Friday, July 8, 2011

This week's hot concerts

Harvey Milk

8 p.m. Friday, July 8, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $10-$12.

Athens’ veteran noise rockers, who regrouped in 2006 after a near decade-long break, brings its classic rock-inspired loud, experimental and eclectic sludge grooves back up I-85.

Christabel & the Jons

9 p.m. Friday, July 8, Double Door, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $10. 704-376-1446.

This Tennessee combo transports listeners to another era with its mix of old time jazz, country, and swing originals and standards. Its reportedly adding more Bossa nova and samba to its repertoire on its upcoming album.

Motley Crue/Poison

7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. 707 Pavilion Blvd. $40-$122.15.

The Crue celebrates its 30th anniversary with friendly rival Poison, who celebrates its 25th. Glam rock granddaddies New York Dolls (led by David Johansen aka Buster Poindexter), who influenced both headliners, open the show.

Peter Case

10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $15-$17. 704-376-3737.

After 2009’s sidelining heart surgery the veteran songwriter returned with “Wig!,” an album rich in blues-rock and folk tales of women, hard luck, religion, and cars that ring with a balance of youthful exuberance and maturity. He followed it up with “The Case Files,” a recent collection of B-sides, demos and the like.

Taking Back Sunday

7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, Fillmore, 1000 Seaboard Ave. $34.50.

Back with the original lineup from its first album for its recently released self-titled album, TBS (whose vocalist calls Charlotte home) heads up a bill with fellow influential emocore act Thursday, Southern indie-rockers the Colour Revolt, and We are the In Crowd (a pop punk act with co-ed vocals).


7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $8.

One of the promising rising artists competing for “Rolling Stone’s” recent cover contest, the Chicago act’s heavy hitting rock anthems sound ready for radio but were cut in the semi-final round.

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