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Forecast: Great musical opps this week

by Heather MacIntyre

Who wouldn’t want to start the weekend off early? Thursday night in Winston-Salem you can. The Werehouse (myspace.com/werehouse) is having performers in from all over. This show will exhibit a mix of rock, indie, emo (haven’t heard that term in a while) and experimental. Nathan Asher & the Infantry (myspace.com/nathanasher), Native Sound (myspace.com/nativesoundmusic) and Alex Koman (alexKmusic.com) will be playing this show with Lexington recording artist Mansions (myspace.com/mansions). Mansions is singer-songwriter Chris Browder who is originally from Winston-Salem, now finishing his degree in Kentucky. You can check out his acoustic tunes and swoons (for the ladies) on YouTube.com. The Werehouse is located at 211 E. 3rd Street in the downtown arts district of the city.

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Speaking of mansions. Greensboro’s hometown heros will be in Chapel Hill Friday night trying out a music venue that you probably haven’t heard of. Mansion 462 (mansion462.com) will be hosting a show presented by J. Entertainment with one of our favorite NC experimental rock bands, House of Fools (myspace.com/houseoffools), and pop-rockers Farewell (myspace.com/farewell). Belson (myspace.com/belsonmusic) and En Serenade (myspace.com/enserenade) will be opening this early show which starts at 6 p.m. at this new location of 462 W. Franklin St. Check out the headliners as they are going to be on and off tour from the Triad through out the year, and by the end of 2008, might outgrow us. House of Fools has been known for its amazing guitar solos and classic covers. Sharing stages with the likes of Limebeck, Steel Train and Epitaph’s Farewell, the Fools have been growing rapidly since their album release in September. This will be your last chance to see them before they leave for their Japan and UK tour next month.

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End the weekend Sunday night with Loud at Greene Street (greenestreetclub.com). Doors open at 5 p.m. for an opening act from Kernersville: Yosemite Mudflap (myspace.com/yosemitemudflap). The night, however, is really in celebration of band who named themselves from a Cap’n Jazz album back in 2002, Scary Kids Scaring Kids (scarykidssociety.com). These Arizona RCA post-hardcore rock stars are bettern known as “SKSK”, and they’re just returning from a tour in the UK with the very popular Every Time I Die (everytimeidie.com). On our leg of the US, they will be hitting up venues with Tooth and Nail pals Ivoryline (myspace.com/ivoryline) who just put our a new album in February, and Denver dance-rock outfit the Photo Atlas (myspace.com/danceatlasdance). So change clothes after church, and don’t miss this Midwest rock fest with the promise of melodic guitars, metal breakdowns, screaming and face-swooped hair.

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