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Friday 8 p.m., Don Gibson Theater, 318 Washington St., Shelby, $26.50, www.dongibsontheater.com.
In 1981, Juice Newton erased the line between pop and country with the Top 10 hits “Angel of the Morning” and “Queens of Hearts.” She charted and was nominated for Grammys in both genres (eventually winning in country for a Brenda Lee cover). After a quiet `90s, the 62-year-old redhead returns, still straddling pop and country.
JD Wilkes & the Dirt Daubers
Friday 9 p.m., Puckett’s Farm Equipment, 2740 W. Sugar Creek Road, $8-$25, bit.ly/XhxdKK.
The Legendary Shack Shaker teams with his upright-bass-playing wife, Jessica, whose husky growl is a fitting counterpoint to his rockabilly soul style. This bluesy guitar-driven quartet bridges Southern Culture, Memphis soul and gritty electric blues in a way that’s catchy enough for Black Keys fans.
Saturday 10 p.m., Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St., $5, www.snugrock.com.
If you think you know South Carolina, check out Sequoya Prep School’s Justin Osbourne heading up Susto, with songs he crafted in Cuba and Charleston; Columbia’s Dear Blanca, who made laid-back indie rock on the Bo White-produced album “Pobrecito”; and locals Amigo, whose hook-writing, guitar-slinging frontman hails from Clover.
Monday 9 p.m., The Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Road, $10, www.themilestoneclub.com.
The classic lineup of the `90s/early ’00s pop-punk band regroups after a 10-year hiatus to perform their million-selling album “So Long, Astoria” (best remembered for its version of Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer”) – in its entirety, at the Milestone, for 10 bucks. That seems a bizarrely good deal.
3 Doors Down
Tuesday 8 p.m., The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., $52, www.livenation.com.
After lineup changes (including the dismissal of bassist Todd Harrell, after vehicular manslaughter charges), the headlining, hit-making Mississippians push reset, with an intimate acoustic club tour that offers aforementioned hits and covers of Garth Brooks and Metallica.
Thursday 8 p.m., Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., $6-$8, www.eveningmuse.com.
If you’re looking for something you haven’t seen before, this Rochester-based harpist and singer-songwriter drew attention on YouTube for gorgeous harp covers. Although she’s capable of classical interpretations, her Martha Wainwright-meets-the-Sundays lilt and instrument of choice make for unique indie-pop.
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