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by Jordan Green

The hour is getting late, and I’ve got a plane to catch for Mexico City, so we’ll cut to the chase. Tickets go on sale on Friday for Robin Thicke and Jennifer Hudson at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex’s Special Events Center on April 18. For ticket information, visit www. ticketmaster.com. Chris Scruggs of BR549 performs with local host David Long at the Garage in Winston- Salem on Wednesday. Scruggs describes his new Tennessee EP as his “Tucson white album of psychedelic swing.” Electromatic, Queen Anne’s Revenge, Waughton Heroes, Cool Ethan and All at Once play the local music showcase at Greene Street in Greensboro on Wednesday. Caleb Caudle & the Bayonets celebrate the release of their new record, Stay On, at the Werehouse on Thursday with guests the bostevens and the Malamondos. All the proceeds from the door and part of those from the album go towards medical expenses for Michelle Childress, a 38-year-old mother of two who is fighting breast cancer. Bambooza plays the Blind Tiger in Greensboro on Thursday. I typically don’t plug shows outside of the Triad, but I highly recommend Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh on Friday. I saw Isbell and the band in 2007 at the late and lamented Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem and they killed. This is as close as they get to the Triad on this tour. Searching for Timothy, Brink, 21 Differences and Woodhead play at the Soundvent in Thomasville on Friday. Ed E. Ruger, Phillie Phresh and the THC Band perform at J. Butler’s in High Point on Friday. Shotgun Saints and the Man on Fire play an acoustic show at Hot Topic at Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem on Friday. The Fire Tonight, Esterhaazy and Pacifico play the Garage on Friday. Other Winston-Salem shows of note on Friday: Incredibility, Life Like This and SubQ at the Werehouse; and the Homewreckers at Elliott’s Revue. The UNCG Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble perform at Aycock Auditorium at UNCG on Friday. Call 336.334.4849 for tickets. The Greensboro Blues Festival, not to be confused with the locally produced Carolina Blues Festival, features Mel Waiters, Sir Charles Jones, Theodis Ealey, Roy C, Marvin Sease, Millie Jackson and Latimore at the Greensboro Coliseum on Friday. Other Greensboro shows on Friday: Death Proof, We Live After the Fight, xHonorx, Murder on My Breath and Jence at the Somewhere Else Tavern; Workday/ Schoolnight and Glissade at the Maya Art Gallery; and Freeway at the Flatiron. Fair Warning plays a two-night run at Rider’s In the Country in Greensboro on Friday and Saturday. Left on Cates, Across My Eyes, Sound Syndrum, a Light Divided and Redshift play the Soundvent on Saturday. Piano virtuoso Hiromi performs at the High Point Theatre on Saturday. Caleb Caudle & the Bayonets play two sets, the first at 3 p.m. and the second at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble in Winston-Salem on Saturday. Possum Jenkins, Lowry and Benyaro play the Garage on Saturday, while Matt Hill & the Buzzkills play 6 th and Vine; the Virgo 9 plays Elliott’s Revue; and Dana & Evan play Foothills Brewing. Local DJ Calvin Nash spins tunes from the early 1900s to the ’70s at the Glade Street YWCA in Winston-Salem on Saturday. The Carolina Band Festival high-school honors bands will a concert at Aycock Auditorium at UNCG on Saturday. For more information, contact the UNCG Band Office at 336.334.5299. The Christian music festival Winter Fest, headlined by tobyMac and featuring Hawk Nelson, Brandon Heath, the Afters and Stephanie Smith, lands at Greensboro Coliseum on Saturday. The Family Eversole plays at the Blind Tiger on Saturday Andrew Eversole, whosigns his name “banjos not bombs,” promises, “We will be droppin’ thatexperimental roots vibe to the fullest.” Kaleidoscope Death, Summercamp Casanova and Casual Curious throw a triple-CD release party at the Green Bean in Greensboro on Saturday. Silver Bullet and S. Burns play the Flatiron on Saturday. Lewis vs. Clark, God’s Offspring, Siege the City, Shotgun Saints and Missions play Faith Wesleyan church in Greensboro on Saturday. Greensboro College music faculty perform at the Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center on Sunday, Feb. 22. The Tony Low Band, Benj-O-Matic, the Raving Knaves and the Stovepipes play a benefit for Corbin Gil at Rider’s in the Country in Greensboro on Feb. 22 Bruce Molsky and Laurelyn Dossett play Triad Stage’s Upstage Cabaret in Greensboro on Feb. 22. The Mardi Gras Quartet celebrates Fat Tuesday the Blind Tiger on Feb. 24.

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