Wednesday, April 22, 2009

This week's cool shows: Slim's 10-year anniversary and more!

(The Vibekillers)

Wednesday, April 22: Saint Solitude, the Cave
One-man band from Asheville. Dup Crusson plays guitar and keyboards at the same time and describes himself as Billy Corgan's birthmarks, Morrissey's gladiolas, Neko Case's animal dreams, Ian McCulloch's hair products, the church that R.E.M. used to live and rehearse in, and Richey Manic's razorblade. I think the Ian McCulloch and Morrissey references are the most appropriate.
This is the early show. The Cave's late show for tonight features Embarrassing Fruits and ,a href="">Polynya.

Wednesday, April 22: I Was Totally Destroying It, Reservoir

Thursday, April 23: The Proclivities, Tir na Nog

Thursday, April 23: Left Outlet with Mad Happy and The Names, Pour House

Thursday, April 23: North Elementary, Local 506

Friday & Saturday, April 24 & 25: Slim's 10-year anniversary party Slim's
Check out my Five Questions with Slim's owner Van Alston at New Raleigh
Friday: Vibekillers with New Heathens and Spanking Charlene
Saturday: The Yayhoos

Friday, April 24: Music on the Porch II, Center for the Study of the American South
"Concert and Conversation featuring Heather McEntire, Adam Price, Eric Roehrig, and Lee Waters; moderated by Katherine Doss." 5 p.m.

Friday, April 24: N.C. State Earth Day Celebration with Annuals, Lonnie Walker and Cougar Magnum
If you're not a student, you're out of luck on this one. According to the Web site, it's open to N.C. State students, who can bring one guest. Also on the page, it says the guest must have a valid student ID, either from State or elsewhere.

Friday, April 24: Milagro Saints, Sadlack's

Friday, April 24: Napalm Death, Volume 11 Tavern
Legendary English grindcore/hardcore band

Saturday, April 23: Midtown Dickens with Filthybird, Local 506
Here's what I wrote a couple of years ago about Greensboro's Filthybird. No one does child-like winsomeness like Midtown Dickens.

Saturday, April 25: Viva la Venus, Dive Bar

Saturday, April 25: American Aquarium with Red Collar and Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Pour House
Fans of Bombadil and to some extent the Avetts will love Holy Ghost Tent Revival.

Sunday, April 26: Dirty Little Heaters with The Spinns, The Siberians and Pinche Gringo, The Cave
This is a night of double-duty lineups. Rob plays bass in DLH and The Spinns, and Pinche Gringo plays drums in the Spinns. The Siberians are from NYC.

Tuesday, April 28:

Wednesday, April 29:
Amps do Furnish a Room, with Marquee Moon, Marvell Events Center

Marquee Moon is a Television tribute. And Amps Do Furnish a Room has two Television songs on their Myspace page, so if you don't like Television, you probably should skip this show.

Wednesday, April 29: Amon Amarth, Volume 11 Tavern
Swedish Viking metal.


Thursday, April 30: Hammer No More the Fingers, Tir na Nog

Thursday, April 30: Whatever Brains with Rocket Cottage, Slim's

Friday, May 1: Tift Merritt, Fletcher Theatre

Friday, May 1: The Huguenot
with Americans in France, Local 506

Friday, May 1: Grappling Hook, The Reservoir
CD-release party.

Friday, May 1: Abe Quinn's birthday bash with The T's, and The Infamous Sugar, Slim's

Saturday, May 2: New Romans with Fan Tan, the Pinhook
Fan Tan are from Brooklyn.

Sunday, May 3: Junior Boys, Cat's Cradle

Thursday, May 7: Hearts & Daggers, Pour House
Outlaw country

Thursday, May 7: Embarrassing Fruits, Tir na Nog

Friday, May 8: Bowerbirds with La Strada and Wes Phillips, Local 506

Saturday, May 9: Antiseen, Volume 11 Tavern

Saturday, May 9: Red Collar, Local 506

Saturday, May 9: The Love Language and Whatever Brains, Pour House
You need to catch The Love Language now, because if they keep getting as much national attention as they've gotten in the last couple of weeks, they won't be in the clubs much longer.

Saturday, May 9: Roman Candle, Cat's Cradle

Sunday, May 10: Dash Rip Rock, Pour House

Monday, May 11: Ghost, Local 506
Japanese psychedelic freak rock.

Wednesday, May 13: Snoop Dogg, Lincoln Theatre

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