A Night in Rio: Brazilian Carnival Experience
7 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $12-$15. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
NoDa celebrates the music, dancing, food, arts and crafts of Brazil for the fourth annual cultural festival, a popular event that features elaborately costumed performers, samba and bossa nova, dance lessons, capoeira demonstrations and batucada drumming and dance.
8 p.m. Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $10. www.ticketfly.com.
The veteran Charlotte punk band celebrates its 30th year in October, and this show – with the “Eat More Possum” lineup playing the bulk of that 1992 album as well as material from its current lineup – will likely be its last until then. Guitarist Joe Young says of playing 23-year-old material: “I felt like I was 33 again.”
11 p.m. Coyote Joe’s, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd. $12-$15. www.etix.com.
On his latest album, “Free the Music,” the “Lover Lover” singer proves his versatility on genre-pushing hick-hop and pop-laced country (the title track and “Get On Up”), traditional classic country (“Whiskey Kind of Way”), pop balladry (“Only God Could Love You More”) and horn-laced Tex-Mex (“I’ll Have to Kill the Pain”).
9 p.m. Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $15. www.doubledoorinn.com.
For his first album in four years, “Ride” (out Tuesday), the rockabilly-flavored Americana guitarist and honky-tonk throwback channels his blues through the open road, having taken up motorcycling following a separation from his wife – which gives the record a aura of freedom and sadness.
Donna the Buffalo
7 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $22-$37. 704-358-9298.
A bison (see below) and a buffalo playing music across the street from each other? Sounds like a joke, but festival favorites Tara Nevins and company return with their signature mix of danceable Zydeco and Cajun-flavored reggae and Americana.
The Last Bison
8 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $10-$12. 704-376-3737.
Culled from the same pool as Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers, this Virginia farmland outfit sounds more firmly rooted in Colonial Appalachia and Irish folk music, while it looks as if it might be part of a “Little House on the Prairie” cult in period dress. Its lively mix of mountain and chamber music can certainly draw you in.
Mod Sun/Cisco Adler
8 p.m. Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $15. www.ticketfly.com.
Mod Sun, one-time drummer for post-hardcore band Scary Kids Scaring Kids, is a rapper who calls his style hippy-hop and mixes electronic, reggae, hip-hop and rock for a sound that’s in line with contemporaries like Mickey Avalon. Cisco Adler (Whitestarr, Shwayze), who released his solo debut, “Aloha,” also rides a similar lazy-summertime vibe.