extended play

by Ryan Snyder

Tonight at the Blind Tiger, the Dirty Bourbon River Show bring vaudeville, burlesque and dirty delta blues for a mere $5. Perpetual Groove lays down the jams at Ziggy’s, and earlier in the day, and multi-instrumentalist Donna Hughes plays Tunes at Noon.

On Thursday, the Austin-based garagepsych duo Zorch join locals Jenny Besetzt, Casual Curious and Mutant League at the Blind Tiger. Slide guitar master Andy Squint throws down with young old timers Milltown at the Garage, while Screamin’ Jay Hawkins reincarnates as the Old One- Two at the Grean Bean with the Microphone Cables and the Painted Skulls.

When did Jews and Catholics start playing technical death metal? They’re on the bill with Malebolgia, Ocoai and Wretched at the Blind Tiger on Friday. Guess what’s at Greene Street Club? If you said, “Screamo,” you win a prize (disclaimer: No prize is awarded for correct guess). This time it’s a Kiss For Jersey with Yearling, Intertwined, Five & On Fire, For Them He Spoke and Asterisms. Jody Lee Petty goes country at Riders in the Country. Freak rockers the Malamondos gets up with garage-y Charlotte trio the Chelsea Daggers at the Garage. Fellow Queen City songwriter Blakley Leonard joins Neil Cribbs and Caitlin Watkins at the Green Bean. Asheville humorist Chuck Brodsky writes a good song about baseball, and he’s at the Fiddle & Bow Society.

House of Fools have a new one on the way, and they’re at the Blind Tiger on Saturday with guitar wizard Sherman Ewing. Drivin’ ‘N Cryin’ fly you courageous at the Clubhouse. There’s straight-up rock at Glenwood Coffee and Books with Eminent Smith, TV Yellow and None of the Above, and it gets the indie treatment at the Garage with Lake Isle, Onna and Colourslide. The Flatiron has blues by Red Mojo, and likewise at Summer On Trade with Mike Bennett & the B String All Stars.

Through the power of Kickstarter, Bruce Piephoff has a new one on the way. He’s next up in the MUSEP series at Bur-Mil Park with Lisa Dames. Hard to categorize Nutritional Peace, so just see ’em with Grape Soda at the Blind Tiger.

Canadian girl band Hunter Valentine hits the Clubhouse with Vanity Theft and Sick of Sarah on Tuesday, while Saving Abel, who put out arguably the worst rock record of 2010, play Ziggy’s.