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by Ryan Snyder

A light week on tap starts at the Garage, but you’ll get both barrels tonight with hellraising music by the devlish Megan Jean and fiery rockers Transylvania Transport Co., and Jean hits the Green Bean on Thursday with nomadic songwriters Katey Sleeveless and Adam Hawkins. You can dance a jig to Christmas from Dublin at the Carolina Theatre and at the Blind Tiger, Charlotte’s Chasing Edison brings the Tesla grooves with Sol Flo and Matter of Fact.

Delbert McClinton gives it up for your love this Friday at Ziggy’s with Big Ron Hunter, while Perpetual Groove keyboardist John Hruby plays one of his final shows with the Athens, Ga. quartet at the Blind Tiger. Fellow Athens natives Corduroy Road bring superfine Americana to the Garage with the Darnell Boys and Joe Blevins at the Garage. Ignoring that In Your Honor was just an okay Foo Fighters album, it makes a better name for a cover band, and said band hits Greene Street Club with Blink-182 tributeers Dude Ranch. At the Clubhouse, rappers Hawkface and Kavemen throw it back to 1998.

On Saturday, there’s heady rock by locals Lake Isle, Brooklyn’s Late Cambrian and Collin Schiller & the Reactions at the Green Bean, while the New Familiars bring roots rock to the Blind Tiger with the Black Lillies, featuring former Robinella collaborator Cruz Contreras. Chicago death metal band Born of Osiris has charted their first two albums in the Billboard Top 100, and they’ll play Greene Street Club with Veil of Maya, Carnifex, Structures, Betraying the Martyrs, Escher and Nysiis. At the Garage, the Kenneth Brian Band plays all-encompassing country, while Fuhnetik Union brings funk rock to Ziggy’s. Grab a shovel and go looking for one of the 41 tapes by experimental acoustic musician Emporer X that he buried across North America, or just hit Krankies and check him out with Drag Sounds.

Tennessee songwriter Annie Robinette leaves a heckuva voicemail, and she visits the Green Bean on Sunday with Triad Music Fest refugees the Stone Chiefs and the Mason Jars, while the Blind Tiger sings praise to Jah Pastafari with Zach Deputy and Matt Irie. Finally, on Tuesday, Brooklyn three-piece Prince Rama bring really outthere stuff to the Blind Tiger with Hume and Matt Northrup.

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