Tonight at the Green Bean, Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands will be sufficiently loud to piss off Roy Carroll. They’ll be joined by kamala ngoni master Diarra Yacouba and producer/songwriter Ben Singer. Chasing Edison up the wattage at the Blind Tiger, and the Garage hosts a birthday throwdown for guitarist Travis Griggs.
Portraying a homeless man being pelted with eggs put the Dean’s List’s video for “Dear Professor” in contention for the worst of 2011, and their style of hip-hop is close behind. They’re at Ziggy’s with Rockie Fresh and Phive.
Live Original Local holds its first showcase of the year on Thursday with Durham rockers Hammer No More the Fingers joining the Brand New Life and Casual Curious at Artistika. For hip hop with substance, theBreax come to Guilford College.
Charlottesville garage-pop quintet the Anatomy of Frank perform with John Callaway at the Garage, while Dark Star Orchestra explore the Dead at Ziggy’s. There’s dirty folk by Mystkdog, Matthew Paul Butler & Thee Vandal Choir, and the Outliers at the Green Bean, and Dirty South by the Nappy Roots at Bucked Up Super Saloon.
Roots rockers Carbon Leaf hit the Blind Tiger on Friday with unsigned wonder Tim Brantley, while Wilmington exports its indie rock scene to Greensboro College in the form of Virgin Lung and White Tiger & the Bed of Roses. Satisfaction got the moves like Jagger at Ziggy’s, while the Green Bean hosts a country-folk revue starring A Mad Affair, Third Wheel Tuesday and Old North State.
Hope for Agoldensummer’s Suny Lyon’s brings his new space-pop duo pacificUV to the Green Bean with Ozark and Nate Goldsmith on Friday. Holy Ghost Tent Revival preps for a new album at the Blind Tiger, while Charlottesville pop-rockers Parachute headline Ziggy’s. Jonathan David & Melissa Helser and Friends play worshipfolk at the Carolina Theatre, and at the Wash Pub, the Grand Ole Uproar are the pre-rinse to Portable Hero’s spin cycle.
Consult your doctor before experiencing Priapus with Uzzard and Vanisher at Ziggy’s on Sunday. The Meldavians funk up the Blind Tiger, and Columbia songwriter does lazy Sunday at the Green Bean with Gary Mitchell and Cassie McKee. On Monday, Colorado jam band the Werks hit the Blind Tiger, while on Tuesday they’ll have Sublime covers by Badfish with new Matt Irie project Tower 15.