Music & Nightlife

7 buzzworthy concerts coming to Charlotte in the next week

Mary Ocher performs at Snug Harbor on Friday night.
Mary Ocher performs at Snug Harbor on Friday night.

Mary Ocher

Friday 7:30 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $7.

The Berlin-based, feminist avant-garde artist and musician brings sociopolitical concerns and global issues to her art-punk-meets-psyche-pop songs, thanks in part to a unique perspective gained growing up a Jewish Russian immigrant in Tel Aviv. An experimental vocalist, she echoes both Yoko Ono and Nico.

Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls

Friday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $35.

Last seen in Charlotte opening for Jason Isbell last fall, the British folk-punk troubadour finally returns as a headliner following the recent release of his politically and socially charged album, “Be More Kind.” The live juggernaut also boasts a strong opening lineup in Lucero, the Menzingers, and Homeless Gospel Choir.

Night Riots

Saturday 8 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $12-$17.

This California quintet is a likely heir to the gloomy mainstream goth-pop of bands like Interpol and the Editors (with nods to early Cure and the Killers). It follows up 2016’s full-length “Love Gloom” with the recent single “On the Line.”

Hectorina/Patois Counselors

Saturday 10 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $5.

Like a double wedding, these two well-established Charlotte bands celebrate their respective new releases together. “Muck” — the Dylan Gilbert-led rock trio Hectorina’s first album in three years — offers a quieter, more introspective sound than its earlier theatrical work. Meanwhile, “Proper Release” marks long-awaited first full-length from Bo White’s long-running experimental rock collective Patois Counselors.

The Posies

Sunday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $20-$25.

Co-founders Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer reteam with the “Frosting on the Beater”-era lineup to mark the veteran alternative rock band’s 30th anniversary both on the road and with the reissue of three of its albums: “Dear 23,” “Amazing Disgrace” and the aforementioned “Frosting” on vinyl and CD. The first arrives June 15.

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The Posies perform at Neighborhood Theatre on Sunday night. Alan Lawrence


Monday 7:30 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $10-$12.

This L.A. rock quartet is like a ’60s girl group raised on Hole’s “Live Through This,” but with a daringly current feel, a self-aware sense of humor, and a message of empowerment laced through its contemporary take on fashion and feminism.

Royal Blood

Thursday 8:30 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $25.

The duo — English brothers who merge White Stripes-ian blues-rock with stoner rock riffs and a knack for catchy songwriting — has come a long way since opening its first U.S. tour at Tremont Music Hall for less than 100 onlookers four years ago. With numerous festivals, radio play, and two hit albums under its belt, it’s now packing larger clubs.