extended play

by Ryan Snyder

It’s not too late for all the Plastic Paddy’s out there to hit up Urban Outfitters for green T-shirts with thinly-veiled Irish stereotypes that they’ll wear once, then use to clean up a bottle of spilled Mickey’s from the night before. The prelude to the most fun/annoying holiday of the year brings the Crescent City funk machine Flow Tribe to the Blind Tiger on Wednesday, while the throwback country quintet Laurin Stroud & the Draft House Band play the Garage.

On Thursday, don’t be surprised when you check out the Honey Harlows at the Blind Tiger and find out it’s two dudes. These garage punks still kick the jams, though, and will be joined by Burn Door Door, Dumpster and Three-Brained Robot. Gwen Young’s one-woman trobairitz revival Knives of Spain visits the Green Bean with lo-fi collective Secret Message Machine. There’s a Phuzz Phest preview at Krankies with Ramps, Gross Ghost and Teleportation, while anarcho pop-punks the Hotel Year join Born Without Bones and Outbound at Karate Dungeon. At Black Lodge, no-fi outfit Kaleidoscope Death play with the chameleonic Jacob Myrick, Drugs featuring ex-Love Craft, a new Anthony Petrovic project and the disco freaks Three- Brained Robot.

There’s a pair of angelic voices at the Garage on Friday in the form of ex-everybodyfield Jill Andrews and the Honeycutters.

Asheville hypno-prog quartet Cindercat joins Super 5 and Juju Guru at the Blind Tiger, while no-frills country songwriter Trent Tomlinson plays Ziggy’s. Hip-hop/folk group SOL FLO joins songwriter Travis Griggs & Friends at the Green Bean. At the Community Arts Café, there’s a pre-Patty’s party with accordionist Andrew MacNamara, Ged Foley and Orla Harrington.

George Washington was in a cult, the cult was into aliens and the aliens were into House of Fools, who are playing the Dazed and Confused soundtrack in its entirety at Greene Street Club for St. Patty’s Day, man. Kroger Babb meets Russ Meyer with Southern Culture on the Skids and the Malamondos at the Blind Tiger. Ziggy’s has alt-rock by Orangearth, a Band of Ghosts and Jews and Catholics, and the Green Bean pairs Charlotte indie-rockers the Spiveys with Lake Isle and Old Avenue.

Indiana swingers End Times Spasm Band join Charlotte alt-country trio Old Milwaukee at the Green Bean on Sunday. Skip to Tuesday, and the Bean has B-Mo psych rockers the Flying Eyes with locals Paint Fumes and the Piedmontsmen.