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Wed, May 12
Bar Metro: Mid-Week Crisis with DJs

Berkeley Cafe: Turner and Josh open mic

Bickett Gallery: Improv Jazz Night featuring Crowmeat Bob

Blue Bayou Club: Clark Stern

Bogart's: Travis Proctor

Caffe Driade: Viswas Chitnas

Cave: 7:30 pm: Emily Waszak; 10 pm: Unmentionables with The Notions

The Coffee Mill: Steve Owen

Flipside: Steve Owen

Go! Room 4: Shannon Wright with Decahedron

Helios Coffee Company: Intro by Keith

James Pharmacy Restaurant: Dinner with Piano by Anthony Pasconeo

Jayzz: Dick Gable All-Stars

Library: Study Hall with Thundercuts

Local 506: Gripweed Manifold with The Three Torches

Martin Street Music Hall: Merge with DJs Merlin, Shade and Phobia

MVP's Tavern: Beatle's open jam

Pour House: Kickin' Grass with The Duhks

Six String: Carolina Road Bluegrass Band

Sushi Blues: Deja'Vu

CONCERTS

Jim Crisp Quintet: 6-9 pm: Part of Jazz on Main Summer Concert Series. Main Street, next to fountain in Streets at Southpoint, Durham, www.thestreetsatsouthpoint.com. Free.

Blink 182: 7 pm: Pop band with Cypress Hill, more. Alltel Pavilion, Raleigh. www.alltelpavilion.com. $31.50.

Thu, May 13
Akai Hana: Eric Leith Piano Improv

April + George: Fruta with DJ Keith

Bar Metro: Eighties New Wave with DJ Anthony

Berkeley Cafe: Third String Magic

Bickett Gallery: The Balance with The Teeth and Ryan Pound

Blue Martini: MoJones

Cat's Cradle: Destroyer with Kingsbury Manx and Frog Eyes

Cave: 7:30 pm: Seth Coluzzi; 10 pm: The Duhks

Club 9: International Night

Crowley's of Stonehenge: open mic with EG Peters

Francesca's: Different Drum Trio

General Store Cafe: Jazz with Tony Galiano Band

Gino Russo's: Rewind

Holiday Inn Chapel Hill: Chris Reynolds Swing 'N' Jazz Band

Irregardless: Blue T Fred and David Westbrook

James Pharmacy Restaurant: Dinner Piano with Mary Mace

Jayzz: Chris Bennet Band

Kings Barcade: Third Class Passenger

Local 506: Triple Ts hosted by DJs Motherbrothers

Martin Street Music Hall: DJ Blake Presents Martha Quynn's Living Room

Montas: Grooves After Seven

MVP's Tavern: Bob Hieton

Nightlight: Brian Probus with Don de Leaumont

Pour House: Open mic jam with Brent Robertson

Six String: Brown Mountain Lights and Steve Owen

Sushi Blues: Raw with LeMoore

Top of the Hill: Tain Collins Band

CONCERTS

A Perfect Circle: 8 pm: Pop band tours in support of Thirteenth Step. RBC Center, Raleigh, www.rbccenter.com, 861-2300. $29.50.

John Brown and the Duke Jazz Ambassadors: 8 pm: Duke jazz musicians. Part of Jazz on the Terrace series presented by Duke Institute of the Arts. Doris Duke Center. 660-3356, www.duke.edu/web/dia. Free.

Fri, May 14
Abyssinia: African Caribbean Night

Bakus: Flamenco guitar

Berkeley Cafe: Lamar Jones Band CD Release Party

Blue Bayou Club: Blue Cats

Bickett Gallery: Russ Never Sleeps with Brian Sliwa

Bogart's: Peace and Love

Bull Pen Lounge: Michael Leonhardt (piano)

Cafe Cyclo: Spin with LeMoore

Caffe Driade: Treva and the Mystic Buz Band

Cat's Cradle: Sloan with The Kicks

Cave: 7:30 pm: Mad Tea Party; 10 pm: Big Fat Gap

The Coffee Mill: Vaughan Penn with John Hausman

Crowley's of Stonehenge: Sayer McShane

De La Luz @ Temple Ball: Monsters of Japan with Veronica Blood

Fat Daddy's: Big Rick and the Bombers

Flipside: Vaughan Penn with Jason Hauseman

Foster's: Willie and Me

General Store Cafe: Martha and the Moodswingers

Gino Russo's: EG Peters Band

Go! Room 4: Califone

Java Divine Coffee Bar: Matt Uribe's Blues Review

Joe & Jo's Downtown: Nancy Dragotta and Walking Bones

Kings Barcade: Strange with The Manband and The Gaze

Library: Brooklyn Nights with Kid AG

Lincoln Theatre: Nathan Asher and the Infantry

Local 506: Apollo Heights

Martin Street Music Hall: Revelry with Friends of Rachel, We Could Be Sushi, Hoopnotic Groove Troop, more

