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Raleigh
Repo Man
Colony Theatre—"Duke, let's go do some crimes." "Yeah, let's go get sushi and not pay!" One of the films that defined the term "cult comedy," Alex Cox's 1984 ode to nihilism, punk rock and a plate o' shrimp is almost impossible to summarize. Produced by Mike Nesmith of the Monkees, it's the tale of angry young man Otto (Emilio Estevez), who falls in with repo veteran Bud (Harry Dean Stanton) and joins him in pursuit of a 1964 Chevrolet Malibu with a $20,000 bounty and something in the trunk. And there's some punks and a mysterious organization and these rival repo men and a homeless guy (Tracey Walter) who seems to have it all figured out. Cox has been looking at a sequel for years and might finally be moving forward with one currently titled Repo Chick, though an earlier effort called Waldo's Hawaiian Holiday was adapted into a graphic novel by the Australian publisher Gestalt Comics last year (the script is also online at www.alexcox.com). In celebration of its 25th anniversary, you can see the original Repo Man at the Colony tonight at 8. Just remember: The life of a repo man is always intense. For more information, visit www.therialto.com. —Zack Smith


Durham
Goodbye, Titan
Marvell Entertainment Center—Using twinkling guitars to brighten bleak landscapes and distended builds to offer escape and entry, three relatively new Raleigh bands come to roost above their brooding post-rock in Durham: Goodbye, Titan's cliff-climbing, long-form pieces should sit familiarly with fans of Mogwai and Explosions in the Sky as they rise to peaks only to collapse over them in blazes of glory. A slim quarter configuration and a bent for psychedelic swirls add requisite flair. Bicycle Day makes marching music of sorts, steady rhythms serving as the ballast for the melodies-at-play overhead. Think The Field's insistence aided by Ecstatic Sunshine's interlocking delays. Battle Rockets is the darkest and most outbound act here, eschewing the non-linear development their stage-mates seem to hold so close. Get lost at 9 p.m. for $3-$4. —Grayson Currin

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