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Cool shows this week: Double Barrell Benefit!
THIS WEEK'S SHOWS Friday, Feb. 6: "One Night Stand - Local musicians like you've never seen them!" Local 506 Here's some info from Grayson on One Night Stand . Featuring: Adam Price (of Hundred Air) John Harrison (of North Elementary) Joe Romeo Whitney Skillcorn (of Robosapian) Billy Sugarfix The Brotations (Mike Myerson and Justin Blatt) Murat Dirlik and Adam Brinson (of Caltrop) Paul Finn (of Kingsbury Manx) And more! SHOWS OF THE WEEK Friday and Saturday, Feb.

6 & 7: WKNC Double Barrel Benefit , Pour House A stellar two-night lineup to benefit N.C. State's awesome student radio station. Friday: Lonnie Walker, Lost in the Trees, Schooner and Bowerbirds.

Saturday: Polvo, Birds of Avalon, Violet Vector and the Lovely Lovelies and I Was Totally Destroying It. Saturday, Feb. 7: Grappling Hook , In the Year of the Pig and Monsonia Pinhook I love the fact that Grappling Hook list Les Binks, Leon Russell and Chris Eubanks as influences.

In the Year of the Pig will pulverize your brain. No lie. Monsonia's angry clashing/soft meloies remind me so much of a band I would have loved at the Miracle House in 1991, that I stared to think they were seriously behind the times.

But then I had a sobering thought: That era was nearly 20 years ago, and so probably is just about due for a revival. NEXT WEEK'S SHOWS Friday, Feb. 13: Great 8 Showcase , Local 506 Each year The N&O;'s David Menconi makes a list of 8 local acts to watch in the new year.

This year's crop will be announced soon. From what I know of the list (and don't ask me because I'm not telling), this is going to be a good show. Friday, Feb.

13: Strange Faces , Slim's Friday, Feb. 13: Kennebec , The Pour House FREE! for ladies only. Saturday, Feb.

14: Dexter Romweber Duo with Chrome Plated Apostles Local 506 Dexter and Sara Romweber make of part of North Carolina's First Family of rock, and this is their CD-release party. Chrome Plated Apostles include Hunter Landen and Clif Mann from The Bad Checks (another long-time local rock legend), and share that band's love of raw, nasty blues rock. Saturday, Feb.

14: The Old Ceremony , Cat's Cradle Saturday, Feb. 14: Antagonizers with Straight 8's , Volume 11 Saturday, Feb. 14: Pink Flag at Nightlight Saturday, Feb.

14: Dexter Romweber Duo CD-release party with Killer Filler and Michael Rank & Marc E. Smith Local 506 Saturday, Feb. 14: Chip Robinson & the Heavy Beat Outfit , Slim's Former Backslider's new band.

Sunday, Feb. 15: 10th annual Love Hangover, The Pour House A former Kings mainstay, this event features brokenhearted duets for the lovelorn. UPCOMING IN GENERAL Thursday, Feb.

19: Shake It Like a Caveman , Slim's Thursday, Feb. 19: Mic Harrison and Chris Berardo & the DesBerardos , Pour House Friday, Feb. 20: Here Lies ...

with Gollum , Dive Bar Thursday, Feb. 19: The Infamous Sugar's Blackout Birthday Bash , Slim's Thursday, Feb. 19: Max Indian with Bright Young Things , Tir na Nog Friday, Feb.

20: Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit with Benji Hughes , Lincoln Theatre.
- 9:39 p.m. Thursday 5th February 2009 EST
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