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Nov
8
Thu
Live Music at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Located in the beautiful Center City Charlotte ( 4th street and Tryon), just a few blocks from the Belk Theatre, Overstreet Mall and the Bobcats Arena. Chima offers authentic Brazilian cuisine and chic dining experience. Enjoy cocktails and the best view of Uptown Charlotte in our elegant upstairs lounge. Chima also offers live music every Thursday at the bar & Lounge from 6 to 9. 

Vaden Papa Vay Landers, and Dead Cat
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm

Dead Cat is an original country quartet from Charlotte, NC. Born several years ago from a rainy day and a broken heart Cat Glenn and her roomate wrote their first song “Go.” The tone was set for this band’s poignant reflection of lovesick country that was carried by Cat’s soulful voice, and melodic instrumental. After being asked to play a few shows and being well received in the Charlotte area, Cat decided to record an album. She asked friend and fantastic musician Geoff White (David Childers, Appalulcia) to accompany her and was honored and blessed when he became a full time member of the band.

Though the content is at times melancholy, Dead Cat pushes an upbeat, catchy country/bluegrass sound that keeps you tapping your feet. Dead Cat was awarded “Best Country Artist” in 2016.

Colter Wall
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm
Colter Wall is a prairie-born songwriter from Saskatchewan, Canada. Wall’s inaugural EP, Imaginary Appalachia, continues to keep him a non-stop, buzzed-about young artist and has evoked visceral reactions from industry veterans, his musical heroes and peers, as well as a loyal and quickly-growing grassroots fan base. His signature baritone vocal is paired with sparse, beautiful old-soul songwriting inspired by artists like Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley, Emmylou Harris & Waylon Jennings.
Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Nov 8 @ 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.

 

Le Bang
Nov 8 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Before there was light, there was sound. Come writhe and wriggle as proto-rhythmic psycho-active jams swirl about and merge with each and every molecule in your body. Tune in, turn on, expand infinitely.

Every Thursday, resident DJ, Buckmaster, fills the void with a rotating cast of DJs and performers from the neighborhood and around the world for activated brains to explore.

 
 
The Shana Blake Band at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Nov 8 @ 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.

Nov
9
Fri
Joe Buchanan: Friends in Chai Places, presented by The Ruach
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm

You won’t want to miss this unforgettable Shabbat Experience with Joe Buchanan. Joe is forging into the uncharted territory that is Judaic Americana music. Listen to this Jew by choice from Texas and you can hear his soul in every note he sings. Come check out another take on new Jewish music. You will leave inspired.

Doors open at 6:00 and things get underway at 6:30pm. Don’t just celebrate Shabbat…Experience it!

A cash bar will be available for the purchase of both adult and non-alcoholic beverages. And, as always, Nancy will be bringing her homemade challah for all to enjoy!

The Ruach Shabbat Experience provides a break from the daily stresses of your life. Connect with community. Experience the renewal, beauty and joy of Shabbat. Everyone of all ages are welcome.

The Ruach is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization who mission is to spread the joy of Judaism through new Jewish musical experiences that are meant to create and maintain personal connections and, inspire and engage people to embrace the religion and all that it has to offer.

 

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Mics and Mochas at Comic Girl Coffee
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mics and Mochas: Comic Girl Coffee has started presenting an open micFridays, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dates are scheduled through January 19th. Check back to see if the series is extended. Suggested $5 donation. Free lattes for performers. Comic Girl Coffee is an inclusive place, very comfortable for the LGBT community.
516 East 15th Street

Bob Dylan
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm

Bob Dylan’s career has lasted the better part of fifty years now. That’s pretty remarkable. What is more impressive is that Dylan has remained not only active for almost all of that period, but controversial. He has never gotten by on sentimentality or nostalgia. He has never repeated his successes. For better or for worse, Dylan has always pushed his work ahead. 

Bob Dylan is as great a songwriter – ah, let’s not beat around the bush – as great an artist as America has produced. But he’d be the first to tell you that he is part of a long line, one link in an endless chain. You can follow his influence backward or forward according to your own inclination. Or you can spend a long time just listening to Dylan’s five decades of contributions. Wherever you go into it, and whatever you get out of it, your time will be well spent – Bill Flanagan – New York, 2007

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore:

On Stage Together! 

Roots music legends, Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, have been friends for 30 years, but only recently realized they had never played music with each other before. So in 2017, Grammy winner Alvin and Grammy nominee Gilmore, decided to hit the highway to swap songs, tell stories, and share their life experiences. 

