7 p.m. Friday, April 26, Amos’, 1423 S. Tryon St. $26-$28. www.etix.com
Mike Muir leads the latest incarnation of the hardcore/thrash band responsible for skatepunk classics “Institutionalized,” “You Can’t Bring Me Down,” and “I Saw Your Mommy.” It recently released “13” - it’s first album of all new material in 13 years. With D.R.I. and Wake the Dead.
The English Beat
8 p.m. Friday, April 26, Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. $20/$35 VIP. www.chopshopnoda.com
At 35 years and counting, Dave Wakeling’s ska revivalists are no retro rehash. With a collection of seasoned players it’s as vibrant and infectious as ever live. The set list promises unreleased material and (of course) a few hits from Wakeling’s other band General Public.“Tenderness,” anyone?
8 p.m. Friday, April 26, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $15-$18. 704-376-3737.
The accomplished songwriter recently released her seventh album - a collection of intimate, melancholy folk-pop you can imagine big time country artists putting a grand spin on as folks like Trisha Yearwood (who guests on the album with My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel, Wilco’s Pat Sansone, and Jason Isbell) have done in the past.
Alan Evans Trio
10:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $12-$14. 704-376-3737.
The Soullive drummer and producer’s largely instrumental, organ-centered trio weaves deep, smoky grooves with soundtrack-ready, psychedelic atmosphere, ripping jams, and the occasional sultry, old school R&B vocal track on its new album, “Merkaba.”
Sons of Bill
8 p.m. Saturday, April 27, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $12-$14. www.visulite.com
After releasing one of the best albums of 2012 (“Sirens”), this literate, Charlottesville, Virginia quintet returns for a rocking country set that bridges R.E.M. and Son Volt with a healthy dose of smart lyrics, fire, and brotherly harmonies.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $40-$73.90. www.livenation.com
7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. www.ticketfly.com
This trio of buzzing indie acts helps reopen the renovated NoDa venue. Dreamy, experimental, yet accessible rockers Foals is a gold selling favorite in its native UK. Surfer Blood readies for the June release of its new album. They’re joined by labelmate Blondfire. (NOTE: This show has been moved from The Neighborhood Theatre to Visulite Theatre).
7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $25-$28. www.ticketfly.com
With a new album tentatively scheduled for mid summer and an appearance as the mysterious “Librarian” in horror director Darren Lynn Bousman’s second “Devil’s Carnival” film, the influential rapper shares the spotlight with artists from his label including Rittz (whose album drops Tuesday), Ces Cru, Brotha Lynch Hung, Krizz Kaliko, and Kutt Calhoun.
Sinners & Saints
10 p.m. Thursday, May 2, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $6-$8. www.eveningmuse.com
There’s raw down home energy, fresh writing, and ample sincerity in this rootsy underground Charlotte combo that’s reminiscent of what it was like to see Carolina breakouts the Avett Brothers or Shovels & Rope early on in their careers. With Michigan’s Jack & the Bear.