extended play

by Ryan Snyder

Fastest. Summer. Ever. Michael Ken plays a countrified Tunes at Noon in Center City Park today, and later, Cedric Burnside brings the Delta to the Clubhouse. Maylene & the Sons of Disaster blast eardrums Southernstyle with 10 Years at Greene Street Club, while Emily Stewart & Baby Teeth play soft and purty with SalemSpeaks and Homesick Elephant at the Blind Tiger.

Thursday’s Brian McKnight show at War Memorial has been cancelled. The Weeks bill themselves as sludge pop, but Google thinks it should be sludge poop instead. They’re at the Blind Tiger with Junior Astronomers and Dear Kavalier. Durham spoken word artist Dasan Ahanu speaks truth to Krankies, and Appalachian punks Rose’s Pawn Shop hit the Garage with the Straight 8s and the bo-stevens. Legitimate Business hosts a cavalcade of chaos with Casual Curious, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat and Kaleidoscope Death, and the Green Bean has indie-folk by Jacqui Haggerty, Homesick Elephant and If Birds Could Fly.

Seth Walker brings the blues to the Triad Stage to close out EMFfringe, and Jody Lee Petty shoots and scores at the Clubhouse. The most excellent Michigan folk group Frontier Ruckus plays the Garage, and it gets loud at Greene Street Club with the Artery Foundation Tour. If you love King Crimson as much as I do, you should definitely check out the Great Deceivers at Elliott’s Revue.

Jerry Garcia would’ve been 69 this Sunday, and Walrus celebrates it a day early at the Blind Tiger. Did you know the dude from Dipset co-owns Palmettos? If that’s not enough reason to check it out, maybe Susan Benson on Saturday is. John Howie Jr. and the Sweethearts play the Saxapahaw River Mill series, the Garage has rootsrock by Ned Van Go and 44 Love, while the Old One-Two play nasty at CFBG and the Radials’ twangy at Elliott’s Revue. It’s as hot as the 9th Ward at Summer On Trade with music by Nawlins Boys.

The Bronzed Chorus and Bit Brigade are playing with power at the Blind Tiger on Sunday, and the Sunday Evening in the Park series brings the Darnell Woodies and Arnie Solomon & Transatlantica to National Military Park.

On Monday, the funky Carla R. & Chaos Encounter play CFBG, while the hard-rocking Whatever Brains join Mutant League and Torch Runner at Legitimate Business.