Music & Nightlife

Hot concerts


Friday 8 p.m. Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $18-$20.

The street punk stalwart approaches the 40-year mark with the long-running lineup of founders Colin Abrahall and Jock Blyth, drummer Scott Preece and bassist Ross Lomas, who gave a frank and refreshing look at the band in his 2013 autobiography. With California hardcore political street punks Total Chaos.

Force MDs

Friday 9 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $35-$50.

The R&B vocal group’s 1985 ballad “Tender Love” – a Jimmy Jam- and Terry Lewis-written hit from the “Krush Groove” soundtrack – was a Top 10 smash that perfectly captures the essence of ’80s R&B. The group, which is now a trio (having lost three members in the ’90s), bridges doo-wop and hip-hop.

Sun Bones

Friday 10 p.m. Crown Station, 1423 Elizabeth Ave. Free.

Sunday 6 p.m. Tin Roof, 210 E. Trade St., Suite 286. Free.

This indie-rock four-piece from Tuscon, Ariz., emits the warmth of the desert with rich, layered vocal harmonies and sunbaked soul that bathes in psychedelia and quirky pop. It recalls the wacky invention of Talking Heads or Arcade Fire and mines the unpredictability of Violent Femmes and Vampire Weekend.

Summerland Tour

Saturday 7:30 p.m. Uptown Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $27.50-$42.

Everclear’s Art Alexakis continues to celebrate ’90s rock with this annual nostalgic summer tour that features hit-heavy sets from Everclear, Fuel, Toadies and American Hi-Fi – all of which continue to make new music and release records that trade in the same post-grunge guitar rock that made them radio staples.

Flogging Molly/Gogol Bordello/Mariachi El Bronx

Monday 7 p.m. Uptown Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $29.50-$45

Consider it a mini world music festival with the Irish-American folk-rock-meets-pub-punk of Flogging Molly, the Eastern European gypsy rock of NYC’s Gogol Bordello, and the Americanized Mariachi alter-ego of L.A. punk band the Bronx. All three are live powerhouses that don’t steer too closely to tradition.

Hurray for the Riff Raff

Wednesday 8:15 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $14-$17.

Americana needs creative, contrary women like Alynda Lee Segarra, who as frontwoman brings intelligence and a feminist wink to songs that hold a mirror to current American culture while embracing its traditions. The band will be here three days removed from its performance at Bonnaroo. With Clear Plastic Masks.

Anthony D’Amato

Thursday 7 p.m. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway. Free.

The New Jersey-bred singer-songwriter is a burst of literary cool, having studied with a poet professor at Princeton and worked as an NYC publicist. His musically uplifting (if lyrically dark) songs are what grab listeners’ attention and suggest he may be the most refreshing young songwriter since Josh Ritter.

The War on Drugs

Thursday 9 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $23-$25.

With its third album, “Lost in a Dream,” embraced as one of 2014’s biggest indie-rock releases, the Philadelphia folk-psych-rock sextet demonstrated what Fleetwood Mac or Bruce Springsteen might sound like as a young indie band now. Live force the Everymen brings theatrical big band presence as the opener.