extended play

by Ryan Snyder

There’s no denying your inner Plastic Paddy on Thursday, so grab a cup of green beer and choose between Walrus and the Niki Barr Band at the Blind Tiger, or Holy Ghost Tent Revival, House of Fools and Sleeping Booty at the Pour House block party. Otherwise, Ashevillian Brian McGee quietly rocks Tate Street Coffee with a solo acoustic set.

On Friday, the Blind Tiger hosts their first pop rock set at the new spot when Nashville’s Hot Chelle Rae comes to town. Who’s Bad gives the Michael Jackson Experience at Greene Street Club. Folk-pop meets alt-country with Dylan Gilbert & the Over Easy Breakfast Machine with Emily Stewart & Baby Teeth at the Green Bean, while Jacqui Haggerty’s Interactive Art Show brings a little something for everyone to CFBG. The Garage brings eclectic rock by Efren and Josh Roberts & the Hinges, while Who Are theThe Southern Baptist? cover everyone from Ataris to the Dead with three-piece rockers White Rifles at Elliot’s Revue.

On Saturday, Trekky Records artists Embarrassing Fruits and Jenny Besetzt join Matt Northrup at Legitimate Business. The Mantras kick out the jams with Bubonik Funk and the Ends at the Blind Tiger, while Drunk and Disorderly set upon the Flatiron with Chris Stanfield & the Naturals. CFBG hosts some good old country rock with the Grand Ole Uproar, Hey Rabbit! and Come Hell Or High Water, while acoustic harp guitarist Andrew Kasab blows some minds at Tate Street Coffee. Winston has some rootsrock of its own with the Lizzy Ross Band at Foothills Brewery and JP Harris & the Tough Choices with guest Gasoline Stove at the Garage. At Elliot’s Revue, Janus 4-14 and the Raving Knaves team up for another week.

A Rocket To the Moon swaps spots with Runner Runner as pop-rock darlings at Greene Street Club, and they’re both joined by Valencia, Anarbor and Go Radio. Israel Darling makes an appearance with the Old One-Two and Red Snapper at the Blind Tiger, and Marcus Horth’s side project the Backburners make their debut at Club Orion. Fast forward to Tuesday, and New Mofro guitarist Daryl Hance is joined by New Orleans own Tin Men at the Garage.