Friday, November 11, 2011

This week's hot concerts

Graham Colton/Matthew Mayfield

8 p.m. Friday, November 11, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $12-$14. 704-376-3737.

These songwriters, from Oklahoma and Alabama respectively, bridge folk, rock, and pop that’s attracted the ears of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “American Idol,” who have used both artists' songs.

Shelby Lynne

8 p.m. Saturday, November 12, Don Gibson Theater, 318 S. Washington St., Shelby. $26.

A modern day torch singer whose last Charlotte show paid tribute to Dusty Springfield, she brings her killer voice and mix of Southern soul and aching country to the town that shares her name.

Kevin Gordon

5 p.m. Sunday, November 13, Thirsty Beaver, 1225 Central Ave. Free. 704-332-3612.

The revered Southern songwriter's tracks have been covered by Keith Richards and Levon Helm and appeared in HBO’s “True Blood." He readies his first album in 7 years for 2012 and its already receiving early buzz.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

7 p.m. Sunday, November 13, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $20/$35 VIP. 704-358-9298.

The Black Crowes frontman’s jammy Southern rock outfit touches on originals, interesting covers, and material from his New Mud Earth project, as well as some deeper Crowes’ cuts.

Thompson Square

8 p.m. Monday, November 14, Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $12.69-$63.

Country’s latest married duo, who stormed the charts with its pop-country keeper “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” joins the Eli Young Band, James Wesley and Casey James at this Kat Country Jam.

Method Man

8 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $30-$35.

In the cloudy spirit of the West Coast Up in Smoke Tour of the early 00s, the Wu-Tang member heads up the second annual Smoker’s Club Tour with Curren$y, Brig Krit, Smoke DZA, and the Pricks.


10:30 p.m. Thursday, November 17, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $10-$12. 704-376-3737.

The Durham indie-folk outfit lets its classic harmonies (think Byrds, CSNY) drape over quirky musical diversions, catchy folk-pop, and dark melancholic folk that can sound like My Morning Jacket’s wayward younger sibling.

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