GWAR fans rejoice? Slymenstra Hyman (pictured) is bringing her Girly Freak Show to Go! Room 4 in Carrboro Saturday, June 2, with Torture King opening. Girly Freak Show is a female-powered combination sideshow, circus and burlesque act--y'know, chicks blowing 10-foot flames and other stunts you're better off not trying at home. The Torture King is fairly self-explanatory. Call 969-1400 for details.
There will be a local concert to benefit Damien Echols, the alleged ringleader of the West Texas Three, the Arkansas teenagers some say were railroaded on murder charges. The three, now in jail and convicted of murder, were portrayed as "satan worshippers" because they favored black clothing and heavy metal. Believed innocent by the filmmakers who documented their case in Paradise Lost: The Murders at Robin Hood Hills, the West Texas Three case has now sparked support from groups all over the nation. Locally, benefit organizer Ann Humphreys has put together a musical evening featuring Shark Quest , Greg Hawks and The Tremblers, Hobex and Lynn Blakey (Glory Fountain, Tres Chicas). The concert will take place at Carrboro's Cat's Cradle this Friday, June 1. Admission is $10, with money going to Echols' defense fund. Call 967-9053 for details. --Angie Carlson