Friday 8 p.m. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. $37.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.
The revered singer-songwriter and her musical partner David Rawlings celebrate the vinyl release of the 2011 album, “The Harrow & the Harvest.” It’s the first vinyl record of their career. The rest of the catalog will follow. They’ll play it in its entirety along with other favorites. It’s one of a short string of shows to commemorate the release and will be followed up shortly with the release of Rawlings’ new “Poor David’s Almanack.”
The Descendents/The Bronx
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Friday 9 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $30. www.livenation.com.
The punk legends are back at it thanks to singer Milo Aukerman’s lay-off from DuPont. He’s left his biochemistry career to rail against the Trump administration and the hate and discrimination the band feels it perpetuates. It’s joined by fan-favorite L.A. punk outfit the Bronx, which moonlights as Mariachi El Bronx and has a new Bronx record out Sept. 22. With Charlotte lo-fi indie trio Late Bloomer.
Foreigner/Cheap Trick/Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience
Saturday 7 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $29.95-$137. www.livenation.com.
The jukebox heroes are not only heading out with fellow classic-rock stalwart Robin Zander and Co. and John Bonham’s son Jason’s tribute to his dad’s band, the headliners will be joined by Salisbury’s East Rowan High School Choir on its hit “I Want to Know What Love Is.” The band is donating $500,000 to the choir as well as sales from CDs sold by students at the show to the Grammy Foundation for music education.
Saturday 7 p.m. Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $23-$68. www.livenation.com.
Asheville-native Warren Haynes is waxing nostalgic for home on the track “Dreams & Songs” from his band’s new studio album, “Revolution Come…Revolution Go.” Praised for its timely lyrics, stylistic diversity and soulfulness, it’s Haynes’ first new material since the terrific 2015 solo album “Ashes & Dust” and the first non-live or archival Mule release since 2013’s “Shout!” Galactic opens the show.
Ford Theater Reunion
Sunday 9 p.m. The Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd. $5-$7. www.themilestoneclub.com.
This Lexington, Ky. quintet uses woodwinds in its punky vaudeville/prog-rock carnival music, and can swing from delicate and whimsical to brash and in-your-face. It’s what an art-rock project created by Nellie McKay, Primus, and Grouplove might sound like, which means it’s full of surprises.
Wednesday 8 p.m. Spectrum Center, 333 E. Trade St. $29.50-$59.50. www.ticketmaster.com.
Fayetteville’s favorite son turns in a mature, political, yet still entertaining statement on his 4 Your Eyez Only Tour, which addresses racial tension, police brutality, equality and the justice system from a boxing ring-style stage in the center of the arena. The production elevates his storytelling, which also hits on fatherhood, death and self-confidence. With Anderson .Paak., Bas, J.I.D. and Ari Lennox.
Thursday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $32-$42. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
One of the biggest breakout acts of the ’90s (with the Fugees and as a solo artist), the Haitian-American musician celebrates 20 years since his first “Carnival” record and the release of a third installment of the trilogy. “Carnival III” is again filled with diverse collaborations (Emile Sandé, DJ Khaled, the Knocks) and the global cross-genre sound he cultivated on its sister albums.