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Feb
13
Wed
Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Feb 13 @ 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.

VHS Collection
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm

VHS Collection is a band from New York City known for high energy live performances and a distinct alt-rock, electronic, and disco-influenced sound.  The band released their debut LP in November 2018 and will embark on a 24 date North American tour in 2019.  Independent and self managed from day one, VHS Collection has organically built a loyal fanbase that has led to over 100 million streams, festival performances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Gov Ball, and sold out shows around the country. 

VHS’s three core members have played music together for most of their lives. James Bohannon and Conor Cook went to middle school together in New York City, while James went to high school with Nils Vanderlip where they started their first band. 

In 2015 VHS formed, based initially around home recordings which the band posted on Soundcloud. VHS began performing around NYC’s lower east side rock clubs, eventually selling out several shows at the Mercury Lounge that year. In 2015, they released their debut EP whose lead single ‘Lean’ rose to #8 on the Spotify Viral charts. In 2016, VHS released Stereo Hype, which included the indie hit “Waiting on the Summer.’ VHS performed at their first major festivals that year including Lollapalooza and ACL.  The band continued to release singles and tour leading up to the release of their debut LP Retrofuturism in November 2019.  Featuring the singles ONE, Animal, and Sign, Retrofuturism was recorded over a year and a half in NYC, London, and Los Angeles.  The band worked closely with producers Chris Zane (Passion Pit, St. Lucia) and Tony Hoffer (M83, Phoenix, Beck) on the record.

Hectorina w/ Patois Counselors, Salt Palace
Feb 13 @ 10:00 pm

Hectorina: WE ARE HECTORINA. HECTORINA IS OUR NAME
Patois Counselors: Gangster NC post-punk pop, featuring members of Yardwork, Calabi Yau, HRVRD, Brain F
Salt Palace: 
we used to be Honey Duchess then that changed. 

Feb
14
Thu
Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Feb 14 @ 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
Feb 14 @ 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.

Feb
15
Fri
Pierce Edens, Dirty Grass Players
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm

Over the last ten years, Pierce Edens has been drawing on his Appalachian songwriting roots and blending them with the grungy rock and roll sounds that took him in his teenage years. The result is a haunting and fiery mixture that is notoriously hard to pin down. Allmusic.com classifies Edens as both “Folk-Rock” and “psychedelic-grunge,” and No Depression writer Bill Kopp says “[He] could just as easily- and accurately- be tagged with the singer/songwriter label; He’s a gritty troubadour who takes what he needs from each style, blending and bending it to suit the needs of his songs.”

Or, as Fred Mills state in Blurt Magazine, “Somewhere up there in the hills of western North Carolina a lot of bodies are buried, and Pierce Edens is the man with the locations. There’s no evidence that a cop, D.A. or judge can bring forth, mind you, but he clearly knows something; you can hear it in his twisted, tortured vocal bray […] a soulful-yet-serrated instrument that conveys far more than even its owner might intend.”

Now, in his fifth fully independent album (Stripped Down Gussied Up), Edens has taken his singular voice back home to his studio in Western North Carolina to bury some more bodies. This album witnesses Edens stripping down the instrumentation to simply the vocals, percussion, and guitar, alongside his long time band-mate Kevin Reese accompanying with lead guitar, mandolin, and occasional banjo for a handful of genre-bending songs. Stripped Down Gussied Up delivers Edens’ signature sound as it should be heard; intimate and atmospheric, glittery, gritty, and raw.

Junkyard, Charlie Bonnett III and the Folkin’ Gasholes
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm

Eleven songs — raucous, blues-based, uncompromising — mark a triumphant return for ‘Hollywood’ rockers JUNKYARD on their first official album in 26 years via Acetate Records.

While odds and sods have been released over the decades, ‘High Water’ is a firm statement of the band’s 2017, and onward, intent. As singer and founding member David Roach explains, in recent years, JUNKYARD had a blast playing ‘reunion’ shows, which quickly turned into mini-tours through Spain and packed gigs across America. New songs began percolating, and JUNKYARD began writing.

‘I had no grand illusions of a magnum opus, or that we’d try and recreate what we were 25 years ago,’ Roach states. ‘This album is not a departure; it’s a rock ‘n’ roll record from JUNKYARD with songs about life, love, regret, addiction and memories.’

