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Friday, May 20
Slightly Stoopid, Fishbone
Cat's Cradle

Featuring one of the worst names in music (up there with Deep Blue Something) and equally bad album covers, it would appear the headliner's only redeeming quality is their music (a slim triumph indeed)--which mines the dub-inflected sound of Sublime. Don't on your life miss Fishbone. One of the most criminally overlooked bands to emerge from the late '80s underground crossover, their funkified, metal-inflected ska-punk is led by human pinball/saxophonist/singer Angelo Moore whose energy redefines the term 'engaged.' 8:30 p.m./$14--CP

Jamie Anderson
Six String Café

The redeeming feature of folky singer/songwriters is that their ubiquity functions as a filter--anyone that's been doing it as long as Anderson has, must have something to recommend them. Anderson's gifts include her clear, ringing vocals, a nice touch of melody, and--most rewarding--a terrific, light-hearted sense of humor as evidenced on "I Wanna Be a Straight Guy," where she confides her desire to wear ugly ties, wrinkled shirts off the floor, and drive like everyone's in her way. CD release party. 8 p.m./$8--CP

Cool John Ferguson
Local 506

In addition to his ability to merge blues, rock, jazz, country and gospel into something that's truly his own creation, what makes John Ferguson a guitar hero is, true to his nickname, a certain intangible cool. And here's another thing, revealed in an Independent interview a few years back: "I have my own little thing that I haven't even shown anybody, my own little private tuning." 9 p.m./$10--RC

The Cartridge Family, Southern Bitch
Kings

The as-yet version of The Cartridge Family's appropriately dubbed Here Come The Rock Stars is still in its rough-mix chrysalis, but one thing already comes across in this raunch, ribald, Rob Farris-helmed Southern smokeout: It's loud. Greg Rice's Rhodes pours out in thick slabs, and Joe Rechel's guitar slams straight ahead behind songs about brews, broads and brawls. Raleigh's Hearts & Daggers open along with the rawk-us Southern Bitch. 10 p.m. --Grayson Currin

Stella, The Maudlin Brothers
Afternoon Nap House Concert, Chapel Hill

Hey, what are you doing Friday night? There are much worse ways to spend it than listening to the seven-woman harmony group Stella (which rhymes with ³a capella²) and the old-time string band the Maudlin Brothers in a comfortable living room. And it's a two-night stand, so you can do it again on the 21st. 8 p.m./$12. www.afternoonnap.org/ShowsOn Sale.htm. --RC

The Sammies, Iconic
The Pour House

The chunky, post-punk rumble of Wadesboro's Sammies has the potential to be Charlotte's best live act. Their bubbling throttle combines guitar angularity, subtle melodic verve and a dark, grimy NYC aesthetic that's garnered comparisons to Mooney Suzuki, The Walkmen and The Strokes. This show is the front-end of a gig trade with Raleigh's hooky, Britpop-inflected Iconic, helping both expand their regional audience. 9 p.m./$6--CP

Edify, Mr. Smith, Severe, Demecia, Jinx & More
Blayloc

A blitzkrieg of drum 'n' bass and break-heavy beat music descends on Durham, here at Blayloc's, the downtown space formerly known as The Edge. The needle drops at 9 p.m., with action split into a main room and a lounge space, respectively. --CT

Hidden Voices: La Vida Local
ArtsCenter

Lyndon Harris, artistic director of ArtsCenter Stage, wanted to develop a project with members of the local Latino population because "we don't see many in our audience here and we never see them on stage." In January, she started workshops for local Latinos between 16 and 23. The result is a theater piece that takes place in a waiting station, featuring two original rap pieces, two break dancers and a solo guitarist. 8 p.m./$10--GB

Saturday, May 21
Donna Frost
Open Eye Café

Frost's work melds the styles of folk and blues playing with pop vocal sensibilities, a talent that comes in handy in her home, Music City. 8 p.m. --CT

Sunday, May 22
Subversion, Doc Hollywood, Torture Cell, The Divining, Defiance of Death
Berkeley Café

Here's one way to separate the faux metal fans from the rest: Have your show on a Sunday. This thrash and death metal extravaganza rounds up lean, venomous riff-wranglers from the Triangle. 8 p.m./$5-7--CT

Duke Street Dawgs
Fowlers

Whether it's jump blues, swing, or tear the house R&B, Bill Newton's got it covered. His BBQ (Big Blues Quartet) has ripped it up around town for years when he wasn't playing swing tunes with Rebecca and the High Tones. For a change of pace, multi-instrumentalist (harp, sax) Newton takes it down a notch for acoustic sets on Sundays at Fowlers in Durham with cronies Mike Borstelmann, Keith Guile and Robert Truesdale. Noon-2 p.m. Free--GB

Tuesday, May 24
Monade, The Zincs
Local 506

Plenty will go to scope Laetitia Sadier, the delicately stoic voice behind Stereolab, and they won't be disappointed to find that her find-a-key-and-stay approach sticks with Monade. Some of the show's best moments, however, will come without Sadier behind the mic, as Monade--drums, bass, Moog, uke, organ, electronics and trombone--gathers those parts into an intricate, expert soul jazz. Thrill Jockey's The Zincs walk the line between Drag City melancholy (Oldham and (Smog)) and Neil Young wobble. 9 p.m./$10--GC

Wednesday, May 25
Eisenbeil, Itakura, Osborne with Dave Fox Band
De la Luz

This multi-disciplined trio works with piano, percussion and guitar in a free-flowing mélange of texture and prickly rhythms. They're playing as a trio in CH, with Greensboro pianist Dave Fox and his group opening. There should be some eye-opening work here. On Wednesday, they play as a quartet with Michael Thomas Jackson in Raleigh at Bickett Gallery, followed by a second set by Durham group pulsoptional with Crowmeat Bob. De la Luz: three sets starting at 8 p.m. Bickett, 9 p.m. --CT

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