Paul Thorn Band
With Adam and Cary Rutledge
Thorn is as close to guaranteed entertainment as you can get. His music, rock spiced with blues, country and soul, is strong. His lyrics — delivered with full Tupelo, Miss., drawl — can be hilarious or insightful and sometimes both at once. [UPDATE 5 p.m. 5.1.13] Adam Rutledge turned in a good, short set on Sunday, opening for REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent.
Adam Ezra Group
This talented and energetic band from Boston was selected band of the year at the 2013 New England Music Awards.
Details: 9 p.m. Growler’s American Grill and Venue, Roanoke. $3; $5 for couples. 777-6474, growlers-towers.com, adamezra.com
The Moon & You
Check out an Asheville, N.C., indie/folk act that combines cello with fingerstyle guitar.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill, Roanoke. Free. 985-6278, martinsdowntown.com, facebook.com/themoonandyou