Merge recording artists and Athens alt-popsters The Rock*A*Teens always deliver a boffo live performance when they swing through town. Combining the best of rock, garage and alt-pop, catch 'em Wednesday, May 30 at Go! Room 4 in Carrboro. Call 969-1400 for details.
In the words of former Ashley Stove member Matt Brown, "This will be the first time I've shared a bill with the old family since the nuke poked our Kursk." We're talking the Triangle alt-rock scene circa '92-'98, "an overlooked era of indie rock past," i.e. the days of Randy Bullocks' Jesus Christ Records, which put out Tinsel, Pipe and Ashley Stove. In a nostalgic spirit of reunion, former Tinsel members Joe Ventura and Rob Munk (billed as Rob Munk's Vintage Crack Eyes, pictured), will be joined by former Pipe members Ron Liberti and Cliff Mann (aka The Ghost of Rock) and Matt himself playing solo (My Code Name is Matt Brown). See some old friends, reminisce about some infamous shows and celebrate the indomitable spirit of alt-rock in all its guises this Saturday, May 26 at Humble Pie in Raleigh. Call 829-9222. --Angie Carlson