Friday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $20. www.livenation.com.
With singles like “My Type” and “Move,” the L.A. outfit shows a knack for irresistible earworms with a direct line to the dance floor. In fact, it’s capable of crossing over with Fitz & the Tantrums’-style pop hits that don’t alienate alt-radio fans.
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Friday 9 p.m. Coyote Joe’s, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd. $10. www.coyote-joes.com.
Originally hailing from the tiny eastern North Carolina town of Parmele, this long-running country act teams up with Greenville, N.C. native Kasey Tyndall for the Hotdamalama Tour. While Parmalee has nearly two decades in the business, Tyndall’s debut album will be released Nov. 17.
Neil Young Tribute
Sunday 6:30 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $10. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Flatland Tourists, the Pintos, Sinners & Saints, Tom Eure and members of Elonzo Wesley pay tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter while raising funds for the Catawba Lands Conservancy, which ties in with Young’s own devotion to environmental causes through its work with wildlife habitats, farmland, open spaces, and air and water quality.
Sunday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $29.50. www.livenation.com.
On his third album, “The Hype,” the Long Island rapper is careful not to repeat himself, delivering quick-tongued playfulness in league with his most popular anthems, as well as songs that verge on acoustic pop and heavily-sung, beat-anchored balladry. There’s still a long guest-list and celebrity name-dropping, but there’s also growth.
Sunday 7:30 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $10-$12. www.eveningmuse.com.
Locals were introduced to the California singer-songwriter while on tour with Forrest City native Jonathan Wilson, who returns to produce her sophomore album, “Peace and Information.” On it, she digs deep after eight months spent in a secluded cabin writing – and her pretty pop melodies prove an interesting foil for Wilson’s Southern folk-rock roots.
Monday 6:30 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $10-$20. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Over a decade and a half ago, the founders this post-hardcore band were cutting their teeth in Rock Hill, S.C. The band relocated to Seattle and had a successful run on Christian punk label Tooth & Nail, but has now started its own label. It revisits catalog classics on the new album “Revival” (out Nov. 17).
Tuesday 6:45 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $32.50. www.livenation.com.
Two of the most beloved groups of the post-hardcore/emo-core boom of the early to mid-’00s combine forces for a must-see double bill. Both released new music in the last year – Thrice after a five-year hiatus and Circa Survive with last month’s “Amulet” – although fans still rally for old favorites.
Thursday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $35. www.livenation.com.
James Mercer may take his time between Shins’ albums (five years for the last two), but after 15 years the group still has a lock on the softer side of indie rock. For the band’s fifth album, “Heartworms,” he returns to the group’s original aesthetic following 2012’s more experimental post-Broken Bells period.