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December

Art Critic/Cheem/Origami Angel

December 19, @ 8:00 pm
Door Time: 7:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

Art Critic: Hailing from Raleigh, NC, these three rockers have come down with a bad case of Riffman's curse and are ready to transfer it to you..... sonically. Origami Angel: Two-piece emo from the greater Washington, d.c. area. The band just released a new album, entitled "Somewhere City" for which they are going on tour! Cheem: Not a band & not really from connecticut-- just five friends shredding on the road together. Come experience the goofy goodness.

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19
December
FREE

The Triangle’s Most Irreverent Karaoke

December 19, @ 10:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

Come live your best life through song at The Triangle’s most irreverent karaoke @ TNR! Fun starts at 9PM. Lets get dumb & messy ya’ll!

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21
December
FREE

Ins Kino/King Moody/Staë

December 21, @ 8:00 pm
Door Time: 7:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

Ins Kino Live at The Night Rider, 8-10 p.m. Listen and gently sway to some great music!

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21
December
$5

Less Than Zero: Eighties Dance Party

December 21, @ 9:00 pm
Door Time: 9:00 pm
The Wicked Witch, Raleigh, NC

What better way to get through the holiday season than by embracing your inner Solid Gold dancer / charity record celebrity vocalist / Night Flight video extra / John Hughes character / mall-tour one-hit wonder? The Wicked Witch brings you the eighties holiday party to warm your acid-wash heart and your big hair. Twentieth Century Boy spins you right round like a record baby, serving you all the classics on the original vinyl. Decade-appropriate attire encouraged but not required. 21+…

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26
December
FREE

The Triangle’s Most Irreverent Karaoke

December 26, @ 10:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

Come live your best life through song at The Triangle’s most irreverent karaoke @ TNR! Fun starts at 9PM. Lets get dumb & messy ya’ll!

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29
December
FREE

Changes in Latitude

December 29, @ 8:00 pm
Door Time: 7:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

Join us down at Night Rider Bar and Grill, as we celebrate the birthday of our lord and savior Jimmy Buffett. We'll have a delicious tiki cocktail menu pop up for you to grab a boat drink, and our very own DJ Filthhound will be grilling up cheeseburgers in paradise with french fried potatoes. There will a limbo contest, and perhaps even a chance for you to belt out your favorite Buffett tunes. Don't miss out!

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31
December
$20

The Doomsday Ball

December 31, @ 9:00 pm
Door Time: 9:00 pm
The Wicked Witch, Raleigh, NC

Everybody happy as the dead come home. The Wicked Witch invites you to a spectacular year-end edition of Goth Night, before the next disastrous year arrives and everything crumbles to dust. DJ DIES A LOT and 20th Century Boy spin all your favorite goth, industrial, and darkwave dance tracks, old and new. Special guests and extra details to be announced soon. This is a black-light party, so dress for nuclear-radiation effect. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Suggested dress code:…

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January

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January
FREE

The Triangle’s Most Irreverent Karaoke

January 2 @ 10:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

Come live your best life through song at The Triangle’s most irreverent karaoke @ TNR! Fun starts at 9PM. Lets get dumb & messy ya’ll!

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3
January
FREE

Wrestle Kingdom 14 Pre-Party

January 3 @ 8:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

For fans of New Japan Pro Wrestling, this is a get-together before Wrestle Kingdom 14 to hype each other up for two nights of action at the Tokyo Dome. There will also be very fun and very unfair trivia. This event is free and open to anyone. There will be popular Japanese drinks for sale, such as, beer. The Night Rider is a LGBTQIA-friendly environment so when you come through, be nice to each other.

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5
January
FREE

Elephant Jake/In The Water/dododo

January 5 @ 7:30 pm
Door Time: 7:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

Elephant Jake (emo frat rock from the concrete jungle where dreams are made of) https://elephantjake.bandcamp.com/ In The Water (indie emo college-core from rich vegas babyyyyyy) https://inthewaterrva.bandcamp.com/ dododo (emo royalty from God's favorite city Raleigh, NC) https://dododoiscool.bandcamp.com/ The Night Rider (addy is above) Doors at 7 Show at 7:30 Suggested $5 donation at the door for the touring bands 21+ 🙁 Come party and have a fun time with three of the best bands of all time

