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By Elliott Rubin Elliott Rubin is a former UNC student and current Chapel Hill resident. He can be found arriving fashionably late with a camera to events all around North Carolina.

Five Shows to Catch This Weekend

By Elliott Rubin Posted August 22, 2013 at 5:46 am

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Superchunk
Saturday, August 24 @ Cat’s Cradle
All Ages, 9:00PM. $15-17

Very few bands from the 1980-1990’s Chapel Hill music scene are still together, much less relevant to the degree of Superchunk. This can’t-miss show will likely include tracks from their new album “I Hate Music” in addition to over 20 years of previous recordings. Critics and fans alike have supported the group’s reinvented sound and passion for music, so old and new fans will both be pleased. Homegrown acts like these are the reason Cat’s Cradle is great- make sure to check out Superchunk this weekend.

 

Magnolia Collective
Friday, August 23 @ Local 506
9:00PM. $5

Magnolia Collective is playing at the Local 506 this Friday and are bringing Michael Rank and Stag and Hank Sinatra along for the night. This line-up will be perfect for fans of American folk music and blues, and whiskey lovers should be able to afford a few rounds with such a small cover charge.

Hear a sample of Magnolia Collective by clicking here.

 

SiBANNAC, The Bastages and Totally Slow
Friday, August 23 @ The Cave
21+, 10:00PM. $5

Before checking out Superchunk on Saturday, stumble down the stairs off Franklin to the Cave and check out this line-up of fresh punk-rock bands. SiBANNAC hails from Chapel Hill and showcases some authentic Chapel Hill residents while The Bastages and Totally Slow represent Durham and Greensboro respectively. Grab a PBR and get ready to thrash with pure energy and emotion in the most intimate venue Chapel Hill has to offer.

Tribe in Motion
Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24 @ The ArtsCenter
All Ages, 8:00PM. $8-16.

Many levels of human interaction and compassion are represented during a Tribe in Motion performance, which can loosely be described as an inspirational, theatrical dance experience. The staging will include original music and choreography representing the beautiful struggle of life told from a few truly unique perspectives. Expect the unexpected, and prepare for a positively enriching performance from the cast members of motion/TRIBE.

 

Super Smash Bros Tournament
Sunday, August 25 @ Beer Study
21+, 2:00PM. No Cover.

There are few entries from the cartridge age of gaming that have had the replay value of Super Smash Bros. This cult classic pits iconic Nintendo game characters against each other in a four-way battle to the death. If this game is new to you, please check out the tournament for a dose of nostalgia mixed with old-fashioned nerd behavior.

This gameplay footage should get you pumped.

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