In This Moment
Friday 7 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $31.50. www.livenation.com.
Two months after appearing at Carolina Rebellion and a month before the release of its new album, “Ritual,” metal’s leading lady Maria Brink returns for the Half-God Half-Devil Tour. As praised for her look (the Gaga of metal) as much as her vocal range, Brink and her band continue to evolve with a theatrical live show (dancers, costumes) and a sonic palate that goes beyond textbook metal.
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Friday 8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $47-$67. www.ticketmaster.com.
Between three upcoming movies (including an “Ant Man” sequel) and notorious anti-Trump Twitter rants (amusing given last year’s declaration on the dangers of a female president), the prolific and outspoken Grammy-winning rapper extends his Hustle Gang Tour. According to recent reviews, the Atlanta trap pioneer remains a charismatic figure on stage as he blasts through his string of hits.
Friday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. Independence Blvd. $10. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
For Charlotte music fans who’ve followed Edwards brothers Chad and Alan since the late ’90s – when their first outfit, Lou Ford, threatened to break nationally – a second album from their current band the Loudermilks once again proves they’re some of the best roots-rock songwriters in the city. They celebrate the release of that second record, “Monument” with Amigo and Six String Drag.
Friday 10:30 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $5. www.snugrock.com.
This Charlotte psych-rock outfit has spent the last month crossing the U.S. behind its new “Venomous Blossoms” LP. Psych-rock can be interpreted in different ways. This is neither fuzzed-out shoegazer or thick and trippy stoner rock. It’s colorful, harmony-filled, reverb-heavy ’60s psychedelia that traces a line between the Beatles’ later period and UK bands like Charlatans UK and the Stone Roses.
John Paul White/Lera Lynn
Saturday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $15-$22. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com
Formerly one-half of the Grammy-winning duo Civil Wars, White returned to his solo work with last year’s “Beulah,” proving the duo’s success was not a fluke. With her haunting alto, Lynn (who appeared on Season 2 of “True Detective”) makes noir pop fit for a low-lit mystery thriller. Her roots are in Americana, but her latest album, “Resistor,” is a moody, atmospheric trip to the darker side.
Brother Dege & the Brethren
Sunday 7:30 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $8-$10. www.eveningmuse.com.
Armed with his signature resonator guitar (or Dobro) – which features a hubcap-style face that gives his songs an unmistakable metallic twang – the Louisiana native/former member of Santeria channels the ghosts of pre-war Delta blues with slide guitar. It’s that worn, tattered sound that caught Quentin Tarantino’s ear; the director put Dege’s “Too Young To Die” on the “Django Unchained” soundtrack.
Thursday 11 a.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $42. www.livenation.com.
Given its 22-year history, it’s safe to say the punk-rock summer festival is now older than most of its attendees. This year, the bands are a mix of Warped Tour vets like Street Dogs, the Ataris, Strung Out, Valient Thorr, Anti-Flag, Hatebreed, Save Ferris and Sick of It All, along with Gwar, blessthefall, Emmure, Memphis May Fire, Barb Wire Dolls, Never Shout Never, CKY and a host of others.