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Underoath
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Raleigh
Underoath

Lincoln Theatre—The finest act to emerge from metalcore, Underoath took off in 2004 on the strength of They're Only Chasing Safety. New member Spencer Chamberlain took over vocals from the departed Dallas Taylor, and the band began exploring more singing to complement its brutal howl. Safety's polish and hooks proved palatable, and though their subsequent two albums hit harder, they still feature strong, varied guitar textures and dynamics that put ample distance between the Christian sextet and their breakdown-dependent peers. The other differentiating factor between Underoath and lesser kin? A spasmodic live show that finds them so possessed they appear ready to speak in tongues. Emery and August Burns Red open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $20-$23. Need more? See www.lincolntheatre.com. —Chris Parker


Chapel Hill
UNC Glee Clubs

Hill Hall Auditorium, UNC Campus—With the success of Fox's hit TV show Glee, it is once again cool not only to be a part of a glee club but also to watch glee club members perform. Glee clubs originated in England in the late 18th century and typically consisted of all-male trios or quartets that performed short a cappella songs, or glees. Nowadays, glee clubs include women, and the groups tackle a repertoire of wide-ranging songs. UNC will be hosting their finest male and female glee clubs at 4 p.m. for free. Call 962-1039. —Belem Destefani


Raleigh
Songwriters in the Round

Berkeley Cafe—Stripped of the crackling intensity of their quartets, Red Collar's Jason Kutchma and The Dirty Little Heaters' Reese McHenry lay their songs bare in this acoustic setting. Fortunately, both have goods that command attention without the roar: McHenry unleashes her scorn upon gritty blues rock, transforming her voice—the most compelling weapon in the Heaters' steamroller assault—from soulful croon to powerful wail, while the anthemic spirit of Kutchma's punk rock agitation lives on without the go-go frenzy of his bandmates. Nashville's Peter Matteson (who also performs as The New Depression) teams up with the locals, though his tenderhearted pop-rock—not unlike the music scoring the pivotal moments of whichever melodramatic television series is hottest these days—proves the weak link in an otherwise impressive songwriting showcase. There's an $8 cover for the 7 p.m. show. Check www.berkeleycafe.net. —Spencer Griffith

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