The profiler

The descriptions of fan qualities and quirks are intended to be a playful take on what’s unique about all of us. The world would be a better place if everyone went out to see more live music.

The descriptions of fan qualities and quirks are intended to be a playful take on what's unique about all of us. The world would be a better place if everyone went out to see more live music

The Suspect: Atom Smash

This five-man hard rock band spent 2009 unsigned and touring like crazy, performing more than 200 shows and, according to the band’s website, “living as low as it gets.” The group’s struggle paid off when they signed with Jive Records; the band’s debut, Love Is In The Missile, was released August of last year.

Can Be Found: The Orange Peel, Friday, March, 4.

RIYD (Recommended if You Dig): Nickelback, Creed.

You Should Go If: You hold fond memories of hours spent engaged in staring contests with yourself in front of the bathroom mirror; your ex-girlfriends formed a support group that meets twice a month at Wild Wing Café; you like to push every floor on an elevator before you hop off; you know you have spring fever when … you keep gravitating toward your pastel head-wraps.

The Suspect: Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet

A member of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones and the Dave Matthews Band, Jeff Coffin is known for sometimes playing alto and tenor sax simultaneously. He draws inspiration from the music of Africa and India, as well as jazz greats Monk, Davis and Coltrane. He comes to town with his group, Mu’tet. The band’s name comes from the word “mutation,” because of Jeff’s philosophy of music’s tendency to transform.

Can Be Found: Pisgah Brewing, Friday, March 4.

RIYD: Victor Wooten, Bela Fleck.

You Should Go If: You have at least five secret places to take a nap where you work, not including your car; four-way stops can paralyze you for a full minute; thanks to more than 60 fake IDs, you enjoy the free birthday buffet at Asiana several times a month; you know you have spring fever when … you put away your blue jeans and start working out in your Hawaiian-print bathing suit.

The Suspect: Ice Cube

O’Shea Jackson started his career in 1987 with N.W.A., then left the group after only two years; he formed Da Lench Mob and went on to release the commercially successful (and highly controversial )AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted and Death Certificate. He also starred in several movies, and currently serves as occasional guest and executive producer of the TBS show Are We There Yet?

Can Be Found: The Orange Peel, Sunday, March 6.

Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, 2Pac.

You Should Go If: You have 11 distinct ways of positioning a baseball cap on your head; you’ve taught people how to Dougie; most of your clothes look like they were made for someone three inches taller and 50 pounds heavier than you; you know you have spring fever when … you spend more than an hour every day polishing your rims.

The Suspect: Enter the Haggis

This world Celtic-rock band hails from Toronto, Canada. The five-man band just released their seventh CD, “Gutter Anthems,” packed with 15 energetic Irish tunes. These guys are versatile; they were featured in a PBS special and Live with Regis and Kelly.

Can Be Found: The Grey Eagle, Saturday, March 5.

RIYD: Gaelic Storm, Flogging Mollys, Dropkick Murphys.

You Should Go If: Family reunions are the highlight of your year even though they tend to end in tears, fist fights or both; your soul lightens at the sound of bagpipes; you felt really guilty the last time you drank a 12-pack alone; you know you have spring fever when … you keep searching for fields of clover to roll around in.

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