Though Texas born Gilmore was twice named Country Artist of the Year by Rolling Stone, and California native Alvin first came to fame in the hard rocking rhythm and blues band The Blasters, they discovered that their musical roots in old blues and folk music are exactly the same. In these spontaneous shows, audiences enjoyed classic original compositions from the two, and also songs from a wide spectrum of songwriters and styles – from Merle Haggard to Sam Cooke to the Young Bloods. Mutually energized and inspired by these performances, Dave and Jimmie agreed to hit the road again in 2018…

this time with a full band, an album, Downey to Lubbock and some new stories to share.

 

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters are on tour with their latest album, a self-titled disc released June 9, 2017 on Organic Records. Lyrically driven, the songs of Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters blend the band’s old-school country roots attitude with their shared influences of rock and folk. Amanda says of the album, “I think it’s just about life and all that that entails. Including but not limited to death, strangers, birthdays, money, leaving, arriving, seasons, corruption, and love.”

“This is a band that does everything right,” says Goldmine’s Mike Greenblatt. “Platt deserves all that might come to her over this, her fifth (and best) album. Backed by pedal steel, electric guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, percussion, and vocal harmony, it’s Platt’s show as she writes, sings and co-produces. Complete with lyrics of introspection with the kind of words you can chew on long after the album ends, it also works on a lighter level by dint of the fact that it just sounds so damn good. Go as deep as you want. It’s all good, as they say.”

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Amanda is a storyteller by nature with an incredible band backing her. Performing along with Amanda Anne Platt, The Honeycutters are Matt Smith on pedal steel and guitar, Rick Cooper on bass, Josh Milligan on drums and harmony vocals, and Evan Martin on keys and guitar.

There is an empathetic and charming wit ingrained in Amanda’s songwriting. She has a knack for accessing a deep well of emotion and applying it to her story-telling, whether she is writing from her own experiences or immersing herself into the melody of emotions in another person’s life.

“She’s soothing (even in the hurtin’ songs) and sobering (except for the drinkin’ songs) and nuanced in a way that I think tops even those rather famous ladies of the moment named Margo and Kacey… I’d be hard pressed to find a finer string of recordings from any band working in the classic country/mountain tradition in these last five years,” writes Music City Roots’ Craig Havighurst.

LISTEN: https://open.spotify.com/album/3y3Zrv42YZur33craetflX
LOOK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K168ib7ltTc

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The Highwaymen Live
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm

Perhaps the greatest country music super group in history, the Highwaymen traveled the world performing country music to millions of fans. Your audience will watch in amazement as each song, one hit after another is sung just as if they were seeing the original band perform. This 90-minute country music tribute show is full of upbeat, honky-tonk hits like Ring of Fire, Dukes of Hazard, and On the Road Again. Relive the glory days when country music was made by Good Men, Country Men, The Highwaymen.

Hungry Girl, Lung, Joshua Cotterino
Nov 9 @ 9:00 pm

Guitars reminiscent of classic rock & metal, pounding drum grooves and catchy pop influenced vocal melodies. Unique sound, high energy live performances.

Nov
10
Sat
Steep Canyon Rangers
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

With OUT IN THE OPEN, Steep Canyon Rangers affirm their place as one of the most versatile bands in contemporary American music. The GRAMMY® Award-winning sextet has spent nearly two decades bending and shaping the bluegrass aesthetic, wedding it to elements of pop, country, and folk rock to create something original. OUT IN THE OPEN is the Rangers bravest excursion thus far, transcending bluegrass while also getting closest to the genre’s true form thanks to 3x GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Joe Henry’s traditional approach toward recording.

Bailen
Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm

Siblings David and Daniel (twins), & their sister Julia have been playing together their whole lives. Growing up in NYC with both parents being professional orchestral & chamber musicians, music has always been a centerpiece. Bailen started in 2014 with their childhood friend Pierre. Their music is nostalgic with melodic hooks & a deep soulful quality, all with a modern, youthful perspective.

