Extended Play

by Jordan Green

The June heat is rising off the asphalt and the telephone wires are buzzing. No room for anything but the essentials here.

“The Moravians’ Passion for Music” features performances by JF Peter and W. Piecl, and Andrew Willis and Gesa Kordes at Calvary Moravian Church in Winston-Salem on Wednesday, while “The Excitement of Improvisation” features performances by violinist Ingrid Matthews, harpsichordist Joe Gasho, lute and theorbo player John Lenti, cellist Nika Zlatzric, recorder player Justin Godoy and soprano Ah Hong at Gray Auditorium in the Old Salem Visitors Center.

Gongzilla and Wyndy Trail Travelers play the Garage in Winston-Salem, the If You Wannas play Elliott’s Revue, and the F Yeah Fest goes down at the Werehouse with Matt & Kim, Death Set, Monotix and Team Robespierre.

The BB&T Beach Music in the Park at Festival Park in Greensboro features the Band of Oz on Thursday.

Friendly Friday Melodies at the Friendly Center in Greensboro features Swing On! Concertgoers are asked to bring canned goods to donate to Second Harvest.

A jam-band showcase at Greensboro’s Greene Street spotlights Fynn Chi, Carolina Clearwater, Trees Are Pretty, Please Welcome and Native Sound. From This Day, Silver Bullet, Fight Fight Fight and Nugget play Somewhere Else Tavern. And Southside Funk and Generic Hustle share billing at the Blind Tiger.

In Winston-Salem on Friday violinist Ingrid Matthews leads “The Love of Bach” concert at Watson Hall at the NC School of the Arts. Malcolm Holcombe and Molly Venter appear at the Garage. And Eric Brendo plays Elliott’s Revue.

Parmalee and the Makeout Party play the Raven in Burlington on Saturday.

Back to Winston: Asheville’s Bombadil, promoting its new album A Buzz, a Buzz, appears at Summer on Trade on Saturday. Christabel & the Jons and Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade show up at the Garage. Native Sound resurfaces at the Werehouse. And “The Triumph of Love” concert features the Magnolia Baroque Festival Chorus and Orchestra.

We will have us some good-old-fashioned entertainment in Greensboro on Saturday: Chuck Brodsky at Mack and Mack, Cowboy Mouth at Greene Street and Old Stone Revue at the Blind Tiger.

The metal venues go heavy on volume and lineups. Club Rain presents Autumn Black, PJ Foster, Eternity Between Us and other bands to be announced on Saturday. Somewhere Else Tavern’s Get Heard Music Networks NC Music Showcase jumps off with Sever the Tie, a Light Divided, Nilah, Pivot, By Morning, Onward to Olympas, We Are Masked, Black 29 and the Travisty at Somewhere Else Tavern.

Apprentices for the Magnolia Baroque Festival perform period music in several Old Salem venues, including Salem Tavern, Gray Auditorium, St. Philips Church and the Vogel House on June 22. The Dig gets deep at Elliott’s Revue. And Artistic Theory serenades the 411 in Winston-Salem.

Sunday finds Big Bang Boom at Center City Park in Greensboro.

There are two shows of note in Winston-Salem on June 24: Elizabeth Cook and Angela Easterling at the Garage, and Endway at Elliott’s Revue.