Music Calendar: May 2-8

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Picks of the Week

Tuesday

Ziggy Marley – Lincoln Theatre (Reggae) – 8:30 p.m. | $31
Here it is: Reggae royalty here in Raleigh on a Tuesday night! Ziggy Marley is here to jam it out at the Lincoln Theatre. Be ready for a packed house and a great night of music as Ziggy & Crew tear it up along with a special guest as opener. This is not to be missed if you are a Reggae lover.

The Love Language w/ Left Outlet – Slims (Indie) – 9 p.m. | $12
This is the start of a four-night stand for Love Language, local faves on the indie rock scene and definitely up and comers on the Merge Label. Get there Early as Slim’s is a very small venue and you will be jockeying for a good spot. Local indie/experimental/glam rockers Left Outlet open the night at 9 p.m.

Wednesday

Interpol w/ School of Seven Bells – Disco Rodeo (Indie) – 8 p.m. | $28-$48
One of the leaders in the Post-Punk movement, New York-based Interpol has been leading the Post-Punk/Indie charge for the better part of 12 years and have yet to let up. They have had a rich tradition of success and hit albums and several successful World Tours. The band is back for more and still touting the release of their latest album. Get ready for a hard driving night of music and personality. Although it’s not quite fair to either band given the immense talent of both bands, School of Seven Bells open the evening. This is another New York-based band – younger – and certainly climbing the ladder – but very, very talented and a very tough act to follow given their immense talent. Be prepared to contemporary (retro) vocals with indie and electronica which will give it a modern Depeche Mode type sound. This is going to be a GREAT night of music and is certainly not to miss! Get there early as this show will be packed out if not sold out.

Peter Lamb & The Wolves – Humble Pie (Jazz) – 8:30 p.m. | $5 (Free with dinner.)
Raleigh’s favorite jazz band is back for their bi-monthly gig at The Pie and is not to disappoint. These guys are the class of the Triangle jazz scene and constantly change their sets so as to bring you something new each show. This will not disappoint as I am sure there is going to be a new guest sitting in, playing some great music and getting the crowd dancing.

The Love Language w/ Whatever Brains – Slims (Indie) – 9 p.m.
Night two of the Slim’s stand. I’m assured that they will be bringing something new each and every night and this promises to be a great show. Again get there early as this is a small venue — or be ready to throw elbows. Local Rocker Whatever Brains open the evening at 9 p.m.

Friday 4/29

The Jackets – Father & Son (Indie/Americana) – 6:30 p.m. | Free
As part of the First Friday events, Local Indie Band The Jackets play inside one of the coolest retro shops in Raleigh. This is a regular occurrence at this location for First Fridays, and this Friday brings a great local indie band. Come early, check out the band and then walk around downtown and check out the First Friday events!

Big Daddy Love – Pourhouse (Jam/Psychedelic) – 9:30 p.m. | $12
One of our favorite Jam bands from Western North Carolina grace the Pourhouse with their presence on Friday. If you like Sci-Fi, Particle, Phish or Perpetual Groove, you will love these guys. You can expect a full night of driving guitar, keys, funk & electronica. It’s a perfect to kick-start to the weekend and will get you jamming and dancing. Get there early for a good spot as these guys have a sizeable and loyal fan base.

The Love Language w/ Lonnie Walker – Slims (Indie) – 10 p.m. | $12
Expect something special during the last night of their residency – this is the finale – and they are pulling no punches with high-energy opener Lonnie Walker. You can expect this high-energy to continue into the Love Language set. This is a sold-out show. Get there early as the house will be packed before the opener.

Saturday, 4/30

Countdown Quartet – Berkeley Cafe (Jazz) – 8 p.m. | $12
Jazz fans rejoice! The boys are back together. In one of their first gigs back together, the CQ plays 2-3 sets for the Bee Ball, an annual fundraiser for local charity the BeeHive Collective. It’s similar to Band Together but more progressive and down to Earth. You can expect some great jazz/swing music, perfect for dancing and having fun. Note: The band will play between 8 p.m. and midnight, followed by a DJ. Costume suggested, but not required.

Wintersleep – Kings Barcade (Indie/Folk) – 9 p.m. | $10
Following in the footsteps of former great Canadian Indie Rock bands like The Tragically Hip & Arcade Fire, this Canadian band from Halifax will put a folksy spin on their Indie Sound. The only thing better for these guys would be if they could get Ashley McIsaic to join the band. These guys are superb and are climbing the ladder. Catch them now and you might be able to catch them again (if the rumors are true) at Hopscotch this fall.

