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Oct
14
Mon
Country Music Monday at Hattie’s
Oct 14 @ 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

BIKE THIEFS
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm

Bike Thiefs
with special guests to be announced soon

8:00 PM DOORS / 9:00 PM SHOW / AGES 18 & UP WELCOME / NO ONE ADMITTED WITHOUT VALID PHOTO IDENTIFICATION
$8 in advance / $10 day of show (+$2 surcharge for under 21, collected at the door)

Find Your Muse Open Mic
Oct 14 @ 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
Oct 14 @ 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
Oct 14 @ 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
Oct 14 @ 8:30 pm – Oct 15 @ 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
Oct 14 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Open Mic Mondays with Jeff

8:30 till 11pm

Oct
15
Tue
Harlem 100
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

100 years after one of the most culturally significant periods in human history, Harlem is in the midst of a resurging creative movement sparked by the centenarian embers left by the wildfire that was the Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance has since proven to be an unrivaled period of brilliance in both profound intelligent expression and preeminent entertainment.

Created in collaboration with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and JMG Live, this multi-media show captures the sights and sounds of Harlem when legendary artists such as Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes and Billie Holiday made Harlem the cultural center of the country.  Hosted by Michael Mwenso, Harlem 100 presents the most exciting Harlem musicians and dancers in a modern variety show, and pays homage to the presentations made famous in the Apollo Theater, the Cotton Club and other celebrated venues of the Harlem Renaissance.

Featuring the music of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters as well as a 9 piece band with 3 dancers, Harlem 100 celebrates one of the most influential artistic movements of our country and gives insight into Harlem then and now.  

CAPTURED! BY ROBOTS w/ POONTANGLERS & MORGANTON
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm

Captured! By Robots
BROKEN AS FUCK TOUR 2019
with special guests The Poontanglers
and Monroe, North Carolina‘s Morganton band

8:00 PM DOORS / 9:00 PM SHOW / AGES 18 & UP WELCOME / NO ONE ADMITTED WITHOUT VALID PHOTO IDENTIFICATION
$10 in advance / $12 day of show (+$2 surcharge for under 21, collected at the door)

RED ROCKIN’ CHAIR
Oct 15 @ 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

Josh Christina at Tommy’s Pub
Oct 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Looking forward to being back in Charlotte, NC! Playing Tommy’s Pub for the first time! Playing everything from original music to Jerry Lee Lewis and Elton John and more!

Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Oct 15 @ 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. 

 

Jesse Lamar Williams & The Menastree Jazz Jam
Oct 15 @ 10:30 pm

Free show by Jesse Lamar Williams & the Menastree Jazz Jam. 3rd Tuesday of month.

Menastree Residency
Oct 15 @ 10:30 pm – Oct 16 @ 2:00 am

A continuous monthly residency featuring Menastree and special guests. We play original music as well as a blend of modern jazz, hip-hop, funk, and pop including artists such as Robert Glasper, Roy Hargrove, Thundercat etc. Join us for a spontaneous night of music. 

Oct
16
Wed
Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Oct 16 @ 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.

Coral Creek
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm
**Featuring Bill McKay formerly of Leftover Salmon and the Derek Trucks Band**

CORAL CREEK is a nationally acclaimed Colo-Caribbean Newgrazz band featuring the original music of Chris Thompson and Bill McKay (formerly of Leftover Salmon and Derek Trucks Band). Inspired by the islands and the mountains, CORAL CREEK conjures a unique vibe, delivering big sounds and high-energy shows that appeal to audiences across the newgrass, rock and jamband spectrum. Drawing influence from legends like John Coltrane, Jerry Garcia, Tony Rice, Professor Longhair and Dr. John; don’t be surprised when CORAL CREEK launches into a second line jam with tenor saxophone soaring over organ swells and a rolling banjo. Listen close and you might even hear some steel pan and coqie frogs.

 

CORAL CREEK launched into the heart of the Colorado music scene with the release of The Road Ahead (2010), produced by Bill Nershi of the String Cheese Incident. The addition of Bill McKay on keyboards and Nathan Peoples on saxophone solidified the unmistakable sound that is CORAL CREEK today, as captured on the eponymous album CORAL CREEK (2015) and FREE DOG (2018) – both produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth. FREE DOG has all the lyrical imagery, tasteful harmonies and outstanding musicianship that you’ve come to expect from Colorado’s hottest up-and-coming band, once again transporting listeners from the heights of the Rockies to the sweet sands of the Caribbean Sea – hitting every honkytonk, bayou and beach bar along the way.

 

Since forming in 2015, CORAL CREEK has played campgrounds, beach bars, concert halls and festival stages across the US, Europe, UK and the Caribbean, sharing stages with music heroes like Peter Rowan, Sam Bush, Bill Nershi, Tim Carbone, Andy Goessling, Vince Herman, Andy Hall, Roosevelt Collier, Jeff Austin and other heavy hitters in the newgrass / jamband scene. Find us online at www.CoralCreek.net and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/coral.creek.band/.

 

CHRIS THOMPSON: guitar/vocals

BILL McKAY: keyboard/vocals

NATHAN PEOPLES: saxophone/vocals

ROB GARLAND: bass

JACK WATSON: drums

 

BB Palmer – Thirsty Beaver
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
B.B. PALMER

‘The album is no ‘one and done’ listen kind of album. It is an intricate telling of struggle vs. triumph, good vs. evil, & lucid dreams vs. harsh political realities. In my opinion these are the primary themes of the record and they are intricately interwoven within 11 songs that flow together as one concept.’ – RICKY’S REVIEWS – Nashville TN

‘The music is comprised of classic honky tonk elements, with twanged, strummed and plucked guitars, weeping steel and a sweet fiddle scratch behind Palmer’s distinctive, idiosyncratic voice. Lee County’s Finest is somewhat of a trip, a listening experience from start to finish, with samples and ambiances linking the tracks in a continual sonic flow..
On repeated listens, the songs unfurl as the lyrics sink into your consciousness, suggesting questions as much as revealing answers. The depths of these songs seem to plunge further away as you become more familiar with them, until you are staring into the abyss of pain and struggle that is the human condition, wrestling with the facts of reincarnation, resurrection and Armageddon. As I said, this is existential honky tonk.’ Tony Sexton, Whiskey Preachin – Brighton UK

