Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
8 p.m. Friday, August 26, Fillmore, 1000 Seaboard St. $29.40. www.livenation.com
Last seen rallying the Avett Brothers’ crowd in April, jam rock’s answer to Tina Turner shimmies into town with her soaring vocals, striking charisma, and crack blues-rock band , which is known for powerhouse live shows.
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
9 p.m. Friday, August 27, Double Door, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $12-$15. www.carolinatix.com
The genre-splicing former Dirty Dozen Brass Band trombonist fronts this raucous funk engine with his horn riffs and solos, street dancing, and MC-style crowd-hyping call and response vocals.
Bands for Cora
5:30 p.m. Saturday, August 27, Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $10. 704-333-9799.
Local music allstars turn out to help raise funds for a child of one of their own – the Situationals’ Candice Tucker whose 2-year-old daughter, Cora, is currently being treated for cancer. The line-up includes the Aqualads, Jon Lindsay, South 85, Hardcore Lounge, Garrigan, Old Milwaukee, and the Situationals.
Kid Rock/Sheryl Crow
7 p.m. Saturday, August 27, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $42-$98.05. www.livenation.com
The "Picture” duo, who have enough hits to fill a few set lists between them, will undoubtedly revisit their smoking duets as well as her folk-rock pop and his wily convergence of hip-hop, Southern rock, metal and country.
Steve Nieve Band
8 p.m. Saturday, August 27, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $12-$14. 704-376-3737.
Seems like the Imposter was just laying down squawking retro keys on Elvis Costello gems like “Radio Radio” at Belk Theater, but the film score composer and solo artist returns for an intimate solo performance a month and a half later.
Inked Magazine Tour
6:30 p.m. Monday, August 29, Fillmore, 1000 Seaboard St. $17.50. www.livenation.com
The Damned Things - the allstar twin guitar-led collaboration between Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano, Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley, and Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley and Josh Newton headline this tatted tour. Southern metal’s Maylene & the Sons of Disaster and Fair to Midland open the show.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 30, Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $25-$30. www.etix.com
If you like your modern reggae with a fresh dose of hip-hop delivery, pop hooks, and folk rock songwriting check out Matisyahu and Hilton Head-raised singer-songwriter Hall, who just released the new album “Everything, Everytime, Everywhere.”