The Blind Tiger’s schedule shows an Aug. 14 booking for Kudzu Wish and Decoration Ghost. The common denominator between the two bands is bass player Tim LaFollette, who was diagnosed with ALS earlier this year. To the best of my knowledge, this will be the first time Kudzu Wish has played together since their final show before officially breaking up in 2005. Decoration Ghost is LaFollette’s new band. Moving right into the week at hand, Robbie Snell and Kavish play Elliott’s Revue in Winston-Salem on Wednesday. Dreamkiller plays an acoustic set at Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem on Thursday. Electric Soul Pandemic goes viral at the Blind Tiger in Greensboro on Thursday. Smokey the Bull appears at the Raven in Burlington on Friday. The Battle of Antietam rages at the Soundvent in Thomasville on Friday. Caleb Caudle opens for an acoustic Jason Isbell (ex-Drive-By Truckers) and 44 Love closes at the Garage in Winston- Salem on Friday. Across the street, the Morgan McPherson Trio and the Verses do the honors at Elliott’s Revue. Josephus III and his poetry ensemble perform at Center City Park in Greensboro on Friday. Great White brings its raunch rock to the repressed heartland — that’s where it counts, baby — with an appearance at the N Club in Greensboro on Friday. Unknown Hinson and Lambhandler take a more transgressive approach to sin at Greene Street Club. Thacker Dairy Road establishes a groove at the Blind Tiger. Al Neese & Scott Adair bring about the rebirth of cool (jazz) at the Flatiron. And Gary Woodard entertains the diners at Giovanni’s. Jeff Cook & the All-Star Goodtime Band perform in a benefit concert for the Oak Ridge Military Academy on the school’s parade grounds on Friday. Cook is a founding member of the country band Alabama. Southbound 49 opens the concert, with Jamie Tate, a graduate of the school, filling out the bill. Scott Leftwich & the Atarians, 7 Day Sorrow, Cythera and Redshift converge on the Soundvent on Saturday. Hobex performs al fresco at the intersection of 6 th and Trade streets in Winston-Salem on Saturday. Also in Winston-Salem on Saturday, Possum Jenkins celebrates the release of its new cD with Corduroy Road at the Garage and Doco appears at Elliott’s Revue. Eugene Chadbourne appears at Maya Art Gallery in Greensboro on Saturday. And Snake Oil Medicine Show brings its wares to the Blind Tiger. Songs of Water and Naomi’s Fancy perform at Price Park in Greensboro on Sunday, Aug. 9. The Joint Chiefs of Math unlock the mysteries of alchemy at the Maya
Art Gallery. And the Hometown Boys settle in around the hearth at the Blind Tiger. Dreamkiller brings its acoustic show to Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro on Aug. 10, while Justin Peake and Andrew Weathers share billing at Maya Art Gallery. Big Bang Boom brings the finale for this rundown to the Greensboro Children’s Museum on Aug. 11.