Thursday, April 7, 2011

This week's hot concerts (4/8-4/14)

8 p.m. Saturday Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $20-$23.
Founders Mark Slaughter and Dana Strum make their way back to Charlotte for the first time in over five years still steering the hair metal hold-out responsible for “Up All Night” and “Fly To the Angels.”

William Fitzsimmons
8 p.m. Tuesday Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $15-$17. 704-376-3737.
The hirsute songwriter’s new album “Gold in the Shadow” is nothing short of lovely; a deep, delicate listen that’s easy on the ears and cracking album charts internationally.

Taj Mahal Trio
7 p.m. Wednesday Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $35-$55. 704-358-9298.
The adventurous blues and Americana legend (who dips outside those geographic parameters) is somewhat of a national treasure that doesn’t seem to let up with age.

The Whigs
8 p.m. Thursday Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $14-$16. 704-358-9298.
This fired up Athens trio practically stole the show when it opened for Kings of Leon in September. It continues to evolve into one of the South’s best rock acts on its third album “In the Dark.”

Rusted Root
8 p.m. Thursday Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $25-$28.
For a 1995 hit, this world music rooted jam band’s biggest song “Send Me on My Way” certainly has legs enjoying a resurgence in the `00s through TV’s “Chuck,” “Ice Age,” and an Enterprise commercial.

Matthew Mayfield
8 p.m. Thursday Double Door, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $5/Ladies Free. 704-376-1446.
This Alabama rocker’s husky vocals and orchestrated pop-rock songs strike somewhere between Ryan Bingham and the Fray. He continues his three week Thursday night residency.


  1. I must've misread the title to this article....I thought it said something about "hot" concerts? Surely I read it wrong...

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