Resolve to See More Live Music!

Take this simple New Year’s Quiz to figure out what show to check out this week.

1. Your relationship with New Year’s resolutions can best be described as:
a. inspirational: observing your life’s path often prompts others to make drastic changes.
b. pretty negligible; you’re constantly tweaking your life year-round to be the most awesome you can be.
c. super-tight; J-1 is the perfect time to nurse a massive hangover and make sure you’re on the same page with J-C.
d. gratitude: you’ve kept your resolution not to die doing anything stupid since 1968.

2. Last year’s resolution:
a. only cutting the sleeves out of shirts when you’re sober.
b. dropping facebook and joining Ancestry.com.
c. cash transactions only.
d. Lemons, yes, Sun-In, no.

3. Despite your best efforts, you can’t make it past Feb. 1 without:
a. texting one of your ex-wives.
b. speaking Spanish to Mexican strangers.
c. adopting a pet.
d. swapping body shots with strangers.

4. You can have amazing super strong willpower. It takes little to no effort for you to not:
a. exercise.
b. sleep.
c. work.
d. eat.
           
5. Just in case the world really does end in 2012 you’ve resolved to:
a. never drink light beer again.
b. dance like there’s no one looking.
c. wear your favorite jeans every single day.
d. see as many people naked as possible.

If you answered mostly:
A: Check out Fred Eaglesmith at the Grey Eagle on Thursday, Jan. 5. He could be Canada’s answer to Bruce Springsteen, and his pack of loyal fans, known as Fredheads, travel hundreds of miles to hear him play gritty folk-rock.

B: See The Ragbirds grace the Pisgah Brewing Stage on Friday, Jan. 6. This Michigan band blends pop, Gypsy, Afro-Cuban, Celtic, with a little Middle East and Cajun flair thrown in on the side. They’re set to release their fourth studio album, Travelin’ Machine, any day.

C: Get ready to groove as Flannel Church hits the One Stop Deli & Bar on Sunday, Jan. 8. Members of Col. Bruce Hampton & the Pharoah Gummit joined up with blues guitarist Gregory “Wolf” Hodges for this blues-driven funky gospel band. Look for the Lee Boys pedal steel player Roosevelt Collier and blues guitarist Shane Pruitt to sit in.

D: Rock on with Zoso at the Orange Peel on Thursday, Jan. 12. The band, billed as The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, strives to recreate the ‘70s version of the legendary band in both sound and appearance.

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