Music & Nightlife

7 buzzworthy concerts coming to Charlotte in the next week

Over the Rhine will perform at the Visulite Theatre on Friday night.
Over the Rhine will perform at the Visulite Theatre on Friday night.

Over the Rhine

Friday 8 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $20-$25.

Fifteen albums, 30 years of music, and 22 years of marriage haven’t slowed the Ohio duo of Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler. Their latest album, “Love & Revelations,” grieves losses suffered with age and maturity and revels in the joy and hope found in human connections, new and old.

Graham Parker

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

One of the more successful artists to emerge from Britain’s ’70s pub-rock scene, Parker and his band The Rumour beat Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson to the airwaves in the late ’70s with their blend of rock, folk and soul. He revisits his seminal album from that era, “Squeezing Out Sparks,” with a new 40th-anniversary acoustic version and a U.S. tour.

Johnny Marr

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

The guitarist and co-founder of legendary alternative-rock combo The Smiths shied away from their music for years as he scored movies, did session work, and played with Modest Mouse and The Cribs. Now, with three solo albums behind him (all Top 10 in the U.K.), he’s embracing the old favorites live. This marks his first solo show in Charlotte.

Greatest Hits Live 2019

Sunday 8 p.m. First Baptist of Indian Trail, 732 Indian Trail Fairview Road. $24.99-$99.99.

Newsong, which also founded the annual Christian music tour Winter Jam, heads up an all-star CCM tour boasting nothing that also includes female trio Point of Grace; Nicole C. Mullen (the Gospel Music Awards’ first African American songwriter of the year); former Aussie teen sensation Rebecca St. James; platinum-selling group Avalon; and Bob Carlisle of “Butterfly Kisses” fame.


Sunday 8 p.m. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $41.50-$71.50.

Former Deep Purple frontman David Coverdale once ruled MTV — thanks in part to his then-girlfriend Tawny Kitaen, who in the ’80s was featured in music videos for Whitesnake hits like “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love.” Three decades later, Coverdale and a cast of seasoned players mark the band’s 40th anniversary with a return to the road and a new album (“Flesh & Blood”) out May 10.

Camp Cope

Tuesday 9 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $12.

This Aussie indie-rock trio combines the straightforward jangle pop songwriting of fellow Melbourne-ite Courtney Barnett with a streak of riot grrrl and punky attitude. The mix places it in the same family as folkier acts like Soccer Mommy, but it steers closer to current American female punk bands like the Coathangers and Cayetana.

Steve Gunn

Thursday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $15-$17.

On his latest album, “The Unseen In Between,” the prolific finger-style guitarist continues to evolve as a singer-songwriter, populating the album with sketches of disparate characters, including his late father. It’s an understated yet accomplished task that prompted Rolling Stone to recently hail him as “Rock’s Best Kept Secret.”