Chris Peigler Punk Party
Friday 8 p.m. (also 4 p.m. Saturday). Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $7-$10. www.tremontmusichall.com.
Charlotte’s punk community pays tribute to one of its forefathers with 17 bands across two days, including the reunions of the X-Periment and surviving members of Peigler’s My So-Called Band, as well as local punk staples Antiseen, Dirty South Revolutionaries, and Southside Punx.
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Friday 9 p.m. Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. $22. www.chopshopnoda.com.
Having honed its chemistry on stage (with only a handful of releases in over 20 years), this veteran Boston funk band’s core features members of Soulive, while other members have backed Dave Matthews, Britney Spears, and the Game on the road.
Johnson Brothers’ Annual Valentine’s Day Bash
Friday 10 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $5. www.snugrock.com.
The Johnsons have been raising money for RAIN (Regional AIDS Interfaith Network) for 22 years with this annual V-day concert. This year, the group welcomes veteran favorites Belmont Playboys, while DJs Starseed, Godwin, and Jay Coop spin between sets.
Black Joe Lewis
Saturday 9 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $15. www.visulite.com.
The adventurous Austin guitar wiz is like the second coming of Hendrix and Sly Stone with a retro soul center and a punk edge. He’s also a live force who delightfully kicks through genre walls with ease and attitude on his latest album, “Electric Slave.”
Saturday 10 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $7. www.snugrock.com.
This dreamy Savannah trio combines fuzzy ’80s and ’90s shoegazer and thick contemporary electronic bass sounds with Bananarama-style harmonies and Dum Dum Girls-like sing-songy melodies for a weird marriage that actually works.
Sunday 9 p.m. Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $8. www.doubledoorinn.com.
The Charlotte music stalwart can sound heartbreakingly pained on slower country ballads like “The Quiet Kind” and “Dead Man Walking,” but the twangy honky-tonk spirit is never far away on his new album, “Cowbilly.”
Tuesday 8 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $10. www.eveningmuse.com.
On the new acoustic album “Simple,” the up-and-coming Nashville singer-songwriter – who wrote hits for Ryan Cabrera – re-creates the intimacy and starkness of his live shows. With Judah & the Lion.
Wednesday 8:30 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $12-$15.
The Forest City native and Muscadine co-founder makes excellent, hypnotic folk-rock in the laid-back spirit of Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, and Crosby, Stills & Nash (some of whom he calls friends).