Rock Picks

The best rock picks, March 22

CorrespondentMarch 21, 2013 

Caitlin Rose will play at Chapel Hill's Local 506 Thursday.


  • Other highlights: • Continuing its climb to the top, local country band Delta Rae plays Reynolds Theatre at Duke tonight; also at Duke, the Afro-Cuban All-Stars play Saturday at Page Auditorium; the great Ray Wylie Hubbard holds forth Monday at Raleigh’s Berkeley Cafe; pianist Vijay Iyer presents an idiosyncratic take on Stravinsky’s "Rite of Spring" Tuesday at UNC’s Memorial Hall (see page 1D); Boyz II Men sing with the N.C. Symphony Thursday at Meymandi Hall in Raleigh (see page 7D); and one-man-band Keller Williams plays Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre on Thursday.

Caitlin Rose has one of the most intriguing voices in music. She never sounds like she’s bearing down too hard on any of the 12 songs on her just-released sophomore album “The Stand-In” (ATO Records); and yet her voice can just eviscerate the non-wary, perfectly crystalizing a range of wistful emotions within luscious twang-pop arrangements. She’ll show off the album Thursday at Chapel Hill’s Local 506. Showtime is 9 p.m., cover is $10 and Andrew Combs and Michael Rank are also on the bill. See for details.

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