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by Ryan Snyder

Rocker Joshua West plays Tunes at Noon today, and later tonight, the Brand New Life hosts the Musical Playhouse at the Green Bean. Bring your instruments.

On Thursday, Holy Ghost Tent Revival plays possibly their final date at the Blind Tiger’s current location, while Asheville’s Uncle Mountain pick at the Green Bean. Solid Citizens, indeed. Doug Davis and his band head up the Band Aid for Burn Vicitims Benefit Show with Jerry Chapman & his Acoustic Herbivores, Mitchell Snow and the Mediocre Bad Guys at the Garage, while Elliot’s Revue host Summer’s All-Star Jam across the street.

The Carter Brothers know barbeque, but their blues are finger-licking good also, Ther’re at the Blind Tiger with the Deluge on Friday. Vanisher, featuring ex-Bloodjinn, Glass Casket and Dead Eyes members, hold their CD release show at Greene Street Club with Hephystus, a Light Divided, the Binary Code and Thru World Aggression. Come Hell or High Water, the Numbers and ex- Squirrel Nut Zipper Tom Maxwell get together at the Garage, while Janus 4-14 and Minor Conspiracy play at Elliot’s Revue. Electronic minimalist Don Ravon holds down the Green Bean, while Nails, Young and in the Way, Low Sky and Old Painless are loud and heavy at Legitimate Business. For the country fans, there’s Blackwater Outlaws at Club 64 in Asheboro and Almost Famous at Riders in the Country.

Jam fiends get their fix with Moon Taxi at the Blind Tiger on Saturday, while the Garage hosts a rare metal show with Three Quarters Dead and Optimator. Maybe they meant to book Good and Ugly instead, who’ll be at the Green Bean. Over at Elliot’s Revue, there’s Love Craft and DJ Ryan (no relation), and Thirteen20 plays Club 64.

Junior Astronomers and Dignan play Legitimate Business on Sunday, and another Garage staple hits the Green Bean on Tuesday, with John Howie, Jr. & the Sweethearts with Somebody’s Darling. It’s local band night with Lobo Marina at the Blind Tiger, while Transylvania Transport Co. and 500 Miles to Memphis wrap it up at the Garage.