Stuff to do, week of April 27, 2017



Thursday, April 27
Pie Face Girls
The Tills
DJ Luxe Posh
Blueberry
Pour House, Raleigh

This lineup! Pie Face Girls & The Tills have both released records this spring that are destined to be the party jams of spring, summer, and at least portions of early fall.



Thursday, April 27
Kamara Thomas
Blue Cactus
The Station, Carrboro



Thursday, April 27
Jeffrey Lewis
Stray Owls
The Pinhook, Durham



Thursday, April 27
Nathan Bowles
Ralph White
Nightlight, Chapel Hill



Thursday, April 27
Charly Bliss
The Dead Bedrooms
Neptunes, Raleigh



Thursday, April 27
Blank Range
Kate Rhudy
The Wild Reeds
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro



Thursday, April 27
Simone Finally
Burnt Paw
The Cave, Chapel Hill



Thursday, April 27
Sun Seeker
Stop Light Observations
Motorco Music Hall, Durham



Thursday, April 27
Tortuga Stone
Raygun Romeo
Same Ol Sin
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh



Friday, April 28
Pipe
Drag Sounds
The Station, Carrboro

This show starts at 8:30, which makes sense given that 80% of Pipe fans have small(ish) children at home.



Friday, April 28
Art of Cool Festival
various downtown venues, Durham

This year's Art of Cool Festival takes place at venues across downtown Durham, and features headliners Common, George Clinton, & Rakim, along with Goldlink, Rapsody, and dozens more. Get all the details at the website.



Friday, April 28
Poison
Extreme
Jackyl
Walnut Creek Pavilion, Raleigh

I saw Poison once, when they were opening for Ratt. They were actually pretty awesome (better than Ratt) -- a little less slick than on record, gritty in a hardrock/Aerosmith kind of way. Of course, that was literally 28 years ago, so who knows.

I also saw some precursor to Jackyl, back when the brothers who form the nucleus of the band still lived in Seneca, SC. They played the Pendleton High School Battle of the Bands (as did our hometown faves, The Lubricators). Jackyl may even have won; I honestly don't remember now, given that it would also have been 28+ years ago.

Of course I never saw Extreme; I'm not *that* stupid.



Friday, April 28
Holder's Scar
Red Death
Foreseen
Rhythm of Fear
Blood Ritual
Kings, Raleigh

I'm obsessed with the crazy overblown loud-as-fuck demo tapes of Greensboro's Holder's Scar (you can find them here).



Friday, April 28
$2 Pistols
Sarah Shook and the Disarmers
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro

This show sold out a week or two ago, but you can always stand outside looking sad, & hope for a miracle.



Friday, April 28
The New Schematics
Tangible Dream
Lairs
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh



Friday, April 28
Generationals
Psychic Twin
Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw



Friday, April 28
Freedom Hawk
Demon Eye
Bedowyn
Mothership
The Maywood, Raleigh



Friday, April 28
Lemon Sparks
Arctic Blonde
The Pre-Raphaelites
The Cave, Chapel Hill



Friday, April 28
Brian McGee
Cory Branan
Local 506, Chapel Hill



Friday, April 28
Somo
Carter Reeves
Demarious Cole
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro



Friday, April 28
No Eyes
Dear Blanca
ET Anderson
Pour House, Raleigh



Friday, April 28
Layaway
Vassal
Nightlight, Chapel Hill



Friday, April 28
40 Oz.
Spectacles
The Kraken, Chapel Hill



Saturday, April 29
The Shelles
1970s Film Stock
Lacy Jags
The Station, Carrboro

This show (like many shows at the Station) starts at 7:30pm.



Saturday, April 29
Birth the Wretched
Antenora
Salmonella
Undeath
Septicemic
The Kraken, Chapel Hill

BIG ol' metal show at the Kraken today -- the full lineup includes Birth the Wretched, Antenora, Salmonella, Undeath, Attracting the Fall, Septicemic, and Gates of Endor.



Saturday, April 29
The Old Ceremony
Arcana, Durham

These early (7:30 - 8ish) Old Ceremony shows at Arcana are becoming a regular thing, which is awesome.



Saturday, April 29
Hank Sinatra
Peter Holsapple
Paleface
Temperance League
Maldora
Pour House, Raleigh

This is the 2017 iteration of S.P.I.T.T.L.E. Fest, which (IIRC correctly) was started at the Brewery & the Comet, perhaps as an answer to Sleazefest, perhaps just as a good excuse for day-drinking.



