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Jul
5
Fri
Zander Live! Finding Our Faces Tour
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“An evening like no other on the planet…” Zander’s enigmatic performance will leave you in wonder. Come enjoy drinks, beautiful performances, sweet music and a moment in your life that will stay with you forever. Lose your voice and all of your worries at the opening night of the 2019 Finding Our Faces tour!

Jason Bieler Of Saigon Kick At The Evening Muse
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm
Jason Bieler

Jason Bieler

I was born at a very early age, songwriter, guitarist, hand model, amateur surgeon, producer, Owl Stretching, Saigon Kick, quipster, director of frivolity & music freak.
THE LENNY FEDERAL BAND
Jul 5 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

The Lenny Federal Band Federal, formerly of the … 
wait for it … Federal Bureau of Rock ‘n’ Roll (yes!) 
was, along with his musical (com)patriots, a staple in 
the burgeoning Charlotte rock scene of the ’70s and 
early ’80s. Known for its brand of relatively 
straightforward bluesy originals and for its good taste 
in classic cover tunes, the Federal Bureau always 
resisted making the move to the Allman Brothers-like 
sound so many of their Caucasian compatriots did, 
in favor of keeping it simple. Federal, a cornerstone cog in the Charlotte music scene, hasn’t changed that recipe a whole lot of the years. Forgive the food metaphor, but it’s musical meat and potatoes you’re getting here – meat and potatoes slow-cooked with plenty of care, and with but a soupcon of spice. Appearing at The Comet Grill (Timothy C. Davis) a cornerstone cog in the Charlotte music scene, hasn’t changed that recipe a whole lot of the years. Forgive the food metaphor, but it’s musical meat and potatoes you’re getting here – meat and potatoes slow-cooked with plenty of care, and with but a soupcon of spice. Appearing at The Comet Grill (Timothy C. Davis)            – Charlotte Now

http://tunegroover.com/interview-charlotte-music-institution-lenny-federal/

Aarodynamics + Audacity Brass Band
Jul 5 @ 10:30 pm
Aarodynamics

Aarodynamics

Aarodynamics is a synth funk/hip hop duo out of Charlotte, NC. A strange amalgamation of styles and heavily improvised live sets ooze with 80’s synth funk, 90’s gangsta rap, and modern lyrical stylings. A full scale assault on popular music as we know it, Aarodynamics puts together the most memorable show you will ever see. Live instrumentation, large improvisational sections, and subversive hooks make a concert that transcends any one genre of music and embraces a new era of Americana which draws off the past 40 years of popular music and culture. Hip hop, funk, soul, metal, jam, EDM, and more leave the door open for a new kind of Americana music. Fully live, booty shaking mayhem, Aarodynamics aren’t a band many forget about.’A complex beat / jam-session emerged culminating in the moment when he threw down his flow out of nowhere. The whole room shot to attention and started clapping and hollering. It was beautiful.’ – The Capitol Heights After Action Report

‘Aarodynamics is the music project of Aaron Malander. Starting off as a solo project near DC, Aaron has now paired with drummer PJ Lemmon to melt faces and shake booties.
Using a loop pedal, Ableton Live, and an arsenal of instrumentation, Aarodynamics crafts live music on the spot. With a combination of live drums, samples, and beatboxing, butts shake, lips quiver, and the house gets down.
There is no stopping the onslaught of sickeningly fiendish funk, gangsta rap, granola jam, and untz wobble edm.’

Audacity Brass Band

Audacity Brass Band

Audacity is a 10-piece new-wave new orleans style party band that plays a wide range of covers and originals. Our style includes everything from hip-hop and funk to rock, latin, blues and pop. Every member has college education and training in music. From a fat tuesday second line to a street festival, shrimp boil, or a crazy saturday night, Audacity can do it all.
Audacity has performed high capacity music venues such as: The Broadberry (Richmond, Va), Martin’s (Roanoke, Va), The Camel (Richmond, Va), The Whiskey (Wilmington, Nc) and was also selected for the 2019 Rockn’ to Lockn competition and won the semi-final round (finals on 4/20/19).
Jul
6
Sat
FUNK VS BLUEGRASS
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy a mash-up performance of funk versus bluegrass from Dirty Grass Players and Band of Tomorrow…

Hailing from Baltimore, Md The Dirty Grass Players have established themselves with one toe-tappin’ foot in traditional bluegrass and blazing musicianship that pushes boundaries. Comprised of Josh Ballard on Bass, Alex Berman on Banjo, Ben Kolakowski with the guitar, and Ryan Rogers on mandolin, this four piece is successfully bringing their growing fan base a down, dirty and heated performance. Their ability to seamlessly transition from downhome bluegrass to spirited improvisation makes each performance unique. Throw in some Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd or a dash of southern rock and you’ll quickly understand what they mean by Dirty Grass. Their self-titled debut CD The Dirty Grass Players captures this energy and as 2017 winner of Charm City Bluegrass & Folk Festival Band Competition clearly indicates, this is just the beginning. Successfully touring the Mid-Atlantic and festival appearances, this year finds the group expanding along the East Coast and building on this momentum. For anyone that enjoys a musical throwdown by skilled musicians its time to get your grass dirty.

