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by Ryan Snyder

Beres Hammond had a little bit of trouble getting into the country, so the Lover’s Rocking he had planned for this Saturday night at Ziggy’s has been postponed until later this summer. Not the case for acoustic folklorists Dana and Susan Robinson, who will provide the narrative to Tunes at Noon on Wednesday. Man Forever is the ultra-minimalist side project of Onieda’s Kid Millions, who will play his new album in its entirety at Krankies with help from Mark Shue, Jay Dunbar and Ryan Pritts. You can now add watered-down to the chopped and screwed dynamic of Houston’s signature sound thanks to rapper Kirko Bangz (no relation to Kurt Cobain), who comes to Greene Street Club. At the Garage, it’s St. Patty’s redux with Celtic rockers Whiskey of the Damned.

Happy 71st birthday to Robert Allen Zimmerman, AKA Bobn Dylan, who will be paid tribute by Daniel Levi Goans and friends on Thursday at the Garage. Monkey Mind headlines with Sam Robinson & the Groove Elators and the Heritage in support at the Blind Tiger. The Air I Breathe found the “How to get signed to Rise Records” YouTube video and followed the template to the letter, and now they’ve found themselves playing a curfew gig at Greene Street Club, while the grown-ups dig songwriter Asheville Ten Cent Poetry with Now You See Them and the Vagrant Symphony at the Green Bean.

Friday night’s Action Bronson show at Greene Street Club is no more, but young producers Braeden Ball, DJ Renob, Tucker Collins and Ei8htball pick up the slack. Pickin’ crew Acoustic Syndicate return to the Blind Tiger, while Machinefunk covers Widespread Panic at Ziggy’s. The bostevens, the Grand Ole Uproar and Emily Stewart & the Baby Teeth country down at the Green Bean, and so does Between the Buried and Me’s Dusty Waring, who’s paying the bills as sideman to Ross Copley at Bucked Up Super Saloon. At Krankies, surf-pop quartet Lions & Liars release their debut album with help from the Business People and Kitchen Sink Fiasco.

A light Saturday slate has blues preacherman Husky Burnette hitting the Garage with Transylvania Transport Co. Any band that counts Ween and Leonard Cohen among their influences demands your attention, and such if the case with Asheville roots duo John Wilkes Boothe & the Black Toothe, who come to the Green Bean with Lake Isle. Circle back around to the Green Bean on Sunday, and you’ll find the outstanding Atlanta songwriter Eric Jennings.