Yacht Rock Revue
Fri 6 p.m. N.C. Music Factory’s Fountain Plaza, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $10. www.ncmusicfactory.com.
The Atlanta cover band focuses on the decadent late ’70s, early ’80s era of Christopher Cross, Michael McDonald and early Hall & Oates, with a wink and a tip of its captain’s hat – fun whether you’re a fan of the time period or not.
Rock the Park
Sat 3 p.m. Carowinds Palladium, Carowinds Blvd. $25.99-$109.99. www.rocktheparkfest.com/tickets.
Comedian Bone Hampton hosts the annual Christian hard-rock fest, which includes performances from dark crossover rockers Skillet, with Tenth Avenue North, Audio Adrenaline, We As Human and Flame.
The XX/Grizzly Bear
Sat 7:30 p.m. Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre, 1000 N.C. Music Factory Blvd. $35-$60. www.livenation.com.
UK group The XX combines the cool, hypnotic chill of slowed-down electronic dance music and the sultriness and heart of R&B. Quirky Brooklyn-based tour mates Grizzly Bear similarly straddles harmony-driven, electronic indie-pop and rootsier psychedelic folk-rock.
Mon 7:30 p.m. Stage Door Theater, Fifth and College streets. $10. www.blumenthalarts.org.
The dual vocals of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig anchor this Brooklyn combo’s sweet pop songs, which run from bubblegum ear candy to playful and intelligent, harmony-driven rock that’s already been heard on Fox’s “New Girl.” The band will release its full-length debut in the fall.
Wed 8 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $14-$17. www.visulite.com.
The seemingly troubled San Francisco indie-folk rock duo recharged after a van accident and solo albums with an apparently new lease on rock. Its 2012 record “The Bloom and the Blight” is a gnarly, moving psychedelic garage rock opus.
Billy Joe Shaver
Wed 9 p.m. Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $18-$20. www.doubledoorinn.com.
The prolific Texas songwriter’s autobiographical tunes became country standards from Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings. His life reads like a country song – from his wife’s death to his guitarist son’s fatal overdose to going to trial for shooting a man. That’s just in the last 14 years.
Thu 8 p.m. Milestone Club, 3400 Tuckaseegee Road. $10-$12. www.ticketfly.com/event/223227.
Though its Morrissey-on-depressants vocals hide under a crumbling wall of distortion, reverb and noise, there’s a thread of pop charm and melody that recalls late-’70s/early-’80s art rock. In another era, it would’ve been a fixture at CBGB’s.
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