Thursday, February 5, 2015

This week's hot concerts

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
Friday  8 p.m., McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St., $20-$44.50,
In its 40 years the E Street Band’s sister group has shared many members with Springsteen’s famous backing unit - most notably former Jukes co-leader Steven Van Zandt as well as members of Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show band Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg and Mark Pender.

Ingrid Michaelson
Friday  8 p.m., The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., $33.58,  
On her 2014 album, “Lights Out,” the spectacled singer-songwriter opts for grander arrangements that at times echo Tori Amos and Sara Bareilles and reveal her inner rock goddess which is a step away from the sparse ear-worm folk-pop of early hits like “Be OK” and the Old Navy elevated “The Way I Am.”

Leon Russell
Friday  8 p.m., Don Gibson Theatre, 318 Washington St., Shelby, $34.50,
The hirsute Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer turned studio session work for the stars and stellar songwriting into a legendary career that included hits (often for others) such as “Superstar” and “Song For You” as well as his own unique Southern-steeped R&B, blues, and roots music.

The Bros. Landreth
Friday  9 p.m., Double Door, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., $10,  
The Canadian foursome led by brothers Joey and David Landreth flirt with mainstream country through soulful Southern rock harmonies and rootsy blues guitar that’s more akin to the Allman Brothers and Shawn Mullins than fellow Canadians Bryan Adams or Neil Young.

Saturday  8 p.m., Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., $27.51,
A-list rockers like Pete Wentz and Kings of Leon - whose audience got a taste of the South African quartet opening amphitheaters last summer - are fans of the “Come With Me Now” band who have become regulars on SiriusXM. Its paired with fellow up-and-comers Sir Sly and Colony House.

Annabelle’s Curse
Saturday  8 p.m., Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., $8-$10,
On its second album, “Hollow Creature,” the Bristol, VA band inject bluegrass banjo and mandolin into psychedelic folk and rock. A song like “A Tale of Two Tattered Hearts,” for instance, forms a link between Death Cab for Cutie, “We Will Rock You” and modern indie-folk, which sounds about right for a band produced by folk-grass eccentric David Mayfield.

Glen Hansard
Monday  7:30 p.m., Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., $29.50-$44.50,
The Oscar winning Frames’ frontman, who skyrocketed to fame as part of the Swell Season and in the film “Once,” pays tribute to his friend Jason Molina and his project Songs: Ohia on the second anniversary of Molina’s March 2013 death. The intimate shows also feature musicians from Hansard’s 2012 “Rhyme and Repose.”

Wednesday  8 p.m., Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., $10-$12,
He may look like a hippy running naked with cows and covered in squid in his trippy videos, but the singer/producer is no one man jam band. He’s a stunning falsetto R&B singer, equal parts Michael Jackson and experimental, that you’ve probably already heard on Kendrick Lamaar’s “Good Kid/M.A.A.D. City” album. With Rochelle Jordan.

Wednesday  8 p.m., Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., $8-$10,
As singer for the underrated Chicago-based rock band Company of Thieves, which disbanded last year, Genevieve Schatz was a powerhouse frontwoman with a knack for injecting atmospheric pop-rock with soul and blues. She does the same on the more mainstream solo pop EP “Show Your Colors,” which is out in March. With Reeve Coobs.