good stuff this week
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Thursday
August
27
Screaming Females, Vacation, Solar Halos
The Pinhook, Durham
Screaming Females & Solar Halos on the same bill == maximum shred.
music in the groovo.org player: Screaming Females
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Thursday
August
27
Adam Pitts and the Pseudo Cowboys, Scoundrels Reunion, Four Founders
Pour House, Raleigh


Thursday
August
27
Social Distortion, Nikki Lane, Drag the River
The Ritz, Raleigh
Or you could just stay home & re-watch Another State of Mind.
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Thursday
August
27
Old Codger, Shadows, Squall
Slim's, Raleigh


Thursday
August
27
Pujol, Rosies
Neptunes, Raleigh


Thursday
August
27
Chit Nasty, SkyBlew, Drique London
Tir Na Nog, Raleigh


Thursday
August
27
Fake Palms, Atlantic Thrills, Concord America
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Thursday
August
27
Leisure Cruise, Ghostt Bllonde, Animal Weapon
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Thursday
August
27
Newman, Benny Okoto, KO, Jakeem
Kings, Raleigh


Thursday
August
27
Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves, Almost People, The Record Collection, Gainsay, Pink Drinks
Motorco Music Hall, Durham


Friday
August
28
Iris DeMent, Pieta Brown
Carolina Theatre, Durham


Friday
August
28
John Howie, Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff, S.C.O.T.S., Neil Diamond All-Stars, Chicken Wire Gang
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro
This is the first night of the annual Be Loud! Sophie Foundation fundraiser.

photo: John Howie, Jr, and the Rosewood Bluff - The Casbah, Durham, Dec 18, 2010
music in the groovo.org player: S.C.O.T.S.
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Friday
August
28
Antique Hearts, Bobby Bryson & Co., The Quarry, Alexandra Scott
Pour House, Raleigh


Friday
August
28
5th Year Anniversary / Coverup Encore
Kings, Raleigh
To celebrate five years in their current location, the folks at Kings have invited back three of the most talked-about bands from this year's CoverUp: Fleetwood Mac, Television, and The Whom.
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Friday
August
28
Sean Thomas Gerard, Turkish Gold Standard, Happy Abandon
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Friday
August
28
Josh Moore, Dead Tongues
The Pinhook, Durham
Ryan Gustafson relocated to Asheville a little bit ago, so appearances by him & his band the Dead Tongues are rare & should be savored.
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Friday
August
28
Nathan Arizona and the New Mexicans, Juju Guru
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Friday
August
28
Holland Bros, Sean Kiely
The Kraken, Chapel Hill


Saturday
August
29
The Veldt, Dillon Fence, Preeesh!
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro
This is the second evening of this year's fundraiser for the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation. There's also an afternoon show featuring a Girls Rock NC group, a couple of other bands of young people, and a miscellany of other things.
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Saturday
August
29
Horizontal Hold, The Francis Vertigo, Knurr and Spell
The Kraken, Chapel Hill
Weather's starting to cool off, making the porch at the Kraken ever more inviting. Indie rock + cicadas + peepers FTW.
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Saturday
August
29
Drunken Prayer, The Trash Hats, Deadly Lo-Fi
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Saturday
August
29
The Good Life, Big Harp
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Saturday
August
29
Ellis Dyson and the Shambles, The Magnolia Collective
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Saturday
August
29
Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands, Megan Jean and the KFB
Southland Ballroom, Raleigh
RIYL hats. Corsetry and hats. Accordions and ukeleles. Or bands that seem like they might have accordions & ukeleles even if they don't.
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Saturday
August
29
As Oceans, Verse Vica, The Seduction, Polygons
The Maywood, Raleigh


Saturday
August
29
Kylesa, Burnt Books
Motorco Music Hall, Durham
music in the groovo.org player: Kylesa


Saturday
August
29
Juan Huevos, Play Play, Angi3, Corina Corina
The Pinhook, Durham
music in the groovo.org player: Juan Huevos


Saturday
August
29
Yesterday's Saints, Knightmare, Rapheumet's Well
Pour House, Raleigh


Saturday
August
29
Breakers, The Color Exchange, Weird Pennies of Raleigh, The Young Cardinals
Kings, Raleigh


Saturday
August
29
Porch Light Apothecary, Roger Troy Smith and the Red Engine
The Station, Carrboro


Saturday
August
29
ElecTrick LadyLand, Veronica V, Flimsy
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Sunday
August
30
Harrison Ford Mustang, Permanent Makeup, Tegucigalpan
Nightlight, Chapel Hill


Sunday
August
30
The Cry, Lost Element, Richard Bacchus & the Luckiest Girls
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


photo: Richard Bacchus & the Luckiest Girls, The Pinhook, April 30, 2009


Sunday
August
30
Young Sean Young, Poweshiek, Snow Panda
The Pinhook, Durham


Sunday
August
30
Withered, Order of the Owl, Bvnnies
The Maywood, Raleigh


Monday
August
31
Earth, Holy Sons
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro
In retrospect, the bigger problem with the last Earth album, Primitive and Deadly, may have been the lack of cello, rather than the addition of mostly terrible vocals. Because there weren't any terrible vocals last time they came through town, but there also wasn't any cello, and the show suffered for its absence.

Someone from their label sent me a copy of the Holy Sons album weeks ago, and I still haven't found time to listen to it. Maybe now is the time. I'll update this post if I do.
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Monday
August
31
Southview, Boulders, Sibannac, 49 Short
Pour House, Raleigh


Monday
August
31
Oscar, Plan B
The Pinhook, Durham


Monday
August
31
The River Otters, Ohioan
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Monday
August
31
Moon Honey, M is We, Rothschild
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Tuesday
September
1
Cryptic Hymn, Tyranny Enthroned
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Wednesday
September
2
Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess, Gmish Klezmer Band
Nightlight, Chapel Hill


Wednesday
September
2
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, John Moreland
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Wednesday
September
2
Ragana, Severed Fingers, Bad Friends, Matthew Paul Butler, John Chares Dwyer
The Pinhook, Durham


Thursday
September
3
The Space Merchants, Absent Lovers
Slim's, Raleigh


Thursday
September
3
Kendra Foster
Pour House, Raleigh
This is another edition of "Caramel City," presented by 9th Wonder and the Art of Cool Project.
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Thursday
September
3
Seryn
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Thursday
September
3
Free the Optimus, Defacto Thezpian, Tuscon, Jrusalam
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Thursday
September
3
Trevor Hall, Tubby Love
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro


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