Muscadine Bloodline at Coyote Joe’s
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Unapologetically Alabama.  There’s a new force making major waves in country music. Natives of Mobile Alabama, Gary Stanton and Charlie Muncaster came together to form Muscadine Bloodline in early 2016.  With three single releases under their belt and a schedule full of shows spanning from coast to coast, they’ve hit the ground running from day 1. Nashville took notice the first time these two stepped on the stage and it’s no surprise the rest of the music world is quickly catching on. Charlie’s [contemporary] vocals complimented by Gary’s harmonies and masterful guitar licks, MB is a powerfully refreshing mix of talent, passion and unfiltered authenticity.  Infamously undaunted by the big stage, their sound intertwines the brash irreverence of early southern rockers with the seductive quality of 90s country love songs. Captivating hooks heard in songs like “Porch Swing Angel” and the aggressively anthemic “Shut Your Mouth” stand as a testament to MB’s wide ranging music-making capability. Every song and every show is a moving experience but at the same time, unmistakably Muscadine Bloodline.

The Dirty Guv’nahs
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

An Evening with THE DIRTY GUV’NAHS at Neighborhood Theatre

511 E 36th St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28205 

 

The Dirty Guv’nahs are an American Southern rock band from Knoxville, Tennessee. Known for enthusiastic live shows, the band was continually named the Best Band in Knoxville by readers of the alternative newspaper, Metro Pulse

Wicked Grin Trio
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm

Rockin’ the blues trio style in Charlotte at the famous Rabbit Hole. Special guests Dog Ear (https://www.facebook.com/dogearband/) opening. Showcasing our just released CD Murder Creek. Dancin’ shoes highly recommended.

 

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BusinessPeople / JordanEsker & the 100% / ahaComa
Nov 10 @ 9:00 pm

Debut live performance and release of single, ‘Comfort Coma’ from new Charlotte alternative group, ahaComa.

Also performing:

Jordan Esker & The Hundred Percent

The Business People

Spaceman Jones & The Motherships, Simon SMTHNG, Axnt, FLLS
Nov 10 @ 10:00 pm
Spaceman Jones & The Motherships: 
Born of a shared creative vision, Spaceman Jones & the Motherships is the project of Davaion Bristol (Spaceman Jones) and Cliff B. Worsham (MOTHER HOOD), whose continuously evolving, collaborative sound comes out of a partnership in which talent meets resilience. Both natives of Asheville, NC, the artists met after developing mutual respect for one another’s music (Spaceman’s hip hop and MOTHER HOOD’s work with electronic outfit RBTS WIN). 
Simon SMTHNG: Simon SMTHNG: Producer. Recording Artist. DJ. 704. Genres are stupid.
Axnt: Axnt is a recent Charlotte native who produces music progressively and cinematically using organic sounds & samples of harmonies and textures from the archives of years before. Being versatile on drums, guitar & bass, he creates & modulates his own sounds. His roots & influences range from IDM, Hip-Hop, Jazz, UK Bass & R&B as he blends bass, melodies & rhythms expanding a large spectrum.
FLLS: 25 Yrs old. I love making music more than anything in the world. i do it for the love and preservation of all music culture! i love my fans and appreciate anybody who appreciates my art
Day Layus (Augustana), Shannon McArthur (of The Riflery)
Nov 10 @ 10:30 pm
Dan Layus, primarily known as the frontman of the critically acclaimed band Augustana, is set to release his debut solo album, ‘Dangerous Things,’ out October 21, 2016 on Plated Records/ADA. 

‘Dangerous Things’ spans influences from Hank Williams to Tom Waits, from Dwight Yoakam to Woody Guthrie. The album was recorded in Nashville at SouthxSea Studios with minimal production. The lyrics are about life’s struggles and its simple joys, and harmonies are provided by Muscle Shoals’ own The Secret Sisters. 

Of the new music, Layus explains, ‘I always knew this album was out there waiting, I just had to let it come to me. That was the most challenging part of this record. It was three years of repeatedly realizing I was trying too hard to write a perfect song. It all started to make sense and feel good as soon as I stopped treating songwriting like it was songwriting. Somewhere along the way I decided that if an idea was going to turn into a song on this album, then it had to be written organically and purely. It had to be an inspired moment that was unfolding melodically, musically and lyrically, all while making me feel something. Subsequently, that’s how I recorded the songs — I played the song live a few times in front of some microphones and when I felt something real happen, we moved onto the next one. The songs and recordings on this album are inspired by other people’s stories and informed by my own experiences and I’ve never felt more proud or comfortable sharing an album as I feel with this one.’ 

