8 p.m. Saturday, September 7, Amos’, 1423 S. Tryon St. $15-$18. www.amossouthend.com
David Mayfield Parade
9 p.m. Saturday, September 7, Double Door, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $12. www.doubledoorinn.com
With a stellar sophomore album the former Cadillac Sky and Jessica Lea Mayfield sideman literally struts his stuff on stage where he’s a comedic frontman, poignant songwriter and nimble picker. You will not leave without a smile glued to your face. If you get to the 1:06 minute mark in the video you'll see what I mean.
Jam For Cam
9 p.m. Saturday, September 7, The Saloon, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $5. www.thesalooncharlotte.com
The second annual Jam for Cam features two artists who have new albums produced by the aforementioned David Mayfield. Greenville's Sarah Clanton Schaffer, who has toured with Mayfield, makes cello rock that’s part roots music, part Fiona Apple while Bristol, Virginia's Annabelle’s Curse is an acoustic act that erases the line between pop and bluegrass.
6:45 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $29. www.livenation.com
The genre-hopping country-rocker abides by his Heartland-loving, everyman-empathizing lyrics by leveling the ticket-buying playing field and making admission actually affordable and equal (all seats are the same price). He ups the entertainment ante with ZZ Top and Uncle Kracker opening.
7 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $33. www.livenation.com
Rancid plays its first Charlotte club headlining show for the first time since 1996. Recent setlists have relied heavily on the veteran punk band’s “And Out Come the Wolves” era. Tim Timebomb and Friends are among the openers. The group is a covers and originals project of Rancid frontman Tim Armonstrong and a revolving cast of musicians.
8 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, Amos’, 1423 S. Tryon St. $15-$17. www.amossouthend.com
Narrated by Don McCorkindale (BBC’s “The Avengers”) with delicate female vocals and multi-media collaborations with 20 film directors, this trip-hop adventure from the award winning French electronic hip-hop artists is more like a live scored film and music experience than a typical hip-hop concert.
8 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $45.50. www.livenation.com
The long running indie rock darlings - a dark, intelligent successor to R.E.M. - makes its Charlotte debut after 14 years and six brilliant, critically-acclaimed albums. The group, whose songs are musically moving, somber, and mysterious with winking lyrical twists, was a standout at Bonnaroo and is the subject of a new documentary.
8 p.m. Thursday, September 12, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $20. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com
The Oakland-based R&B singer can do sexy, feminist Mary J. Blige-style R&B and classic soul, but there’s also an interesting undercurrent of experimental arrangements, jazz and electronic musical swerves, and a smart, sympathetic lyrical approach that makes her music at once relatable without rattling her striking, cool persona.