Extended Play

by Jordan Green

I’ve already exceeded my word count, so let’s get right to it.

BB’s New & Used CDs & DVDs is offering a 40-percent discount on its entire stock to generate revenue to avoid shutting down. The store is located at 5605-G W. Friendly Ave. in Greensboro. Call 336.294.8498 for more information.

Kris Ferris plays the lunchtime concert at Center City Park in Greensboro on Wednesday.

Jeremy Johnson celebrates the release of his new CD with Mr. Rozzi, the Soul Brothers Band and Vanessa Ferguson at Greene Street on Wednesday.

The Bethabara Concert Band performs in Bethabara Park in Winston-Salem on Thursday. Visit for more information.

The jazz group Signature Soundz performs at the Press Wine Café in Greensboro on Thursday, while Fynn Chi performs at the Blind Tiger and Invisible, featuring Jodi Staley on Selectric piano, works out at Lyndon Street Artworks; and Brokencyde, Hypercrush, Ghengis Khan and Hell Fire Mafia team up at Club Rain while Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Luego and Subterranean Bums play the Garage in Winston-Salem on Thursday.

The Root Down Family Fest runs Friday through Sunday, Aug. 17 at 2223 Providence Church Road in Pleasant Garden. Friday’s lineup includes Black Death All Stars, Kinetic, Hot Politics, the Josh Phillips Folk Festival and Freepeoples frequencY. Saturday boasts Coffee & the Creamers, ExtraTerrestrial Circus Experiment, Pilgrims of the Wild, Family Eversole, Moonshine Racers, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge and Duende Mountain Duo. Finally, the Aug. 17 lineup features DJ Crewless and the return of the ExtraTerrestrial Circus Experiment.

Lisa Dames and the Hall Monitors at the Friendly Center in Greensboro on Friday. Concertgoers are asked to bring canned goods for Second Harvest.

Lenny Pendent plays an acoustic set at the Press Wine Café in Greensboro on Friday. The Malamondos and Silver Bullet pair up at the Green Bean. House of Fools, Far Less, Boxbomb and Pacifico convene at Greene Street. Solcetfre Project turns up at Renaissance Jazz Café.

Back in Winston-Salem, Mando Saenz, Stephen Simmons and 44 Love perform at the Garage on Friday.

The Mosaic Art & Music Festival goes down in Asheboro on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17. Saturday’s lineup includes Southern Culture On the Skids, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Buzzround, Old Stone Revue, Play Dirty and Jesse Bryant, with the Wyndy Trail Travelers, The Family Eversole, Uncle Mountain and the re-formed Swamp Boat filling out the bill the following day.

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly joins forces with Carl Thomas at the Joel Coliseum Theatre in Winston-Salem on Saturday.

Bannister marks the release of its new CD with the Tim Hooker Band and Ailyne at Café Jam in Greensboro on Saturday.  

Ruby Rendrag performs at Java K’s in Greensboro on Saturday, while the Alison King Duo turns up at the Press Wine Café, and Irata, Hammer No More the Fingers and Taradactyl confer at the Flatiron.

Bloodjinn, Hephystus, Return the Hero, Columns, the Reaping and Casta hold heavy-metal church at Greene Street on Sunday, Aug. 17.

Jim Mayberry plays an acoustic set at the Press Wine Café on Aug. 19, and the Endeavors round out the music week at the Blind Tiger.