Music & Nightlife

7 buzzworthy concerts coming to Charlotte in the next week

Robert Glasper will perform at the Fillmore Charlotte on Sunday night.
Robert Glasper will perform at the Fillmore Charlotte on Sunday night. Courtesy of Robert Glasper

Jill Andrews

Friday 7 p.m. Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $15-$18.

Charlotte first met the Nashville singer-songwriter as one half of the folk duo the Everybodyfields, which were signed to Concord’s Ramseur Records for a time. She’s since opened for the Avett Brothers — and has evolved into a versatile artist who can capture most any style. She’ll add holiday songs to that list at this show, along with originals and newer material.

Jason Scavone

Friday 9 p.m. Petra’s, 1919 Commonwealth Ave. $8.

Once leader of Charlotte’s Noises 10 and Hot Gates, Scavone now works behind the scenes recording and helping develop other artists. Yet since releasing his last solo effort, he’s been stepping back on stage more, and it’s always a treat — whether he’s with a full band, or simply solo. With Barnwell and Matt Carlson.

Wayne “the Train” Hancock

Saturday 9 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $15-$18.

Like his home state of Texas, the big, boisterous sound of the singer-songwriter/guitarist’s mash-up of honky-tonk, rockabilly, Western swing and jump jazz (and their stylistic relations) is delivered with an energy and swagger that’s set plenty of roadhouse dancefloors alight.

Navidad Rockera & Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

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

With the promise of a new album in 2019, Bakalao Stars — Charlotte’s longest-running Latin rock band — bids farewell to 2018 and gives Plaza Midwood a chance to break out those ugly sweaters. If you’ve ever seen the band live, you know there’s no better trio to host a party, and every show of theirs indeed turns into one.

Robert Glasper

Sunday 7:30 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $47.50-$67.50.

Few genre-jumping artists are as successful at wooing both critics and fans as this Grammy-winning jazz pianist and hip-hop luminary. He’s established his acute ability to blur categorical lines and elevate the artists he collaborates with. With this solo tour, it should be interesting to hear what’s up his sleeve now.

Zo! + Carmen Rodgers

Wednesday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $17-$20.

Zo! — who is musical director and keyboardist for the triangle’s Grammy-nominated Foreign Exchange (which he’s also co-produced) — teams with soul songstress Rodgers for a flirty R&B throwback. Reminiscent of the raw sounds of ’70s, their sound relies on tight musicianship and a mix of jazz, funk and soul.


Wednesday 8:30 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $20-$25.

These days, an aging punk band releasing an acoustic album is almost inevitable. But for NYC’s Bayside, which first did it in 2006, the concept isn’t so foreign given its confessional lyrics and pop leanings. The group released a second acoustic album in September, and is a few weeks into its first full-band acoustic tour that features reworkings of many of its songs.