Raleigh
ECCENTRIK FESTIVAL
PITCH GALLERYBe part of the evolution of this annual goth/industrial music event. The collection of video, paintings, photographs and illustration with decidedly darkand at times humorous and beautifulundertones has grown into a month-long art exhibition that begins today. On Friday, Oct. 5, you can meet the oxymoronic “high-profile underground” artists, including graffitist Antcrept, N.C. State student Iris Chen and cartoonist Eric Morin, at the official opening reception, starting at 7 p.m. For more info check out www.eccentrikfestival.com. Karlie Justus

Durham
THE LUCKSMITHS, THE LADYBUG TRANSISTOR
DUKE COFFEEHOUSEMelbourne, Australia’s make plucky, intimate pop lined with acoustic jangle and easy beats, occasionally endearing and dreamy. The Ladybug Transistor is one of the least remarkable bands in the Merge stable, but their keyboard-and-guitar trills and gentle drift should get you through the night just fine. Grayson Currin