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Jul
24
Wed
Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Jul 24 @ 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.

Jake La Botz
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm
Jake La Botz

Jake La Botz

Jake La Botz’s story seems entirely too cinematic to be true – a film with shades of Merle Haggard and Tom Waits and Charles Bukowski and Mark Twain and Sid Vicious and David “Honeyboy” Edwards and Jim Jarmusch and Boxcar Bertha and Jack Kerouac all wrapped into one. And all of these experiences play into his new album ‘Sunnyside,’ out May 12 on Hi Style Records, a record that shows that his imagistic songwriting, storytelling range, and recounting of his experiences are just as deep as the aforementioned list of greats.

A juvenile delinquent in the early ‘80s discovering punk music and drifting. A high school dropout who works odd jobs. A subways and street busker taken under the wing of grizzled, wise bluesmen in Chicago. Avid reader who charts a self-education in a public library while falling under the spell of music, tattoos, sunshine, cheap motels, and drug addiction in southern California. Film actor. Gospel musician in all-black church. Buddhist. Meditation teacher. Then, through innumerable gigs with his Chet Baker looks and his large-bodied guitar, he finds friends and admirers in J.D. McPherson and a whole new crop of Americana musicians in his new abode in Nashville. This is Jake La Botz’s true story.

Kirk Franklin: The Long Live Love Tour
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The genius fusion of the gospel message and hip-hop beats have made Kirk Franklin a mainstay atop Billboard charts for more than 20 years. As a top-selling contemporary Gospel artist and multiple Grammy award winner, Franklin revolutionized Gospel music and bridged the gap between the faith community and mainstream Urban Music culture. Many believe the secret to his continued success is rooted in his artistic genius of being innovative, relevant and authentic about his faith.

Every ticket for this show includes a CD copy of Kirk Franklin’s new album, LONG LIVE LOVE (available May 31, 2019). You will receive an email with more details about this offer approximately 7 days after your purchase.

OPEN MIC WITH LEEBO
Jul 24 @ 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!

PLASTICIAN w/ Klasey
Jul 24 @ 9:00 pm
PLASTICIAN
Chris Reed, also known as Plastician (formerly Plasticman), is a DJ / Producer and owner of Terrorhythm Recordings from Thornton Heath in the London Borough of Croydon.

Plastician is a name synonymous with groundbreaking and forward thinking electronic music. In his early years he was most noted for his involvement at the forefront of establishing both London’s Grime scene, and the Dubstep scene. He is unique in the sense that he is the only artist who is recognised as a true pioneer of both sounds from their humble beginnings. As well as being one of only 4 resident DJ’s at world famed originating Dubstep club night, FWD, Plastician’s roots in Grime run equally strong, as he spent much of his time touring with JME and Skepta before the brothers formed the Boy Better Know collective, and has numerous productions to his name for everyone from Skepta & JME to Frisco, Wiley and Lethal Bizzle. 

In more recent times, he has been globally recognised for his efforts to unearthing new and exciting music without boundaries, showcasing it in his sets and through releases on his record label, Terrorhythm Recordings, which is responsible recently for introducing the world to acts such as AWE, GANZ and Louis Futon among others. Never one to be put in a box, Plastician specializes in finding music that joins the dots between all that is exciting in bass music across the board.

He plays a prime time weekly radio show on Rinse FM, having been on the station for 13 years he is the longest standing DJ on the station, representing them from their humble roots as a London pirate station, and helping them on their way to legal status. In 2006 he spent 18 months as part of BBC Radio 1’s “The Residency”, which then became “In New DJ’s We Trust”, continuing his Rinse FM show under an alias “Blue Stripe” during that period.
He is noted for being the first DJ to play tracks by Emalkay, Joker, Om Unit, AWE and Rustie among countless others, and adds more to that list every week.

Besides his work as a DJ he is a respected producer, having worked with countless record labels through his career, and working with the likes of Wiley, Snoop Dogg, M.I.A., JME, Skepta and others through his productions.

PLASTICIAN

 
 
Klasey
Jul
25
Thu
ARKANSAUCE
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Arkansauce is a genre-hopping, four piece string band from northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, country, blues, and funk. With a loyal following growing every day in the Natural State and along their tour routes, the band is proud to be stepping into a hard-driving sound unique to the Arkansas quartet.

The third album (If I Were You, released April 2017) of all original material finds the palate expanded with more complex melodies, intriguing rhythms, and hard-hitting hooks that leave the songs whirling around your head long after the listening experience.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Thursday, July 25
  • 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.
Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 25 @ 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 25 @ 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
26
Fri
CALEB CAUDLE
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Growing up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, singer-songwriter Caleb Caudle was raised on rock n’ roll and Southern hospitality. Influenced by bands like The Clash and Velvet Underground, Caudle was playing North Carolina’s punk rock circuit by the age of 15. Naturally, his music matured with his age and he became more lyrically driven, adopting a love for collecting vinyl. In 2012, he decided to quit his day job and focus solely on music — five years and four albums later, Caudle is gaining the traction he deserves. He was recently dubbed “the musical equivalent of high-proof bourbon – rich in flavor, with a subtle, satisfying bite,” by Rolling Stone editors for their list of “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know”. He’s played Nashville’s famed AmericanaFest multiple times and his song, “Borrowed Smiles” was featured on last season’s dramatic season finale of CMT’s Nashville. And as 2018 approaches, he’s not slowly down; he’s on the lineup for the 11th Annual Cayamo, the musical cruise that travels from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico, and Belize, next to icons like John Prine, Buddy Miller, Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin, and Lee Ann Womack. And most importantly, he’s gearing up to release his eighth and most refined album yet, Crushed Coins.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Friday, July 26
  • Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: This event will proceed rain or shine
Sounds on the Square Featuring Caleb Hawley
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring your lawn chair and join us for Sounds on the Square! This free event takes place at The Square at Spirit Square. Concessions and beverages will be available for purchase. This event will be moved indoors if there is inclement weather.