‘Dirty-fingernails twang with feisty lead guitar indebted to Seattle and England as much as Nashville’ – Al.com

‘B.B. Palmer, a rising country and western artist, is originally from Theodore, Alabama. Though Palmer has only been involved in the Opelika scene for about 2 and a half years, he has already made a name for himself both statewide and nationally. Backed by Josh Mckenzie on lead guitar, Tyler Wallace on drums, and Dylan Norregard on bass, the self proclaimed ‘Lee County’s Finest’ has already toured across the country. They have played Festivals such as Austin Texas South by Southwest and have shared the stage with the likes of St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Old Crowe Medicine Show, Alan Jackson and more…’ – The Plainsman

‘B.B. Palmer and Kudzu sometimes refer to their musical sty-lings as “cosmic country,” a genre that blurs the lines between various styles of music such as bluegrass, folk, honky-tonk and psychedelic music. For Palmer, it’s also about addressing controversial issues and challenging the status quo of current music culture. “What we’re doing is controversial, but it’s true to what we believe in and stand for.’ – Mobile Bay Magazine

‘The Lee County quartet is not your average alt. country/Americana (whatever you want to call it) band. The boys from Opelika provide a fresh dose of pure unadulterated kick ass honky-tonk music..’
-Guy at The Gas Station
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• Heartache Highway (Video)
• Stream EP: YouTube | Spotify | iTunes
• Combines early traditional influences of Country Music (Lefty Frizzell & Hank Williams Sr.) with the likes of modern singer/songwriter (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson).
• Toured/performed with/at: Alan Jackson, Ted Nugent, Old Crow Medicine Show, Andrew Combs, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, SXSW, Montgomery Performance Arts Center (Sold Out), Smiths Olde Bar, Terminal West, Blue Light in Lubbock TX, and more.

 
SNOW BURIAL w/ IRATA, SHIV & ETHONOVA
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm

Snow Burial
and North Carolina’s own Irata
with special guests SHIV (members of Witch Motel, Morrowville & Ghost For A Day)
and Ethonova (members of Musket King, Queen City Rejects, Dysphoria, Guerilla Fist & Dirty South Revolutionaries – DSR)

8:00 PM DOORS / 9:00 PM SHOW / AGES 18 & UP WELCOME / NO ONE ADMITTED WITHOUT VALID PHOTO IDENTIFICATION
$7 in advance / $7 day of show (+$2 surcharge for under 21, collected at the door)

Open Mic Night at Thomas Street Tavern
Oct 16 @ 8:30 pm

Perform your music every Wednesday

Show at 8:30pm

Signups at 7:30pm

All Genres of Music

We support full bands!!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/tstreetopenmic/events/?ref=page_internal

@tstreetopenmic

 

OPEN MIC WITH LEEBO
Oct 16 @ 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!

KARAOKE NIGHT!
Oct 16 @ 9:00 pm

On Wednesdays we sing karaoke. Come hang and celebrate the vocal cords you were #blessed with, and maybe drink a little bit of #alcohol while you’re at it.

9pm | FREE
21+

Oct
17
Thu
Brian Dunne and Kate Rhudy
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm
Two rising stars together on one bill for the first time.

Brian Dunne

Hailing from the Red Roof Inn, the driver’s seat of a Honda Fit, the floor of the airport, the guest bedroom at your Aunt’s and Uncle’s house, the back seat of a 15-passenger van, and New York City, Brian Dunne is the companion you never knew you wanted. Equipped with a Telecaster, a Gibson Hummingbird and 17 dollars, he is coming to your town to play his guts out and then stand by the merch table.

 

‘Bug Fixes & Performance Improvements’ was produced by Brian and released in May of 2017 independently. It garnered a great deal of attention based on the quality of the songwriting and musicality, landing Brian on NPR’s Mountain Stage and 2017’s Cayamo Cruise, and tours with The Secret Sisters, Will Hoge, Rosanne Cash, Robert Earl Keen, Joan Osborne, Delbert McClinton, and a myriad of other songwriting heavyweights. The first two singles were picked up by SiriusXM radio, and if you visited a shopping mall during the spring of 2017, you probably heard the lead single ‘Don’t Give Up On Me’ being interrupted by an announcement that someone had lost their kid at the food court.

Brian followed the release of ‘Bug Fixes’ with a live EP of stripped-down versions of previously released songs entitled “The Timber House Sessions”. In early 2019, Brian returned to the studio to begin his next LP with producer Andrew Sarlo which is slated for release sometime before we’re all dead and expected to be ‘totally the most amazing thing you’ve ever heard,’ according to Brian’s mom. In the meantime, his newest single ‘New Tattoo’ has been played extensively on XM radio and become a huge hit amongst a very niche group of people that fly JetBlue and frequent Starbucks.

 

Kate Rhudy

Rock N’ Roll Ain’t For Me, the 2017 debut from Raleigh singer-songwriter Kate Rhudy, reinterprets well-worn folk with a new vibrancy. “I’ve always written letters to people, and then never sent them,” Rhudy recalls, ‘Rock N’ Roll Ain’t For Me is the collection of those letters, journal entries—in all their glorious honesty.’ Rhudy, who grew up playing both classical violin and fiddlers’ conventions, brought her collection of writings into the studio alongside collaborator and producer Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange. The album sounds warm even in its loneliest moments. “Someone once broke my heart by handing me a toothbrush,” sings Rhudy. You can’t help but feel close to her, you can’t help but feel that you’ve just made a friend.

 

“One of the Triangle’s sharpest young songwriters” -INDY Week

 

“For those tired of Americana music from the male perspective, give Kate Rhudy’s debut a shot.” -The Strangers Almanac

 

““Her voice just has this presence to it that could make anybody in any room stop what they’re doing and turn to figure out who the hell is singing.” -Andrew Marlin (Mandolin Orange)

 

“Likely to bring a smile to faces of listeners…the Raleigh-based singer-songwriter’s sweet folksy vocals and quick strings wield quips with surgical precision. [Rhudy] cuts straight through the bullshit of some guy we have all met at some point or another.” -encore

 

An Evening With Songs From the Road Band
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Songs From The Road Band is a North Carolina based quartet featuring Mark Schimick, Charles Humphrey, Sam Wharton, and James Schlender. Collectively, they have received top accolades in the bluegrass, Americana, and jazz genres. The band is currently touring in support of their fourth studio album, Road To Nowhere.

