Hot Concerts

Chris Knight

Friday 9 p.m. Puckett’s Farm Equipment, 2740 W. Sugar Creek Road. $20. www.puckettsfarm.com.

The critically acclaimed but commercially underrated singer-songwriter’s latest album “Little Victories” may still be too left of Nashville to score a major radio hit. But with literary skill and a knowing, blue-collar delivery, Knight could charm the most mainstream country fan along with the Americana base.

Baby Baby

Friday 10 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $5. www.snugrock.com.

This Atlanta foursome celebrates the release of its debut album, “Big Boy Baller Club,” which was released this week. Formed in 2009 as an alternative to the city’s self-serious hip-hop, indie and hardcore, they make guitar punk with dance elements, catchy choruses and a sense of humor.

Pierre Bensusan

Sunday 8 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $20-$22.


World music-loving critics and guitar geeks trip over themselves describing the technical prowess and emotional heft of the virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist’s live shows. The Frenchman celebrates a 40-year career with a three-disc set and the type of intimate one-night show that’s rare for him (so take advantage).

Juicy J

Monday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory. $37.50.


The Oscar winner (for “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from 2005’s “Hustle & Flow”) is enjoying a hot solo career 23 years after co-founding Three 6 Mafia at age 16, thanks to work with Wiz Khalifa and the Weeknd on his “Stay Trippy” album and his guest spot on Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse.”

Onward Etc.

Tuesday 8:30 p.m. Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $8-$10. www.tremontmusichall.com.

If you dig fiddle and banjo-infused beer-raising sing-alongs in the vein of Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys – but with equal footing in gravelly voiced, rural singer-songwriter folk and the hard-charging punk of Social Distortion – this migrant unit may be for you.

Todd Rundgren

Wednesday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $37. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

“An Unpredictable Evening With…” is exactly what you get with the eccentric classic psych-rock and AM pop legend, who recently has covered Rebecca Black, Robert Johnson, Daft Punk and the Miracles – as well as his band Utopia. But you never know if he’ll play his own biggest hit, “Hello It’s Me.”