A Charlotte-based item has never, ever been given the lede in this space, but then again Outkast also has not played in North Carolina in the post-9/11 age. They headline Funk Fest on Friday and they may not be much longer for this world after that. On Wednesday, to show they’re serious about this classic lineup reunion thing, Canadian folk-fusionists the Greencards play what has to be their millionth greater- Triad-area show of the past six months. Seattle baroque-pop band Tomten just released a record called The Farewell Party, which sounds a bit like a tribute to side one of Rubber Soul, and they’re playing Reanimator with Knives of Spain and Eddie Garcia’s noisy solo project, 1970s Film Stock. On Thursday, Des Moines folk-rocker Dan Tedesco plays the loudest acoustic guitar you’ll ever hear at the Garage.
Like Hugh Gallagher, 9 th Wonder is the subject of numerous documentaries. In the case of the latter, it’s by the same person, even if they have laws against that in some states. The latest, “The Hip-Hop Fellow” will show at Wake Forest’s Carswell on Friday, along with lectures by filmmaker Kenneth Price and a Q&A with 9 th himself.
At the Garage, it’s the quirky lo-fi rockers by the name of Bath Salts, not the power-grind trio, paying a visit, while South Carolina southern rock shredder Shane Pruitt plays High Rock Outfitters.
ICP associate Anybody Killa has a new album out in a few days, so the Faygo will flow freely when he visits Greene Street Club on Saturday. The vibes will be unequivocally less sleazy at the Blind Tiger with jam heroes Big Something with Travers Brothership and Megan Jean. Howlin’ blues madman Abe Reid is back at it with the Spikedrivers at the Garage. The Deluge play with of their first gigs in the post- Daniel Seriff era at Blue Bourbon Jack’s, while American Hologram bring their strange distillation of pop and Southern gothic back to Turntable.
On Tuesday, while a big part of the Triad is making its dreams come trueooh-oo-you might do well to catch oddball metalheads Dog Fashion Disco on their reunion tour at Greene Street Club. And look at this: Holy Ghost Tent Revival has a new album out on Tuesday called Right State of Mind. It’s produced by regular Man Man and Dr. Dog collaborator Bill Moriarty, it’s their riffiest album to date, and “Big Big World” is an absolute winner. !