Treasure Fest III
5:30 p.m. (also 2:30 p.m. Saturday). Various Plaza Midwood venues and The Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Road. $25-$30 (for both days). treasurefest.blogspot.com/p/schedule.html.
This annual eclectic underground music festival hosts about 70 acts, including Sundials, Secret Hospital, Franz Nicolay (the Hold Steady), Hectorina, It Looks Sad, and Mineral Girls on Friday and Torchrunner, Whatever Brains, Wymym’s Prysyn, Rogue Nations, and Pullman Strike on Saturday.
The Hush Sound
7 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $18-$20. www.ticketfly.com.
After a five-year hiatus, the band returns with its signature male/female vocals and bouncy, intelligent, hook-filled pop. With Hockey, River City Extension, Genevieve Schatz from Company of Thieves, and Lucas Carpenter.
Michael Tracy & Friends’ Music Matinee
3 p.m. Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. $10-$15. www.chopshopnoda.com.
The bluesy Charlotte-based rock guitarist and vocalist heads up a family-friendly bill featuring local artists the Joe Davis Band, Fiftywatt Freight Train, Analog Daze, Jake Haldenwang, Gary Ramsey, and StellaRising. BBQ also will be served.
7 p.m. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway. Free. www.usnwc.org.
This eccentric Southern songwriter plays mean, twangy slide and a gritty, metallic resonator guitar while singing in a voice that sounds soulful and world-weary. His music was recently featured in “Django Unchained.”
Charles Walker Band
9 p.m. Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $10-$12. 704-376-1446.
Fronted by sassy female vocalist Porsche Cameron and led by saxophonist/keyboardist Walker, this Milwaukee combo conjures the decadent party vibe of carefree ’70s Motown, funk and soul with a rippling blues edge.
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