The Shack Band
10 p.m. Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $7. 704-376-1446.
Myers Park High School grad Andrew Gillespie co-founded this quirky jam-rock act while at Virginia Tech. Now based in Richmond, the foursome is becoming a staple on the festival circuit with its infectious energy, Southern organ- and guitar-fueled sing-alongs, and bright harmonies. With local reggae-roots party band Of Good Nature.
8 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $12-$14. 704-376-3737.
Whether bridging country, soul and blues as a solo artist or doing a sultry and jazzy classic duo album with Barrett Smith, Whitworth’s dreamy alto channels artists like Rita Coolidge and Carly Simon with the more contemporary drawl of a Southern-steeped Nashville-schooled country singer.
8:30 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $12-$14. www.visulite.com.
Neither burning out nor fading away, the Charleston group is calling it quits after a banner year, three albums and being named band of the year in its hometown. This marks its second-to-last show (a gig in Charleston in March marks the end) and its first at Visulite after selling out Evening Muse twice.
8:30 p.m. Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $8-$10. www.ticketfly.com.
The Jackson, Miss., outfit, which is signed to Kings of Leon’s Serpent and Snakes label, has a preliminary EP out now that suggests literate lyrics, a Southern sound and vocals that bridge an edgier Counting Crows with early KOL and Springsteen. With Charlotte’s own Junior Astronomers.
8 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $15. www.eveningmuse.com.
The Indigo Girl works out new material in an intimate solo/acoustic format with sometime collaborator Heather McEntire (of the buzz-worthy Chapel Hill trio Mount Moriah). Both play solo sets as well as back each other up. With Hiss Golden Messenger.
8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $31. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
If you were a fan of late ’90s lo-fi indie-rock, then the return of the once-elusive Neutral Milk Hotel frontman/songwriter is a must-see. Weirder than Wilco – with fascinatingly curious lyrics – but still anchored enough in tradition to remain accessible, his Athens, Ga.-based group’s critically acclaimed 1998 record “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” has escalated in popularity since its release 15 years ago.