Friday, April 29, 2011

This week's hot concerts

Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs

10 p.m. Friday, April 29, Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $8. 704-333-9799.

Having relocated from her native London to a farm near Athens, Georgia, the former Headcoatee (who many know from her Whites Stripes’ duet) makes up a cancelled December show with her acoustic duo.

A.W.O.L. The Benefit

11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, Symphony Park, South Park, 4400 Sharon Rd. $30-$40/VIP $50.

Duke University grad turned hit maker Mike Posner and duo Matt & Kim headline this cutting edge benefit concert (which benefits Don’t Break the Bond and Camp Care). Hot hometown acts Paper Tongues, Simplified, Sugar Glyder, Matrimony, Lucky Five and BPL also perform.

Don Dixon & Marti Jones

8 p.m. Saturday, April 30, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $15-$17. 704-376-3737.

The famed producer (and Lancaster native) behind R.E.M’s “Murmur” and much of the jangle pop of the `80s South returns with his lovely fellow singer-songwriter wife before heading out with Mary Chapin-Carpenter this summer.

Tim Barry/Jenny Owen Youngs

8 p.m. Saturday, April 30, Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd. $10-$12.

The former Avail frontman always approached his Richmond band’s working class punk as a rich storyteller so his foray into acoustic singer-songwriter-dom seems fitting. Tour mate Youngs writes fantastically catchy yet intelligent pop songs.


7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $61.50-$113.70.

The likely current heir to Michael Jackson’s triple threat of pop/R&B singer/dancer/entertainer promises a ton of hits, slick moves, and famously auto-tuned fellow hit mater Akon opening the show.


Tuesday, May 3, Fillmore, 1000 Seaboard St. $39.50.

After years playing Asheville and Raleigh the dark modern rocker finally makes its Charlotte debut. With two new touring members, the group hasn’t let the loss of towering bassist Carlos Dengler slow its momentum.

Ziggy Marley

8 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, Fillmore, 1000 Seaboard St. $39.50.

Having just published his “Marijuanaman” comic book, the former Melody Makers’ leader and Bob and Rita Marley’s oldest son, previews material from his upcoming fourth solo album “Wild and Free.”

Del tha Funky Homosapien

7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. FREE for 21 and up, $8 for under 21.

The veteran rapper and Gorillaz collaborator (most notably on the hit “Clint Eastwood”) makes a rare Charlotte appearance on the heels of his new triple disc release, “Golden Era.”

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