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by Britt Chester

Upcoming shows you should check out

WHITE VIOLET

Saturday, Oct. 25, The Garage, Winston-Salem, 336.777.1127

Athens, Ga., based White Violet are currently touring in support of its most recent release, Stay Lost, which happened to be recorded in Kernersville with renown engineer Scott Solter. “(White Violet) was very down to earth and had a fantastic sense of humor,” Solter said. For Stay Lost, the crooning vocals of lead singer Nate Nelson intertwine with the sultry guitars and subtle drumbeats, which give the album as a whole a rather melancholic happiness “” an excitement with the unknown. Tickets to the quartet’s show at The Garage are $7, and the Genuine and the Menders will be opening up the show starting at 9 p.m.

TEXAS TENORS

Saturday, Oct. 25, Westover Church, Greensboro, 336.299.7374

It’s not often that you see an act perform on a television show such as “America’s Got Talent” and then go on to have a successful career. Such is the case for the Texas Tenors, a trio of cowboys who have managed to build and maintain a career thanks in part to the international exposure gained from television. John Hagen, JC Fisher and Marcus Collins are bringing their country twang to Westover Church thanks to the Greensboro Symphony, whom they will be sharing the stage with as part of the Tanger Outlets Pop Series. Tickets for the event range from $30 to $45, and this show starts at 8 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m.

DIRT MONKEY AND JANTSEN

Wednesday, Oct. 22, Greene Street Club, Greensboro, 336.273.4111

You hear a lot of words get thrown around when people talk about DJs these days: dubstep, grime, trap, drum and bass, trance, techno, EDM (the worst), and plenty of other iterations of aforementioned adjectives. Dirt Monkey and Jantsen make music that makes you dance. That’s it. It’s really that simple. Both producers cut their teeth in dubstep and moved onto other projects “” various collaborations with the largest acts in the world “” while maintaining solo careers. Jantsen has features on some of Bassnectar’s biggest tracks, as as releasing an album of remixes alongside his tour mate. This show isn’t for the techno enthusiast, though, so don’t expect to get all “PLUR” when the bass comes blasting in your face and both acts are tag-teaming the set. Instead, prepare to get sweaty with a cocktail and hear these guys race through the bpms as they set out to destroy the club. There’s a host of opening talent on the bill including Winston-Salem’s resident partier DJ HekYeh. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $12 presale, $15 day of the show.THE MAGIC BEANS

Saturday, Oct. 25, Pisgah Brewing Company, Asheville, 828.669.0190

Marijuana smoke isn’t the only thing coming out of Colorado: Meet The Magic Beans, the next generation of jam band amalgamations. Acts including the Grateful Dead, Phish, and even the String Cheese Incident ushered in soaring rock and rolls jams, but bands like Magic Beans are pushing the envelope with storytelling melodies and original riffs. Growing from playing all-night house parties after shows in Colorado to full-fledged nationwide tours with various festival stops along the way, the Magic Beans are not just a struggling jam band with high hopes “¦ no pun intended. Following a five-day run at Yonder Mountain String Bands Harvest Music Festival in Ozark, Ark., the Beans will head up to Asheville, stopping in various towns along the way to show fans the next phase of rock ‘n’ roll jams. This is a free show, so drink up. !

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