This grass-roots concert series was launched back in May in Saxapaw, NC and will conclude on November 6th at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, but you’ll have a chance show your support for human rights and hear some excellent music from tarheel musicians including Jon Lindsay, Alternative Champs, The Loudermilks, Dust & Ashes, The Eyebrows, Rapper Shane and many more. The eclectic line-up drives home the point that opposing discriminatory laws is essential to all North Carolinians, and not just the LGTBQ community. $15-$20
This Icelandic folk-rock quartet is also inspired by the blues, as evidenced by their hit single, “Way Down We Go.” The band’s show at the Whitewater Center a few months back was canceled, so this will be their Charlotte premiere. Be sure to get their early for the stunning songcrafting of Bishop Briggs. Her album hasn’t been released yet, but the strength of her first singles has gotten her opening slots on the summer’s hottest tours.
The Struts are the latest in a long line of England-based glam-rock bands. The music’s based off of big guitar riffs and the enthusiastic performance of frontman/singer Luke Spiller. The band’s hit single, “Kiss This,” has a familiarity to it that makes it perfect for a sweaty rock club singalong. I’d expect to see them in a bigger room the next time around. $18