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Thursday
April
24
Dan Croll, Panama Wedding
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Thursday
April
24
High Spirits, Widow, Colossus
Slim's, Raleigh
Chris Black is from Chicago, and he specializes in making metal bands that pay loving tribute to specific styles/eras of metal. His band Dawnbringer is an amazing NWOBHM throwback, and High Spirits is (more or less) his homage to 80s hair/glam metal.

He records & plays pretty much everything on the records himself, but he puts together a band when he plays live, so this should be the real deal.


photo: Colossus - Local 506 - August 21, 2008
music in the groovo.org player: Colossus
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Thursday
April
24
Turchi, Mark Holland
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Thursday
April
24
Jonas Sees in Color, Headfirst for Halos, Almost People
Motorco Music Hall, Durham


Thursday
April
24
David B. Dollar, The Vineyard
Tir Na Nog, Raleigh


Thursday
April
24
Fields of Mars, Houda Idrissi
The Pinhook, Durham


Thursday
April
24
William Fitzsimmons, Leif Vollebekk
Pour House, Raleigh


Thursday
April
24
Supreme Fiction, Aloud, Strange Faces
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Thursday
April
24
The Record, Waking April, Bears in the City
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Thursday
April
24
Infinity Shred, Away Msg, j.ji
Kings, Raleigh


Thursday
April
24
Vannevar, Dan and Rachel
The Kraken, Chapel Hill


Fri-Sat
April
25-26
Art of Cool Festival
various downtown venues, Durham
This is the inaugural outing for Durham's own Art of Cool Festival, an ambitious 2-day festival celebrating the intersection of jazz and contemporary beat-based music. A complete lineup & schedule can be found at their website.
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Friday
April
25
Jon Langford
CAM, Raleigh
This is an evening with Jon Langford, longtime Mekons frontman who is now just about as well known for his visual art as he is for his rock-n-roll-n-punk-n-country. He'll be showing off both talents here tonight.
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Friday
April
25
Government Flu, Red Death, Holder's Scar, Skemata
Nice Price Books, Raleigh
Punk shows at Nice Price are all ages & start sometime between 7 and 9 or 10 or whatever. Skemata are a brutal new metal/hardcore crossover band from Raleigh. Government Flu are here all the way from Poland.
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Friday
April
25
Chuck Ragan and the Camaraderie, Jonny Two Bags
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro


Friday
April
25
Jimbo Mathus, Fantastico
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro
Jimbo Mathus used to be one of the primary members of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, but in the years since their demise he has immersed himself much more deeply in the delta blues.
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Friday
April
25
Made to Break
Kings, Raleigh
Made to Break is a new ensemble led by modern-day saxophone titan Ken Vandermark and featuring Tim Daisy, Christof Kurzmann and Jasper Stadhouders.
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Friday
April
25
The Polish Ambassador, Wild Light, Saqi, Ayla Nereo
Pour House, Raleigh


Friday
April
25
River City Ransom, The Hell No, Vannevar, Chris Lazarek
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Friday
April
25
The Old Laws, Blanco Diablo
The Maywood, Raleigh


Friday
April
25
The Charming Youngsters, Aloud, Needle Points, Wharves
Slim's, Raleigh


Friday
April
25
Phatlynx
The Kraken, Chapel Hill


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