Holy Hell & the Hangovers play at Brewballs in Burlington on Wednesday. The Liquorhouse Soul Revue and others put on a benefit show for saxophone player Courtney Winter at the Garage in Winston-Salem on Wednesday. Clay Howard & Benjy Johnson perform a noontime concert at Center City Park in Greensboro on Wednesday. Des Ark, Resister and a Bronzed Chorus provide the soundtrack for a house party at 1370 Grove St. in Greensboro on Wednesday, while Followed by Ghosts and Andrew Weathers share billing at Maya Art Gallery. I’m telling you, now that it’s practically summer there are a ton of shows happening. Kernersville Summerfest goes down at Kernersville Elementary School from Thursday through Saturday, featuring Band of Oz, the Craig Woolard Band and the Part-Time Party Time Band. Matt Stillwell and D. Hickman & Steel Moven go at it in the open air at Corpening Plaza in Winston-Salem on Thursday. The world-famous Chairmen of the Board maintain the beach music tradition at Festival Park in Greensboro on Thursday. Other Thursday-night doings in Greensboro: House of Fools plays an acoustic show at the Green Bean with Lonnie Walker and Motel Motel; Jive Mother Mary appears at the Blind Tiger; and Seth Evans works Giovanni’s. Tickets go on sale for Britney Spears’ Sept. 5 concert and Journey’s Sept. 18 concert, both at Greensboro Coliseum, on Friday. Scott Pryor, a folksinger based in Greensboro before he relocated to Philadelphia a couple years ago, releases a new album called Theater for the Weary on Friday. Visit www.scottpriormusic.com for more information. KEG, Gillotine, Resort to Killing and Silence of the Dead explode (and other violent verbs) at the Soundvent in Thomasville on Friday. Phil Pledger & the Pentatonics, Caleb Caudle & the Bayonets and Alyn Mearns share billing at the Werehouse in Winston- Salem on Friday. More Twin City goodness follows: the Tim Lee 3, the Sons of Roswell and 44 Love at the Garage; the Fire Tonight and Esterhaazy at Elliott’s Revue; and songwriters Janus 4-14, Dale Walker and Joshua Moyer perform at CafÃ© Roche. Call 336.721.7716 for more information about the final event. To the dismay of the residents along High Point Road, SuperJam jumps off at the Greensboro Coliseum with Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Fast Life Yungstaz, Rick Ross, Soulja Boy Tell ’Em, Yung LA and L’il Ru on Friday. Gate City revelers who shun hip hop have a half-dozen choices on Friday: The Mark Kano Band celebrate the release of their new CD at the Blind Tiger; Bruce Piephoff and Sam Frazier hang out at Lindley Park Filling Station; Hephystus, Zero System, Swarm Theory, Arbitrary and As Sick As Us work Greene Street Club; Comadre, Collector, Fine Lines and Meth Mountain (featuring former members
of Megadeth and the Grateful Dead — just kidding) perform at Square One; Three- Brained Robot, Oy Oy Lady, Logan C. and the Sound of Square Triangles find their depth at the Maya Art Gallery; and Gary Woodard entertains at Giovanni’s. Lisa Dames performs a tribute to Patsy Cline with Sam Frazier and Scott Manring at Liberty Showcase Theatre in Randolph County on Saturday. Holy Hell & the Hangovers resurface at Listy’s in Burlington on Saturday, while Jake Owen goes honky tonkin’ at Hollywood Hollow in Lawsonville. West End Mambo represents the Latin tip at the intersection of 6 th and Trade streets in Winston-Salem on Saturday. Casablanca opens its doors at the location of the former Korner Lounge at 1001 Burke St. in Winston-Salem with a showcase featuring Goodnight Ghost on Saturday. Jew(s) & Catholic(s) and Citified anchor the Garage on Saturday, while 2 nd Revolution takes a turn at Elliott’s Revue. The resurrected Othermothers headline the Blind Tiger in Greensboro on Saturday, with support from the Raving Knaves and Outerspace Landscape. Other Gate City Saturday-night specials: the Leeves, National Rifle and Adamo Drive at the Green Bean; Captain 1, Basalt, Our Horse Jethro and Controlled Storms at the Maya Art Gallery; Jence at the Flatiron; and Sex Slaves, Dirtbag Love Affair and Biggy Stardust & His Wretched Hive at Somewhere Else Tavern.
Greene Street Club reopens on Sunday, June 21 for a showcase featuring Ailyne, Love & Reverie, Aside Oceans, Skadoosh, the Forever Endeavor, Tomahawk Child and Fire for Effect. The Extraordinaires, Cakes of Light and Whiskey Kills the Butterflies appear at the Werehouse in Winston-Salem on June 22. Singer-songwriters Doug & Telisha Williams, Jonathan Byrd and Danny Schmidt perform in the round at the Garage on June 23. Best When Tipsy does college night at the Blind Tiger on June 23, while Shining Path, Pinche Gringo and Wild Blue Yonder rock My Favorite Things Record Store in Greensboro on the same night.