The sounds of ringing G chords will fill the air on Wednesday at Center City Park when High Point’s postgrunge acoustic trio Upstart Crow play at Tunes at Noon. Later that night, there’s music on your television at Geeksboro with a screening of Outlaw Country doc “Heartworn Highways”, while Electric Soul Pandemic key master Jaybird Beverly heads up a one-off jam at the Blind Tiger, and swinging folk trio the Blue-Eyed Bettys play one at the Roots Revival Stage in Centenary United Methodist.
Anyone with good sense is probably at Hopscotch on Friday night, but anyone without the good cents can check out the indigent man’s version at Glenwood Coffee & Books, headed up by White Lung, one among Hopscotch’s closing tour de force and a perfectly good marriage of Crass and Heavens to Betsy. The East West BBQ Fest kicks off in Downtown Greensboro Friday night, and organizers have ensured that not many will be going for the music. Megan Jean & the KFB bring their brooding carnivalia to Blue Bourbon Jack’s, and Marvelous Funkshun and Skinny Velvet are a powerful one-two of southern boogie at the Garage. At Turntable, Asheville songwriter Emma Stoneberg offers fully rendered piano pop with support from Mason Via & Friends.
If you believe the content creators at Movoto, Greensboro’s beach music scene is a magnet to young professionals, so the Flip Flop Beach Music Festival at the White Oak Amphitheatre on Saturday with Eric & the Chill Tones, the Swingin’ Medallions, the Tams and Hip Pocket should do for the city’s tax base what Eddie Murphy did for SNL. Bobby Shmurda’s innocent little felony gun charge last week waylaid his Inferno plans last week, but word is he’s supposed to be back this Saturday. Despite being neither flying nor a circus, Rinaldi Flying Circus drop a new record at the Blind Tiger with Be the Moon. This week in manqué nu-metal bands Kickstarting records: Trapt is at Ziggy’s. In working-bandsgotta-get-paid news, the otherwise outstanding steel jazz outfit the AJ Ghent Band is playing something called the High Point Cycling Classic.
The Cadillac Three might sound like a Country Top 40 cover band, but it’s only because frontman Jaren Johnston is actually the guy who writes the songs. They’re at Bucked Up on Sunday. !