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BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY

Thursday, August 20, Cone Denim Entertainment Center, Greensboro, 338.378.9646

Is there anything better than legends taking the stage to deliver one of the most iconic rap albums from the last 20 years? There is not. Bone Thugs is one of the most noticeable rap groups to emerge from the 90s, and their album E. 1999 Eternal has stood the test of time as one of the greatest. This year marks the album’s 20 th anniversary and will see Bone Thugs performing the piece in its entirety for the first time. To boot, Ed E. Ruger and the rest of the Iconoclast crew will be opening the stage up for the night, perhaps teasing some bits from (fingers crossed) the forthcoming Guerilla Grind 2? We shall see. Tickets to the show start at $25 and the show is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. General admission tickets at this point are standing room only.

EYES EAT SUNS

Saturday, August 22, Ziggy’s, Winston-Salem, 336.722.5000

You’d think a handful of punk kids who grew out of the middle-finger-to-theworld mentality would settle into something a little less professionally handled.

Instead, each member, ages ranging from 21 to 26, seems poised to take on the needed jobs that are required to push themselves to the next level of success, whether it means handling the booking for tours, or the merchandising of new gear, or the managing of inventory, or the songwriting for a TBD album that is still a blurry vision on the horizon. Recently celebrating the release of their debut record, POW!, Eyes Eat Suns seem comfortably positioned to take the next step in its career as a band, which involves publicity and marketing. POW! really showcases the songwriting skills of Ayisa Adderley who contributed most of the lyrics and melodies. It’s not all Adderley, though, as Matt Fariss and Evan Bryant have found that iPhones, aside from Tinder notifications, work well for recording riffs

and drum patterns for sharing with other members. “I’m super critical,” Adderley said, “so I think it could be lyrically better.” “But it’s a hell of a start,” Fariss added. Tickets to the show start at $7 and go up to $10 day of the show. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. !

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