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by Ryan Snyder

Assuming Ween at the Millennium Center is sold out tonight, your only alternative to get your Hump Day music fix is the Design at Greene Street Club with Cool Kid Collective and Matt Irie.

A pair of great North Carolina acts appear in Greensboro Thursday, with American Aquarium and guests Bright Young Things at the Blind Tiger and Chapel Hill’s the Pneurotics with Onward Soldiers and Constelada at the Green Bean.

Knoxville invades the Garage Friday night with the Tim Lee 3, DB Morris, and Jake Winstrom, while Adam Pitts with Chemical Youth and Six Second Silence grace Greene Street. The Blind Tiger tests the housing market with House of Fools and the Goodbye House, while Benj-O-Matic is automatic at the Green Bean and the Groove shakes it at the Flatiron.

Check out one of my favorites, as the Alcazar Hotel performing Saturday with the Raving Knaves at the Flatiron. Budding country star Jody Lee Petty plays his CD release party with Old Southern Moonshine Revival at Greene Street, while Leroy Powell & the Messengers boogie with the Tim Betts Band at the Blind Tiger. Appetite for Destruction and Donnaha Station rock the Aquarius Music Hall, while Muddy Wheels, Mystkdog and everyone’s favorite DJ Josh Neas play the Green Bean. In a metal mood? Bring your earplugs to see Absolution, Haiz Rail, Dreamkiller and Viva la Venus at the Somewhere Else Tavern or shake your groove thing with Paul Patrice’s Island Vibes at Boston’s House of Jazz and Blues.

On Sunday the Hometown Boys lead off open mic night at the Blind Tiger, while Bellafea, the Curtains of Night and Systems perform at Legitimate Business. Finally, the Penn-Griffin School for the Arts presents a pair of masters of the Celtic Harp on Monday night if that’s your thing.