good stuff this week


Tuesday
July
23
Carly Rae Jepsen, Phoebe Ryan
The Ritz, Raleigh


Tuesday
July
23
Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Amos Lee
NC Museum of Art, Raleigh


Tuesday
July
23
Racket Man
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Tuesday
July
23
Fiction, Our Blue Lights, Stranded Bandits
The Night Rider, Raleigh



Tuesday
July
23
Haunted Like Human, Love and Valor, Arielle Bryant
Arcana, Durham


Tuesday
July
23
Jake La Botz, Charles Latham
Pour House, Raleigh



Wednesday
July
24
Hiss Golden Messenger, H. C. McEntire, The Mountain Goats
Carolina Theatre, Durham
This kicks off the grand festival celebrating thirty years of Merge Records. From here the party shifts to MotorCo (later Wednesday night) and then to the Cat's Cradle for the rest of the weekend.

photo: Hiss Golden Messenger, The Pinhook, June 2012
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Wednesday
July
24
Bettye LaVette
ArtsCenter, Carrboro


Wednesday
July
24
David Israel, Shortcuts, Michael Venutolo-Mantovani
The Cave, Chapel Hill



Wednesday
July
24
Teyana Taylor
The Ritz, Raleigh


Wednesday
July
24
Smoke From All the Friction, Petite Celine, Wolf & Moon, John Foley
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Wednesday
July
24
Rock*A*Teens, Escape-ism
Motorco Music Hall, Durham
This is the opening-night [after]party for the MRG30 festival, celebrating THIRTY YEARS of Merge Records.
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Wednesday
July
24
Mephiskapheles, The Ghost of Saturday Nite
Pour House, Raleigh


Thu-Sat
July
25-27
MRG30
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro
This is it, the 30th Anniversary of the founding of Merge Records. Some of the bands performing at the Cradle (big room or back room) Thu - Sat include (but are not limited to):

Swearin'
Lambchop
Sacred Paws
Fucked Up
Little Scream
Fruit Bats
Superchunk
William Tyler
Telekinesis
Imperial Teen
A Giant Dog
Wye Oak
Titus Andronicus
Destroyer
Sneaks
Spider Bags
Gauche
Waxahatchee
Ibibio Sound Machine
Torres
Ex Hex
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Thursday
July
25
Eric B & Rakim
The Ritz, Raleigh


Thursday
July
25
Eduardo's Noche Flamenca
Arcana, Durham


Thursday
July
25
The Pinkerton Raid, Hardworker, Stray Local
Pour House, Raleigh


Thursday
July
25
The Stone Eye, Magma Opus, Inanimus
Slim's, Raleigh



Thursday
July
25
The High Divers, Matt Phillips, The Yardarm
Local 506, Chapel Hill



Friday
July
26
Aaron Mills Project
Rhythms Live Music Hall, Durham
Funk and Jazz Friday (or so they say)
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Friday
July
26
The Twos, The Dapper Conspiracy
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Friday
July
26
The Wiley Fosters
Arcana, Durham


Friday
July
26
Oroboro, Black Surfer, VIA
Slim's, Raleigh


Friday
July
26
Vassal, Quadrant
Nightlight, Chapel Hill



Friday
July
26
Byzantine, Gross Reality, Into the Deep
The Maywood, Raleigh


Friday
July
26
Julia, Coomassie Bloo, Mattie and the Masters
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Friday
July
26
Finding Feebas, Velvet Sky
The Station, Carrboro


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