Humphrey is an IBMA award and Grammy winning performer and producer. He is a NC Music Hall of Fame member. Schimick has soared to the top of the progressive and jamgrass scene alongside legends Larry Keel, Vassar Clements, and Tony Rice. James Schlender, 2 time National Fiddle Champion has shared the stage with Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, and George Benson. Originally from Alabama, Sam Wharton is an award winning guitar player and vocalist that honed his chops in the bluegrass halls of Telluride, CO! The Road Band delivers a high energy show full of original material from their 4 studio albums, unmatched instrumental prowess, and creative covers!

*Petra’s is a private club and a valid ID is required for entry. You will be expected to pay a $1 annual fee if you are not already a member with us.

MELVINS & REDD KROSS with REDD KROSS with TOSHI KASAI
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm

Melvins

Variously described as a sludge metal, grunge, experimental rock, alternatie metal and doom metal mand, Melvins explored a variety of different styles throughout its career, including noise rock, dark ambient, noise, jazz-rock, avant-garde music, electroacoustic music and punk country

www.themelvins.net

 


REDD KROSS

Like fellow legendary Great American John Waters, Redd Kross have devoted their career to making subversive entertainment in a high pop celebrity style, reintroducing in their especially golden late ’80s/early-’90s period such forbidden classic-rock tropes as melodies, harmonies, ripping musicianship, and primary colors-stuff that had (largely) been ditched in the underground rock’s post-punk, No Wave, hardcore, and sensitive-egghead scenes.

  
REDD KROSS

www.reddkross.com

Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Oct 17 @ 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.

 

David Childers
Oct 17 @ 9:00 pm
Singer-songwriter David Childers is the proverbial study in contradictions. A resident of Mount Holly, North Carolina, he’s a former high-school football player with the aw-shucks demeanor of a good ol’ Southern boy. But he’s also a well-read poet and painter who cites Chaucer and Kerouac as influences, fell in love with folk as a teen, and listens to jazz and opera.
Childers’ most recent album, Run Skeleton Run, released in 2017 on Ramseur Records, is filled with the kinds of songs that have made him a favorite of fans and fellow artists including neighbors the Avett Brothers. Scott Avett contributes to four tracks, and Avetts bassist Bob Crawford co-executive-produced the effort with label head Dolph Ramseur. (Crawford and Childers, both history buffs, have recorded and performed together in the Overmountain Men).
In fact, it was Crawford who kickstarted this album, Childers’ sixth solo effort, by suggesting he reunite with Don Dixon (R.E.M., the Smithereens), who’d produced Crawford’s favorite Childers album, Room 23 (done with his band the Modern Don Juans). Crawford also suggested tracking at Mitch Easter’s Fidelitorium Recordings.
Crawford has also called Childers “a great friend, a great thinker and a great man … a true North Carolina treasure.” But let’s take out “North Carolina,” because Childers is the kind of treasure who can spread joy wherever people love listening to great songs. In other words, just about anywhere. Or everywhere.
Oct
18
Fri
Eliot Bronson with Tom Mackell
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Eliot Bronson is like a gorgeous, magnificent hybrid of Adams, Jason Isbell, and Jim James.

Picture a street in working-class Baltimore some 30 years ago. Kids play in the shadows of the row houses that line the sidewalks. Their parents sit on the stoops leading up to front doors. It all seems normal at first glance.

 

But zoom in on one of these homes — that old duplex built back when this part of town was still mainly open fields. Inside is a completely different community, where fundamentalism, hippie values and volatile, unpredictable emotions coexist and collide. Escape is difficult: the only way out is to pass through the bedrooms of people you might be trying to get away from.

 

This is where Eliot Bronson grew up. Yeah, he often wanted to slip away from there, but the first thing he saw once he exited was the Pentecostal Church across the street where his father and grandfather had preached and where congregants spoke in tongues.

 

So Eliot looked inward instead.

 

“For better or worse, I’ve always been a weirdo,” he remembers. “I was reading about Zen Buddhism when all my friends were getting high and drunk in high school.

 

“Of course,” he adds, “I did all that stuff later.”

 

He also observed. In this kaleidoscopic family, where glossolalia and, on occasion, alcohol-fueled ravings, sometimes bled into each other, Bronson found shelter in music. At age 15, he got his first guitar and started teaching himself to play. “Right away, I wanted to write my own songs,” he says. “My house was pretty chaotic, crazy, and unhealthy, so I took to music like it was a life raft. It was something I could do to keep myself alive.”

 

Punk rock was his shelter at first. Then one day his dad put on a few of his favorite LPs — Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are A-Changin’, something by Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry. Eliot had heard these albums a thousand times before. This time, though…

 

“… it resonated with me,” Eliot says. “It wasn’t just in the background. I tuned into it for the first time. There was a magic and a power there. It didn’t talk down to the listener but it was also high art. It asked you to be smart and to become a better version of yourself. For me, this was a moment when it became my music, not just my parents’ music.”

 

From local coffee houses and venues beyond Baltimore, Bronson sharpened his writing and performance. He cultivated a working approach that involved singing to himself as ideas came to him and never jotting down chord changes or lyrics once he had committed the finished version to memory. A local following grew. Astute observers saw something different in the young artist’s work. The Baltimore Sun even anointed him “a folk singing wunderkind.”

 

Expanding his range, Bronson toured as one-half of a duo. They moved to Atlanta and picked up a gig in a room frequented by The Indigo Girls, John Mayer, Shawn Mullins and other discerning clientele. When his partner quit to take a sensible non-musical job, Bronson persisted on his own. His songs won first-place honors at MerleFest’s Chris Austin Songwriting Contest and Eddie Owens Presents “Songwriter Shootout.” He issued several solo albums, including a self-titled release in 2014 that prompted Glide Magazine to describe him as “a gorgeous, magnificent hybrid of (Ryan) Adams, Jason Isbell and Jim James.” Bop n Jazz upped that ante by heralding him as “maybe the best singer/songwriter since Dylan.”