JUNKYARD, who hit MTV and radio hard with their self-titled 1989 Geffen Records debut and singles ‘Hollywood’ and ‘Simple Man’, cement the authenticity their first two records on ‘High Water’, such blunt songs as the soul-searching of ‘Cut From The Same Cloth’ to ‘We Fuck Like We Fight’ (politely abbreviated as ‘WFLWF’ for the politically correct) going down as easy as an aged Kentucky bourbon.

The band members are straight ahead guys, but ‘High Water’ has a few shades of meaning. Guitarist Tim Mosher explains: ‘It could be interpreted more than one way — like a ‘high water mark’ or the old phrase come ‘hell or high water,’ or with the image of the bottle on our CD cover, the actual ‘high water,’ aka booze!’ ‘High Water’ also boasts writing and lead guitar credits from Brian Baker, a JUNKYARD founding member who played with the band more than 25 years, but now plays his trade full time with BAD RELIGION. On the road, JUNKYARD are joined by Jimmy James (THE HANGMEN), with founding member Pat Muzingo and bassist Todd Muscat, who joined the band in 1991, rounding out the lineup.

‘The JUNKYARD sound is a pretty classic one: big guitars and drums with David spilling his guts on top,’ says Mosher, who produced the album. We wanted ‘High Water’ to sound loose and live, so as far as production goes we weren’t trying to re- invent the wheel, just deliver the songs in the best light we could, then mix in some big riffs and throaty vocals and that’s ‘YARD.’

Sinners & Saints, Blue Cactus, Vilai Harrington & The Hamptons
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm

Sinners & Saints
Shit Kickin, Whiskey Drinkin, Sweet Lovin
http://www.sinnersandsaintsmusic.com

Blue Cactus
Modern cosmic country duo Blue Cactus supplements their twang with soaring, space-rock-inspired guitars, while rich harmonies steeped in twang keep their tunes rooted on solid honky tonk ground. Based out of Chapel Hill, NC, Blue Cactus is led by long-time collaborators Steph Stewart and Mario Arnez, who create songs that range from gritty honky tonk to heartbreaking balladry.
http://www.bluecactusmusic.com

Vilai Harrington & The Hamptones
Sand Hill Rag, Americana, Country

Permanent Vacation’s Elevator Jay, Jaboi B Rab and A-Huf
Feb 15 @ 10:00 pm
Permanent Vacation’s Elevator Jay, Jaboi B Rab and A-Huf present an Ode To Southern Rap of All Eras
Permanent Vacation: DEEP FRIED FAMILY ~ Est. 2010 Work hard & party hard w/ the intent to get that P/V…
Michael Tracy Band
Feb 15 @ 10:30 pm

Michael Tracy combines straightforward American Rock and Roll with poignant lyrical themes, reminiscent of Rock Singer/Songwriters like Tom Petty & Bob Seger but with a modern edge that hints of The Killers. The 2018 Charlotte Queen City Award Winner (Best Rock Artist) has released four studio albums, and together with his band has been invited to be supporting act for classic rock heavy weights like Bon Jovi , Poison, George Thorogood, Styx, Foreigner, Don Felder, Jefferson Starship, Dokken, Marshall Tucker Band, & Foghat. Michael released his new album Still Got Soul on November 17, 2017, recorded in Los Angeles with producer/co-writer Sahaj Ticotin. Michael’s latest effort is his most ambitious yet, representing an artist who has clearly found his voice and a ‘lane’ to call his own.

Feb
16
Sat
4th Ave, Rayla, Aja9
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm

4th Ave (also known as 4A) is an American boy band composed of Jaden Gray, Camry Jackson, Mikey Jimenez and Marcus Pendelton. Four vocalists from ABC’s reality television music competition series Boy Band. Hosted by Rita Ora, and ‘architects’ Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, the Spice Girls’ Emma Bunton, and Timbaland

Rising Stars Day Party & Concert Showcase
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm

Saturday February 16th the Rising Stars take over Charlotte NC’s Noda district at The Evening Muse. Featured acts include some of the best up and coming hip hop, r&b, neo-soul, and jazz performers! Come check out one of the most versatile, intriguing and innovative concerts of the year. The show runs from 2pm to 6pm and includes performances from Chynna Vonne, Venomiss, Ms. Backwoodz, Nate Stevens, QC Queen Quintessa, Mr.910, Will P, Young Blaza, Rob 704, Crown Chaz, Chels, Raymond Gassaway, Recee, Young Cujo and many more. 

