extended play

by Ryan Snyder

Teeny-bop with Forever the Sickest Kids, the Rocket Summer, Sing It Loud, My Favorite Highway and Artist vs. Poet at Greene Street tonight, or get all abstract with Irata and Self Evident at Maya Art Gallery in Greensboro.

The Bethabara Band performs a holiday concert at Fairview Moravian Church in Winston-Salem on Thursday, but there’s Holy Hell & the Hangovers at the Blind Tiger if piety isn’t your style. You might also check out Workday/Schoolnight and Disposable Thumbs at Maya Art Gallery.

The Martha Bassett Band and Turbo Pro Project play the Garage this Friday night, while Dreamkiller plays their CD release show with Misplaced Aggression, the Five L’s and Dirtbag Love Affair at Somewhere Else Tavern. There’s another hard-rock show that night, this time for the Ed Hardy crowd, with Return to Life, From This Day, Vegas Masquerade, Modern Day Slave and Casta at Greene Street Club. More art rock with Miles to the Clouds and Full Bloom at the Maya Art Gallery on Friday, or take the blues pill with Bluesville at the Flatiron.

Travel on down to the Soundvent to see Across My Eyes, Steryle, the Casque, Cast the First Stone and Beards & Bats this Saturday, or check out local favorites Doug Davis & the Solid Citizens, Jerry Chapman’s Mediocre Bad Guys and 44 Love at the Garage. More teenfoolery with Breathe Carolina, Cash Cash, Stephen Jerzak, Kill Paradise and Fight Fair at Greene Street at the early show, or check out some hiphop covers by Phive Mics at the late show.

Don’t expect any of the real stuff unless you know the right people, but the Carolina Moonshine Festival in Madison has Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen on Nov. 22. The white lightning love continues with the Moonshine Festival in Reidsville with Bruce Piephoff, Big Ron Hunter and Matt Hill that Sunday.