6 p.m. Saturday, January 28, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $17-$20. www.etix.com
The award winning Finnish metal band - a live powerhouse known for guitarist Alexi Laiho’s technical wizardry - kicks off its 15th anniversary tour here.
Grown Up Avenger Stuff
8 p.m. Saturday, January 28, Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $8. 704-377-6874.
The Charlotte alt-rock favorite promises new material from its forthcoming album as it heads up a solid regional bill that includes Hello Handshake, Charleston’s Heyrocco, and Lucky Five, who’ve become one of Charlotte’s best live acts.
8 p.m. Sunday, January 29, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davdison St. $10-$12. 704-376-3737.
The war-painted singer-songwriter (note her signature stage makeup) projects contagious energy and sweetly, feminine vocals over bouncy pop songs that won her the runner-up position in “Rolling Stone’s” 2011 cover competition.
8 p.m. Monday, January 30, Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd. $10-$14. www.etix.com
Darkness and drama is dialed to “11” on the Baltimore (via the Carolina coast) synth trio’s latest album, “On the Water,” which swirls dreamy orchestrations and Samuel Herring’s deep, mournful, `80’s-style vocals.
The Mountain Goats/Nurses
8 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $18-$20. 704-358-9200.
The Durham-based headliners write jangly, literary indie-folk and rock like a younger R.E.M., while the Portland trio Nurses casts dark, hypnotic shadows with its experimental yet accessible indie-rock.
7 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $20-$25. 704-358-9298.
The up and coming pop troubadour is stacking his resume with enviable career milestones including a recent appearance on “The Bachelor,” a duet (“Run”) with Sugarland, and his upcoming tour with Kelly Clarkson.
9 p.m. Thursday, February 2, Double Door, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $10. 704-376-3737.
The diminutive 21-year-old country-rock spitfire comes across as a feistier, twangier Neko Case on her excellent sophomore album, “Indestructible Machine,” which revels in easily relatable heartbreak, humor, and inner struggle. With Scott Biram.