extended play

by Ryan Snyder

Logie Meachum’s guitar is hotter than the dog days of summer, and he’s playing today’s Tunes at Noon. Who needs Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax? We have our own Big 4 with Friend House, the NonDenoms, the Leeves and Switchblade 85 at the Blind Tiger. At Krankies, there’s electronic and experimental by Free Lunch, Three-Brained Robot and Legal/Tender.

Well, this kinda came sooner than I thought it would. Fantasia Barrino plays Oak Hollow Mall on Thursday, but it fairness, it’s for the kids. Mat Masterson is back at the Blind Tiger with friends in tow, along with Purrrlesque, Bridget & the Squares and Antibubbles.

A big week at the Blind Tiger continues with the awesome country band Chatham County Line. The National Black Theatre Festival continues at the Benton Convention Center with a performance by the awesome hip-hop trio UpRite Lions. The Fiddle & Bow Society brings in the tremendous Durham guitarist Jon Shain. The Garage has throwback country with Andy Vaughan & the Driveline, the bo-stevens and John Howie Jr. & the Sweethearts. There’s folk at Krankies with Matthew Allivato, Vel Indica and Science in the Cave. Big Daddy Love and the Sahara Reggae Band double up for First Friday in Center City Park. If you picked scream to outlive the incandescent light bulb, you’re looking good with Breathe Carolina, Chiodos, I See Stars, the Color Morale, Mod Sun, the Air I Breathe and Patterns at Greene Street Club.

There’s no Pepper, but it is the original trio when Corrosion of Conformity hits the Blind Tiger with Zoroaster on Saturday. Surf rockers Honey Rider play Krankies with White Rifles and the Salts. Poe Mack, Scottie Flippen and Big Remo play a 9 th Wonder showcase at the Garage. Andrew Cedermark & Buffalo Wildwing, Matt Northrup and Jenny Besetzt play the Green Bean, and blues master Big Ron Hunter does Summer On Trade in Winston-Salem.

There’s prog and instrumental rock at the Blind Tiger with Knives and Daggers, It’s Just Vanity, Irata and Constelada at the Blind Tiger on Sunday, and the Old One- Two play dirty blues at Glenwood Coffee & Books. Finally, Greene Street Club pretty much has DJs and scream for the rest of the summer, and that trend continues with Anarbor.