Beres Hammond & Wayne Wonder
8:30 p.m. Friday, August 5, Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $28.50-$35. www.etix.com
Two generations of reggae-rooted fusion artists - Hammond, 55, bridges lovers rock with a voice fit for classic soul, while Wonder, 39, has ventured into hip-hop & R&B on tracks like his 2003 hit “No Letting Go.”
Snarky Puppy/Lucy Woodward
11 p.m. Friday, August 5, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $10-$12. 704-376-3737.
This big Brooklyn-by-way-of-Texas jazz orchestra jams with a giant spoonful of fluid funk, while special guest Woodward plays a sultry, sassy jazz singer with vintage flair on her third album, 2010’s “Hooked.”
The Air Station
8 p.m. Friday, August 5, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave, $7-$10. www.etix.com
Headed up by solo artist Andrew X this Charlotte outfit picks up where his last band Hot Vegas left off – spiraling Edge-like guitar lines, uplifting anthems, and Jimmy Eat World-style pop with grand group vocals.
Band of Horses
The Charleston-based psychedelic Southern folk-rockers were scheduled to open Kings of Leon's cancelled show Friday. Instead it will headline a smaller, more intimate venue.
7 p.m. Saturday, August 6, Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $10. www.etix.com
Members of the popular Christian hardcore act’s early lineup (with four of five original members) reunite for two shows. It will revisit its first two releases “No Wings to Speak Of” and “The Frailty of Words.” Harvard opens.
Goo Goo Dolls/Michelle Branch
7 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre, 1000 Seaboard St. $32-$73.90. www.livenation.com
The `90s pop machine behind hits like “Name” and “Iris” celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010. Branch, back in the pop game after a Grammy nominated foray into country with the Wreckers, is readying her next solo album for a September release.
Charlie Daniels Band
6 p.m. Thursday, August 11, Old Time Amphitheatre, Black and Hampton streets, Rock Hill. $35-$45. http://onlyinoldtown.com
The veteran country singer-songwriter, outspoken conservative and famed fiddler brings the patriotism and storytelling that’s often colored his work to his latest digital singles “Iraq Blues” and “Let ‘Em Win or Bring ‘Em Home.”