Friday, April 15, 2011

Hot Concerts: Week of 4/15-4/22

Smokey Robinson

8 p.m. Friday Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $54.50-$98.15.

The voice behind “Tears of a Clown,” “Tracks of my Tears” (both with the Miracles), “Being With You” and numerous others brings his legendary pipes to town.

Hollywood Undead

7 p.m. Friday Fillmore, 1000 Seaboard St. $34.75.

The masked sextet’s new disc “American Tragedy” bridges boy band and juggalo with its unusual mix of pop harmonies, hard subject matter, hip-hop and heavy rock.

Wanda Jackson

8 p.m. Saturday Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $15-$18. 704-358-9200.

The 73-year-old queen of rockabilly is enjoying a career resurgence in part thanks to her fantastic new Jack White-produced album “The Party Ain’t Over.”

Aimee Mann

8 p.m. Saturday McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. $24.50-$34.50. 704-372-1000.

The Oscar nominated songstress and voice behind `80s hit “Voices Carry” plays fan favorites and debuts material from the upcoming musical based on her 2005 album “The Forgotten Arm.”

Ari Hest

8 p.m. Saturday Evening Muse, 3227. N. Davidson St. $12-$14. 704-376-3737.

The singer-songwriter (think Pete Yorn with a hint of Michael McDonald) recently released his first disc of new material, “Sunset Over Hope Street,” following a year-long songwriting web experiment.

Dirty Heads

7 p.m. Sunday Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $13-$15.

“Rolling Stone” named the Sublime-like So-Cal reggae-rock outfit one of the its Best New Bands of 2010 and its tracks can be heard on videogames, film, and TV. With New Politics.

Coheed & Cambria

8 p.m. Monday Fillmore, 1000 Seaboard St. $35.25.

The prog-metal quartet celebrates its 10th anniversary by playing its debut, “Second Stage Turbine Blade” in its entirety as well as an acoustic set.

Gurf Morlix

8 p.m. Tuesday Evening Muse, 3277 N. Davidson St. $15-$17. 704-376-3737.

The Americana producer and musician pays tribute to slain Texas songwriter and friend Blaze Foley as well as screens the documentary “Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah.”


  1. What about JJ Grey & Mofro? Are they not playing somewhere this weekend, maybe the USNWWC? Don't know much about it, so it sure would be nice to find that information here...

  2. Going to see The Dirty Heads again, great live band, good tunes & good vibes

  3. @Ian Yes. We ran a piece on the Whitewater Center's weekend concerts earlier this week. "JJ Grey and Mofro and Slaid Cleaves perform 7 p.m. Friday, April 15th. Lucero and Bloodkin 6 p.m. Saturday, April 16th. Tickets cover entry to both concerts. $20 advance, $25 day of show."

  4. Aimee Mann
    Was brilliant, electrifying, and she was really nice after the concert by meeting fans, taking pictures with them, and signing autographs. Great show, awesome person.

  5. I wished that you would have mentioned Lucky Five with Snarky Puppy at The Evening Muse on Friday 4/15... Great show, sold out....Snarky Puppy is one of the best bands.... all side men from Snoop Dog, Erakh Badu, Marcus Miller, Chaka Kahn.... 2 of them have Grammys'...