Causes don’t get much worthier than Raleigh’s Community Music School, an organization that has provided professional music instruction to thousands of needy students over the past two decades.
So any CMS benefit show is an inherently worthy event, but the one happening at Raleigh’s Pour House on Friday is still special. Billed as “The Proclivities & Friends,” it pairs the reunited pop band Proclivities with guests from the A-list of local singer-songwriters: Mountain Goats mastermind John Darnielle, M.C. Taylor from Hiss Golden Messenger, Jeanne Jolly and Caitlin Cary.
Doors open at 8 p.m. Friday at Pour House, the CMS rock band plays an opening set at 8:30 and the main event gets underway around 9. Tickets are $12-$15. See thepourhousemusichall.com for details.
- Friday also brings the annual Christian-pop tour Winter Jam to Raleigh’s PNC Arena, with Matthew West, NewSong and others.
- Mount Moriah shows off its terrific new album “How to Dance” Saturday at Carrboro’s Cat’s Cradle, with Elephant Micah and Dex Romweber opening.
- Also Saturday, Katharine Whalen opens for South Carolina Broadcasters at Carrboro ArtsCenter and Celtic quintet The Gloaming plays a Duke Performances show at Baldwin Auditorium.
- Electronic duo Junior Boys are at the Cradle on Monday, the same night Duran Duran and Chic play Durham Performing Arts Center.
- Chance the Rapper holds forth at the Raleigh Ritz Tuesday, while Denver’s Yawpers put Americana into overdrive with Blackfoot Gypsies at the Pour House.
- Dr. Dog opens a two-night run at Saxapahaw’s Haw River Ballroom Wednesday. And Thursday offers a choice between G. Love & Special Sauce at the Cradle, or Stewart Copeland and Jon Kimura Parker & Co. (featuring the Police drummer) at Durham’s Carolina Theatre.