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Music worth leaving the house to hear this week

Friday, June 10
Dynamite Brothers, Kung Flude, Rubber City Rebels
Local 506

When Kung Flude rocked the 506 Anniversary Party last month, they left the stage after blowing up amps and sending otherwise docile folks into fits. And they sweated--a lot. You'll get the same excitement this time around, plus the fervor of The Rubber City Rebels, reborn '80s proto-punks from Akron, Ohio. These dudes deliver gritty, grimy, unflinching gutpunches about piercing brains with rings of steel, punk daddyhood with younger ladies, and too-perfect girls on television. The Dynamite Brothers, tonight's sole shot of sanity, open. --GC

The Countdown Quartet
Bynum General Store

In more cases than not, horns equal party time when it comes to music--be it the brass and woodwinds from the Memphis Horns, a Klezmer band, or the much-traveled Tower of Power horn section. And, of course, there's the horn-crazy town of New Orleans, where even funeral marches feel like mobile parties. The Countdown Quartet, sporting a trombone and a couple saxes, has been bringing a funky French Quarter vibe to the Triangle for seven years now. Pass the hat/7 p.m. --RC

Jake Brennan & the Confidence Men, The Olympic Ass-Kicking Team
The Pour House
Jake Brennan, former leader of the hardcore band Cast Iron Hike who now travels a more rootsy path with his Confidence Men, is the son of New England near-legend Dennis Brennan, the Northeast's answer to Graham Parker. On his debut Love & Bombs, Brennan the Younger frequently displays the same heat and howl as his pop and Parker. The Olympic Ass-Kicking Team--featuring Terry Anderson, the Southeast's answer to Dave Edmunds--opens. $6/9 p.m. --RC

Che Arthur
De La Luz
From the humming guitar feedback in Atombombpocketknife to hollowed acoustic guitars, Che Arthur has come a long way. While his previous band sent copy editors scrambling, his solo persona seems zeroed in on heartbreak and heartstrings. Still pushing from rock's foundation at times, his rustic Americana picking blends into Midwestern travel tales that give room to Arthur's Nebraska-esque drawl. $5/11 p.m. --EW

Saturday, June 11
Armand & Bluesology, Will McFarlane
Cat's Cradle

Realtor/ bluesman Armand Lenchek regularly rounds up locals to be his backing bluesologists. But when he brings along Bonnie Raitt's former sideman Will McFarlane on guitar, it's always special. McFarlane toured with Raitt from '74-'78 recording three albums with her. He also worked with Jackson Browne and the Pointer Sisters before becoming a Muscle Shoals session man and recording Christian music. But with Armand, count on hearing McFarlane's devilish side. $8 --GB

The Rosebuds
Bickett Gallery

Our innocence dies anew each day, in hope's little deaths, as if stretched out across the still-warm hood of the car. (The heat of that engine, aye?) Tracing the outline of the gears as we accelerate toward that last red light, it comes back to those essential qualities--joy and pain, love felt, hopes dashed and the reliquary of our dreams--which epitomize the succinct, crisp and sexy pop of The Rosebuds, who reprise le petit mort of Buddy Holly. --CP

Brilliant Inventions
Six String Café

Two heads are better than one, and anything that decreases the number of singer/songwriters competing for the last ADD-addled shred of my musical attention must be applauded. So it is we welcome the collaboration of Josh Lamkin and Eliot Bronson. The pairing of North (Bronson's a vet of the Boston folk scene) and South (Lamkin hails from the region) exhibits a folky, whimsical bounce that's a bit Ben Folds/They Might Be Giants, and features nice harmonies. $8/8 p.m. --CP

Ahleuchatistas, Cantwel Gomez & Jordan, Cinemechanica
Local 506

One of the best extra-Triangle brews floating around N.C. clubs, Asheville's Ahleuchatistas is a new Tarheel favorite, taking mathematically minded post-rock jammed with sticks snapping to snares, split-second cymbals, sidetracking guitars and plummeting bass cacophony down punk's familiar byway of get-in-or-get-out brevity. While condensing new turns on 11-minute Don Cab epics into two-minute vignettes, they don't forsake intricacy and precision. In fact, this is the best of both worlds and the best of these local lands. 10 p.m. --GC

Sunday, June 12
Schooner, Crane Orchard, North Elementary

As far as tripleheader lovefests sporting this much premium pop heft go, you would have to be nincompoop to pass up this pre-Pixies matinee. North Elementary's John Harrison is back in the saddle with his Tweedy-leaning pop painted with Dave Fridmann's florals, and Schooner's Reid Johnson--one of the Triangle's best--channels The Smiths and Big Star alike. Bama's Crane Orchard floats above in a honey pop reverie, spinning gossamer hooks on acoustic rustle and electronic blip. 5 p.m. --GC

John & Jamie Herrmann
NC Museum of History

Banjoist John Herrmann influenced the upstate New York old-time musical scene that spawned genre dabblers Donna the Buffalo, being one of the first to incorporate reggae and rock into that instrument's repertoire. Herrmann took his music worldwide, including performing on the Great Wall of China. When not playing bass with Ralph Blizzard's New Southern Ramblers, Hermann plays with fiddler son Jamie. Free/3 p.m. --GB

Tuesday, June 14
Tarbox Ramblers
The Cave Singer

Michael Tarbox (his real last name) says his band the Tarbox Ramblers is a combination of a string band and blues band, "in a way that doesn't hammer you over the head with either one." Tarbox's mission is to put folk music back in the barroom where it belongs. In Tarbox's hands, it comes out like Jerry Lee Lewis doing gospel--twangy, raunchy, raucous and righteous. $5/11 p.m. --GB

The Quarantines, Cities
The Library

Local trio The Quarantines' self-named post-punk skirts much of the saturated genre's usual trappings, with tight guitar-led songs with a low end. Their tunes rock with a little fuzz around the edges. As most modern rock groups, they are post-punk, or after punk, after all, but have their own sound. $2/10 p.m. --CT

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