extended play

by Ryan Snyder

Decisions, decisions. You can go with the incredible with Jedi Mind Tricks at Greene Street Club, or the awesome with the Wailin’ Jennys at Guilford College tonight.

The Aaron James Band and J. Timber get down at the Blind Tiger Thursday, while the Five L’s and Bob bang heads at the Aquarius Music Hall. Shalini, Pacifico and the New Familiars rock at the Garage, while the Superjam with Sweet Daddy Ray and Rob Massingale rolls at the Flatiron.

Acoustic Syndicate heads up a big weekend for music with Wyndy Trail Travelers at the Aquarius Music Hall Friday. Legendary jazz saxophonist Lee Konitz performed on Miles Davis’ Birth of Cool and he’ll perform with the UNC-G Jazz Band at the Aycock Auditorium. Simplified has a new album and they’ll be at the Blind Tiger with Evelyn Rose. The Vagabond Saints Society perform Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds at the Garage and Vel Indica, Sierra Rocks and Bethel Steele play the Flatiron. Two guys from Funny Like a Funeral really want to win “Best Of” in our guitarist category, and they can be deemed deserving or not at the Green Bean. Rough Hands, Mutant League and Rocket Science perform at the Wherehouse, while Charlie Kenny & Firecreek are in the house at Arizona Pete’s all weekend. We also like things with exclamation points, so allow me to suggest Art Party! at CFBG with Matty Sheets and the Blockheads and robotic rhymester Antigravity Animated.

Doug & Telisha Williams play the Saturday early show at the Garage, while Caleb Caudle & the Bayonets release their new album with Josh Roberts & the Hinges at the late one. The Phive Mics and special guests do hip-hop covers at Greene Street Club, as Big Daddy Love and the Deluge rock the Blind Tiger country-style and Bertha Young jazzes up Studio B.

Blues Traveler is playing the High Point Furniture Market Sunday if you can manage to weasel your way in. Same deal with Sister Hazel on Monday; no tickets were made available to the public. See the Forecast for your 4/20 festivities. Vive le Proletariat!