Greensboro rockers Dreamkiller have been selected to play the 2009 Vans Warped Tour on the Ernie Ball Stage alongside Madina Lake, Versa Emerge, In This Moment and Aiden. Headliners include Bad Religion, Flogging Molly, NOFX, the Devil Wears Prada and Less Than Jake. The closest stop may be Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Va. on Wednesday.
Holy Hell & the Hangovers make their weekly pilgrimage to Brewballs in Burlington on Wednesday. Big Bang Boom proves the kids are alright at the Kernersville Public Library on Wednesday.
Mystkdog promises to crash the open mic at the Garage in Winston-Salem, where Frank’s Big Fish is the feature, on Wednesday.
Two other notable Winston-Salem gigs on Wednesday are Rooster Blues at Elliott’s Revue and Jamie Carroll at Foothills Brewing.
Bradford Reaves and Nancy Pitkin play a noontime concert at Center City Park in Greensboro on Wednesday. Often Awesome: A Benefit Show for Tim LaFollette goes down at Greene Street Club in Greensboro on Wednesday, with sets by Filthybird, the Bronzed Chorus, Citified, Snüzz, LaFollette’s old Kudzu Wish bandmate Adam Thorn and the honoree’s own band, Decoration Ghost. All proceeds go to LaFollette, who is fighting ALS. The Hot Seats, formerly Special Ed & the Short Bus, step on it at the Blind Tiger on Wednesday.
FloydFest runs Thursday through Sunday, July 26 in Floyd, Va., featuring Blues Traveler, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Railroad Earth, Donna the Buffalo, the Yard Dogs Road Show, the Dynamites featuring Charles Walker, Grupo Fantasma, Eoto, Panjea with Chris Berry & Michael Kang, the Emmitt-Nershi Band, Toubab Krewe, the Duhks, the Felice Brothers, the Hot 8 Brass Band, the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, the Lee Boys, Olabelle, the Horse Flies, Eustace Conway, the Belleville Outfit, William Walter & Co., Forro in the Dark, the Old Ceremony, My Radio, the Jesse Chong Band, Acoustic Burgoo, 6 Day Bender, Trees on Fire, Boulder Acoustic Society, the Mantras, the Horse Flies, Adrienne Young & the Old Faithful, Pete Francis featuring Barefoot Truth, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, Ollabelle, the Sadies, Rose’s Pawn Shop, RISE, the Steve Johnson Band, Sol Driven Train, Stop Drop & Roll, Mad Tea Party,