Maybe that lucini never fell from the sky? This Friday night’s rescheduled date of the Pioneers of Hip-Hop show with Big Daddy Kane and Camp Lo at the War Memorial has predictably turned into an outright cancelation. Chalk it up to halfsteppin’, even if he is the Big Daddy Kane.
Otherwise, you’re f—ing with the stallion, Mang. The totally worthy Ween tribute band play their second Triad show in two days at the Garage on Wednesday.
Even if they’re the second best married folk-rock duo working in the city of Charleston, S.C. right now, Megan Jean & the KFB are still qualified hell-raisers and they’re at the Blind Tiger on Thursday night. Brantley Gilbert is the latest country idol with a big single to hit the Greensboro Coliseum, but he’s bringing a superior songwriter in Eric Paslay along with him. The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen and Real Friends aren’t all names of films by Kenneth Price about 9 th Wonder, but pop-punk bands holing up at Greene Street Club.
The Garage offers a cure to the Phuzz Phest hangover — because clearly even they think three weeks in a row is too many — with early MMJ acolytes RoadKill Ghost Choir and the languid alt-folk outfit Desert Noises. American Aquarium and Roseland bring hard driving country rock to the Blind Tiger, while the Deluge fuse it with a little white boy soul at High Rock Outfitters. In the debate for worst band of all time, maybe it’s time to stop overlooking Buckcherry. Proof of their gratuitous dreadfulness can be found at Ziggy’s. At New York Pizza, Born Hollow, Peacekeepers, Take Heart, UNICRON and Knuckle Buster make sounds of wildly varying classification, while Seeds of Saints pretty much stick to low-key spiritual folk at Turntable.
This Saturday night at Johnny ‘N Junes, patriotic country crooner Sammy Arriaga identifies as “American Cuban” (at least when he’s not in South Florida), which sounds like a brand of bad cigar. Athens garage rock revivalists the Whigs play a make-up date at the Blind Tiger with some strong new tunes and Charlotte psych trio Ancient Cities in support. Louisburg country greenhorn Larry Frick plays Bucked Up Saloon, while jammy NYC hard rock quartet Turbine are at Blue Bourbon Jack’s. Great Camel City songwriters Jonathan Loos and Tyler Nail join up with Laurelyn Dossett to make great harmonies at Ziggy’s, while High Point rock outfit Upstart Crow offer their own at Turntable. On Tuesday at the Blind Tiger, Flux Capacitor warp you back to the golden era of jam music — the early 2000s. !