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6
January
FREE

1st Monday Pinball Tournament

January 6 @ 7:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

Hi, welcome to the Night Rider's semi-monthly pinball tournament series. Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month we'll be having a special tournament with unique rules. Examples include hidden flipper, one-handed, hidden score, and tag-team . Glorious, Night Rider-esque prizes will be awarded to the victors. Don't forget every Monday is also Country Music night, so feel free to dress appropriately. January Tournament Formats: Jan 6: One-Handed

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January
DONATIONS

propersleep | Cor de Lux

January 8 @ 8:00 pm
Door Time: 7:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

Join us for an evening with..... propersleep Cor de Lux January 8th 2020 $5 donations Doors 7PM Show 8PM The Night Rider 416 W. South Street Raleigh, NC 27601

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9
January

Horse Girl | Mean Habit

January 9 @ 8:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

horse girl (Minneapolis) https://horsegirlmpls.bandcamp.com/ mean habit (CH) https://meanhabit.bandcamp.com/releases suggested donation goes to bands! doors 7:30PM show 8:00PM The Night Rider is a safe(r) space where homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, ableism or bigotry of any kind wont be tolerated.

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9
January
FREE

The Triangle’s Most Irreverent Karaoke

January 9 @ 10:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

Come live your best life through song at The Triangle’s most irreverent karaoke @ TNR! Fun starts at 9PM. Lets get dumb & messy ya’ll!

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11
January
DONATIONS

Lanternfly/The Michael Character/Empty Disco

January 11 @ 7:00 pm
Door Time: 7:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

THE MICHAEL CHARACTER Boston Acoustic Punk https://themichaelcharacter.bandcamp.com EMPTY DISCO Durham Indie Rock https://emptydisco.bandcamp.com LANTERNFLY Folk and Poetry from Everywhere https://lanternfly.bandcamp.com/album/ghost-pipe Please bring donations for bands!

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11
January
$10

Secret Shame/Night Battles/Green Aisles

January 11 @ 9:00 pm
Door Time: 8:00 pm
The Wicked Witch, Raleigh, NC

Secret Shame - Asheville dark post-punk https://secretshame.bandcamp.com/album/dark-synthetics Night Battles - Raleigh noise rock / post-punk https://nightbattles.bandcamp.com/album/remedy-and-cause Green Aisles - Raleigh indie rock https://greenaisles.bandcamp.com/ 8pm doors 9pm show $10/21+ $15/18+

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12
January
$10

Venus Fly Trap Comedy Show

January 12 @ 7:00 pm
Door Time: 6:30 pm
The Wicked Witch, Raleigh, NC

Join us for our first show of 2020! Sketch & Improv comedy fun with lots of local talent. Doors open at 6:30 ($10 cash only)

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13
January
$10

EAT/Housefire/HardFace/TBA

January 13 @ 9:00 pm
The Wicked Witch, Raleigh, NC

EAT : kinesthetically deranged punk 2 debunk the sincerity of Time & Real Numbers! FFO: taking the scenic route to loot a kmart in yr clown car https://eat911.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-the-glove Housefire : amerika's destructo queen! mystic channeler of electrons & conduit of ancient impulse,, sensory overload buT mAK e it _transcendental https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KToMOvhjshs HardFace : crowmeat bob & slex awing's BRAND new hornzz/electronics duo!! 11:11 seismic waves in a wishing well, skreech n skronk n pop rocks in yr rib cage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5jFm9OjcPI PLUS…

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15
January
FREE

Comedy Hosting & Production Q&A

January 15 @ 7:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

hey funny folks we are having another Q&A Panel with a few hosts/producers before the Dwayne the Rock Johnson mic at Night Rider on Jan 15th!

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15
January
FREE

The Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson House Party Comedy Open Mic

January 15 @ 8:00 pm
Door Time: 7:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

Join us for the hottest open mic in downtown Raleigh. On the third Wednesday of every month, come out to see some of the Triangle's best comics work through their newest material. Join Reid Pegram as he hosts the hottest comedy open mic in downtown Raleigh. Think you got what it takes to bring the funny? Then we'll give you time behind the mic to do your thing. Register in advance for a booked spot here: https://bit.ly/2WAt2bt. Or show up…

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16
January
FREE

The Triangle’s Most Irreverent Karaoke

January 16 @ 10:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

Come live your best life through song at The Triangle’s most irreverent karaoke @ TNR! Fun starts at 9PM. Lets get dumb & messy ya’ll!

