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Saturday
December
20
Chatham County Line
Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw
It's the annual Chatham County Line holiday electric tour.
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Saturday
December
20
Jeff Hart & the Ghosts of the Old North State, The Banana Seats
The Kraken, Chapel Hill


Saturday
December
20
Backsliders, Debonzo Brothers
Pour House, Raleigh
The return of the almighty Backsliders is one of the best pieces of music news to happen in the past 24 months.
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Saturday
December
20
Beloved Binge, Rogue Band of Youth, The Rungs, The Shelles
The Cave, Chapel Hill
Beloved Binge are back!

photo: Beloved Binge - Ringside - Troika Music Festival 2006
music in the groovo.org player: Beloved Binge
video(s) on their page(s): Beloved Binge
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Saturday
December
20
The Wusses, The Beauty Operators
Motorco Music Hall, Durham
This year the Wusses have opted to spend New Year's Eve on a pontoon boat cruise to parts unknown, so they're paying their annual holiday visit to MotorCo a week or two early.

photo: The Wusses debut, Kings Cover-Up, December 2004
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Saturday
December
20
The Balsa Gliders, Taylor Leonhardt
Kings, Raleigh


Saturday
December
20
Flimsy, American Crush, Sons of Mung
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Sunday
December
21
Big Fat Gap
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Sunday
December
21
Lebrown and Casper, Cosmoe, Low Key Life
Nightlight, Chapel Hill


Sunday
December
21
Celestogramme, Lilac Shadows
The Pinhook, Durham
This is the very first show for Celestogramme, the new project from Amanda Lindsey, who used to be the primary voice in Violet Vector and the Lovely Lovelies. Celestogramme kind of picks up on the fuzzed-guitar psych vibe of VVLL's second EP, and kicks up the heaviness a notch or three.
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Sunday
December
21
Bitter Resolve, Transportation, Scribblin', Beau Bennett
Local 506, Chapel Hill
This is a Toys for Tots benefit concert, and it also marks the first show for Transportation in what seems like years.

photo: Bitter Resolve - Bull City Metal Fest 2012
music in the groovo.org player: Transportation
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Monday
December
22
Medicated Sunfish
Pour House, Raleigh


Monday
December
22
Grohg, Funeralbloom, Weathered
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Tuesday
December
23
Slowriter, Rookie of the Year, Hot Water and the Bone
Pour House, Raleigh


Thursday
December
25
Terry Anderson, Olympic Ass Kicking Team
Pour House, Raleigh
If I recall correctly, Terry Anderson's birthday is on Christmas, and this is how he celebrates getting half as many presents as the rest of us.
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