extended play

by Ryan Snyder

Don Winsley, the project of Asheville producer Daniel Kairoff, marries UK Funky grooves with prog-house insistency tonight at the Blind Tiger in support of Mississippi trance fusion quintet Zoogma On Thursday, songwriter Mat Masterson holds his penultimate gig before resettling in Hawaii at the Green Bean. He’s joined by circus folk ensemble Matty Sheets & the Blockheads and Laura Boswell. Athens disco punks Reptar play for the rugrats at the Blind Tiger with Casual Curious. At Ziggy’s, the Movement and Urban Sophisticates bring out all the single ladies, and Andrew Lazare’s new roots-funk project the Heritage make their Garage debut.

“The Voice” runner-up Dia Frampton visits Greene Street Club on Friday with indie-pop singers Lauren Light and Andrew Allen in support. There’s rock without qualifiers by the Dirty Names, Lake Isle and the Raving Knaves at the Garage, while SalemSpeaks brings indiegrass to Ziggy’s with Hanging Thread and Below the Line. Any chance the Winter Jam crowd find their way over to the Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit at the Greensboro Coliseum? Yeah, didn’t think so. The Community Arts Café hosts vintage country by the Twilite Broadcasters, while ex-Dreamkiller Tian Garcia’s new band Stereotype bring sizzling alt-rock to the Green Bean with Dos Diablos and Tribal. At the Carolina Theatre, Teedra Moses and Dasan Ahanu bring gospel-soul and spoken word.

Some might value Wayne Static’s… talents less than they do those of his wife Tera Wray. No big deal. He’s playing Greene Street Club on Saturday with Polkadot Cadaver, the Agonist and Ashes. Big Something bring the jams to Blue Bourbon Jack’s, and the Piedmont Boys raise hell at Johnny and June’s. Who’s Bad like Mike with doby at Ziggy’s. Eclectic indie rockers Portable Hero are joined by Laura Thurston at the Green Bean, while Mat Masterson’s Bon Voyage rager goes down at the Flatiron with a ton of bands. At Black Lodge, Savannah post-punk trio Cusses play with Economy and Mutant League.

Sunday’s the Puppy Bowl, Monday’s for recovery (from cuteness overload!). Tuesday is for Hickory indie rockers Leaving Venus at the Blind Tiger with Brooklyn power-pop trio Les Racquet. Bring on the baseball.