While the world saw one couple united in matrimony, another split in almost as dramatic a fashion. The Blind Tiger and their local booking company have dissociated, though only one show is immediately in jeopardy. You were probably really looking forward to Trombone Shorty — or at least you should have been — but alas, you’ll still have him on “Treme” Sunday nights on HBO. How about some good news? Tunes at Noon are back, so start cooking up a new batch of fake appointments to explain the long lunch, starting today with Bruce Piephoff. Later tonight, Amy Speace holds her CD release show at the Garage.
On Cinco de Mayo, but in no way related, songwriters Lera Lynn, Tyler Nail and Caitlin Watkins play Krankies. At CFBG, it’s Carla Rascoe & Chaos Encounter with Blackout Bearskin.
It’s First Friday, so Charleston’s Dangermuffin gets with locals doby in Center City Park. The Blind Tiger hosts the Getdown Showcase with the Mantras, Sci Fi and KinGator. Seasoned songwriter Cindy Kallet performs at the Fiddle & Bow Society, while indie progsters Bear Crossing and intense Vermont folk duo the Pleasants play Elliott’s Revue. At CFBG. Portland-based klezmer outfit the Underscore Orkestra hooks up with the Leeves, Switchblade 85, the Raving Knaves and the Nondenoms.
This Saturday night, you may find yourself standing in front of a Talking Heads tribute called Same As It Ever Was at the Blind Tiger. John Howie and Billie Feather do to punk thing as the P-90s with Pinche Gringo at Elliott’s Revue, and at the Garage it’s the Camel City Shakedown with American Speedway, the bo-stevens, Transylvania Transport Company and Switchblade 85. Not the YouTube suicide chick, but the other Hannah Baker plays Tate Street Coffee. Speaking of teen angst, Reagan High’s choral ensemble Bella Voce performs Fauré’s dirge “Requiem Op. 48” with the Piedmont Chamber Singers at Ardmore Baptist. Stickers For Cigarettes and the Chobey Badgio Band play the Flatiron, while it’s bluesy, funky and punky with Blaine Ziglar, Funetik Union and Alise D. Millionaires at CFBG.
On Sunday, go ahead and renounce your hip-hop fandom if you’re over 16 and you go see Mac Miller at Greene Street Club, but no one will hate for checking out rocking Bostonites RIBS at Pin Ups with Pilots and Funny Like a Funeral on Monday.