Thursday, April 21, 2011

This week's hot concerts

Jeremy Current Band
8:30 p.m. April 22,  Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $5. 704-358-9298
The Charlotte songwriter celebrates the release of “Dark Land of the Sun,” his first full-length which boasts star players and was financed in part by a Kickstarter campaign. Bailey Cooke and Mark Mathis open. 

Groove 8
8 p.m. April 23, Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. $10. 704-372-1000.
Celebrating its 5th anniversary this unit exhibits stellar musicianship making soundtrack ready compositions that groove on funk and laid back jazz and feel almost effortless. If only Quentin Tarantino would tap them for his next project. 

10:30 p.m. April 23, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $8-$10. 704-376-3737.
The Charlotte rock band goes out on a high note with the release of its nearly posthumous new disc which is limited to 200 copies and includes the remainder of songs from its unfinished full-length and a few older tracks. It will be available at this weekend’s farewell show. 

Plaza-Midwood Spring Party
7 p.m. April 23, Petra’s, 1919 Commonwealth Ave. $5-$7. 704-332-6608.
Charlotte’s Jon Lindsay hosts his second neighborhood variety-style show with a cookout, his last solo show of 2011, and music from the Loudermilks, the Houston Brothers, Jay Garrigan, Anna Bullard, Miles Swartz, and triangle area acts Old Bricks, Jack the Radio, and Eston Dickson with comedian Jeremy Shane.

Iron & Wine
8 p.m. April 26, Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $20-$24.
As with his latest album South Carolina native Sam Beam broadens his scope live surrounding himself with a 10-piece band including horns and backup singers to recreate the breadth of that acclaimed new album “Kiss Each Other Clean.” 

Mike Herrera/Gasoline Heart
8 p.m. April 26, Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd. $8-$12.
The MXPX frontman who has moonlighted in alt-country and `50s rock bands Tumbleweed and Arthur, respectively, joins Gasoline Heart’s Louis DeFabrizio for a solo acoustic tour. Expect tracks from Herrera's varied projects. He released "Live from the Basement" on Thursday to kick off the tour.

Oh No Fiasco
8 p.m. April 28, Double Door, 1228 Charlottetown Ave. $5. Ladies Free. 704-376-1446.
This promising Knoxville-based dance-rock outfit combines elements of No Doubt, Muse, and Paramore with a powerful female vocalist and a creative, theatrical side that gives them a playful visual dynamic to go along with its catchy pop-rock songs.

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