Music & Nightlife

7 buzzworthy concerts coming to Charlotte in the next week

Reverend Peyton’s His Big Damn Band will perform at Stage Door Theater next Wednesday.
Reverend Peyton’s His Big Damn Band will perform at Stage Door Theater next Wednesday.


Saturday 7 p.m. Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $27.50-$69.50.

In its long, varied career, Les Claypool and company have been embraced by ’80s skateboarders, “Beavis & Butthead,” early Lollapalooza crowds, and over the past 18 years, the jam band circuit. The trio aligns itself with some of metal’s heavier elite, having last year toured with blues-metal rockers Clutch. All Them Witches open.

She Wants Revenge

Sunday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $22-$25.

If you thought L.A.’s dark electro-rock duo had called it quits, you weren’t alone. But the band behind the 2006 hit “Tear You Apart” re-grouped to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of its debut album following the aforementioned song’s inclusion on “American Horror Story: Hotel” in 2015.

St. Vincent

Monday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $36.

With a polarizing 2017 album — “Masseduction,” which downplayed her flashy guitar work in favor of synth and sex — Annie Clark positioned herself further as an unapologetic artiste with a fierce feminist streak. Her Fear the Future Tour juxtaposes her axe slinger side with a titillating, Bowie-esque pop art performance piece.

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Ruby Boots will perform at Evening Muse on Tuesday night. Madi Clark

Ruby Boots

Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $10.

The Australian singer-songwriter approaches her indie country-rock with the sass of ’80s Aussie alt-rock band the Divinyls’ Chrissy Amphlett, which is fitting considering Boots’ roots, the influence of her adopted home of Nashville, and the fiery guitar work that aligns her with indie rock acts like Best Coast and Courtney Barnett.

Lillie Mae

Tuesday 7:45 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $12-$16.

Erring more on the side of traditional, acoustic country in the vein of Emmylou Harris or early Alison Krauss, this fiddler/singer-songwriter has been performing with her family band since she was 3, but has spent the past few years as Jack White’s fiddler. Her 2017 album “Forever and Then Some” was produced by White for his Third Man label.

Reverend Peyton’s His Big Damn Band

Wednesday 8 p.m. Stage Door Theater, 155 N. College St. $22.50.

Kicking it back even further in time, this Nashville-by-way-of-Indiana trio mines vintage acoustic country blues via 1930s-era resonator and acoustic guitars, the Rev’s wife Breezy’s harmony vocals and washboard, and a drummer who carries much of his gear in a bucket. Their show is traditional yet fascinatingly fresh in its approach to roots music.

Robbie Fulks

Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $15-$17.

An acclaimed songwriter’s songwriter — whose songs draw on his roots growing up in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Virginia — Fulks has spent the past 40 years honing his craft everywhere from NPR and “the Grand Ole Opry” to appearances on “Conan” and “30 Rock.” Along the way, he’s earned two Grammy nominations.