Friday, October 21, 2011

This week's hot concerts


8 p.m. Friday, October 21, Fillmore, 1000 Seaboard St. $35.25.

Expect plenty of bad jokes, punk riffs and classics like “Bob,” “Linoleum,” “Murder the Government” and “Stickin in My Eye” (most of which it played at Bonnaroo this summer) when the veteran punk group plays a rescheduled date from last winter.

Sam Bush/Justin Townes Earle

5 p.m. Saturday, October 22, US National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway. $15-$22/$50 VIP.

The legendary new grass mandolin player/fiddler joins the second generation singer-songwriter (Steve Earle’s son) who forges a different path than his father channeling another era with his vintage-style suits and mix of classic country, old-time, folk-rock, and blues.

Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights

9 p.m. Saturday, October 22, Double Door, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $12. 704-376-1446.

A live powerhouse, this Dallas outfit soars on stage. As one of the new faces of Southern rock it brings together a soulful mix of the Black Crowes and Lenny Kravitz. Download live sets free at


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $25-$45. 704-372-1000.

Following a performance with Stevie Wonder Sunday at Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Memorial dedication this Grammy nominated vocalist brings her classy, jazz-tinged take on R&B to uptown.


7 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $25-$28.

The “MmmBop” brothers (all grown up at 30, 28, and 25 and with eight children between them) still play the teen pop hit but temper it with a healthy dose of bluesy pop-rock.

John Nemeth

8 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $10-$12. 704-376-3737.

Praised for his soulful voice and mean harmonica, this unlikely young, Idaho-bred artist straddles soulful blues and retro R&B like a male equivalent to Sharon Jones.


9 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $8-$10.

With its delicate melodies, programmed beats, and matter-of-fact vocal style (think She without Him), this Toronto duo hit on what imight have happened if `90s alt-pop (and fellow Sub Pop Records’ band) Velocity Girl wrote soundtracks for art films.

Portugal the Man

8 p.m. Thursday, October 27, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $15-$18/$30 VIP. 704-358-9298.

Hailing from Wasilla, Alaska (but now based in Portland) this psychedelic rock combo is like the through line between Woodstock and Flaming Lips with detours at `70s Elton John and T Rex.

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