Music & Nightlife

8 buzzworthy concerts coming to Charlotte in the next week

Adam Ant performs at The Fillmore on Friday night.
Adam Ant performs at The Fillmore on Friday night.

Adam Ant

Friday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $30. www.livenation.com.

In 2013, new wave icon Adam Ant returned to U.S. soil and the UK album charts with his first record in 18 years and a tour that put him back in his element, with a mix of old hits and new autobiographical arty songs. This time, he’s revisiting his singles on The Anthems Tour, including “Vive Le Rock,” “Antmusic” and “Strip.” L.A.’s Glam Skanks open the show with snarly, ’80s decadence and self-aware wit.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Friday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $22-$32. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

The former Black Crowes frontman’s prolific, psychedelic soul-rock second act is a well-oiled blues machine that released its third album in two years – “Barefoot in the Head” – this summer. Thanks to an ever-changing setlist and a loose style that allows songs to shift and morph in a live setting, each show is something new ... but don’t expect many nods to his old band.

Mutemath

Sunday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $22.50. www.livenation.com.

On its fifth album, “Play Dead” (which has drawn praise since its release three weeks ago for busy arrangements, diverse directions and mix of ’70s psychedelia and the group’s experimental synth-pop), the electronic rock four-piece returns with its winkingly titled Play Dead Live Tour. With Colony House.

XEB

Sunday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $15-$17. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

Third Eye Blind’s frontman Stephan Jenkins spent the summer celebrating the 20th anniversary of his band’s smash 1997 debut, which gave us “Semi-Charmed Life” and “How’s It Going to Be.” Not to be outdone, fellow co-founder Kevin Cadogan and former bassist Arion Salazar are also playing the seminal ’90s album in its entirety with their own version of the band, featuring one-time 3EB guitarist Tony Fredianelli in Jenkins’ role.

The War on Drugs

Monday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $33. www.livenation.com.

The Philadelphia “band” – which brings to life former Kurt Vile bandmate Adam Granduciel’s meticulous studio vision and multi-layered instrumentation – released one of early fall’s most anticipated new rock albums, “A Deeper Understanding.” Its songs drift from moody and grand ’80s-style-soundtrack-ready balladry to more-rocking compositions that are catchier and faster-paced, but no less complex.

Trombone Shorty

Tuesday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $30. www.livenation.com.

Treme native Troy Andrews hasn’t slowed down since he started leading his own band through parades at age 8. Now 31, published a children’s book about his life, assumed the coveted closing spot at the New Orleans’ Jazz Festival, and is on his seventh solo studio album, “Parking Lot Symphony.” The charismatic performer and frontman routinely leaves crowds in awe. With Dumpstafunk.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Wednesday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $22-$32. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

One of the mid-’90s’ most original rap groups, Bone’s lightning-fast vocal runs, attention to melody, and relatable subject matter fit well in collaborations with 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G. and Eazy-E, and made “Tha Crossroads” and “First of tha Month” classics. Krayzie and Bizzy Bone headed up the new Bone Thugs’ album “New Waves,” with eclectic guests Yelawolf, Korn’s Jonathan Davis and Stephen Marley.

Wye Oak

Thursday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $16-$18. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

The Baltimore duo of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack kick off this intimate, fairly unscripted tour in the venue’s front room, where they’ll dole out new songs for the first time live, share stories and jokes, and give fans an informal, lower-key look at its process and chemistry. The show also commemorates the release of its new rarities 7-inch. With Luke Temple.

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