extended play

by Ryan Snyder

Not that one would need a reason to take an extra 30 minutes for lunch on a Wednesday, but lunchtime jams with Lyn Koonce in Greensboro’s Center City Park give just the kick you need. Later that night, get you black eye makeup out for the Bled with In Fear And Faith, Of Mice And Men, the Color Morale and To Speak Of Wolves at Greene Street Club.

The Blind Tiger feeds you the Incredible Sandwich and washes it down with Five Gallon Groove on Thursday, though you can go straight for the Sweet Tooth with Andy Mabe and Martha Bassett at the Garage. You won’t find a YES! Weekly in Fisher’s Grille, but you will find a mention that Patrick Rock will play there in here.

Want to jack up your ticket prices as a marginal mainstream rapper, despite never having a song break the Top 50? Get yourself shot! It worked for the not-dead Waka Flocka Flame, who’ll be at the N Club this Friday for only $30. Strangely enough, this show is promoted on the Carolina Theatre’s website. Holy Ghost Tent Revival plays the Blind Tiger Friday, though they will haven’t found themselves an Asian cellist to round out the band. “American Idol” castaway Chris Lane plays Greene Street Club, while DJ Phillie Phresh spins on the rooftop. Meanwhile, Americana fans will want to check out Kevin Gordon at the Green Bean.

Funk out with Vertigo Jazz Project & No BS Brass at the Blind Tiger, or smoke up with the Movement at Greene Street Club. Fresh off of a tour backing Willie Nelson, Riley Baugus joins up with Tim Ericksen to play the early show at the Garage, while Grant Gillman and American Gun hold down the late show. Salisbury industrialites Reverend H Chronicles assail the Aquarius Music Hall, while you can learn your own sick chops with prog/fusion master Steve Rothery who will hold a clinic at the Community Arts Caf’ in Winston-Salem. The Fairlanes rock real old school at 6th & Vine, while Bruce Piephoff plugs in with guitarist Scott Sawyer at Sweet Basil’s.

Riders in the Country has Dirty Surprise playing this Friday & Saturday night.

Onto the week-ending (beginning?) speed round, indie-punkers Lemuria and Just Die! play Legitimate Business on Sunday, pop-punkers Mayday Parade take on Greene Street Club Monday night, and indie-acoustic big band Sun Hotel provide the Tuesday entertainment at the Garage.