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by Jordan Green

Blues guitarist SeanCostello died suddenly on April 15. He was scheduled to perform at theCarolina Blues Festival in Greensboro on May 3. Festival organizers saythey are seeking a replacement. Musician, storyteller,television host, historian and entertainer David Holt speaks in Room130 at UNCG’s Moore Nursing Building at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, and HammerNo More the Fingers, Silence the Sky and Hot Politics play a benefitfor Greensboro-based Exhibit A for Africa across town at Solaris on thesame day. Also on Wednesday, catch folk raconteurs Bruce Piephoff andLogie Meachum at the Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art inGreensboro, or check out Mae, the Honorary Title, Far Less and Laydenat Greene Street if your tastes run more towards loud guitars with apop sheen. Kaddisfly from Portland, Ore. takes the feature slotat Country Dan Collins’ open mic at the Garage in Winston-Salem onWednesday. The Sam Kininger Band plays the Blind Tiger inGreensboro on Thursday, while Canada’s Secret & Whisper shows up atRemix VIP. Singer-songwriter Andrew Kasab steps to the mic atTate Street Coffee on Friday, while the Urban Sophisticates, Ballyhooand Live Society appear at Greene Street, and Artistic Theory playsnext door at Renaissance Jazz Café. Sorry About Dresden appearsat the Green Burro in Greensboro on Friday. I can’t say whether it’sthe Chapel Hill band’s first time in the Gate City, but they’recertainly not regulars around here. The Radials will be there too. Andover at the Blind Tiger, Holy Ghost Tent Revival takes the stage. Kris Ferris, whose recent CD is called Private Passion, plays Bistro 150 in Oak Ridge on Friday. Corey Smith plays the Millennium Center in Winston-Salem on Friday, and the Virgo 9 and TV9 play Elliott’s Revue on Friday. TommyEdwards & Friends, the Milagro Saints and Breadfoot share the billat Clydefest 2008 at the Bynum Ball Park in Chatham County on Saturday. Down in Furniture City, the Renae Paige Trio appears at Harrison’s on Saturday. TheWar, Jonas Sees in Color and John Doe & the Runners play a benefitfor the Save Darfur Coalition at Grimsley High School in Greensboro onSaturday. Saturday’s the big night, so hold onto your seats:Laura Reed & Deep Pocket at the Blind Tiger, MIB at Cooper’s AleHouse, and Nashville resident and Asheboro transplant Shelly Apple atthe Flatiron. "Songbear’s Writers in the Round" featuringAndrea Reese, Bryan "Songbear" Smith and Michael Ken goes down atBistro 150 on Saturday. Over in Winston-Salem, the Crap Rock All Stars do their part to improve diplomatic relations at Elliott’s Revue on Saturday. Sunday,April 27 finds Polecat Creek at Center City Park in Greensboro, whileScary Kids Scaring Kids, Ivoryline, the Photo Atlas and YosemiteMudflap play Greene Street. Bruce Springsteen & the E StreetBand play the Greensboro Coliseum on April 28, while the SpiritualRenaissance Singers serenade the Carolina Theatre. Shannon Wurstand Sleeper Car play the Garage on April 29, while my new favoriteband, the Nondenoms, keep the punk flame alive at Elliott’s Revue. BelCanto Co., a vocal ensemble, holds auditions at the UNCG School ofMusic on April 29 and 30. E-mail Jeffrey Carlson atjcarlson@belcantocompany.com for more information.

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