Friday 8 p.m. Don Gibson Theatre, 318 S. Washington St., Shelby. $27.50. www.dongibsontheatre.com.
The Greenville, S.C.-raised singer-songwriter best known for the ’90s hits “Solitude” and “I’ll Be” (which was recently covered on “The Voice”) returns to Shelby’s vintage theater for the third straight Thanksgiving.
Friday 9 p.m. Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $15.
On its new album, the envelope-pushing showmen proudly carry the nihilistic, beat-driven theatrical industrial metal that it’s wielded since the ’90s when it helped ignite the genre. With metallic alt-rock oufit the Rabid Whole.
Tribute to Levon Helm
Friday 9 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $12-$15. www.visulite.com.
Charlotte’s New Familiars was honored to open for The Band drummer/vocalist in 2010. After his 2012 death, it put together this local all-star tribute, which features the Midwood Horns, Jason Atkins and others.
Friday 10 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $6. www.snugrock.com.
The Tar Heel crooner (formerly one half of Flat Duo Jets) is an underground rockabilly guitar icon heralded by Jack White and Neko Case as an all-time favorite. He was the subject of a 2011 documentary “Two Headed Cow.”
Saturday 7:30 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $17-$20.
The Savatage founder/longtime Trans Siberian Orchestra vocalist copes with the loss of bandmate Matt LaPorte on a new solo album that incorporates the last recorded work of his brother Criss Oliva, who died in a 1993 car crash.
Saturday 8 p.m. Chop Shop, E. 35th St. $12-$14. www.chopshopnoda.com.
With anticipation high for its major-label full-length release in 2014, the Charlotte-based band is staging a homecoming show (and its first at NoDa’s Chop Shop) that will be filmed, so be sure to join in loudly during the sing-alongs.
Monday 7:30 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. Sold out. www.blumenthalarts.org.
The Soundgarden frontman, whose band’s highly anticipated return to Charlotte was scrapped due to inclement weather at May’s Carolina Rebellion, returns for the “American Songbook” tour, which revisits his older material.
Wednesday 8:30 p.m. Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $15.
As the original vocalist/guitarist for the Stranglers, the British punk icon enjoyed 21 Top-40 singles in the UK and Europe. Although not as well-known in the States, he hasn’t lost any of his bite on his latest solo album, “Totem and Taboo.”
Thursday 8 p.m., The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., $50,
Following the June 4 release of its 14th studio album, “Super Collider,” influential thrash-metal pioneers Dave Mustaine, Dave Ellefson and company are back to celebrate 30 years. With fellow metalheads Fear Factory and Nonpoint.
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