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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.

Feb
22
Fri
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.

Mike Stud
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm

Most hip-hop stars don’t get their start playing college baseball, but Mike Stud is one MC who used his downtime from the diamond to hone his skills rhyming and rapping. Injured during his final years of schooling, he turned to music. His debut effort, Relief, arrived in 2013. He followed with subsequent official releases, as well as a prolific stream of mixtapes.

 

Closer

Michael Francis Seander, Jr. was born on October 30, 1988 in Providence, Rhode Island. A talented athlete, Seanderlettered in baseball and basketball in high school, and when he graduated from St. Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, he was named Rhode Island’s 2006 Gatorade Player of the Year, and received a Louisville Slugger scholarship to attend Duke University. An outstanding pitcher, in his freshman year Seander set a record for the lowest ERA in the history of Duke’s baseball program, an impressive 1.61. However, after his second year at Duke, he suffered an arm injury that required surgery, and as he recuperated, he began writing rap lyrics to keep himself occupied. Seander wrote a rap song, ‘College Humor,’ about hard partying and his raunchy exploits with women, and recorded a rough version for his friends and teammates using GarageBand. The song went over well enough that in 2010 Seander produced a video for the song and distributed it under the name Mike Stud; ‘College Humor’ racked up over 1.5 million views on YouTube, and Stud‘s follow-up, ‘In This Life,’ featuring a guest appearance by Loggy, fared even better. In October 2011, Stud‘s first mixtape, A Toast to Tommy, rose to the number two spot on the American iTunes Hip-Hop charts, and his first proper album, Relief, which found him introducing more serious themes along with his bro-centric party dude material, appeared in the spring of 2013. Stud made his major-label debut the following year with Closer, which was released by the Atlantic-distributed 300 Entertainment imprint. Released in July 2014, the album rose to number 13 on the Billboard Top 200, and hit number two on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. In 2015, Stud followed up Closer with an eight-song EP that featured new material as well as remixes of earlier tracks; it was fittingly titled This Isn’t the Album. The album in question arrived in January 2016; These Days included a guest appearance by Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays on the title track. Five months later, the Esquire Network debuted the reality series This Is Mike Stud, which followed the rapper at home and on the road as he worked to take his career to the next level.

Time Sawyer, Dane Page
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm
Time Sawyer blends a grassroots feel with heart-felt lyrics to put on an entertaining show. From introspective ballads to high-energy crowd-pleasers, Time Sawyer’s songs land in that rootsy sweet spot where folk, alt-country, and rock gather for a good time.

Time Sawyer is interested in “real people and real songs” and that’s just what the listener finds in their music – a sense of realness. Time Sawyer blends a grassroots feel with heart-felt lyrics to put on an entertaining show. From introspective ballads to high-energy crowd-pleasers, Time Sawyer’s songs land in that rootsy sweet spot where folk, alt-country, and rock gather for a good time.

The folk rock band’s name reflects the pull between the past and the future. The character Tom Sawyer evokes the rural background and love of home that the band shares. Time is a muse for songwriting; it’s the thread that runs through life, bringing new experiences and giving us a sense of urgency, while still connecting us with our past.

Time Sawyer has performed on the stages of some of the Southeast’s most iconic festivals, including Merlefest, Floydfest, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Rhythm n’ Blooms, Carolina in the Fall and IBMA’s Bluegrass First Class. They’ve shared bills with Langhorne Slim, Eric Krasno, John Moreland, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Wood Brothers, Susto, and many more.

The memorable lyrics and strong melodies result in songs that will stay in your head long after the music stops. Time Sawyer continues to develop a loyal and growing fan base. Whether they’re playing in an intimate listening room or a large outdoor festival, their goal is to forge a face-to-face connection with the audience so that they become friends who happen to be fans.

Who’s Bad
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm

Founded in 2003, Who’s Bad’s live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true King. Their power-packed performance of Michael Jackson’s expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has awed even the skeptics, selling out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London’s O2 in December of 2010, the venue where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a 50-show “This Is It” concert series.

​Beyond this unparalleled achievement, Who’s Bad has checked some of the world’s most famous pavilions off their ‘to-do’ list, selling out their first tour of China with stops at Ningbo’s Grand Theatre and Hunan Grand Theatre in Chengsha. Never neglecting Michael’s U.S. fans, Who’s Bad has packed The House of Blues franchise all across the United States; rocked DC’s 930 Club and returned to their native Chapel Hill, NC boasting larger, more eagerly-awaited performances with every romp around the globe. Sold-out shows from Colorado’s Bluebird Theatre and LA’s Gibson Amphitheatre and Romania’s Sala Palatalui to Teatro do Bourbon Country (Porto Alegre, Brazil) tell the story: no corner of the earth is safe from this infectious party production.

