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by Ryan Snyder

Upcoming shows you should check out

POP’S GREATEST DUO COMES TO GREENSBORO

Everyone has been here: On hold with tech support or the IRS or the cable company, full of piss and vinegar and ready to give an earful to the unlucky schmuck who end. But then something magical happens. “Maneater” comes on the line to help you bide the time and within seconds, you forget why you’re on hold in the first place. They only thing that matters is nailing that tricky vocal change “Here she comes” and “Watch out boy” when suddenly a Pakistani guy named Chad is wondering why you’re shouting “Mind ova matter!” into his earpiece. That’s the effect that Hall & Oates have, and it’s also why Callin’ Oates was invented: to mimic the sensation of perpetually being on hold to the sweet, sweet sounds of the bestselling pop duo of all time. It’s only second to seeing them live, however, and Tuesday, September 16 presents just that opportunity when they visit the White Oak Amphitheatre. Tickets start at $35 plus fees, and the show is at 7 p.m.

YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU GOT (TILL IT’S GONE [AND IT COMES BACK])

The first declaration Tom Keifer offered up in his solo debut The Way Life Goes, a record on the backburner so long its contents nearly evaporated, is one of unbridled satisfaction. It’s a scream that’s loud, raw and convincing, a triumph for the Cinderella frontman who was once absolutely certain he would never sing again because of persisting nodules on his vocal cords. Last year, that album is the first new music from Keifer in since Cinderella’s 1994 release Still Climbing, when his partial vocal paralysis sparked two decades of ambiguity for glam metal’s bluesiest band.

Keifer’s rollercoaster ride has leveled out, and he’s placed enough confidence in the pipes that once filled arenas that he’s become a standout solo act and his current tour brings him to Ziggy’s on Tuesday, September 16. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the

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