WFDD-3, a digital station affiliated with Winston-Salem’s 88.5 WFDD FM, has launched from Wake Forest University. The new digital station features roots, traditional and folk music. To listen to the new WFDD-3, the classical-formatted WFDD-2 or the digital version of the FM station, visit wfdd.org/listen.php.
Joe Buck Yourself, formerly of the Legendary Shack Shakers and sometime upright bass player for Hank Williams III, brings his “one-man evil hillbilly punk band” to the Garage in Winston-Salem for a special midnight show on Wednesday.
Between the Buried and Me, Giant, Lye by Mistake and Eternity Between Us carry the hardcore torch at Greene Street in Greensboro on Wednesday.
Generic Hustle, Greensboro’s answer to the Toasters, pick it up at the Blind Tiger in Greensboro on Thursday.
Our “Southern death pop” friends, Benj-O-Matic, turn up at the Red Lion in High Point on Friday.
Cowboys Nite Life Bar & Grille, a new country music venue, has reportedly opened on Fridays and Saturdays in Kernersville, with the Desert Moon Band performing house duties. Call 336.992.3136 for more information.
Singer Nicola appears at Tuscany Coffee House, 2100 Cloverdale Ave., in Winston-Salem on Friday.
Also in Winston-Salem on Friday, Big Daddy Love celebrates the release of its new CD with the Barnraisers at the Garage.
Back in the Gate City, Limerick, Jones for Juliet and Crash Cadillac perform the honors at Greene Street on Friday, while Old Stone Revue holds court at the Blind Tiger, and Evan Olson entertains at Cooper’s Ale House. Guitarist and vocalist GT Summerlin is at Bistro 150 in Oak Ridge on Friday.
Moving on to Saturday, let’s check in with Furniture City. The Renae Paige Trio appears at Harrison’s Restaurant at 1807 N. Main St. in High Point. Call 336.883.0030 for more information.
Greensboro’s bicentennial celebration brings a stellar lineup of acts with Gate City ties to the Heritage Festival this weekend. (See “Heather Mac” on page 39 for full coverage.) Meanwhile, on the UNCG strip, Tate Street Coffee hosts a jazz festival with an unknown lineup on Saturday, and the university’s Cone Ballroom hosts the annual Style In Stereo show (Again, see “Heather Mac” on page 39).
Irata, Bronzed Chorus and Sugar in the Dirt converge on the Flatiron in Greensboro on Saturday, while the Mantras and Bohemian Sunrise share the stage at the Blind Tiger.
Over in Cancer City, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band shakes ’em on down at Corpening Plaza on Saturday, and the Skellingtons, the Darnell Woodies and Memphis the Band appear at the Garage.
Thick-N-Thin, described as “a musical comedy duo who performs folk, rock and country, even bluegrass,” is at Bistro 150 on Saturday.
The neo-traditionalist Steep Canyon Rangers appear at Farmfest in Mocksville on Saturday, and play a role in Greensboro’s Heritage Festival the following day.
The Wailers appear at Corpening Plaza on Sunday, April 13.
Cartel, Ten Second Epic, Jonas Sees in Color and Mercy Mercedes share billing at Greene Street on April 13.
The Strugglers, AKA Brice Randall Bickford, release The Latest Rights CD on Acuarela Records on April 15. Bickford and friends will be at the Green Bean the following Saturday.
April 15 finds the Bittersweets and Romantica at the Garage, and Cougar Magnum and the Getdown Sequence at the Blind Tiger.