Music & Nightlife

8 buzzworthy concerts coming to Charlotte in the next week

The Lone Bellow performs at Neighborhood Theatre on Tuesday night.
The Lone Bellow performs at Neighborhood Theatre on Tuesday night. Grandstand Media


Friday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $27.50.

On their latest tour, married duo Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano graduate to the larger Fillmore after selling out venues like Neighborhood Theatre. Audiences flock to the couple’s blend of soul and roots music, and the real-life love story and family ties that play out on stage through songs like “First Try” and “Say Goodnight Instead.”

Brett Young/Carly Pearce

Saturday 8 p.m. Coyote Joe’s, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd. $17-$20.

Two weeks after the release of her debut album, “Every Little Thing,” Pearce joins Young on the Caliville Tour. Young, a California native, coined the term to represent his brand of nearly bicoastal country. In fact, Young’s career got a jump-start when he moved to Nashville after years in L.A., scoring his first big hit with “Sleep Without You.”


Tuesday 7 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $54.

The Finnish goth-metal band is calling it quits after its Bang & Whimper Farewell Tour winds to a close at Finland’s Helldone Festival on New Year’s Eve. The tour also marks the return of Pennsylvania rock band CKY, which is now a trio. 3Teeth also play. Tickets are sold out through the venue, but are available through third-party sellers.

Bon Iver

Monday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $85 and up.

A year after its third album – the acclaimed, experimental left turn “22, A Million” – Wisconsin’s favorite soft-rocker is back on stage for a run of sold-out shows. Regular tickets are sold out, but some are available through third-party sellers via

The Lone Bellow

Tuesday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $18-$25.

On the heels of the Dave Cobb-produced “Walk into a Storm,” the trio returns to share more heartfelt harmonies and its modern blend of folk-rock and string music. Founded on a spirit of survival, coping and companionship, its shows have been known to pluck heart strings.

Whitney Rose

Tuesday 8:30 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $10-$12.

This Canadian spitfire proves there is more to country than bros and beers, drawing on Nancy Sinatra, classic full-band arrangements akin to Dwight Yoakam or Chris Isaak’s seasoned bands, and a taste for subtlety that shows in her restrained vocals and casually alluring delivery.

Imagine Dragons

Wednesday 8 p.m. Spectrum Center, 333 E. Trade St. $39.50-$200.

The rock band most likely to inherit the grandiosity and revival-like atmosphere of an anthem-filled Coldplay or U2 show embarks on The EVOLVE Tour, following the release of its third album. It’s stacked the bill with dance-rock oddballs Grouplove (which had to cancel its own headlining show last winter) and up-and-coming alt-hip-hop artist K. Flay.

The War and Treaty

Thursday 10:30 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $7-$9.

The story behind Michael Trotter Jr. and his wife Tanya Blount’s gospel-soul folk-blues project is spiked with movie-worthy moments like Trotter discovering Saddam Hussein’s piano while stationed in Iraq, singing at his captain’s funeral, or meeting his future musical partner. It’s all there within the songs of debut EP “Down to the River.”