8 p.m. Fillmore Charlotte, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $30.50. www.livenation.com.
This New Jersey outfit continues to make personal, driving rock-and-roll on its fourth album, 2012’s “Handwritten.” The single “45” – a smart, charging collision of Bruce Springsteen and working-class punk – ranked among the catchiest songs of last year.
8 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $18. www.etix.com.
Founding guitarist Tracii Guns retired his version of the ’80s glam metal act in 2012, leaving vocalist Phil Lewis and drummer Steve Riley – both from its “Cocked & Loaded” lineup – to lead their old rival through hits like “Never Enough” and “The Ballad of Jayne.”
Randy Rogers Band
11 p.m. Coyote Joe’s, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd. $5. www.etix.com.
With a knack for pop hooks and smooth arrangements, the Texas outfit straddles mainstream country and the more rugged singer-songwriter aesthetic of fellow Texans like Guy Clark and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Its new album, “Trouble,” is out April 30.
8 p.m. Fillmore Charlotte, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $33. www.livenation.com.
The Canadian DJ creates bass and dubstep beats for the ears, but for the eyes he unveils 420 square feet of 3-D-video-mapped animation projected onto a mechanical bunker, where he’ll perform syncing music and video. With Paper Diamond and Vaski.
10 p.m. Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $10. www.doubledoorinn.com.
On his new album, “My Soul Alone,” the guitarist serves up conversational lyrics while displaying many facets of electric blues, from the emotive style of Stevie Ray Vaughan to the moody psychedelic grooves of Jimi Hendrix to the poppy feel of classic rock-and-roll.
8 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $22-$25. www.visulite.com.
True to his West Virginia roots, the “Sex and the City” actor (who stars in an upcoming pilot for an “NCIS” spinoff) does another go as a Nashville-steeped country singer on his second album, which is more mainstream radio-ready country than rootsy Americana.
10 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. Free. www.snugrock.com.
This Nova Scotia trio recalls the noisy lo-fi pop of ’90s acts like Archers of Loaf or Dinosaur Jr., but with a soft spot for shoegazer walls of distortion. Its album “A Ghost History” has a ’90s hook as well – a solo played by Ash guitarist Tim Wheeler.
JP Harris & the Tough Choices
9 p.m. The Thirsty Beaver, 1225 Central Ave. Free. 704-332-3612.
Whether accompanied by a weeping pedal steel or sailing through lyrics with his quick wit and tongue, it’s easy to imagine Harris’ classic-style country hitting the stage before Hank Williams circa 1950, or as a star performer on “Hee-Haw” circa 1983.