by Ryan Snyder

A note on the local publishing front, West Jefferson-based author and Backyard Tea frontman Jim Booth released a fictionalized look at the music biz titled Completeness of the Soul: The Life and Opinions of Jay Breeze, Rock Star, which finds its heart in Chapel Hill’s scene. Also for the kids, Stratocruiser guitarist Clay Howard offers The Energy Thief, which parents might be able to appreciate as much as the little ones. On the sonic front, some bands need no introduction, and New Orleans’ Earphunk is one of those. At the Garage, Greg Borroughs offers some polished country gems. On Thursday, don’t confuse Out to Lunch as an Eric Dolphy tribute, but the Holly Springs band can still groove. They’re at the Blind Tiger.

Friday night at Krankies brings AroarA, the avant-jangle makings of Broken Social Scene’s Andrew Whiteman, along with Patrick Sheehan of Mutant League’s surfy Blood Waves and electro-classical guitarist Aaron Bachelder. It’s not a lesson too late for the learnin’, but Tom Paxton and Janis Ian have some great songs, and they’ll share them together at the High Point Theatre. Bassheads unite for Dieselboy at Greene Street Club. Hide your aspirin, because Fantasia is at the LJVM with R&B stud Tank. Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands have an early evening gig at the Grove Winery, while the Corduroy Road deliver Americana with punk energy at the Garage. At the Green Bean, there’s more roots and country by a retooled Radials with the Rough & Tumble and Luke Mitchem.

That Dee Felice Trio bass line will get ‘em through October after Chubb Rock treats ‘em right at the Embassy Suites in Winston- Salem. Acoustic guitar virtuoso Walter Strauss is an orchestra on six strings at the Underground Theatre. Glenwood Coffee & Books has a local punk and rock revue with Time Machine Drive-By, the Radio Reds, Boxxer and the Nondenoms, while you may find yourself at the Blind Tiger for Same As It Ever Was.

Hard-pickin’ sextet the Hardin Draw visit the Blind Tiger on Sunday, and it’s emo-crunk duo Blood On the Dance Floor’s party and they’ll cry if they want to at Greene Street Club. Corey Smith schools Ziggy’s, while the Tontons bring Houston psychedelic to the Garage and the Green Bean has Israeli indie-folk by the Raw Men Empire.

It’s Metalcore Monday at Greene Street Club with Ice Nine Kills and Wolves at the Gate, while Nashville punk-funk band Kink Ador score the backgammon games at the Blind Tiger.