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Morrissey is scheduled to appear at the Orange Peel in Asheville on March 9 in support of his new album, Years of Refusal. For tickets, visit www.theorangepeel.net or call 800.745.3000. Evan Olson, Eddie Walker and Chuck Folds of the oncerenowned Greensboro pop-rock band Bus Stop play the Blind Tiger in Greensboro on Christmas. Speaking of reunions of sorts, Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey of that other seminal North Carolina pop-rock band, the dB’s, surface at the Garage in Winston-Salem on the Friday with Andrew X of Charlotte’s Hot Vegas at the Garage on Friday. The dB’s emerged from the Chapel Hill scene in the early 1980s and found success for a time in New York City. Since then, between them they have received production credits for work with artists such as REM, Ryan Adams, Tift Merritt and Alejandro Escovedo. They’ll be premiering songs from their forthcoming record, Here and Now, due in April on Bar None Records. Across the street, the Othership lands at Elliott’s Revue on Friday. Jonas Sees In Color plays the Raven in Burlington on Friday, before resurfacing two days later at Greene Street in Greensboro. Speaking of which… House of Fools, Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Native Sound share billing at Greene Street on Friday. Also on Friday in the Gate, the Clubhouse showcases metal with Body Soil, Uzzard and Thru World Aggression. The Carolina Chamber Symphony Players perform Peter and the Wolf at Gray Auditorium in Winston-Salem on Saturday. Visit www.oldsalem.org for more information. High Point’s Ken Mickey celebrates the release of his new CD, Stand, with his Rock ‘n’ Roll Combo on Saturday at the Garage with Wafer Thin and Kavish. Also in the Twin City on Saturday night, Miles From Nowhere plays Club Oasis, and Autopassion, Iyez and Terrance & the Tallboys convene at the Werehouse. Autopilot takes off at Greene Street on Saturday, and the Last Hour, Biancodiadio and Taken at Random work out at the Clubhouse. Big Bang Boom and the Hall Monitors get together at Club Oasis on Sunday, Dec. 28. The aforementioned Jonas Sees In Color are joined by Mercy Mercedes, Ailyne, Layden, En Serenade, Aside Oceans and Trappers, Traders & Mountainmen at Greene Street on Dec. 28, while Killwhitneydead brings its “You Can’t Even Really Call This A Tour” show to Somewhere Else Tavern in Greensboro with Fastest Kid in the Fifth Grade on Dec. 28. The weekly Sunday blues jam hosted by Shiela Klinefelter, Chuck Cotton and Terry VunCannon goes down at Zion Bar & Grille in Greensboro on Dec. 28. Li’l Wayne, T-Pain, Keyshia Cole, Gym Class Heroes and Keri Hilson take the stage at Greensboro Coliseum on Dec. 29. Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Paleface and Molly McGinn share the stage at the classy Studio B behind the Broach Theater in Greensboro on Dec. 29. The weekly Monday blues jam hosted by Bubba Klinefelter and Tim Buffington takes place at the Red Lion in High Point on Dec. 29. Big Bang Boom pops up again at the Greensboro Children’s Museum on Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. Lots of bands say they “do it for the kids,” but Big Bang Boom has made a career playing for folks who won’t be legally drinking for another 15 years. The Mantras perform at the Blind Tiger on Dec. 30, and they’ll be back the next night for New Year’s Eve. Bloodjinn celebrates singer Joel Collins’ birthday at Greene Street on Dec. 30 with guests My Hero Is Me, Zero System, Hephystus and Return the Hero Killwhitneydead reappears, this time with the Demonstration at the Raven in Burlington on Dec. 30. Tyler Rhodes hosts the weekly Tuesday open mic at the Claddagh Bar & Restaurant in High Point on Dec. 30, and the mic will be available for acoustic players at the Clubhouse on the same night.

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