Not counting Killer Mike’s curfewimposed omission, there was one person missing from Outkast’s return to the stage at Coachella last Friday, but there’s still another weekend to go and Bun B’s Friday night is open as of right now. On Wednesday, however, the UGK legend is set for Greene Street Club with Kirko Bangz, and there’s more on that in the Forecast. Burlington trio the Ends command a Jon Spencer-level blues-rock ferocity, and they’re at the Garage. At Ziggy’s, the cockrock revival is going strong with LA Guns and Mostley Crue, but good luck figuring out which one is the cover band.
Greg Humphreys is celebrating 25-years of making underrated, but deeply soulful folk and rock, and on his latest release, Bohemia, he channels his inner Tim Hardin. He’ll offer up different versions of mostly acoustic tunes at the Garage on Thursday when he plays with his Electric Trio. Dark Prophet Tongueless Monk’s set at Phuzz Phest two weeks ago was utterly hypnotic, and he’ll do it again at Krankies with FutureNature and chaotic psych-folk outfit Spirits & the Melchizedek Children. It’s City Market season once again, and this year’s opener will come with music from House of Fools side project Mooseknuckle. Bro-ey, beachy So-Car jam rock invades the Triad with the Movement at the Blind Tiger and Dangermuffin at High Rock Outfitters. Trombone great Vincent Gardner will join the UNCG Jazz Ensemble for a lot of Miles Davis tunes at Aycock Auditorium. Aer sound like the secret high school collaboration of G-Love and Aaron Lewis, and they’re at Ziggy’s.
Atlanta’s Cherry Royale fuse Fourplaystyle smooth with Dirty South hip-hop — and it works. They’re at the Blind Tiger on Friday. High Point native Todd Foley is a veteran of both Nashville the city and the TV show, and he’s bringing his funktinged country-rock band Black Horse to the After Hours Tavern for a bit of a homecoming.
Whatever Brains were stoked about Bret Michaels playing Ziggy’s this Saturday during their Phuzz Phest set, so maybe you should be too? Speaking of Phuzz Phest bands, Skullcollector threw down a heavy set before a small crowd, so maybe make it right for them at the Garage. Black Santa’s style of rock is an amalgam of subdued, but granular textures, and they’ll release their full-length debut album Sorry If this Is Weird at Glenwood Coffee and Books. On Sunday, Camel City folk-pop outfit Small Town Gossip return to play the School of the Arts, and on Tuesday, deathcore outfit White Chapel come to Greene Street Club. !