Jesse James Dupree along with his hard rocking cohorts Jackyl return Friday to Amos’ Southend in Charlotte delivering the goods with plenty of Southern sass and renegade flash.
Front man/lead vocalist Dupree has never been known for subtlety, and his daring skills wielding a chain saw as musical accompaniment are an eternal testament to that fact.
Joined by Jeff Worley on guitar and brother Chris Worley on drums, plus Roman Glick on guitar, Jackyl roared out of Georgia and the Carolinas in the early ’90s representing all things rowdy with their cheekiness and Southern rock swagger.
A concert rider calling for a wooden stool to be “sacrificed” to Dupree’s chain saw skills was an early harbinger of stage antics, but Jackyl’s rich musical heritage revealed their rock roots to make the difference with straight-up guitar-driven hard rock thanks to tunes “I Stand Alone,” “When Will It Rain,” “Push Comes To Shove,” and trademark “The Lumberjack.”
Their songs are as catchy as they are caustic, further proving Jackyl’s enthralling draw. The band has even earned citations from “Guiness Book of World Records,” along with the official designation as “The Hardest Working Band in Rock ‘N’ Roll.”
More recently many have probably surfed across Dupree’s antics on cable TV’s “Full Throttle Saloon.” Platinum record sales, a wicked sense of style, lots of naughty innuendo and a “what you see is what you get” bottom line all guarantee fun.
Never a dull moment with Jackyl live Friday along with 21st Century Goliath, Wayland and a special appearance by Mike and Angie Ballard of Full Throttle at Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. For show details, call 704-377-6874 or check amossouthend.com. Get more on the music at jackyl.com and on Facebook.
Fancy your heavy metal with Viking flourish and mythic majesty? Then see Amon Amarth along with Skeletonwitch live Wednesday at The Fillmore, Charlotte.
Forget icy temps when you can warm up to massive riffs, intense orchestral power and “stand your ground” lightning-fast tempo changes from Sweden’s Amon Amarth. Sworn to uphold the ideals of melodic death metal since the late ’90s, their ninth and newest album, “Deceiver Of The Gods,” continues their deep focus on storytelling centered squarely on Norse mythology.
The lineup of Johan Hegg, vocals; Ted Lundström, bass; Johan Söderberg, guitar; Olavi Mikkonen; and Fredrik Andersson, drums, carry on the epic tales from the land of the midnight sun.
Likewise, the band Skeletonwitch takes a “trends be damned” tenacity to unleash its all-encompassing brand of heroic metal. Hailing from Athens, Ohio, Skeletonwitch celebrates 10 years of rock resolve.
Overall, the Skeletonwitch sound draws as much from Bay Area thrash as it does from bands deemed part of the new wave of British Heavy Metal. Throw in Viking overtones as band members Chance Garnett, vocals; Nate Garnett, guitar; Scott Hedrick, guitar; Eric Harris, bass; and Derrick Nau, drums, execute their valiant musical mission.
Skeletonwitch fiercely maintains their triumphant task by touring nearly nonstop since 2006 along with new music, including their newest release, “Serpents Unleashed.”
The “hammer of the gods” will drive the music of Skeletonwitch and Amon Amarth Wednesday at The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. in Charlotte. For more concert info, call 704-549-5555 or visit fillmorecharlottenc.com. Get more on the music at amonamarth.com, skeletonwitch.com and on Facebook.
Friday: Weekends at The End Zone, Rock Hill; Sun-Dried Vibes at Madison’s On The Corner, Fort Mill; Brasher/Bogue at Tin Roof, Charlotte; The Business People, The New Wilde, Old Soles, Ambrosial at Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte; Curtis Eller’s American Circus, Dollar Signs at Evening Muse, Charlotte; Elonzo, Octopus Jones, Stagbriar at Snug Harbor, Charlotte; The Rockaholics at Puckett’s Farm Equipment, Charlotte; Eric Paslay at Coyote Joe’s, Charlotte; Jen and Tonic at Lucky Lou’s Tavern, Charlotte; Jon Linker Band at The Saloon-NC Music Factory, Charlotte; Old Flings, Late Bloomer, Bodyfather, Black Market at the Milestone, Charlotte; Phosphorescent, Caveman at Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte; Sonny Skyyz & The Rainmakers at Double Door Inn, Charlotte; Steve Engler at Blue-Uptown, Charlotte; Tattermask, ISH, Something Clever, Shadow of Myself, Driver Under, Everthrone at The Chop Shop-NoDa, Charlotte; David Michael at Stooges Pub & Grub, Charlotte.
Saturday: Chubby Knuckles live at City Limits (formerly Long Branch), Rock Hill; Lipstick on a Pig at T-Bones, Lake Wylie; Appetite for Destruction, Red White and Crue, Poisoned at Amos’ Southend, Charlotte; Another Lost Year at The Saloon-NC Music Factory, Charlotte; Asleep in The Weeds, Electric Soul Pandemic at The Chop Shop-NoDa, Charlotte; Catie Curtis, Amy Andrews at Evening Muse, Charlotte; Chris Sanchez at Mellow Mushroom-Ballantyne, Charlotte; Gorilla Music Battle of the Bands with Shiva’s Destruction, The Strange, Shadows of Deceit, Outlaw Crow, more at Tremont Battle of the Bands, Charlotte; Hank Sinatra, The Mobros at Snug Harbor, Charlotte; Jonathon Boogie Long at Double Door Inn, Charlotte; Michael Tracy, Randy Paul at the Evening Muse, Charlotte; Ronnie Hymes at Puckett’s Farm Equipment, Charlotte; Twang Bangers at Tin Roof, Charlotte; Mindelixir Presents Bass Church at Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte; Pushh at RockHouse, Gastonia; Tantrum at Stooges Pub and Grub, Charlotte;
Sunday: Nipsey Hussle, Deniro Farrar at Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte; Dirtiest Players at The Saloon-NC Music Factory, Charlotte; Jack of Heart, Dave and the Strange, Cue Telectro, Brett Green at the Milestone, Charlotte; Jacob Peoples at The Saloon-NC Music Factory, Charlotte.
Monday: Open Mic with Besides Daniel at Evening Muse, Charlotte; Open Mic with 3 Piece Buckett at Puckett’s Farm Equipment, Charlotte.
Tuesday: The Front Bottoms, You Blew It, more at Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte; Bildo and the Reacharounds, Pinko, Old Scratch, more at Milestone, Charlotte; The Hooten Hallers, Sinners & Saints at Snug Harbor, Charlotte.
Wednesday: Hectorina, Bo White, The Dragon Daddys, more at Snug Harbor, Charlotte; Loves It, Cicada Rhythm, more at Evening Muse, Charlotte; The Son of James Brown-Daryl Brown at Double Door Inn, Charlotte; The Valley Roots at The Saloon-NC Music Factory, Charlotte.
Thursday: Anthony David at Morehead Street Tavern, Charlotte; An Evening of Jazz with Leslie Richardson at Micky & Mooch-Arboretum, Charlotte; The Valley Roots at Double Door Inn, Charlotte; Moe, Jimmy Herring & The Ringers at The Fillmore, Charlotte; Reeve Coobs, Charlie King at Evening Muse, Charlotte; Rob Nance Duo at Roux, Charlotte; Shiprocked at Snug Harbor, Charlotte; Tyler Imbrey and On The Run at Tin Roof, Charlotte.
“And that was all she wrote.”
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