extended play

by Ryan Snyder

Once more time again, Trombone Shorty ain’t happening tonight, but the Blind Tiger is bringing you some Allman joy with son Devon’s Honeytribe with Sam Robinson in support. Morgan McPherson plays Tunes at Noon earlier in the day. Legitimate Business brings you post-rock and garage by Jews and Catholics, SIRS, Weird Korea and Dealing. He’s Abe Reid and he’s back from the dead/chillin’ on the beach down at Club Med. He’s joined by Benj-O-Matic at the vastly improved Clubhouse.

On Thursday, the Barefoot Movement tickle the strings at the Garage, while CFBG has garage rock with Blackjaxx, Hog, 8-Break and Holy Dirt.

Locals come out to play at the Garage on Friday with Doug Davis, Possum Jenkins, Ladies Gun Club and Lee Terry & the Near Strangers. Brian Simpson plays Downtown Jazz in Winston-Salem, while it’s soul meets body with Ronnie Levels & his Genius Band and Jews and Catholics at Elliott’s Revue. The Blind Tiger hosts the Getdown Showcase with Big Something, Big Daddy Love and the Brand New Life, while it’s ultra-heavy with Stilaphor, Slit Throat Salvation, Wormwood Prophecy and Surgical Onslaught at Glenwood Coffee and Books. Eminent Smith drops a new one with Stickers For Cigarettes at CFBG, and Matty Sheets & the Blockheads, Megan Jean and the KFB throw down at the Flatiron.

Justin Beaver makes the girls go squee at the Somewhere Else Tavern with the Nondenoms, et al on Saturday. No Vanilla Ice and no Digital Underground as the Twin City Ribfest goes mostly local this year. There’s folk-pop at the Green Bean with the Anatomy of Frank and Luz at the Green Bean. The Ends play bluesy rock at Elliott’s Revue, while the bo-stevens play folk-punk at Summer on Trade and Abe Reid closes out the Wet & Dirty fundraiser at Krankies. The Raving Knaves, the Radio Reds and the Hell No! sling definite articles at Mother Truckers, while the excellent songwriter Laila Nur throws her EP release party at CFBG.

Rootsy piano prodigy PJ Morton plays the Cultural Arts Center on Sunday, while trip-rocker White Rifles join up with the Anatomy of Frank at Elliott’s Revue. On Tuesday, Asheville’s Ryan Sheffield meets up with Brooklyn’s Spirit Family Reunion USA and Walt Wilkins at the Garage.