Megan & Liz
Fri 6:30 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $13-$15. www.amossouthend.com.
The YouTube-approved, Michigan-based twin-sister act combines the positive shout-anthems of Icona Pop, the sweet, cheerleader pop of Disney grads like Hilary Duff and Aly & AJ, and the girly, carefree feel of beachy songwriters like Colbie Caillat. Its debut album is out this fall.
Sat 8 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $8-$10. www.eveningmuse.com.
The former Moses Mayfield singer approaches pop-rock with more heft and haunting than many of his TV-drama-scoring peers (his songs have been used in “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Hart of Dixie”) thanks to a dark, distorted rock undercurrent and a Springsteen-like scratch to his voice. He embarks on an acoustic tour in support of his impressive new EP, “Irons in the Fire.”
Sat 8 p.m. Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $10. www.doubledoorinn.com.
The appropriately tagged Charlotte band – which trades in grooving and gritty classic blues-rock flavored with Southern, psychedelic, classic and early modern rock – celebrates the release of its (again, well-titled) album “Throwback Anthems” with the Kevin Marshall Band and Gigi Dover & Big Love. The first 100 people receive a free download.
JP Harris & the Tough Choices
Sun 6 p.m. Thirsty Beaver, 1225 Central Ave. Free. 704-332-3612.
Fans of true honky-tonk and classic but rocking country music get a pass to sleep in late Monday morning following a likely marathon concert from this Southern traditional songwriter, who snubs his nose at his home of Music City with a blatantly old-school sound that rocks more than rolls live.
Wed 8:30 p.m. Chop Shop NoDa, 399 E. 35th St. $20-$25. www.chopshopnoda.com.
Although entangled in an unpunk rock lawsuit over trademark infringement with Flag – another touring version of former members playing Black Flag songs – founder Greg Ginn and vocalist Ron Reyes (from the “Jealous Again” era) are revisiting the seminal punk group’s influential catalog, as well as creating the first new material since 1985.
Thu 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory. $30.50. www.livenation.com.
Although now famous for his non-hip-hop pursuits (“The Voice,” Gnarls Barkley, “Forget You”), Cee Lo Green reteams with Big Gipp, Khujo, and T-Mo for a Goodie Mob reunion and album (the cleverly titled “Age Against the Machine”), which Green says goes beyond hip-hop and is just the first act for the re-ignited veteran unit.
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