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by Ryan Snyder

Before they make their Hopscotch debut at Slim’s on Thursday, partners in music and in life Eros & the Eschcaton kick off the tour supporting their beautiful debut record Home Address for Civil War at New York Pizza on Wednesday with Matty Sheets & the Blockheads and Jack Carter & the Armory supporting. At Krankies, punk maximalists Shrk Wk hook up with sludge peddlers Primovanhalen. On the lighter side, Emily Stewart takes Tunes at Noon to the country, while Laura Jane Vincent and Scott Dence offer twang of their own at the Flatiron. On Thursday, New Orleans seven-piece the Revivalists offer roots rock with a heap of pedal steel and horns at the Blind Tiger with support from soulful Oakland quintet theTumbleweed Wanderers.

Winston-Salem ex-pat Matthew Schwartz is back in town, and he’ll play winsome power pop with Pacifico at Krankies on Friday with Small Planes and Dear Kavalier. Asheville roots-country trio Underhill Rose play music from their Cruz Contreras-produced album Something Real to Center City Park’s final First Friday show of the year, while Abbey Road Live perform the music of the Beatles at the Blind Tiger. Wyndy Trail Travelers’ bassist Court Wynter brings his jazz quartet to the Garage with Kaleigh Baker. The Dirty Bourbon River Show play their umpteenth Triad show this year at Downtown Greensboro’s East-West Barbeque Fest. Megan Jean & the KFB killed a huge crowd at Floyd Fest, and they’ll look to do the same at the Flatiron with banjo madman Curtis Eller.

Mississippi duo Water Liars will have you crying tears of vinegar on Saturday at the East-West Barbeque Fest. House of Fools’ Americana offshoot Roseland release their eponymous debut at the Blind Tiger with Caleb Caudle, the Black Cadillacs and the Ends. The Flip Flop Beach Music Fest resurrect the Swingin’ Medallions and the Tams at the White Oak Amphitheatre. Blackberry Smoke’s guitar hero Charlie Starr came from the ’70s in a time machine, and his band returns to Ziggy’s, while scrappy punk trio Totally Slow play New York Pizza with the Kneads and Black Market.

Deeply spiritual husband and wife folk duo the Lowland Hum was profiled in this space in early August, and on Tuesday, they’ll be performing live at the Triad Stage on WUNC’s “The State of Things” at noon.

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