Advanced Belated Warning: Best Triangle Shows of September and October (To Date)

One of the best parts about studying in the Triangle is the amazing music scene that the area offers on a consistent basis. But with this musical richness comes a sensory overload. So then, how is it possible to know which concerts to check out?

After missing out on several great acts due to poor organization and ignorance, we here at belated, baby resolve to not let the likes of Yuck, Menomena, Cults, Smith Westerns, and the Freelance Whales slip you by like they did to Wes and me last year (major sad face).

With freshman year long behind us, our sophomore selves will now lay out to you the concerts you need to attend this upcoming September and October. Also to keep in mind, these are only the shows that have been booked SO FAR. Especially with October, there might be even more auditory goodness to come.

Let me just preface this by letting you know, if you don’t already, about the HOPSCOTCH MUSIC FESTIVAL. It’s kind of awesome–The Flaming Lips are going (that was probably the 50th time I’ve mentioned that)–and it’s happening all over Raleigh from September 8-10. Go.


Miniature Tigers 09/11 at the Local 506 in Carrboro

Okkervill River w/ Wye Oak 09/13 at the Lincoln Theater in Raleigh

Girls 09/17 at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro

Neon Indian 09/17 at the Local 506 in Carrboro

Fleet Foxes w/ The Walkmen  09/21 at the Raleigh Amphitheater

Bassnectar 09/22 at Disco Rodeo in Raleigh

WHY? 09/24 at the Art’s Center in Carrboro

Ty Segall 09/24 Duke Coffeehouse in Durham (free for Duke Students, take that UNC)

Wilco 09/27 at the Raleigh Amphitheater

Cut Copy w/ Washed Out and Midnight Magic 09/27 at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro


tUnE-yArDs w/ Pat Jordache 10/05 at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro

Dark Dark Dark 10/05 at the Pinhook in Durham

Adele 10/08 at the Durham Performing Arts Center

Arctic Monkeys w/ The Smith Westerns 10/12 at Disco Rodeo in Raleigh

Eleanor Friedberger w/ Wild Flag 10/21 at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro

The Wombats w/ The Postelles and Static Jacks 10/25 at the Local 506 in Carrboro

m83 10/29 King’s Barcade in Raleigh