Hot Concerts

Lucinda Williams

Friday 8 p.m. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. $29.59-$59.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.

If her winter set lists are any indication, the celebrated singer-songwriter delivers a sweet overview of her impressive catalog, which includes some of the sultriest, sexiest and most soulful songs ever sung by a sexagenarian.

Bubonik Funk

Friday 10 p.m. Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. $10. www.chopshopnoda.com.

The Charlotte jam-funk combo has tweaked its bluesy mix of Red Hot Chili Peppers, 311, fusion jazz and classic rock, touring the East Coast and recently performing at Jazz Fest in New Orleans. The band returns home to celebrate the release of its new EP, “Oddfish, Volume 1.”

John Mark McMillan

Saturday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $15-$18. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

The Charlotte-based singer-songwriter’s music has long straddled the line between Christian rock and secular appeal. For his fittingly titled “Borderland” album, he raised nearly $70,000. With similarly minded, orchestral N.C. folkies Songs of Water and Public Radio.

Twin Forks

Monday 8 p.m. Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. $12-$15. www.chopshopnoda.com.

Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba heads up this acoustic roots quartet, whose uplifting, down-home barn-stompers are quite an about-face from his angsty emo roots. But he still belts his joy and heartbreak with the same distinct, emotional vocals.

Skinny Lister

Tuesday 8 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $15-$17.


The British sextet turned heads while opening large tours for bands like Flogging Molly and (in the U.K.) Boy George. It laces its folk base with pastoral touches, pint-raising Celtic muscle and elements of Irish and English pub rousers and sea shanties.


Tuesday 8 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $29.50-$75. www.amossouthend.com.

With fiancé Ciara giving birth to his son in May and the release of his new album, “Honest,” the “Tony Montana” rapper and recent BET Award nominee is having a very busy spring. On the road, he cuts down on the futuristic Auto-Tune with a mean, succinct set.

The Foreign Exchange

Thursday 8 p.m. Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. $20-$25. www.chopshopnoda.com.

It’s been over a decade since Little Brother’s Phonte and Dutch producer Nicolay began trading files online to create an updated take on classic soul and R&B. The group released its sunny fourth album – “Love in Flying Colors” – in 2013, avoiding the throwback tag with striking modern flourishes.