Friday, February 17, 2012

This week's hot concerts

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.
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.
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. 


  1. Eric Lindell at the Double Door Tonight....not to be missed!

  2. Arlo Guthrie? Uh..........did I miss it?