Wednesday, January 05, 2011

This week's cool shows: Manchild book release and more!

Local drummer/artist/punk historian Brian Walsby celebrates the release of his latest book, Manchild 5, with a party this Saturday, Jan. 8, at Kings. Righteous Fool, Church or Zahn (includes Benny from Valient Thorr and The Kick Ass) and The Kick Ass are scheduled to play. Despite previous reports, Double Negative is not playing this show.

A copy of the book comes with admission, and there will be food from The Remedy, Capital Club 16 and Vic's. Jed at New Raleigh had a great write-up and review of the book, complete with a few excerpts. This is going to be a great show, and a fun celebration, so definitely do not miss it.

Other shows you need to know about:

* The Hell No is playing an art party this First Friday at Atomic Salon. It's early and free, and the Facebook page promises free booze and food.

* Organos with Josh Carpenter and Soft Company at Kings on Friday, Jan. 7

* Hungry Heart of Gold: Neil Young vs. Bruce Springsteen, also on Friday at Local 506. Featured performers include Django Haskins and The Tomahawks, and proceeds benefit the Family Violence Prevention Center.

* Cleave-Fest: A going away for Charles Cleaver (Max Indian/Tomahawks keyboard player), with Stella Lively, Cazadores, Luego and more. This one's Sunday, Jan. 9, at Local 506.

Some shows you need to go ahead and buy tickets for: 

* Kylesa with Zoroaster and Fight Amp, Wednesday, Jan. 19 at Kings

* Megafaun, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21 and 22 at Kings

Bull City Metal Fest, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4 and 5 at the Casbah

* WKNC Double Barrel Benefit, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4 and 5 at Kings

* Buzzoven with Cough, Wednesday, Feb. 16 at the Casbah

* Future Islands, Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5 at Kings

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