Whitewater River Jam Fall Finale
4 p.m. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Parkway. Free. www.usnwc.org.
Western Carolina favorite Acoustic Syndicate headlines the USNWC’s 2012 season-ending concert with the always entertaining and skilled David Mayfield Parade and Virginia’s Sons of Bill, who are becoming a sort of R.E.M. of rocking country.
The Holmes Brothers
8 p.m. Don Gibson Theater, 318 S. Washington St., Shelby. $22. www.etix.com.
The Blues Music Award-winning trio encompasses the term Americana (blending gospel, blues, country, R&B, soul and rock). Its revered work includes collaborations with Joan Osborne and Peter Gabriel. It headlines Shelby’s Art Council’s 10th Annual Art of Sound Festival.
8 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $12-$15. www.ticketfly.com.
For the Steve Earle-produced “Bad Blood,” Egge tackled mental illness (which she’s experienced through family members) with simple arrangements, sleepy delivery (like a chiller Kathleen Edwards) and lilting melodies that let you forget the heavy subject matter.
7 p.m. Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $13-$15. www.etix.com.
The youthful, politically active Denver outfit draws on progressive messages and Occupy-like movements as it bridges vibrant alternative hip-hop and indie-rock. It’s paired with Astronautalis, who is often described as a hip-hop Beck.
8 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $15-$17. www.etix.com.
Remember those homemade mix tapes where you’d cobble Prince, L.L. Cool J. and the Ramones into one track? This mash-up duo has turned that bedroom practice into an art form, splicing Notorious B.I.G. and Tom Petty or Kanye and M83.
James McMurtry/Joe Pug
8 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $17-$20. www.visulite.com.
Contemporary songwriters don’t come much more revered than this pair. It must be in McMurtry’s blood. (He’s the son of author Larry McMurtry.) Pug is a newer voice on the scene, but one that’s been met with much praise.
7:30 p.m. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. $39.50-$59.50. 704-372-1000.
The duo returns, but this time it’s shaking up its formula, backed by Atlanta rock band the Shadowboxers on electric versions of classic songs and some from its new album, “Beauty Queen Sister.”