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by Ryan Snyder

As of press time, there’s no resolutionon the noise ordinance, but McGeeLofts residents will nonetheless have toendure the boom of Oakland rappers MainAttrakionz at Longshanks tonight. Jazzrockers Portable Hero raise the dBs at theBlind Tiger, while bluesy songwriter KaleighBaker performs with Former Champions atthe Garage.There’s more sweet/loud at the BlindTiger on Thursday with Honor By August,Mark Kano and Joe Garrigan, and RedWanting Blue. Florence Welch-endorsedfolk singer Alexa Wilding plays with formerMatador artist Jennifer O’Connor and TwoDollar Guitar’s Tim Foljahn at the GreenBean. At Ziggy’s, it’s XXL Freshman classinductee French Montana.Dawnaroo is a fundraiser for breast cancervictim Dawn Brown at the Blind Tigeron Friday with the Radials, the Backburners,Juju Guru, ES P, an acoustic set by House ofFools and Walrus. Beasts of the Boro stars P.Wonda at Greene Street Club. There’s superheavy music by Harlot’s Web and Etherealat the Garage. The mad banjo man CurtisEller joins part-time Delta Rae memberStephen Chandler at the Green Bean. BlackLodge has crustpunks Everymen withTransylvania Transport Co, while there’scountry folk by the Shucks and WurlitzerPrize at the Old Winston Social Club.Mustache rides are only a nickel at theCarolina Beard and Mustache Competitionat the Blind Tiger on Saturday. There’shardcore by Sleeping with Sirens at GreeneStreet Club, and Jack-core by Mediocre BadGuys with Sunshone Still and Janus 4-14 atthe Garage. The excellent New York songwriterDan Coyle joins up with jazz vocalistDeCarlo James at the Green Bean. BlackLodge has punk and metal by Uzzard andEcho Crush. Aaron “Woody” Wood playedBonnaroo last summer, and he’s at Foothills.Flautist Shantala Subramanyam is doingimportant work in Indian classical, andshe’ll perform at the UNCG Recital Hall.On Sunday, the Celtic-tingedAmericana duo Eric Brace and PeterCooper play an invite-only house show,but anyone interested in attendingcan e-mail me to have your requestpassed along. The Blind Tiger has thebluegrassy, SXSW-bound Cabinet, whileMegan Jean & the KFB with MattySheets & the Blockheads double-bill atthe Green Bean. West Virginia garagerockersthe Demon Beat hit the BlindTiger on Monday, while New York Pizzahas local indie rock by the Nondenomswith Dumpster, the Nervous Ticks andDickwolf