The Fill Ins
Friday 9 p.m. The Milestone Club, 3400 Tuckaseegee Road. $5-$7. www.themilestoneclub.com.
This is the kind of fast-paced punk show that the 46-year-old venue, which is drumming up support for renovations via GoFundMe, built its name on. Charlotte’s Fill Ins, who helped usher out Tremont a few months back, make snappy three-chord punk with nods to the Ramones and early Green Day. It’s paired with like-minded bands from Nashville, Tenn., and North Carolina.
Marcus King Band
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Friday 10 p.m. Smokey Joe’s, 510 Briar Creek Road. $10. www.smokeyjoescharlotte.com.
A new voice in Southern blues emerges from Greenville, S.C. The 19-year-old band leader released his debut, “Soul Insight,” on Warren Haynes’ Evil Teen label and is rich in King’s raspy-voiced soul and stellar electric blues and jazz, and guitar work that recalls Hendrix and Duane Allman.
Singin’ for a Reason: David Britt & Friends
Saturday 7 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $15-$40. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Former pro tennis player-turned-prolific country songwriter Britt heads up this benefit concert for the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The lineup is a talented group of local artists including singer-songwriters Dave Desmelik, Reeve Coobs and former Noises 10 leader Jason Scavone.
North Mississippi Allstars
Saturday 9 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $22-$25. www.visulite.com.
Between festival dates in Florida and Atlanta, Luther and Cody Dickinson return for an intimate headlining set. The brothers will be back in July with Tedeschi Trucks and Los Lobos’ Wheels of Soul Tour at Uptown Amphitheatre, but as a club headliner the band gets plenty of room to cover its 20-year history in hill country blues.
Dust & Ashes
Saturday 10 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $5-$7. www.snugrock.com.
With the ire currently aimed at the LBGT community, its prime time for gay-friendly bands to make the kind of in-your-face splash punk bands like Tribe 8 and Team Dresch did in the ’90s. Enter Charlotte’s slightly subtler band of women, who bring feminist fire to old-time twang, vaudeville blues and imagery that celebrate all sorts of women.
Sunday 7 p.m. McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St. $24.50-$42.50. www.blumenthalarts.org.
On his recent tour, the Canadian guitarist follows the template of his latest album, 2015’s “One World,” which explores flamenco, Afro-Cuban, world beat, rumba, classical, and New Orleans and gypsy jazz – with a few classic and current pop tunes thrown in for good measure.
Monday 7:30 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $20. www.visulite.com.
With hip-hop and gospel-fueled vocals, plucky banjo, elements of world music and commercial-ready choruses, this Brooklyn quartet is the definition of genre-splicing, although its eclectic sound isn’t cobbled together. It combines the community vibe of Arcade Fire with the global feel-good direction of Trevor Hall.
Tuesday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $15-$17. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
When it comes to fiery funk and soul, this LA outfit of seasoned session players is the real deal. Frontwoman Adryon de Leon, who joined the band in 2013, is the icing on a cake that will leave you wondering why this band isn’t better known. She channels Aretha, but with the youthful feel of Nikka Costa or the BellRays’ Lisa Kekaula.