Caleb Hawley is a Harlem-based, Minneapolis-raised singer, songwriter, and producer. Combining catchy melodies with dark and satirical lyrics, one has to be careful not to slip while dancing in a puddle of their own tears. Popdust proclaims “Caleb Hawley is the pop star pop music has done nothing to deserve, but desperately needs. The production of every song is attention grabbing, bringing the listener on a rollercoaster of 80’s vibes and surprising emotional layers.”

Hawley’s music is elevated by stellar, out-of-the-box live performances (he’s played over a thousand), backed by a slew of reviews noting his onstage charisma. He forms authentic connections with an air of openness, soulful singalongs and untethered guitar work drawing comparisons from Prince to Robin Williams.

The Big FanDamily Band
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Founded in 2014 by singer/songwriter Josh Carter, The Big FanDamily Band! is a network of musicians with the common goal of bringing great original music to the Carolina’s. The FanDamily found there niche creating ‘Mash Ups’ of Carter’s original music with other hit songs from every decade. The band combines elements of Country, Rock and punk and is often compared to other artist like Dropkick Murphy’s, Robert Earl Keen, and Zak Brown Band. The Big FanDamily’s High energy music and performance has landed them in venues and festivals throughout all over the Carolinas. They are currently working hard in and out of the studio to create a full length album and put on the best live show anywhere!

 

AMERICAN AQUARIUM + BOTTLE ROCKETS
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm
AMERICAN AQUARIUM

AMERICAN AQUARIUM

In the lush tobacco fields of North Carolina where BJ Barham was raised, people work hard. Families stay nearby, toiling and growing together. BJ loves those farms and his tiny Reidsville hometown, but he had to run off and start American Aquarium, a band now beloved by thousands.
BJ couldn’t stay. But he couldn’t really leave, either: he’s still singing about the lessons, stories, and lives that define rural America––and him.

“I moved to the big city to go to college and fell in love with music,” BJ says. “But half the songs on our record are about small towns––little pieces of my childhood. I’ve had moments where it turns out a piece of broken English my father repeated twice a week is the most accurate way to say something. So I put it in a song.”

American Aquarium’s seventh studio album Things Change offers the band’s finest collection of folk infused Southern rock-and-roll to date. Stacked with BJ’s signature storytelling––always deeply personal but also instantly relatable––the record questions and curses current events, shares one man’s intimate evolution, and leaves listeners with a priceless gift: hope.

“In my early 20s, I was not as hopeful,” BJ says. “Now, as I’m getting ready to become a father, I think I have to be hopeful––especially with the situation our country is in now. For her sake, I have to be positive.” He pauses. “Her” is his daughter, due in the spring of 2018. BJ adds, “Being self-aware has always been a blessing and a curse. But that’s what’s always made my songwriting relatable to people. I don’t hold back. I’m almost too honest.”

BJ’s candor has fueled American Aquarium’s runaway appeal, visible most clearly in consistently sold-out shows across the country and throughout Europe – between 200 and 250 dates a year. Much has changed for the band and BJ since their acclaimed last effort, Wolves. In 2017, every American Aquarium member save BJ quit the group. American Aquarium has featured about 30 players since BJ founded the outfit in 2006, and while each member has left indelible marks, the band has always been anchored by the literary songs and sometimes roaring, sometimes whispering, drawl of BJ Barham. BJ’s personal life also underwent seismic shifts: He got sober. He got married. Soon, he’ll be a dad.

Featuring a new band lineup that includes Shane Boeker on lead guitar, drummer Joey Bybee, bassist Ben Hussey, and Adam Kurtz on pedal steel and electric guitar, as well as a reinvigorated frontman in BJ, Things Change is American Aquarium’s first release on a label after selling thousands of records on their own. “As an artist, your goal is for the newest thing you do to be better than the last. You’re slowly whittling away the bullshit to try and get to the truth,” BJ says. “With this album, I learned how to cut some of that fat so that it’s just truth. It’s our best record.”

Recorded at 3CG Records in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Things Change was produced by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Fulbright and features cameos from Americana standouts including John Moreland and Jamie Lin Wilson. Brazen album opener “The World is on Fire” is a richly layered rock-and-roll anthem that documents BJ and his wife’s stunned reaction to the last presidential election. Emotional and conversational, the song taps into widespread feelings of confusion and fear: “She said, ‘What are we going to do? What’s this world coming to?’ / For the first time in my whole life, I stood there speechless.” But what begins as despair builds into defiant faith, as BJ growls a call to action to cap off one of his favorite songs he’s ever written. “I’m complaining about the state of things, and then the third verse almost serves as a challenge to myself: hey, you’re in charge of another human being. You can create change,” he says.

