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Picks of the Week

Thursday 5/12

International Night Feat: DJ Rang, Salsa Mike, DJ Freedom, Climax & more – Mosaic Wine Bar (Electronica/Dance) — 8 p.m. | Free
International Night has a Caribbean/South American Flair to it this week as part of the Spring Music Festival. Expect driving beats, steel drums, percussion mashup as the DJs bring the best there is to offer to the Mosaic.

Voice of the Wetlands Feat: Tab Benoit, Anders Osborne, Cyril Neville, Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Vidacovich, Waylon Thibodeaux & more – Lincoln Theater (Cajun/Jazz/Folk) — 8 p.m. | $30
New Orleans Music Royalty comes to the Lincoln Theatre for a night of great music – for a great cause – the Louisiana Wetlands. Catch the famous songs of Cajun Country from a host of world-renowned musicians. In a night of true Louisiana music, you never know who will show up to sit in and the musicians are sure to impress. Expect a diverse night of music from Jazz to Cajun Folk to Rock to a jam session as the finale. Get ready for great music and wonderful dancing. Local Zydeco faves Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos will open the evening.

Friday 5/13

The Knock out Roses – Berkeley Cafe (Indie) — 9 p.m. | $10
Local Indie Favorites from a couple of years ago are now making a comeback and their gig on Friday is one step in the process of returning to the scene.

Music on the Porch Feat: Atomic Rhythm All-Stars – Mordecai Park (Jazz) — 6:30 p.m. | $5 Donation
Music on the Porch is back and despite the change in venue, it claims to be better than ever. From now until October, you can expect solid music every Friday evening in a family friendly place. A few things have changed this year —the location and the lack of vendors at the park — but the good thing in that you now can bring your own beverages. First up – The Atomic Rhythm All-Stars will bring a night of Big-Band Jazz/Swing music that will have us all dancing by night’s end. Come out and support this wonderful continuing tradition.

The T’s, Static Minds, Maldora – Pourhouse (Rock) — 10 p.m. | $8
A good way to start the weekend right is by getting into the mood with some driving Rock from Local Rockers The T’s, Static Minds & Maldora. You can expect driving Guitars and Percussion fused with piercing vocals and the type of high-energy that is contagious and gets us fired up for the weekend! Come check it out!

Saturday, 5/14

KinGator, Funkuponya – Pourhouse (Funk) — 9 p.m. | $8
It’s time to get funky and there isn’t a better way to do it here in the Triangle than with resident Funk Experts Funkuponya & KinGator. Leo, Carl, Brian and Doug have been Funking it up for the better part of three years and have their old sound tight. Yet they strive for new material to keep us engaged and amused. Expect a healthy dose of their original material as well as new and some carefully picked covers with their own Funk twist. Kingator brings their funk/psychedelic stylings to the stage for some new-wave Funk Grooves that will most certainly get the crowd jamming and dancing.

Miami Fusion Feat: DJ Stellar & more – Mosaic Wine Bar (Electronica/Dance) — 8 p.m. | Free
Miami’s South Beach area clubs have been on the cutting edge of House/Lounge/Electronica since the inception of the genre and today is no different. While Club Space and The CroBar have undergone changes – countless other clubs as well as these two have seen a steady stream of DJs, innovations and changes to the musical styling as well as mashup and backbeat additions. With the Mosaic Spring Music Fest it is only natural that a night be dedicated to one of the Pillars of this musical styling. DJ Stellar – one of the Hottest up-and-coming DJs in the South Beach Scene —will highlight this night of tribute to the Innovations that have come from the Miami Club scene.

Sunday – 5/15

Mosaic Spring Music Fest Closing Party- Mosaic Wine Bar (Electronica/Dance) — 6 p.m. | Free
All good things must come to an end and such it is Sunday for the Mosaic Spring Music Fest. As part of the closing party, live music will kick off the evening around 6 and then there will be an endless revolving list of DJs waiting to play their best stuff in the last hurrah for the Spring Music Fest. Hungry? Come indulge in the BBQ and other savory fare that will be offered as part of the party.

Diggup Tapes! – Kings Barcade (Retro) — 9:30 p.m. | $5
This is the night that Kings will pull out its old-school retro stuff, and mash it up creating a sound that you are sure to enjoy – come check it out!

Music Calendar

Tuesday, May 10

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. – Heath Tuttle (Blues) — 6:30 p.m.

Lincoln Theatre – 126 East Cabarrus St. – Plain White Ts w/ Parachute (Indie) — 7:30 p.m.

Mosaic – 517 West Jones St. – Flavor Rave feat: Synergy, J-Star, Pressler, Krox, Aldo & more (Electronica) — 8 p.m.

PourHouse – 224 South Blount St. – Cletus Got Shot (Indie) — 9 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11

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 – Tony Miller & The All-Star Jam Band (Blues) —9 p.m.

The Brewery – 3009 Hillsborough St. – Joy Island, Rocky Loves Emily, After Party (Rock) — 7 p.m.

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

Busy Bee – 225 South Wilmington St. – Early: Michael Tolcher (Acoustic) — 8 p.m. Late: DJ WAX (Electronica) — 10 p.m.

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

Mosaic – 517 West Jones St. – The Chill Suite Feat: Steg, Feinberg, Architektur & more (Eletronica/Downtempo) — 8 p.m.

PourHouse – 224 South Blount St. –  Charlie Hunter (Acoustic) — 9:30 p.m.

Shakedown Street – 2500 Hillsborough St. – Open Mic Night – 9 p.m.

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

Music Superstars of Louisiana band together for the worthy cause of saving the Gulf Coast Wetlands. This is a unique opportunity to catch some of the best music that New Orleans has to offer - without even making the trip. Catch them Thursday at Lincoln Theater. (Photo courtesy of Nola.com.)

