Rock Picks

The best rock picks, August 30

dmenconi@newsobserver.comAugust 29, 2013 

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    • Labor Day Weekend brings back the annual ProgDay Festival, with Herd of Instinct, Miriodor and Thank You Scientist among this year’s bands (see progday.net for details); Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater has a metal-leaning bill Sunday with Shinedown, Papa Roach and others; St. Louis indie-rock duo Sleepy Kitty plays Durham’s Motorco Music Hall Monday; pop star John Mayer holds forth Thursday at Raleigh’s Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek; and Thursday is also opening night of the Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, with Backsliders, Shannon Whitworth and Rosebuds playing Sade’s “Love Deluxe” among the highlights ( hopscotchmusicfest.com).

The Allman Brothers had a not-so-pleasant parting of the ways with co-founding guitarist Dickey Betts some years ago and have carried on separately from him ever since. In a rather amazing bit of awkwardness, synchronicity or both, the Allmans and Betts will play in the Triangle on Friday night: the Allmans at Raleigh’s Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek with Steve Winwood, and Betts at Durham’s Carolina Theatre. Tickets are $33-$80.40 for the Allmans, $44.15-$65.70 for Betts. See livenation.com or carolinatheatre.org for details.

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