Friday, August 19, 2011

This week's hot concerts

South 85

8 p.m. Friday, August 19, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $10. 704-358-9298.

The SC group celebrates the release of its sophomore album “Too Much Town,” which was produced by former Blackheart/Steve Earle guitarist Eric “Roscoe” Ambel and features the poignant writing of Kathy Noonan and vocals of Tracy Wyatt, a kind of modern day Loretta Lynn-meets-Gretchen Wilson.

Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs

7 p.m. Saturday, August 20, McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. $25-$35. 704-372-1000.

The 73-year-old Lancaster, SC native, who penned his first hits as a teenager, continues to perform famous doo-wop classics like “Stay” (familiar to “Dirty Dancing” fans) with his longtime group.

Gillian Welch

8 p.m. Saturday, August 20, Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $30. 704-372-1000.

After eight years and a release by her stellar musical partner David Rawlings, the timeless Americana songstress returned recently with “The Harrow & the Harvest.” The duo performs stunning and simple acoustic shows that will make you forget what era it is.


7 p.m. Sunday, August 21, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $20-$25. 704-358-9298.

This Spanish language alt-rock outfit was influenced by the `90s Brit-pop movement and alternates between Beatles-like rock and dark, crisp bass-driven atmospheric pop that sounds like its Mexico’s answer to the Cure.

My Morning Jacket

7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 21, Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre, 1000 Seaboard St. $34-$55.35.

The long awaited Charlotte appearance of the acclaimed Kentucky rock band promises moving rock that fidgets between atmospheric Southern rock, country, blues and soul, buoyed by opening act Neko Case, who boasts killer vocals.

Vanity Theft/Sick of Sarah/Hunter Valentine

8 p.m. Monday, August 22, Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd. $8-$12.

These all female bands rock like Midwest versions of the Donnas (with synthesizers) and Tegan and Sara, respectively, with Canada’s Hunter Valentine veering closer to the rough and tumble garage punk of the Distillers.

Jill Scott’s Summer Block Party

7 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $25.75-$152.75.

Coming off their hit VH1 Soul staple “So In Love," Scott and Charlotte’s Anthony Hamilton head up a sweet adult R&B bill that includes Minneapolis vets Mint Condition, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Doug E. Fresh.

Shonali Bowhmik

10:30 p.m. Thursday, August 25, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $6-$8. 704-376-3737.

As co-founder of Atlanta’s Ultrababyfat, this NYC-based singer-songwriter made hook-laden power-pop. She recently released her first solo album, “100 Oaks Revival,” which begins with haunting folk but still hits on charming pop amidst its country and blues leanings. With Alex Kastanas.

1 comment :

  1. Thanks for these updates weekly...HOT TIP for you. FULL SERVICE is playing Amos on OCt 3rd. Great band from Austin, TX. Please check them out and add to your Hot Concerts list. Amazing band that played at 311's Pow Wow fest.