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Seattle's Sunny Day Real Estate (pictured) have gone through major changes since their '94 Sub Pop debut, Diary. After their second record, they broke up for three years, during which time singer/guitarist Jeremy Enigk found God and released a solo orchestral pop album, and the bassist and drummer joined the Foo Fighters. In '97, the original trio (minus Foo bassist Nate Mendel) regrouped. On I>The Rising Tide,$> their debut release on Time Bomb, SDRE's new sound is characterized by thoughtful, textured guitar-driven epics. Enigk's high emotive vocals soar over the tracks in a way that's eerily reminiscent of early Jane's Addiction. See this powerful show July 13 at the Cat's Cradle. Call 967-9053 for more information. --Angie Carlson

Only in the past decade has the outside world noticed the musical riches of the Cape Verde Islands, found in the Atlantic halfway between Portugal and Brazil, where diverse indigenous styles and influences from Africa, Brazil and Europe have melded for 500 years. At 8 p.m. Saturday, the Friends of World Music (formerly Triangle Music International) presents well-traveled Cape Verdean artist Fantcha at Carrboro's ArtsCenter. Fantcha first mastered the bluesy songs of the I>morna$> from superstar Cesaria Evora, and then added the dance music called coladeira to offer up the islands' two most important styles with intense feeling and energy. Tickets for the concert are $15 general public, $13 for ArtsCenter friends. Call 929-2787 for details. --Art Menius

Independent Animal Rescue is often the last stop for abandoned and abused animals that would otherwise die of neglect or be destroyed. The group funded completely by donations is holding a musical benefit at Local 506 this Friday, July 14. Organizer and WXDU deejay Sarah Reichman has assembled an eclectic line-up of talent: Mr. Lady recording artist Tami Hart opens, followed by the world-beat sounds of Kimbute. Alternative 4-piece Clok Lok play next, followed by the Comas and media buzz band the mysterious Kingsbury Manx in a rare Chapel Hill appearance. Tickets are a mere six bucks; donations above and beyond will be greatly appreciated. A limited number of Ron Liberti silk-screened posters of the event (donated by the artist) will be available. You can also meet Bella, a rescued former lab dog who'll break your heart and who needs a home. For information, call 942-5506. --Angie Carlson

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