The winner of this Rising Stars Concert Showcase will receive $1,000 in prizes along with a headlining spot during CIAA weekend to help boost their music career. The winner is based off a panel of judges along with the crowd.

Erin Enderlin, Brooke McBride
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm

When Erin Enderlin writes a song, more is born than melody and rhyme. Women and men leap from her music, as fully formed and real as we are, all blood and sweat, living, loving, killing, and dying.

“I love story songs,” Enderlin says from her home in Nashville. “It’s amazing to me how in just three minutes, you can create a whole character who wasn’t there before that you can really see and even understand.”

Enderlin has taken that love of story songs and upped the ante: her new album Whiskeytown Crier puts all the sad souls she’s grown so fond of singing and writing about in the same small, fictional city––Whiskeytown. She explains that the second half of the title is a nod to “a newspaper and the old town criers that used to deliver the news.” Over forlorn steel and haunting fiddle, the town’s secrets are exposed, sometimes with a sense of foreboding that nods to the Louvin Brothers, other times with an empathetic sadness that recalls Reba singing “Fancy.”

With the exception of half of one duet, all of the perspectives offered on Whiskeytown Crier are female. The result is unprecedented: a concept album devoted to women’s experiences in small town, America––and an inspired musical echo of William Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County.

“He’s one of my favorite writers,” Enderlin says of Faulkner. “As I Lay Dying blew my mind because that was the first book I read that changed characters from chapter to chapter. At first you don’t realize it––Faulkner doesn’t say, ‘Okay, now it’s going to be someone new talking.’ He just does it. And it was so amazing to me that just by using different words, he could make you see so clearly through the eyes of a different person.”

Enderlin has helped listeners see through other’s eyes for years. She is the writer behind award-winning songs “Monday Morning Church” by Alan Jackson and “Last Call” by Lee Ann Womack, critically acclaimed “You Don’t Know Jack” by Luke Bryan, and a host of other songs for Randy Travis, Terri Clark, Joey + Rory, Tyler Farr, Tara Thompson, Muscadine Bloodline, and more. As an artist, her 2011 eponymous debut earned praise from Billboard, American Songwriter, and others, and led to shows with Willie Nelson, Marty Stuart, Kip Moore, Terri Clark, and more. 

Enderlin has also emerged as one of those artists other artists are listening to. Merle Haggard dubbed Enderlin a “wonderful singer,” while Miranda Lambert calls her a “badass.” “She’s a great writer and singer,” Lee Ann Womack says. “I’m always excited to hear her stuff.”

CASPA, The Widdler, Deez, Makak b2b Grime Theory, Jay Kell
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm

UK bass pioneer, DJ, label owner, ex-pro basketball player, straight talking dubstep champion, dopest ghost: Caspa can be introduced in many ways. But the best is through his beats. His decade-deep discography has dented dances since dubstep’s earliest chapters. Over three studio albums, four mix compilations, 30+ singles and many high-profile remixes including Depeche Mode, The Prodigy, Deadmau5, Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia, Grand Puba, Ludacris, Miike Snow and TC, his precision heavyweight productions have been released on eminent labels such as Digital Soundboy and Tempa as well as his own influential imprints DubPolice and Subsoldiers. Both iconic dubstep brands that have played a major role in the worldwide dubstep phenomenon and boasted the earliest work of some of the scene’s most respected creative artists like L-Wiz, Subscape, The Others, Emalkay and Caspa’s partner in grime Rusko. 

DJ-wise he’s just as renowned: West London to Cape Town via USA, Australia, India and beyond, Caspa demonstrates how uncompromised club dynamics can work from some of the world’s most iconic festival stages (Glastonbury, Sonar, EDC Vegas, Dour Festival) to some of the world’s most respected club institutions such as Fabric whose mix CD series featured his and Rusko’s era-defining, generation-inspiring ‘Fabriclive 37’ album. 

Fast forward: Caspa continues to innovate at the heart of UK bass culture. From 2014’s lean, molten back-to-basics ‘500’ concept to 2017’s sub-stacked ‘Vibrations’ series by way of his and Rusko’s rule-wrecking slew of genre-burning EPs and well into the future, Caspa continues to push the music he lives his life for in many ways. But the best has yet to come.

