So if you don’t have tickets for the Rolling Stones’ high-dollar mega-extravaganza happening Wednesday at Raleigh’s Carter-Finley Stadium, fear not – there’s plenty of other interesting stuff going on around here this week, all of it a lot less pricey. Start with “End of Love,” a supergroup project with a rotating cast centered on Big Star’s Jody Stephens and Irwin Menken from the orbit of Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo.
The show happens Friday at Chapel Hill’s Local 506, with local stars including Skylar Gudasz and The Old Ceremony’s Django Haskins in on it. See local506.com for details.
▪ Also this weekend, Americana singer/songwriter Jeff Black plays a Six String Cafe show at Cary Theatre on Friday. Saturday brings country-rocker Jamey Johnson to the Raleigh Ritz, plus Michael Franti and Spearhead to downtown Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater for the latest Band Together charity show.
▪ Rising r&b star Chrisette Michele sings at the Ritz on Sunday, while Brooklyn singer/songwriter Torres does the same Tuesday at Durham’s Pinhook.
▪ Wednesday, ’80s hit-maker Pat Benatar keeps on keepin’ on at Durham’s Carolina Theatre, while the always-luminous Laurelyn Dossett plays Duke’s Music in the Gardens series.
▪ Carrboro’s Cat’s Cradle has a good indie-rock bill Thursday with Say Anything and Cymbals Eat Guitars.