Driving rock-and-roller “Crooked + Straight” explores the small-town consequences of questioning religion, and the tightness of family in the face of one member’s rejection. His father’s advice anchors the song. “I come from a blue-collar family. I’m the only one who didn’t go into farming. I learned if you want something, you have to go out and take it. You can’t expect anything from anybody,” BJ says. “You can only go out there and work harder. My dad always said you can outwork anybody else.” Love for hard work and the people who carry it out appears repeatedly throughout Things Change. Guitar-heavy “Tough Folks” is a snarling ode to those with dirt under their fingernails, while bass- and pedal-steel-infused “Work Conquers All” spins a tale in praise and pursuit of Oklahoma’s state motto.

The album’s love songs are the kind of achingly beautiful that only comes with maturity and a willingness to expose one’s own flaws. Haunting “Shadows of You” recalls a lover’s flight as the protagonist longs for what he let get away. Gorgeous “Till the Final Curtain Falls” celebrates loyalty and pledges endless devotion. The moving title track takes an often doleful topic––people’s tendency to change––and turns it on its head, tracing BJ’s personal growth and recognizing his now-wife’s steadfast love.

BJ’s other two favorite tracks are album standouts. Moving “When We Were Younger Men” addresses the break-up of American Aquarium head on. As BJ professes love for his former bandmates over stripped down acoustic guitar, his voice is honeyed and deep. “It’s an open letter to five guys who I spent eight years of my life with seeing the entire world,” BJ says. “I think anyone who has ever had to walk away from a friendship or has had somebody walk away from them will relate to the song.” Stunner “One Day at a Time” is self-perceptive and vulnerable, detailing BJ’s battles with himself. Even within his career full of well-written gems, the song is a towering accomplishment.

“At the end of the day, if you’re not writing songs to affect other people’s lives, you’re in it for the wrong reasons,” BJ says, reflecting on the new album, where he’s been, and where American Aquarium is headed. “Money may come and go. You may never get fame. But if you sit down and write songs to affect people, you can do it your whole life and be happy.”

BOTTLE ROCKETS

BOTTLE ROCKETS

Formed nearly 30 years ago, the Bottle Rockets helped forge a now-popular subgenre—small-town, middle-class, Midwest American roots rock—part right-to-the-gut poetry, part rock ‘n’ roll, all truth. Bit Logic is a different sort of album for the St. Louis natives and shows them at their most self-aware, self-challenging, and socially alert.

Recorded in St. Louis at Sawhorse Studios, engineered by Mario Viele and produced by longtime studio collaborator Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (The Del-Lords, Steve Earle), the Bottle Rockets’ 13th album has them looking at their unique stylistic blend through a different lens. While one of the group’s earmarks is constructing blue-collar anthems, Bit Logic has the quartet focusing outside themselves, at how change and adaptation affects the bigger picture.

“We were not planning any kinda ‘theme’ to this album, but one kinda showed up,” said lead singer and guitarist Brian Henneman. “If it’s about anything at all, it’s an album about existing in this modern world. Trying to dodge depression and anger. These songs are views from the moments when you’re mostly succeeding at it.” Yet, to balance those times when success may seem just a breath out of reach, the album includes the infectious pop masterpiece “Maybe Tomorrow” which offers an optimistic and buoyant outlook on momentary failure.

The band returned to its more democratic songwriting approach this time, which generated four co-written songs, in contrast to their previous and critically acclaimed album, South Broadway Athletic Club, which Henneman primarily wrote. Leading up to their time in the studio, Henneman sent around some bare-bones acoustic iPhone recordings that would serve as the album’s blueprint, and the group fleshed out one song a day by means of three 4-day studio sessions.

The group went into the recording sessions with a fresh outlook—to bring out more of their Americana influences and to write a record that more accurately reflected their collective approach. What they found while doing so surprised them.

“The past provided touchstones,” said Ambel. “Times when you could hear Merle Haggard and the Grateful Dead on the same radio station. The country vibe came from the sounds that inspired us in the studio. Sounds from the more experimental times of country. Post Hank, post George.”

Other inspirations came from “off-the-beaten-path Americana” sources like Don Williams, Poco, Jackson Browne, Jerry Reed, and more, all of whom “showed up” in the music during the sessions, audibly channeling themselves through John Horton’s hot-shit, phase-shifted country-folk pickin’; Henneman’s penny philosopher, raspy drawl; or Mark Ortmann and Keith Voegele’s in-the-pocket, country-rock overdrive.

The title track and “Lo-Fi” are pointed laments of how the ever-relevant topic of modernization affects the individual—how it can be a marvelous dream, but also a dehumanizing reality. In “Bit Logic” Henneman and Ortmann team up to pen some of the band’s most clever and conscious wordplay, “In my technicolor childhood / We burned incandescent dreams / Illuminatin’ on these future things / That didn’t turn out like we thought they would.” But there’s always the other side of the coin, as in “Lo-Fi”: “Al Green in the kitchen/ On the AM radio/ Best bad sound that I ever did know/ Scratchy and it’s muddy / But it carries me through/ Straight on down to Memphis in ’72.”

It all funnels into the brilliant, poignant, quotable critique on the music industry, “Bad Time to Be an Outlaw.” In the bouncy, meta, swampy country number Henneman takes stock, rethinks his choices in life, but still ends up at the same outcome. The lyrics are pure Prine, the music wonderfully reminiscent of Waylon and Reed.

That Nashville Pop it ain’t my deal
Even though that cash flow’s real
But these days “What Would Waylon Do?”
Don’t make much money sad but true
It’s a bad time to be an outlaw

Don’t get me wrong I love what I do
Couldn’t even change it if I wanted to
But random selection of the universe
Is makin’ me think my job’s a curse
It’s a bad time to be an outlaw

Through it all, the album is the simple meeting the complex, traditional meeting modern, stick-to-your-guns resoluteness meeting adaptation. It’s what Bottle Rockets have always done, but with a fresh take. Bit Logic breaks new artistic ground but remains in character.
Full Bio

The Bottle Rockets will release their new album Bit Logic on October 12th, 2018.

