Friday, March 9, 2012

This week's hot concerts

The Love Language
8 p.m. Friday, March 9, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $10-$12. 704-358-9200.
The vehicle for Raleigh-based songwriter Stuart McLamb deftly straddles dreamy indie folk and trippy psychedelic rock with the magical innocence of 60s pop and the dizzying sonic swells of shoegazer rock.

Andy D.
9 p.m. Friday, March 9, Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $6. 704-333-9799.
The potty-mouthed rapper tackles two topics - sex and dancing -with hilarity delivering lines like “I’m an angel/my halo is a disco ball” while dressed like a cross between LMFAO and Larry the Cable Guy.  Hunter Park, Secret Music, and Winter Sounds also play.

Lefty Williams Band
10 p.m. Saturday, March 10, Double Door, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $10. 704-376-1446.
Prior to the release of his new live album, the Atlanta blues guitarist, who pursued the six-string despite being born without his right hand, returns to Charlotte with Winston-Salem’s Sam Robison.

Hunter Valentine
8 p.m. Sunday, March 11, Milestone, 2700 Tuckaseegee Rd. $6-$9.
Like multiple Joan Jetts raised on pop hooks and the edgier punk of the Distillers, the female Canadian act is a live powerhouse that doesn’t let the pop polish wash away its attitude and grit.

Mute Math
 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, Amos’, 1423 S. Tryon St. $28-$31.
On its latest record, “Odd Soul,” the New Orleans piano rock outfit relies more heavily on guitar and explores what it’s like growing up as an idealistic but paranoid teenage Christian and what that experience means to its members as adults.

Leslie & the Lys
9 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $10.
The Midwest diva and “Yo Gabba Gabba” guest star leads a bill of Ames, Iowa’s hometown anti-heroes with gold spandex, towering hair, and an approach to hip-hop-flavored dance music that never loses its sense of humor.

Richard Marx
 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15, Don Gibson Theatre, 318 S. Washington St., Shelby. $29. 704-487-8114.
The singer-songwriter responsible for inescapable `80s hits like “Hold on to the Nights,” “Don’t Mean Nothing,” and “Should’ve Known Better” has since worked behind the scenes writing for acts like Josh Groban and NSync.

Yellow Dubmarine
8 p.m. Thursday, March 15, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $10. 704-358-9200.
This tribute act combines pop’s biggest band, The Beatles, with one of music’s most enduring genres - reggae - by reimagining the Fab Four’s catalog as laid back dub and reggae.


  1. No mention of Casting Crowns with Matthew West on Saturday at Bojangles? One of the biggest names in Christian music? What, are they too clean and not paranoid enough to mention?

    1. nope, they just suck and therefore not worth the ink.....

    2. No, they've just already been announced at every church in the area, so everybody who'd even consider going already knows.

  2. Don't forget Paleface, Friday night at The Chop Shop