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by Ryan Snyder

As we eagerly await for Tim Tebow to hold his superior morals over our head this Super Bowl Sunday, our wonderful, vibrant Triad music scene has so much to offer in the interim.

Mystifying Asheville songstress Stephanie’s Id was initially billed for this Thursday night at the Blind Tiger, but she’s been replaced recently by massive world-fusion band Tropic Culture. There are few other options, but by the sounds of them, it wouldn’t be necessary.

Get your experimental fix at the Green Bean this Friday night with Workday/Schoolnight, Bowlegged Gorilla and MacGregor Burns, or take the funk mainstream at the Garage with Groove 8 and the Vertigo Jazz Project. You can choose to knock back a few with Big Daddy Love at Foothills Brewery, while the Ralph Roddenberry Band with the Darnell Woodies are your offering at the Blind Tiger. Wrapping up a diverse Friday, I give you One Good Reason at the Clubhouse.

House of Fools make the big noise at the Blind Tiger this Saturday night, but the Five L’s will blow a few eardrums of their own at Greene Street Club. Sticking with their weekend experimental theme, the Green Bean offers punctuation by Eszett, Sundrone and It’s Just Vanity, while the Clubhouse features 2 Day Funk. Over in Winston-Salem, Pacifico plays the Millennium Center, while the Garage offers Doug Davis & the Solid Citizens, Lee Terry & the Near Strangers and Dark Water Rising.

Live music on Sunday is practically irrelevant, since the Saints will laissez les bon temp rouler, but you can cure your Super Bowl hangover with bluesy folksters Lauris Vidal, Damion Suomi and Andy Zipf at Studio B Monday night. Your Tuesday offering includes Friday Night Boys, Anarbor, the Bigger Lights, the Ready Set, the Fear Of Falling and Great Big Planes at Greene Street Club. In Tebow’s name we pray, Geaux Saints!