Be There!

by Jesse Kiser

WENDESDAY, Aug. 13 Let’s party Club Nash; 4618 W. Market St., Greensboro; 336.834.8672; 336.287.6463; 9 p.m.; $5 (before midnight) ‘­School is almost back in for some of us, so let’s party. No school at all? Well let’s party before it gets cold. Dang it, let’s just party. Club Nash, formally known as Nash’s Pub, is throwing a kickoff party tonight with DJ Jay Nasty. The event is hosted by the Common Ground Project with $1 drafts and $2 well drinks. That’s cheap enough to be considered a college night. Next Wednesday they offer the same specials on drinks. THURSDAY, Aug. 14 Jerry Chapman The Old Frouth Street Filling Station; 871 W. 4th St., Winston-Salem; 336.724.7600;; FREE The Filling Station atmosphere on a nice sunny day is unlike any other. I had my high school graduation dinner with family and friends there. I have heard of the Filling Station but Jerry Chapman I have not, he is from the band Life in General. I have not heard of this band but it is easy to tell their attitudes from the pictures on their website. All jeans and white T-shirts with worn out cowboy hats like Kenny Chesney and they really looked worn out, not the pre-worn out Wal-Mart cowboy hats. One member looks like he is wearing a Pabst Blue Ribbon work jacket. They seem like the ultimate down-home laid-back rockers. FRIDAY, Aug. 15 The unique sound of the Internationalz 6th & Vine; 209 W 6th St., Winston-Salem; 336.725.5577 ;; 6pm dinner; FREE I often don’t like it when someone replaces an “S” with a “Z” but for the Internationalz I’ll let it slide considering how they spell their names: Know1, Magneedo7 and Real4Real. The trio comes straight out of the heart of Winston-Salem. They say that each man has his own particular knack and talent to bring the table, making them a very diverse group. Their music is referred to as indie and apart of the new-age renaissance movement. I am always happy to see energetic artists in breathing more life back into my hometown of Winston-Salem. SATURDAY, Aug. 16 Put the “O” Back in Country The Lincoln Theatre; 126 E. Cabarrus St., Raleigh; 919. 821.4111;;  9 p.m. ; $17 He’s gone back to Carolina. I remember seeing Shooter Jennings at Ziggy’s before it was nothing more than pile of dirt with plans for a bigger parking lot. He rocked so hard he shook the roof, which wasn’t that hard considering it was primarily made up of tarps. Son of the great country singer, and one of my mom’s personal favorites, Waylon Jennings, Shooter debuted in 2005 after signing with a major label and releasing his album, Put the “O” Back in Country. He is playing this Saturday night in Raliegh so be sure to make the long haul but be sure to have someone else make the long haul back for you because at a concert like this one the whiskey river is sure to flow. No hitting golf balls in downtown Greensboro Elm Street between Market, Greene, and Lee Streets Greensboro; 336.316.1231;; 7-11 p.m.; FREE Another two-for-one deal for you. The Wyndham championship is holding a block party to go along with the week of events. There is free music by the Breakfast Club. The event is sponsored by YES! Weekly, Rock 92, and Natty Greene’s Pub and Brewery. SUNDAY, Aug. 17 Take a chill pill but don’t take it with a glass of wine Chateau Morrisette Winery; 287 Winery Road, Floyd VA;; 540.593.2865; 1-4 p.m.; FREE Take a break and chill out in the mountains this afternoon. Have a glass of wine and enjoy Lyn Koonce who is famous for her voice as well as her ability to calm a raucous music-hall crowd. She plays smooth cover music as well as some of her own originals. As for the friends? I don’t know. If you cannot make the long haul to the Parkway today don’t worry, Lyn and Friends will be at the WOW downtown Greensboro on the Aug. 23. Winery Road is on milepost 171.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. MONDAY, Aug. 18 Batman Returns before he begins Carolina Theatre; 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro; 336.3332605;; 7:30 p.m.; $5 Remember when there were other Batman movies many years ago that did not star Christian Bale? The Carolina Theatre is playing Batman Returns tonight. You remember that one starring Micheal Keaton as arguably the worst Batman next to Val Kilmer? But the rest of that movie’s cast was amazing: Christopher Walken along with Michelle Pfeiffer in that black bodysuit. I don’t know who looked better in the Catwoman outfit, but Pfeiffer played it better. Also Danny DeVito as the Penguin, I heard for the next Batman it might be Philip Seymour Hoffman as the Penguin. I can’t wait.

TUESDAY, Aug. 19 The Press Wine Cafe live music The Press Wine Caf’; 301 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Greensboro; 336.333.3190;; 8 p.m.; RSVPs required  Tired of the drunk T-shirt and jeans bar scene? Well raise that brow a little higher and try out the Press Wine Caf’ live music. The Press Wine Caf’ claims to have the best wine list in town and their website is filled of photos of Chris Daughtry hanging out. The atmosphere is inviting and fun. Jim Mayberry is playing tonight. Can’t make it? There is music every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20 Get your motor running Greensboro Coliseum parking lot; 1921 W Lee St., Greensboro; 336.373.2632;; 7 p.m.; $5 per person It is late in the summer to not already have had your bike, hot rod, truck or dragster out for a night on the town. Start your engines and head down to One Hot Summer Night Summer Hot Rod Car Festival and Cruise-in (that’s a mouthful) at the Greensboro Coliseum. My dad has been building a 1930 Ford flat black with a Roush stroked 302 and has been looking for a place to cruise it. So keep an eye out for it and say hey. By the way there are not too many cruise-ins left so don’t delay.