Sat 8 p.m. Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $17-$20. www.tremontmusichall.com.
Whether tackling squealing solos, metal licks, rippling surf, meaty Southern rock or electric blues, the renowned musician picks a mean guitar. He hits Charlotte before rocking NASCAR fans Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.
Annual Halloween Fiasco!
Sat 8 p.m. The Milestone Club, 3400 Tuckaseegee Road. $10. www.themilestoneclub.com.
Local bands like Serfs, Bo White, Secret Hospital and Hectorina “dress up” for Halloween as classic acts covering Billy Idol, the Descendents, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Interpol, Violent Femmes and Bikini Kill.
Beach Fossils/Kurt Vile
Mon 8 p.m. Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. $15. www.chopshopnoda.com.
Beach Fossils’ Dustin Payseur finally returns to his hometown with his Brooklyn-based indie band, whose lo-fi album “Clash The Truth” is one of the best records of 2013. Prolific headliner Kurt Vile is an equally buzzed-about songwriter, who makes dreamy, odd, listenable indie-rock somewhere between Ben Kweller and Beck.
Thu 7:30 p.m. Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $22-$25. www.tremontmusichall.com.
Who better to celebrate Halloween with than these metal monsters from outer space? Get ready to get messy and bloody in the slave pit as these veteran theatrical rockers deliver sci-fi horror madness on stage.
Thu 7:30 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $18. www.visulite.com.
The indie duo behind the inescapable “Go Outside” (currently playing in a Nokia Lumia commercial) proves success wasn’t a fluke with its sophomore album, “Static,” another batch of deliciously sweet, modern alt-pop.
St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Thursday 9 p.m., Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St., $10-$12. www.chopshopnoda.com
The retro soul revival is alive and well in Alabama thanks to cats like this intense band leader. His big voice is surrounded by a crop of A-list horn players and beat keepers that help create a big, classic soul sound.
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