9:30 p.m. Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetowne Ave. $15. 704-376-1446.
The commercially underrated but critically adored songwriter’s new album, “Little Victories,” is a timely, rugged roots-rock effort that echoes lonesome, modern outlaw country and the writing of John Prine and Steve Earle.
Chatham County Line
7 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $15-$25. 704-358-9298.
The venerable Triangle-area new-grass four-piece seamlessly weaves traditional and contemporary roots music (and includes Charlotte natives in its membership). Its live show was recently captured on a double CD/DVD release, but you can witness it here.
7 p.m. University City United Methodist Church, 3835 W. W.T. Harris Blvd. $25. www.tomchapin.com.
Contemporary folk musician Tom Chapin – a three-time Grammy winner – performs at a benefit for Jason’s Getaway, a nonprofit established to improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities.
John Jorgenson Trio
8 p.m. Stage Door Theater, Fifth and College streets. $22.50. 704-372-1000.
The ambassador of gypsy jazz and one-time guitarist for Elton John (who fittingly portrayed Django Reinhardt in the film “Head in the Clouds”) takes audiences on a guided, time-traveling tour of Europe, South America, and pockets of the U.S.
8 p.m. Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $16-$19. www.etix.com.
After a 14-year hiatus, the ever-evolving post-punk band is back with a second album, “The Seer,” and a tour led by founder Michael Gira and original member Norman Westberg, supported by an impressive list of musicians from the Swans family.
Southern Culture on the Skids
8 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $17-$20. www.visulite.com.
The N.C. institution is back for a pre-Halloween romp to revisit the high camp horror send-up that was last year’s “Zombified,” a record that paid tribute to leader Rick Miller’s favorite holiday.
8 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $15-$18. www.eveningmuse.com.
The second-generation singer-songwriter, son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, makes the kind of folk-tinged pop and rock you’d expect from that lineage, with a voice and delivery akin to his dad’s.
Kevin Seconds/Kepi Ghoulie
8 p.m. Milestone Club, 3400 Tuckaseegee Road. $8-$10. www.etix.com.
Two veteran punk rock band leaders – of 7 Seconds and the Groovie Ghoulies, respectively. Seconds continues with his long-running acoustic solo work, while Ghoulie retains the campy pop-punk of his former band.
7:30 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $22-$25. www.visulite.com.
Although considered a countrified Americana artist since alt-country magazine No Depression declared him “artist of the decade,” the former punk band leader actually rocks harder and is edgier in his 60s than he was in his 40s.
9 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $8-$10. 704-358-9298.
Blurring the definition of “jam band,” this growing festival fixture creates moods and scenes with electronica, old-school soul/R&B, hypnotic rock and blues that can be as accessible as Lake Trout or as trippy as STS9.