Mardis Gras at Petra’s, with Zydeco Ya Ya Band, Carolina Gator Gumbo, Molly Brown Kim
Feb 16 @ 9:00 pm

ZYDECO Ya Ya Band of Asheville
CAROLINA GATOR GUMBO & special guest, 
MOLLY BROWN KIM & her trombone!

This Mardi Gras celebration is not to be missed!

Freaquency 360 presents Superstar Soundwave w/ DJ MASEO (from De La Soul)
Feb 16 @ 10:00 pm

Freaquency360 presents:
SUPERSTAR SOUNDWAVE

Get ready for funk, soul, hip-hop and grooves from yesterday, today and beyond. Be ready to dance your ass off!!
We will also be celebrating Blow your Head co-founder and Freaquency360 affiliate Jah Freedom’s Birthday !!!
We along with our partners at Kompleks Creative ( Durham, NC ) are here to bring you a series of incredible DJs and dope parties to the Carolinas. Why ? Because you are not an All Star this weekend you are a SUPERSTAR everyday !!
See you there!

DJ Maseo: Producer / DJ / part-time MC Vincent Mason a.k.a Maseo a.k.a Plug 3 from iconic hiphop group De La Soul quietly maintains a key spot in hiphop history. De La Soul burst onto the scene and innovated hiphop by colouring outside the lines, sampling a diverse array of untouched, previously unsampled artists such as The Turtles, Hall & Oates, and Steely Dan on their critically acclaimed debut ‘3 Feet High & Rising.’ They have been a catalyst for other important acts in hiphop history as they helped introduce to world to Mos Def, helped propel a Tribe Called Quest with ‘Buddy’, and were among the first major acts to work with deceased hiphop icon J-Dilla on a major single (when he was known as Jay Dee). De La is perhaps the ‘oldest’ functioning hiphop group to still truly maintain credibility while not having ‘fell off’ as they continue to stay relevant collaborating with Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, MF Doom, Ghostface Killah, Roc Marciano and Madlib among others. Their ‘downtime’ music release within the gap of their their most recent albums (2003 and 2016) was also innovative; put out by Nike, who also released a De La Soul limited edition Dunk sneaker which sold out at retail immediately and can now be found on Ebay for upwards of $500. Their biggest song to date came from left field somewhat: Damon Albarn from Blur was such a fan that he enlisted De La to participate on his 2nd Gorillaz album which gave birth to ‘Feel Good Inc’ – the biggest single ever for both De La and Gorillaz. The track was featured on a massive Ipod worldwide TV campaign and won both acts a Grammy the same night as their ensemble Grammy performance which also included Madonna. De La toured with Gorillaz worldwide where Damon would have entire stadiums chant Maseo’s name to prompt his now infamous demented laugh to start off the performance of ‘Feel Good Inc’ and Maseo was often found DJ’ing at the afterparties. De La’s long-anticipated new Crowd-funded album broke a Kickstarter record and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Rap Chart; as well, it was nominated for a Grammy Award. It features appearances by Snoop Dogg, David Byrne, Damon Albarn, Little Dragon, 2Chainz & more.
Like their album debut, Maseo’s DJ’ing – while rooted in Hiphop – is a diverse journey through all of his musical loves – Disco, Funk, Soul, 80’s, Old School and more.

Kil Ripkin:Kil Ripkin (Akil S. El) is an Moorish American rapper/producer born New York, raised in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. Groomed under the tutelage of singer songwriter, producer and engineer Don Newkirk his music turned the head of DJ Premier, which laid the foundation for a long standing relationship for his crew The Coalescence.

Kil’s latest full-length album Medulla Oblongata Rap (M.O.R.) 8 on Torae’s (Barrel Brothers, Revolt TV, SiriusXM) Internal Affairs Records (in association with Soulspazm), is a conceptual work of art detailing the fall of man and a the re-birth process.
Blow Your Head:“Blow Your Head!” DJs Flock of Slagles and Jah Freedom spin  vinyl sets of Funk, Soul, Boogie, Disco, House, Rare Groove and much more !!