The band was unceremoniously birthed in 1992 and they very quickly became a forebearer for the new style alongside Uncle Tupelo, the Jayhawks, Old 97’s, Blue Mountain and Whiskeytown.

When The Bottle Rockets hit the scene in the mid ’90s, the world wasn’t quite sure what to do with them. With their punk-rock pedigrees and arena-rock energy, their tougher-than-Springsteen storytelling and their romantic hearts sewn bare on their denim sleeves, the pride of Festus, MO confounded musical generalities as they laid waste to clubs across the Midwest and then, soon enough, the nation.

Back in a time when the critical language and resulting idioms for mixing underground rock with country was in its infancy, The Bottle Rockets were fearlessly — and quite loudly — playing rootsy weepers alongside howling rave ups, with singer/guitarist Brian Henneman (who paid some dues as a roadie for Uncle Tupelo and playing on their March 16-20, 1992 album and Wilco’s debut A.M.) leading the charge as some sort of Roger Miller of the indie set. It’s a sound propped up (and hopped up) just as much on the pillars of Leslie West & Mountain as it was on those of the Ramones and the Clash.

Until every regular guy gets a fair shake, the songs and sentiments of the Bottle Rockets will never get stale. The band, and their sound and their message, goes beyond a time or a place or a fad. The Bottle Rockets are true folk music, albeit it with beards, biker wallets and a lot more muscle.

THE LENNY FEDERAL BAND
Jul 26 @ 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/

Jul
27
Sat
Freedom Summer Jazz Series in Freedom Park – National Jazz Keyboardist Marcus Johnson with special guest, Willie Bradley
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Marcus Johnson is an independent Billboard-ranked, internationally acclaimed jazz keyboardist, and NAACP Image Award Nominee.

While pursuing his JD and MBA at Georgetown, he independently produced and distributed his first CD (Lessons in Love), which sold more than 40,000 units; a phenomenal success for an unknown independent artist’s debut release. This album helped him launch his career as a renowned jazz keyboardist/pianist, and later, he released his second CD (Inter Alia), with staggering success

This success caught the attention of Black Entertainment Television (BET) founder and businessman Robert L. Johnson, who invested and partnered with Marcus to establish Marimelj Entertainment Group. Under their partnership, MEG’s label Three Keys Music housed Studio 8121, a full-service recording studio, and two music publishing companies: Marimelj Music Publishing and Three Keys Music Publishing.

As head of Three Keys Music, Johnson produced and released on the Three Keys Music label national jazz artists: Michael Lington, Jaared Arosemena, Bobby Lyle, Nick Colionne, R&B singer, Alyson Williams, neo-soul songstress, Zahzarah; and smooth jazz Saxophonists Phillip Martin and Brian Lenair.

To date, Marcus has released more than fifteen Billboard charted CDs, and has the distinction of having his groundbreaking 2008 Billboard Top 20 Contemporary Jazz FLO (For the Love Of) Anthology, which consisted of three distinct CDs — FLO Chill, FLO Romance and FLO Standards – all chart Top 10 on Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts simultaneously.

 

Performing With: Willie Bradley – 6pm

WillieBradley.net

JARED & THE MILL
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We’re 5 best friends from Arizona. We love the desert, we love its mountains, we love our city, its people, and we love each other. We love long drives, early mornings, late nights, dive bars, carne asada Tacos at 3 am, dirty jokes, and asking each other what we think about things. We’re just as likely to get down on Simon & Garfunkel and Bob Dylan as we are Van Halen, Kendrick Lamar, and The Weeknd. We love dogs, we love our van, we love playing music together, and we love you – it’s true. For the past few years, we’ve released records and pretty much always been on tour, hitting the road on our own, with fellow bands, and have been lucky enough to open for a few heroes. From living rooms and basement clubs, to theaters and arenas, we just love playing shows, and truly love being on the road.

Our fans (the pack) are our greatest priority – we love them, we really do, and we do our best to insure them that we can’t do this without them. Our message is one of acceptance, not in a circle sitting kumbaya way, but in a way of acknowledging that we all have things we regret, we all have passions and opinions, and it’s up to all of us to filter through our flaws and our regrets to find ourselves and love one another. Don’t judge other people, do your best to have a good time in life, and care about everybody, like EVERYBODY everybody. Our shows are rowdy, you’ll break down your walls and realize you’re not in this alone. We hope you come to a show, make our songs apart of your story, and live the best life you can.

Cheers,

Jared & The Mill

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Saturday, July 27
  • 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.
Jul
28
Sun
Bill Hanna’s Jazz Sessions
Jul 28 @ 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 28 @ 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
29
Mon
Country Music Monday at Hattie’s
Jul 29 @ 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 29 @ 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 29 @ 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 29 @ 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 29 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 30 @ 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 29 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Open Mic Mondays with Jeff

8:30 till 11pm

Jul
30
Tue
RED ROCKIN’ CHAIR
Jul 30 @ 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 30 @ 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
31
Wed
Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Jul 31 @ 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.

OPEN MIC WITH LEEBO
Jul 31 @ 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!

