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by Ryan Snyder

Life in General are back together, which just leaves Pavement, Kyuss, Belly, Failure and Neutr… nah, as the only ’90s bands left not reunited. They will play the Garage with moody Winston-Salem folk trio Vel Indica on Wednesday.

The Family throw a freebie at the Blind Tiger for a bud’s birthday on Thursday, because that’s what family is for, isn’t it? The Bluez Junkiez are not the Phunk Junkeez’s dads, but they are at Ziggy’s, while Turntable has really, really over the top pop-rock by Finer.

The Blind Tiger is the nerve center for the Female Artist Takeover 2013 on Friday, as Castaway Cabaret presents Gathering of the Goddesses featuring Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, while the Cultural Arts Center hosts stunning soprano Elena DeAngelis with Amy Scurria. The event’s other great shows come at the Flatiron with Thia Zeil supported by Suitcase and Vel Indica, and a Mad Affair at Turntable. See more in this week’s cover story on page XX. Elusive Durham folk-pop outfit Bombadil are back with a new album which will be the centerpiece of their Krankies performance with Matthew Allivito’s new piano-folk project the Genuine. Had to check whether the Possum Jenkins on the Garage’s schedule was the Winston- Salem alt-country band or Andre 3000 performing under his other pseudonym. It’s actually the first one, and they’re joined by the Throttle Kings. At the Green Bean, ex-Unholy Trio singer Morgan Christopher Greer is now Drunken Prayer, and he’s joined by the Piedmontsmen.

On Saturday, we’re not saying that members of Chris Stamey’s large band from his SECCA performance are going to join Ryan Gustafson’s Dead Tongues for the official after-party, buuut members of Chris Stamey’s band are band are going to join Ryan Gustafson’s Dead Tongues for the official after-party, which goes down at Krankies. Brooklyn trio Juniper Rising make groovy country psychedelia that’s like Patty Loveless meets Caprells, and they’re playing Hellraiser Haus at 711 N. Greene St. to promote their new cassette on Burger Records with Asheville’s the Critters. LA Guns, the band that was almost Guns ‘N’ Roses, comes to Ziggy’s with Liberty Lush and Haiz Rail. The Green Bean has quiet tunes by Willower and Lakoi Goodman, while the Flatiron hosts gauzy pop by the ultra-promising Eros and the Eschaton with the Collection, the Hill and the Wood, and the Ugly Club.

Sunday’s lineup boils down to jammy Southern rock by Flannel Church at Ten-0- One, and on Tuesday, the Billy Folks bring front porch folk to the Blind Tiger.

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