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Friday
May
22
Eight Bit Disaster, D & D Sluggers, Professor Shyguy, SkyBlew, The Last Word Benders
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Friday
May
22
Ufomammut, Usnea, Make
Kings, Raleigh
Ufomammut are a space/doom band from Italy; all my metal friends have been salivating over this show on Facebook for at least the past six weeks.
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Friday
May
22
Zoltar's Fortune, Robert Griffin, Luke McMahan
The Kraken, Chapel Hill


Friday
May
22
Bears in the City, The Color Exchange, Happy Abandon
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Friday
May
22
Lost Trail, Felt Battery, 1970s Film Stock
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Friday
May
22
Jeff Sipe Trio, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Michael Bellar
Pour House, Raleigh


Friday
May
22
Thick Modine, The Nude Party
Motorco Music Hall, Durham


Saturday
May
23
Twilighter
The Station, Carrboro


photo: Twilighter - The Cave - August 18, 2007


Saturday
May
23
Mac McCaughan, Flesh Wounds
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro
I really enjoyed hearing some of the tunes from Mac's new solo album, Non-Believers, when he played a solo electric set at Chaz's Bull City Records for Record Store Day. Thanks to our friends at NYCTaper, you can hear that set here.

For this tour, Mac is traveling with those batshit crazy Chapel Hill garage punx Flesh Wounds -- they're opening, but they're also Mac's backing band for a portion of his set. So if you thought the record was a wee bit pedestrian for your tastes . . . that shouldn't be a problem at this show.


photo: Flesh Wounds - Nightlight - Dec 9, 2011
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Saturday
May
23
Del tha Funky Homosapien, SkyBlew
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro


Saturday
May
23
Phobia, Old Codger
The Maywood, Raleigh


Saturday
May
23
Jackson Scott, Less Western, Astro Cowboy
Kings, Raleigh


Saturday
May
23
North Elementary, Corey Pallon Band, The Wyrms
Local 506, Chapel Hill
The Wyrms are the new fuzz-heavy reincarnation of the Carrboro band Rogue Band of Youth. I've only heard one song so far, but it's a heavy psych doozy.
music in the groovo.org player: North Elementary
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Saturday
May
23
The Eno Mountain Boys, Piedmont Regulators
The Pinhook, Durham


Saturday
May
23
Octopus Jones, Sleepwalkers
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Saturday
May
23
Milagro Saints, Mudbone's Blues Review
The Kraken, Chapel Hill


Saturday
May
23
Youth League, Chris Hendricks Band
Pour House, Raleigh


Sunday
May
24
Jack the Radio, Octopus Jones, Triplicity
Pour House, Raleigh
This is Pour House soundman Jac Cain's favorite thing: a 1pm Sunday matinee, after a late Saturday night. This is a video shoot for a show called The Setlist.
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Sunday
May
24
74th Birthday Tribute to Bob Dylan
Kings, Raleigh
I guess they're calling this "Time Out of Mind." It's kind of a local all-star event -- here are some of the folks expected to appear:

Rod Abernethy
Peter Holsapple
Rob Ladd
Robert Sledge
Terry Anderson
Mike Connell, Doug McMillan and Mike Ayers of the Connells
Steve Howell, Chip Robinson and Greg Rice of the
Backsliders Robert Kirkland
John Custer
Jeff Hart
Jon Heames
Bo Taylor
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Sunday
May
24
Acid Chaperone, Dim Delights, Great Bedroom
Neptunes, Raleigh
Acid Chaperone are a new-ish Raleigh band -- kinda steamrolling heavy psych. They're playing Hopscotch this year -- impressive since this would appear to be only their third Raleigh show.
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Sunday
May
24
Geographer, Empires, Idlehands
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Sunday
May
24
Blueprint, Supastition, Cesar Comanche, K-Hill, Defacto Thezpian
Pour House, Raleigh


Sunday
May
24
Tyler Thigpen, Stolen Reputation, James Garland
Motorco Music Hall, Durham


Sunday
May
24
The Psychedelic Furs, Black English
Lincoln Theater, Raleigh
Oh, the Psychedelic Furs. "Talk Talk Talk" is a bona fide early 80s classic. It also came out 34 years ago. Good lord.
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Sunday
May
24
Jay Alm
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Monday
May
25
Shivery Shakes, The Charming Youngsters, Seabreeze Diner
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Monday
May
25
The Sideshow Tragedy
Pour House, Raleigh


Monday
May
25
Melt-Banana, Hot Nerds, Clang Quartet
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro
I have seen Melt Banana 3-4 times, and it's kinda always the same, but it's also kinda always brilliant. Don't forget that part.

photo: Clang Quartet - Local 506, Chapel Hill - July 3, 2006
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Monday
May
25
Carolina Story, Stephen Chandler Wilson
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Tuesday
May
26
Shilpa Ray, Jason Kutchma, Stray Owls
Local 506, Chapel Hill
Shilpa Ray makes total gutsy balls-out rocknroll & she frequently does so while playing the harmonium. She has opened for Nick Cave (a lot). At her album release party in NYC this weekend, James Chance is opening for her. Yep.
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Tuesday
May
26
Chrome Scene, Ace Henderson, Arson Daily
Pour House, Raleigh


Tuesday
May
26
Gloom, Bereft, Heron
Slim's, Raleigh


Tuesday
May
26
Victor Florence
The Cave, Chapel Hill


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
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
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


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