Only a rapper named Adam WarRock could get a feature from James Urbaniak on his mixtape and it make absolute sense. The D.C. esquire-turned-emcee’s raps go deep into the Marvel universe and make wry career comparisons to “Captain N: The Game Master” team members. He’ll play Geeksboro on Wednesday with beatsmith Alter ID before [troll] reassuming his imprisonment inside the Soul Gem [/troll]. At the Blind Tiger, Raleigh jazz-rock trio My Three Sons hook up with the grown-up version of Big Bang Boom, while upbeat Boston jam kids Skyfoot play the Garage. Vocalist Craig Owens’ return to Michigan hardcore sextet Chiodos has been consummated by the band’s most widely admired release since their split, and their Devil tour hits Greene Street Club with support from ‘68, a new project from Josh Scogin of defunct thrashers the Chariot. If that’s not heavy enough, cram into Hippo Records for the punishing brutality of Dreaded, Heron, Squall and BrainXToilet.
The Pointer Sisters belong to neither soul nor disco, but they still do both well, and they’re the Carolina Theatre’s 2014 Command Performance on Thursday. The Blind Tiger has pulsating instrumental progtronica from A Ghost Like Me, who support their fellow Ashevillians Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band.
There hasn’t been a Brand New Life show in Greensboro since they relocated to Brooklyn, but that streak comes to an end Friday night at New York Pizza. The old lineup is back together and they’ve got a sweet new video for “Cocoanut Husband” to show you. Asheboro’s Kindler play posthardcore with grace and power, and they’re performing at the Music Loft with cover going to the Randolph County Family Crisis Center. The Garage has nearly three hours of ultra-catchy, gleeful garage rock by Hammer No More the Fingers with Gross Ghost.
Jazz-funk juggernaut Jeff Sipe brings his trio to High Rock Outfitters, and Jews and Catholics’ noise wizard Eddie Garcia plays a solo show at Delurk Gallery with cosmic shredders R Father. On Saturday, Jahman Brahman and members of the Broadcast play a benefit for an injured friend at High Rock Outfitters, while there’s plenty of room to park your Harley outside the Garage for Tusker, Cactus Black, Stone City and the Seduction. Trap rap clique Triple Threat Bangaz post up at Kush.
The Blind Tiger hosts a benefit for local musician William Earl Mace with a pretty bad-ass lineup that includes the legendary Abe Reid, Big Something, Nathan Arizona and the New Mexicans, and the Joel Henry Band, among many others, who’ll all take part in the epic, show-closing jam. !