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by Ryan Snyder

It’s a party up in here (up in here) on Wednesday, and should DMX actually show up for his set at Ziggy’s, he’ll be beefing with Keller Williams & the Traveling McCourys’ free concert across the way at Hamburger Square. They’re joined by the New Familiars and Swear and Shake. No Deals, Key and Floating Thought spin at the Keller Williams after-party at the Blind Tiger and as always, after the afterparty is the hotel lobby.

This ain’t no motherfu*kin’ drill! The Twerk du Soleil is in town on Thursday and the real fireworks are popping off at Ziggy’s courtesy of the Ying Yang Twins. Modern Robot likes to score, and they’ll be putting the music to Fantasia at New York Pizza. Do you know the importance of a Skye Paige(r)? The guitarist and burlesque dancer (and probably skilled twerker) headlines the Heavy Rebel kickoff party with the Darnell Woodies at the Garage, while ex-House of Fools guitarist David McLaughlin joins Joel Hodnett for a set at Turntable.

Too much snake juice and quiet time is in effect the day after the Fourth. Vel Indica at Ziggy’s or Fountain Penn with Graph Rabbit at the Green Bean will cure what ails you, or hair of the dog can be found via the Family and the Deluge at the Blind Tiger.

Saturday’s Jazzy Funk Festival at the White Oak — which aside from bearing the least creative name ever given to a concert, also curiously contains numerous John Coltrane Festival alumni — has been postponed until August. The Jews & Catholics revival tour continues at Ziggy’s with Echo Crush, Must Be the Holy Ghost and Wolves, while dub stronghold Truth ‘N Rights play the tavern. The Low Counts sound less like a trip to the endocrinologist and more like a band you should’ve seen the day before at Heavy Rebel. They’re at Summer on Trade. Woody Wood and Jason Keckel are the Sufi Brothers, and they’re bringing tongue-in-cheek picking to High Rock Outfitters. Turntable hosts some hyperintelligent, next-level hip-hop by Georgia emcee Floco Torres and it gets a little weird at the Garage with Bosnian Pyramids, Swimm and Cactus Black.

Black Taxi play gritty dance-rock at the Garage on Sunday, while the Old One-Two make a bluesy racket with Katterwaul and Slopes at the Green Bean.

On Tuesday, Denver anti-folk duo Valley Young join up with Lake Isle at the Blind Tiger.

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