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by Jordan Green

Tickets go on sale Saturday for the “American Idol Live Tour,” scheduled for Aug. 2 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Lyn Koonce performs a noontime concert at Center City Park in Greensboro on Wednesday. B. Leak & the Elements, Iconic Vibe, Girls Rock 7, Dreamkiller and DJ Kaz fill out the roster at the Greensboro Youth Council Carnival at the Greensboro Coliseum on Wednesday. Sybris, Etcetera and We Are Masked rock Greene Street in Greensboro on Wednesday. The John Brown trio, which performs under the moniker Professor Jazz, appears at Liberty Oak in Greensboro on Wednesday. The Lake Eden Arts Festival runs from Thursday through Sunday, May 10 in Black Mountain. Highlights include the Meter Men, Robin & Linda Williams & Their Fine Group and Natalie MacMaster. Also booked are Miriam Allen, Baron Von Rumblebuss & Redd Zeppelin, Boulder Acoustic Society, the Dynamites featuring Charles Walker, Jamuna, the Lee Boys, Jimmy Magoo & Friends, Emeline Michel, Ntibalas, Nuevo Montuno, One Leg Up, the Overtakers, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Skinny Legs and All, Elizabeth “Eboo” Sauls, Ken Cope & Rob Mangum, Martin Sexton, Nagata Shachu & Kiyoshi Nagata, the Shane Pruitt Band, Sol Driven Train, Robert Thomas & Friends, the Travelin’ McCourys, the Warren Wilson College Folk Choir and Zion Trinity. Visit www.theleaf.com for more information. Beautiful Experience, Hephystus, Liquid Sun and the Carter Twins pick up at the Greensboro Youth Council Carnival on Thursday. Kristy Jackson hosts a songwriters clinic, followed by a blues jam at the Flatiron in Greensboro on Thursday. Joe Shelton hosts the old-time music jam at the Green Burro in Greensboro on Thursday. Seth Evans appears at Giovanni’s in Greensboro on Thursday. God’s Offspring, Siege the City, Shotgun Saints, the Man on Fire, Battle of Antietam and Missions torch the Soundvent in Thomasville on Friday. Charlotte’s Dylan Gilbert performs at the Lighthouse at Elon University on Friday. The Love Language, Cakes of Light and Terrance & the Tall Boys share billing at the Werehouse in Winston-Salem on Friday. Roman Candle and the Deep Vibration work the Garage. And Hammer No More the Fingers and Jews(s) and Catholic(s) pay some (more) dues at Elliott’s Revue. xxx

The Greensboro Symphony presents a chamber concert of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg variations at UNCG’s Recital Hall on Friday. David Allan Coe keeps the N Club in Greensboro open on Friday. Eugene Chadbourne performs two nights at the Maya Art Gallery in Greensboro on Friday and Saturday. The Groove celebrates the release of its new CD at the Flatiron in Greensboro on Friday. Still more Greensboro concerts on Friday: Lawyers, Guns & Money at Mack and Mack, Ed E. Ruger

at Greene Street, the Anteater’s Dream, Social Life and Funny Like A Funeral at the Green Bean, and Gary Woodard at Giovanni’s. Alise-D Millionaires, KEG, Gillotine and Left on Cates join the forces at the Soundvent on Saturday. Atlanta Rhythm Section retrieves its gear from the pawn shop and resurrects the band at High Point Theatre on Saturday. The Solos Unit, 220 Short, Bleumont South and Employees Only play a benefit for Julie Kimball, a Winston-Salem woman who has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, at the Werehouse in Winston-Salem on Saturday. The Carter Brothers and Ministry of Love appear at the Garage. And the Rooster Blues wakes up Elliott’s Revue. The Carolina Blues Festival goes down at Festival Park in Greensboro on Saturday. (See cover story on page TK.) The Greensboro Youth Council Carnival’s battle of the bands pits Corporate Fandango against Tomahawk Child, Red Like July, Ten More Years, 21 Differences and DJ Kaz at Greensboro

Coliseum on Saturday, while the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra appears at Greensboro’s War Memorial Auditorium. Citified celebrates the release of its new CD, Absence, with Pinche Gringo at the Flatiron on Saturday. Wonderwall performs a tribute to the Beatles-inspired movie Across the Universe with special guest Alyona Yarushina of Moscow at the Clubhouse in Greensboro. You should have no problem finding music in Greensboro on Saturday: the Urban Sophisticates, J. Timber and Watership Down at Greene Street, the Mantras at the Blind Tiger, the Castaways at Green’s Supper Club, and the Selfish Fools, Deals on Bombs and Sound Committee at Somewhere Else Tavern. Big Bang Boom caps off the Greensboro Youth Council Carnival on Sunday, May 10, while the Hometown Boys and American Aquarium share the stage at the Blind Tiger. Tim Easton and his band appear at the Garage on May 11, while Pacifico, Esterhaazy and Due Panic grace the Winston-Salem listening room on May 12. And finally, Chuck Silver, the Last Hour and Cythera get together at the Blind Tiger on May 12.

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