It’s hard to balance jingle-jangle catchiness and rhythmic drones, and Jphono1 – solo identity of John Harrison, leader of North Elementary and other bands – walks it perfectly on the trancey new album “Time in the Chevron” (Potluck Foundation). Words are sparse throughout these seven songs, but they all combine shimmering psychedelic hooks with extended grooves to hypnotic effect; as if it were a seven-part suite rather than seven different tracks. Jphono1 will play a dual record-release show with the similarly inclined Some Army, who will be unveiling their new album “One Stone and Too Many Birds,” Friday at Cat’s Cradle Back Room.
Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $7-$10. See catscradle.com for details.
- Also Friday, Delta Rae sings at Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre while Umphrey’s McGee opens a two-night run with TAUK at Raleigh’s Ritz (after which the Ritz will close down until summer for an unspecified remodeling project).
- Saturday, Phil Cook’s Guitarheels play Saxapahaw’s Haw River Ballroom and The Love Language headlines the “Live & Local” Earth Day show on Hillsborough Street’s Logan Court stage in Raleigh.
- If you’re not headed for Greensboro to see Bruce Springsteen on Sunday, the wonderful and venerable guitarist David Lindley plays Durham’s Motorco Music Hall that night.
- The Veldt opens for Algiers Monday at the Cradle Back Room. Tuesday brings new-wave veteran Wreckless Eric to Chapel Hill’s Local 506 with Kenny Roby, and Into It. Over It to Motorco — which has David Wax Museum on Wednesday.