extended play

by Jordan Green

Steve Via plays a noontime concert at Center City Park in Greensboro on Wednesday. Josh Phillips Folk Festival stirs up the funk at the Blind Tiger in Greensboro on Thursday, while Basalt, Faster Detail and Lydia Hyslop work a different angle at the Green Bean. Wasted Times and Sanibel Flats appear at the Soundvent in Thomasville on Friday. Bonnie Bishop, Brandon Land and the Radials work the roots equation at the Garage in Winston-Salem on Friday, while Rodie Ray and Twilighter appear at Elliott’s Revue. Sunny Ledford and Luke Kaufman go to work at Greene Street Club in Greensboro on Friday. More worthy Friday shows in Greensboro follow: Holy Ghost Tent Revival at the Blind Tiger, Lyn Koonce & Friends at Winestyles, Workday/Schoolnight and Casual Curious at Maya Art Gallery. Burnstitch plays with the very enlightened Silence the Heretic at the Soundvent on Saturday. Decoration Ghost, Zuexeus and Incredibility surface at the Werehouse on Saturday. Wyndy Trail Travelers celebrate the release of their new CD with guests Joe Blevins & Brandon Knox at the Garage on the same night. Durham denizens Midtown Dickens visit with local hosts Our Horse Jethro at the Green Bean on Saturday. A couple blocks up Elm Street in Greensboro’s booming downtown, Missy Raines & the New Hip appears at Mack and Mack. There’s more: Anonymous and Zegg turn up at the Blind Tiger, Viva la Muerte explores the deepest contradictions of cosmology at Maya Art Gallery, and Tony Low plays a solo acoustic gig at Tate Street Coffee. Steel Magnolia and Polecat Creek perform at Blandwood Mansion in Greensboro on Sunday, Sept. 13. Hometown Boys get their hands dirty at the Blind Tiger on Sept. 13, and two days later Jettison Never and Pacifico get to do tryouts at the same venue.