The Avett Brothers
North Carolina boys have toned down the punky hootenanny aspects of their music on the recent major label debut, “I and Love and You.” The minute you think you’re missing it though, you notice how brilliant the songs and those perfect harmonies still are. The Avett Brothers are simply one of the best live acts making the rounds these days. Their joyous shows are a testament to the mood-transforming power of music.
8 p.m. Sept. 10. $25-$35. Chastain Park Amphitheater, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta. 404-733-4949.
4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra
The sprawling jazz orchestra is exploring some new musical territory, playing original compositions and arrangements that meld West African-influenced rhythms with Eastern European klezmer melodies (all stirred into a melting pot full of disparate musical ideas). The ensemble