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Upcoming shows you should check out

ELUSIVE GROOVE

Friday, March 20, Finnigan’s Wake, Winston-Salem, 336.723.0322

There just isn’t anything much better than live music except when that live music is free, and Finnigan’s Wake is bringing one of the area’s best rising acts to the stage on Friday night. Elusive Groove, consisting of Samuel Hearn, Brett Bolejack, Jordan Nelson and Rene Roman, mixes reggae grooves with occasional rapping, never coming on too heavyhanded with either genre. It’s the perfect blend of musical stylings, and with occasional covers and tributes to the major players like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and maybe (hopefully) some Herbie Hancock sprinkled in, it’s a surefire way to guarantee a party. Elusive Groove has been around for right around two years, and in that time has established itself as one of the most promising acts out of the Triad. Although Finnigan’s Wake is a rather unorthodox venue for an act that shared the stage with the likes of Collie Buddz, as well has headlining various venues in and around North Carolina, it’s a steal of an opportunity to be able to see this act perform for free. Oh, and Finnigan’s Wake has a massive tap wall for beer offerings, and the wings don’t suck. Music gets started around dark, maybe a bit after, so just go drink and dance until you can’t stand anymore.

CHRIS BROWN W/ TYGA

Wednesday, March 18, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, 336.373.7474

Say what you will about Chris Brown, (OK! He made headlines for beating up a woman!) but that guy can certainly put on a stellar performance on the stage. Although his reputation took a major hit, and he spent some time in jail for the actions that led to this major hit, he has managed to keep himself in the spotlight thanks to multiple charttopping releases. The original date of the Chris Brown show was postponed due to a Los Angeles judge’s ruling that he had to finish his community service prior to going on tour. The community service also happened to be one of the results of Brown assaulting then girlfriend Rihanna back in 2009. He had to finish 1,000 hours of community service prior to touring. Apparently, he’s finished this and will come to Greensboro to perform hits like “Ayo,” which features stage-sharing talent Tyga on the track. There’s a good chance you might hear “Loyal,” which also features Tyga. Either way, Chris Brown brings a massive production filled with dancing and rapping, so you know the show is going to be a good one regardless of his prior transgressions. Tickets for Chris Brown start at $49.75 and go up depending on where you want to sit.

SPRING EQUINOX CELEBRATION

Friday, March 20, The Blind Tiger, Greensboro, 336.272.9888

Andrew Eversole could have no problem playing to a packed house at the Blind Tiger given his reputation in the area for being a diverse and talented musician as it pertains to this region of music, but adding on a circus of performers makes this event that much better. Aside from what will obviously be a great soundtrack, the Spring Equinox Celebration is bringing various art forms together to celebrate the changing of the seasons. And again, although the music and performances will be top notch, there’s also a super moon solar eclipse happening that day. Can you say “planets in alignment” much? This is a perfect storm of creative inspiration happening all in one place, so be sure to find your way to The Blind Tiger if you’re in need of some artistic motivation. Tickets are $10 and the party starts  at 7 p.m. !

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