A caveat: As an organizer of the Mosaic Festival on Saturday, I’m biased in stating that it will be a pretty amazing good time, and it will be stated with great frequency. But if the Association of Alternative Newsmedia can give its Best Issue award to Indy Week for its Hopscotch issue, it’s a brave, new world. About those Bonnaroo tickets, see the Forecast for details.
Judge Carrie Marshall not by the sultriness of her voice, but by the Comic Sans on her website. Font snobs unite at Tunes at Noon for some midday pop jazz. Guitar champ Sam Robinson’s new project Marvelous Funkshun visits the Blind Tiger with Ignite & Imagery in tow on Wednesday, while Potpourri of Pearls bring luminous synth-pop from Philly to Elsewhere. Oh, and look at this. There’s a Jews & Catholics appearance at Turntable.
Happy birthday, Doc! Walrus pops out of the cake on the Blind Tiger honcho’s born day on Thursday, but Candlebox is for you. They’re at Ziggy’s with Hot AC hopefuls Miggs. Bird Courage make folk that’s pastoral and a little angsty, and they will visit the Green Bean with Caitlin Watkins, while Doug and Telisha Williams play High Rock Outfitters.
Not sure if “Feelin’ Myself” from Young Stacks LGI’s new mixtape comes across as intended, so ask him about it when he plays the Clubhouse on Friday. Possum Jenkins serve up country-fried rock at Ziggy’s, while Gross Ghost balances the grungy and the jangly with Black Zinfandel at Krankies. Your First Friday show in Downtown Greensboro is the Radials and Simplified (deploy the Okay Guy meme). You want impertinent garage rock? The Green Bean has it with locals Taylor Bays & the Laser Rays while the Flatiron counters with Boston’s Little War Twins. And Tony Low releases his new CD, Tone-Wah at Tate Street at 8 p.m. sharp.
The Mosaic after-show is at the Blind Tiger on Saturday with more Janka Nabay and Dub Addis. The Kneads at the Green Bean feature a Darden and a Garrigan, along with Lake Isle and Lee Wallace. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brooklyn are not an actual orchestra per se, but they are great and at Elsewhere. Reevestock founders Time Sawyer hit Ziggy’s, while there’s prog and punk at Krankies by Science In the Cave, the Radio Reds and Black Market.
On Sunday, the Blind Tiger offers gutter rock by the Dirty Names with Giving Up Nevada, who are not hard on the eyes at all. Monday brings UK indie-pop to Krankies from the School with Judy Barnes, and there’s more Dirty Names at the Garage, but sadly, no Giving Up Nevada.