extended play

by Ryan Snyder

The great David Via wakes up earlier than usual to play Tunes at Noon in Center City Park today, so you ought be there to hear it. Ballyhoo! are an adequate warm-up for Sublime with Rome, and they’re playing Greene Street Club with B Foundation and the Hypnotic Conquest.

The punk/rock/reggae formula gets a little harder on Thursday with Doco at the Blind Tiger, or for the lighter stuff hit the Green Bean for Hopeforagoldensummer, Little Red Lung and Stars Regardless.

The future is known, bay-bah, and it involves Unknown Hinson with the Bo-Stevens this Friday night at Greene Street Club. For country minus comedy, try JP Harris & the Tough Choices with local host Kelley & the Cowboys at the Garage. You can drink your fill of Old Southern Moonshine Revival at the Blind Tiger. It’s cheaper than meth. RCA recording artist Jeff Bates would know all about that, and he’ll play Johnny & June’s. For less monetized rock and country, check out Small House, Lake Isle and Caleb Caudle & the Bayonets at the Green Bean.

We get it. The Hot Seats were formerly known as Special Ed & the Shortbus. In other news, Lew Alcindor has accepted Islam. They (not Kareem) will play the Garage. Think you got songs? Show it at Winston-Salem Shuffle at Krankies. Patrick Rock teams with Joey Barnes at the Blind Tiger, while Dylan Gilbert, Astronomers and Cashes Rivers gather at the Green Bean.

Three great songwriters get together for a one-off evening of acoustic music as Sally Spring, Greg Humphreys and Jonathan Byrd play Sunday at the Blind Tiger. Chad Eby does jazz at the Green Bean. The Chain Link Showcase kicks off at Legitimate Business with Cruel Hand, Backtrack, Overlooked and Fingers Crossed. It carries on on Monday with Defeater, Living With Lions, Make Do And Mend and All Teeth.

Transit, Hostage Calm, Aficionado and Such Gold finishes up Legitimate Business’ mini-fest on Tuesday. The Aaron Lee Ukulele by Bike Tour lands at the Green Bean, and finally the circus hits the Garage with Squidling Brothers Sideshow Company and special guests Purrlesque.