Friday, September 16, 2011

This week's hot concerts

Incubus/Young the Giant

7:30 p.m. Friday, September 16, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $25-$62.35.

Outliving most of its late `90s peers, the 20-year-old rock group grows reflective, moody and dark, yet softer and still hopeful on its latest Top 2 disc “If Not Now, When?” It continues its trend of boasting buzzing openers with breakout indie rock act Young the Giant.

Devon Allman’s Honeytribe

9 p.m. Friday, September 16, Double Door, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $10. 704-376-1446.

This second generation blues/jam-rock outfit doesn’t stray far from family tradition - he’s the son of Gregg Allman - yet veers seamlessly into funk, soul, and psychedelia on its latest album “Space Age Blues.”


8 p.m. Saturday, September 17, Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd. $8-$12.

Hawkwind’s Alan Davey returns to the storied West Charlotte haunt, now as frontman for the hard hitting Motorhead-esque, trio that’s rounded out by Davey’s guitarist nephew and a 20-year-old female drummer.

Rock the Bells

9 p.m. Saturday, September 17, Fillmore, 1000 Seaboard St. $33.

Raekwon, who ripped through his and Wu-Tang Clan’s tracks at Amos’ in June, returns with Ghostface and Mobb Deep as part of the “club and theatre series” presented by the annual touring hip-hop festival.

Los Lonely Boys

8 p.m. Saturday, September 17, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $22-$25. 704-358-9298.

The Texican Latin blues rockers pay homage to mentors like Carlos Santana and Willie Nelson with the Latin-tinged roots rock of its latest album “Rockpango.”

Jessica Lea Mayfield

9 p.m. Sunday, September 18, Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $10.

This diminutive singer-songwriter sings sleepy, sultry love songs like Lucinda Williams channeling Patsy Cline. Her crack band gives her dreamy folk-based melodies an aura of woozy psych-blues.

Blink 182/My Chemical Romance/Matt & Kim

7 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $33-$84.50.

The headlining trio tops its reunion with the upcoming “Neighborhoods” (out September 27). While comic book heroe-like rockers MCR and the bouncingly sunny dance-rock duo M&K make for a solid bill.


8 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, Fillmore, 1000 Seaboard St. $33.

Mexico’s answer to the Beastie Boys makes its way back to Charlotte with its signature blend of Spanish language alternative rock and punk and beat-laden hip-hop.


  1. Gonna be a great week for music

  2. Blink 182.....Gonna be a good night

  3. bassnectar??? anyone???