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Chapel Hill
Throw Me the Statue
Local 506—Seattle's Throw Me the Statue makes the sort of busy post-Elephant 6 Amerindie that's either maddeningly self-involved or completely charming. "Lolita," the second track from the band's half-on/ half-off debut, Moonbeams, is an example of the latter. Its raw rock rhythm and chewy bass play nice against twinkling bells and Scott Reitherman's ebullient verse, which sounds in love with the possibility of everything. These five multi-instrumentalists are known for live theatrics and an overwhelming set, so what gets tired and tedious on record should thrive on stage. With Western Civ at 9:30 p.m. for $8. —Grayson Currin


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Chapel Hill
John McWhorter
UNC's Memorial Hall— John McWhorter is a black public intellectual who's more likely to be on The O'Reilly Factor than Tavis Smiley. Since 2002, he has been a fellow at the conservative Manhattan Institute and a columnist for the New York Sun, two perches that allow him to challenge prevailing liberal orthodoxies about urban policy. The title of today's lecture, "History in the Making: What We Know About Poverty and What We Should Forget," gives a hint of his revisionist posture—and the title of his latest book leaves no doubt: All About the Beat: Why Hip Hop Can't Save Black America. But, he's no Charles Krauthammer or Allan Bloom; despite his predilections, he's come out publicly in favor of Barack Obama's presidential candidacy. Tonight at 7:30 p.m., he delivers the 2008-09 Frank Porter Graham Lecture. Admission is free. —David Fellerath

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