King Myers, Valley Gawd, Lil Wo, Thurdii
Feb 16 @ 10:30 pm

Born December 31st, 1994 in Long Island, New York, King Myers has been making a name for himself within the hip-hop hierarchy collaborating with artists from today’s generation like Young Thug & Dave East, to collaborating with legends like Rakim & Erick Sermon. Conscious raps & controversial lyrical attack helped King Myers make national headlines with his anti-police brutality record ‘Amerikkka’, after being pulled over during a traffic stop & rapping a verse from the record to the cop, & ultimately being let away. Myers then proceeded to follow it up with the controversial track, , which drew media attention from the likes of Billboard, CNN, TMZ, BBC, and countless others.

Feb
17
Sun
The Spongetones–Post-Valentine’s Day Relationship Songs
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm

The Spongetones formed in 1979 as an American power pop band from Charlotte, NC. Heavily influenced by the British Invasion, the Spongetones continued the musical genre through acclaimed original songwriting, jangle pop riffs, and lilting vocals of Beatlesque quality. Notable shows include CBGB’s, P. B. Scott’s Music Hall, WBCY-108 FM show with Nicky Hopkins, and Tokyo 2009. They were also commissioned to write and record a World News Now polka for ABC World News Now, which aired for many years, along with their song, “Skinny”.

The Foxies
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm

The Foxies are a 4 piece alternative rock band based in Nashville, TN and led by the charismatic front woman Julia Bullock. Featured on NOW That’s What I Call Music: 63, The Foxies are quickly becoming Nashville favorites, with performances at Bonnaroo 2018, Live on The Green 2018 and an impressive 225 final ticket count at the 200 cap High Watt, its first headline play at a major Nashville venue, in summer 2018. Slick but heartfelt and authentic, The Foxies offer a real party you can both dance and listen to.

Feb
18
Mon
In Flames
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm

In Flames is a Swedish heavy metal band, which was formed by guitarist Jesper Strömblad in 1990 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Along with At the Gates and Dark Tranquillity, In Flames is responsible for developing the genres known as Swedish death metal and melodic death metal.

Aaron Carter, Justin Stone, Rookie of the Year
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm

Aaron Carter became an international pop sensation with several multi-platinum albums and countless chart-topping singles before adulthood. His first album, Aaron Carter went 5x platinum. His second album, Aaron’s Party released in 2000, went quadruple platinum, followed by two more triple platinum album releases. Dabbling in film and television, Aaron appeared on popular TV series including “Lizzie McGuire”, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”, and “7th Heaven”. Films include “Ella Enchanted”, “PopStar” and “Supercross”. Aaron also appeared in the Broadway show, “The Fantastiks” and joined the cast of ABC’s hit competition series “Dancing With The Stars”. Now in 2018, Aaron is returning to his music roots with his first album in 15 years.

Find Your Muse Open Mic
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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

YNW Melly
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm

YNW Melly, is an American rapper from Florida. Currently signed to Young Thug’s YSL Records.[YNW Melly, is an American rapper from Florida. Currently signed to Young Thug’s YSL Records.

Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Feb 18 @ 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.

 

Knocturnal
Feb 18 @ 10:00 pm

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

Feb
19
Tue
Miss Saigon: The Musical
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon, from the creators of Les Misérables. In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son. This new production features stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score featuring Broadway hits including “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” and “Last Night of the World.”

 
 
Anderson.Paak & the Free Nationals
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm

Brandon Paak Anderson, better known by his stage name Anderson Paak (usually styled as Anderson .Paak), is an American singer, rapper, and producer from Oxnard, California. Paak released his debut album, O.B.E. Vol.1 in 2012 under the name Breezy Lovejoy. He released Venice on October 28, 2014 as Anderson .Paak. which was followed by Malibu, on January 15, 2016.

Michael Glablicki of Rusted Root, Dirk Miller
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm

Rusted Root, the multi-platinum band out of Pittsburgh, evolved around front-man Michael Glabicki’s distinct sound and grew into a musical entity that has thrived in a non-genre specific category all its own. 

In addition to the two decades with Rusted Root, Glabicki is exploring new sounds and opening new doors with his solo career. He has started touring nationally as a duo with Rusted Root’s guitar player, Dirk Miller, and explains that although he has his roots with Rusted Root, this show is very different. Live, both Michael and Dirk play acoustic and electric and Michael often adds rhythm with a kick drum – creating a much fuller sound and energy than you find with a traditional duo.

