Stuff to do, week of July 23, 2019



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.



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.



Wednesday, July 24
Mephiskapheles
The Ghost of Saturday Nite
Pour House, Raleigh



Thursday, July 25
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



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)



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



Saturday, July 27
Girls Rock NC
Pour House, Raleigh

This is an afternoon matinee, & is a showcase for this week's camper bands from the Girls Rock NC summer camp.



Saturday, July 27
John Butler Trio
Trevor Hall
NC Museum of Art, Raleigh



Saturday, July 27
Emotron
Clang Quartet
Tristan Welch
Gloop
Spookstina
Local 506, Chapel Hill



Saturday, July 27
Zoocru
DL ZENE
NiiTO
ArtsCenter, Carrboro



Saturday, July 27
Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys
The Blue Note Grill, Durham



Saturday, July 27
Phatlynx
Billy Sugarfix & the Early Girls
Shithorse
The Cave, Chapel Hill

SHIT HORSE IS GONNA RIDE



Saturday, July 27
Kaleta & Super Yamba Band
Diali Cissokho and Kairaba
Will Ridenour
Pour House, Raleigh



Saturday, July 27
Innumerable Forms
Datura
Noctomb
The Maywood, Raleigh



Saturday, July 27
Michael Myerz
Huffer
Mall Prowler
Tuttle Recall
Slim's, Raleigh



Sunday, July 28
Fiddlin' Al McCanless
Andrew & Ash Small
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro



Sunday, July 28
Mt. Misery
Sonic Afternoon
Camp Counselor
The Night Rider, Raleigh



Sunday, July 28
Names of War
Beau Borek
Trippers and Askers
Arcana, Durham



Sunday, July 28
Open Field
Dove Legs
Neptunes, Raleigh



Sunday, July 28
Noah Cross
Gnawing
Pterodactyl
Slim's, Raleigh



Sunday, July 28
Pete Pawsey
Matty Sheets
Crumb Catcher
The Cave, Chapel Hill



Sunday, July 28
OBB
The Five Nines
Pour House, Raleigh



Monday, July 29
Atomic Rhythm All-Stars
Neptunes, Raleigh



Monday, July 29
We Were Promised Jetpacks
Catholic Action
Motorco Music Hall, Durham



Monday, July 29
Daniel Markham
A. Lee Edwards
The Cave, Chapel Hill



Tuesday, July 30
Andrew Wilco's American Band
Cloud District
Condado
Slim's, Raleigh



Tuesday, July 30
National Park Radio
Pour House, Raleigh



Wednesday, July 31
Gabby's World
Bellows
Museum Mouth
Jenny Besetzt
Cat's Cradle Back Room, Carrboro



Wednesday, July 31
Sun Studies
Chessa Rich
Josh Carpenter
Arcana, Durham



Wednesday, July 31
919Noise Showcase
Nightlight, Chapel Hill



Wednesday, July 31
Chaosmic
Friendship Commanders
Kult Icon
Slim's, Raleigh



Wednesday, July 31
Wayne's Jetski
Dot Wav
The Night Rider, Raleigh



Wednesday, July 31
Dollyrots
Pink Spiders
Local 506, Chapel Hill



Wednesday, July 31
Brass Lightning
Ctrl Alt Del Band
Pour House, Raleigh



Thursday, August 1
Sleepwalkers
Rachel Kiel
Neptunes, Raleigh



Thursday, August 1
Donavon Frankenreiter
Matt Grundy
Cat's Cradle, Carrboro



Thursday, August 1
JPhono1
Nice Derek
Analog Mountains
The Cave, Chapel Hill



Thursday, August 1
Outsider
Blood Ritual
Charm
Slim's, Raleigh



Thursday, August 1
Wrigleyville
The Bronze Age
Atomic Buzz
Pour House, Raleigh