extended play

by Ryan Snyder

As we enter the dog days, the smokin’ Hot Pink Flamingos are an appropriate Tunes at Noon in Center City Park today. later on at the Green Bean, it gets even hotter at a Musical Playhouse show, featuring Brand New life’s saxman Walter Fancourt.

On Thursday, see what all the fuss is about with a set by the Brand New Lifeproper at the Blind Tiger. Lake Inferior and Eszett kick off a full week of music at the Green Bean, while in Winstonsalem, Sub-Q play Alive After Five in Corpening Plaza.

Peter Case put out a pretty nice little record on Merge recently, and he’ll appear with Peter May & the Rough Band at the Garage on Friday. Asheville’s Discordian Society roll into the Blind Tiger with the Materia Project, while there’s a country two-fer with the Chris Lane Band and Cameron Marion at Greene Street Club. Come Hell or High Water, Citified and Filthybird play First Friday in downtown Greensboro, and what is it with Adam Thorn and ghosts? He’ll play the Green Bean with his new band Ghost Beach, which sounds like a case for scooby and the gang. Eric Essix featuring Tracy Hamlin jazz up downtown Winston, while Club 64 gives you Fair Warning.

On saturday, the New Familiars play the Blind Tiger with Dark Water Rising, so expect sit-ins. If it’s whiteboy reggae you’re feeling, check out the Movement with Cool Kid Collective and Hypnotic Conquest at Greene Street Club. Country rock is on the bill in Winston-salem with Joe Next Door, Baco and Josh Shelton at the Garage and Caleb Caudle & the Bayonets outside at Summer On Trade. Also, Fair Warning are back at Club 64 with Gear5 for the club’s anniversary bash.

Sunday is Family Day with the Hometown Boys at the Blind Tiger, or take the kids to see Soul Central with Jaybird and the West End Mambo Band as they play Sunday in the Park at Greensboro College.

The extended weekend closes out on Tuesday with the Chris Carroll Trio playing local Band Night at the Blind Tiger, or dig around the Garage (or this week’s album reviews) to find Archeology. Busy week at the Green Bean indeed. Kat and Risa of the Design see it out at the Green Bean with a few friends.