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by Ryan Snyder

A small programming note: I’m honeymooning in Mexico, so Eric Ginsburg and Jordan Green will be holding it down in Tunes. I’m still here in spirit and with the show recs (with Caipirinha and carnitas in hand), starting with baritone sax soloist Jonah Parzen-Johnson with Owen Burd’s minimalist project Heralding at CFBG. At Greene Street Club, there’s aggro-pop by Such Gold with Mixtape, Citizen and Raindance.

Is there a bassist in Mitt Romney’s binder full of women? All-girl metal band Crimson Countess might still need one, but they’re making do at the Blind Tiger on Thursday with Cytokine Storm and No Response. Ben Singer and Kyle Poehling like to score as Modern Robot, and they’re at the Green Bean.

Halloween is Rick Miller’s favorite holiday, so Southern Culture on the Skids are bringing it a few days early to the Blind Tiger on Friday with a set of ultra-campy tributes to ‘60s and ‘70s drive-in faire. Who is Jill Scott? She’s your headliner at the Greensboro Coliseum. There’s a metal-themed costume party at the Garage with Juke-Bot, Uzzard, Echo Crush and Tusker, while millionaire Sublime cover band Badfish visit Ziggy’s. If you’re ready for the country, the High Point Theatre has home cooking by the Carter Brothers Band with Lacy Green. The Honeycutters make sweet music with Johnson’s Crossroad at the Garage, while John Michael Montgomery plays one for the firemen at the LJVM. Bluesman Chris Smither just released his 12th album, and he’ll play some of it at the Underground Theatre.

Ain’t no party like a Baltimore go-go party, and the Reaction Band drops the funk at the National Guard Armory in Greensboro on Saturday. Shaggy indiesoul man Sean Hayes visits the Blind Tiger with multi-instrumental folk duo Birds of Chicago. It might get loud with Pierce the Veil at Greene Street Club, and Emily Stewart & the Baby Teeth, the Moon and You, and Flint Blade keep it quiet at the Green Bean. On Sunday at the Bean, Appalachian folk duo Tina & her Pony return with Banner Elk bluegrass duo a Furry Greene Fox The notorious BBQ of King Khan & BBQ Show plays the Garage as himself, Mark Sultan. Got any Kahlua? Igor & Red Elvises bring Russian surf rock to the Blind Tiger, while there’s garage and noise by Sic Alps, Burglar Fucker and Feeds On at Krankies.

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