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by Ryan Snyder

For the longest time I thought one of the guys in Peter Bjorn + John was just reluctant to use his last name. Don’t make the same assumption with Warren Bodle & Allen, as the trio of talented multi-instrumentalists play today’s Tunes at Noon in Center City Park. Later tonight, The Green Bean hosts the Musical Playhouse, an ever-growing open jazz jam. If you play, bring your horn or axe.

Hear ye, hear ye, the Love Language is playing Krankie’s in Winston-Salem. If you aren’t into awesome rock, show the Blind Tiger has what you’re working with on Thursday, as DJ Ras Statix and DJ NE-JY drop the heavy tropical boogie, while Pilgrim X lays down the mellow indie rock at the Green Bean.

Anyone who made it to last week’s beer festival early was treated to the beautiful and talented Katelyn Marks. There’s another chance at seeing the promising country singer this Saturday night at Greene Street Club with Jamie Carroll and Joe Hedrick. Beach music heads will want to see Chairmen of the Board in uptown High Point, while spoken word and hip hop is on the menu at the Garage with 2 nd Revolution, Scottie Flippen, Renaissance and Mr. Mohalyn. Lake Isle plays the Jan Lukens art show afterparty at the Green Bean, and H Blast kicks off at Calvin Graves Plantation with Barefoot Wade, Kickin’ Grass Band, Bohemian Sunrise, Lightnin’ Wells, Gasoline Stove, DJ Williams Projekt, Amelia’s Mechanics and a few surprises. The festival runs through Sunday, though you can decide for yourself whether it’s worth the $40 admission.

On Saturday, groove with Brand New Life with Now You See Them at the Blind Tiger, or see the always-pleasing House of Fools with Sun Domingo and Leslie at Greene Street Club. Country rock great John Howie, Jr. and Rosewood Bluff perform at the Garage with guest Adam Pope, but God help you should you miss the Lowbots, the Nondenoms and the Raving Knaves at the Green Bean.

Walker Avenue is where it’s at on Sunday night with Sam Robinson’s Five Gallon Groove at the Blind Tiger and Keith & Marcus of the Mantras at Wahoo’s.

Hard rockers Zodiac Buddha see you into next week at the Blind Tiger’s Local Band Night, and indie singer/songwriters Koji and PJ Bond play the Green Bean.

Finally, indie pop upstarts Janus 4-14 hold their CD release show at Goober’s in Mt. Airy.

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