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Saturday
April
18
Mac McCaughan, William Tyler, Ex Hex
Chaz's Bull City Records, Durham
This year for Record Store Day, Chaz has teamed up with WXDU and Merge Records to throw a free outdoor show, with Mac McCaughan, Ex Hex, and William Tyler, between 3 and 6 pm on the Saturday that is Record Store Day. Watch in person, or listen to the live broadcast at 88.7 FM or wxdu.org.

photo: William Tyler, Hopscotch, Sept 2011
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Saturday
April
18
Mac McCaughan, Loamlands, The Human Eyes, The Love Language
Central Park, Durham
This is *another* outdoor show, sponsored in part by Merge Records. This one celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Counter Culture Coffee.

photo: The Love Language - Local 506, May 1, 2009
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Saturday
April
18
The Choir, Michael Roe
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Saturday
April
18
ACME
Motorco Music Hall, Durham
Our friend Dan Ruccia previewed this show & profiled composer Caroline Shaw for this week's Indy.
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Saturday
April
18
Body + Instrument
The Carrack, Durham
"Body + Instrument" is two evenings of informal performances consisting of collaborative, improvised meetings between artists working with the body and artists working with a musical instrument.

BODY + INSTRUMENT # 2
April 18th at THE CARRACK MODERN ART in Durham:
8pm
cie. Marie Lenfant (France), Ginger Wagg + Crowmeat Bob (NC)
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Saturday
April
18
Aer, Jez Dior, Packy
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro


Saturday
April
18
The Fifth, Poor Man's Fame, MoDenA
The Maywood, Raleigh
music in the groovo.org player: MoDenA


Saturday
April
18
Kelly Howerton, Gratiot Lake Road
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Saturday
April
18
Driver, August
Pour House, Raleigh


Saturday
April
18
King Parrot, Born Hollow, Dogs Eyes
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Saturday
April
18
Las Rosas, Acid Chaperone
Slim's, Raleigh


Saturday
April
18
Civil Twilight, Flagship
Kings, Raleigh


Saturday
April
18
Tankk, See No Weevil
The Kraken, Chapel Hill


Saturday
April
18
Echo the Aftermath, E. N. Burton Group
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh
This is the later (10pm) show of the evening.
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Sunday
April
19
Six String Drag, Richard Bacchus & the Luckiest Girls, The Bleeding Hearts, The Ts, The Duets
Lincoln Theater, Raleigh
This is a benefit for a 7-year-old who was diagnosed with leukemia last month. Here's the full lineup:

3:00 Morning Glory
3:35 Be the Moon
4:05 Tad Walters
4:40 The Duets
5:35 6 String Drag
6:45 Dwight Hawkins
7:15 Prose of Khan
8:00 Jeffro & Friends
9:00 Bleeding Hearts do KISS
10:00 Richard Bacchus & the Luckiest Girls
11:00 The Tís


photo: Richard Bacchus & the Luckiest Girls, The Pinhook, April 30, 2009
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Sunday
April
19
Stephane Wrembel, The Onyx Club Boys
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Sunday
April
19
I Am the Albatross, Inside Voices, Sam Brown, Menteur
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Sunday
April
19
Kollin Baer, Hardworker
Motorco Music Hall, Durham


Sunday
April
19
Maid Myriad, The Fine Constant, Mosquito Legs
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Monday
April
20
Zeke Graves, Sam Moss, The Carolina Panthers
Nightlight, Chapel Hill


Monday
April
20
Deep Sleeper, Dead Girls, Weird Pennies of Raleigh
Neptunes, Raleigh


Monday
April
20
Mindscar, Ulcer, Pathogenesis
The Cave, Chapel Hill
Another Monday night when those hardworkers at Primitive Ways are promoting two metal shows in two different cities. Mindscar are from Florida & Ulcer are from Poland. Death metal. Yep.
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Monday
April
20
Etiolated, RBT, The Hag
Pour House, Raleigh
The other Primitive Ways show this evening -- three locals. Three weird locals.
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Monday
April
20
Suppressive Fire, Regress, Hot Basic
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Monday
April
20
All People, Echo Courts
Slim's, Raleigh