 

Writers may have trouble topping these accolades, though that’s what Bronson’s latest album merits. Scheduled to release Aug. 25 on Rock Ridge Music, James offers songs that are more like pictures than movies, capturing moments and digging deeply into their meanings. A stomping beat, raw harmonica and searing electric slide drives the opening track, “Breakdown In G Major,” followed by a selection of songs that only confirm Bronson’s restless, escalating excellence.

 

“Good Enough,” for example, captures a relationship in its final stage — a stage that may end tomorrow or stretch on for years. Bronson sings it sorrowfully, asking the rhetorical question of whether “‘good enough’ is good enough for you” from this point. “When I stumbled onto that line, I was like, ‘That’ll probably stick,’” he says. “But I think the song really came from the first line, ‘Were we really that young?’ Sometimes it takes just one line to resonate with me and get me to start writing.”

 

Then there’s “The Mountain,” whose elusive grandeur delivers a powerful message but leaves it to the listener to parse its meaning. “There’s a very literalist current in writing and music right now,” Bronson observes. “There aren’t a lot of layers to lyrics these days. It’s just what you see on the page. So when you don’t write that way, you get, ‘What are you hiding?’”

 

He laughs and then concludes, “I don’t look at it that way. For me, it’s more about how you feel when you hear it. What does it do for you? That’s the message!”

 

One more, “Rough Ride,” is a departure for Bronson. Here, the meaning is clear: When 25-year-old Freddie Gray fell unaccountably into a coma in the back of a Baltimore police van, much of America expressed shock and outrage. So did Bronson, but he channeled those emotions into this song.

 

“I had mixed feelings about writing this because I don’t like inserting my political or social beliefs into art,” he explains. “Art should be about connecting people, not drawing lines between them. But I was listening to Dylan’s Desire album at the time, especially ‘Hurricane.’ I always wanted to write a song like that. It was like, ‘How can you tell a story almost journalistically with great emotional impact and yet not come off heavy-handed?’ I wanted to see if I could do it. Now I’m glad I did.”

 

Known for his empathetic work with Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell and other utterly original artists, producer Dave Cobb played a critical role in bringing James to fruition. “His honesty and old-fashioned vibe were so appealing to me,” Bronson says. “They leant themselves to the way I created. And, of course, it was a huge boost to have this great artist/producer at your back.”

 

They had worked together previously on his 2014 release, Eliot Bronson. “But this album is different,” Bronson points out. “It’s more sparse and economical. My voice is stronger. And I think it’s a step away from the purely Americana vibe of the last one in a direction that I have a hard time defining. I’m excited to discover how this music will define itself.”

 

Wherever he’s bound, Bronson promises to write and sing the truth as he sees and feels it. “For the really great artists, like Dylan or Paul Simon, you never quite find what you’re looking for,” he says. “As you get closer, it changes. It stays elusive. What I want to do now isn’t the same as what I wanted to do five years ago. And that’s what keeps me going.” And it’s that shift that drives Bronson to continue to refine his art.

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Tom Mackell

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Tom Mackell might surprise listeners with the southern influences in his music. After attending college in the south, he made the necessary pilgrimage to Nashville in 2015 to find inspiration, collaborate with diverse artists, and build his unique voice and sound that juxtaposes Northern roots against traditional Southern sounds. Tom’s style is as diverse as it is accessible, from easy listening, beachy tunes to late-night tailgate jams. Tom is no stranger to the road: he has toured across the nation with Sister Hazel as well as The Voice alumnus Tony Lucca. Tom co-wrote “Restless Heart” off Lucca’s new record “Ain’t No Storm” which hit #3 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart in March 2019. Now calling Charleston home, Tom has a brand new EP titled “A Life I Once Knew” that will surely become a go-to record for any Americana, country, and acoustic music fan. Listen now at tommackell.com.

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C2 & THE BROTHERS REED & SWIM IN THE WILD with Redress Amy
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm

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

Forming in 2013, the brothers hit the road to spread their sound and haven’t looked back. After the independent release of their first EP Hot Mess, along with an extensive tour schedule, they took to the studio less than a year later to cut their newest record Weigh Station Tour.

Split into sides, ‘Exit A’ and ‘Exit B’, Weigh Station Tour explores gritty rock and roll while referencing 60’s and 70’s era soul music, embracing a style that is nearly forgotten in the surge of modern sounds and technology.

Writing for their newest release began in 2017, self producing the first single and short film, No Pressure, before working with Grammy award winning producers Al Sutton and Marlon Young (Greta Van Fleet, Bob Seger, Kid Rock) at Rustbelt Studios in Detroit. The album is slated for a late 2019 release.

Vocals, Bass / Cameron Clark
Guitar / Kelly Reed
Keys / James Weishar
Drums / Kody Reed

www.c2andthebrothersreed.com

 

SWIM IN THE WILD

  
SWIM IN THE WILD
  

Swim in the Wild is The Adventure Alternative Band of the Carolina’s. A New Rock-Folk-Americana fusion with so much energy it that needed an identity, Swim in the Wild is the sound track to adventure. SITW Music is an outdoor drama between nature vs. structure, indulging the unknown, and saying yes to life by diving in.

Following the debut and release of their Self Titled 2013 EP, Swim in the Wild began making their splash in the Southeastern Music Scene. What started as a band of brothers and childhood friends became a musical movement across the Carolina’s so much that Swim in the Wild fans took on their own identity as “The Swim Team.”

The release of their 2016 LP, “One if by Land,” brought on new levels of success along with new touring members of the band. Having gained some National Attention from the album lead to opportunities to perform at Sundance Film Festival, playing with many National acts like New Politics and Colony House, to bigger venues like Fillmore & House of Blues, local sold out shows, working with the Carolina Panthers, and receiving honors as the Regional Winner and a National Finalist for Hard Rock Rising. SITW also made a noticeable impact online and the airwaves with over 200,000 Spotify streams alone. “Where as the EP felt more like a collection of songs we had written as individuals at different times in our lives, the identity of Swim in the Wild truly surfaced in the studio writing One if by Land, which really tapped into who we were as a band and what we’ve been through together,” vocalist Michael Hall explains.

