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by Ryan Snyder

Tunes at Noon in mid-July is like one of those not-sweaty-in-the-meeting Degree commercials waiting to happen, and it’s scored with world-fusion by the Astanza Project today in Center City Park.

Drink all day and rock all night to Tennessee Jed at the Blind Tiger on Thursday. The Raleigh picker is supported by Asheville country folkster Taylor Martin’s Engine.

On Friday, country crooner Anfela Easterling celebrates her new album at Fiddle & Bow, while the True Jaqueline arrive at the Green Bean with fellow Northamptoners Friends of Yours. Greene Street Club has hard rock by Torche, Big Business and Helms Alee. Meet jazz trumpeter Joe Robinson at the Holiday Inn on University in Winston-Salem, while Now You See Them return to their home away from-home at Elliott’s Revue. It’s kind of a big deal for the power-pop crowd that Audiostrobelight is playing Glenwood Coffee and Books. Same deal for the blueshounds that Matt Hill is at Zion Bar & Grille. Heart, AC/DC and Hendrix are reborn as Love Muscle, Shoot to Thrill and Experience This at the Blind Tiger. The Radio Reds are acoustic to Animal Mothers’ electric at CFBG, joined by the gents of Raving Knaves. It’s grungy, loud and heavy at Legitimate Business with the Gift, Lady Piss and Low Sky, and soulful with Soulstice 7 th and BOC at Krankies.

Soulstice 7 th comes back for Summer On Trade Saturday night, while P-90’s do the punk thing with 220 Short at Elliott’s Revue. What else needs to be said about a band called Engulfed in Afterbirth? They’re with Uzzard and Laid Open at the Garage. The always evolving Friend House gets with the Wiley Fosters and Adam Thorn at the Blind Tiger, while breakout singer Laila Nur joins Emily Stewart & the Baby Teeth and Bryan Cahall at the Green Bean. Burying the lede, Krankies has a good one with Songs of Water and Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands.

Transmission Fields hits Elliott’s Revue with the Greatest of These on Sunday, while Philharmonia of Greensboro chills out Lindley Park and the Brand New Life make their Club Orion debut.

It’s Metal Tuesday at Greene Street Club with Becoming the Archetype and To Speak Of Wolves, and orchestral folk Channing and Quinn at Elliott’s Revue.

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