Layus spent 12 years as the creative force behind American roots-rock band Augustana. After years of grueling touring which took them from basements to amphitheaters, the band as unit had run its course and disbanded. Layus decided to keep the name and subsequently released another album and toured twice more as Augustana. In 2013 he moved to Nashville and found an immediate home in the songwriter community, penning songs for Platinum country artists and pop artists alike. In this new endeavor he also found something even more valuable — the new sound he had been searching for and scratching at since the inception of Augustana.

 
Shannon McArthur (of The Riflery):

Nashville-based, alt-rock group, The Riflery, a name that Shannon has been embracing for some time. “Every man struggles with the big questions of life…How did we end up here? For what purpose? You can choose to let questions like this weigh you down, or you can focus your thoughts into something beautiful that resonates with those in the same struggle. This is what the Riflery is for me.”
Muscadine Bloodline with Koe Wetzel
Nov 10 @ 11:00 pm
Unapologetically Alabama.  There’s a new force making major waves in country music. Natives of Mobile Alabama, Gary Stanton and Charlie Muncaster came together to form Muscadine Bloodline in early 2016.  With three single releases under their belt and a schedule full of shows spanning from coast to coast, they’ve hit the ground running from day 1. Nashville took notice the first time these two stepped on the stage and it’s no surprise the rest of the music world is quickly catching on. Charlie’s [contemporary] vocals complimented by Gary’s harmonies and masterful guitar licks, MB is a powerfully refreshing mix of talent, passion and unfiltered authenticity.  Infamously undaunted by the big stage, their sound intertwines the brash irreverence of early southern rockers with the seductive quality of 90s country love songs. Captivating hooks heard in songs like “Porch Swing Angel” and the aggressively anthemic “Shut Your Mouth” stand as a testament to MB’s wide ranging music-making capability. Every song and every show is a moving experience but at the same time, unmistakably Muscadine Bloodline.
Nov
11
Sun
Bone Snugs-N-Harmony
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 12 @ 12:00 am

Bryan Pierce hosts a weekly karaoke party to rock your face off & squeeze that last little bit of awesome out of the weekend!! Putting it down in the heart of your favorite hood! YES, it kicks off at 6pm so you early to bed types still have room on the clock for rock before the Sandman enters!!!

For Heroes Proved: A Veterans Day Concert
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm

The UNC Charlotte Wind Ensemble is joined by the University Chorale and the Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band for a Veterans Day salute. Performed on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the multi-media concert features patriotic music and video from the marching band’s summer performances at World War II sites in Normandy, France.

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Noah Guthrie, Anna Grace Beatty
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm

Noah Guthrie’s journey into music began at age 12 when he wrote his first song. His family, however, knew several years earlier, when he demonstrated an uncanny ability to sing and match tones as a young child. Noah rose to fame covering chart-topping hits on YouTube. He received national attention with his blues-filled version of LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It,” which to date has received over 26million views, with his YouTube channel, only1noah, racking up over 78 million total views. Noah released his first independent, original album, Among The Wildest Things, in 2013. His new album, The Valley, has established him as an artist on the rise in the world of Americana/Country music. His songwriting and soulful vocal delivery are truly unique. His growing presence on YouTube eventually led to his being cast as Roderick Meeks, a pivotal character on FOX’s hit TV show Glee, on it’s sixth and final season. Noah was featured in several songs on the popular, music oriented TV show. After the show ended, Noah dove head first back into songwriting and touring. His second original album, The Valley, solidifies Noah as one of the freshest new voices in Americana music. He is often compared to artists, such as, Ray Lamontagne and Jason Isbell. The Valley is getting major play on streaming services, such as Spotify, Pandora and Apple Music. Noah currently has over 600,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone. 
Noah Guthrie:

The South Carolina native grew up in a home filled with music. Always singing around the house, Guthrie credits his father for teaching him to learn his true voice and hone his gift. His richly textured voice is capable of conveying the true emotion of a lyric. Guthrie has opened concerts for Ed Sheeran, Sister Hazel, Neon Trees, Ben Rector, Corey Smith, Matisyahu, Matt Nathanson, and Selena Gomez, and has performed on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars as well as NBC’s Today Show and The Tonight Show. Noah, and his band, were recently featured performers on Rock Boat XVIII, the biggest music festival at sea, along with Sister Hazel, Barenaked Ladies, needtobreathe, Drew Holcomb and others. He will be appearing on the upcoming season of America’s Got Talent after being invited directly onto the show without an audition.

