Shovels & Rope/Old Milwaukee/Sinners & Saints
10 p.m. Friday, February 17, Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $5.704-333=9799.
The hard touring harmony-driven Charleston duo has created buzz with its downhome modern twist on vintage folk. Charlotte’s Old Milwaukee hovers between Americana and classic Wilco-like rock, while the likeminded Sinners & Saints feature songwriter Perry Fowler.
8 p.m. Saturday, February 18, Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd. $7-$9. www.etix.com
It’s a night of experimental instrumentals as Between the Buried and Me’s Dan Briggs joins Hectagons, Great Architect, and the Farewell Monument on a bill where jazz, metal, jam and math rock canoodle and collide.
David Mayfield Parade
10:30 p.m. Saturday, February 18, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $12-$14. 704-376-3737.
If you’re a fan of Americana there’s no one I recommend seeing live more currently than the DMP. Mayfield is charismatic, funny, and surrounds himself with stellar players.
8 p.m. Sunday, February 19, Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $33. www.livenation.com
Probably best known in the mainstream for acoustic-rock leaning hits like “Love Song” and its cover of “Signs,” the veteran hard rock bands takes that approach on its Twisted Wires Acoustic Tour.
Brody & Choch, Soul Khan, and Shinobi Ninja
7 p.m. Thursday, Febaruary 23, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $7-$10. 704-358-9298.
New York's Soul Khan and North Carolina's Brody & Choch come together with thought provoking, storytelling hip-hop that's also capable of rocking a party. While Shinobi Ninja lean harder on party starting by bridging hard rock, rap, and sunny pop.
The Ghost Wolves
10:30 p.m. Thursday, February 23, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $10-$12. 704-376-3737.
With a great name (for the animal that tours with them), great look, and vintage hinged blues songs that recall a punky mashup of great couple duos like Johnny and June with the distorted guitar rock of Royal Trux or the White Stripes.