It’s a great week to sing a song for Jerry, and one may find just that at Tunes at Noon in the form of stripped-down folk tunes by Emerge on Wednesday. The immortal words of Hank Hill — “You’re not making Christianity any better, you’re just making rock and roll worse” — were apparently heeded by Florida post-hardcore/electronic outfit LastWatch, who canceled their Blind Tiger gig. Meanwhile, Joe Ferguson is back at it, this time with Eden pop-punks Boxxer at the Blind Tiger presented by Shoot the Moon Media.
On Thursday, Allen Aucoin of the Disco Biscuits brings his one-man live drum/ electronica assault to the Blind Tiger as DrFameus. Cariad Harmon and her Temple-esque blonde curls jump the pond for a date at the Green Bean with NYC singer/songwriter Jon Paul, who wears his Randy Newman influence on his sleeve. Chapel Hill vaudeville-folk trio a Mad Affair set up in the Turntable living room scene with Hayden Lee’s funk-pop foursome, while Old North State Winery has started a Thursday music series imminently featuring Mediocre Bad Guy multi-instrumentalist Steve Lindsley.
Part of Josh Howard’s torn ACL rehab includes taking over Ziggy’s on Friday night while the Mavs wish they could get that 4-year, $40 million extension back. But when DeSagana Diop and 9 th Wonder are in the house, where else would you want to be? Could Estrangers be the most influential band currently in Winston-Salem? The Sweets, Beach Leech and Justin Morris say yes, and they’ll play Krankies together. Israeli dance-electronic duo Hank and Cupcakes tear it up live, and they bring the party to the Flatiron. Caleb Caudle comes back to town to play the Garage with Roseland, featuring members of House of Fools that aren’t Joel Kiser. Joel Henry is Joel Kiser, and he joins pop-soul chanteuse Andrea Thorne at the Green Bean with J. Timber.
Robocop still shocks and Chubb Rock still treats ’em right; the Chubbster comes to Ziggy’s on Saturday. R&B outfit Dalton Village plays a benefit for the singer’s mother with Jamison Bethea and Leia Sadiku at the Green Bean, while bluesman Big Ron Hunter steps out of the church and onto Summer on Trade.
It’s church all night at the Greensboro Caliseum with Tamela Mann with James Fortune, while Al Neese and Scott Adair give alms to the jazz-poor at the Flatiron.
A few days late, but there’s a Jerry birthday tribute at the Blind Tiger on Monday, and this news cycle ends the same way it began: another Shoot the Moon showcase at the Blind Tiger.