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by Ryan Snyder

Tonight, Raleigh hip-hop collective Kooley High bring back the early ’90s at Krankies at a show presented by Wake Radio. Hip-hop/electronic outfit Grey Impalpable North and indie-pop crooner Charles Ramsey will support.

East Coast meets West Coast electropop when Asheville’s EAR PWR joins up with LA’s Captain Ahab for the late show at CFBG on Thursday. They’ll be joined by 3BR, Casual Curious and Mixed Signals, but come early for Mat Masterson and Hope For Agoldensummer. Jam auteurs Tea Leaf Green also hook up with the Jamie McLean Band at the Blind Tiger, and cellist Shana Tucker makes her chamber at the Underground Café.

This will be two weeks in a row I’ve said to go and see Big KRIT, so just do it already. He’ll be the headliner at Greene Street Club Friday night for Ed E. Ruger’s birthday celebration, and will be joined by Freddie Gibbs, Smoka DZA, the Iconoclast Crew and LGI Entertainment. WUAG presents Durham folk quartet Mount Moriah with Romantic Animal at Legitimate Business. New Riders of the Purple Sage are still tryin’ to write a song, and they’ll come breezin’ through town with Vince Herman’s Great American Taxi and the Deluge at the Blind Tiger. Illpo have a new one out, so go hear it at Club Drink on Tate Street. Hanging Thread, Vel Indica and Emily Stewart & Baby Teeth play it twangy at CFBG, while Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands and Channing & Quinn do it a little weird at the Garage, with Jews and Catholics playing the small room at Elliott’s Revue.

Back so soon? The Love Language return to the Blind Tiger with Jenny Besetzt and Adam Thorn & the Top Buttons. Country songwriter Scottie Frier swings through CFBG, while Ken Mickey, White Rifles and Pacifico play the Garage. The Radials are electric at Elliot’s Revue, and Lean In goes unplugged at Krankies.

Former Underoath singer Dallas Taylor is fronting Maylene & the Sons of Disaster, who will help to defile your Sunday with Protest the Hero, Tesseract, Hephystus and Dreamkiller at Greene Street Club.

What’s a Tuesday night with DJs spinning somewhere in town? A Drop In Silence, Tim Trouble and Darklove bring it at CFBG, while in Winston-Salem, Daniel Seriff and company lead the acoustic improv sessions at Krankies.