Independent record stores have been on the endangered-species list for many years, so much respect is due to Chaz’s Bull City Records – which has somehow hung in there for more than a decade and become a Durham institution in the process. And this weekend, the store marks its 11-year anniversary (Why celebrate 11 years? Because why not?) with an impressive multiple-night anniversary party.
Friday’s show features Dirty Little Heaters and Dry Heathens, among others, at Durham’s Pinhook; and Saturday’s headline event is Saturday at Ponysaurus Brewing Co. with a lineup including Superchunk’s first local show in eons, hardcore old-timers Pipe and Brad Cook and friends (including William Tyler, and Cook’s old Megafaun bandmates). Tickets range from $15-$65, and kids 12 and under get in free to the Saturday show. See bullcityrecords.com for details.
- Saturday brings a hard-rock bill topped by Shinedown to Downtown Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater, Asheville’s Elvis Depressedly to Chapel Hill’s Local 506 and the super-cute Us The Duo to Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre.
- Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons sing at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre Sunday.
- Classic-rocker Joe Walsh plays an anti-HB2 benefit for Equality NC and the ACLU Tuesday at Red Hat. Also Tuesday, Adam O’Fallon Price (formerly of the right-fine Chapel Hill power-pop band Mayflies USA) does a 7 p.m. reading at Chapel Hill’s Flyleaf Books for his new novel “The Grand Tour.”
- And Thursday brings Marshall Crenshaw to the Back Room of Carrboro’s Cat’s Cradle, and Jeanne Jolly to Clayton Center.