Friday, November 1, 2013

This week's hot concerts

Reeve Coobs
Friday  7:30 p.m., Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., $10-$12.  
As a singer-songwriter she’s been a fixture (and one time Near Miss) in Charlotte for years, so it’s surprising that her new album is also her debut. If you’ve seen her folky solo acoustic performances and think you know what to expect, “What Love is All About” is a fully-realized collection that weaves a remarkable voice through a number of subtle genre changes.

Black Lips
Friday  9 p.m., Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St., $15.   
Leave it to the Atlanta garage rock foursome, whose reputation was sullied and stoked by on stage vomiting (and worse) in its infancy, to document its rare tour of the Middle East in the film “Kids Like You and Me.” The live show follows Wednesday’s screening of the film.  

Saturday  8 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., $40.95-$117.40.
On one hand hip-hop’s hottest solo artist is on fire with his thirteenth No. 1 single and new album that - like his live show - focuses almost solely on the rapper/singer. But his tour with Miguel and Future has been plagued with cancellations (including Raleigh) and rumors of Future’s exit after boastful, anti-Drake comments about the opening act's aptly titled “Honest.”

Todd Snider’s What the Folk
Saturday  8 p.m., Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., $22-$25.
You really couldn’t ask for a better caliber of songwriters than the group Snider’s put together with fellow Americana/left of Nashville songwriters Hayes Carl, Elizabeth Cook, and Bobby Bare, Jr. The foursome is only doing a handful of shows together, so consider this a rare treat.

Taking Back Sunday
Sunday   7 p.m., The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., $37.50.  
Having finished recording a new album (set for Spring release) earlier this month, the longrunning post-hardcore/emo outfit is back on the road unveiling some of its new material. Two-fifths of this long-running post-hardcore, emo outfit calls Charlotte home now, so consider this a homecoming.

Tim Kasher
Monday   8 p.m., Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave., $12-$15. 
The Cursive frontman’s second solo album, “Adult Film,” tackles aging, maturity, and adult relationships with creative carnival-like musical gusto and grabbing, introspective lyrics that mark his band’s best work. Laura Stevenson, who appears on the album, is among the show’s openers.

Nik Turner’s Hawkwind/Spindrift
Tuesday   8 p.m., Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave., $12.  
If you’re looking to visit the Wild West or outer space then this bill provides a soundtrack. Hawkwind founder Turner’s set of trippy psychedelia includes tracks from his former band’s “Space Ritual” album. Spaghetti-Western aficionado Spindrift revisits its recent ghost town tour and 2014 film on the new disc “Ghost of the West.”

New Found Glory/Alkaline Trio
Wednesday  7:30 p.m., The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., $32.
Pop-punk’s apparently not dead with NFG, who has a new live album out, still in rotation on MTVU (the new clip for “Connect the Dots”). Its paired with the horror punk trio who still manage to mine fresh ideas out of the dark imagery, lyrical twists, and chiseled guitar riffs that it’s long stocked its arsenal with on the 2013 album “My Shame is True.”

The Royal Concept
Thursday  8 p.m., Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., $12-$15. 

The show stealer on last year’s tour with Atlas Genius and Wolfgang - this Swedish alternative pop combo is breaking at radio in the US with the new track, “On Our Way.” The live juggernaut headlines the Three of Clubs Tour with the curiously named NYC bands American Authors and Misterwives - the last of which sound like the Bee Gees meet Martha Wainwright.