Friday, November 4, 2011

This week's hot concerts


7:50 p.m. Saturday, November 5, Fillmore, 1000 Seaboard St. $37.50.

Following the success of The Big Four and the widely welcomed and critically hailed new album, “Worship Music,” Anthrax teams with second wave thrash acts Testament and Death Angel on a five-week cross country trek.

How the Other Half Gives

8 p.m. Saturday, November 5, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $10-$12. 704-376-3737.

Singer-songwriters Tyler Mechum, Emily Lynch, Luke Cunningham and Ryan Bonner have created a charitable tour benefiting different organizations in each city they play. Here they’ll clean, perform at, and donate to The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte.

John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light

10:30 p.m. Monday, November 7, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $7-$9. 704-376-3737.

A rising star in his hometown of Denver, this Jacksonville, NC native pulls together a rich indie-folk ensemble that trade in chamber pop, gospel, and singer-songwriter styles with impressive camaraderie and depth.

Foo Fighters

7 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, Time Warner Cable Arena, $33.40-$62.55.

Fans that witness the Foo Fighters’ killer 2007 show have waited four years for its return. Though not as intimate as the Bojangles Coliseum show, this one boasts openers Social Distortion and the Joy Formidable, a band that other musicians seem to be talking about.


8 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $15-$18.

Twenty-five years after its first release the alternative funk-rock legends, who are always a musical riot on stage, recently released a new EP just as its “Everday Sunshine” bio-doc is slowing premiering to wider audiences around the country.

Hank III

8 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, Amos’ 1423 S. Tryon St. $15-$18.

Hank Jr.’s ornery son promises a three hour set featuring his many musical facets - there's classic country for the diehards as well as metal, doom, Cajun, and his admittedly weird experimental twist on auctioneer vocals.

Premonition 13/Gates of Slumber

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $10-$12.

Scott “Wino” Weinrich of St. Vitus/Spirit Caravan fame heads up this stoner metal outfit. With Indianapolis’ Gates of Slumber, who performed a hypnotic, riff-heavy blues-metal set opening for Orange Goblin last Spring.

Marsha Ambrosius

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, Fillmore, 1000 Seaboard St. $39.50.

One half of the British R&B duo Floetry launched a solo career earlier this year that’s already garnered her three Soul Train Award nominations and an American Music Awards nomination.

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