Anna Grace Beatty:

Anna Grace Beatty is a singer/songwriter based in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. Her debut EP, “Burns You Up,” will be releasing on October 12 th , 2018.
It is currently available for digital pre-order. “Ain’t No Man,” the first single from the EP, is available on all online music services now.

Mammoth Indigo, Cuzco, Known Ghost
Nov 11 @ 9:00 pm

An eclectic rock band reminiscent of Manchester Orchestra, Grizzly Bear and Foals. “..They crush and bend genres with reckless abandon.”- Ear To The Ground

Nov
12
Mon
Find Your Muse Open Mic
Nov 12 @ 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
Nov 12 @ 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
Nov 12 @ 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.

 

Brangle at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Nov 12 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Brangle bends a guitar in a way that takes you on a journey through the blues. Blending acoustic/loop and electric guitar styling with interpretations of blues classics from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Allman Brothers, Johnny Cash, to name a few..
Knocturnal
Nov 12 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 13 @ 12:00 am
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.
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.
Nov
13
Tue
On Tap
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm

Your Charlotte Symphony is back On Tap at NoDa Brewing Company. Join us in the taproom for an evening full of great music, craft brews, and lots of fun! 

Cody Fry
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm

A lyrical and emotive performer, Nashville-based Cody Fry is a gifted singer/songwriter whose music touches upon soulful pop, jazz, electronic, and orchestral balladry. A native of Northfield, Illinois, Fry grew up in a creative family with a father who wrote commercial jingles for a living. By his teens, he was writing and recording his own songs, and ultimately went on to study music at Nashville’s Belmont University. Graduating in 2012, he released his debut album, Audio:Cinema, and spent several years as a backing musician for other artists. A second album, Keswick, followed in 2014, after which he made it into the early audition rounds on the 14th season of American Idol. The exposure helped build his fan base, and in 2017 he returned with his third solo album, Flying, featuring the highly acclaimed single ‘Go’. The album found Fry drawing upon his love of film scoring and coloring his songs with full orchestration. 

With an ever growing social media following and his publishing being synched with many TV shows and films, Cody’s songs are steadily making their mark in the spotlight. Known for his talent as one of Ben Rector’s band members, Cody is stepping out of the shadows and into his own, opening for Ben, as well as Dave Barnes.

Open Jam with the Smokin’ Js
Nov 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Come to Smokey Joe’s for rustic drinks-only, live music, big TVs & pool tables in relaxed, kitsch-filled digs. Show what you got at our Open Mic nights! 
 
 
Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Nov 13 @ 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. 

 

Thanks To You, with Amity Pointe
Nov 13 @ 9:00 pm
Thanks To You: 
New EP was recorded and produced by Jamie King (Between The Buried and Me, A Skylit Drive, Alesana, Let Live, For Today, He Is Legend, The Human Abstract) 
Amity Pointe: 
Pop Punk/ Math Punk band from Charlotte, NC 
Nov
14
Wed
Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Nov 14 @ 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.

Katharine McPhee
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm

Renowned for her powerhouse presence and show-stopping performances, Katharine McPhee possesses a voice for the ages.

Audiences first fell under the chanteuse’s spell during a storied run on American Idol Season 5 in 2006. Propelled by the smash “Over It,” her 2007 self-titled debut bowed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and achieved an RIAA gold certification. 2010 saw her return with not one, but two records—Unbroken and Christmas is the Time To Say I Love You. Simultaneously, she became a force on the big and small screens. McPhee co-starred alongside Debra Messing on Smash from executive producer Steven Spielberg as well as guest appearances on CSI: NYCommunityFamily Guy, and more. Meanwhile, she starred in various films. A sought-after performer, she has taken stage for PBS specials, including Foster and Friends and Chris Botti In Boston. In addition, she’s an active spokesperson for buildOn. Between starring in the CBS drama Scorpion (now in its fourth season with McPhee in a high-profile lead role), she released 2015’s Hysteria to much fan praise.

Now, McPhee reimagines, recharges, and reinvigorates a host of timeless jazz standards on her fifth full-length, I Fall In Love Too Easily [BMG] produced by Don Was [The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt].

Nov
15
Thu
Live Music at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Located in the beautiful Center City Charlotte ( 4th street and Tryon), just a few blocks from the Belk Theatre, Overstreet Mall and the Bobcats Arena. Chima offers authentic Brazilian cuisine and chic dining experience. Enjoy cocktails and the best view of Uptown Charlotte in our elegant upstairs lounge. Chima also offers live music every Thursday at the bar & Lounge from 6 to 9. 