Zydecopious – The Big Easy (Zydeco) 10 p.m. | Free
Once again, our Favorite Zydeco band is back for their monthly gig at The Big Easy. Expect all things Cajun from Kenny on the washboard to folks gliding around the room doing the “Cajun Waltz.” A truly fun night of music and an opportunity to catch a genre of music that is quite rare in these parts.

Sunday – May 1
Lake Street Drive (Alt/Jazz) – 7 p.m. | $10
A great early show on Mother’s Day. This group from Chicago will wow you with their jazzy/alt rock style and improvisation. While the music is very good, the stage presence and level of entertainment is also great; you will have an enjoyable evening. And bring your mom – admission is free for her tonight!

Music Calendar

Monday, May 2

Big Easy – 222 Fayetteville St. – Cecil Johnson (Jazz) — 6:30 p.m.

Busy Bee – 225 South Wilmington St. –  Bluegrass Jam — 8 p.m.

Lincoln Theatre – 126 East Cabarrus St. – Abigail Washburn w/ The Wood Brothers (Americana/Folk) — 7:30 p.m.

The Love Language begins a four-night stand at Slim's on Tuesday. Each night will feature a different opener and each night promises somthing different. Come out and support one of our favorite local indie rockers before they embark on another tour. Photo Courtesy of Merge Records.

Tuesday, May 3

Big Easy – 222 Fayetteville St. – Cecil Johnson (Jazz) — 6 p.m.

Buku – 110 East Davie St. – Viswas Chitnis (World) — 7 p.m.

Irregardless Café – 901 West Morgan St. – Matt & Ellis (Rock) — 6:30 p.m.

Lincoln Theatre – 126 East Cabarrus St. – Ziggy Marley (Reggae) — 8:30 p.m.

Slim’s Bar – 227 South Wilmington St. – The Love Language w/ Left Outlet (Indie) — 9 p.m.

Wednesday, May 4

Amra’s – 106 Glenwood Ave. – Chris Suiter (Jazz) – 9:30 p.m.

Big Easy – 222 Fayetteville St. – Cecil Johnson (Jazz) — 6 p.m.

Bone Daddy’s – 605 Creekside Drive – Neal D & The All-Star Jam Band (Blues) — 9 p.m.

Buku – 110 East Davie St. – All Star Bues Jam w/ Josh Presslar (Blues) — 8:30 p.m.

Busy Bee – 225 South Wilmington St. – DJ WAX (Electronica) — 10 p.m.

Humble Pie – Harrington, St. – Peter Lamb & The Wolves (Jazz) — 8:30 p.m.

Irregardless Café – 901 West Morgan St. – 3rd Stage (Bluegrass) — 6:30 p.m.

PourHouse – 224 South Blount St. –  Acoustic Manner (Folk/Bluegrass) — 9 p.m.

Slim’s Bar – 227 South Wilmington St. – The Love Language w/ Whatever Brains (Indie) — 9 p.m.

Southland Ballroom – 614 North West St. – Capital City Metal Showcase (Metal) — 9 p.m.

In perhaps the most interesting shows in Raleigh this week, Sweden based Movits! Bring their own Euro Hip-Hop Funk Rock to Kings Barcade on Thursday night. Photo Courtesy of Movits!

Thursday, May 5

Amra’s – 106 Glenwood Ave. – Arrogant Bastards (Blues/Covers) — 9 p.m.

Berkeley Café – 217 West Martin St. – Dangerous New Machine, Revelus, Downcycle (Rock) — 9 p.m.

Big Easy – 222 Fayetteville St. – Cecil Johnson (Jazz) — 6 p.m.

Busy Bee – 225 South Wilmington St. – Bumble w/ DJ Thein (Electronica) — 10 p.m.

Deep South The Bar – 430 South Dawson – 2 People Playing Music, Simple (Rock/Indie) — 10 p.m.

Hibernian – 311 Glenwood Ave.- Mike Mickxer (Blues/Covers) — 10 p.m.

Irregardless Café – 901 West Morgan St. – Lou Padro (Jazz) — 6:30 p.m.

King’s Barcade – 14 West Martin St. – Movits! w/ Juan Huevos (Funk/Hip-Hop) — 9:30 p.m.

PourHouse – 224 South Blount St. – Clay Pigeons (Indie) — 9 p.m.

Slim’s Bar – 227 South Wilmington St. –  The Love Language w/ Shit Horse (Indie) — 10 p.m.

Southland Ballroom – 614 North West St. – (Indie/Jazz Jam/Alt) — 7 p.m.

The Oxford – 319 Fayetteville St. – Grove Brothers Band (Covers) — 10 p.m.

Tir Na Nog – 218 South Blount St. – Local Beer Local Band Feat. Modern Skirts (Indie) — 10 p.m.

