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The Great Cover Up

When: Thu., Jan. 8, 8:30 p.m., Fri., Jan. 9, 8:30 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 10, 8:30 p.m. 2015

THE GREAT COVER UP | KINGS, RALEIGH | THURSDAY, JAN. 8–SATURDAY, JAN. 10

Halloween might be the prime time to play dress-up, but, this weekend, you've got three chances to catch your favorite local bands pretending to be your favorite other bands. The Great Cover Up began in 1999 as a way to raise money for victims of Hurricane Floyd and has returned annually, save for a three-year break when Kings was closed. Participants usually don't just slap together a set. Rather, many go all in with wigs and costumes to become nearly perfect replicas of the bands they've chosen to cover for half an hour. While execution may vary, The Great Cover Up has become a music scene staple; the event is so popular that it has grown to fill the back half of a week. This year's three-night stand benefits InterAct, the SPCA, Kidznotes and The Beehive Collective, organizations that share goals of creating a safe and involved community. But the big Cover Up question remains: Who's playing? That's for you to find out. The talent and the bands they're covering are kept under wraps until the event, as to augment its mystery and delight. 8:30 p.m., $10, 14 W. Martin St., Raleigh, 919-833-1091, www.kingsbarcade.com. —Allison Hussey

Price: $10

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