Aug
1
Thu
FUNK YOU
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Funk You humbly contributes to a music scene that has given them so much. The band steadfastly crafts and develops their sound while touring across the country, growing closer as a family of musicians. Focusing on the many styles that construct and compose the glorious genre of funk, these players artfully blend clean and powerful vocals with passionate musicianship. Funk You feels most at home on stage, their captivating live performances keep fans coming back time and time again. We look forward to sharing our music with you!

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Thursday, August 1
  • 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.
Gabrielle Sophia Going Away Show w/Halloween Costume Contest
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm
Gabrielle Sophia

Gabrielle Sophia

Based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, Gabrielle Sophia has been writing since the first day she picked up a guitar. In the years since, She has developed a unique blend of folk instrumentation and atmosphere while maintaining a pop sensibility in her writing. Taking influence from the likes of Norah Jones,Hop Along, Margaret Glaspy, Florence Welch, and The Shins, her songs are delivered with heartfelt intensity and have a direct and emotional impact on the listener.
At age 17 Sophia received the Queen City Awards Youth Artist of the year. Her debut EP “Unhinged Peace” was released in June of 2018 featuring seven well crafted songs aimed at the struggles of life’s complex emotions. She shows a diverse range of musical ideas on this project, from the quiet build and strong payoff of Eggshells to the rock-infused Burning Paint. Moving forward with a full band she is guiding her music in new lyrical and sonic directions, looking to mix her folk roots with a chamber pop aesthetic.
 
Halloween Costume Contest

Halloween Costume Contest

Josh Allen aka Halloween Costume Contest has been making music as a solo artist under various names since 2015. Influenced by artists such as Flatsound, Field Medic and Florist, they released their first EP ‘A Ghost in Autumn’ in early 2018 with various new songs released here and there since then. While trying to get their first album created they have frequently played The Milestone, The Odditorium, Oso Skate Park, and various house shows.
Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Aug 1 @ 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.

 

Aug
2
Fri
IAN FERGUSON
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ian Ferguson can do it all. No, really—the Nashville musician played all the instruments and did all the engineering for his song “State of Gold,” the first single off his forthcoming debut album of the same name.

Ferguson is part of a troupe of retro raconteurs with a taste for the strange sonics of the ‘70s, young punks who grew up digging Bowie, Wire and Bolan in equal measure. Artists like The Lemon Twigs, The Nude Party, and Ferguson’s tour-mate Ron Gallo are amongst Ferguson’s contemporaries, and “State of Gold” is proof of that. Underneath the dust and grit is a sinewy glam track that wouldn’t feel out of place on, say, Electric Warrior. The devil is in the details here—the background vocals that sound like a room full of heads humming with the great over-spirit, that faint acoustic guitar sidewinding through the dirty-blues leads—and it makes Ferguson’s track more than the sum of its collective inspirations.

–TheDaily Dose

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When: Friday, August 2
  • 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.
Tuatha Dea
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm
Tuatha Dea
Combining primal rhythms, melodic and ethereal ballads, screaming guitar riffs with an Appalachian/Celtic vibe this FAMILY born of a family drum circle delivers an authentic tribal and clannish feel that not only draws the audience into the music but into the moment and clan as well. 

Their rhythmic groove and interaction naturally inspires audience participation which has become a staple of their performances. From the beginning the band has embraced its Celtic heritage and meshed the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland with their own bold blend of mainstream rock, mountain drumming and Appalachian blues to produce a truly unique sound that has a universal appeal! Dubbed “The Eclectic Steam-Punk Partridge Family in Kilts and Corsets” and “The Appalachian Fae”, this band is REAL family!!! 

Tuatha Dea tours and performs Nationally and Internationally and have been celebrated for their uniqueness, energy and personal connection to their fans and audiences! Songs like “Appalachia Burning” “Kilts and Corsets” and “Open letter to You” drawn from personal experiences relate the depth and heart of the bands creative spirit while Powerful hard hitting tunes like “Wisp of a Thing”, “Morgan La Fey” and “Amy” reflect the groups Rock edge! Want something tribal? The pulse pounding rhythm of “Bagabi” may be your cup of tea. 

In 2014, the band released their 4th CD which is associated with the novels of recognized published Sci-Fi- Fantasy Author for Tor Publishing, Alex Bledsoe. {The band appears as characters in his 3rd book in the series “Long Black Curl”! Tuatha Dea ranked #15 out of 10,000 in the Hard RocK Cafes International Battle of The Bands in 2014 and Ranked in the top 25 worldwide in 2015! Tuatha Dea produced and sponsored ‘The Green Album’ in 2016 comprised of 14 Artists from around the Globe with 25% of ALL proceeds going to Rainforest Trust and the efforts around the world! Over 10,000 acres of Rainforest have been saved to date! Tuatha Dea’s 5th CD the much anticipated ‘Kilts and Corsets’ Album was produced by Grammy Nominee Travis Wyrick and released in June of 2017 !And in 2018 Tuatha Dea let their Appalachian Rock side loose with the release of their single “Get Along Home” available only on the historic collection, The New Bristol Sessions with Dolly Parton, Richie Owens, Virginia Ground, 49 Winchester and others! What ever the genre Tuatha Dea has something for everyone! In 2018 Tuatha Dea opened for AND performed LIVE on stage with celebrated Hall of Famer Paul Simon in Montauk New York! 2019 is STILL happening with over 70 performances booked Nationwide and 2020 marks the bands 10 year anniversary! Look for Tuatha Dea’s forthcoming NEW Album Project X and Who knows what’s next!