Friday, May 6

Amra’s – 106 Glenwood Ave. – Magic Pipers (Covers) – 10 p.m.

Berkeley Café – 217 West Martin St. – The Windsor Oaks Band, Garland Mason Band (Folk) — 9 p.m.

Big Easy – 222 Fayetteville St. – Early: Cecil Johnson (Jazz) — 6 p.m. Late: E-Train (Covers) — 10 p.m.

Bone Daddy’s – 605 Creekside Drive – Al Williams Band (Covers) — 9 p.m.

The Brewery – 3009 Hillsborough St. – Embracing Goodbye, The Future is Me, To Speak of Wolves – (Rock) — 8 p.m.

Deep South The Bar – 430 South Dawson – Monoslang, Radio Silent Auction, Machines of Maybe (Indie/Progressive) — 10 p.m.

Dive Bar – 3 Glenwood Ave. – Let the Night Roar (Rock) — 10 p.m.

Irregardless Café – 901 West Morgan St. – Lola & Dave (Jazz) — 6:30 p.m.

King’s Barcade – 14 West Martin St. – Twin Tigers, Minor Stars, Lilac Shadows (Indie) — 10 p.m.

Lincoln Theatre – 126 East Cabarrus St. –  The Breakfast Club (80s Cover) — 10 p.m.

Napper Tandy’s – 126 North West St. – The Johnnies (Covers) — 9 p.m.

PourHouse – 224 South Blount St. – Big Daddy Love (Psychedelic Rock) — 10 p.m.

Slim’s Bar – 227 South Wilmington St. – The Love Language w/ Lonnie Walker (Indie) — 10 p.m.

Southland Ballroom – 614 North West St. – The Design (Indie) — 9:30 p.m.

The Oxford – 319 Fayetteville St. – Ricky Young (Covers) — 10 p.m.

Tir Na Nog – 218 South Blount St. – My 3 Kilts (Irish) — 10 p.m.

The Countdown Quartet is back together, much to the joy of Jazz lovers in the Triangle. Check out one of their first shows back together as they play at the Berkeley Cafe for the Bee Ball, an annual benefit for the Beehive Collective. Photo Courtesy of Dave Wright.

Saturday, May 7

Amra’s – 106 Glenwood Ave. – Stone Age Romeos (Covers) – 10 p.m.

Berkeley Café – 217 West Martin St. –  Bee Ball Feat. Countdown Quartet (Jazz) — 8 p.m.

Big Easy – 222 Fayetteville St. – Early: Cecil Johnson (Jazz) — 6 p.m., Late: Zydecopious (Zydeco) — 10 p.m.

Bone Daddy’s – 605 Creekside Drive – Mary Selvidge Band (Covers) —  9 p.m.

The Brewery – 3009 Hillsborough St. – Early: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Such Gold,Living with Lions, more…  Late: A Burlesque Odyssey (Rock/Art) — 5 p.m.

Deep South The Bar – 430 South Dawson – West End Revival, Private Life of David Reed (Indie,Americana) — 10 p.m.

Dive Bar – 3 Glenwood Ave. – Far and Away (Rock) — 10 p.m.

Irregardless Café – 901 West Morgan St. – Triangle Jazz Band (Jazz) — 6:30 p.m.

King’s Barcade – 14 West Martin St. – Wintersleep (Indie/Folk) — 8:30 p.m.

Lincoln Theatre – 126 East Cabarrus St. – Third Eye Blind, Dillon Fence, Lonnie Walker, more (Benefit) — 6 p.m.

PourHouse – 224 South Blount St. – Kennebec, The New Familiars (Indie/Folk) — 10 p.m.

Southland Ballroom – 614 North West St. – Hip-Hop Showcase —  9 p.m.

The Oxford – 319 Fayetteville St. – New Sweat (Covers) — 10 p.m.

Tir Na Nog – 218 South Blount St. –  Fizzwheel (Covers) — 9 p.m.

Sunday, May 9

Berkeley Café – 217 West Martin St. – Lake Street Drive (Alt/Jazz) — 7 p.m.

Bone Daddy’s – 605 Creekside Drive – Bernie Lamb & Friends (Blues) — 2 p.m.

The Brewery – 3009 Hillsborough St. – Ever After, Daybreak, The Aura Rising, Idecay, more (Rock) — 5 p.m.

Five Star – 511 West Hargett St – Neu Romance (Dance/Electronica) — 10 p.m.

Irregardless Café – 901 West Morgan St. – Gene O’Neil (Jazz) — 10 a.m.

King’s Barcade – 14 West Martin St. – Municipal Waste, Man will Destroy Himself (Rock) — 9:30 p.m.

 

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