Music & Nightlife

8 buzzworthy concerts coming to Charlotte in the next week

The Ruen Brothers (Rupert and Harry Stansall) will perform at the Evening Muse on Sunday night.
The Ruen Brothers (Rupert and Harry Stansall) will perform at the Evening Muse on Sunday night.

The Darkness

Friday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $47. www.livenation.com.

Fifteen years after blasting onto the charts with over-the-top falsetto, body-hugging jumpsuits and hair-metal tomfoolery, the British hard-rock revivalists are back on the UK charts with an accidentally political anthem eschewing public transit. It’s signature humor, squealing guitar licks, and fun live show make a good foil for garage rockers Diarrhea Planet.

Big Dipper

Friday 10 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $10. www.snugrock.com.

Like the queer-core punks of the ’90s, plus-size gay rapper Big Dipper takes on homophobes and celebrates sexuality with unapologetically graphic lyrics, danceable beats and a body-positive image that finds the hirsute emcee busting moves on stage in skin-tight onesies and short shorts.

Bully

Saturday 10 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $12. www.snugrock.com.

On its sophomore effort, “Losing,” the Nashville post-grunge punk trio (led by fiery frontwoman and producer Alicia Bognanno) parallels post-Trump America and post-breakup blues and isolation through lyrically intimate vocal dynamics that rise from apathetic whisper to frustrated scream.

Beck

Sunday 7:30 p.m. Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $30.50. www.livenation.com.

Whether peddling the catchy dance funk that ignited his career, writing albums full of intimate acoustic ballads or delivering infectious pop music, the veteran musician remains a consistent force both on record and on stage.

Ruen Brothers

Sunday 7:30 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $8. www.eveningmuse.com.

Avett Brothers manager Dolph Ramseur is putting his money on another pair of brothers: English duo Henry and Rupert Stansall. More Everly Brothers than Americana, its upcoming album is produced by Rick Rubin and features Red Hot Chili Pepper Chad Smith, the Killers’ Dave Keuning, and the Faces’ Ian McLagan.

Kate Nash

Sunday 8 p.m. The Underground, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $20. www.livenation.com.

Known to Netflix viewers as pro-wrestler Britannica (aka Marc Maron’s sometime love interest, Rhonda, on the hit series “GLOW”), Nash was a feisty, feminist British pop star long before she stepped into a ring. Her frank, fun songs brim with sass, vulnerability and humor (think Lily Allen with more guitar) on her long-awaited fourth album, “Yesterday Was Forever.”

Victor Wooten

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

The Grammy-winning bassist whose career has been filled with eclectic collaborations – Bela Fleck, Chick Corea and Dave Matthews among them – embarks on his most unusual collaboration yet: the Fun and Funk Xplosion Tour. With special guest Sinbad doing stand-up comedy.

Migos

Tuesday 8 p.m. Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $35-$75. www.livenation.com.

Fresh off the Coachella stage (where its set with pregnant Cardi B. had social media blazing), the hot Atlanta rap trio featuring Cardi’s fiance Offset, Offset’s cousin Quavo and Quavo’s nephew Takeoff heads up the RapCaviar Live bill. With Lil Yachty, Trippie Redd, Lil Baby and City Girls.

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