Hot Concerts in the Charlotte area

Minus the Bear

Friday 7 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $23. www.amossouthend.com

It’s been a year and a half since 2012’s “Infinity Overhead” album and the influential Seattle indie-rock favorite is just now gearing up for its next go of songwriting while keeping its live skills sharp with a rare weekend in the Carolinas.

The Hawthornes

Friday 8 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $8-$10. www.eveningmuse.com.

The Charlotte foursome – combining funk basslines, anthemic rock guitar, a bit of prog and jazz, and vocals that marry elements of Seal and Michael McDonald – celebrates its latest album, “More Than Eyes Can See.”

Sarah Jarosz

Friday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 35th St. $20. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

The 22-year-old singer-songwriter and banjo and mandolin prodigy picks up where artists like Nickel Creek left off, bridging bluegrass with orchestral folk. Her third album, “Build Me Up From Bones,” is her darkest, artiest yet.

Sinners & Saints

Saturday 10 p.m. Petra’s, 1919 Commonwealth Ave. $5. www.petraspianobar.com.

The Charlotte acoustic duo follows 2012’s impressive “Stupid Little Songs” debut with its first full-length, “Love and Misery.” If you like the Avett Brothers’ stripped-down “Gleam” EPs, then try this pair’s raw, heart-on-sleeve folk.

Ava Luna

Tuesday 8 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $5. www.snugrock.com.

This Brooklyn art house, no-wave throwback employs a strange blend of soul singing, funky percussion, quirky synth, disjointed arrangements, and nods to distant cousins like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Le Tigre and Talking Heads.


Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $20-$23.


The San Diego pop-rock band infuses its ninth album with modern, electronic edge that fits nicely as an airy companion to its surf documentary, “Fading West.” With Swedish dance-pop juggernaut the Royal Concept.

Children of Bodom

Wednesday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $30.50. www.livenation.com.

As an opening act on major metal tours, this veteran Finnish death-metal act is often a show-stealer; this time around, it headlines its “Halo of Blood” tour of North America with support from Death Angel and fellow Scandinavians Tyr.

2 Chainz

Thursday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $52.


With his 2013’s “B.O.A.T.S. II #METIME” continuing its months-long streak on Billboard’s R&B and hip-hop album charts, the Georgia rapper embarks on the 2 Good to Be T.R.U. tour. With Pusha T and August Alsina.