SondorBlue, The Brook & the Bluff
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm

SondorBlue:

The members of Charleston, South Carolina’s SondorBlue have the markers of the so-called ‘New Bohemian’ movement – with focus on a healthy lifestyle, brotherly love, and individuality. From TIME Magazine in the US to THE GUARDIAN in the UK, people are talking about the return to this free-thinking way of life. While SondorBlue is a rock band writing tight pop songs, they share the relentless touring schedule, the fan culture and the raw musicianship of artists on the ever-expanding jam band scene.

The band is comprised of three exceptionally talented vocalists who could each easily front their own bands – Connor Hollifield on lead guitar, John Sheehan on guitar and keyboards and Andrew Halley at center stage on bass – with drummer, Drew Lewis holding down a clockwork backbeat. They come together to create harmonies unlike any you have ever heard. Connor explained of the arrangement “We had all had our own songwriting side projects when we were younger, but when we came together to play music — that’s when we were the happiest.” Sheehan added “I wanted to share this experience with my best friends. I knew we could go a lot further together than any of us could alone.”

If longevity for bands is determined by their ability to pull off their recorded material in a live setting, then SondorBlue is set up for a long, fruitful career. They have been aggressively touring all along the East Coast and make pulling off their complex harmonies and playing their intricate arrangements look easy. The band loves to play live. “It is one of my favorite things,” says Lewis. “It has been great to watch the songs develop as we take them out of the studio and onto the stage.”

“We’ve been lucky to connect with some great people on the road and they have been enormously supportive,” explains Halley. ‘We’ve been able to replicate some of our experience through social media, and it has been rewarding to engage and keep in touch with everyone we’ve met along the way.” It shows – the band’s single, “OPINIONS,” has over 173k streams on Spotify and a track off their 2016 REALOMETER EP release, “The Moon And You,” has over 194k streams. BuzzArtists called their musical combination “swirling, harmony-driven indie rock,” though you might want to add a touch of ‘pop’ to the band’s ever-evolving recipe. With YOU WILL FIND LOVE ON ASHLEY AVENUE, the band’s brand new EP, they bring context to their recent hit, “OPINIONS,” by wearing their Beatles influence on their proverbial sleeve. Gorgeous melodies, harmonies and expert instrumentation are the hallmarks of the other tracks “Escape!,” “A Beautiful Dream,” “I hate living like this” and the single “Ashley Ave.” 

As the band’s calling card is their amazing live show, they have recorded many sessions available online (B-Side Sessions, WSBF Live Sessions, Indaba Music Sessions and Break Thru Radio) in addition to a performance at Google’s NYC HQ . SondorBlue have had their music featured in diverse xoutlets like Relix Magazine, Guitar Player Magazine, What Youth, Culture Collide and Popdust (who called them the new Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – a reference that has found considerable support among the press in general).

SondorBlue are poised for big things in the future. Look for them at a venue near you.

The Brook & the Bluff:

Established in Birmingham, AL, The Brook & The Bluff is a four-man band that consists of frontman Joseph Settine, drummer John Canada, guitarist Alec Bolton and bassist Fred Lankford.

The guys have quickly become recognized for their evocative blend of instrumental talent and vocal harmony. These elements are readily apparent in the band’s debut track, “Masks.” Having initially gained momentum via Spotify, the song has helped spur the band forward in their musical pursuits.

The group’s first year as a full band has been widely successful. From charting on Spotify’s US and Canada Viral 50 Playlists, performing at the NAMM shows in both Nashville and Anaheim, and selling out shows in Atlanta, Birmingham, Huntsville, Nashville and Opelika, the band has had an exhilarating first year. 

Originally an acoustic duo, Alec and Joseph started turning heads in local venues with clean vocals and expert guitar work. John noticed the talent and potential of the duo and offered to play drums and sing with the guys. Soon after, he officially joined the group, expanding their sound with driving rhythm and an added voice. The trio instantly locked in and have been playing together ever since. With their new bassist Fred Lankford, The Brook and The Bluff relocated to Nashville in 2018.

Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Nov 15 @ 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.

 

Le Bang
Nov 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Before there was light, there was sound. Come writhe and wriggle as proto-rhythmic psycho-active jams swirl about and merge with each and every molecule in your body. Tune in, turn on, expand infinitely.

