extended play

by Ryan Snyder

Kneel to the Blind Idiot God tonight at the Blind Tiger as Love Craft holds court, while Pholksinger Josh plays some Southern acoustic tunes with a bitter pill of politics.

On Thursday, the Numbers and Letters spell out f01k with with Carrboro’s Dead Sea Sparrow at the Green Bean, while Jeff Sipe keeps time with his trio at the Blind Tiger.

John Howie Jr. got the band back together, as the Two-Dollar Pistols reunite alongside special guests Brian McGee and Andy Vaughn at the Garage. At Elliott’s Revue, the Catch Fire are Arcade Fire-lite. Walrus has a new CD out, and shockingly, there’s not a single cover of “Oh, Sherry.” Their release party happens at the Blind Tiger while the Brand New Life tune up for the Mosaic Festival at Morehead Elementary. The Old One-Two and Red Snapper are like Kid n’ Play and 1213 W. Friendly Ave. is like Robin Harris’ house. At CFBG, Hanging Thread and the Grand Ole Uproar hook up with the talented songwriter Laila Nur. Ronnie Levels makes phat Stax with Lake Isle at the Green Bean, while Lokdown and Gridlok do it phonetically at Club Orion.

Not a typo, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Artimus Pyle joins Sam Robinson & the Groove-elators for their Saturday night show at Burke Street Pub. NOLA post-gospelites Sun Hotel play the Garage, while the Raving Knaves with the Hell No run wild at Elliott’s Revue. Once again it’s Love Craft, this time with White Rifles and Anatomy of Frank at Krankies. Joe G’s Cover Band Explosion detonates at the Blind Tiger, while CFBG has pop-punk with Cowabunga!, Live Forever, Boy Party and More David than Goliath. It’s a little harder with Strike Anywhere, Torch Runner and the Two Funerals at Legitimate Business. Since using “freak folk” is now de classé, I’ll simply say that the River Monks and Elizabeth Arynn are playing the Green Bean.

Art rockers Dredg will play Greene Street Club in support of their new one on Sunday, while Casual Curious and Dealing sing the body electro at Legitimate Business. Legit Biz brings Lovers from Portland on Tuesday with FDB and Vaughn Aed, while the Garage hosts former Nudes guitarist Walter Parks with Swamp Cabbage.