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by Ryan Snyder

The curtain will fall on another Greensboro institution in the very near future. Just a few months after ownership changed hands, a “for lease” sign went up at the Flatiron on Monday. As its new owners divert resources into developing Local House, the new sports bar beside of NewBridge Bank Park, one of the final chances to say goodbye to an old friend comes this Saturday with potentially its last edition of funk DJ soiree the Gate City Getdown. The Garage doesn’t have those problems though, and they’re hosting blues-rock tigress Kaleigh Baker on Wednesday, and the Triad honky tonk kings (and queens) the Bo-Stevens on Thursday.

Hot new Greensboro cultural zine Amplifier drops its fifth issue at the Green Bean on Friday with a soundtrack by intriguing Winston-Salem composer Grant Livesay, Purple Rain-of-prog outfit Black Squares/White Islands, and SLB’s Barrow and Hot Basic. Pianist/e-commerce guru Jim Brickman will dive deep into his pop instrumental songbook at the War Memorial Auditorium and then help your business achieve a solid CTR. Someone forgot to tell Krankies that B-More synthdoom duo Curse is headed their way.

Give Turntable a hand, because they’ve weathered the Jamestown jungle for exactly one year on Saturday. They’re celebrating their paper anniversary with a visit from Johnson City country outfit Motel Rodeo. The Blind Tiger has middle-eastern jams from Consider the Source. Hephystus hung around long enough to stand proudly atop the mountain that is Triad metal, and they’ll release another solid effort in Fragmenting Shadows at Greene Street Club. If you loved MiM0SA’s Silver Linings LP, you probably hate him now, but give him a second chance when the Bay Area trillfather visits Ziggy’s. The devil is alive, and it’s throwing up the horns at the Garage’s stoner-rock extravaganza with Cactus Black, King Buffalo and more.

It’s been an Urban Dictionary minute since we’ve seen the Dirk Quinn Band around here, and they’re playing all acoustic at Doodad Farm on Sunday, while the humming B3 spirituals of Garage Voice kick off Year 2 at Turntable.

Here’s a great one: Birds in Row are the young Residents of French hardcore, and they’re playing Legit Biz with Torch Runner on Nov. 18.

Dead historian and all-around great guy David Gans hooks up with the Rumpke Mountain Boys at Ziggy’s.

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