8 p.m. Friday, February 1, Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd. $7-$9. www.themilestoneclub.com
Parts Stones, Skynyrd, Stooges, and vintage soul, this blatantly Southern soul-punk outfit is busting out of Birmingham with its debut album, “There’s a Bomb in Gilead.". Charlotte’s Temperance League, Hectorina, and Modern Primitives make for a solid bill.
A Silent Film
8 p.m. Friday, February 1, The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $10.50. www.livenation.com
Before relocating to Arizona the Coldplay-esque Oxford, England combo had a modest hit with the single “You Will Leave a Mark.” Its new album, “Sand & Snow,” traces its discovery of America, while its music is being discovered through American ads, TV, and SiriusXM.
8 p.m. Friday, February 1, Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $34.50-$54.50. www.blumenthalarts.org
The country vet, who appears in the upcoming film “Brother’s Keeper” (out in April), revisits the solo acoustic format of his successful 2011 tour. He'll reveal the stories behind his songs and audiences can hear them in their raw, pre-recorded and polished state.
8 p.m. Saturday, February 2, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $12-$15. www.eveningmuse.com
The Midnight Ghost Train
8 p.m. Saturday, February 2, Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd. $7-$9. www.themilestoneclub.com
10 p.m. Saturday, February 2, Double Door, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $15. www.doubledoorinn.com
After retiring from his bakery job at the age of 51, the longtime blues hobbyist and his mean harmonica launched an award winning music career as a member of Robert Jr. Lockwood’s band and then in the late `90s as a band leader himself that has taken him around the world on tour. Nearing 80, he maintains a sporadic performing schedule.
7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, February 4-7, Stage Door Theater, Corner of 5th and College Streets. $30. www.blumenthalarts.org
8 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $10. www.eveningmuse.com
This country honey, who appeared on ABC’s “Nashville” and toured with Social Distortion, is a throwback to vintage honky-tonk. Her "Cigarettes & Truckstops" made "Spin Magazine's" Top country albums of 2012, drawing on the barren desert and the Man in Black despite her Canadian roots.
7 p.m. Thursday, February 7, The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $37. www.livenation.com
This Irish-American act - on it's annual pre-St. Patty's Day Green 17 Tour - has carved out its place as one of the best live touring bands out there with its combination of rollicking pub-punk, heart-on-sleeve storytelling, and bouncing mix of traditional Celtic and rock instrumentation.
8 p.m. Thursday, February 7, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $25. www.visulite.com
In October guitarist Dan Murphy left the group leaving frontman Dave Pirner its lone founding member. Still, 2012's "Delayed Reaction" stands as its best recording since the `90s and deserves a solid listen.