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by Ryan Snyder

His painfully smug deportment aside, Scotty McCreery is probably a nice kid and all. That said, you knew the fix was in as soon as he was conspicuously absent from the group sing-alongs that would have outed him as the one-dimensional voice that he is. He’s no Walter Washington, that’s for sure, and the Wolfman himself will be swinging the axe tonight at the Blind Tiger as a member of the phenomenal Joe Krown Trio with Russell Batiste Jr. on drums. At the Green Bean, Modern Robot live-scores Le Balloon Rouge. Bring a tissue. Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Dirty Bourbon River Show rock a house party on Cypress, and there’s Texas boogie with Crosby Tyler and Matt Woods at the Garage.

On Thursday, there’s a power-pop and rock bonanza led by Future Ghosts, Sugar Glyder, 100 Yorktown and more at the Blind Tiger, and friends are electronic with Casual Curious, Dieters and Estrangers at Krankies.

It’s another First Friday with the phenomenal hip-hop duo KO Kid and indie-pop sextet Jonas Sees In Color in Center City. Lake Isle and the Grand Ole Uproar are also in the indie market. FYI, the Soul Central listed on the Blind Tiger’s Facebook page is not the British duo that worked with Kathy Brown as claimed. Just some local cats that also funk out. Charlotte songwriter Jon Lindsay makes sweet ear candy at the Garage with Butterflies and Caleb Caudle & the Bayonets, while Manly Street holds it down at Elliott’s Revue. Congrats to the Deluge’s Brandon Knox for winning R&B song of the year at the John Lennon Songwriting competition. You can see them at Krankies with T. Matthew Jackson.

On Saturday, Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons are Bonnaroo-bound, but they’ll stop it at the Salut Wine Festival. The Blind Tiger has dirty, dirty dubstep with Mind Elixir and Dub Boro, while Elliott’s Revue gets new wave-y with Illicitizen. The Flatiron has country-punk with the Drawlstrings, and there’s chicken pickin’ with the Hot Seats at the Garage.

On Sunday, math rockers Ahleuchatista joins Eszett and the Farewell Monument at the Blind Tiger, while Tuesday brings classical guitarist John Westmoreland to Nico’s, and straight up rock with the Dirk Quinn Band and the Badderlocks at the Blind Tiger.

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