Thursday, July 9, 2015

This week's hot concerts

Friday  8 p.m., Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., $44.95-$69.95,
After reuniting at Funk Fest in Atlanta in May, oft-Grammy nominated duo Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart are touring together for the first time since the Brits’ spoken word poetry and hip-hop laced R&B duo parted ways in 2007. Reviews indicate the pair hits on solo work individually as well as past Floetry favorites.

Saturday  7 p.m., Common Market, 1515 S. Tryon St., Free,   
Although the thought of a 13-year-old-led family band conjures images of the Partridge Family, this New Jersey foursome rocks a lot harder. With daughter Eilee backed by dad, mom and drumming brother Evren, the punk-edged indie quintet’s new EP “Gold Glitter Shoes” sound more like the Donnas, Letters to Cleo, and Juliana Hatfield than Kidz Bop.

Mail the Horse/Pullman Strike
Saturday  9 p.m., Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., $5-$7,  
This Brooklyn quintet, whose new album “Planet Gates” has drawn the attention of Spin and Brooklyn Vegan, mix the carefree blues of `60s and `70s Stones, the Southern rock key and harmonica-laced jams of the Allman Bros, and the NYC garage rock of the Strokes. Charlotte’s Pullman Strike and the Loudermilks fill out a roots-rocking bill.

Benefit for Joe Borruso
Sunday  6 p.m., Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., $20-$30,    
Taking Back Sunday’s Adam Lazzara and John Nolan, who play an acoustic set, are among Charlotte musicians pitching in to cover visual artist Borruso’s medical costs. He was hit by a car on Parkwood, which resulted in a partial leg amputation and other serious injuries. Paint Fumes, Animals, MTHR, Modern Primitives, Aswell, Shadowgraphs, Fat Geoff, Bo White Y Su Orquestra, Cabron, DJ Elon, and Buckmaster also perform.

Anni Piper
Sunday  9 p.m., Double Door, 1218 Charlottetown St., $8,  
A towering bass player and sultry vocalist that plays up her sex appeal, this Australian transplant mixes soul-spilling electric blues-rock, raw Southern-steeped hill country acoustic blues, gritty hard rock, and jarring slow burners approaching it all like a seasoned torch singer that’s conscious of her instrument’s lack of limitations.  

Kid Rock/Foreigner
Tuesday  6:45 p.m., PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd., $20,
Who would’ve thought Detroit’s cobbler of American music and Southern culture would be the picture of integrity when it comes to ticket prices? Yet he’s at it again, charging $20 for a helping of classic rock (courtesy of Foreigner), bluegrass (from the Packway Handle Band), and his own high energy hit-heavy swagger.

Stephen Stills
Tuesday  8 p.m., Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., $61, 
The Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer and one third of Crosby Stills & Nash, returns to play two sets - one solo acoustic and one full band. He’ll reveal new tunes - at least one from his upcoming Rides’ album with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg - as well as hit on old favorites.

Tuesday  9 p.m., The Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd., $5-$7,   
The Savannah rock trio, who enjoyed a boost from play on MTVU in 2013,  roars with confrontational vocals and a hard blues edge. All three members contribute charisma and a unique musical spark while frontwoman Angel Bond captivates with a mix of aggression and vulnerability. Its fittingly paired with locals Hungry Girl and Grown Up Avenger Stuff.

Tedeschi Trucks Band/Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Wednesday  6:30 p.m., Uptown Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., $32.50-$99.50,  
The husband and wife duo have made a go of this traveling family affair that fans of both longed for. The Wheels of Soul lineup boasts the couple’s 11-piece band and support acts retro soul showstoppers Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and guitarist and current tabloid magnet (Renee Zellweger’s recent flame) Doyle Bramhall II.

Thursday  8 p.m., The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., $53.95,  
The Latin Grammy winning pop group led by one of Mexico’s most prolific hit songwriters Mario Domm - who has written hits for Paulina Rubio, Thalia, Yuridia, and Alejandra Guzman - released its long-awaited third album, “Elypse” in 2014. It picked up the Latin Grammy for best contemporary pop vocal album last fall.

Daddy Issues
Thursday  9:30 p.m., Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., $5, 
Apparently daddy issues are so prevalent that at least three bands lay claim to the name online. The best may be this Greensboro quintet who trade in gentle vocals, winking feminist lyrics, and surf guitar that would been at home opening for Speedy Ortiz. It’s joined by fellow female trio Faye and newish locals Banda Suki.