Raleigh
BLITHE SPIRIT
Progress Energy CenterWe honor the dead by saying “they are gone, but not forgotten.” In Blithe Spirit, they won’t let you forget! A classic comedy of calamity and catfights, Blithe Spirit is the story of Charles Condomine, a novelist, socialite and former widower who is now happily remarried. Charles soon finds himself trapped in a paranormal predicament with his deceased wife Elvira . Join Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy as they kick off their 2007 season in the Kennedy Theatre. For more info, visit www.hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org. Megan Stein

Chapel Hill
THE NOTHING NOISE
Local 506The Nothing Noise, a five-piece of UNC students who put together pop songs that are both highly textured and minimalist, show a lot of promise. Syrupy strong vocals recalling The Magnetic Fields sit a little uncomfortably with often wispy backgrounds, but the vitality of the band’s set-upmostly, a drummer who beats frenetically on two tomskeeps their sets interesting and allows for plenty of promise. They share a bill with Thee More Shallows and The Busy World. Tickets $8 for the 10 p.m. start. Margaret Hair