That peacock-y electropop duo Blood On the Dance Floor are staunch anti-bullying advocates has to be the cobra effect in its purest form. They’re at Greene Street Club on Wednesday. KC/DC graduate from Wahoo’s to the Wednesday night spot at the Blind Tiger. Rewind a few hours, and Warren, Bodle & Allen put this season of Tunes at Noon to bed. Bosnian Pyramids and Lo-Fi-Sci-Fi get really weird at Krankies, while Nonpoint’s nu-grunge cover of “In the Air Tonight” is still unlistenable. They’re at Ziggy’s.
Listen closely to Johnnyswim’s Amanda Sudano and you’ll hear the specter of her mother, Donna Summer. With her husband, Abner Ramirez, Johnnyswim will bring disco-like exuberance to the folk-pop sound. They’re at the Blind Tiger on Thursday. Gordon Lightfoot fans, Irish singer Sean Keane will be your jam, and he’s coming to Ziggy’s. Helado Negro spins narcotic Latin electro folk that’s worth getting to Show of Hands at the Downtown Greenway Trailhead early for, while the Carolina Theatre’s new upstairs room will hosts ballsy Durham indie-rockers Hammer No More the Fingers.
With a dry, distorted guitar tone that recalls QotSA, Leogun bring the hard-rock portion of your 17 Days Greensboro experience to the Blind Tiger. There aren’t enough hyphens to describe the creepy, minimalist, bedroom cabaret that Swedish songwriter Molly Nilsson makes, but it’s brave and beautiful, and she’s at Krankies with Alligator Indian, who are Asheville’s answer to Aaliyah and Timbaland. Todd Sniderapproved roots-rockers the Coal Men are one of the Green Bean’s best gets in a while. Must feel like starting over for Cody Canada & the Departed, who rose from the ashes of Cross Canadian Ragweed. They open for Sister Hazel at Ziggy’s, while Ras Dave holds down the low end for Dub Axxess upstairs. Virtuosic cellist Shana Tucker introduces hip hop and soul to chamber, and she’ll play it for Greensboro College. More cello options: Matt Haimovitz shreds Bach and Hendrix alike at the UNCG Recital Hall. Dave Quick has set aside Heavy Rebel, but Possum Jenkins are still going strong. They’ve got a date with the Hanesbrands Theatre.
On “Birds of a Feather,” Gucci Mane says, “I miss that girl Mya, she was a fine motherf*cker.” He won’t have to look far to find her on Saturday. The forgotten voice in “Lady Marmalade” is at Greene Street Club. There’s a party wherever Brooklyn electropop foursome Black Taxi go, and that happens to be at the Garage. On Sunday, Tyvek are a roaming pack of Detroit dogs, and they’ve found their way to play the Garage with Drag Sounds. Lukas Nelson is Willie’s kid and he’s at Ziggy’s. The Youngblood Brass Band just dropped their fifth record, full of bad raps and awesome horns, and they’re at the Blind Tiger on Tuesday.