Extended Play

by Jordan Green

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Cherryholmes, a family affair that scooped up the International Bluegrass Music Association’s entertainers of the year award in 2005, appears at the NC School of the Arts’ Stevens Center in Winston-Salem on Wednesday.

Bayside, Straylight Run, Four Year Strong and the Status bring the post-hardcore, post-emo sound of youth to Greene Street on Wednesday.

The Old Believers from Portland, Ore. and Nashville’s Justin & the Cosmics share the bill at the Garage in Winston-Salem on Thursday.

Spank, Untold, Jones for Juliet and Blindside Seven blow up at Greene Street on Friday.

Hailing from South Africa and the American South, and steeped in funk and pure soul, Laura Reed brings her band Deep Pocket to the Blind Tiger in Greensboro on Thursday.

Wayne Brodie, a songwriter with similarities to Jackson Brown and Steve Miller, takes up residence at the Brass Taps in Greensboro on Thursday. He’ll be at the Armadillo Grille in High Point on March 4.

New Yorker cartoonist and “hard-scrabble singer-songwriter” Andy Friedman brings his band the Other Failures to the Garage on Friday. Friedman and band will be joined by fellow travelers Pajama Don & the Nightcaps.

The Enrichment Center Percussion Ensemble celebrates the release of its Ten Songs CD with guests Jeffrey Dean Foster, Man or Astroman?’s Erich Hubner and Morgan Kraft at Gateway Gallery in the Enrichment Center in Winston-Salem on Friday. The percussion ensemble’s third CD includes original compositions along with American standards such as “Oh Susanna” and more avant-garde material like the Velvet Underground’s “All Tomorrow’s Parties.”

Speaking of CD release parties, Bruce Piephoff holds his at the Coffee Break (1820 Spring Garden St., Greensboro) on the same night. Piephoff’s 16th release, The Chestnut Tree features guest contributions from Filthybird’s Renee Mendoza and Sam Frazier, among others. Michigan singer-songwriter Thor opens.

Holy Ghost Tent Revival (freshly scrubbed young men educated at Greensboro College) and Paleface (an outfit with one foot planted in Brooklyn, NY and the other in Concord, NC) battle at the Blind Tiger on Friday.

“Hip Hop Now: The Series” runs Friday and Saturday at Guilford College. A panel discussion on Friday at Bryan Auditorium features Winston-Salem native 9th Wonder, 102 Jamz DJ Delyte, NC A&T University professor Byron Turnam and others. On Saturday the Slam Poets from Charlotte perform with 102 Jamz DJ Cease Fire, also at Bryan Auditorium.

Billy “Crash” Craddock, Greensboro’s sole living link to the first wave of rock and roll, and Connie Smith entertain at Austin Finch Auditorium in Thomasville on Saturday.

A Carolina party with an odd Tennessee act thrown in for good measure ensues at the Garage on Saturday, with Possum Jenkins (Boone), Luego (Durham), Tenderhooks (Knoxville) and the Fustics (Wilmington).

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and the Mantras party like it’s 1999 at Greene Street on Saturday.

On Sunday, March 2, nu-soul queen Jill Scott reigns at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Rise vs. Tragic, a Kiss for Jersey, Knives Exchanging Hands, a Different Breed of Killer and Oceana destroy at the Soundvent in Thomasville on March 3.

In advance of an opening slot on the upcoming Drive-By Truckers tour, the Felice Brothers turn up at the Garage on March 4. Here’s what Time Out says about ’em: “Scruffy and scratched Americana that recalls Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and early Springsteen.” And from Maverick magazine: “They have edge… they have soul… all-or-nothing grit, determination and a sense of history. These are songs that give a real taste of being young, broke and American.” Opening duties go to Lindsay Holler & the Dirty Kids.