Now, following the successful release of their LP and recent endorsement from Port City Amps, SITW is currently recording at Echo Mountain Studios between short tours, preparing the release of select singles and their 2nd LP, “Two if by Sea,” in 2018. The addition of their newest talented members in the studio this time around promises to take the next album and their listeners to the deeper depths of Swim in the Wild music.

www.swiminthewild.com

 


RED DRESS AMY

Start Time: 9:00

Born in Charlotte, NC and raised on rock n’ roll, Red Dress Amy brings a ton of energy to any stage they set foot on. Kevin Hamilton (guitar/vocals) and Dalton Monroe (drums/vocals) draw on influences such as Cream, Jimi Hendrix, The Black Keys, and The White Stripes to cultivate their gritty, high-octane rock n’ roll. With their driving rhythms and fuzz-heavy guitar riffs, these guys cross generational audiences. Their sound is reminiscent of some of the iconic classic rock icons they grew up listening to while staying modern and relevant to younger audiences.  

www.reddressamy.com

ELIZABETH COOK + WILL HOGE
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm

ELIZABETH COOK

Elizabeth Cook is a Nashville-based Singer Songwriter from Wildwood, Florida. As a critically acclaimed live act and recording artist, the New York Times lauds her “a sharp and surprising country singer”. A veteran SiriusXM Outlaw Country Radio DJ, hosting her own show, Apron Strings, nationwide for the last 10 years, she is also a favorite of David Letterman, a regular performer on the Grand Ole Opry, and a frequent guest star on Adult Swim’s long-running hit cartoon series “Squidbillies” on Cartoon Network.

In the words of the Drivin’ and Cryin’s legendary Kevn Kinney, “Elizabeth is so far ahead and under the radar you better have a supercharger for that fastback if you’re going to catch up! Enjoy the ride…”

WILL HOGE

MY AMERICAN DREAM … “Will Hoge didn’t really need to release a new album in 2018. His most recent, Anchors, came out last August, reaching No. 6 on Billboard Heatseekers and the Top 20 on the Indie chart. He’d toured the United States and Europe, and could’ve settled in from there. But there was something he couldn’t stop thinking about: his children.

Border police. Political corruption. Anti-intellectualism. Poverty. Gun control. A broken education system. Indifference to others’ suffering. Each of these things weighed on Hoge, and he confronts them all head-on in My American Dream, which will come with a copy of the U.S. Constitution printed with the lyrics in both the LP and CD (out October 5th on Edlo/Thirty Tigers).

“Those things kept me up at night — and this record was less expensive than therapy,” he says, laughing. “Silence couldn’t be a part of my deal anymore.” and Hoge dealt with his fears the only way he knows how, by making music. The result is the fiercest, angriest, and most heartfelt collection of songs he’s released. Eight songs of rabble-rousing political commentary that turns a critical eye on the crisis of conscience and culture threatening to tear apart his country, the album is Hoge’s impassioned portrait of what he holds dear — and what we all might risk losing.

“My kids and their future, that’s the biggest thing for me. My boys are 11 and 7, they’re happy and healthy kids, and I feel lucky for that every day,” says Hoge, who’s wife is a teacher at the same school that their sons attend in Nashville, Tennessee. “Every morning at 7 o’clock, everything I care about in the world goes to one building. It takes one knucklehead with a gun going into that one building to ruin all that for me.”

The first song that Hoge completed was inspired directly by the specter of school shootings and the inept response of politicians: “Thoughts & Prayers” (released as a single and named as one of the Top 25 Songs of 2017 by Rolling Stone Country) is an acoustic ballad in which he asks, “Why don’t you do your job up there? Keep your thoughts and prayers.” “Sadly, it seems that “thoughts and prayers” is America’s new slogan” says RS. It’s a raw, fiery song with just Hoge and his guitar, belting out his frustrations in the recording booth. Production wise, It’s a stark contrast to the straight, no-holds-barred rock and roll of the rest of the album, though the inextinguishable spirit remains the same throughout and the urgency of the music comes through in every note.

Hoge drives home the sentiment on the searing album opener “Gilded Walls”.

“Well another group of kids in high school dead

But you’re still at your golf course teeing off at nine

People marching in the streets trying to find a little peace

You sit around spouting more bullsh*t online”

Listen to the thumping beat of “Nikki’s a Republican Now” or the crunchy solidarity of “Stupid Kids” and it’s clear Hoge feels the release of cranking the amps up to 11. Hoge credits the big rock sound on My American Dream, to the red hot playing of his touring band and the intense angst caused by what’s happening in our country. With Will in the producers chair, he along with Thom Donavan (lead guitar), Chris Griffiths (bass) and Allen Jones (drums) hunkered down in Studio B at Nashville’s historic Sound Emporium and knocked out the entire album in just 3 days. He then enlisted long time trusted collaborator and Grammy Award winning engineer, Ray Kennedy, to handle the final mixes.

Hoge has never been afraid to wade into political territory, like with 2004’s The America EP (“Bible Vs. Gun,” “Hey Mr. President (Anyone But You)”) or 2012’s Modern American Protest Music (“Ballad of Trayvon Martin,” “Jesus Came to Tennessee”) and the point of this new material is to continue to push Hoge — and his listeners — even further outside of the comfort zone. That meant coming to terms with parts of his own past that he wasn’t proud of. When speaking about the song “Still a Southern Man”, Hoge notes “I grew up in a town where the high school mascot, the Franklin Rebels, had a rebel flag. I was the guy that brought the rebel flag to football games. I thought it was awesome because it was our school,” he remembers. “I was a dumb, small-town, sheltered kid. It never entered my mind that this was racist because I wasn’t racist, so how could this be wrong? I never considered the dark history, It was just a mascot to me, I realized later It was a long, awful nightmare to many others.”

