by Ryan Snyder
Happy birthday to Jerome John Garcia, who would have been 70 years old today. Jam aces the Captain Midnight Band plays tribute with some fat-bottomed Dead covers at the Blind Tiger tonight. The Coarse Whisperer 2012 tour comes to the Greensboro Coliseum with Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks pulling from the Great American Songbook. New York’s Prehistoric Horse juliennes pop, rock and psychedelic with Savage Knights and Nate Scott at the Garage, while skanking shoes are a must for Corporate Fandango at Brewski’s Tavern.
Dancehall queen Patra finally gets to make it clap with her rescheduled date at Ziggy’s on Thursday. Maria Albani’s lurid, ruminating Organos sounds like Bikini Kill at 66 2/3 BPM, and they’ll hook up with the provocative Boykiller at the Green Bean. Bring your axe to the first Underground Blues Jam at the Underground Café, or take lessons from Charlotte funkateers Actual Proof with the Fritz at the Blind Tiger.
Triangle orchestral folk colossus Lost In the Trees go from the Newport Folk Festival to First Friday with HWYL at Center City Park. Awnaw, Nappy Roots still around? Indeed, and they’re at Greene Street Club. L Shaped Lot are probably still worn out from five sets in three days at FloydFest, but they’ll rev it up one more time with Johnson’s Crossroad at the Garage. Fiery Reidsville born, Asheville based songwriter Nikki Talley plays one for the home crowd at the Green Bean. Krankies has boozy indie rock by the Bayonets with Luego. Dr. Cirkustien bring dubby acid jazz to the Flatiron with Elemeno and Dalton Village, while Americana duo Be the Moon visit the Clubhouse.
The Garage has trippy space rock by Le Blorr and Sunbears on Saturday night, and West End Mambo march Summer On Trade toward its conclusion. The achingly beautiful Ocean Versus Daughter come to the Green Bean all the way from Praha with purebred rock band Scott Leftwich & the Atarians and father/son chamber rock group England in 1819. It might get loud with Emperor X and Pistol Crash at Krankies and Wild Blood with White Rifles at Black Lodge, or take a walk on the dub side as the OneLove Family Reunion brings LionHeart to Aggie Park.
As if Mondays weren’t weird enough, Black Lodge pegs the meter with Burglar F**ker, Frustrations and Old People, while Grand Ole Uproar, Kid Carson and the Jordan Hull Band offer a melodic palette cleanser at the Blind Tiger on Tuesday.