Matt Woods & the Natural Disasters
Saturday 9 p.m. Petra’s, 1919 Commonwealth Ave. $10. www.petrasbar.com.
With his rugged appearance and heart-on-sleeve storytelling, Woods follows fellow outlaw country throwbacks Jamey Johnson and Chris Stapleton, bringing lived-in authenticity and a little less gloss to modern country music. (This was still a go at last check, but Hurricane Florence may cause a cancellation or postponement.)
Monday 9 p.m. The Milestone Club, 3400 Tuckaseegee Road. $10-$13. www.themilestone.club.
After wrapping a few dates opening for the Descendents, the New Orleans punk combo kicks off its East Coast tour here. Visually, the four-piece carries on the aesthetically sillier side of punk in its music videos, but charges through chugging three-chords with shades of hardcore aggression and the occasional new wave synth.
Portugal the Man
Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $27.50-$65. www.livenation.com.
Once an obscure Alaskan experimental rock combo, the Grammy-winning group has come a long way from the days when it played now-demolished Tremont Music Hall’s small Casbah stage, thanks to its “Feel It Still” – a surprise slice of feel good pop that became one of the biggest hits of the last few years.
This San Francisco Mountain Tamer
Tuesday 9 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $5. www.snugrock.com.
This San Francisco psychedelic stoner-rock trio takes more than a few pages from the book of Black Sabbath, then authors its own by creating atmosphere with sonic shout-outs to the old Westerns and horror soundtracks while remaining true to the sludge and fuzz that’s the nucleus of the genre.
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Thursday 7:30 p.m. McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St. $25-$65. www.blumenthalarts.org.
Santa Barbara’s favorite sons are revisiting its biggest hits and earliest album, selling the remastered vinyl versions of its seminal albums (“Fear” and “Dulcinea”) on the road, where they’ll undoubtedly play ’90s college-rock crossovers “All I Want” and “Walk on the Ocean” — as well as material from its two latest pre-reunion projects.
Jump Little Children
Thursday 8 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $30-$32. www.visulite.com.
During the ’90s, this Charleston outfit was a big regional draw, blending alternative and acoustic rock. It called it quits in 2005, but after selling out its 2015 reunion shows in minutes the band’s members (who now live in different cities) started working on its long-awaited fifth album. It’ll be celebrating that new record, “Sparrow,” which comes out that day.
The androgynous, 26-year-old pop-rock songwriter has taken his smooth, blue-eyed, soul-style falsetto on tour with Bleachers and dueted with Lana Del Rey, but he’s the sole star this time out. Charlotteans may recognize his keyboardist/background vocalist, Emily Moore, who cut her teeth in local band the Verdict before joining acts like fun. and Borns on the road.