More often than not, though, Hoge puts himself in someone else’s shoes, be it the homeless heartland worker who watched his job prospects head overseas on “My American Dream” or the Mexican immigrant crossing the border to provide for his family on “Illegal Line.” At their core, both songs are about empathy. “At the end of the day, that’s really what folks are after, is just to be treated with some respect. Paired back to back, “My American Dream” and “Illegal Line” form the emotional core of the album, with the latter song taking on all the more significance in light of the heartbreaking separation of families so tragically revealed in the 24-hour news cycle.

He’s grateful for the commercial success and Grammy nominations that songs such as “Even if It Breaks Your Heart” “Middle of America” and “Strong” have received, but even more important than the commercial success is the freedom to stand up for his convictions and put them into his music when the time calls for it. ”If I’m going to alienate folks then I guess it’s doing its job. If they aren’t willing to be challenged, if they don’t like the songs, then don’t buy the record. It’s that simple.”

What’s more, Hoge isn’t the type to talk the talk without walking the walk. He’s an avid activist, lending his time and resources to raise awareness and money for Believe in Service (a Nashville based PAC who supports candidates in 8 key Senate races) and is a member of Everytown for Gun Safety’s Music Council, a part of the Creative Council, founded and chaired by Julianne Moore. His social media pages are a microcosm of sorts for the wider conversations taking place in the world today, as he challenges his fans to not shy away from the important questions that need to be asked.

With My American Dream, Hoge hopes that others will follow his lead, see the world through someone else’s eyes, and maybe — just maybe — begin to fix the mess we’re living in.

Pröwess, Unknown Nobodies, The Grave Rollers & True Lilith
Oct 18 @ 8:30 pm

Pröwess
Unknown Nobodies (Baltimore, MD)
The Grave Rollers
True Lilith

8:30 PM – $10
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https://www.nobodies.xyz
http://tinyurl.com/spotify-un

Join Unknown Nobodies for their Fall Tour 2019 supporting their latest release ‘The Perplexed Sky’.

About:
Unknown Nobodies are an alt/punk duo out of Baltimore, MD that plays like a three-piece. Their newest release ‘The Perplexed Sky’ was produced by J. Robbins (Jawbox), a prominent figure in the legendary DC music scene of the 1980’s. Their live shows are a mix of noise, melody and frustration. As a duo, Jack uses guitars with bass parts built-in, creating distinct bass and guitar sounds into separate amplifiers. Drummer Korey Hershberger sets-up his kit catty-cornered at the front of the stage to directly engage the crowd. Influenced by bands such as The Wipers, Screaming Trees, REM, Agent Orange, Nirvana and the White Stripes, they are often described as ranging from surf punk to garage rock, alternative and even paisley underground.

THE LENNY FEDERAL BAND
Oct 18 @ 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/

49 Winchester with Dean Alexander
Oct 18 @ 10:30 pm
Welcome 49 Winchester with Dean Alexander

49 Winchester

APPALACHIAN SOUL MUSIC

Hailing from the heart of Appalachia in Russell County VA, 49 Winchester’s sound is drenched with blues, soul, southern rock, and country influences. An eclectic blend of musicians from different backgrounds, they have forged out a genre bending sound that is uniquely their own. Lead singer & guitarist Isaac Gibson’s powerful raspy vocals and honest lyrics, supported by a muscled 3 guitar attack, steel guitar, and a rock solid rhythm section provide a sound and spirit laden with emotion, both high and low.

 

Since making their start in late 2013, the young band has released two albums, performed at prestigious venues, and paved their path to being a midlevel festival band after being featured at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Mountain Music Festival, Appalachian Trail Days, Road to LOCKN’ Festival, Nashville Music City Brewer’s Fest, Red Barn Radio, Road to Hoopla, The Howling, Bearded Man’s Music Festival, Rt. 23 Festival, KY RiverJam, & more.

 

Their 2018 sophomore album ‘The Wind’ was self-produced at Bristol VA’s Classic Recording Studio with Mike Stephenson and features driving electric guitars and drums matched with jangling mountain banjo melodies. The 11 poetically straight-forward tracks touch on the topics of despair, love, & self-reflection with emotion & excitement that mirrors the energy of their live performance.

 

“49 WINCHESTER CANNOT BE TIED DOWN. Six years after their inception, the Castlewood, VA quintet are no longer “the new kids on the block”, and have inspired a wave of young bands in their region with their seamless fusion of rock&roll, country, and blues, and with their infallible DIY approach to everything surrounding their music.”

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Dean Alexander

Dean Alexander writes about himself, spinning a rich (and, at times, tragic) backstory into raw, rugged roots music laced with dark humor, bright melodies, and instrumentation that splits the difference between 1970s folk-rock and modern-day Americana.

 

A singular character who’s as proudly left-of-center as his own songs, Alexander shines a light on his traumas and triumphs with his full-length debut, Devil Man’s Blues. Don’t mistake him for a rookie, though. He’s a time-tested survivor of Nashville’s music industry, having earned his stripes as a Gibson Guitar luthier, Lower Broadway performer, major-label artist, and A-list songwriter long before embracing his independence with Devil Man’s Blues. Released in October 2019, the album pairs Alexander with other singular solo artists of his generation — Todd Snider, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and Lillie Mae, all of whom make appearances on the album — while carving out the singer’s own signature corner of the roots-music world.

 

‘You have to give up everything, or you get nothing,’ says Alexander, who reaches deep into his own past for Devil Man’s Blues’ inspiration. It’s a past that’s complexly checkered, involving everything from the loss of his parents — both of whom passed away when he was still a child — to his subsequent raising at the hands of his deeply-religious grandparents, who brought Alexander up in an environment that prized faith over freedom. The album’s title track, with its slide guitar swampiness and talking-blues delivery, tells the true-life story of Alexander’s nightly escapes from his grandparents’ window, guitar in hand, to play songs at the nearby Oscar’s Bar and Grill in rural West Virginia. Those were his first gigs, filled with Hank Williams covers and Jerry Jeff Walker classics. Other songs reach back even further; ‘Paint Chips,’ with its slow-motion saunter and double-handed doses of black humor, finds Alexander wondering if his father fed him ‘chips dipped in paint’ as a child, while the acoustic ‘A Breath Away’ touches upon the last conversation the pair ever had. On ‘Death Angel Sympathy,’ he even commiserates with the Grim Reaper, knowing that the scythe-carrying skeleton is just doing his job…

I’m excited to be part of Dean’s first album. I love hearing it and think other people will too. I think people will dig his live shows. Dean’s the real deal. Check him out.

