Music & Nightlife

8 buzzworthy concerts coming to Charlotte in the next week

From left:  Paz Lenchantin, David Lovering, Black Francis, Joey Santiago
From left: Paz Lenchantin, David Lovering, Black Francis, Joey Santiago

Lindsey Stirling and Evanescence

Friday 7 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $25-$108.50.

The dancing dubstep violinist who first wowed audiences of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee — hard rock’s reigning goth fashionista — are kindred spirits. They’ll play with a full symphony and demonstrate their love of hard rock, classical, electronic, dance and theatricality with individual sets and a few collaborations.

Ruen Brothers

Friday 7 p.m. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 500 Whitewater Center Pkwy. Free.

Looking much like the Everly Brothers circa 1964, English brother duo Rupert and Henry Stansall mine that era of classic crooner rock n’ roll. Ramseur Records’ Dolph Ramseur and uber-famous producer Rick Rubin, who helped make the Avett Brothers stars, teamed up to hopefully do the same for these rootsy siblings.

Boy George & Culture Club, The B-52s and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey

Saturday 7 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $25-$125.

It’s a triple dose of ’80s nostalgia as LGBTQ-pop pioneers Culture Club and The B-52s team up to take fans on a journey from the “Love Shack” to “The Church of the Poison Mind.” And just as you were beginning to wonder what ever happened to the U.K.’s Thompson Twins, bassist/vocalist Bailey (who has been making electronic and world music) is back on stage.

Fantastic Negrito

Monday 8 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $12-$16.

Lightning strikes twice as the Oakland musician follows up “The Last Days of Oakland” — which won the Grammy for best contemporary blues album in 2017 — with June’s “Please Don’t Be Dead,” a collection of urgent, funky blues-rock songs that should sound as vibrant and fun live as they do on record.

Janelle Monae

Tuesday 7:30 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $39.50.

After a decade of creating alter egos through her music, look and themes, the always-innovative showwoman dropped the techno-robotic facade and took a risk with revelations about her sexuality and insecurities on her new album, “Dirty Computer.” Whether she’s Cindi Mayweather of the real Monae, her live show promises to still deliver.

Dave Matthews Band

Tuesday 8 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $45.50-$85.

With its first album in six years (“Come Tomorrow”) rocketing up the charts upon its June release, DMB is back in its element, churning out favorites for the faithful. But the lineup looks a little different this time: Boyd Tinsley, who’s been a fixture in DMB since the beginning, was fired in May after a sexual misconduct lawsuit against him went public.

Weezer and Pixies

Wednesday 7:30 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $25-$79.50.

Two of the most beloved and influential bands in alt-rock — the emo hit machine that is live Weezer and Pixies, with their dynamics-driven, surf-influenced fuzz classics — join forces for the summer. Electronic dance-rock duo Sleigh Bells opens the show.

Michael McDonald

Thursday 7 p.m. Old Town Amphitheater, 144 E. Black St., Rock Hill. $50-$75.

One of the most distinctive voices of the classic-rock generation, the Grammy-winning music veteran was introduced to a new generation thanks to a collaboration with Thundercat. He lends his voice to a variety of styles on his latest album, “Wide Open,” but also still hits on his duets, solo hits and Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan classics live.