The Band of Tomorrow ping-pongs between genres and weaves together harmonic sections in a way no other band would dare to. In the same way, their pre-written lyrics don’t shy away from any subject, nor does any special guest find it challenging to make a Band of Tomorrow song their own. This Band structures its mission around an unpredictable and transformative experience – always high energy, always premium quality, based often in familiar melodies and intellectual lyrics, but exploring improvised ideas with every new layer.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Saturday, July 6
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Future Friend EP Release! w/ Justin Moyle
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm
Future Friend

Future Friend

Future Friend is an Indy Pop duo with groovy sounds and killer hooks. They are local to Charlotte NC and are the fresh faces to watch in the Pop industry with thousands of streams, high energy live shows, and a fan base that spans worldwide. The band is made up of brother sister team Mitch and Faith Froemming who write, record, and produce all of their own music in Mitches tiny bedroom studio. Future Friends debut EP follows melodies and emotions ranging from hard hitting break up songs such as ‘Get Well Soon’ to light, dancy, summer love songs like ‘Secret Handshake’. The goal of the group is to promote originality, make new best friends, and ultimately create crazy groovy jams!
 
Justin Moyle

Justin Moyle

Based out of Charlotte, Justin Moyle got his start in the industry producing music for other artists. He spent most of his time in the studio but he always had a dream to create and perform music of his own. His first step into the performance world came after a single release of the song ‘The Way You Move’. It’s an R&B laced electronic soul track that gives a nod to producers such as James Blake and Jack Garratt. His singer-songwriter background gives him the sensibility to be honest and vulnerable while also giving you something you want to dance to. ‘I just want someone to feel something.’ He says while explaining his songwriting process. ‘If I can make you cry and dance at the same time, I’ve done my job!’ As he croons through the hearts of the listener he shows that he is an artist to watch in the coming years.
Dot.s
Jul 6 @ 10:30 pm
Dot.s

Dot.s

Dot.s is an endeavor to take ‘dance music’ far from where it comfortably rests in its current, popular state. We venture to challenge the status of an art form that began as something primal and turned into something calculated and boring and kinda depressing. Drums, bass, and synthesizers rest in the center of our five-piece arrangement, followed by whatever auxiliary instrumentation feels cozy on top of that. We hope to give you something that is as fun and refreshing as our collective ideology: that sounds can prove-ably change the way people act, and should, thus, be made with obsessive care.
Jul
7
Sun
Bill Hanna’s Jazz Sessions
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Every Sunday! 
8pm-11pm
Tickets: $7 + $3 Under 21

Charlotte jazz legend Bill Hanna brings his famous jazz session to Petra’s. Come join us each and every Sunday to see some of Charlotte’s best musicians perform in an intimate setting.

*Petra’s is a private club. You MUST have a valid ID to enter. Please be expected to pay a $1 annual fee if you are not already a member with us.

OMARI & THE HELLHOUNDS
Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm

Sweet and soulful sounds to top off your weekend. Seriously one of the best kept musical secrets in Charlotte is Sunday’s at the Comet Grill with Omari and the Hellhounds, no cover.

Jul
8
Mon
Country Music Monday at Hattie’s
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm

Some people listen to everything ‘but country’ – this night is not for them.

Come hang out at Hattie’s every Monday for Country Music, Boots, Bolo Ties, Belt Buckles and Jorts. The last Monday of every month is Karaoke Country Music Monday.

Drink Specials
$4 Kentucky Gentleman
$2 12oz Bush Light, Natty Light and Narragansett Lager

Find Your Muse Open Mic
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm

Find Your Muse Open Mic is Charlotte’s premier open mic night. Each week we feature a special guest performer from around the region. Come out and see some of the area’s best up & coming talent perform their latest original tunes. Always a fun time, hosted by the semi-hilarious Mr. Erik Button. Look forward to the start of a great Monday night at 7:30pm as you are greeted by the rest of our FYM team; Aaaaron at the door, Donniebaseball behind the bar serving up cold ones, and Normal Dennis doing his best at making it all sound great from behind the board. Sign ups are at 7:45, so come out and get your time slot.

Open Mic at Puckett’s Farm Equipment
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open Mic at Puckett’s Farm Equipment: Every Monday, at 8:00 p.m., Puckett’s Farm Equipment, a bar and music venue in Derita (and yes, it used to sell farm equipment), hosts an open mic that features all kinds of music. No cover. 18+.
2740 West Sugar Creek Road, 704-597-8230

Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 8 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Jazz Monday’s
Jul 8 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 9 @ 12:00 am

DC Suo Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30pm – 10pm
Rob & Eric’s UNCC Jazz Jam 10pm – ???

No Cover.

Mondays Open Mic With Jeff
Jul 8 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Open Mic Mondays with Jeff

8:30 till 11pm

Knocturnal
Jul 8 @ 10:00 pm

A weekly party born from the brains of Justin Aswell and friends featuring the best in electronic, hip hop & forward music for the truly awesome human being. *Beginning July 2, 2018, unless otherwise noted for special performances, admission will be $2 from 9 pm-midnight and then $5 from midnight-2 am.
Knocturnal: A weekly party born from the brains of Justin Aswell and friends featuring the best in electronic, hip hop & forward music for the truly awesome human being.

