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by Jordan Green

Steve Williard andChuck Folds from Rubberband play a free, acoustic lunchtime gig atCenter City Park in Greensboro on Wednesday, a signifier of the perfectspring Piedmont weather and a prod to ease up on hectic professionalschedules. And on Wednesday Endless Mic rocks their All NewSuper Exclusive Al Gore Bongwater Club Mixtape Volume One long-playerat the Blind Tiger in Greensboro. The Doyle Lawson &Quicksilver’s Bluegrass Music Festival hits the Denton Farmpark inDavidson County Thursday through Saturday. If you’re into bluegrass,you know this is the A-list. Thursday’s lineup includes a DeeperShade of Blue, Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass, Dailey &Vincent, Dale Ann Bradley and the Grascals. Friday finds Randy Waller& the Country Gentlemen, Cadillac Sky, Bill Yates & Friends,Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and Cherryholmes on the festival stage.And the event winds down Saturday with Paul Williams & the VictoryTrio, Special Consensus, JD Crowe, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver,Goldwing Express and what looks like an all-star jam session at thetail end. Visit dentonbluegrass.com for more information. Domestic Blend, a jam band from Burlington… er, Vermont, shows up at the Blind Tiger on Thursday. Second-generationoutlaw country hell-raiser Shooter Jennings kicks up a ruckus at theMillennium Center in Winston-Salem on Thursday. Like Hank III, Shooterteases out the destructive rock-and-roll spirit in classic country. Sothe union of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr. is a natural one.They’ll be at the Greensboro Coliseum on Friday, while BB King holdscourt in the smaller, more intimate War Memorial Auditorium next door. Therock show on Friday night in Greensboro inevitably goes down at GreeneStreet, with Waiting for Wednesday, Hephystus and the Ivy League. Miami’s Tiempo Libre infuses some Latin passion in Furniture City at High Point Theatre on Friday. Inthe meantime, Nashville’s Coal Men and Bucktown Kickback rock it upwith Boone’s Possum Jenkins at the Garage in Winston-Salem. Across 7thStreet, the Delta Drift and Rail’s End refine their warped vision ofAmericana at Elliott’s Revue. Greensboro hardcore metalstandard-bearers Killwhitneydead destroy with Jonas Sees In Color atthe Raven in Burlington on Saturday. Ifwhen, a New York bandresurrected from the remnants of All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors,headlines a bill with Irata and Glissade at Solaris in Greensboro onSaturday. Back in Winston-Salem, Carolina Clearwater throws downthe organic funk at Elliott’s Revue on Saturday, while Audioform, akicking Afrobeat unit from Charlotte, shares the stage at the Garagewith the reccurent Bucktown Kickback. Kim Thore’s Tobacco Road Seriespresents Brooklyn, NY’s Sam Mastandrea, AKA SAM at the Werehouse withBenj-O-Matic in the supporting slot on May 10. We usually don’tventure over to the Triangle, but what the hey, it’s not every day thatGeorge Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic plays with Hobex in front ofthe Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh. It’s a benefit for SafeChild, so youcan justify the trip. Saturday’s the day. Stevie Coyle, formerlyof the Waybacks, and J. Scott Hinkle play the early show at the Garageon May 13. American Aquarium and Luego have the late shift covered. Mayhem String Band breaks down the music week at the Blind Tiger, also on May 13.

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