One day, Charlottesville country rock quintet Sons of Bill are going to get their due. Until then, they’re preparing to release yet another excellent album, entitled Sirens, this Thursday night at the Blind Tiger. Not to be outdone, Winston-Salem power pop trio GoRyanGo (no relation) celebrate their debut EP at the Garage with Vel Indica and Leaving Venus.
Ziggy’s has a roots-rock two-fer with Porchdog Revival and Brickfoot Down, while Andrew Davidson explores the outer reaches of beardcore as Bearded Folk at the Green Bean. Friday’s performance of 13 Most Beautiful... Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests by Dean & Britta at SE CCA is a can’t-miss for indie rock hounds and film geeks in general.
Cowpunk pioneer Jason Ringenberg of Jason & the Scorchers performs at the Garage with Paleface and the Old One-Two in support. KISS and Crüe aren’t coming here, but hey, we got Vince Neil at Ziggy’s! Wham City Comedy’s Ed Schrader brings Music Beat to CFBG, while bassist John Brown’s big band presents the Shakespeare-inspired Such Sweet Thunder at the International Ballroom in High Point. Salisbury retro-rockers Gulley play the Green Bean with Days In May and Rupert Wates, and there’s a party at Krankies with Miss Eaves, Mean Teens and DJ SK .
The Grand Ole Uproar debut a country and Americana mini-festival at the Garage on Thursday with a lineup that includes the Bo Stevens, John Howie Jr. & the Rosewood Bluff, Wurlitzer Prize and Hanging Thread. The North Mississippi Allstars will singe eardrums at Ziggy’s. It’s funky at the Blind Tiger with Doby and Ronnie Levels & His Genius Band. Expect standing-room only for the Bayonets at the Green Bean with Drag Sounds and the Old One-Two.
It’s Burly’s birthday at Somewhere Else Tavern, while CFBG presents strangefolk by Stereojunk, Wyla, heralding and Holy Ghost Tent Revival play Serendipity at Guilford College. At the Flatiron, about every other musician in Greensboro is coming out for the Chris Lubinski benefit. The Zinc Kings, Sam Frazier, The Othermothers et al get loud for Lesliepalooza at the Blind Tiger, while Humble Tripe play it low-key with Kelly McRae at the Green Bean. Neither are showing the “Game of Thrones” premiere.
The noise ordinance meeting pops off at City Hall on Tuesday, and afterwards, there’s a celebration of noise as Calvin Johnson of K Records’ fame brings the Hive Dwellers to CFBG with label mates Curious Mystery and locals Secret Message Machine and Pistol Crash.