Thursday, June 27, 2013

This week's hot concerts

6 p.m. Friday, June 28, Fountain Plaza at NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $10.
Band leader David Lowery - who is doing double time touring with both Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven this summer - helps close out the Friday Live! concert series with modern rock classics like “Low,” “Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)” and “Euro-Trash Girl.”

Charlotte 1960s Rock n’ Roll Reunion
8 p.m. Friday, June 28, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $15.
Charlotte photographer Daniel Coston and the Mannish Boys’ Jacob Berger celebrate the release of their new book chronicling the NC rock scene during the 1960s by reuniting veteran artists the Good, the Bad & the Ugly, the Young Ages, Bobby Donaldson & the Ravens, and the Abbadons. G,B & U and the Abbadons play their first shows since 1994 and 1967, respectively.

Hated: A Tribute to GG Allin
8 p.m. Friday, June 28, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $8.
Some of the local musicians that knew the notorious punk figure, who spent time in Charlotte and recorded with our own Antiseen, pay musical tribute to him on the 20th anniversary of his death. Featuring members of Antiseen, Biggy Stardust, the Chalkies, Self-Made Monsters and others.

Jeremy Davis/Jon Lindsay
9 p.m. Saturday, June 29, Queen City Q, 225 E. 6th St. $ 5.
Two area songwriters (Davis as frontman for Elonzo and solo artist Lindsay) kick off Tangled Up in Q. The new monthly folk-rock series celebrates NC’s rich folk music history and is paired with another Carolina staple - BBQ.

NoDa Summer MusicFest
6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30. Chop Shop, 311 E. 399 E. 35th St. $10 single day/$15 two-day pass
Forty acts offer a diverse sampling of the regional and local music scene during this pre-Independence Day bash which features Jonas Sees in Color and Chasing Pedestrians among Saturday’s acts. Sunday’s lineup includes Wicked Jones (see video), Through the Fallen, Lifecurse, Blu Avenue, Leviathan, and Eternal Mortality.

The Hussy
9 p.m. Monday, Thomas St. Tavern, 1218 Thomas Ave. Free. 704-376-1622.
Descriptions like “face-melting and trash” may not indicate the actual melody that seeps through the cloudy layer of distorted that surrounds this Wisconsin duo’s trippy psychedelic punk, which Patti Smith guitarist and writer Lenny Kaye recently dubbed one of the top 10 garage rock bands to watch.

Jason Isbell
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $16.
The former Drive-By Trucker continues to prove his mettle as a stellar songwriter on his latest album, “Southeastern.” He’s joined by a dreamy duo with a playfully confounding name - Widowspeak - who sound like a folky American version of Mazzy Star.

8 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, Amos’, 1423 S. Tryon St. $13-$15.
A late entry following the `90s new rock trend, this California hard rock outfit expands its sound on 2012’s “Reborn” with synth and samples. The evolution isn’t a complete reinvention. The metallic emotionally charged feel and hooks remain intact.

Coca-Cola July 4th Festival
3:30 p.m. Wednesday, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3 and 4, US National Whitewater Center, Free/VIP Tickets $45-$75.
The Apache Relay and Keller Williams headline this 2-day celebration. Cory Chisel and Mountain Heart join Apache Relay Wednesday. Thursday Swear and Shake and Big Daddy Love open for Williams, who’ll be accompanied by his funk ensemble More Than a Little.