extended play

by Ryan Snyder

At the top of a fairly abbreviated week of music is Occupy Music at the Blind Tiger, featuring the Bronzed Chorus, the Collection, Daily Planet, Monarchist, Call to Action, Burn Doordoordoor, and Duke Stamina. Trans-Siberian Orchestra is prepared to melt faces and singe corneas with two shows tonight at the Greensboro Coliseum, and since Hall & Oates is sold out, the only alternative is chilled-out altrock by Carolina Blend and Vel Indica at the Garage.

Badman rock and reggae minus the roots at the Blind Tiger on Thursday, while Brother Jocephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra bring NOLA to the Garage with the help of a few local players. Lafayette, La. gypsy punks Vagabond Swing hit the Green Bean with Burlington funk rockers the Ends and GSO natives the BillyFolks, and High Point University hosts the NC Symphony for a holiday concert.

Bring a few cans to the Greensboro Coliseum Friday night for the Greensboro Symphony’s annual holiday concert, or shake your cans to SupaTight and Uncle George (the Bro) at the Green Bean. Rowdy roots rockers Josh Roberts & the Hinges visit the Garage with Shovels & Ropes and Daniel Levi Goans, while the often-brilliant Rick Miller brings Southern Culture on the Skids into Ziggy’s with Mad Tea Party. At Burke Street Pub, Chase Rhythm Band bring hard-hitting blues rock, while Asheville songwriters Ten Cent Poetry visit CFBG with David Ray Cecil and Emily Stewart & Baby Teeth.

There are uptempo Dead covers by Cosmic Charlie at the Blind Tiger on Saturday night, while FutureNature, Economy, and White & Blue slow it down at the Garage. You wanted an imitation of the best? You’ll get an imitation of the best with Kiss Army at Ziggy’s. At the Green Bean, Mamdou’s Fantastic Band play African percussion pieces with jam-rockers TreeHouse! and DC troubadour Alex Vans.

Tony Low performs a solo acoustic Christmas show at Tate Street Coffee on Saturday evening.

On Dec. 11, Another RoadSide Attraction brings Blue Ridge Vaudeville to the Green Bean, and on Dec. 13, Asheville’s only psychobilly band the Go Devils hits the Garage with Transylvania Transport Co., and Molly McGinn plays Lucky 32 in Greensboro with Scott Manring.