extended play

by Ryan Snyder

If you haven’t been to a/perature Cinema to check out Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, you still have tonight and tomorrow night. It’s absolutely required viewing for hip-hop fans. For now, Martha Bassett Band plays one of the few remaining Tunes at Noon. At the Clubhouse, Nina Storey may have red hair, but she’s definitely got soul. Like your punk a little scuzzy? Check out Tex Railer’s Doomtown with Transylvania Transport Company at the Garage.

The awesome NOLA howler Grayon Capps plays the Garage with the Salts in support on Thursday, while Asheville electronica outfit the Duende Mountain Duo get trippy, man, at the Blind Tiger with Futexture and Imperial Blend.

On Friday, if you haven’t heard Langhorne Slim, just go and see him at the Blind Tiger with the Caitlin Watkins Band and the Old One-Two. Mutant League hook up with Yank Your Blue Jeans and Friend House at the Green Bean, and there’s pop at Greene Street Club by Jonas Sees in Color with This Condition. World Aggression head up a fundraiser at the Garage, while Bruce Piephoff and Scott Sawyer play their new one at the Underground Café, and White Rifles and Analog Moon play Krankies.

It’s the music event we’ve all been waiting for. ABBA: The Concert goes down at the War Memorial Auditorium on Saturday. Support local hip-hop by checking out DWatt the Producer and Superb Skillz at Club Drink. The Garage has indie rock by Jews and Catholics, the Bronzed Chorus and Free Electric State, while there’s country by Jody Lee Petty at the Clubhouse, and Sean Mettler with the Lauren Light Band and Laurin Stroud & the Drafthouse Band at Ziggy’s. The Collection get Biblical at Glenwood Coffee & Books, while Collin Schiller & the Reactions rock with Late Cambrian at Elliott’s Revue.

On Sunday, the legendary Robert Cray lays down some fiery licks with Big Ron Hunter at Ziggy’s, while Soloh brings smooth R&B to Club Orion. On Monday, video might have killed Christopher Cross career, but not completely. He’s at the High Point Country Club with Kiki Ebsen.