It doesn’t look like U2 will be coming to Duke’s Wallace Wade Stadium, but the N&O’s David Menconi is reporting that the Irish rockers might be making a stop in Raleigh at NC State’s Carter-Finley Football Stadium Oct. 3.
Trianglemusic first scooped the story, reporting from the band’s Web site that they had a Raleigh date which has since been removed from the tour schedule. It is still up in the air, but it looks more and more like the Edge, Bono, et. al. will be coming to the Triangle.
With Duke and UNC both on spring break this week, the Triangle’s population is going to dip a little bit and parking will be easier on Franklin St. and both campuses. And, everyone might have their eyes on today’s Duke-UNC game, there’s a lot happening in the art world. Here’s a taste of some of this week’s best offerings. Our best bets are starred.
Sunday, March 8
**Des Ark’s Aimee Argote solo, 9 p.m. at BCHQ
Jesus Christ Superstar‘s closing night at DPAC
Monday, March 9
William Elliott Whitmore with Samantha Crain & the Morning Shivers and Ben Weaver, 9 p.m. at Local 506
Roman Candle’s new EP drops Monday. Get The They Say EP free at their website.
Independent drama-comedy All Along released at Carmike 15, Wynnsong 15 and Park Place 16. It’s a one-week engagement limited to 93 theaters in the U.S.
Tuesday, March 10
Slow day. Go see Watchmen? Also, award season bait Milk, Rachel Getting Married, Happy Go-Lucky and Synecdoche, NY get their DVD and Blu-ray releases, alongside the 70th Anniversay edition of Pinnochio. Make it a day at the movies.
Also, if you just watch DVDs, don’t forget to get your Full Frame pass. Sales end March 15.
Wednesday, March 11
Modest Mouse with Mimicking Birds and Japanese Motors , 9 p.m. at Disco Rodeo
Morrissey (Tour of Refusal) with Red Cortez, 7:30 p.m. at DPAC
Thursday, March 12
**Vetiver with Megafaun and Sian Alice Group, 9:30 p.m. at the Cat’s Cradle
Clem Snide with the Heligoats, 9:30 p.m. at Local 506
Friday, March 13
**Lemming Malloy, the Physics of Meaning and Felix Obelix, 10 p.m. at the Pinhook
Che and The Class are released in the Triangle (expect them at Chelsea)
Saturday, March 14
Bishop Allen with Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Singsing & Marmar 9 p.m. at Local 506
**Red Collar‘s Pilgrim release party with the Dry Heathens and Bone Royals, 7:30 p.m. at Trianle Brewing Co. ($10 cover includes a copy of the album)
George Lopez’s Tall Dark & Chicano tour, 8 p.m. at DPAC (For mature audiences only–18+)
In spite of being the most uncool branch of the Triangle’s most uncool city, Raleigh will be the area and the state’s best-represented city at South by Southwest this year. The Bull City will be sending two of its finer acts to Austin this year, though Des Ark association with Durham is pretty loose given her recent move to Charlotte and stronger ties to Pittsboro. Nonetheless, props to the Triangle for sending 13 of North Carolina’s 18 bands to Texas for the festival. If only one of them was playing for Rachel Ray…
Here’s a list of all the bands from the Tar Heel state playing in Austin March 18-22.
Dexter Romweber Duo
The Physics of Meaning
The Love Language
Other North Carolina Towns
The Avett Brothers (Concord)
Brother Reade (Winston-Salem)
Ear Pwr (Asheville)
Floating Action (Black Mountain)
He Is Legend (Wilmington)