Wednesday presents the third opportunity in the past four months to catch the Canadian neo-folk fusionists the Duhks, as they bring their partially reconstituted classic lineup to the Roots Revival Stage in Winston-Salem to play their first new material in six years. Boston’s Little War Twins sound like what might happen if Hope Sandoval demoed with Dishwalla, and they’re playing the Blind Tiger on Wednesday with Gully, Kozak & the Poets and Little Mountain. Lyricist and rapper A Kid Named Pollo and producer Sammy Citrus are one of the most promising hip-hop tandems in the Triad right now, and they’re playing Elsewhere.
Floridians The Buck Stops Here play well-constructed indie-soul with a touch of old-time, and they’re visiting High Rock Outfitters on Thursday, while Appalachian fusionists Dr. Bacon can sure what ails you with Electric Soul Pandemic at the Blind Tiger.
After nearly a decade of consistent quality, Caleb Caudle has put out the record that’s bringing him some much deserved attention, and he’ll celebrate its release at the Garage with Amigo. Bombadil and River Whyless bring two very different, distinctive spins on folk-pop to Krankies, while seven-piece country-rock outfit Carolina Coalmine pack out the upstairs room at Ziggy’s by themselves. Oli Silk and Reggie Buie play jazz to be put on hold by at Corpening Plaza. Sturgill Simpson and Jason Eady are making it out of the shadows of country, and one day Asheville’s Drunken Prayer will also. They’re at New York Pizza with the Grand Ole Uproar and Emily Stewart & the Baby Teeth. As affable as the Genuine’s music generally is, something like recording a Lumineers cover will stay on your permanent record forever. They’re playing Turntable.
Spirits and the Melchizedek got some hugely deserved love from The A/V Club earlier this year with the release of their new record So Happy, It’s Sad, and they’re bringing their spooky electric folk to the Garage on Saturday with Must Be The Holy Ghost and Capital Arms. Walkertown metalheads the Payne Road Tragedy are easily in the top three for band names in the Triad, and they’re heading up a local heavy music showcase at Ziggy’s with Mortal Divine, Drowning Delilah, Flawed by Design and Sound Therapy. For blues poured up neat, check out Lightnin’ Charlie at the Underground Theatre, while rootsy low country jam unit Sol Driven Train play High Rock Outfitters.