At Kings, Black Castle, Pivot, Filth Amendment, Pocket, and The Quarantinest are playing a benefit for N.C. State University's WKNC. Among other recent improvements, the station is back on the web at wknc.org. Doors open at 8 p.m. $6 for non-members, $5 for members, and proceeds benefit the station. 831-1005.
Across the Triangle, Friday night features WXYC's semiannual '80s dance at the Cat's Cradle. Ah, the Reagan era. At least there was Devo.
Dancing at 9 p.m. Costume contests, trivia contest and spikey hair complete the fun. $5. 962-8989.