Thursday, May 12

Amra’s – 106 Glenwood Ave. – Honey (Covers) — 9:30 p.m.

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

The Brewery – 3009 Hillsborough St. – The Queers, Boner Pilot, Thieves (Rock) — 7 p.m.

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

Hibernian – 311 Glenwood Ave.- Soulomios (Covers) — 10 p.m.

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

Lincoln Theatre – 126 East Cabarrus St. – Voice of the Wetlands Feat: Tab Benoit, Anders Osborne, Cyril Neville, Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Vidacovich, Johnny Sanson, Waylon Thibodeaux & Melt Melton (Cajun/Folk/Blues, Jazz, Rock) – 8 p.m.

Mosaic – 517 West Jones St. – International Night Feat: DJ Rang, Salsa Mike, DJ Freedom, Climax & more (Electronica/World Beat) — 8 p.m.

PourHouse – 224 South Blount St. – Halo, Thee Tom Brady, Big Remo, Sean Boog, more (Hip-Hop) — 9 p.m.

Sadlacks – 2116 Hillsborough St. – Open Mic Night – 8 p.m.

Shakedown Street – 2500 Hillsborough St. – Hot Tamale, Desert Red, Eulogy (Indie) — 9 p.m.

Southland Ballroom – 614 North West St. – Simplified  (Indie/Jam) — 8 p.m.

The Oxford – 319 Fayetteville St. – Effigy Unplugged (Covers) — 10 p.m.

The Point – 1626 Glenwood Ave. – Mike Mickxer (Covers) — 9 p.m.

Tir Na Nog – 218 South Blount St. – Local Beer Local Band — 10 p.m.

Friday, May 13

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

Berkeley Café – 217 West Martin St. – The Knock out Roses (Indie) — 9 p.m.

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

Bone Daddy’s – 605 Creekside Drive – Acoustic Surprise (Covers) — 9 p.m.

The Brewery – 3009 Hillsborough St. – Flowers for Faye, Sugar Glyder – (Rock) — 8 p.m.

Deep South The Bar – 430 South Dawson – Know Your Enemy, This too Shall Burn (Rock/Metal) — 10 p.m.

Dive Bar – 3 Glenwood Ave. – Caltrop, Make (Rock) — 10 p.m.

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

King’s Barcade – 14 West Martin St. – Spacemen, Honored Guests, SpeakerDevil (Indie) — 10 p.m.

Lincoln Theatre – 126 East Cabarrus St. –  Zoso (Zeppelin Covers) — 10 p.m.

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

PourHouse – 224 South Blount St. – The T’s, Maldora, Static Minds (Rock) — 10 p.m.

Shakedown Street – 2500 Hillsborough St. – All the Above, A Tin Jiin, Love Muscle (Rock/Covers) — 10 p.m.

Southland Ballroom – 614 North West St. – Machine Gun (Covers) — 9:30 p.m.

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

Tir Na Nog – 218 South Blount St. – The Plaids (Irish) — 10 p.m.

42nd Street Oyster Bar – 508 W. Jones St. – Groovetown (Covers) — 9 p.m.

Funkuponya is a local favorite and one of the best Funk bands in the area. Catch Brian, Leo, Doug & Carl as they tear it up Saturday night alongside KinGator. (Photo Courtesy of Indy Week.)

Saturday, May 14

Amra’s – 106 Glenwood Ave. – Lawn Darts (Covers) – 10 p.m.

Berkeley Café – 217 West Martin St. –  Diecast, Construkt (Rock) — 9 p.m.

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

Bone Daddy’s – 605 Creekside Drive – Tornado Benefit Feat: Love Muscle, Jehovah Witness Program, more (Covers) — 4 p.m.

Deep South The Bar – 430 South Dawson – No Mercy, Method to Madness (Rock) — 10 p.m.

Dive Bar – 3 Glenwood Ave. – Warbeast, Hated Existance (Rock) — 10 p.m.

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

King’s Barcade – 14 West Martin St. – Mount Moriah, Organos, more (Indie) — 9 p.m.

Lincoln Theatre – 126 East Cabarrus St. – Robert Randolph (Blues) — 9 p.m.

Mosaic – 517 West Jones St. – Congregation – Miami Fusion Feat: StellR, Rozco, Keith &  more.  (Miami Fusion/Electronica) — 8 p.m.

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

PourHouse – 224 South Blount St. – KinGator, Funkuponya (Jam/Funk) — 10 p.m.

Shakedown Street – 2500 Hillsborough St. – Item 9, January Avenue (Indie) — 10 p.m.

Slim’s Bar – 227 South Wilmington St. – Libyans, Shards (Indie) — 10 p.m.

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

42nd Street Oyster Bar – 508 W. Jones St. – Steelwater (Covers) — 9 p.m.

Sunday, May 15

Berkeley Café – 217 West Martin St. – Inter Armor, Liars of Tsavo, Hay (Rock) — 9 p.m.

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

The Brewery – 3009 Hillsborough St. – La Dispute, Defeater, Nstive Former Thieves, more. (Rock) — 6 p.m.

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

Irregardless Café – 901 West Morgan St. – Larry Hutcherson (Jazz) — 10 a.m.

King’s Barcade – 14 West Martin St. – Diggup Tapes Feat. Lonnie Walker & more (Retro) — 9:30 p.m.

Mosaic – 517 West Jones St. – Mosaic Spring Music Fest Closing Party (Electronica/Dance) — 8 p.m.

Pour House – 224 South Blount St. – R.E.F., Boom!, The Albino Deer (Acoustic) — 8 p.m.

Southland Ballroom – 614 North West St. – Photostick (Hip-Hop) — 7 p.m.

 

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