A list of hot concerts in the area:
Stolen Babies6:30 p.m.Tremont Music Hall400 W. Tremont Ave. $10. www.etix.com.Taking one page from goth-punk/metal bands like Schoolyard Heroes and another from No Doubt, this L.A. group boils it all down into a sinister, noisy, circus-ready cabaret.
Garrison Starr/Maia Sharp/Adrianne Gonzalez8 p.m.Evening Muse3227 N. Davidson St. $12-$15. www.eveningmuse.com.This talented trio of LGBT-friendly, folk-rock singer-songwriters features Starr, the spunky tomboy; Sharp, the mature peer favorite, covered by Cher, Dixie Chicks, Kathy Mattea and others; and Gonzalez, who fuses her visual art and her lyrics.
Steve Forbert8 p.m.Stage Door TheaterFifth and College streets. $22. 704-372-1000.The gravely voice of this matter-of-fact veteran storyteller lends itself well to the lived-in, mature and sometimes playful songs about relationships that populate his newest album, Over With You.
Antibalas9 p.m.Visulite Theatre1615 Elizabeth Ave. $15. www.visulite.com.With ties to Fela! (the Tony-winning musical on which two of its members served as musical directors) and a 15-year history as an influential force in the second wave of Afrobeat, the Daptone Records act straddles forward thinking and rhythmic tradition.
9th Wonder10 p.m.Republic314 N. College St. $15. www.thesolkitchen.com.Before embarking on a three-year research project as a Harvard fellow, the Winston native, Little Brother member and Grammy-winning producer spins hip-hop classics.
3400 Tuckaseegee Road. $15-$17. www.etix.com.
Usually booked at much bigger venues, the group has been a fan and critical favorite since 2002s
Domestica. This rare intimate set follows the Midwesterners 2012 story-driven album, I Am Gemini.
1615 Elizabeth Ave. $13-$15.
f youve missed this vintage-soul throwback on the late-night talk-show circuit or opening for the Roots during the DNC, youre in for a surprise. Beneath the hippie-geek look lies a killer voice that has audiences doing a double take.