CAGE THE ELEPHANT
Kentucky garage rockers Cage the Elephant return to Amos’ Southend on Friday the 13th to help the Charlotte venue celebrate its 21st anniversary. Cage’s punk-infused songs have gotten them plenty of radio airtime, but it’s the band’s live shows that truly stand out. They’re currently on the road in support of their sophomore album, Thank You Happy Birthday. Singer Matthew Shultz flails about, leaps into the audience and performs with reckless abandon. It’s only the second time Cage has been in Charlotte. A must-see, indeed.
— JEFF HAHNE