Saturday, April 29
Priapus
Pyrrhon
Artificial Brain
Datura
Deathcrown
The Maywood, Raleigh

Artificial Brain are an awesome tech-death band from Long Island, whose second album just came out on Profound Lore. They are great, almost great enough to make it worth enduring a 5-band bill.



Saturday, April 29
Cosmic Punk
The Rinaldi Flying Circus
Fish Dad
The Cave, Chapel Hill



Saturday, April 29
R. Ring
Bad Balloon
Split Single
Nightlight, Chapel Hill

R. Ring is what Kelley Deal is doing nowadays. Split Single is what bassist Jason Narducy does when he's not playing with Bob Mould or Superchunk. Bad Balloon is the secret treasure on this bill: they're Lee Waters's (Work Clothes, Cobra Khan, Panzer, Lud, Dean & Britta, etc) new band.



Saturday, April 29
Dead Tongues
Loamlands
Molly Sarle
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro



Saturday, April 29
Kitty Box & the Johnnys
Teacup Gin
Bellflower
Honey Magpie
Local 506, Chapel Hill



Saturday, April 29
Delta Son
Dave Wimbish
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro



Saturday, April 29
Christiane
Antique Hearts
Mic the Prophet
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh



Saturday, April 29
Roar the Engines
Slim's, Raleigh



Sunday, April 30
Knives of Spain
Spookstina
Elisa Faires
Neptunes, Raleigh



Sunday, April 30
Peter Mawanga & The Amaravi Movement
ArtsCenter, Carrboro



Sunday, April 30
Laila Nur
Mic the Prophet
Connelly Crowe
Local 506, Chapel Hill



Sunday, April 30
Katelyn Read
Farewell Angelina
Motorco Music Hall, Durham



Sunday, April 30
Ab-soul
Nick Grant
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro



Sunday, April 30
Sean Rowe
Faye Webster
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro



Sunday, April 30
Manuel Wirtz
Pour House, Raleigh



Monday, May 1
New Pornographers
Waxahatchee
Lincoln Theater, Raleigh

Heads up, advance ticket purchasers: this show was moved last week from the Ritz to the Lincoln, which is good news for everyone (except perhaps the people who were hoping it'd sell enough tickets to merit booking it into the Ritz).



Monday, May 1
Maple Stave
Redd Kross
The Pinhook, Durham

FYI, if you're on the fence about this show: Redd Kross hired drummer Dale Crover of the Melvins, and they say it has been a real kick in the pants for them, musically. So I guess if you go to only one Redd Kross show this year, make it this one.



Monday, May 1
Brokeback
Nathan Bowles
Mind Over Mirrors
Kings, Raleigh



Monday, May 1
Frankie Goodrich
Pasadena
Pour House, Raleigh



Monday, May 1
Shonen Knife
Local 506, Chapel Hill



Monday, May 1
Knurr and Spell
Hotbed
The Cave, Chapel Hill



Tuesday, May 2
Show Me the Body
Dreamcrusher
The Pinhook, Durham



Tuesday, May 2
Love and Valor
Sweet Crude
Motel Radio
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro



Tuesday, May 2
The Black Lips
The Nude Party
Surfbort
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro



Tuesday, May 2
Breathers
Nyck Newz
sl0gl0w
Neptunes, Raleigh



Tuesday, May 2
Chelsea Paolini
Pour House, Raleigh



Wednesday, May 3
Clang Quartet
80 lb. Test
Morology
Pour House, Raleigh



Wednesday, May 3
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Laura Gibson
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro



Wednesday, May 3
Andy Shauf
Julia Jacklin
Kings, Raleigh



Thursday, May 4
Animal Weapon
Tin Foil Hat
Tide Eyes
Ruby Deluxe, Raleigh



Thursday, May 4
Suppressive Fire
All Hell
Salmonella
Slim's, Raleigh

State of the art in NC thrash metal, and therefore the metal show of the week.



Thursday, May 4
Absent Lovers
Stammerings
Cosmic Punk
Sound System Seven
Pour House, Raleigh



Thursday, May 4
Mono
Holy Sons
Motorco Music Hall, Durham



Thursday, May 4
Zone Lee
Prince Divine
Cocique
The Pinhook, Durham



Thursday, May 4
I Was Totally Destroying It
Minor Stars
Adam Pitts and the Pseudo Cowboys
Black Map
Deep South (The Bar), Raleigh