“Nights with Alice Cooper” begins airing on Rock 92 WKRR 92.3 FM on Wednesday, from 7 p.m. midnight. The hard-rock playlist for the rocker-turneddisc jockey for Oct. 7 ranged from the Yardbirds’ “Train Kept A-Rollin’” to Deep Purple’s “Highway Star” and Hendrix’s “If 6 Was 9.” The new Oasis Club takes shape in the hull of what was once the Metal Rebel on Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem on Thursday with Last Call. Call 336.724.0546 for more information.
The first blues jam of the week kicks off Thursday at the Clubhouse in Greensboro. Shiela Klinefelter and Tim Buffington host. The road goes on forever and the party never ends. Yep, it’s the return of Texas frat-house troubadour Robert Earl Keen, accompanied on this go-round by Sons of Bill from Virginia, at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro on Thursday. Silver Bullet plays sleazy rock and roll at Ham’s Brassfield in Greensboro on Thursday. For the Fallen Dreams, Sea of Treachery and American Me meet up at Club Rain in Greensboro on Thursday. Tracy Thornton coaxes melody out of his steel drums at Steak Street in High Point on Friday. Lyle Lovett, a more serious Texas contemporary of Mr. Keen, and bruised Nashville laureate John Hiatt drop in at War Memorial Auditorium in Greensboro on Friday. The second incarnation of the blues jam, this one hosted by Stan Atwell, Mike Thomas and Terry VunCannon, takes form at the Flatiron in Greensboro on Friday. Citified, Gray Young and Shaw Frank Redemption work out at the Blind Tiger in Greensboro on Friday, while Hephystus, Cythera and One Less Hero revise the metal rules at Greene Street. Amy Speace & the Tearjerks and Andy Friedman & the Other Failures, promoting their new Idaho EP, bring their New York City folk movement to the Garage in Winston- Salem on Friday. Mantra Bash at Bowman Farm in Climax features the Mantras, the Afromotive, Yesterday’s Gravy, Duende Mountain Duo, Silence the Sky, Dead End Parking, Sci- Fi, Incognito Mosquito, Hope Massive, Holy Ghost Tent Revival and the New Familiars from Friday through Sunday, Oct. 19. Visit www.mantrabash.com for more information. Whatever plays at Riders in the Country in Greensboro on Friday and Saturday. The Choral Society of Greensboro, the Gate City Horizons, the Greensboro Big Band, the Greensboro Concert Band, the Greensboro Philharmonic, the Greensboro Youth Chorus, the Love Restoration Choir, the Piedmont Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Triad Pride Men’s Chorus come together for the Music Center Mosaic Concert to perform works created by Greensboro composers at the Carolina Theatre on Saturday. Autopilot takes flight at the Blind Tiger on Saturday, and Sin Tax plays at Open Space CafÃ© Theatre in its inaugural run as a music venue. The Virgo 9 plays at Elliott’s Revue in Winston-Salem on Saturday. Choke Chain, From Tomorrow, Chosen to Suffer, Ascendicate and Burn My Eyes converge on the Oasis Club on Saturday. The third blues jam of the week picks up at Zion Bar & Grille in Greensboro on Sunday, Oct. 19. Tracy Thornton begins a six-night run at Steak Street from Oct. 19 through Oct. 25. Singer-songwriter Janis Ian reads from her autobiography at Barnes & Nobles at the Friendly Center in Greensboro on Oct. 21. Greensboro author Orson Scott Card introduces her. The final blues jam of the cycle can be found at the Red Lion in High Point on Oct. 20, with hosts Bubba Klinefelter and Tim Buffington. Finally, Greg Klyma and Slow & Lowdown pair off at the Blind Tiger on Oct. 21.