Thursday, May 16, 2013

This week's hot concerts

5 p.m. Friday through 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17-19. Misty Meadows Farm, 455 Providence Rd. S. at Ennis Rd. $15-$50.
Toubab Krewe and Sam Bush headline Friday and Saturday, respectively, at this family-friendly weekend festival. The focus is a 24-hour drum circle where teams drum tirelessly to raise funds to fight cancer. Other acts include The Broadcast, Of Good Nature, Jeff Sipe Trio, Kevin “KalimbaMan” Spears, and Rich Redmond.

The Hush Sound
7 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Amos’, 1423 S. Tryon St. $18-$20.
After a five year hiatus the band returns with its signature male/female vocals and bouncy intelligent pop. The two new songs it premiered through Soundcloud suggest new material will be as hummable and hooked-filled as ever. With Hockey, River City Extension, Genevieve Schatz from Company of Thieves, and Lucas Carpenter.

Treasure Fest III
5:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17-18. Various Plaza-Midwood venues and The Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd. $25-$30.
This annual eclectic underground music festival stretches across two neighborhoods with performances from around 70 acts including Sundials, Secret Hospital, Franz Nicolay (the Hold Steady), Hectorina, It Looks Sad, and Mineral Girls Friday and Torchrunner, Whatever Brains, Wymym’s Prysyn, Joint D≠, Rogue Nations, and Pullman Strike Saturday.

Michael Tracy & Friends Music Matinee
3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. $10-$15.
Bluesy Charlotte-based rock guitarist and vocalist Tracy heads up this seven band local bill featuring the Joe Davis Band, FiftyWatt Freight Train, Analog Daze, Jake Haldenwang, Gary Ramsey, and StellaRising. BBQ will also be served at this family-friendly event.

The Jazz Room
6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, Stage Door Theater, 5th and College Streets. $10. 704-372-1000.
The second installment of this monthly after work jazz series, which sold out its debut in April, features Columbia-based trumpeter Mark Rapp performing the timeless works of the legendary Miles Davis. 
Jesse Dee
9 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, Double Door, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. Free.
This 33-year-old Bostonian writes and sings like a soul artist decades his senior. With warm, live production, flattering horn and guitar work and songs that thematically cross generations, he could be America's male equivalent to Amy Winehouse.

Charles Walker Band
9 p.m. Thursday, May 23, Double Door, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $10-$12. 704-376-1446.
Fronted by sassy female vocalist Porsche Cameron and led by saxophonist/keyboardist Walker, this Milwaukee combo conjures the decadent party vibe of carefree `70s Motown, funk and soul with a rippling blues edge.

Brother Dege
7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, US National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway. Free.
This eccentric Southern songwriter plays mean, twangy slide and a resonator guitar that's sound is at once gritty and metallic and sings with equal parts soul and world-weariness. His music was recently featured in “Django Unchained.”