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Pere Ubu

When: Thu., June 23, 9 p.m. 2016

THURSDAY, JUNE 23

PERE UBU

For forty years, David Thomas—the ranting and raving, articulate and exploratory leader of Ohio's Pere Ubu—has been in the business of making ecstatic oddities. Pere Ubu's albums have slammed between torpid rock and agile post-punk, between pale funk and scorched noise, between creepy ballads and quizzical pop. The band's music, almost without fail, has remained interesting and urgent, a constant call to reconsider the reach of rock 'n' roll. Though Pere Ubu is a very active band, having released the very good Carnival of Souls in 2014, Thomas is allowing a rare look back with the release of two massive archival box sets last year and this year. For this Coed Jail Tour, the band will pull from its fertile 1975–1982 period, the same span captured with those sets. This includes classics The Modern Dance and the delirious New Picnic Time. Bonus: Obnox, one of the most thrilling rock bands you'll see on a small stage, opens. —Grayson Haver Currin

CAT'S CRADLE, CARRBORO9 p.m., $20–$25, www.catscradle.com SUNDAY, JUNE 26

Price: $20-$25

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