extended play

by Ryan Snyder

The Tori-esque Morgan McPherson provides Wednesday’s Tunes at Noon in Center City Park, and Hugo does a wicked cover of “99 Problems” that’s part Led Zeppelin III and part Mumford. He’s at the Blind Tiger. At Elliott’s Revue, no-wavers Pocket of Lollipops join midwestern folk/soul ensemble Blue Bird.

Elliott’s Revue comes back on Thursday with an acoustic trio led by Seth Adams, and Lin Rountree plays Downtown Jazz in Winston-Salem. The Green Bean brings soulful Minnesotans Fort Wilson Riot with Malatese and the Old One-Two.

Friday night brings Rusted Root with the Family to the Blind Tiger, while Celinski, Illpo, Ty Bru and Ed E. Ruger play a benefit for AP Apostle at Greene Street Club. You can cross Miles Jaye off your bucket list by seeing him at the Bronze Exclusive. Tyler Nail, Matthew Allivito and Jailbox play acoustic folk at the Garage, and likewise with Sarah Bowman, COAL & his Band, ES Guthrie and Stephen Warwick at the Green Bean. Squeeze Rock rocks the squeezebox at Elliott’s Revue, and noise rockers Mutant League drop their new EP at Legitimate Business with synthpunks Love Craft and Jenny Besetzt. At Krankies, Caleb Caudle & the Bayonets join Birds and Arrows and the Salts.

The Blind Tiger has a big, big one on Saturday with R. Stevie Moore & the Tropical Ooze. The reclusive icon Moore will be joined by Casual Curious and Quiet Hooves. Destroy Nate Allen brings three chords of death to CFBG on Saturday, and the Grand Ole Uproar find themselves at the Green Bean with the Young Maths and Salem Speaks. Holy Ghost Tent Revival play Summer On Trade in Winston-Salem, and later, freak folksters Efren join Black Widow at the Garage, and Mutant League hooks up with Estrangers at Elliott’s Revue.

It’s a cold day in Lumberton when I send someone to Backstreet’s/the Underground/Buckhead/whatever it’s called these days, but a Yarn show demands an exception on Tuesday. Origin bangs heads at Greene Street Club, and CJ Ramone, the guy who replaced Dee Dee, hits Arizona Pete’s.