Friday must be support your local radio station night, with events in Raleigh and Carrboro for two different stations.
At Kings, Black Castle, Pivot, Filth Amendment, Pocket, and The Quarantinest are playing a benefit for N.C. State University's WKNC. Among other recent improvements, the station is back on the web at wknc.org. Doors open at 8 p.m. $6 for non-members, $5 for members, and proceeds benefit the station. 831-1005.
Across the Triangle, Friday night features WXYC's semiannual '80s dance at the Cat's Cradle. Ah, the Reagan era. At least there was Devo.
Dancing at 9 p.m. Costume contests, trivia contest and spikey hair complete the fun. $5. 962-8989.