by Ryan Snyder
Walrus joins Boston funk and soul outfit Cosmodrome Wednesday night at the Blind Tiger, while Ten 0 One has the hump day honky tonk with the Grand Ole Uproar.
Snuzz and Sam Frazier paint rock by the Numbers with Jack Carter & the Armory and Emily Stewart & the Baby Teeth at the Blind Tiger on Thursday. Multi-instrumental folk duo the Driftwood Singers join power-pop band TV Yellow Bull City bluesman TA James at the Green Bean, while alt-rockers Sole Citizen play a free one in the tavern at Ziggy’s.
Pop goes Greene Street Club with Jonas Sees In Color, Luna Arcade, Kitchen Sink Fiasco, Nice To Meet You James and Capital Boulevard on Friday. Cosmic Charlie do the Dead at the Blind Tiger, not in that way. Sean Mettler and Khiana Meyer play a SoundLizzard Productions songwriter showcase at the Garage. Black Lodge brings rockers the Piedmontsmen with picker Marcus Hodges and Drag Sounds side project Pistol Crash. Ziggy’s has a country throwdown with Old Southern Moonshine Revival and Jody Lee Petty, while Virginia piano-pop outfit Melodime let their website get taken over by grey-market Viagra peddlers, but we’ll still mention they’re at the Green Bean with Colorado rock and folk duo Statue of Liberty and GT & Misti.
The Garage so horn-y on Saturday with a WalkerFest tune-up featuring the Brand New Life and Orquesta Gardel. Johnny & June’s hosts country-soul songbird Emma King & the Heartsets, while blues powerhouse Big Ron Hunter plays Summer on Trade. The Blind Tiger has blues of their own with the Allison King Band and Mike Edwards & the Banned. Charleston picker Laura Thurston plays the Green Bean with Alan Peterson and the super mellow Dylan Holton.
The great Robert Earl Keen comes to us via Ziggy’s on Sunday. The Blind Tiger hosts a benefit for the Guilford County Animal Shelter featuring nine bands that are only TBA as of press time. There’s a fairly rare electronic show, albeit of a compositional nature, at the Green Bean with ambient group Lost Trail with Tesla Recoils and loop master Kluski Zoupa.
On Tuesday, Raleigh folk-rock band Inner City Mountain Men visit the Blind Tiger, while few bands deserve to be described as truly, unrepentantly awful, but the shoe fits Saving Abel. They’re at Ziggy’s.