RockPicks

The best rock picks, Feb. 22

dmenconi@newsobserver.comFebruary 21, 2013 

Foxygen plays at 8 p.m. Sunday at Chapel Hill's Local 506.

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  • Other highlights: • Friday brings Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche to Duke’s Reynolds Industries Theatre with Megafaun (see page 1D), the iconic punk-funk band Fishbone to Durham’s Motorco Music Hall and venerable punk band Antiseen to Slim’s in Raleigh; also Friday, Georgia jam band Perpetual Groove plays its last area show at Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre before going on extended hiatus; Southern Culture on the Skids slides on into Raleigh’s Berkeley Cafe on Saturday; Monday brings Ra Ra Riot to Carrboro’s Cat’s Cradle (see page 5D); Posies co-leader Ken Stringfellow plays a solo joint Tuesday at Local 506; the exquisite Canadian singer/songwriter/guitarist Bruce Cockburn is at Fletcher Hall in Raleigh Wednesday; and Marc Broussard and Dirty Dozen Brass Band journey from Louisiana to play Durham’s Carolina Theatre Thursday.

Between calling themselves Foxygen and titling their first full-length album “We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic,” the young duo of Jonathan Rado and Sam France certainly gave themselves plenty to live up to. Darned if they don’t pull it off, too, with a low-fi tour de force that effortlessly scavenges the classic-rock playbook for riffs and vibes in a very impressive package. Foxygen plays at 8 p.m. Sunday at Chapel Hill’s Local 506 and tickets are $8-$10. See local506.com for details.

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