Friday, October 14, 2011

This week's hot concerts

Still Corners

9 p.m. Monday, October 17, Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $7.

This London combo creates delicate, ethereal pop with breathy vocals and quietly haunting melodies fit to score sexy vintage French cinema (think M83-meets-the Postmarks).


7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $20-$23.

Twenty-seven years into its blood-spurting career the notorious horror-rock kings are getting bigger than ever (booted off Fox News for Palin puppet beheading and spearheading(!) it’s own hometown Gwar-B-Q festival). It launch its latest tour in Charlotte.

Gym Class Heroes/Dirty Heads

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, Fillmore, 1000 Seaboard St. $27.

Following the solo success of “Billionaire” Travie McCoy is back fronting the good time hip-hop act who team up with Dirty Heads and rapper/singer Outasight prior to the November release of “The Papercut Chronicles II.”


9 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $7.

With a voice that slides through sweet melancholy tunes this Nashville transplant paints dreamy canvases of classic country, girl groups, and the English countryside.

Truth & Salvage Co.

8 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, Double Door, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $8-$12. 704-376-1446.

Originally from Asheville, this bluesy Southern outfit conjures the earthy spirit of soulful `70s country-rock. It’s toured with the Black Crowes and opened for the Avett Brothers on New Year's Eve.

Blue October/Iamdynamite/Plain Jane Automobile

8 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, Fillmore, 1000 Seaboard St. $32.50.

The headliner is the big draw with an already devoted following and a bracing new album surrounding singer Justin Furstenfeld’s divorce, but the openers are worth a listen too.

New Found Glory

6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20, Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $17.50-$21.

On the heels of its latest album, “Radiosurgery” (which finds NFG back with producer Neal Avron), this fun live act is out to prove “Pop Punk’s Not Dead” – the title of its tour with Set Your Goals and others.

Battlefield Band

7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20, McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. $20-$25.704-372-1000.

This 40-year-old Scottish institution brings the crisp, clean tradition of bagpipes, fiddles, and whistles together for rich ringing Celtic sounds.

Jason Boland & the Stragglers

8 p.m. Thursday, October 20, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $12-$15/$27 VIP. 704-358-9298.

This Okie band leader writes traditional country in the vein of George Strait. He’s weathered alcoholism and medical issues that threatened to damage his voice, which may be why he does real country heartache so well.

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