Friday 8 p.m. Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. $18-$20. www.chopshopnoda.com.
Fans never know what theatrical statements and unusual imagery the Athens band will treat them to, but the experimental indie group’s colorful stage show is like an “Adventure Time” episode with a quirky rock soundtrack.
Friday 8 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $10. www.visulite.com.
The Clover roots-rock trio’s rousing debut album, “Might Could” – where honky tonk and doo-wop meet the energy of the Ramones – is enjoying national buzz and positive reviews. With Pullman Strike and Possum Jenkins.
Langhorne Slim/Deer Tick
Saturday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $27. www.livenation.com.
From his days opening for the Avett Brothers to last year’s killer Fillmore show with Charlotte’s Matrimony, Slim’s finally getting the attention he deserves. Deer Tick is no stranger to buzz as well, making for a stellar Americana bill.
Saturday 9 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $25-$35. www.amossouthend.com.
“That Metal Show” viewers are familiar with this super group featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big) and guitarist Richie Kotzen (Poison). All have been featured guests on the VH1 series.
Saturday 11 p.m. Chop Shop, 399 E. 36th St. $35-$60. www.chopshopnoda.com.
The Grammy-winning self-proclaimed “dancehall king’s” controversy-courting often overshadows his work, but a string of hits and collaborations with No Doubt and Janet Jackson have made the Jamaican artist an international star.
Leopold & His Fiction
Sunday 9 p.m. Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $10. www.doubledoorinn.com.
With a frontman who looks like Freddie Mercury, howls like Jack White and holds a crowd like a rock ’n’ roll evangelist, this band stole the show at SXSW. Concord’s Dolph Ramseur (The Avett Brothers) manages the group.
Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $18-$20. www.visulite.com.
The Portland ’70s folk-rock throwback returns to Charlotte following a gig at the excellent Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta this weekend. Its latest album, “VII,” injects a hefty dose of funk and soul into its twangy country-rock vibe.
Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy
Wednesday 9 p.m. Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $10. www.doubledoorinn.com.
The former Drive-By Truckers bassist revealed her songwriting and voice on later DBT records. Backed by the likes of ex-bandmate John Neff, she’s created an eclectic debut: “A Tell All,” which drifts from roots-rock to folk-pop.
+++/Sleeper Agent/ Wild Cub/Nostalghia
Thursday 7:30 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $14.65. www.livenation.com.
Chino Moreno’s (of Deftones) heavy gloom-rock trio Crosses is the big draw, but WEND’s New Music Revolution show also features bouncy dance pop (Kentucky’s Sleeper Agent and Nashville’s Wild Cub) and the “postapocalypic Gypsy-punk” of Nostalghia.
Thursday 7:30 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $15-$20. www.amosouthend.com.
The theatrical, female-fronted Italian metal combo finally headlines in Charlotte following the April release of its sultry seventh album, “Broken Crown Halo,” which balances its catchy pop metal and heavier fare.
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