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At the end of the month, or at least near the end of the month, it’s pretty regular to spotlight Dance From Above. This month’s installment is bringing Braille, proving that DFA is plunging deeper and deeper into the ethereal genre-less world of dance music. John Carey is bringing some of his favorite records to share with everyone – he sort of moves in between acts and hits everyone with a delightfully subtle one-two punch of house and disco music. D!Z will be playing a set comprised exclusively of funk, soul, jazz, and disco 45s, which is always a nice change of pace from the usual USB-sets that have become commonplace in the land of DJs. DFA residents will be in the house providing sounds on the first floor, too. Make sure you bring $10 to the Crown Room at the Carolina Theatre on Thursday night, and maybe a little bit more to get some drinks.

Discordia Days Burlesque Festival (definitely not the typical sort of event you see here in Needle Drop) is happening this weekend at The Community Theatre of Greensboro. Why are we telling you about it? Burlesque events are intriguing to watch as a performance and expression. Since we support both performing and expressing yourself, we certainly support a burlesque festival that is bragging more than two-dozen performers. Tickets for Discordia are $30 for VIP and $20 for general admission.

Chief Keef, a Chicago rapper currently avoiding the Windy City due to the outstanding warrants, held a benefit concert in Indiana over the weekend. The thing about the show was that Chief Keef actually didn’t arrive in the flesh, but rather performed a hologram set from California. Unfortunately, the rapper has earned himself a rather negative reputation and the city police shut the concert down. To reiterate that: Chief Keef performed via hologram from California and authorities shut the show down. The first thing he said when he appeared digitally on stage was “Chicago, we need to stop the violence. Let our kids live.” The show was a benefit concert for Marvin Carr and Dillan Harris, the former being the victim of a shooting and the latter, a 13-month old child, who was killed by a vehicle leaving the scene.

Underdog Records still has 13 days to go with its Kickstarter crowdfunding for the B-Side Lounge, but construction is underway at the Winston-Salem record shop. Pictures are being posted on the store’s Facebook page, and it looks like it should be up and running fully in about six weeks or so. !

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