Jul
9
Tue
PARTY NAILS + PRXZM w/Rodes Rollins
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm
PARTY NAILS

PARTY NAILS

Party Nails is a Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and producer originally from
Chatham, New York. Following numerous single releases, features withMitiS and
Getter, a fan-adored EP and four successful national tours (Lights, PVRIS, PRXZM, Eve
6, Bad Bad Hats, MitiS) Party Nails released her debut album Past Lives and
Paychecks on October 19, 2018 to praise from media publications such as Billboard,
Ones To Watch, Popdust and Earmilk, as well as indie radio play and ecstatic fans.
Party Nails is touring the US as a headliner this spring and summer and is releasing
singles ahead of a new album, slated for a fall 2019 release.

“An absolute dream.” – Neon Gold

“A fierce bit of pop.” – Noisey

“Part Charli XCX and part Cyndi Lauper.” – Bullett Media

 
PRXZM

PRXZM

Electro synth-pop duo made up of Nick and Emma
 
Rodes Rollins

Rodes Rollins

f a spaghetti western and Nancy Sinatra had a love child, it would be Rodes Rollins. The 23-year-old singer could fool you into thinking she’s from another time, care of her haunting vocals and sprawling psychedelic-tinged Americana rhythms. But it’s 2019 and Rollins proves that her music transcends space and time.

Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, the singer-songwriter – born Talia Taxman – has been making music since she was eight years old. After her sister decided guitar lessons weren’t for her, Rollins picked up the instrument and started songwriting, eventually recording songs in her guitar teacher’s studio at nine years old. From childhood until she was 19, music was a hobby for Rollins. It wasn’t until her time studying at NYU’s Gallatin School that she would consider becoming an artist her full-time gig. With time spent living abroad in Buenos Aires and Mexico City, she was compelled to take more risks and began performing during her travels – something she had never done before. Initially Rollins began making music under her given-name but soon realized she transformed into a different person when she was on stage. It seemed natural for her to become a character; so, Rollins chose a moniker with a meaning. “Rodes” was derived from a “rode” – a thick rope that attaches to an anchor of a ship, while “Rawlins” was the name of a town in Wyoming she once saw on a bumper sticker. It was the perfect fit: the town paid homage to the western ethos of her songs, and it reminded her to stay grounded.

In 2017, the Rodes Rollins project really began. The rising musician released her debut EP Young Adult with the help of producer Alex Goose (Weezer, Kevin Gates): a coming-of-age tale full of vintage rock, ethereal pop and wavy melodies. Tracks like “Young & Thriving” and “Wes Come Back” stood out on the EP, inspired by her first love who had a momentary lapse in judgment and was put in jail and later deported. With a story so heavy and personal, she spent the five-track EP analyzing the lack of humanity there was surrounding his situation. Now Rollins is ready to introduce the world to more of her self-described “cowgirl poetry.”

Throughout 2018, Rollins released a series of singles – “Nasty Woman” and ‘Boom Pow’. With these two songs, Rollins was truly focused on opening up the narrative. For both singles, Rollins collaborated with Goose once again, but recruited Portugal. The Man’s Kane Richotte to play drums. This isn’t the first time she’s worked with big players in the game: Rollins’ recordings have featured accomplished artists like Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, Matthew Compton of Electric Guest, and Greg Rogove of Devendra Banhart. Major Lazer’s Jillionaire has even championed Rollins over the years, helping facilitate a collaboration between she and producer Branko for his album Atlas.

In Fall 2018, Rollins began a new chapter in her discography with the launch of ‘Velvet’ an A/B Side produced by Noah Georgeson. Velvet shares a new, evermore opiated country side to Rollins’ writing.

Second Tuesday Songwriters
Jul 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

On the second Tuesday of each month, 6 or 8 singer-songwriters give us 20 minutes of their best stuff in a supportive listening environment. No cover, but please tip our visiting artists.

RED ROCKIN’ CHAIR
Jul 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Red Rocking Chair is made up of four veteran 
musicians, each bringing his own unique approach 
to the music they present. An acoustic quartet of 
multi-instrumentalists, they blend folk, bluegrass 
and country in a way that only players with decades 
of making music professionally can attain. Jack 
Lawrence, Michael Reno Harrell, Tom Kuhn and 
Dale Meyer present a blend of bass, mandolin, 
guitar, Dobro, banjo, and vocals that have kept their fans coming back time and again. All that aside, their music is just plain fun to listen to at the bar in Charlotte!
– Charlotte Now

Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 9 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Classical and modern R&B , hip hop , fusion and more. Local and visiting acts. Hosted by Ciroc. Join us every Tuesday at Crown Station for a night of live music. 

 

Jul
10
Wed
Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Summit Coffee continues to offer live music, usually with no cover. Summit is located at 128 South Main Street in Davidson. Call them at 704-895-9090 with questions.

John Baumann
Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm
John Baumann

John Baumann

Hard-working, creative, and possessed of admirable humility and good humor, John Baumann likely would have seen success in whatever field he chose to ply his talents. Fortunately for listeners who love country music graced with a literary eye for detail and poetic charm, he made the bold choice to try his hand at singing and songwriting. 

