If you haven't yet gotten on the folk-music-is-trendy bandwagon -- kids playing ukuleles, comedian and actor Steve Martin bringing the happy back to folk with his band -- you can jump on at the Carolina Chocolate Drops concert at Lincoln Hall this weekend. The African-American band that looks as if it could be spitting hip-hop rhymes instead rocks the old-school banjo and fiddle sound that won the group a Grammy for its 2010 debut, "Genuine Negro Jig."
Why go: You get a history lesson on African-American folk music from the Carolinas, and a good show to boot.
Reconsider: You're all for listening to new sounds, but opening acts Po' Girl and Bhi Bhiman are too obscure for your tastes.
Details: 9 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave.; $20 (18+); etix.com