At the top of our list of things to do this week is the Rock and Roll Bash/Josh Johnson benefit show Sunday at New York Pizza on Tate Street in Greensboro. Johnson, better known around the scene as Pinche Gringo, fell off a bridge in Saxapahaw a few weeks back and was seriously injured. Johnson and Lindsey Sprague, of Daddy Issues, have documented his recovery on social media and received an outpouring of support. The fundraiser is to support Johnson for his medical expenses, in addition to his being out of work due to the injury. The event kicks off at 3pm at College Hill Sundries with DJs and tacos, and moves to NYP for the late show with Matty Sheets, Sun Swan, The ChickenHawks, The Old One-Two, and others, at 8p.m. Fight Pinche Gringo, Fight.
I don’t see much on the slate for Wednesday, but I can tell you that Gibb’s Hundred Brewing’s beer tasting class is doing Imperial Stouts this week, so I know one person who will be there. Thursday brings Radio Birds to the Garage in Winston-Salem. Billed as “superb rock from ATL” the show is set for 9 p.m. At The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, Obie Trice hits the stage with Ed E Ruger and others in support. Trice survived a shooting incident in 2006 in Detroit, and released Bottoms Up in 2012, with a title track produced by Dr. Dre. Show drops at 8pm.
It’s a First Friday in Greensboro and Greenhill will host ArtQuest for Adults at 6:30 p.m. with a set by the Laura Jane Vincent Duo. Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem, where there was no actual robbery or shooting on their premises last week, brings The Crow’s Nest at 9p.m. on Friday with metal from Soapbox Arson, Honestlie, and Reckless Abandon, among others. Tix are $7 and the show steps out at 9 p.m.
Back in Greensboro, The Blind Tiger hosts the John Kadlecki Band at 10 p.m.
The Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra hits the Carolina Theatre stage on Sunday at 3 p.m. with its 2nd Annual Holiday Concert. Shows are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and the show is billed as donations only, with a $10 minimum.
Next week’s highlights include the Amplifier zine Final Issue Release Party at New York Pizza on Friday at 8 p.m. and Jeffrey Dean Foster and The Yes Men with Peter Holsapple playing a benefit for The Shalom Project on Friday at The Garage. Showtime is 9 p.m.
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