extended play

by Ryan Snyder

So, the Beach Boys opening White Oak on June 5. Mike Love and a bunch of random dudes, or Al Jardine and a bunch of random dudes? There are good vibrations that Love, Jardine and Bruce Johnston will comprise the band. Until then, count your ba-ba-ba’s and enjoy a week brimming with tunes, starting with sultry folktress Eileen Jewell at the Garage tonight, or amp it up a hair with June Star and Joe Blevins at Elliot’s Revue. Badfish covers Sublime at the Blind Tiger, and there’s music once again on Walker Avenue as Marcus Horth and Walrus kick off their weekly at Suds ‘N Duds.

On Thursday, Tord Gustavsen’s take on hard bop will give goosebumps at Wake Forest. Fresh off multiple sets at SXSW, Grace Potter meets Madonna with Saint Bernadette at Elliot’s Revue. The Malamondos head up a burlesque-laden benefit at the Garage, while guitar madman Junior Brown drowns the Blind Tiger in reverb.

The Blind Tiger comes back on Friday with Southern rockers Molly Hatchet. Afika Nx drops cuts from his new mixtape with the Urban Sophisticates at Greene Street Club, and always a good time, Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra take on the Garage.

You know Prince is playing Saturday, right? Just checking. Nashville indiepop outfit Parachute Musical comes to Guilford College on Saturday, while local prog-rockers the Bronzed Chorus headline a show at Pin Ups with Mutant League and others. The Green Bean does it dirty with the Old One-Two, Pinche Gringo and Thee Dirtybeats. Put on your skanking shoes for the Pietasters and the Leeves at the Blind Tiger, while the Nondenoms are one among many at CFBG.

Dreamkiller and Reverand H Chronicles head up a benefit at Pin Ups, and Ryan B. & the Dead Sea round out a sleepy Sunday at Elliot’s Revue. On Monday, Pearl & the Beard and Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands get together at CFBG, who plays host to a ton of bands including Switchblade 85 and Friend House on Tuesday.

I can’t say enough about how good the Devil Whale is, so just see for yourself at the Green Bean. Finally, electronica outfit Zoogma play the Blind Tiger.