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17
January
$12

Icarus Airlines/Young Cardinals/The Geb

January 17 @ 8:00 pm
Door Time: 7:30 pm
The Wicked Witch, Raleigh, NC

Three of Raleigh's Finest together for the first time! Come out and see a rock show that'll make you sweat! We're getting our drink on, so grab that ID if you're +21! $12 at the door About the Venue: Wicked Witch is a safe queer space where homophobia, transphobia, ableism, sexism, or racism will not be tolerated. Please take care of each other, and if you are made aware of any such behavior please let the staff know. About the…

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18
January
$10

Goth Night

January 18 @ 9:00 pm
Door Time: 9:00 pm
The Wicked Witch, Raleigh, NC

The Wicked Witch goes full goth for your dancing pleasure. DJ DIES A LOT and special guest DJ Valefor spin in the main room, while Twentieth Century Boy spins in the back room. doors at 9:00 21+ $10 18+ $15

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19
January
FREE

The Night Rider Turns 2!

January 19 @ 7:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

Against all odds and good sense, The Night Rider has lived to see another year. Come down and celebrate our terrible twos with us. We'll have a cookout, celebrity guest bartenders, DJ Sets by some of our favorites, karaoke hosted by the Dynamic Duo of Ryan Moore and Jon Sandlin, and probably a few surprises. Don your best Cowboi attire and don't miss out!

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20
January
FREE

3rd Monday Pinball Tournament

January 20 @ 7:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

Hi, welcome to the Night Rider's semi-monthly pinball tournament series. Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month we'll be having a special tournament with unique rules. Examples include hidden flipper, one-handed, hidden score, and tag-team . Glorious, Night Rider-esque prizes will be awarded to the victors. Don't forget every Monday is also Country Music night, so feel free to dress appropriately. January Tournament Formats: Jan 20: Hidden Flipper

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21
January
$5

Homepatients | Moose | Noah Cross

January 21 @ 7:30 pm
Door Time: 7:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

21+ & we will be collecting a minimum of $5 at the door for the bands. Moose: http://moosei.bandcamp.com/album/dumb Noah Cross: Raleigh local rockers-- check out "Everything Imaged Was All the Same" on bandcamp! https://noahcrossnc.bandcamp.com/album/everything-imagined-was-all-the-same Homepatients: If you take a goth out of a rock band you end up with depression folk. That's what this is. https://soundcloud.com/jake-oneal-449639838

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23
January
FREE

The Triangle’s Most Irreverent Karaoke

January 23 @ 10:00 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

Come live your best life through song at The Triangle’s most irreverent karaoke @ TNR! Fun starts at 9PM. Lets get dumb & messy ya’ll!

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25
January
FREE

Everybody But You Bro Open Mic

January 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Night Rider, 416 W South St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States

EVERYBODY BUT YOU BRO OPEN MIC! this is a COMEDY open mic! Sign-ups will open ONLINE on Monday Jan 20th! $3 suggested donation goes to our wonderful HOST Regina Twine & toward future shows! We Welcome women, transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming, “everybody but you bro.” (Beginner friendly!) 5 minute sets, list shuffled before start time, some walk up spots are available (but limited) Look for the light when you have 1 minute left and wrap it up!

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25
January
$10

Black Bouquet | Dirty Weekend | North by North | Pippa Hoover

January 25 @ 9:00 pm
Door Time: 8:00 pm
The Wicked Witch, Raleigh, NC

Saturday, January 25th at The Wicked Witch Doors at 8pm Music at 9pm 21+ || $10 at the door Featuring: Black Bouquet Dirty Weekend North By North (Chicago, IL) Pippa Hoover (of Honey Magpie) ------------------------------------------------------------- North by North (Chicago, IL) Garage pop FFO T. Rex, Jack White, Ty Segall, & Thee Oh Sees https://open.spotify.com/artist/5IoXcA5DIDSG0QlNNoqQdZ https://northbynorth.bandcamp.com/ https://bnds.us/v8gpzt https://bit.ly/2O0EJ6x

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27
January
$10

Bitter, Inc/Emotron/Fall of Another Year

January 27 @ 9:00 pm
Door Time: 8:00 pm
The Wicked Witch, Raleigh, NC

Join us for a special Monday night performance at The Wicked Witch! Bitter, Inc. and Austin Glover are touring the South East. They'll be joined by local favorites Fall of Another Year and The Emotron. Don't miss this excellent night of engaging and forward thinking music! 21+ $10 18+ $15 Doors at 8, Show at 9!

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