Friday, March 16, 2012

This week's hot concerts

Tremont 17th Anniversary
7 p.m. Friday, March 16, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $10. 704-343-9494.
Former owner Penny Craver returns with `80s girl group the Blind Dates (its first show since she sold the venue) with Charlotte acts Antiseen, the Aqualads, Babyshaker, Husky,  the Chalkies and 2013 Wolves. Hope Nicholls will DJ.

7 p.m. Friday, March 16, Amos’, 1423 S. Tryon St. $18-$21.
The Oklahoma radio rockers behind 2006’s inescapable “Lips of an Angel” take a break from recording the follow-up to 2010’s “All American Nightmare” for a short run of shows.

Big Head Todd & the Monsters
8 p.m. Friday, March 16, Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $33.
Although its summer concert with fellow `90’s hit makers Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler and Cracker was announced earlier this week, true Todd fans will want to catch the Colorado band’s more intimate full set this week.

Little Big Town
11 p.m. Friday, March 16, Coyote Joe’s 4621 Wilkinson Blvd., $15-$18.
The co-ed country quartet behind “Little White Church,” “Boondocks,” and “Bring It On Home” takes a breather from work on its upcoming fifth album to deliver the pristine, four-part harmonies that help give the act its longevity.

Ketch & Critter
7 p.m. Saturday, March 17, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $20. 704-358-9298.
Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor and Critter Fuqua perform two intimate acoustic duo sets that focus on the more traditional side of their roots rocking day job.

David Choi
7 p.m. Saturday, March 17, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $12-$15.
The Korean -American YouTube sensation whose clips have clocked over 100 million hits steps out of the Laptop screen to perform his acoustic pop love songs live with Charlotte-based pop singer-songwriter Russell Howard opening.

Martin Sexton
8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. 704-358-9200.
Actress Kristen Bell recently raved about the acclaimed cult singer-songwriter’s L.A. show on Twitter, which, along with his new EP “Falls Like Rain,” serves as a reminder of how powerful his understated take on blue-eyed soul and acoustic guitar can be. 

Beth McKee
8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $10-$12. 704-376-3737.
With Cajun and blues roots proudly glowing on the tunes on her latest album “Next to Nowhere,” this Southern singer pumps out fiery tracks while vocally neighboring singers as disparate as Bonnie Raitt, Kathy Mattea and `70s staples Anne Murray or Helen Reddy without really copying any of them.


  1. BIG Something and Kingator Saturday night at the Evening Muse is gonna be a great show also. Here's a band intro for BS...

  2. And other hot gigs at a few of the local joints......Lenny Federal at the Comet Grill (every Friday night), then David Childers is back on Saturday night. Head over to Plaza Midwood for a Saturday night gig at the Thirsty Beaver with Lipstick on a Pig - awesome cover band! And NO cover......thank you Comet Grill & Thirsty Beaver! Always a good time!

  3. Best show in town.....Friday at The Visulite....THE MOVEMENT....

  4. I love Little Big Town! They have the best harmonies in most of music today.

  5. Saturday, Sequoyah Prep School with Brave Baby (formerly Wylie)
    At Amos Southend