Friday, November 13, 2015

This week's hot concerts

Chante Moore
Friday 8:00 p.m., McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., $35.50-$67.50,  
With her recent book, “Will I Marry Me,” the Grammy winning R&B Divas LA alum took an introspective look at her role in the dissolution of her three marriages. With it, her 2013 hits collection, and a recent episode of TV One’s tell-all biography series “Unsung” behind her, the veteran R&B singer is looking ahead.
Friday 9 p.m., Amos’, 1423 S. Tryon St., $20-$45,
While fans of the Detroit-raised R&B singer and go-to guest crooner await the follow-up to 2012’s “Greater Than One” (which he has been working on when not producing or guesting on others’ tracks), they can catch the neo-soul veteran live revisiting adult-oriented R&B that’s both breezy and made for the boudoir.
Stevie Wonder
Saturday 8 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St., $39.50-$129.50   
The legendary musician nears the final leg of his “Songs in the Key of Life” tour – an ambitious live recreation of the 1976 double album with a massive backing band including special guest musicians, six backing vocalists, and a string section. The show isn’t just a rehash, but a loose, funky marathon that clocks in at around three hours.
Chop Shop Grand Finale
Saturday 9 p.m., Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St., $25-$30,  
GF*W and patrons of the city’s latest casualty of development say farewell to NoDa’s Chop Shop with what’s billed as its biggest EDM event yet. The short-lived neighborhood venue, which really found its footing as a club in the last year, always booked outside the box so the colorful and outrageous farewell is fitting.
Hippo Campus
Sunday 8 p.m., Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., $10-$12,
Dubbed Ones to Watch by “Paste Magazine” earlier this year, the quirky Minnesota four-piece, who mix playful pop melodies with herky-jerky rhythms tread the same waters as Vampire Weekend and Phoenix. In fact its post-emo pop has a lot in common with Charlotte indie bands - like Public Radio, HRVRD, and Flagship rolled into one.

Vilma Palma e Vampiros
Tuesday 8 p.m., Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., $30-$35,
This Argentinian octet who shot to No. 1 in South America with their debut single “La Pachanga” back in the early `90s marks its 25th anniversary with a stateside tour. The pop-rock group’s melodic Latin rock was like a Spanish version of Duran Duran or U2 when it debuted, and its longevity reflects that of its still peers.
Tuesday 8 p.m., Amos’, 1423 S. Tryon St., $20-$23,     
Last seen at the Carolina Rebellion in May when guitarist Gary Holt was doing double duty in his band and Slayer, the seminal thrash forerunner returns for more harder, faster, louder metal. With vocalist Steve Souza now back in the mix, its enjoying a renaissance with 2014’s “Blood In, Blood Out” marking its highest charting album yet.
Andrew Jackson Jihad
Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., $15-$17,    
Like Ben Folds or Weezer, this Phoenix outfit tackles tough topics with a balance of heartbreak and humor. On the prolific buzz band’s latest “Christmas Island” (which is not a Christmas album) it’s the death of vocalist Sean Bonnette’s grandfather that seeps into the lyrics, which are elevated by the band’s abrasive folk-punk.