Friday, April 19, 2013

This week's hot concerts

Breaking Laces
10:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $10. 704-376-3737.
The rocking Brooklyn power-pop trio wears its personality and sometimes humor on its guitar straps. With a nod to the huge rock hits of the `90s the tracks on 2012’s “Come Get Some” could comfortably fit alongside bands like Weezer and Better Than Ezra on alternative rock radio.

Boney James
7 p.m. Sunday, April 21, Knight Theater, 430 N. Tryon St. $29.50-$48.50.
Little over a week after the release of his new album, “The Beat” (which flirts with Latin and urban influences), the Soul Train Award winning jazz saxophonist returns with his R&B flavored take on smooth, yet robust, jazz.

Lacuna Coil and Coal Chamber with Sevendust
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $33.
While headliner Sevendust plays Charlotte often, Italy’s theatrical, female fronted Lacuna Coil and reunited nu-metal vets Coal Chamber give this metal bill more immediacy. With Stolen Babies.

Youngblood Hawke
8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $12.50-$15.
The L.A. dance-pop quintet whose founders scored a few UK hits in its last band, Iglu & Hartley, stops in a week before releasing its debut full-length, “Wake Up.” The follow-up album to its Top 10 alternative single “We Come Running” is remarkably sunny and uplifting.

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, Time Warner Cable Arena, $74.75-$96.50.
The classic rock guru’s Rock and Roll Never Forgets Tour features material from an unfinished upcoming album (including tracks by John Hiatt and Billy Bragg and Wilco’s Woody Guthrie tribute) as well as his many hits. Seger’s toying with the idea of retirement, so best to catch him now.

Marti Jones & Don Dixon
8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $15.
Having released their first duets record in 2011, these marrieds (who usually record as solo artists) return as a duo. Famed producer and Lancaster native Dixon’s NC roots run deep. In addition to his production work with R.E.M. and the Smithereens, he’s worked with Charlotte’s Fetchin’ Bones, Jim Brock, Babyshaker, and the Spongetones.

Luna Arcade
8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $10-$12.
Chris Daughtry may be a mainstream star, but former Daughtry band mate Joey Barnes shows off his own incredible vocals in this Greensboro indie band that makes stunning, beautiful and soulful rock.

Jeanne Jolly
9 p.m. Thursday, April 25, Double Door, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $10.
Though dubbed a country singer, there’s stylistically much more to the Raleigh vocalist who gained prominence touring with jazz trumpeter Chris Botti and sings with Little Brother founder Phonte’s group the Foreign Exchange. Jolly celebrates the release of her solo album, “Angels,” with a trio performance.