8 p.m. Friday, November 9, Amos’, 1423 S. Tryon St. $12-$15. www.etix.com
The hick-hop duo follows label mate Colt Ford’s curious combo of rap and country (as well as Southerners like Bubba Sparxxx and Yelawolf) with its YouTube smash “Kickin’ Up Mud,” which has logged over 6 million views. South 85 adds a bit of female empowerment and Southern rock to the bill.
Social Distortion/Lindi Ortega
8 p.m. Friday, November 9, Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $32.50. www.livenation.com
Anthony David/Avery Sunshine
9 p.m. Friday, November 9, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $20-$30. 704-358-9298.
The Grammy nominated, Atlanta-based R&B singer-songwriter, whose work is intelligent and often topical, celebrates the release of his new album, “Love Out Loud.” Gospel-rooted former choir singer, Sunshine, sings mature, relateable soul and R&B.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 10, McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. $29.50-$59.50. 704-372-1000.
The busy, eclectic songwriter takes a break from scoring Spike Lee’s latest movies and working on his own musical (“SCKBSTD”) to play a rare intimate solo piano set that will includes material from Lee’s “Red Hook Summer.”
8 p.m. Saturday, November 10, Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $39.35. www.ticketmaster.com
8 p.m. Thursday, November 15, Time Warner Cable Arena, 333. E. Trade St. $57.65-$381.65. www.ticketmaster.com
It’s taken the pop culture icon her entire 30-year career to grace the Queen City. The production alone should make this 22-track set (which relies heavily on current material) worth it if the ticket price doesn’t have you questioning your inner material girl.
Zion I/Minnesota (UPDATE: THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED)
8 p.m. Thursday, November 15, Amos’, 1423 S. Tryon St. $15-$18. www.etix.com
The long running Oakland duo brings something different to the hip-hop playbook with subtle electronic dance-flavor, mid-tempo, synth-heavy melodies, and thoughtful rhymes. Dubstep up and comer Minnesota, who worked on Zion I’s latest, also appears.
Dirty Bourbon River Show
9 p.m. Thursday, November 15, Double Door, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $8. www.doubledoorinn.com
This prolific New Orleans-based, self-described gypsy brass band creates lively vaudevillian rock with horns and accordion and a taste for vintage theater and timeless fun.