extended play

by Ryan Snyder

You are not wanting for live music this week, that’s for sure. Start by getting your church on with Carrie Newcomer tonight at the New Garden Friends Meeting, or check out the Design, Cool Kid Collective, Liquid Sun and Matt Irie at Greene Street Club.

There’s only one game in town Thursday, as drumfiends can check out some incredible skin-pounding by the Jeff Sipe Trio at the Blind Tiger.

Newgrassers turned pop-country hopefuls Thacker Dairy Road release their new album Friday at the Blind Tiger, while sizzling traditional pickers Dailey & Vincent burn the house down at the Carolina Theatre. Not enough string-and sing for you? Try Old-timers Milltown and a Good Natured Riot at the Flatiron. On the indie side of life, you have Caleb Caudle & the Bayonets at the Wherehouse and Casual Curious, Free Flow Broadcast Corporation and the Brand New Life Friday at Studio B. There’s also hip hop at the Dirty South Beatdown 4 at Greene Street Club and jams with the Anonymous Band at Aquarius Music Hall. Defying categorization, Our Horse Jethro, Doug Keith and John Harrison round out Friday at the Green Bean.

The main event this Saturday is the blues/folk combo of Eric Bibb & Ruthie Foster at the High Point Theatre, though there’s more country cookin’ with the Carter Brothers Band & Wyndy Trail Travelers at Aquarius Music Hall. Get schooled by Harvard, Junior Astronomers and Eszett at Legitimate Business, or relive the music of that horrible Eddie Murphy/Richard Pryor vehicle with Harlem Nights at Studio B. There’s more nebulous metal-forthe-sake-of-metal with Contagin, Deathproof, Dreamkiller and Blood Trails at the Somewhere Else Tavern. Lastly, enjoy this desultory plug for the Other Mothers with Malamondos & Easybake at the Blind Tiger and Nervous But Excited and Humble Tripe at the Green Bean.