— Todd Snider

Oct
19
Sat
Jimmie Allen
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm

The epitome of the phrase “persistence pays off,” Jimmie Allen laid it all on the line to make his dreams a reality. Now signed to BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records, Allen’s debut single “Best Shot” is a certified hit. Allen just released his hotly-anticipated debut album, Mercury Lane, named in tribute to the street he grew up on and the origin of his incredible journey. Featuring a cutting-edge mix of country, rock, R&B, and pop, Mercury Lane draws upon the influence his family and small-town upbringing of the critically-acclaimed rising star.

The Southern Delaware native’s talent for songwriting is undeniable, having written a song that was featured in a Super Bowl commercial and appearing in a Diet Coke ad with megastar Taylor Swift.

ELECTROHEX w/ DJ PRICE presents DEATH EATERS BALL
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm

ELECTROHEX with Dj Price proudly presents DEATH EATERS BALL
Both Pure Blood and Muggle Born are Welcome

BAR OPENS AT 4:00 PM / SHOW STARTS AT 9:00 PM / AGES 18 & UP WELCOME / NO ONE ADMITTED WITHOUT VALID PHOTO ID
$7 in advance / $7 day of show (+$2 surcharge for under 21, collected at the door)

ABBEY ROAD LIVE! 50th Anniversary of ‘Abbey Road’
Oct 19 @ 9:00 pm

‘one of the world’s premier Beatles cover bands”
-US News and World Report

‘unquestionably expert at what they do”
-Indyweek
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50 years ago, as Woodstock became the defining moment of the ‘60s generation, the Beatles recorded and released their own crown jewel: Abbey Road, their final and most iconic studio album. The image of John, Paul George and Ringo walking the London crosswalk is perhaps the most famous album cover of all time.

Come and experience some Beatles magic as Abbey Road LIVE! delivers its signature performance: the entire Abbey Road album, start-to-finish. Featuring classics such as Come Together, Here Comes The Sun and the epic “side 2 medley”, Abbey Road has been widely recognized as the Fab Four’s finest musical work. And the album performance will be just part of the evening: fans will be treated to a second set of Beatles tunes spanning the band’s 8-year, 200 song career.

Abbey Road LIVE! is not your typical look-alike Beatle tribute act. Don’t expect mop-top wigs and phony British accents. Rather, this band is about bringing some of the more complex Beatles music to life in a raw & spirited fashion, while remaining true to the original recordings.

And the band’s creative exuberance is infectious. At a typical Abbey Road LIVE! show, audiences young and old can found gleefully singing along with every word, many relishing the chance to hear this monumental music performed live — something the Beatles themselves never did, as they stopped touring in 1966, before much their best music was released.

www.AbbeyRoadLive.com

MIKE STRAUSS BAND
Oct 19 @ 9:00 pm

For over 10 years, Mike Strauss has been a prominent character in the Charlotte music scene. Throughout the years, Mike has put together an impressive catalog of rural rock featuring songs described as warm, lyrical and gritty.

Appearing in different incarnations, the Mike Strauss band consists of a core trio along with 4 other members that assemble the ‘big band.’

SHAMARR ALLEN
Oct 19 @ 9:00 pm

SHAMARR ALLEN

Hailed by star drummer Bob French as “the new coming of his era,” Allen recently snapped up a 2008 Big Easy Award for best emerging artist and plans to exceed the expectation with a forthcoming release which promises a musical arrangement that breaks the mold of conventional brass.

 

Allen’s freshman CD ‘Meet me On Frenchman Street’ took a modern approach to traditional Jazz and produced an instant classic with the title track. But Allen doesn’t stop there.

 

His rock/funk/hip-hop band, The Underdawgs is set to release their debut CD in April of 2009, aptly entitled, ‘Box Who In?’ A bold statement against being categorized under any one genre, the widely anticipated release promises a radical departure from Frenchman Street and takes listeners back to where Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis left off.

 

‘Meet me On Frenchman Street’ was an homage to the storied past of New Orleans; ‘Box Who In?’ is a vision of its future. The tracks are representative of what’s here and now, with an insight into the man behind the horn. ‘The title of the CD is how I feel,’ says Allen and ‘I will not be put into the box of a particular style of music. Maybe one day I will want to do a country record and I don’t want to feel limited in any situation.’

 

 
Oct
20
Sun
Hazy Sunday
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

back patio style – hazy vibes – max chill
every first & third sunday

(Enter through the alley)

PINK TALKING FISH
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm

PINK TALKING FISH – A fusion of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads & Phish

Pink Talking Fish is a Hybrid Tribute Fusion Act that takes the music from three of the world’s most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music.

Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish are all more than just bands… they are Phenomenons. Their creations have artistically inspired people and their mind-blowing live performances have brought people together to form a special sense of community around the love for their favorite band.

Although the music from each act is different, Pink Talking Fish has discovered that fusing the material together creates an amazing story. The epic emotion of Pink Floyd…. The funky, danceable layerings of The Talking Heads…. The multitude of styles, unique compositional structures and pure fun of Phish…. to merge these three into one gives music lovers a special experience.

Pink Talking Fish features Eric Gould on bass, Richard James on keyboards, Zack Burwick on drums and Cal Kehoe on guitar. This is a band created by musicians who love the music of these acts. It’s purpose is to heighten people’s passion for this music by creating something fresh and exciting for fans.

Discovering connections is part of the fun: Pink Floyd’s ‘On The Run’ seamlessly fitting in the middle of the composition of Phish’s ‘You Enjoy Myself’. Perfectly placing Phish’s ‘Sand’ into the groove of The Talking Head’s ‘Slippery People’. Segued collections from all three acts such as Run Like Hell > Making Flippy Floppy > Piper > Run Like Hell or Mike’s Song > Have A Cigar > Once In A Lifetime > Weekapaug Groove. These ideas are the spirit behind Pink Talking Fish.

