Music & Nightlife

8 buzzworthy concerts coming to Charlotte in the next week

Mt. Joy will perform at Visulite Theatre on Tuesday.
Mt. Joy will perform at Visulite Theatre on Tuesday.

Chromeo

Friday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $29. www.livenation.com.

On its fifth album, “Head Over Heels,” the Montreal duo enlists a variety of producers (from Raphael Saddiq to Pino Palladino) and guest artists (DRAM, the Dream) for a self-described “love letter” to funk. Yet it’s clearly Chromeo in the driver’s seat, mixing an homage to classic funk with its own futuristic tendencies and winking sense of humor.

Sales

Saturday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $15. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

The lo-fi Orlando duo’s subdued indie-pop is like the sonic version of soft-focus photos or a muted watercolor painting. A favorite among indie bloggers early on, it continues that fittingly slow build with the digital release of “forever and ever” (physical copies are due this fall).

Troye Sivan

Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $29.50-$39.50. www.livenation.com.

The Australian-raised YouTuber-turned-international pop star is also a young gay icon who has championed equality by portraying same-sex relationships in his music videos. He also has a supporting role in the upcoming film “Boy Erased,” which stars Aussie A-listers Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe and delves into the issue of conversion therapy. With Kim Petras.

Mt. Joy

Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $14-$16. www.visulite.com.

The L.A.-by-way-of-Philly ensemble’s songs (like the single “Silver Linings”) are often ready-made for crowd sing-alongs, but that upbeat energy is tempered by a Band of Horses-like melancholy and intimacy. As a result, this group seems like it’s on the fast track to becoming that next breakout alt-folk act.

Emily Kinney

Tuesday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $20-$22. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

The former “Walking Dead” actress — whose credits include “Master of Sex,” “The Knick” and “The Flash” — released her second album, “Oh, Jonathan,” last month. Anchored by her sweet voice and restrained production, songs like the teen-crush anthem “Boy Band Hero” are infectious gems.

Florence and the Machine

Wednesday 7 p.m. Spectrum Center, 333 E. Trade St. $59.50-$147.20. www.ticketmaster.com.

While the British alt-rock predecessors to which she’s often compared (Kate Bush, Siouxsie Sioux) didn’t headline big arenas in the U.S. even at the height of their international careers, it’s a new female-centric era for the award-winning Florence Welch. She lights up Charlotte for the first time with her High as Hope Tour. With Billie Eilish.

Onyx

Wednesday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $30-$35. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

One of the biggest hardcore hip-hop acts to cross into the pop charts in the early ’90s thanks to the monster hit “Slam,” Onyx fostered the rap-metal boom (along with Run DMC and Public Enemy) that would define the latter part of the decade. It marks 25 years since its debut with help from Charlotte’s multi-faceted rapper Deniro Farrar.

Christina Taylor

Thursday 8 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $15. www.visulite.com.

The 22-year-old Charlotte-area singer-songwriter will perform the national anthem at Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Race for the Cure 200 before headlining the Visulite five days later. The on-the-rise Nashville-based country singer has already caught the attention of Radio Disney (with her new song “Loser”) and CMT.

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