Hot Concerts


Friday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $19.


The Nashville duo is primed to blow up thanks to the infectious, electro-pop party single “Doses & Mimosas,” which channels Justin Timberlake’s soul, Ke$ha’s crassness and edgy hip-hop attitude. Its debut album is due May 27.

Amos Lee

Saturday 8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $49.90-$62.25. www.ticketmaster.com.

The Philly singer-songwriter mines the South (he graduated from USC) on “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song” – which finds him shifting from raw near-bluegrass to classic country and radio-ready R&B ballads.

Holly Golightly/

Dexter Romweber Duo

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

Given their separate histories with Jack White – Golightly appeared on the White Stripes’ “Elephant” while White has name-dropped Romweber for years – it’s about time the Brit-garage rocker turned rural Georgia transplant joined the revered rockabilly vets.

Ben Taylor

Tuesday 8 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $18-$20.


The singer-songwriter son of James Taylor and Carly Simon makes gentle folk-pop with a voice and delivery similar to his dad’s, but infuses it with humor and perspective.

Ben Sollee

Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Stage Door Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $15.


From Ditch the Van bicycle tours to lending financial support to a West Virginia community ravaged by fire to scoring a Charlotte ballet, the singer-songwriter and cellist makes music that reflects the beauty and thoughtfulness of his life.

Dirty Dozen

Brass Band

Wednesday 9 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $16-$18.


Charlotte is again being treated to classic New Orleans brass, this time by a be-bop- and funk-infused French Quarter institution that has recently enjoyed an ultra-cool resurgence and worked with hip artists from disparate genres.


Thursday 9 p.m. Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. $15. www.chopshopnoda.com.

The 23-year-old electro-funk producer (aka Grant Kwiecinski) spikes his original modern soul tracks and remixes old-school funk, jazz and hip-hop for fresh sounds.