Margaux's: The Perculators

Michael Dean's: Crush

Montas: Fiesta Tropical

MVP's Tavern: Boomerang

Nightlight: The Louts with Antagonizers, Semantics and Minor Setback

Pour House: Liz Berlin & Jenn Wertz (of Rusted Root) with Sharif

Sadlack's: Psycho Cupid

Sidelines: Tribe

The Sirens Lounge: DJ Andre

Six String: Stringfellows

Tony's Bourbon Street Oyster Bar: Time Machine

Washington Duke Inn: Chris Reynolds Swing 'N' Jazz Duo with Ben Palmer

Weathervane at A Southern Season: Jim Wann and Mike Craver

CONCERTS

Alex Weiss CD Release Party: 6-9 pm: Celebrating the release of Beautiful Melody. Admission includes dinner and copy of CD. 706 Lakeview Rd, Durham, Alex_differentdrum@yahoo.com, 477-7577. $15.

Williamson Brothers Band: 7 pm: Old-time bluegrass band performs as part of Bynum Music Series. Bynum General Store, NC 15-501 toward Pittsboro, turn on Bynum Rd. 542-1858. Suggested donation $3-7.

Jazz at The Know: 7-10 pm: Weekly live jazz series hosted by jazz writer and announcer Larry Thomas. Music by Brother Yusuf and Freeman Ledbetter followed by jazz jam. 2520 Fayetteville St, Durham. 682-7228. $5.

Alan Jackson with Martina McBride: 7:30 pm: Country-pop singer. Alltel Pavilion, Raleigh. www.alltelpavilion.com. $27.50-59.50.

Cary Town Band Concert: 7:30-9 pm: Old time music. The Bandstand, corner of Walnut and Tanglewood sts, Cary. 467-7336.

C.E. Jordan High School Spring Choral Concert: 7:30 pm: Two nights, Friday and Saturday. Annual concert with songs by Temptations, Aretha Franklin, more. C.E. Jordan HS, 6806 Garrett Rd, Durham. 560-3912.

Flatlanders with Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion: 8 pm: Annual No Depression Concert. Texas supergroup. NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, visit www.ncartmuseum.org. $18-25, kids 2-12 free.

Kirk Whalum with Barbara Weathers: 8 pm: Jazz saxophonist and R&B singer perform separate sets. Carolina Theatre, Durham, visit www.carolinatheatre.org, 560-3030. $32.

Shaam-E-Ghazal: 8:30 pm: An evening of Ghazal & Qawwali Urdu poetry. Caldwell Hall, NCSU. 851-1119. $10-20.

Stammer! at Artspace: 9 pm: Music by The Wigg Report, Topography and jaguaro; light and sound by Scott Carey and Amy Nolan; poetry by Bill Weaver and John Dancy Jones. Artspace, 201 E Davie St, Raleigh. 821-2787. $4.

Sat, May 15
Abyssinia: African Caribbean Night

April + George: Worldbeat with DJ Steve

Babette's: Frankie Alexander with Scott Warner, more

Bakus: Jafaar

Berkeley Cafe: Ready-Mixed with Casanova, more

Bickett Gallery: Blister CD Release

Blue Bayou Club: Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty

Bogart's: Lounge Lizards

Cafe Cyclo: Merge with Xopher

Caffe Driade: Breaking Laces

Cat's Cradle: Slowhand (Eric Clapton Tribute)

Cave: 7:30 pm: Nikki Meets the Hibachi; 10 pm: The Ravens

Crowley's of Stonehenge: Jacamo

De La Luz @ Temple Ball: Fashion Design with Blackstrap

The Edge: International Saturdays with DJ Billy Bill

Fat Daddy's: Rocco's Collar

Flipside: Tom Yoder

General Store Cafe: Tampa Blue

Gino Russo's: Crush

Go! Room 4: Challenger with Ghost of Rock and Des Ark

Greenshield's Pub: Caribbean Jazz Project with LMT

Helios Coffee Company: Vaughan Penn & Jason Hausman

Hillsborough Farmer's Market: Piedmont Allstars

James Pharmacy Restaurant: Dinner with Piano by Stephen Smith

Java Divine Coffee Bar: Trish Miller

Joe & Jo's Downtown: Hot Lemon

Kings Barcade: Hotel Lights with The Balance and Scott Phillips

Lincoln Theatre: Appetite for Destruction with No More Mr. Nice Guy

Metro: Underground Flaunt with LeMoore

Michael Dean's: Rich Emily Band

Nightlight: Deadwave Dance Party

Open Eye Cafe: Heidi

Pour House: Scott Miller and the Commonwealth with Brown Mountain Lights

Ringside: FAME Third Annual Black and White Ball with Suneel, Implicit, LeMoore and DJ Synergy

