Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Rock*A*Teens and others celebrate Merge Records’ silver anniversary

Posted By on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 10:39 AM

The Rock*A*Teens played a set Thurs., July 23 at Cats Cradle in Carrboro, N.C. It's probably no coincidence that the Rock*A*Teens first string of dates since 2002 coincided with this festival.
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  • The Rock*A*Teens played a set Thurs., July 23 at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, N.C.

Reunited Cabbagetown act the Rock*A*Teens joined numerous acts from the Merge Records roster July 22-25, 2014, for Merge 25. It was a celebration of the label's 25th anniversary, held in the college town where it all began, Chapel Hill, and nearby Carrboro and Raleigh, N.C.
Hometown heroes Superchunk got the best reaction from Thursday's capacity crowd.
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  • Hometown heroes Superchunk got the best reaction from Thursday's capacity crowd.

Bleeding for rock n roll: Superchunk bassist cut himself, presumably with a bass string, while getting animated on stage.
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  • Bleeding for rock 'n' roll: Superchunk bassist Jason Narducy cut himself, presumably with a bass string, while getting animated on stage.

The Sat., July 26 day show was hosted by comedian Margaret Cho.
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  • The Sat., July 26 day show in the Cat's Cradle parking lot was hosted by comedian Margaret Cho.

Mary Timony (Autoclave, Helium, Wild Flag) and her new band, Ex-Hex, were one of Saturdays highlights.
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  • Mary Timony (Autoclave, Helium, Wild Flag) and her most recent band, Ex-Hex, were among Saturday's highlights.

Saturday was a family affair.

Margaret Cho sang two duets with punk legend Bob Mould.
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  • Margaret Cho sang two duets with punk legend Bob Mould.

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