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by Ryan Snyder

There’s a riot at Greene Street, tell me where are you?

There are plenty of fantastic DJs to be found all over the Triad, but nothing gets feet on the floor like star power in the booth. Though Dieselboy made an appearance recently, names like MSTRKRFT, Cut Chemist, DJ Shadow, Mark Farina or Josh Wink are few and far between on club marquees in the area. Those DJs have to start somewhere, however, and your chance to see one of the next big names on the club circuit is just around the corner. One of the mosthyped late-night sensations in all of Southern California will bring their ready-made party to the Triad this Friday. DJs Daniel LeDisko and JO’B, collectively known as LA Riots (www.myspace.com/lariotsofficial), have been steadily building a reputation for their foot-pounding dance, drum n’ bass and club remixes. Drawing from popular indie, hip-hop and electronic artists, their work includes the likes of Chris Cornell, Justice, Weezer, the Ting Tings, Hot Chip and the Cure, just to name a few. JFK of MSTRKRFT calls them the best DJs in all of Los Angeles, which to me is a ringing endorsement. Tickets for the show are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The show is 18 and up only and doors opens at 10 p.m.

Play me some of that old-timey music

If you’ve had the artery-hardening and ridiculously delicious battered, deep-fried bacon cheddar dog with chili at Grey’s Tavern, you no doubt have Alex Seymour and the rest of the chefs at the downtown Greensboro establishment to thank. But other than serving up bar food with a mean streak, Seymour knows a thing or two about picking and strumming. He currently plays bass in Milltown (www.myspace.com/milltownnc), a five-piece string band from Greensboro steeped in traditional music. They’re playing the Blind Tiger this Friday as a part of the kick-off for the Piedmont Old Time Society. The Piedmont Old Time Society is a informal organization that exists to provide a network for players, dancers and fans of old time music throughout the Triad. Joining them on the bill are fellow string enthusiasts the Nutbush Ramblers (www.myspace.com/ thenutbushramblers) and the April Fools. This is a can’t-miss event for lovers of acoustic, tradition, bluegrass and old time music. The show starts at 10 p.m. and ticket prices are TBA.

You’re killing your father, Larry

It’s been 10 years since the Dude rendered his infamous opinion regarding Glenn Frey, Don Henley and company in the Coen Brothers’ cult classic The Big Lebowski, one that no doubt affected how countless young adults viewed the Eagles (www.eaglesband.com). I myself used to be a pretty dedicated fan of their work. That is until hundreds upon hundreds of viewings of Jeffrey Lebowski pleading with his cab driver to change the station, because he “hates the [expletive] Eagles,” began to take a psychological hold on me. If you’ve been affected by acute Lebowski-induced Eagleitis, then your chance to rediscover your love for songs that you just don’t hear enough, like “Hotel California,” will happen this Saturday. The Greensboro Coliseum will host the Eagles, who have just kicked off their spring 2009 United States tour. That is to say, if you don’t mind surrendering arms, legs, testicles, first-borns, etc. to cover admission. It’s definitely the most expensive ticket in town and only the Rolling Stones rival them for priciest overall. Upper- and lower-level seating range from $60 to $190 and that is excluding taxes and fees. Floor seats will currently set you back from between $141 and $190, and the show begins at 8 p.m. sharp.

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