Extended Play 2.21.07

by Jordan Green

Here it goes – fast and furious. With apologies to Winston-Salem and High Point, all events take place in Greensboro unless otherwise noted.

• Violinist Jeffrey Multer and pianist Christina Dahl perform the music of Mozart, Brahms, Chopin and Ravenel at the UNCG School of Music Recital Hall in a benefit concert to raise money for student scholarships at the Eastern Music Festival on Wednesday.

• The Greensboro Opera Company performs “Hansel and Gretel” at the Carolina Theatre on Thursday.

• The Brooklyn band Flying and Robert Stillman’s Horses play Two Art Chicks on Thursday.

• Oregon folk-rocker Tony Furtado plays the Blind Tiger on Thursday.

• Dr. Dog, a Philadelphia psychedelic indie band plays Guilford College’s Underground in the basement of Founders Hall on Thursday. Dead Elephant Bicycle from Winston-Salem and Greensboro’s own Health will be playing down bill. It’s free.

• The much hyped Deerhoof from northern California will be at the Werehouse in Winston-Salem on Friday with Brooklyn’s Harlem Shakes and Los Angeles’ Bus Driver.

• “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard and Young Marq will be at War Memorial Auditorium on Friday.

• The Knoxville heavy metal band Disciple plays Café Jam on Friday. The venue is avowedly Christian, but the band, despite it’s gospel-referenced name, makes no mention of spirituality on its website.

• Two bands from Asheville, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and Seepeoples play Ziggy’s Saturday-night showcase in Winston-Salem.

• Max Weinberg, famous percussive accomplice of both Bruce Springsteen and Conan O’Brien, will perform with the UNCG Jazz Ensemble at the Carolina Theatre on Saturday.

• Greensboro hard-rock outfit Inuendo plays the Sound Vent in Thomasville with Haloburn and Prospect Hill on Saturday.

• Bryan “Songbear” Smith, Bret Hart and Scotty Irving play the Flatiron on Saturday.

• The Greensboro Concert Band with guests the Lindsay Family perform classical, jazz and patriotic music at Guilford College’s Dana Auditorium on Saturday.

• The Garage in Winston-Salem will be holding its “Cash Bash,” an evening of the music of Johnny Cash on Saturday, featuring the Bo Stevens, the Two Dollar Pistols, the Defilers, Hearts & Daggers, Les Honkies, More Tonkies, Hickry Hawkins, Rev. D-Ray and the Shockers.

• The super-jam group known as the Everyone Orchestra will be at the Empire Room on Feb. 26.

Tickets are on sale for the Shakori Hills Festival at Hosted by upstate New York’s eclectic Americana roots band, Donna the Buffalo, the Chatham County festival features a solid roster of North Carolina acts, including Durham’s Bombadil, the black old-time string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Triad’s Martha Bassett and her band the Moodswingers, Mosadi Music and Asheville’s Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. I may as well throw in the Everybodyfields from Johnson City, Tenn., who are from just across the state line and have laid plenty of tracks on the Carolina roadways. The festival takes place April 19-22.