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Ayden, NC
Skylight Inn,  4618 Lee Street Ayden, NC 28513 (252) 746-4113-Not an inn, just a restaurant specializing in whole hog bbq, chopped up and served with a vinegary hot sauce premixed in.  The defination of NC bbq.

Asheville, NC

The Local weekly alternative paper for Asheville is the
Mountain Xpress.  There is a glossy arts mag called the Laurel of Asheville.

Record Stores-
Whizz Records, 32 Builtmore Ave., Asheville, NC 28801

Live Music-
New French Bar, 12 Biltmore Avenue ~ Asheville, NC 28801 shows on their myspace.

Chapel Hill, NC

Live music-
Cat's Cradle -300 E. Main St. Carrboro NC 919.967.9053-live venue for Chapel Hill/Carrboro metro area.
Local 506-506 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, (919) 942-5506
Jack Sprat Cafe jackspratcafe.com-Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 933-3575 coffeeshop with the occasional live band.  Check sched on myspace

Record Stores-
CD Alley, 405-C W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Record Exchange, 128 C E Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Schoolkids, 144 E. Franklin, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
Two Way Pull, 405 C W. Franklin, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Charlotte, NC

The local alternative weekly for Charlotte is
Creative Loafing.

Live Music-
Amo's South End-1423 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 704-377-6874-Downtown music bar.
Tremont Music Hall and the Casbah-400 West Tremont Ave-Charlotte, 704-343-9494-Large and small home of national touring acts.
Snug Harbor-Punk bands and more

THE MILESTONE-3400 Tuckaseegee Rd., Charlotte, NC
The Room, formerly Mojos-1812 Montford Dr-Charlotte, NC-(704) 523-2291-some indie shows come in, but its more techno.
Jeff's Bucket Shop- 1601 Montford Dr., Charlotte, NC-small bands play there, mainly college bands, but it's a good congealing spot for dating and maybe drinking a Shirley Temple
Prices Chicken Coop-1614 Camden Road - 704.333.9866-said to be among the best fried chicken in America. ALL DINNERS SERVED WITH COLE SLAW, TATER ROUNDS, HUSHPUPPIES & ROLL
the Penguin-1921 Commonwealth Ave- the best spot in Charlotte. It used to be an old diner. It changed into a dive bar. They have everything from 1 pound burgers with pimento cheese to jumbo soy dogs. They also have the best jukebox in town.
Mattie's Diner, Across from the NC Music Factory, 915 Hamilton Street Charlotte, NC 28206  (704) 376-1020-old timey diner in an old timey diner car

Midnight Diner, 115 East Carson Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 • Phone: 980.207.3641-old timey diner in an old timey diner car

Dance Club-
Mythos 300 North College Street , Charlotte (704) 375-8765-Dance club designed by people who had a hand in Studio 54.

Amusement Park
Paramount's Carowinds: 14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273-Phone Number: (704) 588-2600  Very good Paramount owned amusement park.  One of the coasters goes on an interstate trip each circuit.  The phones at each end of the park have different area codes.

Record Stores-
Milestone Records, 1515 Central Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205
Manifest Disc and Tape, 6239 S. Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28217
Lunchbox Records -1419A Central Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205 704-331-0788-lots of instore shows

BBQ King- 2900 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208, 704-399-8344-carolina style minced bbq in vinegar sauce. plus a special fried chicken dipped in bbq sauce and then fried again.....

Durham, NC/Raleigh, NC

The Local alternative paper for Raleigh/Durham is the

Live Music-
The Brewery-3009 Hillsborough St. Raleigh 919.834.7018-despite its yuppie name, this place gets a lot of great and diverse bands.
Lakeside Lounge-227 S. Wilmington St. Raleigh, NC 27601-sister club to NYC's East Village bar of the same name. 919.833.6557
Kings-424 SOUTH MCDOWELL STREET(Downtown next to the Vertigo Diner)919-831-1005, billing itself as a "barcade" this venue gets lots of cool touring acts with a real NYC flavor.
The Ritz-2820 Industrial Drive-Raleigh,  NC   27629
Kings Barcade-14 W MARTIN ST RALEIGH NC 27601   

Record Store-
Millenium Music, 905 W. Main St. Suite 18, Durham, NC 27701
Schoolkids, 2316-210 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27607

Greenville, NC

Record Store-
CD Alley, 106 East 5th, 27858

Greensboro, NC

Record Store-
Record Exchange, 2606-506 Phoenix Dr., Greensboro, NC 27406
Gate city noise, 401 tate street, greensboro, nc
Check Site for instore shows

Live Music-
Touring bands play at the
Green Bean, a coffee shop, restaurant bar, 341 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 691-9990-shows on myspace.

Statesville, NC (not far from Winston Salem)

Jay Bee's-320 Mocksville Highway,Statesville, NC
704-872-8033-This is a little burger/dog shack with something called a prarie dog.  A hot dog with cheese, onions and BBQ sauce.

Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Ghost Town in the Sky
- Address: 890 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC 28751  Phone Number: (828) 926-1140.  Wild West Themed Park with a couple of coasters, one of which ends with a lift hill because its built on a mountainside.
2003 SEASON!

Wilmington, NC

Hollister 47 -  6485 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412 ·

Record Stores-
CD Alley, 8 Market St.,Wilmington, NC 28401
Manifest Disc and Tape, 4314 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28403

Flip's -5818 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC - (910) 799-6350 deep fried mac and cheese, carolina chopped butt bbq

Winston-Salem, NC

Near the corner of Peachtree and Sprague Streets you will find one of the original 8 Shell stations designed to look like the clamshell logo.  Now a preservation office, it is
definately worth a look.

Chapel Hill Clubs-
Triangle Rock NC clubs


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