THE GROWLERS
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm
THE GROWLERS
From their first LP Are You In or Out? (2009) to their latest LP Casual Acquaintances (2018), The Growlers have forged their own twisted path on the global music scene. They’re the party band that grew into a traveling circus that spawned their own hit event, Beach Goth. Lead singer Brooks Nielsen draws a particular devotion among Growlers fans, as does chief cohort Matt Taylor, The Growlers’ music director and lead guitarist. The band’s 2016 LP, City Club, produced by Julian Casablancas, saw them expand their palette to include West African, dance and electronic influences.
 
THE LENNY FEDERAL BAND
Aug 2 @ 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/

IAmDynamite
Aug 2 @ 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.

Aug
3
Sat
Confluence: Where music gathers
Aug 3 @ 2:30 pm – 10:30 pm

LIVE MUSIC – ARTIST TBD

WHEN: August 3, 2:30 pm
LOCATION: South Ridge
TYPE: Live Music
 

LIVE MUSIC – ARTIST TBD

WHEN: August 3, 3:00 pm
LOCATION: River Jam Stage
TYPE: Live Music
 

LIVE MUSIC – ORQUESTA MAYOR

WHEN: August 3, 4:00 pm
LOCATION: River’s Edge Stage
TYPE: Live Music

North Carolina’s finest Salsa band, Orquesta Mayor. With a trio of vocalists, a killer horn section and director Helder Serralde, Orquesta Mayor has been performing straight up salsa since 2006, the way it was meant to be enjoyed.

Whether they are covering classic hits from the Fania All-Stars, the energy of El Gran Combo, or the contemporary style of Gilberto Santa Rosa, Orquesta Mayor gets the crowd dancing with its powerful, rich sound.

Thanks to the experience, ability and talent of its members, Orquesta Mayorhas had the opportunity to accompany several internationally recognized salsa artists such as: Jerry Rivera, Ismael Miranda, La India, Maelo Ruiz, Raulin Rosendo, N’Klabe, Paquito Guzman, NG2, Luis Enrique, among others.

LIVE MUSIC – MIKE STRAUSS

WHEN: August 3, 4:30 pm
LOCATION: South Ridge
TYPE: Live Music
The Mike Strauss Band is a six-piece band whose sound delicately balances on the cusps of blues, country, rock, folk, and jazz., borrowing from each genre aforementioned to create unique rhythms. The band formed in Charlotte around 2004. 

LIVE MUSIC – EMILY SAGE

WHEN: August 3, 5:00 pm
LOCATION: River Jam Stage
TYPE: Live Music
Emily Sage is a Charlotte-based Independent artist with strong leanings in jazz and soul. Her romantic and lullaby-like songwriting style is largely influenced by her time spent growing up in Portugal. Emily is currently recording her debut full length album. 

LIVE MUSIC – CYANCA

WHEN: August 3, 6:00 pm
LOCATION: River’s Edge Stage
TYPE: Live Music
Born and raised in Smithfield, North CarolinaCyanca’s artist presence encompasses a soulful voice matched with eccentric style, deep bass, and electric pianos with a splash of synth that commands attention. Her sound is influenced by acts like D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, and A Tribe Called Quest, perpetuating the crossover between Jazz and R&B. Cyanca has played in three music festivals and was recently awarded “Best Musician 2019” by Charlotte Magazine.  

LIVE MUSIC – DANE PAGE & LEO SOLIS

WHEN: August 3, 6:30 pm
LOCATION: South Ridge
TYPE: Live Music
Dane Page is a singer-songwriter living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dane has toured throughout the southeast and mid-Atlantic with his independently produced EP City to City. Dane’s music pulls from the contemporary folk genre and weaves his listeners through stories of Greek mythology, 20th Century literature, and American history. 

LIVE MUSIC – SINNERS & SAINTS

WHEN: August 3, 7:00 pm
LOCATION: River Jam Stage
TYPE: Live Music
“We’re all sinners and we’re all saints, and we’re all in it together.’” Sinners and Saints infuse their acoustic, country-tinged tunes with compelling harmonies and foot-powered percussion on repurposed drums from an abandoned kit. The band has shared the stage with bands and artists including Flogging Molly, Shovels and Rope, Robert Earl Keen, Daniel Romano, St Paul & the Broken Bones, SUSTO, Sun Kil Moon, Bombadil, and many others. 

LIVE MUSIC – ARTIST TBD

WHEN: August 3, 8:00 pm
LOCATION: River’s Edge Stage
TYPE: Live Music

LIVE MUSIC – DOWNTOWN ABBY & THE ECHOES

WHEN: August 3, 9:00 pm
LOCATION: River Jam Stage
TYPE: Live Music
DownTown Abby & The Echoes captures the spirit of old soul while emphasizing its youthful energy and songwriting. Taking influence from the titans of soul, blues, and southern rock, the band’s EP is full of powerful vocals, guitar licks and groovy rhythm sections.  
Kara Daly
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Live Music with Kara Daly on the Patio

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Laura Thurston
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘Armed with a guitar, harmonica, tambourine and suitcase kick drum, ​Thurston is a one-woman band’

Knocturnal
Aug 3 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 4 @ 2:00 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.

*As of May 6, 2019, unless otherwise noted for special performances, admission will be $5 all night.

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.
Aug
4
Sun
Confluence: Where music gathers
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Confluence: Where music gathers. Where local musicians meet the stage. Where crowds meet their new favorite band. And where industry professionals meet local artists. Part festival, platform, and conference, Confluence is for musicians to perform and learn, and for music lovers to discover and enjoy. Confluence is presented by Whitewater in association with MaxxMusic and Midwood Entertainment.

