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Tue-Fri
September
27-30
IBMA Bluegrass Ramble Showcase
Multiple Venues, Raleigh
Downtown Raleigh again plays host to the IBMA World of Bluegrass, or whatever they call it. A lot of it happens at the convention center, and at some central stages. But they also take over quite a few clubs at night, which is the portion called the Bluegrass Ramble. You can view a schedule here.
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Friday
September
30
Jim Lauderdale
ArtsCenter, Carrboro


Friday
September
30
Tashi Dorji, Shane Parish
The Shed, Durham
Dorji & Parish are both "out" guitarists from up near Asheville; they released an album of duets called "Expecting" earlier this year.
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Friday
September
30
Hectorina, The Wyrms, Brett Harris
Duke Coffeehouse, Durham


Friday
September
30
Real Estate, EZTV
Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw


Friday
September
30
Dirty Remnantz, Colossus, Hayvyn, Knightmare
Slim's, Raleigh


photo: Colossus - Local 506 - August 21, 2008
music in the groovo.org player: Colossus


Friday
September
30
Swift Creek, Hank Pattie & the Current
Kings, Raleigh


Friday
September
30
Kishi Bashi, Twain
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro


Friday
September
30
Paper Dolls, NiKOL, Stammerings
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Friday
September
30
Mad Skillz, DJ Lonnie B
Motorco Music Hall, Durham
Per the website, "Growing Up In The 90's: The Best of 90's Hip Hop & R&B -- SolKitchen and The Art of Cool Project Present Mad Skillz & DJ Lonnie B"
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Friday
September
30
TreeHouse
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Friday
September
30
McLovins, Groove Fetish
Pour House, Raleigh


Friday
September
30
Six Shots Later, The Second After, The Eno Mountain Boys, The Water Between
The Maywood, Raleigh


Friday
September
30
The Plate Scrapers, Kate Rhudy
The Station, Carrboro


Friday
September
30
Twilighter, Slomo Dingo
The Kraken, Chapel Hill


photo: Twilighter - The Cave - August 18, 2007


Saturday
October
1
Varipop Festival
Spectre Arts, Durham
Jointly presented by the Shed & Spectre Arts, this is a remarkably wide-ranging & eclectic daylong festival of local musicians. Here's the lineup as of now:

SPECTRE STAGE (OUTDOORS)

2:00 Beauty World
2:45 Africa Unplugged
3:45 Lonnie Walker
4:30 Charming Youngsters
5:15 Ernest Turner
6:15 Katharine Whalen
7:00 D-Town Brass Band
8:00 Knives of Spain
8:45 Trandle
9:30 Big Spider's Back
10:15 Zoocru

AFTERPARTY (The Shed)

11:15 Away MSG
12:00 Oak City Slums
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Saturday
October
1
Mary Gauthier, Eliza Gilkyson, Gretchen Peters
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Saturday
October
1
Six String Drag, Maldora
Pour House, Raleigh


Saturday
October
1
Town Mountain
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro


Saturday
October
1
Well Respected Men, Jeff Hart & the Ghosts of the Old North State
The Kraken, Chapel Hill


Saturday
October
1
Gross Reality, Final Sign, Everthrone, Bloodwritten
The Maywood, Raleigh


Saturday
October
1
Safe Word, Machinegun Earl, Like No Tomorrow
Slim's, Raleigh


Sunday
October
2
Regatta 69, Konrad Kuechenmeister, Spectacles, High & Mighties, Sibannac
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro
This is an early (5pm) ska matinee.
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Sunday
October
2
The Wusses, A/V Geeks
Kings, Raleigh
It's head A/V Geek Skip's birthday! This is his birthday party! It will be bizarre, if it's anything like any/every other party of Skip's that I ever attended. This is a good thing. Also it starts at 6pm because none of us are as young as we used to be. Especially not Skip, given that this is his birthday party.

photo: The Wusses debut, Kings Cover-Up, December 2004
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Sunday
October
2
Russian Circles, Helms Alee
Motorco Music Hall, Durham


Sunday
October
2
Jordan Esker & the Hundred Percent, Dragmatic, Raid the Quarry
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Sunday
October
2
Jooselord, Oak City Slums, Mighty Gappa, Fugo, Tennis Rodman
Neptunes, Raleigh


Sunday
October
2
Layzie Bone, Mo Thugs, Justus, Rico Swain, Shame
Pour House, Raleigh


Monday
October
3
St. Vitus, The Skull, Witch Mountain, Demon Eye
Kings, Raleigh
Killer metal show with four bands in Raleigh: Must be a Monday night.
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Monday
October
3
Band of Skulls, Mothers
Motorco Music Hall, Durham


Monday
October
3
Nick Hook, Nadus, PlayPlay
The Pinhook, Durham


Monday
October
3
Nada Surf, Amber Arcades
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro


Monday
October
3
David Ryan Harris, Gabe Dixon
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Tuesday
October
4
Disturbed, Chevelle, Nothing More
Raleigh Amphitheater, Raleigh


Tuesday
October
4
Legendary Pink Dots, Orbit Service
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Tuesday
October
4
Bishop/Ruccia Duo
The Carrack, Durham
This month's Carrack FIT features a pairing that once could have been commonplace, but is now extra special: The Jeb Bishop/Dan Ruccia Duo. Trombonist Jeb Bishop came up in Raleigh, moved to Chicago for AGES & AGES, relocated back to Chapel Hill a year or two ago, but recently left again for the Northeast. Nice that he takes the time to jam when he's back in town.
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Tuesday
October
4
And the Kids, Palm, SMLH
Kings, Raleigh


Tuesday
October
4
Honne, Max Frost
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Tuesday
October
4
Nick Hook, Mighty Mouze, nDEEP, Nadus
Neptunes, Raleigh


Wednesday
October
5
Rod Abernethy, David Burney
Neptunes, Raleigh


Wednesday
October
5
Elephant Revival, Ben Sollee
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro


Wednesday
October
5
Gangstagrass, Kamara Thomas & The Night Drivers
Motorco Music Hall, Durham


Wednesday
October
5
Palm, And the Kids, Museum Mouth
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Wednesday
October
5
Eddie Taylor, Reese McHenry, Josh Feierman
Pour House, Raleigh


Wednesday
October
5
Electric 6, In the Whale
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Wednesday
October
5
Richie & Rosie, Andy Bopp, June Star
The Station, Carrboro


Wednesday
October
5
The Futurebirds, The High Divers
The Pinhook, Durham


Wednesday
October
5
Svetlanas, Gash, Kiff
The Maywood, Raleigh


Thursday
October
6
Anthony Hamilton, Lalah Hathaway, Eric Benet
Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham
Charlotte native Anthony Hamilton is a huge name in R&B, but he found a whole new level of internet fame when he serenaded a goat. It was a pretty fine goat.
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Thursday
October
6
Yuna, Nylo
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Thursday
October
6
Sam Kulik and the Broadcast
The Shed, Durham


Thursday
October
6
Taking Back Sunday, You Blew It!, Mammoth Indigo
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro


Thursday
October
6
Gunwale, Tonight at Noon
Neptunes, Raleigh


Thursday
October
6
Arrow Beach, Lazy Circle
The Station, Carrboro


Thursday
October
6
Astronautalis, Ceschi, Factor Chandelier
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Thursday
October
6
Will Overman, Kate Rhudy, MKR
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Thursday
October
6
Blitzen Trapper, Kacy and Clayton
Motorco Music Hall, Durham
music in the groovo.org player: Blitzen Trapper


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