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Music meets fashion, tribute to Tripp Joye, Pneurotics

by Heather MacIntyre

Any chance we get to let you know about evenings that encompass multiple forms of entertainment, we do. Some of the best ideas come from taking a music concert and adding in any other form of art. Friday happens to be one of those nights. Deep Cover Movement and iWish Entertainment together present Music Meets Fashion. The 18 event will take place at Greene Street (www.greenestreetclub.com) at 9:30 p.m. (hint: It’s only 10 bucks if you buy the tickets pre-sale at etix.com). The catwalk/runway part of the show has fashions originating from a Greensboro boutique known as the Destination (1707-C Battleground Ave.). Models for the guys and fashion for the girls — what more could you ask for? They’ve booked two bands for the evening to keep you busy during it all. Hartford, Conn. act Kered (www.myspace.com/keredusa) is known for his house/electro/techno beats and mixes making it perfect for dancing in this prestigious evening of glamour. The other performance is from a lady DJ from LA who brings more of the down-tempo, drum and-bass indie vibrations and mixes to the show — Edison Gem (www.myspace.com/ orionjadis). Forget killing two birds with one stone — this night is poisoning the birdfeeder. (Notice: no animals will be harmed during any progression of the evening). •••

Fashion, LA and big, bright lights not really your thing? Still looking for something with more to offer on a Friday night? Tired of going to shows where the entire lineup is the same genre and often sound too much alike? What about friends, a café-made-venue, and a variety of music from all over the Triad? A very special “Tripp-bute” show at the Werehouse (www. myspace.com/werehouse) will be held in honor of Tripp Joye (1982-2008), a beloved friend and musician from the Winston- Salem based Forsaken Recordings’ band Anything on Fire, who recently passed away. The evening will be full of bands from all spectrums of music and areas of North Carolina who have shared the stage with him and his musical endeavors over the years. Greensboro’s Giant (www.myspace.com/ncgiant), Winston’s Glass Casket (www.myspace.com/glasscasket), Brooklyn/ Winston’s Autopassion (www.myspace.com/autopassion), Lovely Leaves (www. myspace.com/timpoovey), Winston-Salem’s Love Craft (www.myspace.com/lovecraftnc) and of course Anything on Fire (www. myspace.com/anythingonfire). The doors open at 5 p.m., and it’s an all-ages show that I recommend anyone involved in local music scene should check out. All proceeds go to the Tripp Joye Memorial Scholarship Foundation (www.wsfoundation.org/tripp). •••

And for those of you who might already be planning to spend some time in the Triangle this weekend, you can still enjoy good Triad music. Cat’s Cradle (www.catscradle.com) will be hosting a “The Club is Open” show, which is a part of their free local music series sponsored by Wootini (www.wootini.com), and the Music Loft of Carrboro (www. carrloft.net). This Saturday starts at 9 p.m. (with doors open at 8:30) and as of right now, four Carolina favorites are on the list with more to be determined. The Pneurotics (www.myspace.com/pneurotics) are a indie-alternative group from Chapel Hill who have recently put out their ’08 release Forty. Filthy Bird (www.myspace.com/ filthybird) is a Greensboro group currently seeking new label representatives (so if you are scouting, please attend!). From the same college city, rock/Americana/roots-like band Puritan Rodeo (www.puritanrodeo.com) who have also released a new recent album, The Magic Suit Ball on Dren Records. The evening holds a happy folk-rock attitude once it’s all put together by the musicians of the Proclivities (www.myspace.com/ theprovlivities), a Raleigh band on their way up the ladder with the help of local fans and sister bands. This free show can still remain cheap if you carpool with friends.

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