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CL previews upcoming concerts (Oct. 13-18) 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13

THE FLESHTONES There's no stopping these garage rock legends. After three and a half decades of guitars and organ spewing surf, punk and rock, The Fleshtones sound as if they're just getting started. The ever-lit front man Peter Zaremba can get even the most sloth-like bystanders to sway. They've released numerous records on what seems like as many record labels, but the gents leave no stone unturned in their musical quests. With Temperance League. $10-$13, Tremont Music Hall, www.tremontmusichall.com (Samir Shukla)

THURSDAY, OCT. 14

SARA BAREILLES Bareilles found success with her 2007 hit "Love Song," but that may have steered her into a VH1 crowd — but don't be fooled by one song. There's more depth to her songwriting than that and more diversity and talent, too. For fun — and to be impressed — check out her cover of Beyonce's "Single Ladies." With Greg Laswell and Holly Conlan. $20-$25, Neighborhood Theatre, www.neighborhoodtheatre.com (Jeff Hahne)

BOB DYLAN Six decades into a career that landed him in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame over two decades ago, his music is still the soundtrack to many Baby Boomers' lives (and their kids, too). From his pro-civil rights, anti-war anthems in the '60s to his Grammy Award-winning material in the '70s, '80s, '90s and even this century, the opportunity to see this legend at work is can't-miss. $25-$45, www.aeglive.com, Halton Arena, UNC Charlotte (Mike McCray)

FRIDAY, OCT. 15

MUMPSY Singer/songwriter Jeff Ilgenfritz leads this Orlando folk-rock outfit that's mostly acoustic and largely influenced by '60s folk. But happily the band doesn't sound stale. It plies the tried and true roads, to be sure, but with a pop urgency. Mumpsy has even released an album of Misfits covers to support the Autism Society of Greater Orlando. $6, The Evening muse, www.theeveningmuse.com (Shukla)

NITA B AND THE SWINGIN' SOIREE The name is catchy enough, but beyond that is a blues singer with pain in her voice and a band that really knows how to jam. The Southern girl and her bluesy-funk back-up create music that touches the core while simultaneously causing your toes to tap. Songs like "Drowning In a Sea of Love" and "Guilty" capture emotions you may want to forget but through music you'll long to keep hearing. Catch them now while there's no cover. Free, Foskoskie's Neighborhood Café, www.foskoskies.com (Debra Renee Seth)

HOMEBREW VOL. 4 RELEASE PARTY What better way to spend a Friday night than listening to seven talented local bands, picking up a free CD and knowing the only money you have to spend is on drinks. That's right — Bubonik Funk, Electric Coma, Mike Strauss Band, Matrimony, The Wiggle Wagons, Grown Up Avenger Stuff and The Isaac Spiveys will all be performing. Get out and show your support of the local scene. Free, music starts at 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, www.neighborhoodtheatre.com (Hahne)

SATURDAY, OCT. 16

THE GATHERING House music heads rarely get a chance to stretch their legs in Charlotte... which makes this event — The Gathering — so special. A gaggle of DJs — AGdaDred, Tre Damit, DJ Rsenal, Badala B, Gary "Jackmaster" Wallace, and DJ BE — are joining forces to treat Q.C. audiences to those classic thumping rhythms and soulful sounds. If you dig this stuff, be sure to show up... there's no telling when you'll be able to jack your body again. Free; $5 after 11 p.m., Anntony's Caribbean Café, Twitter.com/djrsenal (Carlton Hargro)

GEORGE DUKE Where would music be today without the synthesizer? Seriously. Duke was one of the pioneers of the instrument and has steadily kicked out albums almost annually since the mid-'60s Probably best known as a pianist, his jazz records with his trio and collaborations with artists like Frank Zappa and Al Jarreau have secured his place in modern jazz. Local acts Shableek and Uncommon Jazz open up. $35-$55, http://tix.cpcc.edu, CPCC'S Pease Auditorium (Mike McCray)

SUNDAY, OCT. 17

THRONES The long-running solo project of Joe Preston (Earth, Melvins, Sunn O)))...), the Thrones plow the fertile fields of minimalism, electronic treatments, backdrop samples, and of course thick, slow moving sludge. Can it get repetitive? Sometimes. But multi-instrumentalist Preston is a veteran of the possibilities of sound and a chameleon with noise manipulation. With Christian Mistress and Machete! $8-$10, The Milestone, www.themilestoneclub.com (Shukla)

MONDAY, OCT. 18

3OH!3 Three albums later, the electro-hop duo is still around ... I never thought it would last this long, but it has. The group makes mildly cheesy pop songs that feature people like Ke$ha and Katy Perry. Though they met in physics class, this sure isn't rocket science they're collaborating on. It's fun, but I can't say there's much longevity. With HelloGoodbye, Down with Webster. $20-$23, Amos' Southend, www.amossouthend.com (Hahne)

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