You don’t have to forgive 102 JAMZ’s oversight of Roland Jones’ passing, but it’s hard to be mad at the Superjam lineup that was announced Tuesday morning: Rick Ross, YG, Yo Gotti, Kid Ink, K Camp and the Sun Ra of rap, Young Thug.
At the Blind Tiger on Wednesday, Canadian punk-folk-bluegrass fusionists the Duhks are on the road with a partially reconstituted lineup that won’t much resemble the one that came through the area in March, but they will offer up material from their first album in six years. Durham’s Pinkerton Raid play moody, sometimes meandering folkpop, and they’ll bring it to the Roots Revival Stage. Rewind to earlier and you’ll find Dana and Susan Robinson picking the sound of rural Americana at Tunes at Noon.
The Garage hosts a one-man-band showdown between the Lone Wolf, Pastor John and Lou Shields on Thursday. Asheville’s the Get Right Band just released a catchy record of summertime funk called Shake, and they’re playing Bull’s Tavern. The Band of Oz play beach music for people who hate beach music at Festival Park, and Turntable is upping the karaoke game with a built-in house band.
On Friday, folklorist and master picker David Holt joins old-time multi-instrumentalist Josh Goforth at High Rock Outfitters. Futurebirds’ Baba Yaga flew a little under the radar last year, but it still sounds strong today, and they’re playing the Blind Tiger. Doodad Farms hosts a duo show by two of the area’s finest guitarists, Sam Frazier and Tommy Scifres. Songwriters Lauren Light and Nick Wes joined up to form Shiloh Hill, and they’re playing the Green bean with Nathan Weeks and Johnny Delaware, while country rockers Old Southern Moonshine Revival and Johnny Mont & Country Mile play Ziggy’s.
Futbol Fest will help you get pumped all day at Bryan Park on Saturday, with music from West End Mambo, a nice spread of international cuisines and games going all day long. At Churchill’s, DJ Precise aka Freddy Fontaine of WNAA’s Friday night Scott Hall Radio show turns up the old school for his 50 th birthday. Anti-traditional bluegrass outfit Sanctum Sully flex their instrumental muscle at the Blind Tiger with Roseland, while Stonesy Charlotte roots rockers Amigo come to the Garage with Octopus Jones. Invisible Hands are back with more coolly detached power pop under the name Y’all, and they’re playing Krankies with New Boss, and High Rock Outfitters has Asheville blues and mountain soul by Woody Wood and Tony Holiday. On Monday night, four great bands with a shared affection for fuzzy rock converge at New York Pizza, with sets from Jenny Besetzt, Drag Sounds, Other Colors and Wing Dam. !