Every Thursday, resident DJ, Buckmaster, fills the void with a rotating cast of DJs and performers from the neighborhood and around the world for activated brains to explore.

 
 
The Shana Blake Band at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Nov 15 @ 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.

Flow Tribe
Nov 15 @ 10:30 pm

Flow Tribe:

Few bands arouse a crowd into a collective shake like Flow Tribe. The six-member band’s onstage chemistry reflects a seamless combination of soul and movement that hits the audience within the first few notes. Virgin listeners and avid fans alike are drawn in by the distinctive sound that feels both familiar and original. From major festival stages around the world to leading a parade down the street, this is a group of professional musicians who’ve found their passion, and are living a dream where everyone’s welcome.

Second line brass and Cuban-Caribbean rhythms meld with R&B, soul, rock, and hip-hop beats in high-energy performances that turn every show into a celebration. New Orleans is influence itself, the unparalleled free and easy city weaving its way into track after track of original scores that make up a single definition of sound, which Flow Tribe has dubbed “backbone-cracking music.”

K.C. O’Rorke (vocals, trumpet), John-Michael Early (harmonica, washboard, vocals, keyboard), Nick Solnick (drums), Chad Penot (bass, vocals), Bryan Santos (guitar, timbales), and Mario Palmisano (guitar) are native New Orleanians and high school pals who’ve been writing music and playing live shows since the band’s inception in 2004. Post graduation, they went their separate ways, but after Katrina, each returned to their hometown, inherently becoming active members in the rebuilding of a community that’s stronger than ever.

In 2017 Flow Tribe teamed up with legendary Hip Hop producer Mannie Fresh (Lil Wayne, Big Tymers) to create the album “BOSS”. The album reached #55 on the Billboard R&B charts and #5 on the Relix/Jambands.com chart reflecting the diversity of sound represented on the album. After relentless touring, Flow Tribe completed building a state of the art studio in New Orleans called Downman Sounds. They are now putting the finishing touches on a 2-part EP coming out in late 2018 and 2019.

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Eve to Adam and LCB
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm

Eve to Adam
Lydia Can’t Breathe 

Local Support:
Butterfly Corpse
Mightier Than Me
Skipper the Lion

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Mics and Mochas at Comic Girl Coffee
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mics and Mochas: Comic Girl Coffee has started presenting an open micFridays, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dates are scheduled through January 19th. Check back to see if the series is extended. Suggested $5 donation. Free lattes for performers. Comic Girl Coffee is an inclusive place, very comfortable for the LGBT community.
516 East 15th Street

The David Cook Acoustic Tour, with special guest Cameron Floyd
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm

David immediately launched to stardom following his Season 7 American Idol title. He broke several Billboard chart records when 14 of his songs debuted on the Hot Digital Songs chart and 11 of his songs debuted on the Hot 100, and went on to sell more than 2 million albums, including his certified platinum eponymous album. Collectively, David has sold over 5 million tracks worldwide. Based out of Nashville, TN, he has not only found success as a writer for other artists, his 2015 studio album, “Digital Vein” debuted in the top 5 on the Billboard Pop Chart. Cook continues to tour throughout the world in support of his multiple hits. 2018 has brought an exciting new EP from Cook. ”Chromance” is available now via all digital platforms. This year also brought David’s Broadway debut as “Charlie Price” in the Tony Award winning Broadway hit, “Kinky Boots.”   

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Doyle
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Door Time: 7:00pm           Show Time: 8:00pm

 

Support Acts: More information to be announced!

 

Age Restrictions: All ages welcome!

 

Admission Type: General Admission/Standing Room. Premium Seating also available, see below.

 

Premium Seating: Select Premium seating will be available to purchase at the venue for most events. For info on Premium seating options email FillmorePremiumSeats@Livenation.com

 

Parking: A brand new parking deck is available just past the Fillmore and on the left. Parking is $5.

 

Buy early and save! Ticket prices will increase the day of show. All dates, acts, & ticket prices subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale.

Southside Watt
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘Roots, Rock, Blues, Rap, and Country influences merged together to form a toe tapping and head bobbing show you have to see!  When brothers and friends starting combining their decades of musical performance and passion with Charlotte’s booming social scene, they discovered a recipe for music mash-ups that fans had never heard before. They took traditional bluegrass instruments, added beat dropping drums, a screaming hot ’52 telecaster, and hypnotizing lyrics and harmonies, and found their fans dancing, drinking, and grooving along like no other band in Charlotte!

