Weekend Picks! Black Taxi, The Quaildogs, AWOLNATION, Local H, and more!

By: Shelby Lum

Hopefully all of your holiday plans and shopping have been stress free (although not likely), but if you need some plans to unwind from work, or anything else we’ve got you covered!  With just a few weeks left in the year, this is the time to catch the last shows of 2012. These are our TALive weekend picks.

Friday, December 14th-Cheeky Monkey Sideshow at The Red Palace

For six years, this quirky troupe have been touring the country, amazing audiences and winning awards with their performances.  Prepared to be blown away, dazzled, and completely awe-struck at these odd performers.

Friday, December 14th-Eighties Mayhem at Black Cat

For a dance party and a holiday extravaganza all in one, Black Cat with Eighties Mayhem is the place to go.  DJs Steve EP, Misguided, Killa K, and Krasty McNasty will be there all night long.

Friday, December 14th-American Aquarium and The Quaildogs at Smiths Olde Bar

Fusing rock and roll and alternative country, the Raleigh natives will be at Smiths Olde Bar this weekend. Five years and five albums, and these guys have had enough experience to put on a great show. Head to Smiths Olde Bar this weekend!

Saturday, December 15th-Black Taxi at Black Cat

Called grit pop and dance rock, the Brooklyn band will be at Black Cat on Saturday.  They have been compared to Cake, Modest Mouse, and Franz Ferdinand, and their physical performances are one you won’t ever forget.

Saturday, December 15th-Nerd Nite (Early Event) at DC9

For their third anniversary, Nerd Nite will be at DC9 giving out nerdy cocktails, and all the zombie apocalypse talk you can handle.

Saturday, December 15th-Winter Wonder Jam with AWOLNATION at Atlantic Station

AWOLNATION will be playing at the third week of Winter Wonder Jam at Atlantic Station. The electronic rock band is signed with Red Bull Records, meaning their performance will be anything but low energy. Their music has been featured on Sons of Anarchy and Vampire Diaries, and has even hit Top 10 on Billboard Rock Songs.

Saturday, December 15th-Delta Moon Holiday Party and Live Recording at Eddie’s Attic

Having released their album, Black Cat Oil, this year, the band is touring and ready. They will be at Eddie’s Attic doing a live recording this weekend. For a unique experience to be part of their recording check out Delta Moon.

Sunday, December 16th-Local H at Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel

Alternative rockers, Local H, are headed to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel.  Two decades of experience have rendered the group a must see live act.  Stay after and don’t miss them, the guys are known for manning their own merch table after the shows.

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