This week's Show of the Week features good music for a really good cause. Oliver, the 2 and 1/2 year old son of New Raleigh co-founder Jedidiah Gant, has cancer, and Sunday's benefit show at Tir na Nog will help his family pay for his treatments. As you can see from the poster, the band lineup is stellar, and there will be raffle prizes and even a Hot Date Auction (!). Other benefits are being planned and will be announced soon. Come on out and support this brave little guy and his family.
Also this week: Not heart-warming, but totally ass-kicking, Whores. and Church of Wolves will be at Dive Bar on Friday. Whores. are an awesome Atlanta trio that sound like they spent the '90s immersed in the entire Amphetamine Reptile and Touch & Go catalogs. Church of Wolves is a new Durham doom band that impressed me with their first show, opening for Black Skies and Cough back in November.
Finally, on Saturday, regional metal legends Maxx Warrior will reunite for their first show in more than 20 years at the 2nd Annual Cliff Jackson Memorial Jam at Lincoln Theatre. This isn't a benefit show -- it's simply a celebration of the life of promoter Marty Burns' friend Cliff Jackson. Word is, this is not a full reunion. After this event, the band does not plan to play any more shows, so if you don't catch them now, you'll probably have to wait another 20 years for them to reunite again.
Also this week: Hopscotch presents Akron/Family with Bad Weather California, Saturday at the Pour House.