by Ryan Snyder
Dopapod fuse futuristic funk with the instrumental trance idiom, but they might prefer the simplified term “ragecore.” They’ll play the Blind Tiger on Wednesday night. Former Daughtry drummer Joey Barnes brings his new pop-rock project Luna Arcade back to Greene Street Club for only its second show ever.
Longtime Billy Joel multi-instrumentalist Mark Rivera plays the Blind Tiger on Thursday, while deeply authentic folk outfit Megan Jean & the Klay Family Band play the Green Bean with Tina & Her Pony.
One part Hold Steady and two parts Japandroids, Coachella vets the Henry Clay People play the Green Bean on Friday with Owen Burd’s minimalist electronic project Heralding. Summer ends in a blur of psych-pop and PBR with Estrangers, Some Army and Wilde Blood at the Garage. Seventeen days of more or less lackluster bookings loosely organized under a single marketing campaign begins with jazz group Freeport at PrintWorks. Todd Snider tickles the funny bone at Ziggy’s, while Sarah McQuaid picks Irish and Appalachian folk tunes at the Community Arts Café. There’s a little bit of Jeff Buckley in Roger Gupton, who will play Hanesbrands Theatre. Woozy indie rockers Nice to Meet You James come to Glenwood Coffee & Books, while it’s all jams with the Deluge, Bubonik Funk and Brickfoot Down at the Blind Tiger.
The 2012 edition of Tate Street Festival rules Saturday’s musical agenda, but Railroad Earth offers a sonorous newgrass alternative at Ziggy’s. OAR is still a thing, and they’re playing a freebie outside Natty Greene’s. Kitchen-sink country punks Hanging Thread come to the Green Bean, while Glenwood Coffee & Books hosts moody alt-rock by Elemeno and neo-soul from Dalton Village.
The world is a little less safe for Sysco chicken fingers on Sunday, as the growing food truck threat proliferates at the Blind Tiger with a full day of meals on wheels and live music. Rapper Hopsin explores new ways to diss Eazy-E with Dizzy Wright and Ed E. Ruger at Greene Street Club.
Triad Stage has the post-bop fix on Monday night with Branford Marsalis’ rock-steady quartet. Marsalis’ will let his pianist Joey Calderozza step out in support as the set opener. On Tuesday, doo-woppy garage trio Beach Day bring their sunny disposition to the Blind Tiger, and Mike Wallace’s surf-soul posse Drag Sounds release their new cassette tape at Krankies.