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by Ryan Snyder

Another week, another set of Blind Tiger show postponements. The Big Sam’s Funky Nation show originally intended to happen tonight has apparently been canceled, along with Thursday’s triple bill of Andrea Thorne, Caitlin Watkins and Leia Sadiku. The newest scheduled opening will happen on Thursday, Jan. 27 with Blind Tiger staples Jeff Sipe and Greg Humphreys, and they seem pretty confident about this one. On the other hand, Saturday’s show by the Love Language and Holy Ghost Tent Revival has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 4. No word yet on whether the Raymond Brake is planning a secret reunion show beforehand.

The Garage hosts mountain rockers 6 Day Bender tonight, while post prog duo the Bronzed Chorus comes to Legitimate Business with Romantic Animal and the Gift. The Green Bean has alt-country from Friend House and Come Hell or High Water with some quirky folk-pop by Brooklyn trio Bridget & the Squares for good measure. At CFBG, Strapped Up Strangers come out with it, the hip hop, that is.

On Friday, Knox 307 recording artists North Elementary hit the Wherehouse with Adam Thorn, while roots rocker Eric Brace brings his East Nashville Revue featuring Phil Lee and Tom Mason to the Garage. Boxxer and Secondary Vision have the hard stuff at the Somewhere Else Tavern, and Hanging Thread plays what can only be described as “music” with Vel Indica and Tom Troyer at the Green Bean.

Vel Indica hit the Underground Café with Joe Next Door and Janus 4-14 on Saturday, while Lake Isle and Ronnie Levels & His Genius Band supplant them at the Green Bean. The Lady & The Lizard are a new industrial band flexing their muscle at the Somewhere Else Tavern with Brother Esau and Early Morning Warning, and over at Pin Ups, it’s mod rock by the Raving Knaves with Dear Cousin Muscles.

Heading back into the work week, the Green Bean has punk-grass by Greenland Is Melting and alt-rock by Red Collar on Sunday. On Monday, Redd, K Blakk, Yung Trump, Young Black and Venjence will give you your hip-hop fix at Club Genesis, and back at the Green Bean on Tuesday, NYC street musicians Tin Pan come in from the cold.

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