First came the 23rd chapter of the Trapped series, and now the addition of a Dec. 7 show in Greensboro. Real talk, Kellz is not all that great of a dude, but his brand of creative lunacy is a gift to all mankind. Not that same kind of trap, but the Gold Luxury Trap Party at Greene Street Club puts the “class” in “déclassé.” Ghostnote, Phillie Phresh and friends provide the beats, and come dressed to impress .The new-look Radials spin some uptempo country at the Blind Tiger with Doug, while Ziggy’s hosts a showing of 13, or the Step Into Liquid of snowboarding documentaries. Music is provided by Bare the Traveler, the Walking Streets and Israel.
Philly’s Damn Right have a chance to be big on the jamtronica scene, and they’ll bring their juiced-up dancefloor rock to the Garage with Former Champs. The War Memorial hosts the Greensboro Symphony’s Masterworks concert, featuring Mayuko Kamio on violin. My Gay Banjo may boast the greatest tagline ever (“A limp wrist and a firm hand.”) and their string mashups of great pop aren’t bad either. They’re joined at the Green Bean by Durham folk ensemble Humble Tripe and local songwriter Laila Nur at the Green Bean, and there’s more picking at CFBG with the Billy Folks.
You might want to take a chance on some obscure rock band from London called the Who at the Coliseum this Friday, or stick with the sure bet in Caleb Caudle, Molly McGinn and New Orleans folk-wave group the Winter Sounds. Mama’s Love with Buffalo Cover at the Blind Tiger. 500 Miles to Memphis, Those Cross Town Rivals and Noah Sugarman team up at the Garage. Molly McGinn works the Green Bean.
Who didn’t see this one coming? Mutant League hit the sweet spot with their new EP Mood Swings, finding a place for ebullient melody alongside unrelenting aggressionon Saturday. DiggUp Tapes likes it so much they’re releasing it, and Mutant League celebrates with a free one this Saturday at Krankies with Zack Mexico. The Lonely H came a long way to play the Green Bean, so make ’em welcome. Church of the Covenant hosts Rumi By Candlelight, readings of poetry by the 13th century mystic set to music by members of Kaira Ba and more. Elsewhere, point and laugh at ex-Staind frontman Aaron Lewis, who keeps finding new ways to suck. He hacks away at country tradition at Johnny & June’s.
Lastly, make a point to check out French jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel at the Underground Theatre on Sunday. He will not disappoint.