Tuesday
April
21
Obnox, Flash Wands, Winston Facials
Duke Coffeehouse, Durham
OBNOX!! Bim puts on the best show you'd ever want to see, *and* you get the crazed wall-of-sound freakout that is Winston Facials, plus Flash Wands, who share 100% of their members with Flesh Wounds. This show is sponsored by WXDU and it's going to be flat-out nuts.

photo: Obnox - Hopscotch 2014
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Tuesday
April
21
Artillery, Striker, VX36, Dahlmers Realm
Pour House, Raleigh
Add the Pour House to the list of venues to check regularly for random metal shows, I guess. Artillery were an early-90s Danish thrash metal band who broke up in '93. They've been back together for a few years. Their current vocalist is operatic without being absurd, so I'm not that into it.

Striker are from Alberta. They're NWOBHM-inflected thrash & they're a lot sillier, it would seem, than Artillery -- in a good way.
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Tuesday
April
21
Love and Valor, This Frontier Needs Heroes
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Tuesday
April
21
Thornbro, The Koolest, No9to5
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Wednesday
April
22
Sleater-Kinney, THEESatisfaction
The Ritz, Raleigh
It's the middle of April and I still haven't heard another album that comes anywhere close to unseating Sleater-Kinney's "No Cities To Love" from my #1 of 2015 slot.
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Wednesday
April
22
Rod Abernethy, Steve Howell, Caroline Mamoulides
Neptunes, Raleigh
Another in Rod Abernethy's ongoing "Songs from Downstairs" series.
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Wednesday
April
22
Doom Asylum, Ami Dang, Earthly, Eyes Low, Gigi Alien
Nightlight, Chapel Hill
Doom Asylum are part of a growing lo-tech/analogue/live synth scene happening in Chapel Hill -- they make semi-urgent/ominous synthetic music that's beat-driven but maybe too nervous to really dance to.
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Wednesday
April
22
The Dear Old Blighties, Nathan Arizona and the New Mexicans
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Wednesday
April
22
Hope for Agoldensummer, The Tender Fruit
The Pinhook, Durham


photo: The Tender Fruit - The Pinhook, Durham, May 2, 2009


Wednesday
April
22
Wild Child, Cottontail
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Wednesday
April
22
Guster, Kishi Bashi
Lincoln Theater, Raleigh


Wednesday
April
22
Hearts and Daggers, This Frontier Needs Heroes
Slim's, Raleigh


photo: Hearts and Daggers - Cat's Cradle - Feb 17, 2007
music in the groovo.org player: Hearts and Daggers


Wednesday
April
22
Antoine Dufour, Craig D'Andrea
Pour House, Raleigh


Wednesday
April
22
Jarabe de Palo, Los Hollywood, Bocanegra
Motorco Music Hall, Durham


Thursday
April
23
Jimmy Webb, Karla Bonoff
Carolina Theatre, Durham
Jimmy Webb wrote the greatest song ever written, "Wichita Lineman," as well as an absurdly long list of other hits, including "MacArthur Park." He has written extensively about the craft of songwriting, and was around when the center of gravity of American Popular Song shifted from New York to LA. He has seen it all, basically.
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Thursday
April
23
Jeff Rosenstock, Chumped, Almost People
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Thursday
April
23
Frank Fairfield
The Pinhook, Durham
If you like high starched collars, you'll love Frank Fairfield.
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Thursday
April
23
The Bronzed Chorus, Goodbye, Titan, Nest Egg
Tir Na Nog, Raleigh


Thursday
April
23
SOON, Midnight Plus One, Heaven
Slim's, Raleigh
SOON is a local supergroup featuring members of Bitter Resolve and the Love Language. They sound kind of like a cross between Bitter Resolve and the Love Language. Which works, actually, quite well.
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Thursday
April
23
Bvnnies, Witch Tit, Shroud Eater
The Maywood, Raleigh
Shroud Eater = nice & sludgy stoner metal from Miami. Plus two fairly new locals.
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Thursday
April
23
Melissa Swingle, David Dondero, The Dear Old Blighties
Nightlight, Chapel Hill


Thursday
April
23
Family and Friends, The Collection
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Thursday
April
23
Clyde's on Fire, Christiane
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Thursday
April
23
Bear Girl, Iselia, Pretend Surprise, Youth League
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


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