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by Ryan Snyder

I have a strong psychic belief that the world will end on New Year’s Eve, so savor this show tonight (Wednesday) by Jonas Sees In Color at Greene Street Club with New Age of Radio and Future Ghosts.

Octopus Jones are “Parks & Rec” fans, which make them alright with me. They’re with Hot White Heat and White Rifles at the Blind Tiger.

Two things the Carter Brothers do well:

cooking ’que and playing blues. They’ll be at Ziggy’s with the Blue Dogs on Thursday, while there’s something called Mr. Haircut at the Garage. Imperial Blend play groovy prog with Former Champions at the Blind Tiger, and Marcus Horth’s new band the Backburners hit the Green Bean with the Lucky Few.

The night that House of Fools have waited for is here on Friday, as Versus the Beast drops at Greene Street Club with J. Timber and another show by the Backburners. Possum Jenkins rock with Greg Humphreys at the Garage, while it’s Diggy F—ing Simmons headlining the Scream Tour at the Greensboro Coliseum with possibly the worst act in existence, Mindless Behavior, and OMG Girlz. It’s for the kids. Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band sure ain’t though, and they’re at Ziggy’s.

Everybody’s having fun out here. They drinking, they fighting, they pissing on the streets. They checking out the Bo-Stevens, Jews & Catholics and special guests at the Garage. It’s New Year’s Eve. Urban Sophisticates are sorry they ruined your New Year’s Eve party, Lieutenant Dan. That happens at Greene Street Club. Merry New Year from the Family at Club Orion. And it’s not because you’re lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve, but a pairing of Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Floating Action (owners of the best NC album of 2011) would be an excellent choice any time of year. They’re at the Blind Tiger.

Speaking of the best albums of 2011 that ran earlier this year, it contained a glaring omission, and that was the Bronzed Chorus’ Gleaning. It no doubt should have been in the top 10. Sorry fellas. Speaking of TBC, the first artist to record on Adam Joyce’s label Bit Heart visits the Green Bean on Saturday, as Owen Burd’s minimalist shoejazz project Heralding performs with Knives of Spain and Michael Daughtry.