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by Ryan Snyder

It shouldn’t be too hard to find something this week, starting with folkcore by Nathan K. at the Green Bean, and likewise with Austin Timmons, Troubel and Wind and Willow at Elliot’s Revue. If you like it a little harder, Invisible Hand guides you to Legitimate Business.

Bo Bice at the Blind Tiger has Thursday cornered, so fast-forward to Friday and the Tiger brings Southern Culture On the Skids. For rock without the cheek, there’s Janus 4-14, Mumu Tutu and the Raving Knaves at Pin Ups. The Garage has an NC alt-country showcase with Onward Soldiers and Caleb Caudle & the Bayonets, while the Mighty Regis brings a Celtic storm to Elliot’s Revue with the Ends. Imagine Portishead without the beats, and you’ll have Knives of Spain, who play the Wherehouse with Sky Lake. Elsewhere in Coffeedom, Asheville Americana group Red June plays the Green Bean, while the evercaffeinated Matt Hill & the Buzzkillz bluze it up at Zion Bar & Grille.

The Carolina Chocolate Drops show Saturday at Triad Stage is sold out. Sorry. There’s always Streetlight Manifesto and Terrible Things at Greene Street Club if you’re into pop, and Actual Proof, Electric Soul Pandemic and Duk Tan at the Blind Tiger if funk’s your game. Check Illicitizen for none of the above at Somewhere Else Tavern. Jud Block brings the Austin sound to Elliot’s Revue, while Sam Robinson and DOCO play hard and fast at the Old Winston Social Club. Small Town Gossip and Joe Next Door play like REK with a dash of DMB at the Wherehouse. Beth McKee plays piano folk at the Garage with Ben Robinson, and Lake Isle, Emily Long and Richard Bacchus & the Luckiest Girls get together at Pin Ups.

On Sunday, Uzzard defiles your day of rest at Elliot’s Revue, but Young and In the Way make them sound like Air Supply at Legitimate Business with Torch Runner, Ol’ Painless, Macgrudergrind and Cough. Not your cup of tea? How about Abe Reid playing his first Triad show in four years at the Green Bean with Benjy Johnson?

There’s more metal at Greene Street Club on Monday with the Red Chord, Trap Them, Gaza, Our City In Shambles, Alabaska and Sentenced To A Bullet, while Eric Scott Guthrie takes you deep into the workweek at the Garage.