A San Antonio native who has also called Amarillo, Lubbock, Fort Worth, and now Austin his home at some point or another in his young life, Baumann tinkered with the mechanics of songwriting in between college and day jobs for several years before making the leap of faith to record a debut EP West Texas Vernacular in 2012. Released with little fanfare, it still emboldened him to piece together a band and hit whatever stages would give him the chance. The personable young musician honed his craft on the way up, making connections within the business (not to mention with thousands of fans) en route to releasing his full-length 2014 album High Plains Alchemy and landing coveted opening slots at some of the state’s most revered venues. At Gruene Hall, Floore’s Country Store, and the Nutty Brown Amphitheater, among many others, he has shared the stage with red-hot headliners like the Turnpike Troubadours and the Randy Rogers Band. 

As Baumann’s music came into its own – a follow-up 2015 EP, Departures, garnered him some radio play for new signature songs like “Bay City Blues” and “Vices” – a clearer picture of what he is going for has emerged. Like his heroes including Texas songwriters Robert Earl Keen, James McMurtry, and Adam Carroll, he has cultivated a gift for near-journalistic lyrical detail, leavened with humor and spiked with heartache. His songwriting talents have garnered co-writes with artists including Pat Green, Cory Morrow and Wade Bowen that he was once content to just enjoy on a fan level: not insignificantly, Morrow included three co-writes with Baumann on his recent album The Good Fight. Even the country music mainstream took notice: Baumann’s poetic “Gulf Moon” was on hold for a platinum-selling country artist for several years before a last-minute change of direction handed him a rare disappointment in a still-new career that has otherwise been steadily on the rise. 

Still, 2016 was overall a solid year, including a run of shows opening for Texas music’s ultimate hero Willie Nelson and laying the groundwork for what should be a much-anticipated 2017 full-length album. With his growing crowd of fans, peers, and even a few musical forefathers rooting for him, John Baumann has become one of the newest worthy links in the long chain of ambitious, progressive, and relatable artists that plays the singer-songwriter-performer game by their own rules.

OPEN MIC WITH LEEBO
Jul 10 @ 8:30 pm

Open mic night tonight and we have a talented bunch of musicians ready to play.

Local, live, free music done right y’all!

Jul
11
Thu
SAM BURCHFIELD
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sam Burchfield is a southern folk / soul artist out of Atlanta, GA. Lyrical depth paired with a soulful vocal delivery and catchy melodies drives home the message. Burchfield transports listeners into a wide array of musical truths, commanding the stage with a joyful honesty.  His latest EP, Unarmored, digs a few layers deeper into a genre-crossing career that has only just begun. From folk, to funk, to southern soul — Sam and his band of ‘Scoundrels’ capture it all. The rowdy crew puts on a show that is electrifyingly entertaining and yet full of Burchfield’s lyrical honesty and depth.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Thursday, July 11
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
THE GET RIGHT BAND
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm
The Get Right Band

The Get Right Band

The Get Right Band is a psychedelic indie rock power trio from Asheville, NC. They are a band focused on following their muses to honest self-expression, to whatever excites them and pushes them into unexplored territory. The Get Right Band proudly carries the torch for a long line of genre-bending power trios from Cream to The Jimi Hendrix Experience to The Police to Violent Femmes to Primus to Green Day to Nirvana to Sublime. It’s the space between the notes, the rawness and the maneuverability, that makes a power trio, well, so damn powerful.
The Wood Brothers
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

“It’s the freest album we’ve done, the most independent album we’ve done, and was the most fun we’ve ever had making a record,” says Oliver Wood. “And most importantly, this is the most purely Wood Brothers’ album we’ve ever made.”

Indeed, The Wood Brothers’ sixth outing, ‘One Drop of Truth,’ dives headfirst into a deep wellspring of sounds, styles and influences. Whereas their previous outings have often followed a conceptual and sonic through-line, here the long-standing trio featuring brothers Oliver and Chris Wood along with Jano Rix treat each song as if it were its own short film. The plaintive, country-folk of the album’s opening track “River Takes The Town” gives way to the The Band-esque Americana soul of “Happiness Jones.” The wistful ballad “Strange As It Seems” floats on a cloud of stream of consciousness, standing in stark contrast to “Sky High”—a Saturday night barnburner built upon stinging slide guitar funk. “Seasick Emotions” is rife with turmoil, yet “Sparking Wine” is jaunty and carefree. The end result is undeniably The Wood Brothers’ most dynamic recording to date.

Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Looking for a place to showcase your musical talent? Look no further! Join us every Thursday for our Open Mic. It’s free to watch and play! If you would like to perform, please show up at 7pm to sign up.

 

The Shana Blake Band at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Jul 11 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

The Shana Blake Band is an innovative new take on the old soul cover band. The ensemble hails from Charlotte, North Carolina and features singer/songwriter Shana Blake (The Near Misses, Wavy Space, Tesser), veteran guitarist Keith Shamel (Virgo Musik, Daily Soul), bassist Dave Eatman (Bellyful, Automatic Chi) and drummer/percussionist Scott Newell (Vonce, Justice League). The expressive vocals and rich textures of the instrumentation fuse coherently to create a sound that’s as smooth as honey, with a hint of R&B, funk, reggae, southern rock, gospel, country, jazz and the blues. The repertoire covers the gamut from emotionally-charged ballads to energetic, danceable grooves. The song choices are anything but ordinary and, along with the original compositions, appeal to a broad spectrum of listeners. An evening with Shana Blake & Pivotal Soul is like a breath of fresh air. Funky fresh air.

