extended play

by Ryan Snyder

Bob Log III’s long-lost twin sister, the Molly Gene One Whoaman stomps out the blues at the Green Bean on Wednesday, while Keith Moody could be the long-lost son of Meatloaf and Vince Gill. He’s at the Blind Tiger. Don’t be mad at Bryce Avary of the Rocket Summer for being on “Family Double Dare” as a kid; be mad at him for keeping Roy Carroll up on a school night. His band plays Greene Street Club with Destins Tide and Finding Atlantis. Southern folk singer Lera Lynn is as easy on the eyes as she is the ears, and she’s playing the Garage. At Ten-0-One, funk rockers Dopapod mix it up with the Heritage.

Paddy punks Cutthroat Shamrock are equal parts Blarney and Blue Ridge at the Garage on Thursday. There’s no sexy sax, leather pants or mullet in Mipso Trio’s folky take on “Careless Whisper,” but it’s worth the price of admission for their Ziggy’s show with Salem Speaks and Carolina Blend. Doc Watson compatriot Jeff Little plays GTCC. At the Green Bean, Melodime churn out hooky Southern rock with Steve Everett, while Leroy Powell wails on his guitar at the Clubhouse.

Widespread Panic’s Jojo Hermann strips it down to keys and acoustic guitar with Sherman Ewing as Mising Cats at the Blind Tiger on Friday, while Midtown Dickens bang out some great junk folk with Romantic Animal and Laila Nur at the Green Bean. The Martha Bassett Band and Karon Click & the Hot Licks brig bluesy swing to the Garage. SWET isn’t doing so well these days, so come out and throw some support to Hellblack 13, Riot In the Flesh, A Million Pages, etc., will ya?

Ghostland Observatory demands your rage face at Ziggy’s on Saturday. You should oblige. Bounce that thang to Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band at the Blind Tiger, or funk out to SupaTight at the Green Bean. At Aycock Auditorium, tenor sax guru Donny McCaslin plays miles with the UNCG jazz ensemble.

On Saturday, Eszett’s twin guitar attack drowns the Blind Tiger in reverb with help from Factual Farm and Wilmington noisemakers Coup de Grace. All Shall Perish kill it at Greene Street Club. Pure Fiyah does the afternoon reggae thing at Ziggy’s, and punk, folk and bluegrass collide with Laura Thurston with Howle+Moseley at the Green Bean.

SCI offshoot EOTO bring wonky dub and insane lights to the Blind Tiger with Kraddy on Tuesday, while Flint natives Small Houses play artful indie folk at the Garage.