good stuff this week
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Thu-Fri
October
30-31
Sylvan Esso, Flock of Dimes
Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw
These have been sold out for quite some time now.
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Friday
October
31
Pallbearer, Tombs, Vattnet Viskar, Solar Halos
Local 506, Chapel Hill
Pallbearer put out my favorite album of 2012 -- not bad for the debut album of a young band from Little Rock. This year's followup is in many ways more ambitious, but for me it falls short a little bit, just in the sense that it's not as elegiac as the first one. Plus the guitars are so downtuned & distorted that they cross the line, for me, from funeral doom to sludge.

Nevertheless, I'm still willing to brave Chapel Hill Halloween mayhem to get to see them live again.
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Friday
October
31
Watsky, Kyle, Anderson .Paak
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro


Friday
October
31
Rocket, Janzig, Walpyrgus
The Pinhook, Durham
Rocket is what the Bronzed Chorus were called this week by Tir na nOg for their Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream tribute gig, so for consistency's sake I'm leaving it like that for this repeat performance at the Pinhook.
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Friday
October
31
Old Codger, The Royal Nites, Snake & the Plisskens
Slim's, Raleigh


Friday
October
31
Neon Hitch, The Last Year, Carmen and Camille
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Friday
October
31
Kitty Box & the Johnnys, Dexter Romweber, Blood Red River
The Kraken, Chapel Hill


photo: Dexter Romweber
music in the groovo.org player: Dexter Romweber, Blood Red River


Friday
October
31
Jonin, Enemy In Disguise, Majesteria
The Maywood, Raleigh


Saturday
November
1
Andrew Kasab, Kitty Box & the Johnnys, Jick Winslow, Tokyo Rosenthal, Teacup Gin
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro


Saturday
November
1
Meridian, The Hem of His Garment, Felt Battery
Nightlight, Chapel Hill


photo: The Hem of His Garment, Chaz's Bull City Records, July 31, 2006


Saturday
November
1
Necrocosm, Grooms of the Stool, Anamorph
The Maywood, Raleigh


Saturday
November
1
Chip Shearin
Motorco Music Hall, Durham


Saturday
November
1
Gray Young, Tone, Static is a City
Kings, Raleigh
Gray Young have emerged from their uncharacteristic hibernation, presumably with a batch of new songs.
music in the groovo.org player: Gray Young
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Saturday
November
1
Phononova, The Bastages
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Saturday
November
1
Motion Pictures, Treefunk
Pour House, Raleigh


Saturday
November
1
Belle Adair, Wool, Justin Ellis
Slim's, Raleigh


Saturday
November
1
The Fifth, 21st Century Goliath, Motrendus
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Saturday
November
1
Mystery Hillbillies, Radar's Clowns of Sedation
The Kraken, Chapel Hill


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