The story is ever evolving. The experience is always exciting. Come join Pink Talking Fish for the ultimate fusion tribute and celebrate the love of this music in unique fashion.

THE BLACK LILLIES with DAVID TAYLOR AND THE TALLBOYS
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm

Known for their captivating blend of rock & roll and country, The Black Lillies have become one of Americana music’s biggest success stories: an internationally-renowned band of roots-rockers, armed with songs that blur the boundaries between genres. They are a mainstay on radio and album sales charts, with a sound that is as powerful in the quieter moments as it is explosive during the jubilant ones. The band’s pared down configuration has resulted in a bigger, deeper sound built on undeniable chemistry, lush three-part harmonies, and instrumental virtuosity with a funky edge.  

Their new album Stranger to Me was an immediate critical and fan success, debuting at #5 on the Billboard Folk/Americana chart, #9 on the Billboard Current Country chart, and #61 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart – no small feat for a band that eschews record labels in order to remain independent and in control of their sound. And what a sound it is: built on the foundation of the familiar roots rock of some of the greatest bands of the past, but altogether fresh, modern, sharp; swirling with psychedelic overtones, torch ballad longing, and an indie rock edge.

www.theblacklillies.com

DAVID TAYLOR AND THE TALLBOYS

Start Time: 8:00

David Taylor has nothing to do with the fact that he has a band; he just got lucky one night. Having been a solo singer/song-writer for several years in the Charlotte music scene, David has built up quite the catalog of songs. He has performed throughout the Charlotte area, and he self-released a solo EP titled Texas Heat in July 2018.

David Taylor & The Tallboys were born after several beers and an impromptu jam session on a Monday night with the help of friends Gersh Godwin on bass, and Jason Cline on lead guitar. Wes Hamilton joined the party on pedal steel guitar, and Matt Sloop filled out the lineup on drums. The Tallboys take David’s songs and turn them into twangy rock-n-roll tunes that make you want to dance, stomp your feet, and cry at the same time. 

Despite only having been a band since early 2019, David Taylor & The Tallboys have already started making waves in the music scene. They have played at local festivals, house parties, and venues such as The Evening Muse, Snug Harbor, and The Pour House.

Known for their captivating blend of rock & roll and country, The Black Lillies have become one of Americana music’s biggest success stories: an internationally-renowned band of roots-rockers, armed with songs that blur the boundaries between genres. They are a mainstay on radio and album sales charts, with a sound that is as powerful in the quieter moments as it is explosive during the jubilant ones. The band’s pared down configuration has resulted in a bigger, deeper sound built on undeniable chemistry, lush three-part harmonies, and instrumental virtuosity with a funky edge.  

Their new album Stranger to Me was an immediate critical and fan success, debuting at #5 on the Billboard Folk/Americana chart, #9 on the Billboard Current Country chart, and #61 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart – no small feat for a band that eschews record labels in order to remain independent and in control of their sound. And what a sound it is: built on the foundation of the familiar roots rock of some of the greatest bands of the past, but altogether fresh, modern, sharp; swirling with psychedelic overtones, torch ballad longing, and an indie rock edge.

www.theblacklillies.com

 


DAVID TAYLOR AND THE TALLBOYS

Start Time: 8:00

David Taylor has nothing to do with the fact that he has a band; he just got lucky one night. Having been a solo singer/song-writer for several years in the Charlotte music scene, David has built up quite the catalog of songs. He has performed throughout the Charlotte area, and he self-released a solo EP titled Texas Heat in July 2018.

David Taylor & The Tallboys were born after several beers and an impromptu jam session on a Monday night with the help of friends Gersh Godwin on bass, and Jason Cline on lead guitar. Wes Hamilton joined the party on pedal steel guitar, and Matt Sloop filled out the lineup on drums. The Tallboys take David’s songs and turn them into twangy rock-n-roll tunes that make you want to dance, stomp your feet, and cry at the same time. 

Despite only having been a band since early 2019, David Taylor & The Tallboys have already started making waves in the music scene. They have played at local festivals, house parties, and venues such as The Evening Muse, Snug Harbor, and The Pour House. 

www.davidtaylormusic.net

 

Art rock meets jangle pop and america at the Skylark Social Club
Oct 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
10/20 @ 8:30 pm, $7
Skylark Social Club, 2131 Central Ave
  1. Bob Fleming and the Cambria Iron Company: Americana punk riding a fixed gear across the countryside (Greensboro)
  2. Beloved Binge : Jangle pop hooks for misfits (Philly): https://linktr.ee/belovedbinge
  3. Swansgate : Art rock channeling pop on a ouija board you dusted off from psychedelia’s closet

Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/2301273713333062/

Swansgate, Beloved Binge, and Bob Fleming & the Cambria Iron Co
Oct 20 @ 8:30 pm

Swansgate: Art rock channeling pop on a ouija board you dusted off from psychedelia’s closet

Beloved Binge: Jangle pop hooks for misfits (Philly)

Bob Fleming and the Cambria Iron Company: Americana punk riding a fixed gear across the countryside (Greensboro)

All this for 7$

OMARI & THE HELLHOUNDS
Oct 20 @ 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.

Oct
21
Mon
Country Music Monday at Hattie’s
Oct 21 @ 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

FALL LUAU w/ DON TELLING’S ISLAND MYSTERIES, DEAD SEA $CRILLA, WILD TREES & SANGRE CABRONA
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm

a fundraiser for Jonathan Hughes & the Hughes family, featuring live music by Don Telling’s Island Mysteries, Dead Sea Scrilla, Wild Trees & Sangre Cabrona (Claudio Rafael of Chócala, Patabamba, Lxs Ortiz & Foxchase)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21st 2019
8:00 PM DOORS / 9:00 PM SHOW / AGES 18 & UP WELCOME / NO ONE ADMITTED WITHOUT VALID PHOTO IDENTIFICATION
$7 in advance / $7 day of show (+$2 surcharge for under 21, collected at the door)

Find Your Muse Open Mic
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 8:30 pm – Oct 22 @ 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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