Hopscotch was last weekend, but another pretty cool multi-venue festival-type event is coming up - and this one has a political theme.
Come Out & Show Them: A Benefit to Take Back Our State will happen the weekend of Oct. 7-8, with more than two-dozen wide-ranging acts playing a handful of venues in and around downtown Raleigh. Of particular note:
Sylvan Esso, the Durham electronic duo who pretty much stole Hopscotch on Saturday night.
Tift Merritt, with the Cook Brothers from Hiss Golden Messenger (which leads one to believe there might be further special-guest action).
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Tres Chicas, the lovely-voiced trio of Caitlin Cary, Tonya Lamm and Lynn Blakey.
Buck Jones Band, featuring Alejandro Escovedo.
Mac McCaughan, on a solo flight from Superchunk and Portastatic.
Rapper King Mez, star of last year’s Grammy-nominated Dr. Dre album.
Patty Hurst Shifter and American Aquarium, two of the mightiest roots-rock bands in this or any other town.
Mount Moriah, Mipso, The Veldt and more.
Tickets are $40 for the Oct. 7 show at Kings; $50 for Oct. 8 at Kings/Neptunes and the other three clubs on the grid; and $75 for both nights. The program will benefit a number of progressive causes in advance of the November elections.
The complete lineup is below. Check comeoutandshowthem.com for further details.
COME OUT & SHOW THEM: A BENEFIT TO TAKE BACK OUR STATE
Friday, Oct. 7
Kings - Sylvan Esso, Oak City Slums
Saturday, Oct. 8
Kings - Mount Moriah, Tift Merritt featuring Phil & Bradley Cook, Loamlands, Mipso, Tres Chicas
Neptunes - DJ Chocolate Rice, Body Games, GRRL, Blursome, Secret Boyfriend, Cyanotype
Southland Ballroom - Buck Jones Band, Old Quarter, Brett Harris, Patty Hurst Shifter, Mac McCaughan, Reid Johnson
Slim’s - American Aquarium, Demon Eye, Lacy Jags, The Veldt, Al Riggs, Konvoi, Sex Jams
Ruby Deluxe - King Mez, Professor Toon, Well$, Ace Henderson, Angelo Mota, Foolery (Kooley High)