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by Ryan Snyder

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WInston-Salem Rock greats Return Home

It’s mind-boggling to reflect on the impact that two guys from Winstonsalem have had on the world of pop music and beyond, but Chris stamey and Peter Holsapple have done the Camel City proud over the past three decades. They built the dBs (www.thedbsonline.net) on the foundations of ’60s harmonies and precise instrumentation and in the process, opened the doors for bands like ReM and the Connells to achieve their own various levels of success. stamey has since gone of to become a highly sought-after producer, working with such acts as Whiskeytown, Alejandro escovedo and Roman Candle, while Holsapple went on to pursue his own solo career. The two reunited early in the year to release hERE aND nOW last month and there’s rumored to be another dBs album on the way. It’ll be a homecoming of sorts for the two rock pioneers when they return to Winston-salem to play the Garage this Friday to play their time-honored classics along with the new material. The show starts at 9 p.m. and features guests Brett Harris, the Tomahawks and lee Terry & the Near strangers. Tickets are $10 at the door.

charlotte cooks up some crystal method

Yeah, I used crystal meth references for two consecutive weeks. so what? Now back to your regularly scheduled forecast. sundays are always a great day to recharge your batteries, get some chores knocked out and prepare for the work/school week ahead. It is the day of rest after all, but what about the night? There’s no rule that says you can’t stay out late and get down like it’s Friday. You might pay for it Monday morning, but sometimes it’s worth it and this sunday night at Charlotte’s Amos’ southend might be one of those times. One of the best-selling American electronic acts of all time, the Crystal Method (www.thecrystalmethod. com), will bring their electrifying stage show there this sunday night. Their heavy breaks and trippy psychedelia have been used as TV theme songs, backdrops to car ads and soundtracks to video games, but don’t let their dabbling in commercial culture sway you into believing that they’re merely a couple of ad hacks. Their live shows are renowned for being total mind trips with intelligent lighting in compelling arrangements, on top of undeniably groovy music. Occasionally they simply do stripped-down DJ sets of their material, but rest assured that this one is a full-on instrumental electronic set. The show starts at 7 p.m. with DJ spider opening. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.

What Exactly is a black moth Super rain?

I’m not even sure it’s safe to speak of this show for fear that the hipster thought police whisk me away in the dark of night for outing one of the super-secret acts of the indie world. However, after achieving the “supreme Being” designation on the “What kind of Hipster are you?” Facebook quiz, I write that Black Moth super Rainbow will be playing local 506 on Monday, August 3 with a fair sense of reassurance. Black Moth super Rainbow. You feel cooler just saying the name, don’t you? You might be wondering what kind of music they play by now and my only reply is, “What, you haven’t already heard them?” I’ll take pity on you just this one time and say that they’re a little weird and you probably won’t understand it. They take stage names like Tobacco and Power Pill Fist, while playing experimental electronic noise over live drums and bass to people who stand around doing their best to look disinterested. All that said, you should probably just stay home and watch reruns of How I Met Your Mother or The Twilight Zone, and not the cools ‘60s originals, but the subpar remakes from the early ’90s. If you must go, the show starts at 9:30 p.m. and tickets are $10. serengeti & Polyphonic open up.

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