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by Britt Chester

Upcoming shows you should check out

DELBERT MCCLINTON

[ Saturday, Oct. 18, Bucked Up Super Saloon, Kernersville, 336.310.4960 ]

To celebrate its four-year anniversary, Bucked Up is bringing one of country music’s most tenured veterans, Delbert McClinton. McClinton has been in the music game for over five decades, having earned Grammy awards alongside Bonnie Raitt, an induction into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame and multiple singles on Billboard Top 100 charts. If you’ve ever seen the Bill Murray opus Groundhog Day, the opening song “Weatherman” has McClinton singing and playing. Aside from earning various Grammy nominations over the years, releasing more than 25 albums since 1972 and keeping a comfortable touring schedule at the same time, McClinton comes to Kernersville to celebrate four years of serving drinks, boot scootin’ and dancing.

EVAN OLSON AND JESSICA MASHBURN

[ Wednesday, Oct. 15, Print Works Bistro, Greensboro, 336.379.0699 ]

Local music mainstays Evan Olsen and Jessica Mashburn are part of the lifeblood that keeps the music thriving in Greensboro. With a weekly residency at Print Works Bistro, Olsen and Mashburn bring popular song covers peppered with originals to soundtrack your eating experience. Olsen alone on the guitar is a reason to order an appetizer and enjoy the sounds, but Mashburn’s added flair of lounge vocals and piano chops will hold you until the dessert has long been taken away. The duo plays from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.

AER & DIZZY WRIGHT

[ Wednesday, Oct. 15, Ziggy’s, Winston-Salem, 336.722.5000 ]

If there were ever two unlikely tour mates that would mesh better than Aer and Dizzy Wright, well, we’d like to know who it is. Dizzy Wright, for one, has a distinct flow that is reminiscent of Wiz Khalifa “” even keeled vocal topography that has deliberate exaggerations to prove a point. Balance that with Aer, whose flow is something of an Asher Roth-meets-Bubba Sparxxx (the latter of which is only attributed to the oft presence of acoustic guitar plucks), and you’ve got a polarizing combination that tackles rap with unbridled fervor. Their collaboration track, “Whatever We Want,” has Aer on the hook while Dizzy Wright steals the spotlight with melody controlling flows. The major factor of this show won’t be determined by who performs in the headlining spot, but rather who wants it more. When two contenders step into the ring, in this case Aer and Dizzy Wright, there is an undisputable tie as both bring rivaling talent from two equal yet opposite ends of the rap spectrum. Tickets are available at www.ziggyrock.net for $20 presale and $25 at the door day of the show. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.

ROSELAND

[ Saturday, Oct. 17, Blind Tiger, Greensboro, 336.272.9888 ]

Roseland‘s inception has been documented pretty thoroughly by Ryan Snyder in this publication, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that this group of musicians put on a show that you shouldn’t even consider missing. The Americana styles merge perfectly with blues-rock, giving your ears the opportunity to happily pick between the three part vocal and guitars. It’s a fight worth undertaking as you’ll handsomely rewarded with a renewed affinity for folk music “” except it’s a modern interpretation by four ludicrously talented musicians who stick to what they know best. Tickets for the show are available at www.theblindtiger.com and start at $8 for presale and $10 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 10 p.m.

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