Your chance to twirl around in a lap dissolve comes on Wednesday, as the Chris Lane Band shoot a video for their gritty country rocker “Broken Windshield View” at Ziggy’s. Earlier, part-time pickers, full-time law hawks David Niblock and Holt Gwyn play some of that old time gospel in curia.
On Thursday, you can help a longtime Greensboro party-starter take his act on the road by going to Three-Brained Robot’s tour fundraiser at New York Pizza. Daddy Issues and Time Machine Drive-By will perform in support and offer their own versions of some of 3BR’s twisted EBM visions. New York four-piece Tauk marry hard rock and deep soul in the vein of Black Merda, and they’re at Blue Bourbon Jack’s with Electric Soul Pandemic. Nikki Talley does one of the best acoustic covers of Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire”, and she kicks off a heck of a week at High Rock Outfitters.
Though they may be miles apart stylistically, Greensboro quartet Bear With Me wear their Urban Sophisticates influences on their sleeves, as in literally. The newsboy, vest and tie look lends new perspective to the saying “suffer for fashion.” They’re at the Blind Tiger with In Waves, Giving Up Nevada and Stop Motion. Wilmington stoner prog outfit He Is Legend are back from hiatus with a new album on the verge, and they’ll make their return to Greene Street Club with Eyes & Teeth, Aside Oceans and Drowning Delilah. Ex-Casual Curious drummer Reed Benjamin found a home with Lilac Shadows, whose new album No Dark / No Light is as rich and rewarding as anything that DiggUp Tapes has released since Lonnie Walker’s These Times Old Times. They’re playing an early evening show at Reanimator with Oulipo. Moody Winston-Salem rock upstarts Xirca are going the true indie path and releasing their music under frontman Angel Fuentes Enciso’s label Universi Sounds, and they’ll play Ziggy’s with Lions & Liars and Oceans Apart. Whiskey-soaked Roanoke country-folk group the Floorboards visit Turntable, while the Green Bean hosts the fiercely idiosyncratic Celtic revisionist act Pondering Wade.
That show by Jamaican roots legends Culture at Ziggy’s on Saturday? Very quietly canceled, and swapped out with locals Dub Axxess. Annie Girl & the Flight recall Throwing Muses and Belly-style alt-rock, and WUAG will signs off on them at Glenwood Coffee & Books with Drag Sounds and Black Squares/White Islands. Visual artists Weapons of Mass Projection music their petri dish psychedelia to its zenith for avant doom band Let Speak the Gods and noise enthusiast Eddie Garcia at the Garage, while Sam Robinson’s Marvelous Funkshun riff on Bonnaroo dreams at Turntable. !