Sadlack's: Yellin' Horsely

The Sirens Lounge: DJ Pitt

Six String: Doug Jones (of Cravin' Melon) with Rob Clay

Spice Street: Fusion with DJ Intuition and Kid AG

Sunset Grille: Mumbling Beefheads

Tony's Bourbon Street Oyster Bar: Wildmen from Borneo

Vin: Sala@Vin with DJs Joshua & Keith

Vineyard Cafe: ESP

Weathervane at A Southern Season: Jim Wann and Mike Craver

Woody's@City Market: DJ T-LO

CONCERTS

Artsplosure '04 Spring Arts Festival Live Music: 11 am: Two stages of continual live music including Curtis Stigers, Bobby Rush, more, including a Busker's Fair of performing street musicians. Moore Square Park area, downtown Raleigh. 990-1158. Free.

The Beginning is Near Media Project: Leroy has walked more than 2,000 miles to tell the world that people will prevail over oppression! 1 pm: An Excess of Weasels (old time); 3 pm: J. Freeman (blues); 7 pm: Leroy Walker (storytelling and activist folk songs); 10 pm: MRK82 (hip-hop); 11 pm: jaguaro, The Wigg Report (rock). Durham Arts Initiative (at former Mr. Shoe), 122 W Main St, Durham. $3.

Gospel Extravaganza: 3 pm: Part of Church Without Walls Ministry, Mount Pleasant Worship, 1424 Sawyer Rd, Raleigh. 961-2629. Free.

Paul Cubed: 4-8 pm: Celtic music. Part of Flying Pig BBQ event and fundraiser for Durham Symphony. Hope Valley Farms Swim and Tennis Club, Durham. 560-2736 for price.

Music for Chatham: 4 pm: Abe Reid and the Spikedrivers, Big Fat Gap, Stillhouse Bottom Band. Presented by Chatham Coalition. Shakori Hills Farm, Henderson-Tanyard Rd, Silk Hope. 542-1265, www.chathamcoalition.org. $15 suggested donation.

Kailash Kokopelli: 7 pm: Sound therapist performs didgeridoo and other ancient instruments. Unity Church of the Triangle, 524 Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh. 832-8324. $20 advance, $25 at door.

C.E. Jordan High School Spring Choral Concert: 7:30 pm: Please see listing for May 14.

Bo Lozoff and Friends: 8 pm: CD release party with Lise Uyanik, Armand Lenchek, Zan McLeod, Chris Turner, Ben Palmer. Proceeds benefit NC's first biodiesel plant, which will also serve as a job training program for former prisoners. ArtsCenter, 300-G Main St, Carrboro. 929-2787. $12.

Chapel Hill Community Chorus: 8 pm: Spring concert of Music of Light and Eternity, featuring Brahms' A German Requiem. Chapel Hill Bible Church, 260 Erwin Rd, Chapel Hill. 968-6027. $12, $6 students.

Sun, May 16
Cat's Cradle: Q and Not U with Engine Down, Cub Country, Cheers to No Tomorrow (Benefit for Mike Triplett)

Cave: Jason Scavone and the Noises Ten with People under the Bridge

Club 9: Kaz's Coffee House Open Jam

Copeland's: Eddie Thigpen Jazz Trio featuring Scott Sawyer

The Edge: Absolut Sundays with DJ Chela No. 1

Kings: 5 pm: matinee show: Silent Press; 9 pm: Neu Romance

Lincoln Theatre: Seventimestoday with Glass Casket and He Is Legend

Montas: Salsa Salvaje Social

Pour House: Overproof with Joe and the Invisible Way

Sadlack's: Paul Manousos

Skylight Exchange: open mic

Weaver Street Market: David DiGiuseppe and Danny Gotham

West End: The DJ Group

CONCERTS

Artsplosure '04 Spring Arts Festival Live Music: See listing for May 15.

Life Experiences Benefit Concert: 5 pm: Raleigh Boychoir and Raleigh Children's Orchestra perform to benefit adults with disabilities program. Ampitheatre at Regency Park, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. 462-2052. $10, $20.50 for table.

John Renbourn and Jacqui McShee: 8 pm: Members of British folk-rock group Pentangle perform. Presented by Traingle Folk Music Society. Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Rd, Durham. www.rtpnet.org/folk. $18 advance, $20 at door.

