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Thursday
February
11
Blitz the Ambassador
Motorco Music Hall, Durham
Blitz is a Ghanaian-American MC who cites Public Enemy and Fela as equal influences; he'll be backed by a 7-piece band. This show is presented by Duke Performances.
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Thursday
February
11
Colin Hay
Carolina Theatre, Durham
Best known to people of my generation as the frontman for Men at Work, although at this point he's recorded something like 3 times as many solo albums as there were Men at Work albums.
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Thursday
February
11
Flagship Romance
Slim's, Raleigh


Thursday
February
11
Pell, Chaz French, Well$
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Thursday
February
11
Young Yonder, Barren Graves, Seabreeze Diner
Pour House, Raleigh


Thursday
February
11
Community Center, Joe Romeo, Cameron Stenger
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Thursday
February
11
Big Eyes
Neptunes, Raleigh


Thursday
February
11
Summer Wars, Magnolia, Clever Measures
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Friday
February
12
Austin Piazzolla Quintet
The Shed, Durham
Per the Shed: "The Austin Piazzolla Quintet specializes in the music of the late Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla as well as original nuevo tango compositions. Founded by James Anderson (violin), the APQ has been performing to captivated audiences since 2009. With Jonathan Geer (piano), Mike Maddux (accordion, bandoneon), Tony Rogers (cello), and Pat Harris (bass), all from diverse musical backgrounds, the band continues the tradition of nuevo tango through intense live shows which feature unique arrangements of Piazzolla’s compositions, innovative original works, and fiery improvisation."

Remember when WXYC went through that Piazzolla period back in the late 90s or early 2000s, and you couldn't go 30 minutes without hearing a tango on the air?
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Friday
February
12
Sarah Baumgarden
Berkeley Cafe, Raleigh


Fri-Sun
February
12-14
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
Motorco Music Hall, Durham
This is a three-night stand (plus a matinee).
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Friday
February
12
Lonnie Holley
Duke Coffeehouse, Durham
This is a reschedule of the show that was put off by the ice and snow.
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Friday
February
12
Carly Rae Jepsen
The Ritz, Raleigh


Friday
February
12
Girlpool, Bobby T, Beverly Tender
The Pinhook, Durham


Friday
February
12
Wool, Wing Dam, Faye
Kings, Raleigh


photo: Wing Dam - Hopscotch 2014


Friday
February
12
Mutemath, Nothing But Thieves
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro


Friday
February
12
Araleigh, Shannon O'Connor
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Friday
February
12
Legendary Shack*Shakers, The Wild Tones, Hearts and Daggers
Pour House, Raleigh


photo: Hearts and Daggers - Cat's Cradle - Feb 17, 2007
music in the groovo.org player: Legendary Shack*Shakers, Hearts and Daggers


Friday
February
12
Zoltar's Fortune, Whisky Christy and the Half Pint Orchestra
The Kraken, Chapel Hill


Friday
February
12
The Steppin Stones, Peak City Blues
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Friday
February
12
The Great American Witch Hunt, Charity's End, Noesis
The Maywood, Raleigh


Saturday
February
13
Juan Huevos, Rail Switch, Queer Tango, Andalwayswhy
Nightlight, Chapel Hill
This is a fundraiser for Ginger Wagg (ex-Veelee, ex-Boykiller), who has a new dance/performance art/installation thing called Andalwayswhy which will premiere in Durham in May.
music in the groovo.org player: Juan Huevos
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Saturday
February
13
des_ark, Schooner, Museum Mouth, Naked Naps
Kings, Raleigh
Four of my favorite NC bands, all playing to raise money for a radio station that I DJed at 20 years ago. I'm so there.

photo: des_ark - Tir Na nOg - April 4, 2009
music in the groovo.org player: des_ark, Schooner
video(s) on their page(s): des_ark
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Saturday
February
13
Kid Cudi
The Ritz, Raleigh


Saturday
February
13
Bodykit, Natural Causes, Konvoi
Slim's, Raleigh


Saturday
February
13
Big Mean Sound Machine, Boss Nacho
Pour House, Raleigh


Saturday
February
13
Hey Marseilles, Bad Bad Hats
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Saturday
February
13
Michael Rank & Stag, Zachary Lucky
The Kraken, Chapel Hill


Saturday
February
13
Thrash Can, Thundering Herd, Origin of Disease, Unspoken Hostility
The Maywood, Raleigh


Saturday
February
13
The Affectionates, She Returns From War, Jordan & the Sphinx
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Saturday
February
13
Ryan Johnson, Andy Bopp, June Star
Berkeley Cafe, Raleigh


Saturday
February
13
Zinc Kings, Stray Local, Brothers Egg
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh


Sunday
February
14
Shayne Miel, Charles Latham, Reese McHenry
Letters Bookshop, Durham
This is an evening show, dubbed Love: Triangle, which I'm assuming will serve to either praise love, or bury it.
music in the groovo.org player: Charles Latham
video(s) on their page(s): Charles Latham
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Sunday
February
14
Bob Margolin
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Sunday
February
14
Lazy Circle, Them Damn Bruners, Adam Fenton
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Sunday
February
14
Hateface, Shadows, 1000 Lives
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Monday
February
15
Love Hangover
Kings, Raleigh
This is literally something like the 17th annual Love Hangover, a post-Valentine's tradition that was started by Richard Alwyn, and which has lived on long after he moved away. (Richard has started & nurtured Love Hangovers wherever he has lived, so you might see notice of them in NYC, or elsewhere, as well).

The concept is simple: local singers performing duets about the darker side of romance.
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Monday
February
15
Atomic Rhythm All-Stars
Neptunes, Raleigh
This 20s-style hot jazz ensemble carries its Monday-night Neptunes residency into a second month. I'm told that last week they packed 45-50 people into Neptunes on a Monday.
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Monday
February
15
Wavves, Best Coast, Cherry Glazerr
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro


Monday
February
15
Dust and Ashes, Matthew Paul Butler
The Cave, Chapel Hill


Tuesday
February
16
Voivod, Vektor, Eight Bells, The Davidians
Kings, Raleigh
Legendary Canadian space-metallers Voivod are joined by an interesting mix of folks, from the all-woman doom/black metal harmonies of Eight Bells, to the wired post-hardcore of Davidians. Most interesting lineup of the week.
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Tuesday
February
16
Sun Seeker, Crushed Out
Duke Coffeehouse, Durham


Tuesday
February
16
Timmy's Organism, Video, Regression 696
Local 506, Chapel Hill


Tuesday
February
16
Protomartyr, Spray Paint, Bodykit
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro


Tuesday
February
16
TreeHouse, Bumpin Uglies, Oceanstone
Pour House, Raleigh


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