10:30 p.m. Friday, Sepember 9, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $8-$10. 704-376-3737.
Nashville’s Southern Americana-rock outfit puts on intense live shows musically and theatrically reminiscent of the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons thanks in part to frontman Michael Ford, Jr. and bouncing, smiling guitarist Mike Harris.
8 p.m. Friday, September 9, McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. $28.50-$36.50. 704-372-1000.
The acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter is best known for his thoughtful folk-rooted lyrics but exhibits his skills as an accomplished, if unsung, guitarist on his latest tour and album, “Small Source of Comfort.”
9 p.m. Friday, September 9, Double Door, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $12-$14. 704-376-1446.
The sassy country songwriter behind the 2007 minor hit “Sometimes it Takes Balls To Be A Woman” exhibits equal amounts trademark sass and thought-provoking heart on her latest album “Welder.”
The Foreign Exchange
9 p.m. Saturday, September 10, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $20-$25. 704-358-9298.
Grammy nominated duo Phonte, of defunct Raleigh-based rap group Little Brother, and Dutch musician Nicolay create an accessible twist of electronica and R&B as if Seal met Portishead.
8 p.m. Sunday, September 11, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $14-$17. www.etix.com
After a 13 year break Michael Gira’s no wave hold out hit restart with a new album, which is well represented along with a couple unreleased tracks on its current tour.
TV on the Radio
7:30 p.m. Monday, September 12, Fillmore, 1000 Seaboard St. $47. www.livenation.com
The critically acclaimed genre-splicing electro-funk-soul-rock act soldiers on after losing bassist Gerard Smith to lung cancer in April.
7 p.m. Monday, September 12, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $10-$12. www.visulite.com
This Brooklyn quartet’s jangly guitars, lo-fi production, echoing vocals, and hint of Eastern feel create a sense of longing fit for a John Hughes’ soundtrack.
Robert Randolph & the Family Band
7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 15, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $20/$35 VIP. 704-358-9298.
Sacred steel’s best known ambassador and energetic live favorite who easily marries blues, rock, soul, and gospel, squeezes in club shows between his string of fall festival dates.