EVENT DETAILS

  • When:
    • August 3 | 11:00a – 10:30p
    • August 4 | 11:30a – 6:30p
  • Where: U.S. National Whitewater Center
  • Cost: Free and open to the public

LIVE MUSIC – JIM AVETT & DAVID CHILDERS

WHEN: August 4, 12:00 pm
LOCATION: River Jam Stage
TYPE: Live Music

Jim Avett is a life-long musician and father of The Avett Brothers. Jim is a native of Concord, NC and has performed in listening rooms and festivals nationwide with his beloved country tunes and original ballads. 

David Childers is a prolific local singer-songwriter, poet, and painter with strong folk influences and six solo albums. 

LIVE MUSIC – ARTIST TBD

WHEN: August 4, 12:30 pm
LOCATION: South Ridge
TYPE: Live Music

LIVE MUSIC – THE HAWTHORNES

WHEN: August 4, 1:00 pm
LOCATION: River Jam Stage
TYPE: Live Music
A staple in the Charlotte music scene, The Hawthornes are a step towards music-retro. Fusing imaginative, melodic hooks with sultry vocals, fiery guitars, and luscious grooves, The Hawthornes color the musical winds with a rare and unique blend of rock, soul, funk, and jazz. 

LIVE MUSIC – TONY ELTORA

WHEN: August 4, 2:00 pm
LOCATION: River’s Edge Stage
TYPE: Live Music
A Hickory resident for almost 20 years, Tony Eltora’s music is best described as Bluesy Americana Soul. His sounds are influenced by blues, rock, and jazz musictelling stories of love, loss, and rebirth. 

LIVE MUSIC – ARTIST TBD

WHEN: August 4, 2:30 pm
LOCATION: South Ridge
TYPE: Live Music

LIVE MUSIC – JUNIOR ASTRONOMERS

WHEN: August 4, 3:00 pm
LOCATION: River Jam Stage
TYPE: Live Music
Junior Astronomers seek to achieve more than just reactions from onlookers; the band itself tries to document the human experience. With a gritty post-punk indie rock style, this quartet is high-energy, loud, impulsive, and exciting.  

LIVE MUSIC – ARTIST TBD

WHEN: August 4, 4:00 pm
LOCATION: River’s Edge Stage
TYPE: Live Music

LIVE MUSIC – ARTIST TBD

WHEN: August 4, 4:30 pm
LOCATION: South Ridge
TYPE: Live Music

LIVE MUSIC – REVELWOOD MISSION

WHEN: August 4, 5:00 pm
LOCATION: River Jam Stage
TYPE: Live Music
With a style that is raw and powerful yet intricately woven, RevelWood Mission delivers a soulful, driving sounds and musical tapestry that is rich with dynamic guitars, atmospheric keys, three-part harmonies, and a commanding rock’n’roll rhythm.  
House Of Waters and Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm
House Of Waters
Lauded as the “Jimi Hendrix of Hammered Dulcimer” by NPR, Max ZT is an innovator of the instrument. Taking his roots from Irish folk music, Max has transplanted his compositional techniques to both Senegal, where he studied the Mandinko technique with the Cissoko griot family, and to India, where he received a grant to study under the santoor master Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. His fresh perspective and bold experimentalism have been the backbone to beautiful, complex, and genuine compositions, while his unorthodox playing style has been a pioneering force in revolutionizing dulcimer techniques.

Moto Fukushima has been playing music for as long as he can remember. Accompanying such greats as Joe Lovano, Mike Stern, and Dave Weckl, he has redefined the role of the bass. With a strong background in jazz improvisation, Western classical music and the African inspired musics of South America, Moto’s playing is an amazing combination of finesse, subtlety, and power.

Drummer Ignacio Rivas Bixio mixes South American rhythms with powerful fusion beats. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ignacio moved to NYC after graduating from Berklee College of Music, and is one of the most sought after drummers on the scene.

House of Waters has scored an Emmy winning documentary for ESPN, and has shared the stage with some of the most influential musical leaders of the century including: Pandit Ravi Shankar, Victor Wooten, Tinariwen, Jimmy Cliff, Snarky Puppy, Karsh Kale, and more.

Their self titled first record on Snarky Puppy’s GroundUP Record Label – House of Waters – debuted at #2 on the iTunes World Music Charts. All About Jazz calls it, “A rare and beautiful gem,” while TimeOutNY calls their performances “A sight to behold.”

PRESS QUOTES:
“…Grasping for definitions is useless with this band. Their genre can only be described by other words like fresh, calm, serene, and bliss. Hearing something this new to me feels like I’m hearing music for the first time all over again.”
Paste Music and Daytrotter

“One of the most unique groups you will ever come across . . . I can only describe their sound as being a sound which one has longed to hear without truly realising it.”
The Bubble

“London’s new favourite band.”
Ticketmaster UK

“House of Waters is a band that is bending the very fabric of the musical universe as we know it.”
Onstage Review 

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

Jonathan Scales is one of the most innovative steel pannists on the planet, and is redefining and challenging traditional expectations of his signature instrument. In his hands, the sonic palette of an instrument often associated with cruise ships and tropical resorts is radically expanded to mimic the role of horns, piano, vibraphone or marimba due to his stunning, virtuosic technique. Scales’ mesmerizing compositions have captivated listeners and elevated him to the status of a true composer, forging new territory in the medium of instrumental music.

