Eliot Bronson/Kellin Watson
Friday 8 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $8-$10. www.eveningmuse.com.
“Milwaukee” – the breathtaking song he wrote after the death of Charlotte musician Rodney Lanier – showcases Bronson’s gift as a writer and gives the former Brilliant Inventions singer’s latest album its title. He’s paired with jazzy, Black Mountain-based folk-soul singer/actress Watson.
Charlotte School of Rock
Saturday 2:45 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $8 (free for kids 6 and younger).
The rock ’n’ roll-oriented music school’s young students pay tribute to Kiss, guitar gods, women in rock and David Bowie at this concert/recital to show off their stage skills.
Hot Tuna & Leon Russell
Tuesday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $32-$168. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen’s and bassist Jack Casady’s one-time Jefferson Airplane side project teams with a fellow Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famer for a night of classic Americana.
Donna the Buffalo
Tuesday 8 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $17.50-$20.
The jam/roots outfit – which has been mixing uplifting country, zydeco, reggae, and folk since 1989 – tours in support of its latest album, “Tonight, Tomorrow & Yesterday.” With Rusted Root.
7th Annual Stout Pull
Tuesday 10 p.m. Coyote Joe’s, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd. $7. www.coyote-joes.com.
Americana artists often trade tunes in this sort of songwriter circle, but this benefit concert lets mainstream country singers show off their originals in a stripped-down setting. Josh Thompson, Chris Stapleton (who’s written hits for Kenny Chesney) and Tyler Farr are on the bill.
Wednesday 7 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $33.
Metal renaissance man Corey Taylor – an author of books and comics, and a horror movie actor – captains this ship without fellow Slipknot member/guitarist James Root, who is focusing on their other band’s next album. With Pop Evil and Stolen Babies.
Covers for a Cause
Wednesday 9 p.m. Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetowne Ave. $5 minimum donation. www.doubledoorinn.com.
The genre- and decade-spanning music of Elvis Costello will be covered by local artists Elves, Amigo, gogo Pilot, Chuck Johnson, and Chris Edwards and Geoff White at this fundraiser for A Child’s Place Charlotte.
Wednesday 10 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. Free. www.snugrock.com.
The prolific Charlotte trio celebrates the release of its new album, “A Thousand Jackals,” with this Wednesday residency at the Plaza Midwood bar.
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