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by Ryan Snyder

Ever seen a washboard set on fire? Want to? Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band will be happy to oblige. The hillbilly blues trio is way larger in the literal sense rather than the numerical, and they’re frying up something greasy at the Blind Tiger with the Bo Stevens on Wednesday. Two words that don’t often go well together are “hardcore” and “basement,” but Full of Hell and Born Hollow can change that at Karate Dungeon.

On Thursday, Tampa Bay gruvmeisters Cope hook up with Imperial Blend at the Blind Tiger. New Equal Vision signees Glass Cloud bring metal to Greene Street Club with Life On Repeat, Destins Tide and Patterns, while there’s alt-folk by Daniel Levi Goans and Chris Cernak at the Green Bean.

Blues and soul singer Beth McKee holds a release show for Next to Nowhere at the Garage with Ronnie Levels & his Genius Band on Friday. The Machine does Floyd at Ziggy’s. Baroque folk ensemble Pearl and the Beard are joined by globalfusionists Songs of Water at the Blind Tiger, while the self-styled world acousticana trio Craicdown and post-folk group the Late Virginia Summers play the Green Bean.

About the only way to tolerate Triad Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 awards ceremony is to go all Joel Hodgson on recipients’ choices of walk-up music, and my fiancé’s first choice was Mystikal’s “Bouncin’ Back.” Community leaders love booty rap! Shake ya ass, but watch ya self at Ziggy’s on Saturday. You’re a woman, they’re a Modern Robot at the Green Bean. Possum Jenkins play a benefit to bring mountaintop removal to an end with Wurlitzer Prize at the Blind Tiger on Saturday. It’s movie time with The Malamondos and Dreamkiller at the Garage, and Braveyoung, Pygmy Lush and Drag Sounds are going to explode eardrums at Krankies.

The Blind Tiger hosts All You Need Is Love: A Benefit for Marriage Equality on Sunday, while Milltown and the Zinc Kings pick Piedmont style at the Green Bean. Skip to Tuesday, and Shirlette Ammons’ “other” band Mosadi Music lectures and performs at North Carolina A&T’s events center. Bonnaroo-bound jam scene stalwarts Moon Taxi visit the Blind Tiger, while Thomas Wynn & the Believers serve up a heavy slab of CCR-flavored southern rock with Les Racquet at the Garage.

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