I’m personally crazy right now about the Tedeschi Trucks Band, whose lead vocalist, the unparalleled Susan Tedeschi, celebrated her birthday this past week. They’re not playing anywhere around here, being currently in Sweden, but I’ve been thinking about becoming a tour head. Which is a good segue into the Dead&Company show this Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum. Hart, Kreutzman and Weir will be joined by John Mayer on guitar and Oteil Burbridge on bass. Should be a good time if the buzz among Deadheads is any indication.

As we told you about in last week’s interview with Molly McGinn, the popular singer-songwriter is scheduled to perform her 2014 album Postcards from the Swamp on Friday night at Doodad Farm outside of Greensboro. The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Over in Winston-Salem, you can catch Caleb Caudle with Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster of Water Liars at Underdog Records on Burke Street. Caudle, a Stokes County native, will share the 6 p.m. bill in Underdog’s expanded event space. It’s a free show with a $10 suggested donation for the musicians.

You can pre-party for the Dead Show at Gibb’s Hundred and fill up on beer and chili, with their first annual Chili Cook Off set for 3 p.m.

If you want to hear splendid electronica, then head on over to The Crown at the Carolina Theatre for the Ava Luna show sponsored by WUAG 103.1, with a bill that includes Greensboro-based artist Quilla, which we wrote about in this week’s music feature at left.

Back in Winston-Salem, Reanimator Records is celebrating three years on the scene with a party spilling over to Krankies Coffee. Drag Sounds, The Mold, and Manic and The Depressives will hold it down at the record shop on Patterson Avenue beginning at 7p.m. while Ed Schraders Music Beat, Natural Causes and the Finks rock Krankies beginning at 10 p.m.

Look out for Holy Ghost Tent Revival at The Blind Tiger and Col. Bruce Hampton at The Garage on Nov. 20 and set you alarms for the Joel Henry Band album release show The Blind Tiger on Nov. 27. !