HIDEAWAY BBQEllis was a teen when Clapton was in the Bluesbreakers and Cream was rising, leading Ellis to blues through rock, a connection he’s never lost. He’s earned a reputation for his performances and hard-touring ways, well-deserved judging from 2005’s live Highwayman, which bristles with rock energy. To be a blues journeyman like Ellis these days is a badge of respect and resilience. Tickets are $15 for the 9:30 p.m. show. Chris Parker

Chapel Hill
HELLThis year’s Hatchetfestthe yearly gathering of local bands curated by The Raleigh Hatchetnot only shifted its size (from three days and a dozen bands to a one-night bill of three bands) but also its location. What called Kings home last year moves to Chapel Hill’s Hell. Still, the lineupThe Monologue Bombs; Cantwell, Gomez & Jordan; and Catholics and Jewsis hard to refute. Show up at 9 p.m. Grayson Currin