Rock Picks

STAFF WRITERMay 6, 2011 

  • Megafaun's Phil Cook has a new solo album, the release of which he'll mark at Durham's Motorco Music Hall tonight with Annuals; Birds & Arrows also have a new record, which they'll play for you live Saturday at Chapel Hill's Local 506; Shayne Miel makes a triumphant return to performing with his band Future Kings of Nowhere (after a long hiatus to undergo treatment for lymphoma) Saturday at Motorco; and Third Eye Blind headlines the latest Band Together charity show Saturday at Raleigh's Lincoln Theatre with Lonnie Walker and Dillon Fence.

Why is Lynn Blakey not famous? There's really no good reason. She's a wonderful songwriter and a drop-dead amazing singer with a voice that will grab you around the heart and not let go (and you won't want it to, either). Her new mini-album "Meadowview" sounds like the next best thing to being on her porch for a hootenanny, and you can get an approximation of that Sunday at Raleigh's Berkeley Cafe. Blakey and her fiddler husband Ecki Heins share a bill with Lake Street Dive . Doors open at 7 p.m., and $10 gets you in. See berkeleycafe.net for more details.

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