You’ve heard the Beatles in mono, now hear them in dub with Yellow Dubmarine at the Blind Tiger on Wednesday. Acoustic soul duo Benyaro play songs from their new EP of covers with Carrboro’s Mandolin Orange at the Garage. It’s been six minutes for I Call Fives, who visit Greene Street Club. Banjo storyteller Al Scorch visits the Green Bean with Dust Bowl toubadour Adam McBride Smith. At Black Lodge, it might get loud thanks to Burglar F*cker, Baltimore electro-doom duo Curse and Three-Brained Robot.
Memphis modern-rock radio heroes Saliva are Thursday’s headliner at Ziggy’s, while local indie rock newcomers Stop Motion play down the street at the Garage. At the Blind Tiger, there’s hot licks and thick grooves with Big Daddy Love and the Family.
The name says it all for Athens jam band Perpetual Groove, who pair up with dance rockers Former Champions at the Blind Tiger on Friday. There’s vintage pop rock at the Garage by Mediocre Bad and Suitcase, and deep funk from Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and Doby at Ziggy’s. Progressive bluegrass banjoist Conor Mulroy plays the Green Bean with Raleigh indiefolk songwriter Rebekah Todd, while there’s more picking at the Flatiron by the Drawlstrings. Southern Roots has hot blues by the King Bees, and two nights of West African jams by Africa Unplugged kicks off at the UNCG Dance Theatre.
Fans of funk, dub and electronica, virtuosic drummer Adam Deitch’s Break Science is Saturday night’s best ticket. He’ll be joined by Michael Menert of Pretty Lights Music at Greene Street Club. Worlds collide at the Blind Tiger with Ed E. Ruger & the Iconoclast Crew, Matt Irie, Our Response, Alter Ego: Hero, Illpo and more. The High Point Theatre is in a Lone Star State of mind with a performance by Nanci Griffith. The Garage has a double shot of Southern jams by the Deluge and Charity Case, and it’s the same story but much heavier at Ziggy’s with Jackyl and 21st Century Goliath. Judy Barnes brings gorgeous operatic folk to Krankies with reinvented lovegazers Eros & the Eschaton and lush post-pop by Alligator Indian.
The Foot on UNCG’s soccer team and almost the Voice on television, songwriter Karla Davis plays the Blind Tiger on Sunday, while fret board flagellator Scott Ibex visits the Underground CafÃ©.