Friday, February 10, 2012

This week's hot concerts

Sunshone Still/Jason Hausman & the Shallow Sea
8 p.m. Friday, February 10, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. Sold Out. 704-376-3737.
Jason Hausman returns as band leader after a seven year hiatus to help celebrate the release of Sunshone Still’s new record (he’s also a member of that band), which centers around the 2010 death of chief songwriter Chris Smith’s brother and features Charlotte’s Rodney Lanier who died in December.

Lucky Five/Groove 8/the O-Getters
8 p.m. Friday, February 10, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $8-$11. 704-343-9494.
Two generations of local funk/rock/jazz combos join forces for a night high on laid back grooves, soul, and a contagious joy that seems to emanate from the stage when they play.

20th Annual Johnson Valentine’s Bash
9:30 p.m. Saturday, February 11, Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $7.
Third generation Charlotte musicians Wes and Chris Johnson hold their 20th fundraiser for RAIN (Regional AIDS Interfaith Network), which started as a house party. Their band Hardcore Lounge headlines with the Monterreys, Alex Kastanas, and DJs Starseed and Spaceboy.

Marc Broussard/Sugar & the Hi Lows
8 p.m. Saturday, February 11, Neighborhood Theatre 511 E. 36th St. $20. 704-358-9298.
The second generation Louisiana musician brings his bayou version of R&B with his “La Route au Mardi Gras” tour. New duo Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup (both singer-songwriters and members of Ten Out of Tenn) open with their fun retro rock n’ roll project.

Robert Cray
6 p.m. Sunday, February 12, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $30. 704-358-9298.
The multiple Grammy winner returns with his simultaneously gruff and soulful vocals and signature mix of blues, rock, and R&B guitar. Spartanburg’s Shane Pruitt Band opens the show. 

Plain Jane Automobile/IAMDYNAMITE
8 p.m. Thursday, February 16, Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd. $8-$10.
After opening for Blue October last fall these two rising alt-rock powerhouses - the former drawing comparisons to a young U2; the latter capturing the unpredictable bent of early Weezer - share a more intimate stage. 


  1. For those Texan music fans, don't forget about Wade Bowen. He plays Coyote Joe's on Saturday night!!!!

  2. WADE BOWEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Should be one he!! of a show. Love me some Texas Country...

  3. MantraBash Showcase #6!!! The Chop Shop in NoDa! That's where you should be on Friday night. Gonna be a rager!

    1. (That's tonight by-the-way)

  4. Avett Brothers playing N Charleston Coliseum
    Sunday night