Jul
12
Fri
WOOD AND WIRE
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Texas songwriter tradition casts a long shadow today, and Austin-based Americana roots juggernauts Wood & Wire could easily rattle off a long list of songwriters that inspire them from Willie Nelson to James McMurtry, and everyone in between. But ask them about what it is about Texas that brought us so many great songwriters, and they stop cold. That’s because they don’t romanticize their culture or their past, they’re too busy working their asses off making new music, writing new songs. This isn’t a land made for quiet reflection, it’s a land made for hard work. Respect for honest labor is a central theme in Wood & Wire’s 2018 GRAMMY Nominated album for “Best Bluegrass”, North of Despair ( Blue Corn Music), with songs populated by people like songwriter Tony Kamel’s own grandfather, who built the family’s hunting lodge in Llano, Texas with his own two hands. The characters on the album live large, and aren’t afraid to share their opinions about the modern world. This kind of vivid, haunting songwriting focused on lives spent deep in the countryside is a hallmark of Texas songwriting. But it’s the melding of this hard country songwriting with high-octane bluegrass instrumentation that makes for Wood & Wire’s signature sound. Artists like John Hartford have trod this ground before, mixing up great songs, bluegrass virtuosity, and a strong sense of place, and Wood & Wire aim to pave the way for Austin’s roots scene, bursting out of the giant expanses of the state with a fully-fledged vision for a new Texan sound. On North of Despair, they bring the ferocity of their live shows to the studio, whipping through barn-burning anthems about hard people in hard times.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Friday, July 12
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
Erin Enderlin w/Justin Clyde Williams
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm
Erin Enderlin

Erin Enderlin

The last few years have been especially busy for singer-songwriter Erin Enderlin. While she first turned heads as a godsend to those aching for an artist with some golden-era country backbone, Enderlin’s acclaimed 2017 record Whiskeytown Crier cemented her as something even more: a literary songwriter and superb vocal stylist with a knack for sharply drawn––and often sad––characters. Named a member of the 2018 CMT Next Women of Country class and recipient of the Arkansas Country Music Awards Songwriter and Album of the Year trophies, she has surged to the forefront of new artists rooted in the genre’s rich history. Enderlin is also a go-to writer for stars looking for heavyweight country with classic panache––Alan Jackson’s “Monday Morning Church,” Lee Ann Womack’s “Last Call,” Luke Bryan’s “You Don’t Know Jack” and a host of other songs recorded by Randy Travis, Joey + Rory, Reba McEntire, Terri Clark, Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, and more are all Enderlin-penned. 

In a twist that stretches the possibilities of storytelling through song, Enderlin plans to release four EPs throughout 2019, with each three-track collection driven by a single character. The first EP, Chapter One: Tonight I Don’t Give a Damn, is slated for release April 26. “I’m obsessed with characters, and the idea of being able to take that to the next level really appeals to me,” she says. “It’s ambitious,” she says with a laugh before adding, “but I do think it’s going to be something really cool.”

Justin Clyde Williams

Justin Clyde Williams

Armed with six strings or backed by a full band, Justin Clyde Williams takes listeners on an emotional journey through his own personal encounters, telling stories with his songs. Growing up surrounded by dobros and banjos in the foothills of western North Carolina, his tale is one many can relate to regardless of where they call home. Tough times, rebellion, love, heartbreak and a resilience hardened by military service, crowds are immediately drawn to his unique sound and penetrating lyrics that dig much deeper than three chords and the truth.

Injecting a fresh perspective and unwavering commitment to situations some shy away from, Justin Clyde Williams attacks these issues head on without hesitation. Connecting with audiences in a way most only dream about, his levels of persona are quickly navigated as the songs strike a feeling similar to an inspiration for being the, “Life of the Party”.

Raised from Jones to The Stones, his own musical journey involved consuming classical guitar and heavy metal but always leads back to the sounds born in the Carolina hills. Justin Clyde Williams always leaves people wanting more with an unwavering experience that is blunt, therapeutic, candid and above all – unforgettable

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony- winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again.

PANTEON ROCOCO
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm
PANTEON ROCOCO
Mexican ska band founded in 1995 in Mexico City.
Tanis – Percusiones
Monel – Guitarra Eléctrica
Shenka – Voz
Felipe – Teclados
Missael – Sax
Paco – Trombón
Gorri – Guitarra Eléctrica
Dario- Bajo
THE LENNY FEDERAL BAND
Jul 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

The Lenny Federal Band Federal, formerly of the … 
wait for it … Federal Bureau of Rock ‘n’ Roll (yes!) 
was, along with his musical (com)patriots, a staple in 
the burgeoning Charlotte rock scene of the ’70s and 
early ’80s. Known for its brand of relatively 
straightforward bluesy originals and for its good taste 
in classic cover tunes, the Federal Bureau always 
resisted making the move to the Allman Brothers-like 
sound so many of their Caucasian compatriots did, 
in favor of keeping it simple. Federal, a cornerstone cog in the Charlotte music scene, hasn’t changed that recipe a whole lot of the years. Forgive the food metaphor, but it’s musical meat and potatoes you’re getting here – meat and potatoes slow-cooked with plenty of care, and with but a soupcon of spice. Appearing at The Comet Grill (Timothy C. Davis) a cornerstone cog in the Charlotte music scene, hasn’t changed that recipe a whole lot of the years. Forgive the food metaphor, but it’s musical meat and potatoes you’re getting here – meat and potatoes slow-cooked with plenty of care, and with but a soupcon of spice. Appearing at The Comet Grill (Timothy C. Davis)            – Charlotte Now

