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by Ryan Snyder

The specter of Biebermania looms large over Greensboro on Wednesday, but the Green Bean offers shelter from the storm with the Old One-Two, Fort Wilson Riot and Holy Ghost Tent Revival.

Check out the Tron premiere party at Carousel Grande Cinema on Thursday with music by a Drop in Silence. When that sells out, there’s always funk by Actual Proof at the Blind Tiger. Sweet Daddy Ray and Rob Massengale host the blues jam at the Flatiron, and Ilicitizen throws down the mod-wave at Elliot’s Revue. At the Green Bean, rock is served doppio with Resister and Trophy Wife.

As the days on the Blind Tiger on Walker Avenue wind down, join them Friday night for the last Getdown Showcase of 2010 with two bands in the midst of taking the next step, the Big Something (formerly Anonymous) and the Native Sway. Paleface rocks the Garage with ex-New Familiar Eric Scott Guthrie, and pop-punks Jonas Sees In Color headlines Greene Street Club with Current, Kitchen Sink Fiasco, Boxxer and the Running List. Christy Johnson has some, er, nice pics on Facebook, and her band Dreamkiller plays the Somewhere Else Tavern. In the battle of coffeehouse indie rock, the Green Bean with Casual Curious, Where the Buffalo Roamed and My Empty Phantom squares off against Ghost Bean, Neon Bullets, and Jews & Catholics at Krankies.

This Saturday night at the Garage, it’s Doug Davis & the Solid Citizens, 44 Love and Sun Mile, while Porch Dog Revival plays the Old Winston Social Club. CFBG is now serving, and they’ll host the Leeves, the Nondenoms and more.

Five bucks and a couple of cans of food gets you in to see Advent, Torch Runner, Young and in the Way, Fingers Crossed and Thieves at Legitimate Business, and UpRite Lions host the down-low hip-hop show of the week at Montgomery’s with Mr. Rozzi, Ty Bru and a ton of special guests. Fastforward to Tuesday, and Max Geronimo sets up with former S. Burns frontman Brandon Adams at the Green Bean.