extended play

by Jordan Green

The Five Ls, CKY and Karma to Burn smolder at Greene Street Club in Greensboro on Wednesday.

The Greensboro Symphony performs its Masterworks Concert at War Memorial Auditorium on Thursday. Also on Thursday in da ’boro, the Dotmatrix Project presents the Alcazar Hotel and Pinche Gringo at the Green Burro, and the Fabulous Foliculators, Mystk Dog and Milltown perform for Beardtoberfest at Grey’s Tavern.

Ron David McPhatter & the Carolina Soul Band pay tribute to father Clyde McPhatter and the Drifters at Club 64 in Asheboro on Friday.

The Green Bean in Greensboro hosts another iteration of the Often Awesome benefit concert for Greesnboro musician Tim LaFollette on Friday. No word on who’s playing.

The Vagabond Saints Society, who have been known to cover the Beatles, appear at the Reynolda House in Winston-Salem on Saturday.

Celebrating NC A&T University’s homecoming, Bertha Young & the B. Young Band play a jazz brunch concert at Studio B in Greensboro on Saturday.

A&T has disassociated itself with the Greensboro Coliseum bash because of headliner Gucci Mane, but that won’t likely discourage many of the collegiate celebrants from attending what is billed as “Da Swag City Homecoming Concert” on Saturday. The bill also includes OJ da Juice Man, Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson, Trey Songz, Fabolous, Mario, GS Boyz and FLY.

Bruce Piephoff, Molly McGinn and unnamed others play a Halloween benefit for Greensboro City Council candidate Joel Landau at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant on Saturday.

Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos, Tad Walters, the Fairlanes, Matt Hill & the Buzzkillz, the Swang Brothers, the Not Yet Dead Blues Band and Lawyers, Guns & Money play a benefit for Theresa Drake, the wife of local guitarist Max Drake. Theresa Drake recently underwent emergency gall bladder surgery. The concert takes place at the Clubhouse.