http://tunegroover.com/interview-charlotte-music-institution-lenny-federal/

Quiet Hollers w/ Rare Creatures
Jul 12 @ 10:30 pm
Quiet Hollers

Quiet Hollers

Quiet Hollers formed in Louisville around the songwriting of singer/guitarist Shadwick Wilde, who originally formed the group with the idea of playing only one show—the CD release of his solo effort, Unforgivable Things, in 2010. The group’s debut, I Am the Morning, followed in 2013. The alt-country styled album was a limited success, spawning a cult following in the US and some international critical praise, allowing the band to continue touring on the DIY circuit, where changes in personnel and taste saw the band exploring territory beyond the genre.

In 2015 the band’s self-titled sophomore album Quiet Hollers introduced them to a much broader audience, drawing praise both for the breadth of its influences and for Wilde’s lyricism. Consequence of Sound called it a “beautiful portrait… breaking the confines of roots music” with PopMatters aptly noting the band’s “strong post-hardcore influence.” The album brought the band to Europe for the first time, selling out shows there and back at home stateside. Breakout singles found their way onto TV shows, coffeehouse playlists, and a #9 debut on the FMQB college and indie charts.

Quiet Hollers signed with the indie label SonaBLAST! for their third album, Amen Breaks. The album draws parallels between the modern entertainment landscape and the cultural crossover of the 1970s– another decade marred by division, political corruption, and terrorist bombs. Their shape-shifting palate makes use of orchestral strings and brass, vintage drum-machines and samples (including the Amen Break, the most sampled piece of music in history). Amen Breaks explores themes of spirituality, sexuality, and mental illness.

 
Rare Creatures

Rare Creatures

Formed initially as an experiment in diverse songwriting, Rare Creatures has grown into a full on rock spectacle. Their sound navigates between heavy synth rock and melodic acoustic rhythms seamlessly from song to song, switching it up around every corner. Influenced by bands from Alt-J to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, with some ethnic spices sprinkled in for good measure. The group is fronted by Coleman Sawyer on vocals and guitar, with Hugh Camp on bass and synthesizer, Aaron Reece on lead guitar, and Logan Crank banging the drums. Their debut album was released on July 27th, 2018.
Jul
13
Sat
Bearden Music Series – Grupo Fantasma w/ West End Mambo
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Grupo Fantasma w/ special guest, West End Mambo

Grupo Fantama

Grammy award winning 9 piece Latin-funk and cumbia powerhouse from Austin Tx. 2009 Grammy award nominee. Austin music hall of fame members. 10+ time Austin music award winners. We’ve performed with Prince, Maceo Parker, Larry Harlow, GZA, Sheila E., Daniel Johnston, Spoon and many more.

West End Mambo

Formed in 1999, West End Mambo is comprised of musicians from North, South and Central America as well as the Caribbean. This nine piece band performs a fiery mix of classic salsa from bolero and rumbas to guaracha and son montuno. Their repertoire includes original orchestral salsa arrangements which they have performed with the Winston-Salem and Greensboro Symphonies.
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The Bearden Music Series is back in Romare Bearden Park and bigger than ever! Each month, join us for a fantastic evening to showcase some very talented performers of various genres of music. There will be food and beverage sales on site… and all the events are FREE!
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Here are a few things to know before you go!
🎉 Leashed Pets are welcome 🐶
🎉 No tents/oversize umbrellas ⛱ ⛺️
🎉 Please no outside alcohol or glass bottles, we will have some local beer & wine for you to check out instead! 🍺 🍷
🎉 Picnic baskets are welcome, but there will be delicious food vendors 🍔 🌭
🎉 Please refrain from using smoke and tobacco products 🚭
🎉 Please walk all bikes, scooters, and skateboards during the event 🛴🚲

C2 & THE BROTHERS REED
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hailing from Kentucky with a sound as unique and smooth as the state’s beloved bourbon, C2 & The Brothers Reed’s authenticity shines – in their music, and on stage.

After the independent release of their first EP “Hot Mess”, along with an extensive tour schedule (250+ shows in 2015-16) traveling mainly in the southern part of the country, they took to the studio less than a year later to cut their new record Weigh Station Tour. Split into sides, ‘Exit A’ and ‘Exit B’, Weigh Station Tourexplores gritty rock and roll while referencing 60’s and 70’s era soul music, embracing a style that is nearly lost but deeply needed in the surge of modern sound and technology.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Saturday, July 13
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.
NIGHT GLITTER
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm
NIGHT GLITTER
 
Night Glitter is a Dreamy Psychedelic Synth-pop band from Austin, Tx. The Band consists of John Michael Schoepf (Guitar, Bass Vi, Vocals) and LouLou Ghelichkhani (Synthesizers, Farfisa and Vocals).

