by Ryan Snyder
Who’s coming in November, which is not a question. There’s talk that Steve Winwood is going to be on the bill as well. On Wednesday, Asheville quartet Barefoot Summer look like the cast of Dazed and Confused, and they’ll play the Blind Tiger with Natural Satchel. At Greene Street Club there’s an all out scuzz-rock revue with the Casualties, Nekromantix, Down By Law, Lower Class Brats, Flatfoot 56, the Sheds, Transylvania Transport Co. and Call To Action.
On Thursday, the Carter Brothers Band serve up some country cooking at the Blind Tiger, while the Green Bean hosts gilded chamber pop by Charlottesville’s the Hill and Wood with ElisaRay and Rebekah Todd. Lydia Loveless is punk like Patti and country like Patsy, and she returns to the Garage with Kenny Roby. Philly noise creeps Old People hit Krankies Oulipo and the Asheville pop chimaera Alligator Indian.
EMFfringe closes out its 2012 series with NOLA funk quintet Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes on Friday, but for $19 per ticket? At least it’s not Toubab Krewe for $30. Burlington pickers Graymatter come to the Green Bean with songwriters Patrick Blackburn and Stephen Graham. There’s dueling country rock with BrickFoot Down at the Garage and the Troubadours at Ziggy’s, while Now You See Them and Emily Stewart & the Baby Teeth work together at the Flatiron.
Dance-punks Love Craft adorn the Camel City for one more night at Black Lodge with Manor Lady on Saturday. 44 Love bring some Poco inspired tunes to the Garage, while there’s dad rock by the Blues Junkiez with Ryder and Face First at Ziggy’s. The Green Bean is no margarine, strictly Butter, baby. The Durham funk-rock outfit is joined by mod revivalists the Raving Knaves, while the bo-stevens play a few new ones at Summer On Trade.
No amount of zombie defense training can prepare you for Rod Argent, who brings the actual Zombies to the Cat’s Cradle on Sunday. Back home, the scrappy lo-fi rock ad rollers Dr. Dog headline Ziggy’s with help from Holy Ghost Tent Revival. Burn Door Door Door Door sound like Zappa’s The Man from Utopia left on repeat at your neighbor’s house at 3 a.m., and they’ll be at the Blind Tiger with Three-Brained Robot.
It takes balls to name your band Natural Satchel, and they’ll be back around the Blind Tiger on Tuesday with the groove-centric Walking Streets at the Blind Tiger, while So-Cal reggae rockers the Dirty Heads visit Ziggy’s.