extended play

by Ryan Snyder

Asheville folk/pop band Now You See Them roll into town for a double-header, starting tonight at Elliott’s Revue and wrapping up Thursday at the Blind Tiger with the Brand New Life and Uncle Mountain. Hammer No More the Fingers and Embarrassing Fruits pay a visit to Legitimate Business, while Jason Webley hits the Green Bean accordion in hand with Caitlin Watkins. Jam rockers Prophets of Time park at the Garage, and explosive Wilmington art rock duo Neurovine play Elliott’s Revue.

On Friday, Thee Tom Hardy heads up the hip-hop show at Greene Street Club with Ed E. Ruger and the Iconoclast Crew, Illpo, Celinski and Ty Bru with MTTS. Hammer No More the Fingers stick around to play the Garage with the newly trio’d Jews and Catholics and Rat Jackson. Country recording artist Joe Nichols plays Allure Nightlife, and Krankies has a full evening of folk and power pop with Lions & Liars, Tina Sparkle, the Dead Whale Ramblers and Adam Thorn. It’s guitarmageddon at the Blind Tiger with the Sam Robinson Band, Dark Water Rising and Stickers for Cigarettes. Violence meets rock with the Radio Reds, Pinto Brains, Rogue Nations, FUSS and Ratpoospa at CFBG. Charlotte alt-country crooner Jeremy Current joins Luz and Stephen Roche at the Green Bean, and indie-rockers Revolution Mill with Brooklyn’s Viva Deconcini play Elliott’s Revue.

On Saturday, the great country bluesman Malcolm Holcombe plays the Garage with Danny Kay & the Nightlifers, while songwriter Lacy Green does the Underground Theatre. There’s hip hop with Urban Sophisticates and the Phive Mics at the Blind Tiger, while the Pin Ups show with Colossus, the Beggars and Thunderlip has been moved to the Flatiron. Glenwood Coffee and Books is a new music space, and they’ll have Overlooked, DoubleDealer, Outlast XXX and Restless. Elsewhere in caffeine kingdom, pop rockers Atlantic Skyline, Hey Miss Wright, Arms Length Away and Life Next Year play Krankies, and ’50s throwback Miss Lana Rebel plays the Green Bean with Nightingale News.

Sunday brings you psychedelia by Eric Robertson and Tubby Love at the Green Bean, and blues rock by Chris Stanfield & the Naturals with Portable Heroes at the Blind Tiger. On Tuesday, it’s doomy punk by Switchblade 85 with the Hot Ropes at the Blind Tiger, and the Black Flag-y Koffin Kats at the Garage.