Lee Fields & the Expressions
8 p.m. Friday, April 12, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $13-$17. www.ticketfly.com
11 p.m. Friday, April 12, Coyote Joe’s, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd. $20-$25. www.etix.com
While modern day Nashville is polished to rival the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, this rugged ACM and CMA winner recalls the grittier work of Waylon and Willie. In fact his latest album is a tribute collection to late `60s and `70s country songwriter Hank Cochran.
6 p.m. Saturday, April 13, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $29.99-$35. www.ticketfly.com
The veteran thrash band continues its endless comeback reunion with singer Joey Belladonna and its “Worship Muisic” album with a new covers EP and a headlining slot on the Metal Alliance Tour. Shadows Fall (whose Jon Donais is pulling double duty as Anthrax’s guitarist), Exodus, Municipal Waste, and Holy Grail round out the bill.
10 p.m. Saturday, April 13, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $8-$10. www.eveningmuse.com
If you don’t fast forward through commercials you may have heard these two NYC acts scoring ITunes or Victoria’s Secret commercials. The former is a theatrical dance-rock foursome whose members have moonlighted in Of Montreal. The latter is the latest incarnation of Seth Misterka’s electro-rock duo (which played the Milestone as Dynasty way back in 2005).
Andrew McMahon/Kate Earl
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $26.50-$28.50. www.visulite.com
Having ended his run with his band Jack’s Mannequin last fall, the leukemia survivor frontman (also of Something Corporate) previews his upcoming solo album (out April 30). Alaskan native Kate Earl opens with classic Americana-laced pop.
Markus Schulz/The M Machine
10 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, Phoenix, 300 N. College St. $15-$20/$25-$30 VIP. http://markusschulzcharlotte-facebook.eventbrite.com/
The acclaimed, top-ranking Miami-based German trance DJ brings his Scream Tour to uptown with San Francisco electronic trio M Machine, whose pulsating “M” and live vocals bridge sci-fi/fantasy, house music, and gentle indie dance-rock.
The Whiskey Gentry/The Brothers Comatose
8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. $8-$10. 704-376-3737.
There’s a soulful familiarity to these two family-based bands - one with a husband and wife at its heart; the other a pair of San Francisco brothers. Whiskey Gentry features classic country female vocals and a ripping bluegrass band; the Brothers’ take is a fiery blend of harmonies and picking that drifts between folk-rock and new grass.