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Lake Inferior 10″ release show at Local 506, Nov. 12

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See a good show, get a new 10″ release and check out what one of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s newest student organizations is up to this Thursday at the Local 506.

Pegasaur

Lake Inferior's "Pegasaur," courtesy of the band's Myspace

Carrboro’s Lake Inferior will play to promote their new  “Pegasaur” 10″, which UNC’s student-run label Vinyl Records is releasing on the same date. (Did I mention the $7 admission price includes a copy of the new release?)

The upbeat electronic indie rock outfit were chosen by UNC students as label signees in an online contest after a concert last school year, (Lafcadio Shot Back and My Boy Rascal were the other winners).

Their experimental sound comes across as a little Paul Simon-y if he was currently in college and primarily listened to electronic music, (which is quite good in my opinion). Just check out “Gepeddo” on their Myspace page (linked above) and then watch the classic video “You Can Call Me Al.”

Judge if you think I’m completely crazy for making the above comparison:

According to the label’s Twitter, advance copies of the “Pegasaur” are available at Bull City Records in Durham. [map]

If you still aren’t convinced of Lake Inferior’s talent, check out a review of the Vinyl Records showcase from UNC’s Fall Fest by The Daily Tar Heel‘s Diversions blog.

The rest of the lineup includes rockers The Honored Guests of Chapel Hill and noise rockers Gift Horse of Athens, Ga.

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and Gift Horse start playing at 9 p.m. $7 at the door. [map]

Sample more of Vinyl Records’ talent by downloading its free 2009 sampler. It has 1o tracks that feature all three current Vinyl artists and an intro by Lexicon.

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Written by Elizabeth Lilly

November 9, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Troika Music Festival, Nov. 5-7

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If you’ve been waiting around for months to finally see that great local band that you’ve heard so much about, now’s your chance.

Troika serves as Durham’s own music festival with performances in venues all around Bull City throughout three nights. Some local event sponsors include Merge Records, Duke student-run radio station WXDU and the Durham Performing Arts Center.Troik

This event is affordable (and college-student friendly) with a full-festival pass priced at $20 or $8 for a night. However, if you’re feeling super thrifty, there is at least one free show each night (one Thursday, two Friday and four Saturday).

Rock, Paper, Scissors, a new addition to this year’s festival, features live music, and art from local craftsmen and band merchandise for sale on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Check out the vendor list.[map]

There’s no lack of quality in talent whatsoever, so I’ll take the lazy, yet thorough way out and post the entire schedule:

Thursday, Nov. 7

Festival Kickoff at Durham Central Park (free) [map]

Backstage at the DPAC [map]

The Pinhook [map]

Duke Coffeehouse [map]

Broad Street Cafe [map]

Friday Nov. 8

West End Wine Bar (free) [map]

Marvell Event Center [map]

Trotter Building [map]

Duke Coffeehouse

Broad Street Cafe

Bull McCabe’s (free)

Saturday, Nov. 9

Rock, Paper, Scissors at Trotter Building (free)

West End Wine Bar (free)

Marvell Even Center

The Pinhook

Duke Coffeehouse

Trotter Building

Broad Street Cafe

Bull McCabe’s (free)

Check out a map of all the venues (courtesy Troika’s Web site).

If you can’t make it to Durham, head over to the Indy and download some free tracks from festival performers. (If you love free stuff check out Free-cession in the Triangle for all kinds of free activities!)

Can’t get enough Troika here? Follow the festival’s Bullbot and check out his blog.