Thursday, November 22, 2012

This week's hot concerts

Edwin McCain
8 p.m. Friday, November 23, Don Gibson Theater 318 S. Washington St., Shelby, $
The SC songwriter behind `90s hits like “Solitude” returns for his annual Thanksgiving week show - this time on the outskirts of Charlotte, yet closer to his old Greenville stomping grounds.

Ghost Trees
9 p.m. Friday, November 23, Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $5.
The experimental, avant garde jazz-rooted duo celebrates the release of its nautical themed 10-inch picture disc record with friends and colleagues Great Architect, Blossoms, and Bo White.

American Aquarium/Sons of Bill
9 p.m. Saturday, November 24, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $12-$14.
These Raleigh and Charlottesville roots rockers have released their most mature works to date with 2012’s “Burn.Flicker.Die” and “Sirens,” respectively. They team up before the latter embarks on a pre-holiday German run.

8 p.m. Sunday, November 25, Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $44.50.
Just weeks after the release of the special 20th anniversary edition of the double platinum “Countdown to Extinction,” Dave Mustaine and crew are back to remind fans of its place in metal history.

Toubab Krewe
8 p.m .Tuesday, November 27, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $15-$17.
Once a group of college students studying African rhythms this Asheville outfit has grown into a hard touring world music unit bridging Appalachia and Mali on the world stage and recently working with Afropop Worldwide on the “Musicians for Mali” benefit that drew attention from the BBC. With John Brown's Body. 

Eric Church
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $48.40-$
The Granite Falls, NC-native has reached arena headlining status with both a CMA and an American Country Awards with this his album of the year, "Chief." The Carolinian is joined by Kip Moore and Justin Moore.

Silversun Pickups
8 p.m. Thursday, November 29, Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $33.
It’s unclear how the 106.5 Xmas Weenie (which includes Morning Parade and Civil Twilight) differs from WEND’s annual Not So Acoustic Xmas two weeks from now, but it brings the solid live show of the dynamics-driven band back to town.

Bank Cormorants
8 p.m. Thursday, November 29, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $6-$8. 704-376-3737.
Gaston County-based singer-songwriter and local favorite David Childers and multi-instrumentalist Matt Ranck put their spin (and Childers’ deep baritone) on Christmas music with the new holiday album “Madonna & Rose.”

Big Gigantic
8 p.m. Thursday, November 29, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $17-$20/$
Conceived by a well educated jazz saxophonist as a means to create DJ-based music with live instrumentation, this combo morphs into a marathon club act big on improv and remixes.