are a pretty solid southern rockish band from Charlotte.
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Saturday
August
23
Bear in Heaven, Young Magic, Weeknight
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Saturday
August
23
Pagan Hellcats
The Kraken, Chapel Hill


Saturday
August
23
Honey Radar
Slim's, Raleigh


Saturday
August
23
Kiff, Blister, Motorbilly, YEA(H), Jehovah's Witness Protection Program
The Maywood, Raleigh
music in the groovo.org player: Motorbilly


Saturday
August
23
Mike Dillon, The Hot at Nights Duo, SICMaN
Pour House, Raleigh


Saturday
August
23
The Henry Millers, Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden, Supreme Fiction
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Saturday
August
23
Lions & Liars, Threads, TCAI
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Sunday
August
24
Palm Ghosts
Slim's, Raleigh


Sunday
August
24
Much Worse, Unholy Thoughts, Wriggle
Kings, Raleigh


Sunday
August
24
The Gargantuas
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Sunday
August
24
Bishop Allen, Jesse Marchant, North Elementary
Local 506, Chapel Hill
music in the groovo.org player: Bishop Allen, North Elementary


Sunday
August
24
Dirt
Pour House, Raleigh


Monday
August
25
The Clean, Boogarins
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro
All the way from New Zealand (where, coincidentally enough, it's winter), it's the Clean, who have possibly more fans per capita in the Triangle than anywhere else in North America.
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Monday
August
25
The Dawn Drapes, Anthony Neff
Pour House, Raleigh


Monday
August
25
Richie, Those Manic Seas
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Tuesday
August
26
Shabazz Palaces, Pattern is Movement
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro
I love this double bill. First you've got two burly beardy white nerds from Philly who make truly beautiful & strange art-pop. Then you've got the deep psychedelic outer-space hip-hop of Shabazz Palaces. Common denominator? They both live utterly in their own worlds.
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Tuesday
August
26
Mouth of the Architect, Set & Setting
Kings, Raleigh


Tuesday
August
26
Triplicity, This Falling Sky, Eight Bit Disaster
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Tuesday
August
26
Crocodiles, Sisu, Ghostt Bllonde
Neptunes, Raleigh


Wednesday
August
27
powertakeoff, Multicult, Sur
Nightlight, Chapel Hill


Wednesday
August
27
919Noise Showcase
Nightlight, Chapel Hill


Wednesday
August
27
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Makayan
Pour House, Raleigh


Wednesday
August
27
The Neighbors
Slim's, Raleigh


Thursday
August
28
Octopus Jones, North Elementary, Deep Ecology
Tir Na Nog, Raleigh
music in the groovo.org player: North Elementary


Thursday
August
28
T0W3RS, Flash Car, Fake Swedish
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro
Earlier today, Derek Torres of T0W3RS tweeted that he's (apparently) going to take a break from the solo shows & go back to having a HUGE BAND with him onstage. Of course, he has also spent most of this week tweeting about cucumber-lime Gatorade, so who knows what to believe.

photo: T0W3RS at the Pinhook, May 30, 2014
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Thursday
August
28
Lil Skritt
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Thursday
August
28
The Bourbons, Mutts
Pour House, Raleigh


Thursday
August
28
The Collection, Lowland Hum, Look Homeward, Sinners & Saints
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Thursday
August
28
Phononova, Eleveneven, Love Udder
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Thursday
August
28
Thrash Can, Ashley Larue, Crimson Countess, Suppressive Fire
Motorco Music Hall, Durham


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