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by Ryan Snyder

To pinch generously from the legendary Brainfreeze mixtape: Martial-arts fans, are you ready to get your guts kicked out? Get ready, because the Blind Tiger has just given you a dare. Dare you face New Haven funk-fusion quintet Kung Fu on Wednesday; sounds like you’ve never heard, sights like you’ve never seen, and a kick like you’ve never felt before.

If you like it a little weird, share your VD on Thursday with your loved one at the Flatiron with Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, Matty Sheets & the Blockheads and Banana Lazuli. Otherwise, Triad Stage appropriately offers the Likewise Jazz Trio to kill time between the steak and the missionary.

There’s big, dumb country at the Greensboro Coliseum on Friday by the Band Perry and Rascal Flatts, but there are plenty of non-glittery options, starting with Appalachian blues from Buckdancer’s Choice and the Swamp Nots at the Flatiron, or the Floorboards with Billsfault at the Garage. Songwriter Tyler Nail joins Asheville-via-Durango folk trio Old North State at the Green Bean, and the Family hook up the jams with the Heritage at the Blind Tiger.

On Saturday, a quasi-reunited Bloodjinn brings that brutal swag to Greene Street Club with hardcore friends Echo Crush, Vanisher, Territories, SOL and Wolves Wolves Wolves. Get that Christian side hug at the Greensboro Coliseum on Saturday, as ex-DC Talker TobyMac headlines Winter Jam, also featuring Red, Matthew West, NewSong, Sidewalk Prophets and Jason Castro, who you just know has key parts of Isaiah memorized when someone asks him about the funny smell coming from his dressing room. For something a little more sinful, the Old One-Two plays blues straight from hell at the Flatiron with Janus 4-14, which could be one of the apocryphal books. At Turntable, Jud Block wins the Grammy for Best New Made-Up Music Genre with Empty Chamber Music.

Breakup seems a foregone conclusion for a band that names itself after a movie with a 12 percent aggregate approval on Rotten Tomatoes, and such is the case when Jersey melodic-hardcore boys the Air I Breathe bring their farewell tour to Greene Street Club on Sunday with For All I Am, Famous Last Words, Sirens & Sailors, Butcher Of Rostov and On Common Ground.

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