extended play

by Ryan Snyder

Remember Faith Evans? She’s starring in the Soul Kittens Cabaret alongside Fantasia Barrino tonight at the N Club, while Thieves and Villains, I Call Five and the High Life step out of the New York indie scene and into Studio B.

On Thursday, it’s John Coltrane Jazz and Blues Night at Party on the Plank in High Point featuring the Four to One Jazz Quartet and Calvin Edwards. Actual Proof nod to Herbie Hancock for some funk and fusion at the Blind Tiger while in Winston-Salem, Shalini and Temperance League spice up Alive After Five in Corpening Plaza.

Yeah, Ludi is the one headlining the Superjam Friday at the Greensboro Coliseum, but opener BoB is the one you need to see. The Harvey Dalton Arnold Blues Band proves you can never have too many last names at the Blind Tiger. You don’t want to break the covenant of the Keys, but you can go see them at the Green Bean. Hephystus opens for themselves when A Life Besieged reunites, with additional support from Vanisher, at Greene Street Club, and Big Daddy Love plays the Garage with guests the Shane Pruitt Band.

Carbon Leaf is back in town once again this Saturday, this time as the opener for Sister Hazel, who will be performing at REFS, while former everybodyfield Jill Andrews takes the solo stage at the Green Bean. Daughtry drummer Joey Barnes guests with the Patrick Rock Band at the Blind Tiger, and the Garage hosts a rare hip-hop show with Ignite & Imagery and Turbo Pro Project. Also in Winston-Salem, the Baker Family and Raleigh’s Red Collar play the Wherehouse and Lovecraft and Wafer Thin rock Summer on Trade. Also, the Nondenoms, the Raving Knaves, To Be Hated and Straight Up Milk play punk at 7 Day Weekend.

New Age of Radio leads a pop showcase at Greene Street Club this Sunday that includes Yearling, Pacifico, and Kitchen Sink Fiasco. Somehow Yearling is booked in two places at once, as they’re on the bill also for Studio B with the Fear of Falling and A Scenery in Motion. Lastly, the Blind Tiger hosts local band night this Tuesday with Four People the Band and no cover.