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This week’s hot concerts

Minus the Bear
7 p.m. Friday, February 24, Tremont, 400 W.Tremont Ave. $20-$22. www.etix.com
After a 10 year anniversary tour in 2011, MIB takes a breakfrom recording its fifth album for a quick run through the South. With Tristenand Harvard.
Cody Canada & theDeparted
8 p.m. Friday,February 24, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $18/$33 VIP.704-358-9298.
The former Cross Canadian Ragweed leader follows similar rockingAmericana territory as his old band, but explores his Okie roots on the band?sdebut ?This Is Indian Land? by covering some of red dirt country?s lesser knownsongs.
 
Kevn Kinney
9 p.m. Friday, February24, The Saloon, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $10. http://ncmusicfactory.ticketleap.com/kevn_kinney/
The Drivin? n? Cryin frontman, who explored his country sideon his latest collaboration with the Golden Palominos (?Good Country Mile?), isjoined by an all-star band featuring Audley Freed, Tim Nielsen, and Anton Fier,some of whom he?s shared the stage with at Warren Haynes? annual Xmas Jams inAsheville.
 
Ryan Montbleau Band
10 p.m. Friday,February 24, Double Door, 1218 Charlottetown Ave. $10-$12. 704-376-1446.
After working on Trombone Shorty?s breakthrough records thisbluesy classic soul throwback recruited New Orleans vets George Porter (theMeters), Anders Osborne, Ivan Neville, and producer Ben Ellman (of Galactic)for his upcoming disc ?For Higher? (which is scheduled for May).
Antiseen/BelmontPlayboys
8 p.m. Saturday,February 25, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $10. www.etix.com
Two Charlotteinstitutions reunite on stage for the first time in over a decade following thevinyl record convention taking place during the day, which will still be openduring part of the concert.
 
Cazwell
10 p.m. Saturday,February 25, Phoenix, 300 N. College St. $10/Free to Human Rights Campaignattendees.
The rising New York electro hip-hop artist has clockedmillions of YouTube hits for humorous dance tracks like ?Ice Cream Truck,? ?ISeen Beyonce at Burger King? and his dirty duet with Peaches. His performanceis part of the Human Rights Campaign after party.
 
Flogging Molly/BlackJoe Lewis & the Honeybears
7:30 p.m. Sunday,February 26, Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $33. www.livenation.com
Irish transplant/band leader Dave King tackles hard times ina bleak economy with heart and gusto after living in Detroit with his band matewife, creating some of his band?s best work on ?Speed of Darkness.? Lewis leadsa crack garage soul throwback. With the Devil Makes Three.
 
The Boxing Lesson
8 p.m. Sunday,February 26, Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd. $7-$9. www.themilestoneclub.com
This Austin band, who won a spot on 2012?s South BySouthwest, write catchy, dark indie-rock songs packaged inside psychedelicsonic frames.
South 85
8 p.m. Thursday, March1, Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $10. 704-358-9200.
Like Miranda Lambert, this Charlotte area-based country-rockoutfit balances stellar songwriting and personality on stage with sexiness andsass that should take them places.
The Violet Lights
8 p.m. Thursday, March1, Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd. $6-$9. www.themilestoneclub.com
This garage rock duo blends meaty guitars, pop hooks, anddual vocals, but packs more similarities to Scottish acts like the Fratellisand Franz Ferdinand than its L.A. peers.
 
North MississippiAllstars/Lightnin? Malcolm
8 p.m. Thursday, Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36thSt. $20/$35 VIP. 704-358-9298.
The Dickinson brothers, whose 2011 album ?Keys to theKingdom? paid tribute to their recently deceased Memphis music legend Jim, areback (after opening for Robert Plant last February) with guitarist Lightnin?Malcolm who was equally influenced by the hill country blues they grew up with. 

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