8 p.m. Friday, November 23, Don Gibson Theater 318 S. Washington St., Shelby, $26.www.dongibsontheater.com
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.
9 p.m. Friday, November 23, Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $5. www.ticketfly.com
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. www.visulite.com
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. www.livenation.com
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.
8 p.m .Tuesday, November 27, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $15-$17. www.visulite.com
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.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. $48.40-$59.50.www.ticketmaster.com
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.
8 p.m. Thursday, November 29, Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $33. www.livenation.com
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.
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.”
8 p.m. Thursday, November 29, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $17-$20/$32.www.neighborhoodtheatre.com
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.