Friday, July 22, 2011

This week's hot concerts


7 p.m. Friday, July 22, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $10-$12.

Aaron Bruno of indie rock band Under the Influence of Giants is climbing the alternative/modern rock charts with the electro soul-rock single “Sail” and his alter ego’s new album “Megalithic Symphony.”


8 p.m. Saturday, July 23, Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $20-$23.

With “Dream Warriors” and “Into the Fire” still in heavy rotation on VH1 Classic’s “Metal Mania” Don Dokken and company revisits those and other mainstream Top 25 rock singles minus guitarist George Lynch.

Amy Lavere

8 p.m. Saturday, July 23, Stage Door Theatre, 5th and College streets, $12-$15. 704-372-1000.

On her new album “Stranger Me” this Memphis actress/singer/upright bassist (“Black Snake Moan,” “Walk the Line”) combines a sweet, slightly raspy voice and sound fit for a different era with modern Americana-pop songs.

Radok Fest

7 p.m. Saturday, July 23, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $10. 704-343-9494.

Antiseen, Snagglepuss, Husbians, K-Lloyd, Murdercycle and Chow Tiger pay tribute to the Charlotte photographer who specialized in covering the music scene. He was murdered during a home invasion in January.


8 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, Fillmore, 1000 Seaboard. St. $35.25.

More heavy blues rockers than the typical hair metal it was associated with, the band behind “Night Songs” and “Long Cold Winter” celebrates its 25th anniversary following vocalist Tom Keifer’s rehabilitation from throat surgery last year.

Tech N9ne

7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $20-$23.

The lightning tongued indie rapper follows up his guest-heavy “All 6’s and 7’s” album with an equally guest heavy tour that includes his Strange Music crew Krizz Kaliko, Jay Rock Stevie Stone and others.

Black Lips

7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $12-$15/$25 VIP. 704-358-9298.

The Atlanta garage rockers and recent “Spin Magazine” cover model appears ready to explode as it stops in the QC on the way to Lollapalooza in August and Raleigh’s Hopscotch Festival in September.

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