9 p.m. Fillmore Charlotte, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $33. www.livenation.com.
After more than a decade on the scene, the Atlanta-area rapper became one of the hottest national acts of 2012 with a No. 1 album and collaborations with Drake, Kanye West, and Nicki Minaj, garnering him a widespread stamp of approval.
8 p.m. Fillmore Charlotte, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $27. www.livenation.com.
The surprisingly versatile pop-punk band celebrates the 10th anniversary of its “Does This Look Infected?” album, which included hits “The Hell Song” and “Still Waiting.” With snappy harmony- and hook-driven combo IAmDynamite.
I Fight Dragons
6:30 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $10-$12. www.etix.com.
This recent Warped Tour act embarks on its maiden headlining tour – titled “War of the Cyborg Liberation” – while employing Nintendo Game Boys and Entertainment Systems into quirky tracks about geek empowerment that merge Devo and Weezer.
10 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $8-$10. 704-376-3737.
With engaging harmonies and personality, married songwriters Eleanor Whitmore and Chris Mastersons (who opened and backed Steve Earle here in May) echo the tradition of acclaimed country-folk couplings like Buddy and Julie Miller.
7:30 p.m. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. $19.50-$39.50. 704-372-1000.
The ’80s hit maker (“Satisfied,” “Right Here Waiting”) – who has since written dozens of artists, from Luther Vandross to Keith Urban – revisits his back catalog and performs newer material in an intimate “VH1 Storytellers”-type setting.
Jonathan Coulton & John Roderick
8 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $18-$20. 704-358-9200.
Geeky Internet sensation Coulton (best-known for the 2006 song “Code Monkey”) and the Long Winters’ Roderick take on the holidays with songs from “One Christmas at a Time.” They’ll also play some non-holiday favorites.