A multifaceted musician, producer and songwriter, Glabicki’s talents are unique and extremely uplifting. His duo tour dates and new music are extensions of his creative talent, and while the show still features many Rusted Roots hits, it also provides a look into the mind of Glabicki through stories and songs yet to be released.

Open Jam with the Smokin’ Js
Feb 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Come to Smokey Joe’s for rustic drinks-only, live music, big TVs & pool tables in relaxed, kitsch-filled digs. Show what you got at our Open Mic nights! 
 
 
Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 10:30 pm

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

Feb
20
Wed
Alan Walker
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

Alan Olav Walker (born 24 August 1997) is a Norwegian DJ and record producer, born in Northampton, United Kingdom. He is best known for his 2015 single ‘Faded’, which received platinum certifications in over 10 countries.

Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Feb 20 @ 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.

Jukebox Rehab
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm

Jukebox Rehab is a country music band based out of Winston Salem, North Carolina. Formed in the fall of 2017, ‘JBR’ has quickly made a name for themselves across the Eastern US. The group is now positioned to be one of the top country artists to watch in 2019. With a unique blend of radio ready originals and a total rehab of modern country hits, 80s-90s Classic Country hits and everything in between, Jukebox Rehab delivers an incredible live show that showcases their unparalleled southern grown harmonies.

Miss Saigon: The Musical
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon, from the creators of Les Misérables. In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son. This new production features stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score featuring Broadway hits including “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” and “Last Night of the World.”

 
 
Nightly
Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm

Nightly are Nashville based cousins, Jonathan Capeci and Joey Beretta. Over the past two years Nightly released their debut honest EP, headlined their first tour & supported The Night Game, The Struts, and K.Flay on tour. Nightly have amassed over 7 million streams across all digital streaming partners on their hit song, “XO” and followed that up with the release of “Talk To Me.” Most recently Nightly released the song “Miss You Like Hell” off their forthcoming EP and hit the road with NF. Nightly is currently working on their debut album for Interscope Records.

Hectorina, with Gardeners, Brut Beat
Feb 20 @ 10:00 pm

Hectorina: WE ARE HECTORINA. HECTORINA IS OUR NAME
Gardeners: gardeners is a new music group from rock hill, sc
Wieuca: Post-sensualness outta Athens

Feb
21
Thu
The Jazz Room: Adrian Crutchfield
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm

Queen City’s native son Adrian Crutchfield celebrates the smooth sounds of the legendary groove master, saxophonist Grover Washington Jr.  Crutchfield and his band will perform music from across Washington’s career, from his Grammy Award winning album Winelight to his popular 70’s classic Mister Magic.

Second performance at 8:15 p.m.

Miss Saigon: The Musical
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon, from the creators of Les Misérables. In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son. This new production features stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score featuring Broadway hits including “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” and “Last Night of the World.”

 
 
Songs From the Road Band
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm

Songs From The Road Band is Charles Humphrey III (bass), Ryan Cavanaugh (banjo), Mark Schimick (mandolin), Sam Wharton (guitar), and James Schlender (fiddle). These veteran acoustic musicians have collectively received top accolades in the bluegrass, Americana, and jazz genres. Once primarily an album recording band, Songs From The Road Band has emerged as one of the heaviest touring bands in the country since March 2018. They are currently touring in support of their number one Americana, Bluegrass, and Classic Country chart-topping album Road To Nowhere. They are proud to call both Asheville, NC and Nashville, TN home. 

Cavanaugh has made his long-awaited return to bluegrass after 10 years touring the world with some of the best living jazz players. He is an acoustic pioneer on the five-string banjo and is considered one of the best banjo players in the world. Humphrey, a member of the NC Music Hall of Fame and a Grammy-winning songwriter and producer, received the International Bluegrass Music Association’s entertainer of the year award in 2011. Schimick’s signature high harmonies and energetic mandolin licks have pushed him to the top of the progressive and jamgrass scene alongside legends Larry Keel, Vassar Clements, and Tony Rice. Wharton is an award-winning singer and guitar picker who honed his chops in Telluride, CO Schlender, a two-time National fiddle award recipient, is one of the top five string fiddlers in the world, with a background in contest, classical, and jazz. The Road Band delivers a one-of-a-kind show, featuring original songs from their four studio albums and crowd favorites from all musical genres. The band is known for their improvisational jams and light show, providing an engaging, high-energy experience for audiences around the country

Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Africa Unplugged
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm

When you think of New Orleans, the city’s foremost flambeaux-lit traditions of Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street, voodoo, Po’ boys, beads, gumbo, and second line undoubtedly come to mind. You can also count Big Sam’s Funky Nation amongst those NOLA treasures.