‘Taking the influences from every corner of her life and turning them into a distinct musical style is something Loulou Ghelichkhani (Thievery Corporation) does with ease, all en français. In this iteration, her and partner John Michael Schoepf (The Happen-Ins) are putting a slacker rock twist on dream pop. ‘ KUTX

‘Five years after relocating to Austin, Loulou Ghelichkhani ( Thievery Corporation) chose to hang her hat, in part, because the music scene proved less rigid than longtime home Washington, D.C., momentum is building for the cinematic dream-pop prism known as Night Glitter. The band co-anchored by singer/multi-instrumentalist John Michael Schoepf and featuring guitarist Kyle Ellison, and the secret weapon Jonas Wilson, turned ears with the Adrian Quesada-produced ‘Tunnels’/’Radio’ cassette, a fetching psych-pop double A-side single. Night Glitter performed to thousands opening for the Black Angels at KGSR’s annual Zilker Park convergence, Blues on the Green.

Now, the group casts forth a deeper listen via Hangin’ on a Dream. Slow-moving and beautiful, the five-track effort christened at Mohawk unfolds with Ghelichkhani’s brokenhearted ‘Believe,’ which sounds like Mazzy Star on a lunar mission. An omnipresent force in Austin music – backing giants in the Austin Music Awards and All-ATX house bands, and playing bass for the Happen-ins, Roky Erickson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bruce Robison, and Kelly Willis – Schoepf steps up to the mic on Night Glitter’s EP. The title track and highlight ‘Hangin’ on a Dream’ positions him as a shoegazy singer and impressive songwriter. The sonically rich collection may be Austin’s most headphones-mandatory release of 2018.’ (Austin Chronicle)

Van Hunt Presents “TRIM” (The Reimagined Van Hunt). A celebration of the 15 year anniversary of his debut album along with other favorites”
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm
Van Hunt

Van Hunt

Van Hunt, a Dayton, Ohio-born musician, made his way to Atlanta where he drew acclaim for his production efforts and crafty songwriting, featured on recordings by such diverse artists as Dionne Farris, Rahsaan Patterson, and Cree Summer as well as the platinum-selling soundtrack, Love Jones. His own self-titled debut album arrived in 2004, instantly establishing Hunt as a distinctive and original talent with its idiosyncratic melding of R&B, soul, funk, pop, and rock ‘n’ roll. Hunt received a 2005 “Best Urban/Alternative Performance” Grammy nomination for his breakthrough hit single, Dust that was featured on his debut album.

On The Jungle Floor followed two years later, highlighted by the single, Character, as well as by a surprising cover of Iggy Pop & James Williamson’s Kill City classic, No Sense Of Crime.

In 2007, Hunt received a Grammy Award for “Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals,” honoring Family Affair, a collaboration with John Legend and Joss Stone found on the 2006 Sly & The Family Stone tribute album, Different Strokes For Different Folks.

Hunt’s third album, Popular, was slated for 2008 but was pulled from the label’s release schedule in late 2007 at the dawn of a tumultuous decade for the music industry. Nevertheless, the album become an underground sensation, a classic lost album hailed by LA Weekly as “a left-field stunner” for its “trippy fusion of funk grooves, punk guitar and soul vocals.” Popular was officially released in August, 2017.

In 2011, Hunt released What Were You Hoping For?. Reaching both Billboard’s Top 50 R&B/Hiphop and Heat Seekers charts, the album also received rave reviews. Metacritic branded the record’s critical success as “universal acclaim”, for an album averaging a score of 90 among music critics. What Were You Hoping For? was listed among “The Best Albums of 2011” by The New York Daily News, The Chicago Tribune, The LA Times, The AV CLub and a league of other music publications.

A charismatic and engaging live performer, Hunt has also attracted critical praise touring both as headliner as well as alongside such diverse acts as Kanye West, The Roots, Coldplay, Mary J. Blige, and Dave Matthews Band.

Van Hunt’s fifth album, The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets., was released on May 5, 2015. Inspired by the music of The Delfonics, Parliament-Funkadelic, Pink Floyd, and Billie Holiday, the album chronicles love, loss, and nostalgia through the sounds of original funk and old soul. The Boston Globe says Hunt “…achieves the kind of heated, raw sound that has virtually disappeared in too much of today’s overly manicured R&B.” and, “…Hunt, never loses sight of the past as he progressively forges his own way forward.”

Kerry Blu + Menastree w/ Prodaj, Hundreds Thousands
Jul 13 @ 11:00 pm
Kerry Blu

Kerry Blu

Brooklyn-based and a North Carolina native, Kerry was raised by a mother who loved gospel and soul and a father who remains a top percussionist on the east coast; both of which continue to inspire Kerry’s Rapclectic Soul’ sound. Experiencing this soulful, rock littered Hip Hop performance is like experiencing a tidal wave, whose candid and brutally honest depiction of the world encourages his listeners to lift themselves up while pulling his own life experiences into full view. Says Kerry, “My Mission is clear: I just want to make the most of my life and make music. One day I’ll be gone, so while I’m here, I’m going to create and feel everything I possibly can. I just want my story heard and I want to be remembered…don’t you?” Now, with the DRKarts Collective and Empire State Music & Arts Management, the stage is set for Kerry Blu to carve out a legacy in music and entertainment that will not be soon forgotten.
 
Menastree

Menastree

Menastree- was born in the early summer of 2014, originating from Charlotte North Carolina. 

