extended play

by Ryan Snyder

On Thursday, treat the post-holiday empty feeling with fills by acclaimed free jazz drummer Ronnie Free, as he performs at the Community Arts Café as a part of the Jazz Loft Project. Garage rocker Pinche Gringo joins Adam Thorn and Ghost Beach at CFBG. Atlantic Skyline lays down gurgling rock riffs with the P90s and Gray Steadman at the Werehouse, and Justin Johnson plays the blues at Mellow Mushroom.

Wilmington chip rockers D&D Sluggers hit CFBG with Mixed Signalzz on Friday, while Big Daddy Love spreads it thick at the Old Winston Social Club. Sunny Ledfurd won’t seem to go away, and he’s with Ziggy Pockets at Greene Street Club. The Lowbots lighten up Somewhere Else Tavern, and while the Vertigo Jazz Project was supposed to throw down with the Mantras at the Blind Tiger, the mayhem will be rescheduled for a later date.

Kashmir must go on, however, and the Blind Tiger is handing them over to the Clubhouse on Saturday. Shoegazers Lake Isle drown CFBG in reverb with Come Hell Or High Water. Blackbeard Productions presents metal by Reverend H Chronicles, Death Proof and the Payne Road Tragedy at the Garage, and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound sing to glory at the Greensboro Coliseum. Doco get loco at Foothills Brewing, while Born Again, Resort to Killing, Blood Trails and Kreators of Brutality entreat violence at Somewhere Else Tavern.

On Sunday, Hephystus and a Light Divided bring the pain to Johnny & June’s, while the Body emits waves of sadness with Small Bones, Baby Boy, Confidence Men and Host at Legitimate Business on Monday. The week ends (begins?) with a New Weird America experience courtesy of Hush Arbors, appearing at CFBG with Jason Ajemian, Andrew Weathers and Matt Northrup.