Me Talk Pretty
6:30 p.m. Friday, January 20, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $13-$15. www.etix.com
This NYC outfit, who heads up a six band bill that includes Hawthorne Heights and Madina Lake, falls somewhere between the female-fronted theatrical metal of Lacuna Coil and Evanescence and catchy, pop-punk.
8 p.m. Friday, January 20, Amos’, 1423 S. Tryon St. $20-$23. www.etix.com
Cement Stars/Super Ape
8 p.m. Saturday, January 21, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $7. 704-358-9200.
Charlotte-based Electric Mountain Records pairs its flagship experimental electro-funk band Super Ape with newer signing, Cement Stars, a dreamy electro indie-pop outfit that lovingly captures the musical intersection of angst and longing.
7 p.m., Saturday, January 21, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $12-$15. www.etix.com
Following a screening of “Slow Southern Steel,” a documentary on the history of metal in the South, coastal metal outfits ASG (who veer toward psychedelic stoner metal) and Hail!Hornet (members of Sourvein, Buzzoven, and Alabama Thunderpussy) will perform.
8 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $8-$10. 704-376-3737.
A songwriter’s songwriter known for his sweet, soaring vocals and clever humor, Mead counts Taylor Swift and John Mayer among his fans. In fact fans donated over $20,000 to fund his latest album, “Dudes.”
8 p.m. Thursday, January 26, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $22-$25. 704-358-9200.
Fans of the alt-country combo will get a double dose of frontman Rhett Miller, who will open the show with an acoustic set (since Those Darlins dropped off the tour). Miller is likely to do a few covers from his recent live album and possibly preview material from his upcoming album.