The Anker in Weddington seem to be picking up some decent live bands, with a few announced for the next few Saturday nights.
This Saturday they have a group called Freight Liners. I searched for them on YouTube, and found lots of videos of American trains - I gave up after a couple of pages! So - I have no idea what type of music they play, or whether they're any good, so the best way to find out is to turn up and give them a try.
It's Saturday night - what have you got to lose, now that X-Factor has finished :o)