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In case you weren’t able to make it out of your home last week, you should know that you missed a great week of music.

Thursday night at Dance From Above, which was celebrating its one-year anniversary with Body Games and Marley Carroll, the latter of which kicked off Dance From Above this time last year, saw a great crowd and solid vibes. Former music editor at YES! Weekly Ryan Snyder was showing some his photographs from over the years, Adam Graetz was supplying both visuals and audio elements in his Body Games music project, and of course Darklove. and the rest of the fellows with DFA kept the night on fire.

Skip to the following night in Winston-Salem where Waka Flocka was turning things up at Ziggy’s, and the crowd was a bit more frenzied. A mosh pit ensued, girls were twerking all over the stage, and Waka Flocka himself took a little jaunt through the crowd so that everyone could get a more personal experience. Save for one girl who had partied a bit too hard before the ATL emcee took the stage, everyone seemed to be throwing down in the paint. I mean going hard in the paint.

This coming Sunday, if you missed out on the lottery chance for a ticket, Fare Thee Well will be on the screens at Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem. The venue is buying the stream so that you can partake in all of the glory of the remaining members of the Grateful Dead … and Trey Anastasio of Phish. Shakedown Street probably won’t be the same outside, but throw on that hemp necklace, or heady gem-wrap, or whatever you choose as festie attire, and get down to Ziggy’s for the final performance. Shakedown street opens at 5 p.m. with a gaggle of vendors selling tie-dye, functional art (that’s glass pipes for the layman), and other trinkets and jewelry.

Must Be the Holy Ghost and He Is Legend will be headlining at Greene Street Club on Thursday night. Jared Draughon, who we recently featured on the heels of a video release and just before he embarked on a national tour, has been steadily playing out his latest self-titled album alongside Evan Hawkins, the psychedelic visual impresario responsible for the nearhallucinations during the show. !

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