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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Shows and Festivals This Week

As many of you may know, I have been blogging on our local CBS affiliate's website, covering local music in this area. Generally I do a concert calendar for the end of the week/weekend and one or two other posts, which I also post here. Until now I have not posted the calendar here, but beginning this week I will post everything everywhere! Exciting? Don't answer that question, but here's the link to the Research Triangle Rock blog.

Have you had enough festivals yet? I hope not, because this weekend we have another two to entertain you. The Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival starts Thursday and runs through the weekend. Located in Silk Hope, about 20 minutes southwest of Chapel Hill, this is a community oriented festival including camping, many different performers, participatory events like drumming, arts and crafts, food, contests, workshops, open jams, and a whole lot of mosquitoes. Admission prices vary from $22-$85 depending on your length of stay, with free tent camping included. The musical selections lean more in a roots/folk direction, but there is a wide enough selection to satisfy those with eclectic tastes.

Alas, as far as I can tell, Shakori Hills is a bit lacking in the metal department. For that you should head to The Brewery (3009 Hillsborough St. Raleigh, 919-838-6788) for the Slave to the Metal Music Fest, featuring 9 bands on Thursday, the 9th, and 10 more on Saturday the 11th. Doors open at 6PM on Thursday, 5PM on Saturday.

Here are a few more shows if you want something a bit less of a commitment:

Thursday, October 9th

He Is Legend, Boxbomb, House of Fools, Telescreen, at Cat's Cradle, $10-$12, 919-967-9053.

Galactic, Crown City Rockers, at Lincoln Theatre, 126 E. Cabarrus St, Raleigh, 8PM, $20-$25, 919-821-4111.

I Was Totally Destroying It, at Tir na nOg, 10PM, 919-833-7795.

The Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour, at Local 506, $10, 9PM, 919-942-5506.

Friday, October 10th

Roctoberfest at Volume 11 Tavern, 658 Maywood Ave, Raleigh, 919-839-0079.

Spencer Scholes, Primitive Sound, at Maximillians, 7PM, 8314 Chapel Hill Rd., Cary, 919-465-2455.

Jonathan Richman, at Local 506, 9PM, $12.

... and bzzzt! That's all for this edition. Have a nice weekend.

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