Thursday, July 5, 2012

This week's hot concerts

Girl Power Fest
8 p.m. Friday, July 6, Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. and Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. FREE.
Two NoDa venues within walking distance stage this third annual female-fronted rock showcase. The lineup includes the Local Traumatic, Grown Up Avenger Stuff, Cusses, Shot Silk, Chasing Pedestrians, Joie, Lo Ultimo, Via, Danielle Engle, Sy Arden, and Devon Elizabeth.

Wednesday 13
8 p.m. Friday, July 6, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $12-$14.
Before hitting Australia and Europe this fall the globetrotting horror rocker (think a younger, punker Alice Cooper) nears the end of his Summer of Blood US tour as he readies a Halloween EP and his next album for a 2013 (but of course!) release.

8 p.m. Saturday, July 7, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $5-$7. 704-358-9200.
“Shuffle Magazine” presents its most recent issue’s cover models - a Charleston outfit that (like fellow SC-ers Band of Horses) drifts between indie and Americana with subtlety and grace while delivering achingly hypnotic songs.

Supastition/Mr. Invislbe
10 p.m. Saturday, July 7, Crown Station, 1425 Elizabeth Ave. $5.
The critically acclaimed yet commercially underrated Charlotte rapper (and Greenville, NC-native) emerges from a two-year hiatus with Mount Holly hip-hop duo, Mr. I, who celebrates the release of its new EP “It’s On Us.”

7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $8-$10.
If Snooki had a band it might fall in the ballpark of the electro valley girl hip-hop of this L.A. act that celebrates overindulgence like LMFAO’s little sisters while managing to equal those peers as a guilty pleasure.

Roger Waters
8 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $46.65-$221.75.
Without the chance of a Pink Floyd reunion, this may be fans only shot to catch the legendary band’s “The Wall” performed live. The updated state-of-the-art production, which was originally only performed 30 times during the `80s, has received stellar reviews.

Scream It Like You Mean It
12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, Amos’, 1423 S. Tryon St. $22-$25.
Can’t wait for Warped Tour? This all day 17-band bill may tide hardcore and metal fans over. The lineup includes Attack! Attack!, We Came As Romans, the Acacia Strain, Oceano, Like Moths to Flames, and 12 others.

7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $40.
The superstar DJ returns with what promises to be his most visually ambitious tour. The 50-plus city Freaks of Nature Tour includes a huge LED screen and blazing light show, but it’s the beat that keeps the nonstop party pulsing.

Trevor Hall
8 p.m., Thursday, July 12, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $15. 704-358-9200.
With barefoot performances and a soulful voice this Hilton Head native seamlessly fuses the worlds of idealistic socially conscious reggae and unshakeable pop hooks that can take him into adult pop territory or have him melting teenage hearts.