Mon, May 17
Blue Bayou Club: Blue Monday All-Blues Jam

Cave: Ashley Atkins with Xeno Yuzna

Comet Lounge: Open mic with Russ Thompson

Library: open mic

Local 506: Microphone Mondays featuring Fahrenheit

Pour House: Infected with September 32nd

The Sirens Lounge: Piano music by Kurt Melges

Six String: Amy Speace

Tue, May 18
Bar Metro: Funk Night

Berkeley Cafe: Ilstreet with Sever, Outburst, Illusive and J-Dubb

Blue Bayou Club: open mic with Diane & Gregory

Bogart's: Brad Benson

Cat's Cradle: Neko Case (cancelled)

Cave: 7:30 pm: Literary Evening with Nancy Alex Day; 10 pm: Relatively Calm with Boris McCutcheon

Flipside: open mic

Go! Room 4: Ex-Girl with Cold Sides and Cantwell, Gomez and Jordan

Kings Barcade: Schooner with 1984 and The Close

Library: International Dance Party

Local 506: Section 8

Pour House: Tamasha

Six String: open mic

CONCERTS

John Renbourn and Jacqui McShee: 8 pm: Members of British folk-rock group Pentangle perform. Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Rd, Durham. www.rtpnet.org/folk. $18 advance, $20 at door.

Fortuna Farewell Concert: 8 pm: Durham Renaissance choir performs as end of 20 year career. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 810 W Chapel Hill St, Durham. 683-9672. Free.

Wed, May 19
Bar Metro: Mid-Week Crisis with DJs

Berkeley Cafe: Turner and Josh open mic

Blue Bayou Club: Clark Stern

Bogart's: Travis Proctor

Caffe Driade: Don De Leoumont

Cave: 7:30 pm: Winslow Willard; 10 pm: Dead Caesars

Go! Room 4: Second Husband with A Problem of Alarming Dimensions, Tape Is Now the Music, Dirt Pond

Helios Coffee Company: Intro by Keith

James Pharmacy Restaurant: Dinner with Piano by Anthony Pascone

Jayzz: Dick Gable All-Stars

Kings Barcade: The Know with Hearts and Daggers, Art of Fiction, Getty

Library: Study Hall

Local 506: The Demolition Tour with Sister Machine Gun, Christ Analogue, Manufacturer

Martin Street Music Hall: Merge with DJs Merlin, Shade and Phobia

MVP's Tavern: Keith's Open Jam

Pour House: The Bridge

Six String: Jimmy Cameron and High Lonesome

Sushi Blues: Deja'Vu

Weathervane: 5 pm: Scott Sawyer; 6:30: Eddie Paolantonio

CONCERTS

Amy Davis: 11:30 am: Live old-time string music, with discussion of early string bands in Durham. Presented by Historic Preservation Society of Durham. Tosca Ristorante, 604 W Morgan St, Durham. 682-3036. $15, includes lunch.

Moment's Notice: 6-9 pm: Part of Jazz on Main Summer Concert Series. Main Street, next to fountain in Streets at Southpoint, Durham, www.thestreetsatsouthpoint.com. Free.

SAS Showchoir Performance: 7-8 pm: Annual Senior Day celebration with VocalMotion. Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O'Dell Pl, Cary. 469-4081. Ages 55 and up free.

Music Related
Raleigh Boychoir Auditions: 4:30-5:30 pm: Friday, May 15. Boys ages 7-12 may participate. Raleigh Boychoir Center, 1329 Ridge Rd, Raleigh. Pre-register, 881-9259.

Third Tuesday Beginning Irish Music Session: 7:30 pm: May 18. Offers beginners opportunity to play in non-public atmosphere. Carolina Pines Recreation Center, Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh. 469-3264, www.pinecone.org. Free.

Acoustic Pickin' Circle: Tuesdays, 8-10 pm: Sponsored by Piedmont Stringed Instruments. Crowley's Mini-Mart Billiards, 3055 Medlin Dr, Raleigh. 782-2955.

Traditional Music Jam: First & third Wednesdays, 7-9 pm: Presented by High Strung Violins & Guitars. All levels, traditions welcome. 718 Ninth St, Durham. 286-3801.

Facilitated Drum Circle: Every first and third Wednesday, 7:30 pm: All ages, all levels. Drums for loan. Music Explorium, 403 Weaver St, Carrboro. 969-8400. Donations accepted.

Carolina Mountain Dulcimer Players: Every third Thursday at 7 pm: Fretted dulcimer players of all skill levels welcome. Carol Woods Retirement Community, 750 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill. 919-5359 or shirleyray@aol.com.

Carolina Samba School: Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm: Open to new members. Eduardo de Souza teaching Rio samba, pagode, and Bahia styles. 511 Dairyland Rd, Chapel Hill. 544-5451.

Open Celtic Music Jam: Saturdays, 5-7 pm: Celtic Wonders, 118 A East Main St, Carrboro. www.celticwonders2000.com.

Durham Music Festival Call for Entries: Interested performers in all music genres encouraged to apply by June 1. Please submit CD and press pack to DADA asap. Durham Association for Downtown Arts, Attn: DMFe, PO Box 488, Durham, NC 27702.

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