• Latest album PILLAR reached #5 on the iTunes Jazz Chart

• Selected by the U.S. Department of State as a cultural ambassador, with tours in Asia and Africa

• Artist Business of the Year award from Minority Enterprise Development Committee in North Carolina 

• Selected as a TEDx speaker

• 3x special guest performer at Victor Wooten’s prestigious music camps

Bill Hanna’s Jazz Sessions
Aug 4 @ 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.

DELHI 2 DUBLIN
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm
DELHI 2 DUBLIN
 
Since first coming together in 2006, Delhi 2 Dublin founding members Tarun Nayar, Sanjay Seran and Ravi Binning have followed a unique path, often incorporating the distinct sounds of tabla and dhol into the electronic pulse of warehouse raves. The Vancouver-based electronic ensemble has developed its own decisive genre they refer to as ‘Subcontinental Pop,” bringing their South Asian influences into the world of Western pop music. And now, with the release of their new single, “Home (Everywhere I Go),” and forthcoming album, We Got This, Delhi 2 Dublin is poised to take their sound from the main stage to mainstream radio.

The new album, We Got This, produced by Toronto hitmaker Gavin Brown (Barenaked Ladies, Metric, Tragically Hip) is slated to be released on Warner Music Canada in early 2019. Gavin worked closely with the band to help them find their inner voice and focus their energies toward crafting the best songs of their career so far. With songs like “My People” and the title track, “We Got This,” they’re speaking to the band members’ experiences as descendants of immigrants in a new world, making these the most personal and meaningful songs since their inception. The first single, “Home (Everywhere I Go)” in particular, paints a powerful picture of an outsider searching for and finding their place in this world.

Each of these songs has an accessibility that transcends the band’s personal experiences and reaches toward a depth of meaning for people of all cultures, backgrounds and ages. For the first time in their career, Delhi 2 Dublin feel as though they’ve been able to articulate everything they’ve experienced and craft a collection of thought provoking and socially-conscious songs, while still remaining pop-accessible and dance-worthy. 

Over the past few years, Delhi 2 Dublin has averaged 100 shows a year in places that have ranged from grimy, mid-2000’s LA dispensaries, to the Glastonbury Festival and Burning Man, to even performing as invited guests in the Kingdom of Brunei. Not too shabby for a group that was essentially pulled together last minute for what was intended as a one-off performance at the 2006 Vancouver Celtic Festival. That initial public jam session instantly galvanized the festival attendees into wildly dancing fans of a band that didn’t even technically exist. The surge of performance invitations that followed ensured that the hypothetical band became a reality. Instantly they were part of the fabric of Vancouver’s electronic music scene and California’s Jam Band festival circuit. In 2007 they released a self-titled album which sold out in under ten minutes the first time they brought it to a festival.

As might be expected with a spontaneously generated act, some skilled musicians have rotated in and out over the years. But the three core founding members have always remained and followed their own paths from that fateful first gig. Originally from Montreal, Tarun Nayar studied classical tabla from childhood with a seriousness that would eventually lead him to spend long periods of time studying with mentors in India. While Indian classical music is generally performed in concert halls, Tarun moved to East Vancouver in his early 20s and found his way into its frenzied rave scene and began to envision the tabla’s possibilities in warehouse raves. He co-founded Beats Without Borders, one of the first Canadian West Coast electronic outfits to throw big parties that incorporated various non-Western musical styles and traditions. 

Sanjay Seran describes growing up as a ‘brown sheltered suburban kid’ with a ‘what the fuck is quinoa?’ kind of perspective on the world. He was always singing, he recalls, like a ‘human jukebox.’ Encouraged by friends’ reactions, he picked choir as a senior high school elective, and then joined extracurricular Vocal Jazz. At university he found a Bhangra Club and started hitting Vancouver’s massive network of Desi dance parties while binging on Napster’s generous offerings of UK garage infused bhangra. He started his own bhangra act, Signia, that included Ravi Binning, who had spent his entire life filling rooms with the sounds of his traditional Punjabi folk dance and drumming and has brought that experience to the current line-up. For the past four years Delhi 2 Dublin have been touring and recording with violinist Serena Eades. Berklee trained and raised on the Sunshine Coast, Serena deftly blends her classical and folk influences, bringing a new dimension to their sound. 

With their new album, We Got This, and for their first time as a band, the members of Delhi 2 Dublin feel as though they’ve been able to reach inside themselves and come together on a collection of songs that they hope will resonate with all people, and even leave them thinking…as they’re dancing and singing along!

OMARI & THE HELLHOUNDS
Aug 4 @ 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.

Aug
5
Mon
Country Music Monday at Hattie’s
Aug 5 @ 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
Aug 5 @ 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.

Find Your Muse Open Mic welcomes Jackson Lundy
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm
Jackson Lundy

Jackson Lundy

Jackson Lundy is a singer-songwriter from New York City whose blend of R&B, Jazz, and Folk is as smooth as butter. Mixing softer songwriting with groove inspired production, Jackson’s music is a unique sound influenced by artists from D’Angelo to Tom Misch. His breakout single “Calypso” has surpassed 1 million streams on Spotify, reaching number 4 on Spotify’s U.S. Viral 50 chart following its debut.
Find Your Muse Open Mic

Find Your Muse Open Mic

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
Aug 5 @ 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
Aug 5 @ 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
Aug 5 @ 8:30 pm – Aug 6 @ 12:00 am

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

No Cover.

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