extended P L AY

by Jordan Green

The UNCG Spartones appear with 13 other college a capella groups on Ben Folds’ forthcoming album Ben Folds Presents: University A Capella!, scheduled for release on April 28. Dreamkiller, the Stellas, Down on Luck and Etcetera enter the ring at Greene Street on Wednesday, and Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band summons the holy ghost at the Blind Tiger.

The Greensboro Symphony, conducted by Dmitry Sitkovetsky and featuring soprano Christine Pier, performs Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven at War Memorial Auditorium on Thursday and Saturday. The symphony performs Bartok and Dvorak at the UNCG School of Music recital hall on Friday, and performs at Triad Stage on Saturday. The Nutbush Ramblers host the old-time session at the Green Burro in Greensboro on Thursday. Watership Down appears at the Blind Tiger in Greensboro on Thursday. Vaughn Street Glee Club, the Reaping, Betray Your Own and Bodies Littered the Village uplift the lumpen masses at the Soundvent in Thomasville on Friday. Big Ron Hunter unpacks his blues bag at the Hideout Bar in Winston-Salem on Friday. Andy Friedman & the Other Failures, Old Stone Revue and Jon Jackson come in off the hillbilly highway at the Garage in Winston-Salem on Friday. Across the street, Buffalo appears at Elliott’s Revue. Promoter Aulando Frazier rolls out the red carpet for Irvine, Cameron Marion, Calvin Richardson, Aseelah, Karla Davis, Silver Judas, Beautiful Experience, Liquid Sun, the Radials, the Last Hour and others at the Just Not Famous Enough award show at Greene Street in Greensboro on Friday, hosted by Ben Jones and Monte. Juan de Marcos & the Afro-Cuban All-Stars appear at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro on Friday. Memory Music Madness, a benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association features, Castle, Mat Masterson and others at Solaris in Greensboro on Friday. Artistic Theory resurfaces at the Renaissance Jazz Café in Greensboro on Friday, and Sanctum Sully works out at the Blind Tiger on Friday. Cool Ethan, Woodhead, Watership Down and Winter Session rile the Soundvent on Saturday. Laurelyn Dossett, Molly McGinn and Scott Manring render exquisite folk music for the early show at the Garage on Saturday, while Sam Quinn & the Japan Ten, he of the everybodyfields, hold down the late shift. The Little Mikey Roohan Band plays the Flatiron in Greensboro on Saturday. Jazz saxophonist Ralph Bowen appears at Tate Street Coffee House in Greensboro on Saturday. Greensboro’s Jence and its North Carolina compatriots Mariner Fend Martyr appear with Boston’s Township at Studio B in Greensboro on Saturday. Hot Politics brews at the Blind Tiger on Saturday. High Flight Society and CounterFall anchor Café Jam in Greensboro on Saturday. Cynonyte, Final Curse, Beneath the Shadows, Enter the Void, Skinkage, Pandah and Apophis explode Somewhere Else Tavern on Saturday.

The first round of the “Headbang for the Highway Battle for Music for a Weapon” features a Light Divided, Across My Eyes, Casta, Failure of Mankind, Keg, Pandah, Siege the City, Shadow Heights, Steryle and Str8jackit at Club Rain in Greensboro on Sunday, April 5, with the second round taking place the following Sunday. Winners from each round will go on to perform with Disturbed, Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, Lacuna Coil, Suicide Silence and Bury Your Dead at Bojangles

Coliseum in Charlotte on April 13. Lisa Dames, Sam Frazier and Scott Manring perform the music of Patsy Cline at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Greensboro on April 5, while Angela Easterling performs a house concert at 35 Friendway Circle in Greensboro. Call 336.681.0109 for reservations. Baltimore’s Arbouretum and Brooklyn’s Love As Laughter give a free show at Square One in Greensboro on April 7, while Cleveland’s Magpies turn the wheel with local host Billie Feather at the Garage.