Tonight, the worlds of music and cinema collide in coffee houses across the Triad, as Krankies Coffee presents Fela Kuti: Music Is the Weapon, and Greensboro experimental rock duo Modern Robot present the German dystopian classic Metropolis in two installments.
The second half of Metroplis will be shown at the Bean on Thursday, while at the Blind Tiger, Charlotte experimental rock quartet Sugar Glyder presents music from its new album alongside the Ethnographers, Future Ghosts and Future Is Me. In Winston-Salem, Jackass Flats plays mellow country rock at the Old Winston Social Club.
On Friday, Greensboro native Kevin McDonald has been studying under the tutelage of Brad Mehldau, and he’ll be performing at Christ United Methodist Church as a part of Trio Slaye. Sam Robinson and Sound Lizard Productions host a benefit for Stop Child Abuse Now at the Old Winston Social Club, while the New Familiars, the Incredible Sandwich, and Marcus and Keith of the Mantras get down at the Blind Tiger. Ana Sia does glitch-step with Intermixture and DubBoro at Greene Street Club, and there’s gamertronica with D&D Sluggers and Mixed Signalzz at CFBG. The Baker Family and Old Folks pick at the Werehouse, while 12-string master Richard Gilewitz comes to the Community Arts Café. At the Garage, rock-and-roll poet Kevin Gordon plays with Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work.
Jim White and South Memphis String Band — that’s two different bands — kick off SECCA’s Crossroads series Saturday at McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium, while Tyler Nail, John Loos and Matthew Allivato perform at the Werehouse. Caleb Caudle & the Bayonets, White Rifles and Gasoline Silver do it at the Blind Tiger, and the Nondenoms, the Raving Knaves and the Lowbots come together at the Flatiron. The Deluge crank it up at Walker’s, and Matrimony and Splice Factor do it real quiet at the Garage. Amelia’s Mechanics pack it in at CFBG with Modern Robot’s Ben Singer, James Marshall Owens and Kevin Kelly, while Anthony Lowe plays Elliot’s Revue.
Rounding out the weekend, the Subterranean Bums come to the Blind Tiger with Meagan Jean & the KFB and the Leeves, while on Monday, it’s No Tomorrow, Continagum, FUSS and Joint Damage at Legitimate Business.