Save Money in this Sunday's paper

comments

Hot concerts

By Courtney Devores
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/09/05/14/25/7Z40G.Em.138.jpeg|455
    - HANK3
    Hank3 will play a live show Saturday at Amos’ Southend.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/09/05/14/25/7rwFZ.Em.138.jpeg|198
    Jaime Green - MCT
    Kid Rock will appear at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.

Pete Anderson

Fri 9 p.m. Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $10-$12. www.doubledoorinn.com.

With his history as Dwight Yoakam’s musical partner, it’s no surprise that this Telecaster-slinging, Grammy-winning producer (Lucinda Williams, Meat Puppets) can strut like a Stray Cat, pull off tension-filled blues licks, and give his new album, “Birds Above Guitarland,” a classic feel.

Shannon Whiworth

Sat 8 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $12-$14. www.eveningmuse.com.

With an aching alto, the Brevard singer-songwriter seamlessly blends country and soul while conjuring the genre-blurring spirit of musical beauties of the ’70s and ’80s like Carly Simon, Carlene Carter, and Rita Coolidge.

Hank3

Sat 8 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $15-$18. www.amossouthend.com.

The prolific third-generation musician continues to flit between his familial honky-tonk roots and the noisy metal and sludge of his youth with two new releases (out Oct. 1) – a double album of country, and a punk CD. Expect his live show to demonstrate the same split musical personality.

David Mayfield Parade

Sat 9 p.m. Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetowne Ave. $12. www.doubledoorinn.com.

With a stellar sophomore album, the former Cadillac Sky and Jessica Lea Mayfield sideman literally struts his stuff on stage, where he’s a comedic frontman, poignant songwriter and nimble picker. You will not leave without a smile glued to your face.

Jam For Cam

Sat 9 p.m. The Saloon, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $5. www.thesalooncharlotte.com.

The second annual concert features two artists who have new albums produced by David Mayfield. Spartanburg’s Sarah Clanton Schaffer makes cello rock that’s part roots music, part Fiona Apple; Bristol, Va.’s Annabelle’s Curse is an acoustic act that erases the line between pop and bluegrass.

Kid Rock

Tue 6:45 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $29. www.livenation.com.

The genre-hopping country-rocker abides by his Heartland-loving, everyman-empathizing lyrics by leveling the ticket-buying playing field and making admission actually affordable and equal (all seats are the same price). With ZZ Top and Uncle Kracker.

Rancid

Tue 7 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $33. www.livenation.com.

Rancid headlines a Charlotte club for the first time since 1996. Recent setlists have relied heavily on the veteran punk band’s “And Out Come the Wolves” era. Opening act Tim Timebomb and Friends is a covers and originals project of Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong featuring a revolving cast of musicians.

Wax Tailor

Tue 8 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $15-$17. www.amossouthend.com.

Narrated by Don McCorkindale (BBC’s “The Avengers”) with delicate female vocals and multi-media collaborations with 20 film directors, this trip-hop adventure from the award-winning French electronic hip-hop artists is more like a live-scored film and music experience than a typical hip-hop concert.

Goapele

Thu 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $20. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

The Oakland-based R&B singer can do sexy, feminist Mary J. Blige-style R&B and classic soul, but there’s also an undercurrent of experimental arrangements, jazz and electronic musical swerves, and smart, sympathetic lyrics that make her music relatable without rattling her striking, cool persona.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more



Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more


Quick Job Search
Salary Databases
Your 2 Cents
Share your opinion with our Partners
Learn More