by Ryan Snyder
Raleigh Brit-rock group Colourslide are working on a new release with Triad pop savant Mitch Easter, and they’ll give some of the new songs a test flight on Wednesday at the Blind Tiger. Atlanta glamtronica trio Bitch Please bring a midweek rager to Greene Street Club, while Hot Politics’ Tommy Scrifes plays a rare vocal set with help from guitarist Sam Frazier at Brewski’s Tavern. For something just a little bit different, Krankie’s plays host to a South American-themed contemporary classical program that includes a quintet of North Carolina-based players performing of Paquito D’Rivera’s “Wapango” and “Preludio y Merengue,” selections from Gabriela Lena Frank’s “Leyendas,” and part of Greensboro composer Alejandro Rutty’s “The Future of Tango.”
It gets a little weird with space-jazz ensemble Camel City Collective at the Garage on Thursday, who’ll be supported by Carolina Moonshine Garage, while the Green Bean has O’s, Stroh’s and the Natty Boh Duo with country punks Who Are the Southern Baptists?
Holy Ghost Tent Revival, so hot right now. They’re at the Blind Tiger this Friday night. Sahara Reggae Band with Spiritual Foundation and Dub Fire at Ziggy’s. Ex-Mantras axe man Marcus Horth found a home with Doby, and they’ll play the Grove Winery’s Lake Stage. There’s gotta be a Paul Ryan joke somewhere with Madison, Wis. Appalachian pop group Count This Penny as the punchline. They’ll play the Green Bean with folkjazz quartet the Fair and the Foul and Paper Parlor. Bo White of Charlotte pop minimalists Honey Rider plays Krankies with Honey Rider and Bolmangani, while two good bands converge in an unlikely place as the Heritage and Darkwater Rising play the Korner Lounge.
Bad news OMG Girlz fans: Saturday night’s stop of the Scream tour was cancelled, but maybe Walrus will play “Where the Boys At” at its Blind Tiger birthday party. If you know Crow, you know that details aren’t a necessity for his Metal Show at the Garage. The Green Bean has rocks light and heavy with the Kitchen Sink Fiasco, Portable Hero and Mon Abyss, and a group of the area’s best open up the Great American Songbook as they perform Stardust Memories: A Tribute to Hoagy Carmichael at Gray Auditorium.
The Green Bean’s Sunday offering is sets by story-minded songwriters Rosa Wallace and Shane Cooley and on Tuesday, alt-metal group Traverser bring their stunning visual display to the Blind Tiger.