The Weekday Roundup: Primus, Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell, and Beowulf


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MONDAY
PRIMUS WITH DINOSAUR JR.
Two titans of eccentric rock share the stage for this Fillmore show. For any fan of rock, seeing J Mascis and Les Claypool in one night is something to brag about. Here’s your chance.

TUESDAY
IRON & WINE AND BEN BRIDWELL
This is one of those indie team-ups that dudes in your local record store might dream up. Sam Beam and Ben Bridwell are heavyweight songwriters, whether in acoustic or electric incarnations. Let’s see what they can do together.

BONUS PICK: ARIANA GRANDE
The 21-year-old Florida native who grew up listening to Mariah Carey is now compared to her. Dreams do come true ... for beautiful people with immense talent.

WEDNESDAY
BJ BARHAM
Touted as a “a very special solo acoustic evening,” this show features the frontman of American Aquarium. Barham, a Raleigh native, slows down the alt-rock tunes for this intimate setting.

BONUS PICK: PARTY IN THE PARK
(through Aug.) Every Wednesday during these four months, you can head down to Romare Bearden Park for live music with an uptown backdrop. Bust out the lawn chairs and blankets, and take in some music. This week’s act: The Holiday Band.

THURSDAY
BEOWULF
Citizens of the Universe stages this fantasy epic at the Duke Energy Theatre. All of the monsters, heroes, and poetry of the classic tale is conveyed in this production. Warning: The show continues both violent imagery and adult language.

BONUS PICK: ROCK OF AGES
Relive the 1980s with this Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte production. Tunes from Journey, Twisted Sister, and more are woven into the narrative.

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