Beginning with musician/producer and videographer DJ Lil Tone, Musician/producer Jesse Lemar Williams and musician/vocalist Jeremy Mayher. Menastree created their formula for their sound by backing various artist deriving from various genres and performing at festivals such as SXSW. As a result of the new age mashup sound with elements of hip-hop/trap/jazz/house and R&B. By January 2017 Menastree had officially been established.

Solidifying the establishment with the particularly chosen additions of Zach Wheeler , Braxton Bateman , Malcolm Charles, Waneisha Nish Massey , Curt Keyz , Stefan Kallander , and Marcus Jones. Jesse Lamar Williams then planted Menastree in the heart of Charlotte North Carolinas art district Noda at the corner of E. 36th St. and N. Davidson Ave. at the prestigious listening room The Evening Muse where they can often be found cultivating the culture in a monthly residency.

 
Prodaj
Concord North Carolina based Emcee Prodaj is a lyrical mastermind, with a heart for R&B and soul. After serving in the military, Prodaj returned home, and became close with current manager Samuel J Kluttz. The two of them would go on to form the Flightbrothersnc production team. In 2017 Prodaj began to hone his skill for songwriting and pulling from the life changing experiences he encountered in the military, Prodaj released single after single and eventually landed a spots in both The New Era Music Festival in Charlotte NC, and The Empire State Music & Arts Festival In New York City. Currently working on his debut album, slated to drop late 2019, Prodaj is ready to take on the world of music, and leave no doubts he is the future.
 
Hundreds Thousands

Hundreds Thousands

Jul
14
Sun
Bill Hanna’s Jazz Sessions
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Every Sunday! 
8pm-11pm
Tickets: $7 + $3 Under 21

Charlotte jazz legend Bill Hanna brings his famous jazz session to Petra’s. Come join us each and every Sunday to see some of Charlotte’s best musicians perform in an intimate setting.

*Petra’s is a private club. You MUST have a valid ID to enter. Please be expected to pay a $1 annual fee if you are not already a member with us.

OMARI & THE HELLHOUNDS
Jul 14 @ 9:00 pm

Sweet and soulful sounds to top off your weekend. Seriously one of the best kept musical secrets in Charlotte is Sunday’s at the Comet Grill with Omari and the Hellhounds, no cover.

Jul
15
Mon
Country Music Monday at Hattie’s
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm

Some people listen to everything ‘but country’ – this night is not for them.

Come hang out at Hattie’s every Monday for Country Music, Boots, Bolo Ties, Belt Buckles and Jorts. The last Monday of every month is Karaoke Country Music Monday.

Drink Specials
$4 Kentucky Gentleman
$2 12oz Bush Light, Natty Light and Narragansett Lager

Find Your Muse Open Mic
Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm

Find Your Muse Open Mic is Charlotte’s premier open mic night. Each week we feature a special guest performer from around the region. Come out and see some of the area’s best up & coming talent perform their latest original tunes. Always a fun time, hosted by the semi-hilarious Mr. Erik Button. Look forward to the start of a great Monday night at 7:30pm as you are greeted by the rest of our FYM team; Aaaaron at the door, Donniebaseball behind the bar serving up cold ones, and Normal Dennis doing his best at making it all sound great from behind the board. Sign ups are at 7:45, so come out and get your time slot.

Open Mic at Puckett’s Farm Equipment
Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open Mic at Puckett’s Farm Equipment: Every Monday, at 8:00 p.m., Puckett’s Farm Equipment, a bar and music venue in Derita (and yes, it used to sell farm equipment), hosts an open mic that features all kinds of music. No cover. 18+.
2740 West Sugar Creek Road, 704-597-8230

Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 15 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Jazz Monday’s
Jul 15 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 16 @ 12:00 am

DC Suo Ocie Davis & Troy Conn 8:30pm – 10pm
Rob & Eric’s UNCC Jazz Jam 10pm – ???

No Cover.

Mondays Open Mic With Jeff
Jul 15 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Open Mic Mondays with Jeff

8:30 till 11pm

Knocturnal
Jul 15 @ 10:00 pm

A weekly party born from the brains of Justin Aswell and friends featuring the best in electronic, hip hop & forward music for the truly awesome human being. *Beginning July 2, 2018, unless otherwise noted for special performances, admission will be $2 from 9 pm-midnight and then $5 from midnight-2 am.
Knocturnal: A weekly party born from the brains of Justin Aswell and friends featuring the best in electronic, hip hop & forward music for the truly awesome human being.

Jul
16
Tue
RED ROCKIN’ CHAIR
Jul 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Red Rocking Chair is made up of four veteran 
musicians, each bringing his own unique approach 
to the music they present. An acoustic quartet of 
multi-instrumentalists, they blend folk, bluegrass 
and country in a way that only players with decades 
of making music professionally can attain. Jack 
Lawrence, Michael Reno Harrell, Tom Kuhn and 
Dale Meyer present a blend of bass, mandolin, 
guitar, Dobro, banjo, and vocals that have kept their fans coming back time and again. All that aside, their music is just plain fun to listen to at the bar in Charlotte!
– Charlotte Now

Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 16 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Classical and modern R&B , hip hop , fusion and more. Local and visiting acts. Hosted by Ciroc. Join us every Tuesday at Crown Station for a night of live music.