Five Shows to Catch This Labor Day Weekend
UNC Football vs. South Carolina Gamecocks
Thursday, 8/29, 6:00PM
This may not be considered a show, or even an event (outside of Columbia and UNC’s campus), but the excitement and entertainment value of this game is going to be exceptional. Choose your favorite viewing location (like Carolina Brewery, Pantana Bob’s, Four Corners or Williams-Bryce Stadium) and get ready for the biggest college football opener in UNC’s recent history. Franklin Street will be buzzing post-game regardless of win or loss, but get together with some fellow Tar Heels and start the party early.
You don’t want to miss the one-man show, Jadeveon Clowney.
Supercollider with Iron Will and The Chain Gang
Friday, 8/30, 9:00PM
21+. No Cover.
Haven’t been to The Kraken yet? Take the short drive down Highway 54 on Friday and see a couple of NC bands at a great location. Supercollider is a three-piece outfit from Carrboro that plays self-described “gnarl pop”, and Iron Will and The Chain Gang have a smoky, bluesy sound that is right at home in Chapel Hill’s most working-class music venue. If whiskey, slide guitar and three chord blues make you happy, don’t miss this Friday at The Kraken. Don’t forget to have a designated driver in order to offset what would be a massive cab fare back to Franklin.
The Dynamite Brothers w/ Transportation
Saturday, 8/31, 6:30PM @ Southern Rail
21+. No Cover.
Since 1998, The Dynamite Brothers have been playing a unique brand of funky rock and roll in the Chapel Hill area, and they are returning to Southern Rail this Saturday to play a show starting around six. Their formula of equal parts soul, funk and rock should add up to a fun experience. Because there’s no cover, you can afford to catch a few drinks at Southern Rail and listen to some local rock music before going out on the town. Of course, don’t forget to park somewhere other than Carr Mill Mall.
Sunday, 9/1, 3:00 PM @ Southern Rail
21+. No Cover.
It might seem like the Southern Rail has something going on all the time, but this is a special something. Four surf-rock bands (Blood Red River, The Monterreys, Phatlynx, and The Evil Streaks) are playing throughout the day, and the movie Jaws will be projected after sunset. If you haven’t gotten sea-sick by then, stick around for a dance party or the screening of the remaining films in the Jaws trilogy.
Twiztid w/ Jellyroll, Lil’ Wyte, Aqualeo, Stitchy C.
Sunday, 9/1. 7:30 PM @ Lincoln Theatre
All Ages. $20-$25.
This lineup doesn’t exactly read like the MTV Music Award performance lists, but you definitely will not see Miley Cyrus and her gyrations at this show. Twiztid has continued what Insane Clown Posse started- making shock rock for a new generation, only this time in rap form. Need more? Lil’ Wyte has been rumored deceased for years, and Aqueleo is well-known in the Texas music scene. Stitchy C is part of the Iconoclast Crew (based out of Greensboro) and is more than equipped to get the crowd into a frenzy. Hip-hop may be dead, but rap is alive and well in Raleigh this weekend.