extended play

by Ryan Snyder

Tonight, Wiz Khalifa campaigns for Prop 19 post-facto at the LJVM with Big KRIT, while Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit cover the roots at the Garage.

On Thursday, Hobex and Jeff Sipe get together for a little Q-Bex action at the Blind Tiger, while Aquariums plays a solo acoustic show at the Green Bean with Caitlin Watkins and Lake Isle. Maps & Atlases surveys the crowd with Tera Melos at the Broach Theatre.

Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands are sporting a RIYL: Tom Waits eval, so see if they can live up to it at the Green Bean on Friday with Gray Young and Solar Powered Sun Destroyer. Elsewhere in the land of coffee-cum-concerts, Israel Darling joins Night Worker and White Rifles at the Wherehouse. Get your dirty, dirty dubstep beats with Datsik at Greene Street Club. J. Timber and Lucky Five play the Blind Tiger, while Presence bills themselves as “NC’s Youngest & Hottest Party Band,” which only sounds far creepier than it really is. They’ll be at Riders In the Country. Dehlia Low tinkers with Porch Dog Revival at the Garage. Drivin’ ‘N Cryin’ go with Sons of Bill at the N Club. Eminent Smith, Tony Castricone and Transylvania Transport Co. scare ’em at The Flatiron.

The Blind Tiger brings the funk and hip-hop one-two punch with the Brand New Life and the Beast. The beautiful and talented Shannon Whitworth plays Mack and Mack Clothing Saturday night, but the Georgia Satellites tell you to “Keep Your Hand to Yourself” at the High Point Theatre. Slick you hair back and roll your smokes up in your T-shirt sleeve for Skullbash II with Switchblade 85, the Non-Denoms, the Go Devils and Supercharged, presented by the Camel City Skulls Car Club at the Garage, and Bill Gaither brings it hot and nasty at LJVM. Get the Led Out at the War Memorial Auditorium neither looks like Led Zeppelin, nor bears the correct number of members. Brooklyn native Josh Mease joins Luz and Jacqui Haggerty & Friends at the Green Bean, while Lean In and Beth McKee hook up at Elliot’s Revue. Taking it to Sunday, the Green Bean winds down the weekend with an evening of folk-pop from Canby and Parlours.