extended PLAY

by Jordan Green

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly at the Joel Coliseum Theatre in Winston-Salem has been rescheduled for the third time “due to artist scheduling obligations.” The artist’s management expresses “deep regrets” through a press release. The new date is Sept. 26. Tickets went on sale Aug. 23 for the Disney-backed R&B and pop phenomenon known as the Cheetah Girls’ Nov. 2 concert at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Get yours by visiting Steel drummer Tracy Thornton surfaces at the Shops at Friendly in Greensboro for a lunchtime concert on Wednesday. WUAG presents Thrill Jockey recording artist Thank You and the Greensboro’s Bronzed Chorus at Square One, on the 1200 block of Grove Street in the Glenwood neighborhood in Greensboro on Thursday. Joe Robinson plays jazz at the Press Wine Café in Greensboro on Thursday. The Raving Knaves and Project Tritium mark the next iteration of the Dot Matrix Project with a performance at the Green Burro (in Greensboro, of course) on Thursday. Also on Thursday, Georgia’s Outformation shows up at the Blind Tiger. The band’s new album was recorded by Kernersville jangle-pop maestro Mitch Easter. This year’s Jaycees Band Aid for Burn Victims benefit concert features Caleb Caudle & the Bayonets and Doug Davis & the Solid Citizens at the Garage on Thursday during the early-show slot. Staying up late on a school night will be Bombadil and Paleface. Jamestown’s best export to Nashville, the Carter Brothers, pay a visit home with a set or two at the Garage on Friday. In Greensboro on Friday, Evan Olson and Dana play an acoustic set at the Press Wine Café on Friday. Elon’s Anonymous picks up the baton at the Blind Tiger. Winston-Salem’s Wafer Thin celebrates the release of its new CD, Strange You’re Here, at the Garage on Saturday. Jesse McCartney and Jordin Sparks share billing at War Memorial Auditorium in Greensboro on Saturday. If you know who they are, you probably want to go. If you don’t, you probably don’t care. The Dustin Jennings Duo plays an acoustic set at the Press Wine Café on Saturday, Holy Ghost Tent Revival holds church at the Blind Tiger and Silver Bullet rockarolls at JP Looney’s. Seattle’s Starlings and Raleigh’s American Aquarium share the stage at the Garage on Sunday, Aug. 31. Bambooza kicks off the Labor Day celebration at the Blind Tiger on Aug. 31. Greensboro folk singer Bruce Piephoff plays an early afternoon show at the Grove Winery in Gibsonville on Sept. 1. Monroe’s Music Co. celebrates its 50th anniversary with a Sept. 1 concert featuring Jeff Cook, Bruce Brookshire, Jeremy Brady, Trent Callicut, Mercy’s Well, Bannister, Davis & Hastings, Cameron Marion and Sure Shot at Bicentennial Park in Asheboro. Steve Williard plays an acoustic set — that makes three for the week, by my count — at the Press Wine Café on Sept. 2. And as a fitting finale, Hit the Lights, a Rocket to the Moon, Fireworks, Sinking the Shoreline and All In A Year close the music week at Greene Street in Greensboro on Sept. 2.