extended play

by Jordan Green

Tickets go on sale on Saturday for Miley Cyrus and Metro Station at the Greensboro Coliseum on Nov. 22. Molly McGinn performs the noontime concert at Center City Park in Greensboro on Wednesday. En Serenade celebrates the release of its new CD at Greene Street Club with Yearling, Watership Down, I Was Totally Destroying It and the Story Changes on Wednesday, and WUAG presents Mika Miko, the Coathangers and Strange Boys at Square One. Allen McDavid presents the Texas Pete Twin City RibFest at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds in Winston-Salem from Thursday through Sunday, June 14. Thursday is billed as Locals Only Night with the Mantras. Friday is Old School Night with Vanilla Ice, Money B & DJ Nutstylez of Digital Underground and the SoloS Unit. Saturday is Small Town Saturday Night with Hal Ketchum, Hillbilly Delux, Dave Desmelik, Possum Jenkins, the Pranksters and Freeport. Sunday at the Beach rolls out on June 14 with the Craig Woolard Band and Envision. The Dirty Dogs conquer Corpening Plaza in Winston-Salem on Thursday, while Billy Scott & the Prophets bring the word to Festival Park in Greensboro. Also edging into the weekend on Thursday in the Gate City, Holy Ghost Tent Revival appears at the Blind Tiger. A deal called the 14th Annual Charlie Poole Music Festival goes down at the Eden Fairgrounds in Rockingham County on Friday and Saturday with the Wiyos, Dom Flemons, Faster Than Walking, the East River String Band, the North Carolina Ramblers, Pete Peterson and Kellie Allen. Fiddler and banjoist Joe Thompson, a mentor to Flemons’ band the Carolina Chocolate Drops, will receive a lifetime achievement award. Agony Drags On, Vaughn Street Glee Club, Wrath and Rapture and Resist bring the heavy-metal thunder to the Soundvent in Thomasville on Friday. Social Life leads the punk-rock hordes into Arts by Alexander, at 701 Greensboro Road in High Point, on Friday. Call 336.884.8062 for more information. Melvin Miller & Toni Redd perform jazz at Corpening Plaza in Winston-Salem on Friday. The Darnell Woodies throw a CD release party with guests John Howie Jr. and Milltown at the Garage in Winston-Salem on Friday. Other Winston-Salem gigs: Terrance & the Tall Boys, Hammer No More the Fingers and the Huguenots at the Werehouse, and Barry Wallace and Pacifico at Elliott’s Revue. Greensboro’s Vintage 301 showcases Aaron James of Urban Sophisticates, David McLaughlin of House of Fools and Daniel Mascali ofthe Soul Brothers. Vintage 301 is located in the space that formerlyhoused the Press Wine Café at 301 Martin Luther King Drive. A Light Divided, Otto’s Daughter, Kung Fu Dykes and Me & My Monkey rock your socks off at Somewhere Else Tavern in Greensboro. Other Friday doings in the Gate: the Garrigan Brothers, Lou Ford and Citified at the Blind Tiger; ES Guthrie and Chelsea Lynn La Bate at the Green Bean; and Casual Curious and David B. Greenberg at the Maya Art Gallery. Fiesta Latina takes place at the Shakori Hills festival grounds in Chatham County on Saturday with the Firehouse Rhythm Kings, Saludos Compay and Bravo Norteno. Admission is free. Visit or call 919.742.1448 for more information.

Twenty-one Differences, Shadow Heights, Scarred Remembrance, Far From Theory, a Light Divided and Gillotine continue the rawk reign of terror at the Soundvent on Saturday. Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin, Matt Hill and Chuck Cotton hold forth at Summer on Trade, a weekly outdoor showcase at the intersection of 6th and Trade streets in Winston-Salem on Saturday. Four Saturday gigs in Winston-Salem follow: the Dirty Little Heaters and Pinche Gringo at Elliott’s Revue; Benj-O-Matic and the Thermatones at the Lone Wolf Tavern; Hot Politics, Bleumont South and Modern Robot at the Garage; and FNBGS and the Whistlepig String Band at the Werehouse. Mightier Than the Sword recording artist Medic celebrates the release of his new album, Musik 4 tha Blind at Ham’s High Point Road in Greensboro on Saturday. Stan Montgomery presents Jazz Fest International at Festival Park in Greensboro on Saturday with West End Mambo, Joe Robinson, Scott Adair, the Triad Youth Jazz Society and Bob Baldwin on Saturday. Rainee Perdue, Bruce Piephoff and Scott Sawyer perform a tribute to Ransom Hobbes. Visit for more information. Back in Greensboro, the New Familiars raise a ruckus at the Blind Tiger on Saturday, while a Bronzed Chorus, Pegasuses XL and Deaf Judges bring a different kind of noise to Square One, and the aforementioned Social Life plays my neighborhood bar, the Westerwood Tavern. The Dig goes deep at Elliott’s Revue on Sunday, June 14. Nothing happening on Monday as far as I can tell, but on June 16 Monsters & Mannequins appear at the Soundvent, Seth Walker and his band boogie at the Garage, and 100 Yorktown plugs in at the Blind Tiger.