Brit Drozda and Jason Scavone
Friday 8 p.m. Petra’s, 1919 Commonwealth Ave. www.petrasbar.com.
A wife and mother of two, Charlotte’s Drozda tempers domesticity with songwriting, showcasing a versatile voice that flits from bluesy belting to jazz phrasing with flashes of pop, folk and country. On her new single and upcoming EP, she’s worked closely with former Noises 10 leader Scavone in developing her sound. With the Traveling Ones.
Friday 9 p.m. Coyote Joe’s, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd. $15. www.coyote-joes.com.
A trio featuring a singer/guitarist, drummer, and lap steel guitarist, these Nashville natives play into Music City’s ongoing evolution, bridging hometown aesthetics with elements of Southern rock, outlaw country, blues and a DIY mission that shuns outside assists in the studio. It’s carving its own path with songs like “Dang If We Didn’t,” “Graffiti” and “American Slang.”
Saturday 7:30 p.m. Spectrum Center, 333 E. Trade St. $69.50. www.ticketmaster.com.
Despite a fake Senate run that made many groan, the Detroit-born purveyor of hip-hop-influenced Southern Rock (which still sounds like an oxymoron decades into his run) remains a lithe showman who works the stage with fluidity and ease while he unpacks one hit after another.
George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic
Saturday 8:30 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $29.50. www.livenation.com.
At 76, the Kannapolis-born godfather of funk shows few signs of retiring. Like clockwork, he’s back on the road with his bouncy, tireless big band – scarves flowing, feathers flying – stoking funky grooves that informed generations and have yet to expire.
Annual Johnson Valentine’s Bash
Saturday 10 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $5. www.snugrock.com.
Brothers Wes and Chris Johnson have been throwing this annual benefit for RAIN (Regional AIDS Interfaith Network) for more than 25 years. It stars their band Hardcore Lounge, and this year includes a solo set from band member Mary Massie, as well as fellow music vets Shalini and John Morris’ power pop quartet Party Battleship.
Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters
Sunday 8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $124 and up. www.ticketmaster.com.
After acclaimed Americana projects with Alison Krauss and Band of Joy, the legendary Led Zeppelin frontman returned to England – and in the company of English musicians – recorded the foray into blues and world music, “Carry Fire.” He returns to the stage with the new band and some new (musical) tricks.
Thursday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $35. www.livenation.com.
The award-winning “Trap Queen” rapper wraps up his month-long For My Fans Tour this week. Following a year of singles, guest spots, mix tapes and fatherhood, the prolific/somewhat controversial prince of Trap&B takes a break from working on his sophomore album, “King Zoo,” to commune with fans.