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by Ryan Snyder

Aside from Friday night, there’s traditionally not much in the way of live music in the post-Christmas week, and this year is no different. There are a few here and there, though, and the Garage comes out of its winter hibernation to offer up the three-part harmonies of Nashville folk-rock outfit Mr. Adventures.

Jazz improv fans will find their way to Tate Street Coffee on Thursday night for the open jazz jam, and then again early Saturday morning for the second round.

On Friday, dance in the new year at Artistika with Clubhead SLiiM, DJ L In Japanese and special guest DJ Pez. The plot thickens, and Greene Street Club gives you the Dickens, reminiscent of Charles. If you’re looking to spend New Year’s Eve with the Mantras, you’ll find them at the Pour House in Raleigh. Toubab Krewe is keeping their seat at the Blind Tiger (still at the old Walker Avenue location) warm with the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra supporting.

The Bo Stevens, the Straight 8s, Hearts & Daggers and the Tremors slap and tickle the strings at the Garage, while Lovecraft unleashes the hordes of Shub- Niggurath across the street at Elliot’s Revue. The funky Sol plays funky soul for the Kernersville New Year’s Eve Bash, or you can save your soul when the Greensboro Symphony plays Westover Baptist Church. Just a stone’s throw down I-40, the Harvey Dalton Arnold Blues Band rings in the new year with some flattened thirds at the Fatt Frogg in Elon.

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