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by Keith Barber

A sure sign that I’m really back in North Carolina is the volumes of e-mails and venue websites to trawl through to put together this column. It’s also proof that life goes on without you. Back to it…. The Irish Tenors sing at UNCG on Wednesday.

Corey from Amsterdam, Brandon D, Vanessa Ferguson, Mr. Rozzi and Jeremy Johnson work Greene Street in Greensboro on Wednesday. Red Car Wire, Pull the Pin, Kelsey & the Chaos and Waughtown Heroes erupt at the Soundvent in Thomasville on Thursday. The Piedmont Wind Symphony performs at Brendle Recital Hall at Wake Forest University on Thursday. Milltown celebrates the 2nd anniversary of the Beard & Moustache Club of North Carolina at Grey’s Tavern in Greensboro on Thursday. Andrew Weathers, Casual Curious and Beautiful Bells collaborate at the Maya Art Gallery in Greensboro on Thursday. A Light Divided, Across My Eyes, Black 29, Madrone and Fight for a Pacifist work the Soundvent on Friday. The New Familiars and Mad Tea Party square off at the Garage in Winston-Salem on Friday, while Pacifico surfs Elliott’s Revue. Dead Eyes, Bloodjinn, To Speak to Wolves, Return the Hero and Deception of a Ghost play the early show at Greene Street on Friday, and Ed E. Ruger and friends with Ty Bru and Endless Mic work the midnight shift. The Al Neese/Scott Adair Jazz Project gets underway at the Flatiron in Greensboro on Friday. Gillotine, KEG, Construkt and Resort to Killing play the Soundvent in Thomasville on Saturday. Doug Davis & the Solid Citizens, Mark Holland’s Rhythm Force and Nicki & the Hibachi converge on the Garage on Saturday, and 2nd Revolution and Scotty Flippen perform at Elliott’s Revue. The Not Yet Dead Band plays a benefit for the Appalachian Service Project at Hinshaw United Methodist Church in Greensboro on Saturday. The Gallows Humor and En Serenade team up at the Green Bean in Greensboro on Saturday. Fair Warning plays Greene Street on Saturday. Irata and Benj-O-Matic conduct alchemy at the Maya Art Gallery. Jence and Hey Euphony appear at the Flatiron. Troubadour Chris Smither brings his muse to Mack and Mack in Greensboro on Sunday, March 8. JB Beverly & the Wayward Rhythm Drifters and Chris Filan work the Garage on March 10. The “Let’s Get Happy Tour,” sponsored by Hot Topic, showcases Never Shout Never, the Scene Aesthetic, the Honorary Title and the Bigger Lights at Greene Street on March 10.