You expect spookiness out of a name like All Them Witches, and this Nashville quartet definitely delivers on its new album “Sleeping Through the War” (New West Records). Equal parts stoner womp and psychedelic spaciness, “War” spins out sprawling psych-rock arrangements that balance sonic menace and the occasional goofy flourish (like the song with the chorus that goes, “Guess I’ll go live on the internet”). You’ll feel like they’re chasing you around your headphones. Or catch All Them Witcheslive, Sunday at the Back Room of Carrboro’s Cat’s Cradle.
Irata opens at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $12-$14. See catscradle.com for details.
- Friday brings Jersey Shore blue-eyed soul great Southside Johnny to Durham’s Carolina Theatre, California bluegrass band Front Country to the Cradle Back Room and Marshall Tucker Band to the Raleigh Ritz.
- Los Lonely Boys play Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre Saturday, the same night R&B songstress Stephanie Mills sings at Durham Performing Arts Center and ex-Damnwells main man Alex Dezen is at the Cradle Back Room.
- Sunday brings the latter-day folk-rock band Dawes to DPAC, plus the makeup date for the Philip Glass/David Bowie/Brian Eno “Heroes Tribute” at UNC Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall (which had to be postponed from Feb. 3 due to that day’s Chapel Hill water crisis).
- Cold War Kids play Saxapahaw’s Haw River Ballroom Monday, while rising Americana star Valerie June holds forth Tuesday at Durham’s Carolina Theatre.
- Venerable roots icon David Bromberg plays the Lincoln Theatre on Wednesday, and cellist Ben Sollee alights at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall Wednesday.