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by Ryan Snyder

With the lack of a major headlining act in town this week, maybe this is a good chance to show some love to the smaller ones. Start with Balsa Gliders and Humble Tripe at the Green Bean on Thursday night. or Sol Driven Train at the Blind Tiger. Country fans can check out Old Southern Moonshine Revival at the Blind Tiger this Friday.

Greene Street hosts an alt-rock showcase this Friday with Farewell, Between the Trees, Saturday Night Lies, Coia, and Flowers for Faye, while the Garage presents the Million Star Hotel Benefit with Jeffrey Dean Foster & the Birds of Prey with special guests. Feeling festive? Check out Bruce Piephoff at the Festival of Lights in downtown Greensboro Friday or bang your head with the Last Hour at the Clubhouse or Just Monroe and Seventh Epic at the SoundVent. While you’re in Thomasville, bring new and unwrapped toys to Easy Street Tavern for Toys for Tots and check out Kry Havok, Buster Gnome and Hydroplane.

The plot thickens with the Dickens at the Blind Tiger on Saturday. The Brand New Life resurrects at the Green Bean Saturday night, while the Speakers and Chinese Take-Out are tentatively booked for a wicked headache at the SoundVent.

Take it easy with Caleb Caudle and the Bayonets and guests Goodnight Man at the Garage on Saturday, or check out the NC Jazz Repertory Orchestra perform holiday music at St. Phillips Church in the Old Salem.

Get your cider and cookies on at the Sacred Garden Bookstore on Sunday to the Triad Early Music Society or DIY at singer/songwriter night at the Blind Tiger. Person L and John Nolan, Brian Bonz, Harvard and a Social State do it for you at Greene Street Club. Finally, kick off next week with Bel Canto at First Presbyterian Church in High Point on Monday.