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Triangle music clubs seem to come and go like financial quarters, but for six years now Kings has kept the doors open and the speakers on through the strength of a shared vision between Steve Popson, Ben Barwick and Paul Siler. And, boy, do they know how to throw a party. Their Sixth Anniversary Bash Weekend cracks open Thursday, July 7 with The Annual Gong Show. Hone your talents and holler at if you want in. On the heels of a triumph in Spain, The Cherry Valence returns to familiar haunts for the first time in two years to release TCV3, with a little help from The Dynamite Brothers. And don't leave home without your tacky-wear: Saturday's return of Haulin' Oates ("Say It Isn't So") and '70s cover band The Wusses (Daves Bjorkback and Cantwell and more) comes decked out with a retrofitted costume contest. Get down.

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