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This Tuesday check out TAUK at The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC.  The American, jazz-fusion ensemble has a few shows throughout the week for those who need an extra dose of excitement to make it through until the weekend; you can also check them out at Visulite Theatre in Charlotte this Wednesday, Shaka’s Live in Virginia Beach this Thursday and 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. on Friday.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Come fly with the flock this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Brooklyn Bowl as Pigeons Playing Ping Pong rock the house for three consecutive nights of sonic enlightenment. All three-night passes have been sold out, and single night tickets are currently only available for Thursday night (through Brooklyn Bowl’s official page).  If you’d like to secure your spot on the dance floor, try contacting third parties or try your luck with the limited number of tickets available at the box office the night of the show.

Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance starts this Thursday in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Performing acts include Donna the Buffalo, Chicano Batman, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Rising Appalachia and many more! When you’re not checking out the awesome art, watching a performance, or snacking on some delicious grub, check out the lectures and discussions on food preservation, composting, solar power, and sacred ecology & nature spirituality.

Pyro De Mayo is back at the Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Garrettsville, Ohio this Friday through Saturday. Listen to live music and watch the Ohio Burn Unit on the beach at night. Learn how to tie-dye and screen print at some of the several workshops offered throughout the weekend.

Parade at Sleepy Creek. Photo by Chris Gamber

Come party with Keller Williams, Jeff Austin Band, Black Masala and many more at the Sleepy Creek SpringDig in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.  Festivities start this Friday and go through the weekend. Added attractions include playgrounds, face-painting, food vendors, arts & crafts, late night bonfires and open jam circles.

Other notable performance this week include: Keller Williams at The Purple Fiddle in Thomas, WV (05/04), Kitchen Dwellers at The Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC (05/03), Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, D.C. (05/04), and Capital Ale House in Richmond, VA (05/05), and Zach Deputy at Prohibition Kitchen in Saint Augustine, FL (05/04), and The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, FL (05/05).



05/03-06 – Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival – Pittsboro, NC

05/04-06 – Sleepy Creek SpringDig – Berkeley Springs, WV

05/04-06 – Pyro de Mayo – Nelson Ledges Quarry Park – Garettsville, OH

05/05-06 – Trondossa Music & Arts Festival – North Charleston, SC

05/05-06 – Psychedelic Slumber Party – Hartford, ME



05/01 – TAUK – The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC


05/02 – Brit Floyd – W.D. Packard Music Hall – Warren, OH

05/02 – TAUK – Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC

05/02 – Tweed – The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD

05/02 – Goose – The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY


05/03 – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY

05/03 – TAUK w/The Fritz – Shaka’s Live – Virginia Beach, VA

05/03 – Zach Deputy – Rooftop Bar at Poseidon Hilton Head Island – Hilton Head Island, SC

05/03 – The Kitchen Dwellers – The Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC


05/04 – Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – The Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA

05/04 – ekoostik hookah – The Odeon Concert Club – Cleveland, OH

05/04 – Brit Floyd – Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH

05/04 – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY

05/04 – TAUK – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC

05/04 – Keller Williams – The Purple Fiddle – Thomas, WV

05/04 – Kitchen Dwellers – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC

05/04 – Zach Deputy – Prohibition Kitchen – Saint Agustine, FL

05/04 – Disc Jam Pre-Party: Strange Machines w/The Clock Reads – Electric Haze – Worcester, MA

05/04 – Phutureprimitive – Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC



05/05 – The Independents – Dante’s Bar – Frostburg, MD

05/05 – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY

05/05 – Zach Deputy – Funky Biscuit – Boca Raton, FL

05/05 – Kitchen Dwellers – Capital Ale House – Richmond, VA

05/05 – The Heavy Pets – The Hollow – Albany, NY

05/05 – Steal Your Peach w/Ron Holloway and Cousin Earth – The 8×10 – Baltimore, MD

05/05 – Funk You and Friends – Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC

05/05 – The Grass is Dead – The Camel – Richmond, VA

05/05 – Psycho Killers (Talking Heads Tribute) – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington DC

05/05 – Swift Technique – The Music Yard – Charlotte, NC

05/05 – Wanyama – Kings Rook Club – Erie, PA