by Ryan Snyder
Senegal is in the house at CFBG on Wednesday night with a set by Mamadou’s Fantastic Band and Afrobeat on the decks by Bonzani. The Werks play festidelica at the Blind Tiger with shredheads Jahman Brahman, and Day Joy bring dreamy folk to the Garage. Bender’s Tavern hosts a local showcase featuring Laura Jane Vincent, Elemeno and Lil Mikey Roohan. For the lunchtime crowd, Michael Ken, he of the sweet duster and wood-grained MySpace page, brings AC country to Tunes at Noon.
The Garage has crusty blues by Husky Burnette with Transylvania Transport Co. on Thursday, while the Deluge plays a freebie at Ziggy’s. If Jason Mraz had a beard, he’d be Steve Everett, who visits the Green Bean with Jason Ross.
The much anticipated third edition of the Krankies Compilation drops where else but Krankies this Friday night. You’ll find Honey Rider and Drugs on it, and will you look at that. They’re playing Black Lodge later that night. You won’t find Juggalo rockers a Light Divided on there, but you will at Greene Street Club. Likewise with 3 Quarters Dead at Ziggy’s. At the Green Bean, power trio Gulley hook up with gentle folky Kyle Lindley.
Hopefully you have a better way to spend Labor Day weekend than with MegaGate’s two days of cornhole and Jeremih concerts at the Greensboro Coliseum. The afterparty goes down at Greene Street Club. House of Fools and Sugar Glyder snap, crackle and rock at the Blind Tiger, and Andy Vaughan & the Driveline celebrate their CD Release with Dave Brewer of Possum Jenkins at the Garage. The Hopscotch-bound Ramps and Toddlers play Krankies with Birds of Avalon, while Doby close out the Summer on Trade season. Folk songwriters Laura Boswell and Aubrey Shamel pair up at the Green Bean, and local punks the Radio Reds and the Nondenoms release their split 7-inch at Glenwood Coffee and Books. Extralocal punks Stoked On Being Pumped join Dugout, Live Forever and Call to Action at Black Lodge.
On Sunday, a whole lotta names to include SnÃ¼zz, Brad Newell & Butter, the Raving Knaves, the NonDenoms and more benefit Urban Ministries at the Blind, while psych-pop large band Secondary Modern play the Green Bean. Then on Tuesday, Ziggy’s hosts stonermetal outfit Kill Devil Hill, featuring Vinny Appice and Pantera bassist of record Rex Brown, while the Carolina Chocolate Drops visit UNCG’s Aycock Auditorium.