Known for a boisterous blend of funk, jazz, rock, and hip-hop, nothing short of seismic live “experiences,” and a whole lot of Southern charm, Big Sam’s Funky Nation might very well be The Big Easy’s best kept secret.

No other place could birth such an undeniable, unpredictable, and downright unique collective.

“By playing on these streets, you learn how to work your craft and entertain an audience,” exclaims Sam. “You can go to Julliard and Berklee all you want, but they won’t teach you how to rock a stage. It comes naturally in New Orleans. I’ve been here my whole life and rocking these streets. Even during Hurricane Katrina, I drove nine hours from San Antonio every weekend for two years just to play live. The sound out here is unlike anything else in the world. It’s not just a figure of speech—there’s music going all night, literally.”

Against the backdrop of Crescent City, the group released five fan favorite albums and quietly developed a devout following. Powered by jaw-dropping technical talent and uncontainable energy on stage, their performances have become the stuff of legend. Big Sam ensures you’re not just a part of the crowd, but “a part of the show dancing and singing along.” Beyond standout sets at the likes of Voodoo Music + Experience and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the boys have performed at Bonnaroo, SXSW, and Austin City Limits, to name a few.

The frontman personally draws on over two decades in the game, spanning everything from 300 shows per year during his days in Dirty Dozen Brass Band and gigs backing up Widespread Panic and Dave Matthews Band to recording and touring with Allen Toussaint and Elvis Costello. Additionally, he would be sought out for a recurring role on the critically acclaimed HBO series Treme.

Following the release of 2014’s rock-leaning Evolution (and yet another marathon of gigs), Big Sam wanted to “bring the funk like never before.” So, he decided to “write originals that show how cats like Morris Day & The Time, The Gap Band, P-Funk, inspired [him]—while not just repeating the past.”

The group accomplish this mission on their aptly titled 2018 sixth full-length Songs in the Key of Funk, Volume 1. Spending just five days at The Parlor Recording Studio in New Orleans, Big Sam’s Funky Nation emerged from the studio with an album tailormade for singing, dancing, and, of course, partying.

“We’re going to keep the funk alive,” he affirms. “This is just Volume 1. It’s just the beginning. Stevie Wonder made one of my favorites: Songs in the Key of Life. I thought it would be hip to build on the title. Funk is life for me. Funk is everything. We all need some of it in our lives, so guess who’s here to give it to you?”

Funk is served up piping hot on the first single “Poke Chop.” On the track, a simmering beat punctuated by seventies-style synths gives way to lively horns, handclaps, and howls. Merging bounce energy and jazz virtuosity, the call-and-response culminates on Big Sam chanting a hometown phrase, “Show me what you got for a poke chop.”

Elsewhere, “Buzzin” shimmies from talkbox into swaggering clean guitars. Painting a vivid picture of hot and heavy love at first sight on the dance floor, the frontman croons, “Girl, you got me buzzin.”

As much as Big Sam’s Funky Nation represents the beating heart of New Orleans, they ultimately do so for funk music as well.

“When you see us live or listen to our records, we’re all going to have a good time,” he leaves off. “That’s what funk is all about. That’s what New Orleans is all about. That’s what Big Sam’s Funky Nation is all about. If you come to a show, you’re going to party. That’s what we’re here for.”

Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Feb 21 @ 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.

 

ThouxanBanFauni
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm

Thouxanbandfauni also known as Fauni Figueroa is an American rapper fromAtlanta, Georgia .  He is best known for his breakthrough songs, ‘Wish the Worst’, ‘Humble’, ‘Fable’, and his mixtapeHeavy Weight Champ .

Uncle Buck, Superbody, Glimpses
Feb 21 @ 9:00 pm

Uncle Buck
Groove driven, psychedelic rock n’ roll!
https://therealunclebuck.bandcamp.com

Superbody
Pop
http://superbodypop.com/

Glimpses
Grave gazin’ dream pop from Charlotte, NC
http://glimpsesof.bandcamp.com

 
 

The Shana Blake Band at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Feb 21 @ 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.

