extended play

by Ryan Snyder

Tell me are you really… really, really going to see Bryan Adams solo and acoustic tonight at the Carolina Theatre? It’s okay, we all have guilty pleasures. It’s tough to pass up Male Bonding and Dum Dum Girls, both recent Sub Pop signees, at Legitimate Business, however. Thursday brings Touche Amore, La Dispute, Bankrobber, Barrow and Mon Frere to CFBGs, while the Ataris play Ace’s Basement with Don’t Panic, Jonas Sees In Color and Down On Luck.

Country rapper Colt Ford plays the Millennium Center Friday if you’re into that kind of thing. You never know; he could be the next Can. The Blind Tiger hosts Selia’s Birthday Bash with Matt Hill & the Buzzkill, the Bo Stevens and a burlesque show, but the show to see this week is of the heavy, heavy Dillinger Escape Plan at Greene Street Club. On a lighter note, Malcolm Holcombe plays the Garage with Last Train Home and Brian Doub. Lighter still, there’s Janice Price at Dan Thai Jazz. And now for something completely different with Matty Sheets and the Blockheads and ‘­Knives of Spainat the Green Bean.

Dave Mason at the Aquarius Music Hall this Saturday was postponed, so you have Empty Pocket instead. Hooray. There’s a new place on West Market Street in Greensboro called Bender’s Tavern and they’ll have Adam Pitts perform, while Unknown Hinson tears up Greene Street Club with Chris Stanfield & the Naturals. Walrus gets the sweet spot at the Blind Tiger, while Max Indian with the Light Pines and Drughorse Collective at the Garage looks promising. Captain Ronzo and the Galt Line play across the street at Elliot’s Revue. Green People are now the Haunches and they’ll debut alongside Silver Bullet and The Raving Knaves at the Flatiron. Phairas Fox Miller play Bistro 150, while Modern Robot and Bitterroot are at the Green Bean.

Attack Attack! prove that screamo fans still exist Sunday at Greene Street Club. The awesome Tea Leaf Green take the stage the Blind Tiger. Reggae fans should check out Paul Patrice’s Island Vibes at Boston’s House of Jazz and Blues. Lastly, Lubriphonic bring not only the noise, but the funk as well to the Blind Tiger Tuesday night.

A congratulations goes out to Chris Koenig, for winning the Carolina Blues Festival poster contest. His artwork is featured on page 25.