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by Ryan Snyder

Tunes at Noon calls it a season today with a performance by Sam Frazier. At the Green Bean, former And the Moneynotes frontman Mike Quinn joins Chapel Hill trio a Mad Affair. Country rabble Girls, Guns and Glory play the Garage, and Jump Little Children’s Jay Clifford plays Ziggy’s. At Zion, there’s a show by ex-BBW adult model-ternt-blues sanga Candye Kane.

B-Moh psychobillies the Recently Deceased play the Garage on Thursday. Dave Fox and Sam Frazier finish up 17 Days with Tales From Meldavia at Mack and Mack, and the Special Occasion Band make the last gasps of beach music in 2011 in uptown High Point (thankfully).

And on the 18 th day there was… more music, starting with First Friday featuring the Family and Twin City Buskers at Center City Park. The Indigo Girls sing that song they had at the Carolina Theatre, and daddy Jim Avett, Salem Speaks and Graham & the Crackers benefit the Arts Council of Winston-Salem at the Garage.

I once saw the Avett Brothers on the ECU tailgate field (when there was one), and now they’ve sold out the White Oak Amphitheatre on Saturday for a Gate City Rotary Club benefit. The after-party features American Babies, the newest project of Brothers Past frontman Tom Hamilton at the Blind Tiger. The Farewell Drifters and 500 Miles to Memphis play at the Garage. The Dixie Classic Fair went away from the “music that sucks” strategy with John Howie Jr. & the Rosewood Bluff with Lee Terry & the Near Strangers. The Womack Family Band has no one named Womack in the band. Talk amongst yourselves until they play the Green Bean with Chris Castle. The last of the Series of Fortunate Events concludes with High Lonesome Strings in Center City Park. And Mumu Tutu joins the Raving Knaves and Switchblade 85 at Glenwood Coffee and Books.

Who has two thumbs and likes cold beverages? This guuuuuy. Also G. Love, who’s at the Blind Tiger on Sunday. Ziggy’s splits the bro-rock market with Tim Reynolds 3, and the Whispering Tree play with Sol Flo at the Green Bean. In Festival Park, Mebanesville play the Italiano Festival.

Sleeping In the Aviary are kind of like Dinosaur Jr. Jr., and they play Elliott’s Revue on Tuesday, while Lydia Loveless sings the joys of whoredom at the Garage.

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