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. www.snugrock.com
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.
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. www.etix.com
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.