Friday, September 30, 2011

This week's hot concerts

Ten Out Of Tenn

7 p.m. Friday, September 30, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $12-$15. 704-358-9298.

The latest chapter of this collaborative singer-songwriter tour includes Trent Dabbs , Gabe Dixon , Andrew Belle , K.S. Rhoads , Katie Herzig, Matthew Perryman Jones, Amy Stroup, Tyler James , Butterfly Boucher and Jeremy Lister.

The Atomic Bitchwax

8 p.m. Friday, September 30, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $8-$10.

Stoner rock’s answer to prog, this New Jersey trio illustrated its evolution on its last album "4" with an emphasis on vocal harmonies and occasional strings without letting up on the thick riff-heavy guitar work that populates its latest disc, "The Local Fuzz."

Hot Rize

8 p.m. Saturday, September 30, McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. $22.50-$39.50. 704-372-1000.

The 30-year-old bluegrass institution approaches its 10th year with its current lineup (after Charles Sawtelle’s 1999 death it relaunched with Bryan Sutton on guitar in 2002). The lineup boasts its offbeat Western swing alter-ego Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers.

Donna the Buffalo/Roy Jay

7 p.m. Saturday, October 1, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th ST. $22-$25/$37 VIP. 704-358-9298.

The live Cajun-flavored jam favorite is back, joined by the Roy Jay Band, a relatively new entry on the circuit (led by a Dead Head) with roots in improvisational blues, rock, and jazz that approaches jam-rock with subtlety.

Full Service

8 p.m. Monday, October 3, Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $10-$12. 704-377-6874.

This Austin outfit has spread its music through DIY stunts and gigs with 311 and Badfish. Described simply as alt-reggae, it actually summons the intersection of late `60s Woodstock rock and later John Frusciante-fueled Chili Peppers.


7 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $15-$18/$30 VIP. 704-358-9298.

Evan Dando and company will revisit its 1992 commercial breakthrough, “It’s a Shame About Ray,” (which was reissued in 2008) in its entirety. The alt-rock classic includes tracks like “My Drug Buddy” and “Bit Part.”


8 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd. $7-$9.

The San Francisco husband and wife team – which cranks out a mix of Skynyrd-ish Southern rock and driving bass-heavy biker-metal - is familiar to Antiseen fans having played its last anniversary blowout. With the Flat Tires and Biggy Stardust.

Mates of State

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $15-$18. 704-358-9200.

On the heels of the release of what may be the keyboard and drums duo’s finest studio album, “Mountaintops,” this married couple brings its uplifting harmonies and sugary pop confections back to town.


  1. FULL SERVICE - This show is gonna rock. Down to earth guys who love to hang with there fans. Not to be missed. Thanks for posting Courtney

  2. Full Service is a great group. Go hear them.

  3. Wow...some great shows this week. I have seen Full Service once, will definately go...And the Lemonheads, might have to pull a double header.

  4. Courtney - Thanks for posting on Full Service, the Concert was amazing and the guys really thank you for the write up. They loved what you wrote. Thanks for reporting on real music that matters.