extended play

by Ryan Snyder

February is going to make you forget just how much the concert calendar has sucked the last three months, I swear, and it only gets better from here. For those who’ve spent their time writing music rather than seeing it live, the Songwriter’s Circle at CFBG tonight might be just the place to show them off.

On Thursday, the Dark Star Orchestra will trip the Dead fantastic at the Carolina Theatre, while folk/pop songwriters Andrea Thorne and Morgan McPherson pick up their canceled date at the Blind Tiger. At Elliot’s Revue, shoegaze-y psych folkster Damon Moon & the Whispering Drifters lays it on thick and dreamy.

Bummed you missed out on Girl Talk last week? Pout no more! The Hood Internet will mash indie and hip-hop to Flockavellian ends at Artistika this Friday night. Bluegrass fiends can get their fix and support the Carolina Theatre by buying a ticket to see Polecat Creek and Warren, Bodle & Allen. Sam Robinson will be joined by Grammy award winner Calvin Napper on drums at Greene Street Club, while punk/drum and bass duo Battle Beasts rock with Stronghold Crvsader, BAKENEKO, Mammelfish and Ratpoospa at CFBG. Missed Damon Moon & the Whispering Drifters last night? Find them at the Flatiron Friday. The rescheduled Love Language, Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Junior League Band (not that Junior League) show will finally happen at the Herd-free Blind Tiger 2.0. Striking songbird Jill Andrews lands at the Garage with Rayland Baxter in support, while David Jacobs-Strain gives a clinic at Fiddle & Bow Society.

Big Something hooks up with JazzChronic at the Fat Frogg for the latter’s album release on Saturday, and poprock heroes Hellogoodbye roll through Greene Street Club. The Greensboro chapter of the International Socialist Organization will bring in a half-dozen bands from a rainbow of esoteric genres at Legitimate Business. Evoka is now Onna, and they’ll be at the Garage with Colourslide. Across the street, join the mod revival with the Lowbots at Elliot’s Revue. Fast forward to Monday, and George Lynch of Dokken brings his new band to Arizona Pete’s.