A couple worthy Triad songwriters could use a hand in the crowdfunding game: Bruce Piephoff is itching to lay down his 22 nd (or is it 23 rd ?) record, Soft Soap Purrings, while Caleb Caudle is going to Nashville from New Orleans to record his Tobacco Town follow-up. Look up their respective Kickstarter and Indiegogo, won’t you? One man’s dime is another man’s dollar, after all.
Portland producer Phutureprimitive was years ahead of the game when his 2004 album Sub Conscious hit like Vangelis remixing the Blade Runner soundtrack. His newer, glitchy work leaves something to be desired, but his live sets don’t, and he’s playing the Blind Tiger on Wednesday, while rap collective the Black Lotus Society and Queen City bouncestress Bootz Durango get freaktastic at New York Pizza.
Soul-rock recreationists Vintage Trouble have blown up, but opening for the Who will do that. They’re at the Blind Tiger on Thursday. Dust off an Israel Darling T-shirt for Ameriglow’s set in the upstairs room at the Carolina Theatre with Matty Sheets & the Blockheads, or just wear your favorite tye-die to the Nectar Unit at Turntable.
Dinosaur Jr., the Sonics and Roky Erikson play Krankies on Friday, at least reasonable facsimiles thereof. Goner’s Andrew Constantino’s voice is dying to be heard; the Asheville mountain soul trio visit the Green Bean. Mike Elizondo of “The Real Slim Shady” and the siblings of LA indie-pop outfit Echosmith are at Greene Street Club. The Mighty JukeBot lives — give your Halloween costume a test drive at the Garage. Guitars are back in style at the Flatiron in the form of defiantly bluesy rock from the Piedmontsmen and Drunken Prayer, while gnarly Asheville rockers American Gonzos hit New York Pizza with Brandon Wise & the Scorchin’ Sons.
It’s a honky-tonk Halloween with the Bo-Stevens at the Garage on Saturday, but it’s hard to say no to country machine Big Daddy Love at High Rock Outfitters. For every 100 bands of middleagers playing hard rock for beer money, there’s a Terry Eckard Band that plays barroom boogie worth coming back to. They’re upstairs at Ziggy’s, while Acoustic Syndicate make hard-driving country and bluegrass with Sol Driven Train in the big room. The Blockheads are so two days ago, now Matty Sheets is on that Broken Parts joint with Ben Singer, who debut at Corrupted Arts Studio.
Sunday, come see Eros & the Eschaton make lovers’ fuzz-rock at Turntable.