Friday, January 30, 2015

This week's hot concerts

Reverb Fest Presents Eskimo Kisses
Friday  8 p.m., Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., $10-$12,
While the Northeast digs out, Charlotte is playing Eskimo. Kisses that is. Rated one of the city’s top home grown independent festivals in 2014, the six band bill features Nashville’s Diarrhea Planet, Carolinians Southern Femisphere and Museum Mouth, and Charlotte’s Junior Astronomers, Serfs, and Patois Counselors (Bo White’s new band making its live debut).

Temperance League/Richard Bacchus
Friday  9 p.m., Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St., Free,
The Charlotte rock sextet celebrates its third album, "The Night Waits" - a sort of love letter to the city inspired by the dichotomy of making a living while making art - with two sets. One's early. One's late sandwiching D Generation's Richard Bacchus who played guitar with the `90s NYC glam punk act before settling in Raleigh. 

Crystal Bowersox
Saturday  8 p.m., Don Gibson Theater, 318 Washington St., Shelby, $22.50-$24.50,  
The down to Earth single mom, songwriter, and road warrior continues to trade on the momentum gained as an “American Idol” season 9 runner-up crossing the bluesy Janis Josplinesque voice she demonstrated on the show with the tempered country rock of her own rootsy original material.

Mardi Gras Party
Saturday  7 p.m., Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., $8,
The dancehall vibe of Louisiana returns to NoDa to celebrate Mardis Gras with long-running Cajun/Creole outfit Carolina Gator Gumbo and the Charlotte band’s Western Carolina cousin Zydeco Ya Ya, who add a dash of zydeco and swamp pop to the stew. Two step lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. with the bands starting at 8 p.m.

Eryn Woods
Sunday  8:30 p.m., Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave., $8-$10, 
The mohawked Atlanta-based, Pride Festival favorite is like a campier, Southern Robyn. She boasts a colorful following of fans called Kupcakes, which fits the rainbow of feel-good emotions her brand of pop-punk and spikey dance music inspires. She’s paired with Stitchy C, 403 M.O.B., and Ambiguous.

Motion City Soundtrack
Monday  7 p.m., The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory, $31.58,  
To commemorate the decade mark of the release of its most commercially successful album, “Commit This To Memory,” the Minneapolis pop-punk combo are playing the Mark Hoppus-produced (Blink 182) record in its entirety and stirring up nostalgia for Bush era emo angst. With Copeland and Better Off.

Snocore Tour
Tuesday  7:30 p.m., Amos’, 1423 S. Tryon St., $20-$23,  
Although fans remain divided over Flyleaf adopting a new singer after Lacey Sturm’s exit, the Texas hard rockers’ fourth album “Between the Stars” finds them evolving beyond angst-driven metal into a still aggressive sound that’s more No Doubt on steroids. They team with Adelita’s Way, Framing Hanley, and Fit For Rivals for the annual Snocore Tour.

Wednesday  10 p.m., Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St., Free,
The Charlotte rock trio is simultaneously looking forward and back with the recent release of its new three track EP “Bye Bye Danger Woman” and a month long residency featuring it’s 2013 “Collywobble” rock opera which will be performed in individual acts each Wednesday in February.

Thursday  9 p.m., Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St., $15,  
On its third album - 2014’s “Filling in the Color” - the Alabama duo continues to meld disco and dance music, horn-laden funk, loose R&B and groove-oriented rock that forms an intersection of modern electronic music and the jam band world that band member Zion Rock Godchaux’s mom helped start as a member of the Grateful Dead.