School’s back in session and WUAG’s welcome back party is at CFBG on Wednesday with weirdo Chicago pop scientists Oshwa supported by Iggy Cosky’s kooky one-man sideshow Lollipops and Jacob Darden’s other, other band Echo Courts. Prodigy and Havoc are BFFs again, and Mobb Deep’s resurrection/20 th anniversary tour comes to Greene Street Club. Urban Soil bring the country jam from the inner city to the Blind Tiger. After Nothing Can Hurt Me screens at a/perature, the Garage presents an Evening of Big Star with guests the Roadkill Ghost Choir. Last week’s mention of the Music Academy of NC playing Tunes at Noon was premature; they’re actually this week, while it’s steady as she goes for the new R&B/ Blues jam at the Flatiron.
Brooklyn would seem to be the last place that would spit out an ace country five-piece like Yarn, but hey, it’s 2013. They’re at the Blind Tiger on Thursday, while Joe Tappe’s charming post-jangle trio Suitcase play Turntable.
Last week’s feature subject Eros & the Eschaton play the second of three local shows on Friday before their Hopscotch debut. They’re at the Green Bean with Paw Tooth and Lake Isle. Decomposing in Paris is Portishead-inspired trip-hop for the glitch age, and they’ll support Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands with Songs by Susan and at the Blind Tiger. Love Craft’s Marty Rogers and Scott Brandenburg form the core of the darkly psychedelic Spirit System and electro-rockers Wilde Blood, and both share a bill at the Garage, while Jeff Bradshaw goes Bone Deep (that’s an album title, FWIW) as he closes out the Downtown Jazz season. John Cowan at Mack & Mack is sold out, though manic Chicago folk duo Bear Weather at the Green bean with the Film Society and Dalton Village are a serviceable alternative.
Jews and Catholics are back, and they’re releasing their new record Civilized on indescribably awesome looking vinyl at the Garage on Saturday, while Ziggy’s turns the Terrible Two with Zoso in the house. Summer On Trade offers blues by Mike Bennett & the B-String Allstars, while in Greensboro, the Blind Tiger doubles up the high energy funk with ESP and Nautilus, and a full roster of DJs drop the needle on CFBG’s daylong sale.
On Sunday, the Dangerous Summer, Tommy & the High Pilots, et al provide a placeholder at Greene Street Club until the next indie-pop bands that sound exactly like them on an ensemble tour come along, and West End Mambo and Soul Biscuit bring the brass to Bur-Mil park as this season of MUSEP nears an end.