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.


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

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.


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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.

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.