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I saw nine bands at ProgDay XIX/2013 Labor Day weekend. Here's a few photos of a few of the bands.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52422536@N00/sets/72157635437895062/

A really even-toned set of bands, all great stuff.

Friday
Rob Martino (Chapman Stick), Local 506 Friday

Note: website has not been updated to reflect the actual playing order that happened.

Saturday
Mavara (Iran) - Solid.
Miriodor (Canada)
Corima (US) - Like Magma.
Oblivion Sun (US)

Sunday
Out Of The Beardspace (US)
Thank You Scientist (US)
Herd Of Instinct (US)
simakDialog (Indonesia) - Loved this band.

Stupid heavy storm shut down simakDialog after an hour of play, but the day was ahead of schedule and so we got almost a full hour. Went home, watched the creek rise a lot.
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ProgDay 2012 is the 18th edition of the progressive rock festival, and will take place on Saturday, September 1st, and Sunday, September 2nd, at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Confirmed bands for the festival include Birdsongs of the Mesozoic (US), Accordo Dei Contrari (Italy), Karcius (Canada), Ephemeral Sun (US), Consider the Source (US), Doctor Nerve (US), Dreadnaught (US), and Iluvatar (US).

Advance sales will be available until August 15th, after which tickets will be available at the gate/door on the day of the show.

http://www.progday.net/
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12-15 April 2012: ActionFest, Asheville NC

http://actionfest.com/press/actionfest-2012-locks-and-loads-a-lineup-of-global-fury-action-films-from-all-corners-of-the-world-set-to-premiere/

This year, the world premiere of Bad Ass (basically, Danny Trejo's Machete meets Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino), Solomon Kane (James Purefoy), and Wu Xia (Donnie Yen of Hero, Iron Monkey, Ip Man). And it's the same weekend as the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival iN Durham.
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So the progrock music festival Nearfest is ending with this year's instance, and a new progrock music festival is starting up. The new one is called Farfest.

All I can think of is Grover on Sesame Street.

NEAR! *runs off* FAAAR!

Farfest info and current lineup )
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Went to the 13th Annual Nevermore Film Festival Friday and Saturday at the Carolina Theatre in Durham. Seen and recommended, and today's screenings begin at noonish today: The Whisperer In Darkness, Absentia, The Innkeepers.

Regret I didn't have time for: Playback, Wrath of the Foreign Invaders, Some Guy Who Kills People, Marathon Man, Rosemary's Baby.

Seen and commented on under the cut: Ashes, Absentia, Pandora and That Damned Box, The Whisperer In Darkness, The Innkeepers.

comments within )
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Thursday through Saturday I was at Hopscotch Music Festival, the second annual in what I hope is a series in Raleigh. Shows, links, and photos follow the cut. Also, My Hopscotch 2011 photoset at Flickr.

remarks )
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ProgDay XVII, Hopscotch II, SparkCon 6, Signalfest 6, all on consecutive weekends in September. To paraphrase Brody in the film Jaws, "I think you're gonna need a bigger month."
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Italian 70s slashers, arid arthouse, a very funny movie about zombies, and a revenge action drama. With upcoming film trailer commentaries and a special "rudest movie patron of the month" report.
Pieces, The Limits of Control, Zombieland, Law Abiding Citizen )

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