extended play

by Ryan Snyder

Any hip-hop fans still sleeping on Beau Young Prince can get a wake-up call tonight at the Clubhouse. CJ Chenier & his Red Hot Louisiana Band lost out to a much-deserving Rebirth Brass Band for the Regional Roots Grammy, but they’ll cook up a swampy groove with the Tim Betts Band at the Blind Tiger. At Greene Street Club, step to the dub by Passafire.

One of the sweetest voices you’ll ever hear belongs to Dark Water Rising’s Charly Lowry, and who headlines the Blind Tiger on Thursday with the Family, Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, and Megan Jean & the KFB. David Earl & the Plowshares play ampheta-folk with Montana Skies and Brent Byrd at the Green Bean, while the Deluge pick a few fast ones at the Old Winston Social Club.

On Friday, it’s half of WMDs with Keller Williams, Jeff Sipe and Jay Starling at Ziggy’s. Life after Pastorius goes on for the Heavy Pets at the Blind Tiger, while Big Something get a headlining date at the Garage. Krankies has poignant indie-rock by Annuals, Estrangers and Lilac Shadows, while there’s in loud rock by the Quiet Brace at the old NY Pizza and Stereotype at the Clubhouse.

Juvenile at Ziggy’s on Saturday is sold out, so back that ass up to Forecast Music as they present the music of Nosferatu alongside a screening of the 1922 silent classic at the Community Arts Theatre. For the part that really goes boom, there’s Imperial Blend and Futexture at the Blind Tiger. The Nondenoms and a split forthcoming with the Radio Reds, and they’ll share a bill with the Raving Knaves at NY Pizza. Tyler Nail plays a mean guitar, and he’ll hole up at the Garage with a few friends in support, and it’s equally plucky at the Green Bean with Anatomy of Frank, Blakley Leonard and Dave LaBoone.

On Sunday, Miranda Lambert caps off a massive weekend at the Greensboro Coliseum with Chris Young and Jerrod Niemann.

Greene Street Club pops off on Monday with My Ticket Home, That’s Outrageous, Casino Madrid, Patterns and Our City In Shambles. On Tuesday, the Dirk Quinn Band and the Badderlocks return to the Blind Tiger, and emo holds on for dear life with Cassadee Pope, Stephen Jerzak and some peeps who probably won a call-in contest at Greene Street Club.