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by Ryan Snyder

It’s Thanksgiving week, so the musical offerings around town are naturally going to be a little light. That said, there are still a few choice events. Ready for Christmas music? It doesn’t matter, because here it comes, as the Trans- Siberian Orchestra plays two at the Greensboro Coliseum on Wednesday.

Our esteemed editor, Brian Clarey, implores you to see the Tim Betts Band at the Blind Tiger on Thanksgiving Thursday.

The Darnell Woodies and Possum Jenkins double up at the Garage on Friday, while Hot Politics and the No BS Brass (shouldn’t that be Ra?) serve an extra helping of funk at the Blind Tiger. Jerry Chapman tours Forsyth County with a show at Big Shotz on Friday and 6th & Vine on Saturday.

Good-time honky-tonkers Corduroy Road, Willie Heath Neal and the Von Ehrics will be at the Garage on Saturday, while Holy Ghost Tent Revival play yet another show at the Blind Tiger. If that’s not your thing, get your indie-rock fix with Mayday Parade, There for Tomorrow, Dangerous Summer, Vega Under Fire and the Fear of Falling at the Greene Street Club Saturday early show, but stay for some great rock covers by the guys from House of Fools doing their side project Moose Knuckle. Looking to get concussed? Check out the Soundvent for Gillotine, KEG, Hate the State and Constukt on Saturday as well.

Get your spiritual fix with Bel Canto at Front Street United Methodist Church in Burlington on Monday and finally, check out the local showcase from hosts Amelia’s Mechanics who are presenting folk singer Adam Arcuragi at the Garage on Tuesday.