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Jane’s Addiction/Duke Spirit Playing Memorial Auditorium

ritual On Tuesday, May 22, Jane’s Addiction will play Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium. The Duke Spirit will open.

Notes :

  • This concert is part of the “Broadway South Series”. Huh?
  • OMG! As bad bad bad as The Great Escape Artist” is, any band that can turn Memorial Hall upside down like they did in 1991 can always put on a phenomenal concert. Throw in the Duke Spirit? Are you kidding me!?
  • Public tickets on sale Friday morning (3/9)


Fourth Venue Added for Gant Benefit, Tix Open Up

gant_benefit Today organizers announced a fourth venue for the upcoming Oliver Gant Benefit. Here is the update from the event’s page:

A fourth venue has been added to this show. Tift Merritt, Bombadil, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, The Small Ponds and Brice Randall Bickford will play The Lincoln Theatre on Friday, March 23. As with all venues, doors open at 7:30 p.m., and wristband pickup will be available at all four venues. Tickets go on sale today at noon via etix.com . These tickets permit access to Kings, Tir Na Nog, The Pour House and The Lincoln Theatre—space, as always, permitting.

I have been remiss to not mention this great event benefitting the son of NewRaleigh Editor Jedidiah Gant and his wife Stacy, as well as some organizations that have helped the family get through Oliver’s difficult treatment. Oliver was diagnosed with a sacrococcygeal teratoma , the most common tumor among newborns. It is the perfect event to help the Gant family, being such lovers of local music and festivals.


Sugarland Coming to TWC

sugarland On Saturday, April 28, Sugarland returns to Raleigh to play the TimeWarnerCableMusicPavilionatWalnutCreek. General Public tickets go on sale tomorrow (Fri) morning.


Rob Schneider Playing Goodnights This Weekend

Schneider With a surprising last-minute scheduling move, Goodnights Comedy Club just announced that former SNL cast member Rob Schneider will perform Saturday night and Sunday night at the comedy club. Tickets are $28.25 for a standard table and are available through the club’s website .


Harris Teeter Ends 10-Off-40 Promotion

Two years ago Harris Teeter opened a new store in the parking garage of North Hills East to the chagrin of many area residents. The store was awkward to access, had no internet access, and featured a two-story layout that burdened shoppers in their quest for basic items. Shortly after the crowd roared, Harris Teeter responded by rearranging the store, banishing less popular items to the upstairs.

The store also started a direct mail campaign that offered its neighbors a $10 off any purchase of $40 or more. It was such a powerful incentive, many customers returned and became familiar with the store’s layout.

Recently we noticed that the direc mail flyers were more cleverly disguised among our junk mail. However we haven’t received a flyers in a few weeks. According to readers and a store representative the promotion has ended. Apparently the company feels the numbers for the store are close enough to projections.

So what now? Will this change affect your store selection?


ACC Football Schedule for Download Now Available

football Today the ACC released the complete schedule for the upcoming football season. In typical fashion, gogoraleigh has compiled the schedules into a formats that are easy to import into almost all calendar applications. Included are not only downloadable files for the UNC and NCSU schedules, but also files for the entire ACC conference schedule.

Google Calendar users will find that the existing feed for each of these schedules has been updated, so there is no need change anything if you are already subscribed.

TV has not had a chance to affect the schedule, so the dates are not final and times are not set.


Download ACC Release to your iPad, Daily

ACCRelease We are in the home stretch of the regular season for ACC basketball, and each in the trio of Triangle teams is having a fascinating season. One of the most interesting downloadable documents on the internet is the ACC Basketball Press Release ; a 25-page document that is chock full of data about the league’s 12 teams. On the iPad, the document ( and any other PDF from the web ) is even easier to enjoy.

While one sitting with the document is impressive, it is even more impressive to realize that the document is updated on the day after each league game . Keeping up with the ever-changing document can be laborious if a good system isn’t in place. Of course one could just bookmark the above link, but if you really want a system that works better, use this system for downloading this document easily:


  • Windows PC (XP/Vista/7)
  • iPad (1 or 2)


  • Autohotkey (for Windows)
  • Dropbox (any platform
  • GoodReader (for iPad)

read more…


NCSU To Face Tennessee in Kick-Off

The Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game has been set, and it will feature N.C. State vs. Tennessee on Friday, August 31. The game will take place in the Georgia Dome and will be carried by ESPNU.


The Beach Boys Coming to The Walt

beachboys Hot off of a special Grammy tribute Sunday night, The Beach Boys announced a 40+ city tour yesterday which features an  April 29 (Sun) date at The Walt. While Raleigh has been a frequent stop for the band through the years, this time the band features all of the surviving original members. The band will be in support of a new not-yet-released album that, too, features the original Boys. General Public tickets go on sale next Saturday (2/25), so get in on next week’s presales.

Hopefully Mike Love will wear the hat pictured so that we will easily be able to identify the band on stage.


Jeffreys Appliance Center Closing

jeffreys The list of old Raleigh businesses unable to weather this economy grows… Sadly, Jeffreys Appliance & Home Gallery is closing after 43 years of business. The store is currently running their clearance sale, so there are some deals to be had.

I’m sorry to see this store go. My family always bought appliances there, especially after Andy Pittman bought the business about 10 years ago. They presented a good selection of quality items, and appliances were their thing. You weren’t dealing with some distracted teenager who wishes he were selling car stereos, like you see at some of our remaining options.


Wild Wing Café Coming to Crossroads Area

wildwingcafe Good news for wing lovers in West Raleigh and Cary. Wild Wing Café , the 34-store wing chain out of Atlanta, will open “late spring” in the former Jack Astor’s location on Walnut Street (in the BJ’s shopping center). This will be the restaurant’s second area location, as the first is at Brier Creek.

Personally, this is my favorite of the wing outlets. The 35-sauce menu has much variety, but “Island Jerk” still stands as my favorite (even if it does make me think of van-der-sloot).


Outlet Mall Becoming China Town

In the most bizarre announcement in area real estate history, WRAL is reporting that plans are on the board to transform the failing outlet mall near the airport into a China town. The mall will include a cultural center, a hotel, restaurants, and businesses that are Chinese with out being “Americanized”. Learn more from the link.

Washed-up Morrisville outlet mall to get Chinese makeover (via WRAL)


Ben Folds Returning to Meymandi Hall

folds On March 22 and 23, Ben Folds returns to his old stomping grounds to once again play with the North Carolina Symphony. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 6, at 10am.

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