There are, of course, the usual suspects at the usual venues this week, but I will try to catch Tea Cup Gin this week since I noticed they have many gigs in the next two months. I hadn't noticed that many in the past & only added them to the LJ front page links last week. I may catch them at Chapel Hill's Mellow Mushroom (especially if I'm in a pizza mood) or at Beyu Thursday night.
Amid at least four jazz gigs Saturday night, for those needing to hear a singer, the enthusiastic Noah Powell is at the Beyu at 8 & 10p. My current plan is to check out Contrajazz at the latest contra dance at the Carrboro Century Center. Contrajazz keeps contra dancers happy while blending jazz & whatever into their music, something unique enough to draw me to listen.
It's also time to buy extravore tickets for Kamasi Washington at Motorco 8/7. He's touring behind his 3-CD "Epic", which covers so much territory that I can't describe its many styles. However, after watching an NPR Music video of him, that tune could be described as "hard funk bop" (I should copyright that phrase).