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by Ryan Snyder

Yeah, it’s that time. Prepare for an onslaught on Bonnaroo-related content. If there were room for a smoking crab pic, it’d be right… here. But hey, you can win a pair of tickets to the supersized fest at this year’s Mosaic Festival on June 8. Details are forthcoming. The avant-funk group the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra are also “fourthcoming” (rimshot), as in this Wednesday at the Blind Tiger. Earlier at Tunes at Noon, Big Bang Boom’s Steve and Chuck play for the grown folks this time.

TYP House welcomes the ultra doom-y Satan’s Satyrs and brand new NC hardcore outfit Holder’s Scar on Thursday, while Savannah jazz-funk trio the Royal Noise visit Turntable, and there’s hot guitar by the Deluge at the Blind Tiger.

That was Richie Spice singing over the credits to the underrated action flick Attack the Block, and he’ll visit Ziggy’s with Dub Axess on Friday. Cheeky garage rockers Taylor Bays & the Laser Rays join the Girlfriends and Langley at Krankies, while Chapel Hill folk/bluegrass quartet Mipso play the Garage with the Wyndy Trail Travelers and DC Carter channels Amos Lee at the Green Bean.

Country songbird Tift Merritt pays a visit to Ziggy’s, and it wouldn’t be at all surprising for her to find her way over to the Garage to sit in with John Howie & the Rosewood Bluff, who are playing the Salute Wine Festival after-party with Caleb Caudle & Haley Dreis and Lee Terry & the Near Strangers. Caudle’s Robust Records labelmates Mipso conclude their weekend in the Triad at the Green Bean with Adam Klein. Hephystus have a new album on the way, some of which can be heard at Greene Street Club on Saturday night. Gospel rappers Kayo Bracey & the Takeoff Team hit Lexington High School, while “eclectic” is the word for the Blind Tiger’s bill of Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands and Banana Lazuli.

The Spiritual Renaissance singers of Greensboro play their farewell show at Knollwood Baptist. On Tuesday, gospel great and NC Music Hall of Famer-elect John P. Kee plays the High Point Theatre, while one if the week’s best happens at the Garage with the mesmerizing folk-pop duo Ivan & Alyosha (think Peter Bjorn and John) at the Garage with Dark Prophet Tongueless Monk.

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