extended play

by Ryan Snyder

Today at noon, enjoy some fine original Appalachian tunes courtesy of the NutBush Ramblers in Center City Park, then on Thursday, Caitlin Cary of Whiskeytown fame brings her new collaboration with Matt Douglas, the Small Ponds, to the Garage in an evening also featuring the Snüzz and Sam Frazier collaboration the Numbers and Jon Lindsay & the Tomahawks. In Greensboro, the Blind Tiger kicks off a run of three of the greatest rock bands of all time, or at least tributes thereto, with Allman Extract.

Monsters of mock continues on Friday with Kashmir, “the Nation’s Best Led Zeppelin Tribute” at the Blind Tiger, as a pair of great Americana bands in the Darnell Woodies and Bel Air headline the Garage. DJ Phillie Phresh and rapper Stitchy C play their Birthday Bash with Ed E. Ruger & the Iconoclast Crew, E-Dub & 30/30, Barber Q with St. Francis, ILLPO, the Authentics, Logik & LGI Ent. at Greene Street Club.

Gone are the days of Alive After Five and gone is Downtown Jazz. After this week, Summer on Trade will bite the dust until next year. For the final installment this Saturday, cab it on over from the beer festival for the incredible Brother Jocephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra in downtown Winston-Salem. If getting plastered and dancing your balls off to New Orleans music isn’t your thing, maybe the CD release of acoustic folkster Tyler Nail at the Wherehouse is. There are yet more covers at the Blind Tiger in the form of high-energy Grateful Dead with Cosmic Charlie. Indie-soul duo Channing & Quinn have a great new album entitled The Vanishing Act, and they’ll play the Garage with Blood Feathers and Porch Dog Revival.

On Monday, dare to be different, as the bill goes, with Evin Gibson, Soultry, and the Princess Of Poetry featuring DJ J Styles at Greene Street Club. Finally, wrap we wrap it all up with the Houston Brothers and Cakes of Light at the Garage.