The music worth checking out this week is too good and too much to describe with any justice. If you want to know what any of these bands sound like, plug their name into a MySpace or YES! Weekly archives search, or better yet, take a chance.
The lineup for the Fun Fourth Festival in downtown Greensboro includes Streetfeet, the Peter May Trio, the SolcetFre Project, Reflections, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Big Bang Boom, the Hot Flamingos, Tsunami Wave Riders, Downtown Senate, Polecat Creek, Ladies Auxiliary, the Dave Fox Group, the Dan Plowden Group, Kris Ferris, Andrea Reese, Jarrod Young, Kev Rowe, the Old South Dixieland Band, Jamestown Pipes and Drums, Wula Don, the Greensboro Horn Quartet, the Greensboro Symphony Ensemble, the Villagers, the Wil E. Coleman Gospel Band, the Divine Flavor Gospel Band, the Sentry Gospel Band, Zykia, Konisa, Artistic Theory, Mello B, the HOOD Band, the Antonio Gospel Band, 29 South of Eden, Octave Orange, Tie Me Up! Untie Me! and Dem Youngnz.
The Hall Monitors featuring Walrus play the Blind Tiger in Greensboro on Wednesday, with the added bonus of a cookout and fireworks.
Defying Belief and Holy Ghost Tent Revival will be at the Blind Tiger on Thursday.
Westward in Winston-Salem, the Garage hosts a Heavy Rebel Weekender pre-party featuring the Fury Heat, the Cheated Hearts and Cassey Reid on Thursday.
The Heavy Rebel Weekender at the Millennium Center in Winston-Salem goes into its seventh year.
Friday’s lineup includes the Malamondos, 220 Short, Fury 3, Jem Crossland & the Hypertonics, the Bottle Babies, Southpaw, Gojira-X, 500 Miles to Memphis, the Tremors, the Bo Stevens, Ironhead and the Chest Pains.
Saturday’s lineup includes Face Down Presley, Hearts & Daggers, Reverend D-Ray & the Shockers, Seth Kess & the Black Market Band, Rocky Yelton & the Hired Guns, the Whiskey Daredevil, the Legendary Hucklebucks, Sasquatch & the Sickabillies,
Sunday’s lineup includes the Flat Tires, the Defilers, American Speedway, Adam, the First Real Man, the Speed Kings, Wafer Thin, the Buzzards, Drunk By Six, and the High Rollers.
The Greencards take up residency at Triad Stage in Greensboro on Saturday. Also in the Gate City on Saturday, Big Lazy plays Two Art Chicks and the Little River Band gets down at the N Club.
Over in K-Vegas, Your Eyes My Dreams, AXP, the 7 Method, Embracing Goodbye and Stone the Weak (since this is a Christian venue, we hope the band name is a joke) at Creation Skatepark on Saturday.
Barefoot Manner and Thacker Dairy Road play the Blind Tiger Saturday.
Tres Chicas with Jeffrey Dean Foster play Triad Stage on July 8, while the Carter Brothers can be found at the Blind Tiger.
Doyle Bramhall II plays Triad Stage on July 9, while the Hometown Boys and the Fairlanes play separate shows at the Tiger.
Greensboro College presents a “Women In Improvisation” concert featuring Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone, Judith Berkson and Carrie Schull at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant on July 9.
Bruce Piephoff and Chuck Brodsky play a concert of baseball-themed songs at Triad Stage on July 10.