Polygonal fusion quintet the Heavy Pets used to sport the Pastorious kids among their lineup, but even without them they’re still instrumental heavyweights. They’re at the Blind Tiger on Wednesday with electro-rock crews Jimkata and Imperial Blend, while the ever unpredictable, practically lost cause that is post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance blows into Greene Street Club with Capture the Crown and Palisades.
On Thursday, garage-punk duo the Alaskan Whalers, funk-rock big band the Scorchin’ Sons and acoustic roots trio Upstart Crow offer three interpretations of the same musical genus at the Blind Tiger, while Big Something color in the remaining space at High Rock Outfitters.
Chapel Hill orchestral folk group Lost In the Trees went a little Neon Bible on their new album Past Life, and they’ll be featuring that sound at Krankies on Friday with Human Eyes. Pantera bassist Rex Brown and Type O Negative drummer Johnny Kelly lead heavy metal supergroup Kill Devil Hill into Ziggy’s with Crobot. Dark Prophet Tongueless Monk adds trippy visuals to textured psych rock at the Garage and the Broadcast play towering soul at High Rock Outfitters. Dark Water Rising sing gritty Americana influenced by Lumbee traditions at Turntable, while People’s Blues of Richmond play rock that’s influenced by Miller High Life at Bull’s Tavern. Sharkfest, not to be confused with Shark Week, returns to New York Pizza with sets from Black Lotus Society, Space Bear, Fever Dream, Dailey Planet and Geekz & Azwholez. It’s hard to ascertain what’s happening at the Civic Threads event “The EP: Soundtrack to Creativity,” but it has something to do with five albums pulled from someone’s “…extensive iTunes library of at least 17 days of music.” To quote Homer: It’s pretty big, I guess.
Must Be The Holy Ghost’s barnstorming for his excellent new album Get Off continues at Krankies on Saturday, while jam collective the Family drop another new record at the Blind Tiger. Raving Knaves’ frontman Dave McClean will celebrate being cancer-free at New York Pizza with Cathalyn Robs, the Tudes and Boston’s the Harmoos. Country rock champs Big Daddy Love play Blue Bourbon Jack’s, while Charlotte songwriter Charlie King joins Reeve Coobs and Trent Wesley at Turntable for the Song Spar after-show.
On Sunday, Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands play an Earth Day celebration at Festival Park, while cigar box guitarist Justin Johnson releases an album of new tunes with April Mae & the June Bugs at Doodad Farm. !