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Dead Horses , The Brother Brothers
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm

DEAD HORSES

At fifteen, Dead Horses frontwoman Sarah Vos’ world turned upside down. Raised in a strict, fundamentalist home, Vos lost everything when she and her family were expelled from the rural Wisconsin church where her father had long served as pastor. What happened next is the story of Dead Horses’ stunning new album, My Mother the Moon, a record full of trauma and triumph, despair and hope, pain and resilience. 

Blending elements of traditional roots with contemporary indie folk, Dead Horses writes music that is both familiar and unexpected, unflinchingly honest in its portrayal of modern American life, yet optimistic in its unshakable faith in brighter days to come. 

Described by NPR Music as ‘evocative, empathetic storytelling,’ My Mother the Moon earned a spot in No Depression’s ‘Best Roots Music Albums of 2018’ list, and Rolling Stone Country declared the Wisconsin-based duo an ‘Artist You Need to Know.’

THE BROTHER BROTHERS

Identical twins Adam and David Moss are a musical duo unlike most others.

The Brother Brothers sound is striking and undeniably captivating. Often leaning towards the darker, moody elements of Appalachian folk, klezmer, and bluegrass traditions, their songs are laden with near perfect sibling harmonies, compelling writing, and imaginative arrangements accompanied by cello, guitar, and 5-string fiddle. With individual storied careers in the americana scene under their belts, the brothers are finally teaming up to bring their experiences together. Their debut EP, Tugboats (2017), has garnered noteworthy praise, with Saving Country Music dubbing the duo, ‘the closest thing you can find to Simon & Garfunkel in this century.”

Over the last year, The Brother Brothers have generated steady momentum on the road, serving as carried support for both Sarah Jarosz and Lake Street Dive on multiple tours and directly supporting Shakey Graves, Big Thief, and The Felice Brothers. They have taped sessions for Daytrotter, Audiotree, and Music City Roots, as well as performed at The Kennedy Center, Folk Alliance, and the Americana Music Conference.

Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm

Joseph Young, conductor

Victor Wang, flute

  • COPLAND Billy the Kid Suite
  • MICHAEL DAUGHERTY Trail of Tears  
  • TCHAIKOVSKY The Sleeping Beauty Suite

NextGen conductor Joseph Young leads a captivating program featuring a diverse cast of characters. Tchaikovsky at his best, Sleeping Beauty brings fairytale colors while Copland depicts a classic American scene. Michael Daugherty’s poignant Native American musical journey spotlights principal flutist Victor Wang.

Miss Saigon: The Musical
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon, from the creators of Les Misérables. In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son. This new production features stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score featuring Broadway hits including “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” and “Last Night of the World.”

 
 
Mike Doughty
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm

Mike Doughty, the singer, songwriter, producer, author and founder of seminal 90’s band Soul Coughing will be playing their debut LP Ruby Vroom in full across the U.S. in 2019. 

Doughty will be joined on these dates by a cellist, bassist, and guitar player. While they will be performing Ruby Vroom in its entirety, in the original sequence, what the audience experiences will be different each night. “When I was looking for something to do between album cycles I decided to tour Irresistible Bliss in full” explains Doughty. “It was incredibly fun forcing myself to work within that structure. The decisions you make when putting together a set list are different from the ones you make when sequencing a record. This is like performing a single, hour-long piece of music.”

Rather than an exact replication of the studio recording, Doughty plans to use a variety of cues and hand signals to adjust the performance in real time. “Live we turn into a musical super-organism. We’re basically doing a real-time remix of the record at each show” tells Doughty. “It won’t not be a note-for-note performance. I’m very proud of the record we made; it’s the sonic embodiment of lower Manhattan in the early 1990’s. Yet there’s a whole other version of this record that lives in my head. I’m extremely excited to see how it evolves night after night.”

Doughty has released 11 solo albums in the 21st Century, including Haughty Melodic and Stellar Motel, and a memoir, The Book of Drugs (he’s currently writing a second one). He makes electro tracks under the names UUL and Dubious Luxury; his opera Revelation was staged in conjunction with WNYC; he’s currently writing songs with Wayne Kramer from the MC5. He recently posted his 100th weekly new song for his Patreon subscribers. And, finally, he has three improvised-music bands in Memphis, where he lives: Moticos, Baby Men, and Spooky Party.