extended play

by Ryan Snyder

Lot’s to do and see this week, and it starts with Greene Street Club’s psychobilly showcase featuring Deadbolt, the Tremors and Transylvania Transport Co. Thursday brings the granola funk and blues of John Doe & the Runners at the Blind Tiger. Cool boppers the Joe Robinson Quartet sizzle at the Garage, while Dreamkiller rocks out at the Somewhere Else Tavern and Portland indie-folksters the Toughcats play the Green Bean with Stripmall Runners and Daniel Schwartz.

Friday brings a hearty approval for Goodbye House with Stephanie’s Id and the Alcazar Hotel at the Blind Tiger. Mad Tea Party have taken on a whole new nuance of their name of late and they’ll be at the Garage. Bassheads check out AK1200 at the Aquarius Music Hall, and cowpokes get down for Joe Nichols at Johnny & June’s or Bill Gentry at the Country Corral in King. Expect anything with Silly Putty, Sugar High Gang and Ugh, God at the Wherehouse. Jam bands at CFBGs? Say it ain’t so! Carribeunk and Fungustone say it is.

Anything goes with Joe G’s Cover Band Explosion this Saturday night at the Blind Tiger, though the Rafe Hollister Band keeps it simple at the Garage with Conner Christian & Southern Gothic and guest Stephen Simmons. Country rockers Velvet Truckstop play the Aquarius Music Hall. Ready for SmileFest? The John Cowan Band get you there at Jomeoke Campgrounds.

There’s only one place to be Sunday, and that’s to see Laurelyn Dossett and company present songs from Providence Gap: An Appalachian Saga in Song at the Garage. The Abominable Iron Sloth brings Monday to a crawl at Legitimate Business.

Tuesday is the music night of the week with the Often Awesome Benefit Show featuring the Numbers (Sn’zz & Sam Frazier), Come Hell or High Water, Collector, Jews & Catholics, Treason w/ DJ Royale, Mutant League, the Social Life and Josh Neas at Greene Street Club. The Bronzed Chorus, Self Evident and Hammer No More the Fingers burn down Legitimate Business and Our Horse Jethro, John Harrison and Doug Keith bring a full house to the Green Bean. Cowpunks 500 Miles to Memphis hold it down in Winston-Salem at the Garage.