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Although it’s a little bit after the fact, Braille blew the roof off Dance From Above. Going into the show with expectations of his recent album’s tracks making appearances over the course of the night, it was a wonderful surprise that instead he just turned things into a house party. Dance From Above, you yet again cease to amaze even the harshest skeptic.

Astro Nautico has already been teased for the August 27 edition of Dance From Above, and it looks like Magical Mistakes will be the headlining act from the label that also represents Photay, a DFA headliner from a few months back.

Charlotte might be an hour or so from the Triad, but it’s worth the planning to carve out September 4 for Thriftworks and Space Jesus at the Chop Shop. Thriftworks’ music puts you into that ethereal trance-like state of floating on bass and sine waves. Space Jesus, on the other hand, is more on the heavy side of sonic realm, and fits perfectly alongside Thriftworks.

If you haven’t made it out to Second & Green Tavern for all the live music and events going on in the parking lot, you are missing out. August 7 has the GB’s playing just as the sun goes down, and the following week has the unofficial Jamey Johnson and David Allan Coe after party. But that’s just by way of live music: DJ Hek Yeh and DJ D3ric regularly man the wheels of steel offering up various cuts from the vastness of EDM and hip-hop catalogs. More than anything, Second & Green offers the most picturesque view of downtown Winston, and the baseball park, so sipping cocktails (get the “Greenway,” thank us later) with a sunset and live music is a great way to wind down.

Hopfest 2015 is about to take over downtown Greensboro. Word on the street is that DFA resident Darklove will be teaming up with Virginia-based Snare Blanket for a special production. These two used to run a regular Tuesday event together in downtown Greensboro, but both have since moved on to other ventures, so this will be a treat.

Lumberjvck at Limelight is less than two weeks away, which means you’ve got more than enough time to get acquainted with the Los Angeles DJ. Clicking through his Soundcloud page will give you a good idea of what to expect, but you can rest assured that if you’ve been enjoying the vibe of past Blacklight District shows, you’re going to be more than satisfied when Lumberjvck tears into the speakers with sawtooth bass waves. !

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