 

Their life-long beloved friend, Sabrina Watt, booked the band for their first paying gig at a Cystic Fibrosis charity event. Without an official name, she dubbed them ‘The Accidentals’.  As years went by, ‘The Accidentals’ formed a monthly happy hour every second Saturday at Sugar Creek Brewing Company on Southside Drive. Every second Saturday from 2:00 – 5:00 loyal fans came out to get transported from the mundane to the madness!

 

As ‘The Accidentals’ got tighter and the grooves got deeper, the boys headed to FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama to record some original tunes.  There the history, the magic, and the famous water from the Tennessee River created a sound they are proud to call their own.  During the production process, it was discovered that another ‘The Accidentals’ band existed and the boys were forced to change their name.  They looked to the 2 things that brought them to that point (Sabrina Watt and Southside Drive) and Southside Watt was born.

 

Sabrina’s life ended far too soon, and she is deeply missed. Southside Watt will always remember her impact on this world, and a portion of the proceeds from our shows are donated to Cystic Fibrosis research in her honor.

 

So come out and see ‘The Greatest Band that Never Practices’, and be a part of what will truly be a unique, one of a kind show, that is not found anywhere else! 

Brandon Berg
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm

Brandon Berg:

After spending the last ten years staying under the radar, playing guitar in local Charlotte bands, and working as a session musician on various recording projects, Brandon Berg is finally releasing his first solo record, The Elderson EP, on November 17th. Though his songs explore themes that are ubiquitous in the singer-songwriter realm, his lyrics represent a digging for words that yearn to put a name to feelings commonly mistaken for heartbreak, longing, and loneliness. He’s a singer-songwriter with a sound that can at times be both massive and whimsical. With music driven by deeply introspective lyrics, Brandon Berg is an artist whose songs gently yet insistently demand an audience.

Jacob Early:

Jacob Early is a songwriter/producer with the gift of forming unique melodies and writing parts that influence your emotions. His pop sensibilities combined with his deep rooted folk influences hit your ears with a sound of ease and energy. 

His work on other artists music continues to shape his musical muscles, allowing him to express his style more clearly. His sound is punctuated with synths and digi drums beside his faithful Gibson guitar.

IAmDynamite, Bizness Suit
Nov 17 @ 10:30 pm

IAMDYNAMITE is the spirited, anthemic duo of Christopher Martin and Chris Phillips, two Michigan high school friends raised on the Seattle sound and 80s pop – anything with a beat that makes them move is an influence.

IAMDYNAMITE returns with an amazing follow up album to SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC in Wasa Tusa. This new record shows the creative reach IAMDYNAMITE has always possessed. The album highlights their melodic, hook laden songwriting skills and delivers on all emotional fronts.

When asked the difference between SUPERMEGAFANTASTIC and Wasa Tusa, Chris Martin commented, “Our first record was more of a documentation of our live show. This is our first record where the ultimate goal was to make cool and moving recordings, where the recording was the art form, not just a documentation of some songs. Our goal was to make recordings that make you feel something.”

Chris Phillips commented, ‘We took a no holds barred approach when recording this album. We needed to make a great album first and foremost. Our first album was written specifically for just drums and guitar, and to fully grab the attention of the listener and make them move. Wasa Tusa is just the next step for us as a band, it’s not just drums and guitar…. it’s so much more!’ Wasa Tusa is full of the catchy, powerful, and harmonic songs IAMDYNAMITE is known for, while showing a wider dynamic range that the band is fully capable of.

Wasa Tusa was recorded at Orb Studio in Austin, TX and finished back home in Michigan. Produced by Matt Noveskey, as well as IAMDYNAMITE, this time around the band has pushed themselves as writers, producers, and performers.

The first single, “In The Summer,” is poised to surpass the chart success IAMDYNAMITE experienced with “Where Will We Go.” That track spent over 20 weeks in the top 20 of the Billboard Alternative chart, a huge success for a debut single from the virtually, up to that point, unknown band out of Ann Arbor, MI. Two years of nonstop touring and airplay inspired so many new believers. Now the band stands poised to benefit from all those miles after delivering Wasa Tusa with 10 new tracks that will not only energize the existing fan base, but will create an even wider path of discovery for Chris and Chris.

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