Volk, The Veldt, Biggins
Feb 22 @ 10:00 pm

VOLK is the dynamic duo that roars with a mix of high-octane Rock n Roll, classic Country swagger, and heart-shattering Soul. After cutting their teeth in the dim-lit bars of Europe, VOLK decided to take their music home to the US in Spring 2016.

The Veldt: 
Formed by identical twin brothers singer/guitarist Daniel and guitarist Danny Chavis, and rounded out by drummer Marvin Levi on drums and bassist joesph (hue) boyle, later David Burris, The Veldt quickly became the ‘must see attraction’ of the quirky art-rock scene in Chapel Hill, NC (which also held bands like Superchunk, Polvo and Dillon Fence in its ranks). The Veldt released their first proper record, Marigold’s, on Stardog/Mercury, in 1992. Marigold’s was received well enough to earn the band a much more lucrative contract with Polygram Records. The result was the cult classic Afrodisiac recorded and produced in London, England with Ray Shulman (The Sugarcubes,The Sundays, etc.) at the helm. Afrodisiac’s under current rumblings eventually rose to cause a storm as the band soon found themselves sharing stages with likes of Oasis, The Cocteau Twins, The Pixies, Fishbone, Corrosion Of Conformity and a host of other seminal alternative bands. After two more records, Universe Boat on Yesha Recordings and Love At First Hate on their own imprint, End Of The World Technologies, Danny left the band preceded by Burris who left the music business for a career in film in 1994 (he is currently the producer for CBS’s hit show Survivor). The Veldt continued on in various incarnations until it was put to bed in 1998. After relocating to New York City, Danny and Daniel focused on their new band Apollo Heights. This time around, The Chavis brothers pushed their musical boundaries with more electronica and trip hop influenced back drops to create texture with Daniel’s soulful falsetto croon. Their last recording, White Music For Black People, featured the twins and special guests Mos Def and Lady Miss Kier from Delite fame. TV On The Radio’s David Sitek handled some of the production with Danny and Daniel doing the rest.

Biggins: 
Gritty, honest Rock N Roll/Country from the mountains of NC 

Bakalao Stars, Pepe P. & the All Star Latin Band
Feb 22 @ 10:30 pm

Depending on who you ask, Bakalao can be either salt cod or Spanish Rave music. But what Charlotte’s Bakalao Stars is serving up is a fresh dish — a blend of reggae, punk, Latin ska and rock in Español.

Colombian native Christian Anzola and his brother, bassist Javier, started the band in ’02. ‘We never had in mind to release CDs or anything, we just wanted to have some fun with music,’ the drummer says.

The band built its sound by incorporating the music of The Skatalites, Jamaica’s signature ska band, with the bass-heavy off-beats of reggae from Peter Tosh and Bob Marley, adding a punky edge with the second wave of ’70s-era ska that featured the sounds of the Specials and UB-40. Topped off with vocals in Spanish, the mix is a lively Caribbean musical stew that goes down easily. Add a penchant for dressing in banana suits, gorilla masks, afros and wide-brimmed Mexican sombreros while the band rips through its original tunes at breakneck speed, and you’ve got a recipe for interactive musical fun that lights up venues.

But getting people to come out to see rock in Español proved difficult at first. ‘There was a lot of people here who liked the music,’ Anzola says, ‘but unfortunately there wasn’t hardly any bands; some of the big names never came to Charlotte.’

The band put out its first album, Peguele Al Trifasico Con Azpero Sumbein, in ’07. Its energetic live performances of songs like ‘Momentos Kodak’ helped fill venues. Although the song is about a girl, Teresa, dumping her fiancé at the last minute, it’s more of a celebration of the Kodak moments they shared than a lament. ‘The chorus is, ‘I’m gonna drink a beer, Teresa, I’m gonna forgive you,” Anzola explains. ‘I’m gonna forgive you by drinking beers and being with my friends.’ The band toasts the ex, with one band member holding up a picture of her as the others raise bottles of beer to a galloping ska beat that incorporates snatches of UB-40s ‘Red Red Wine’ in the mix.

‘Kokoa Brown’ also salutes the ladies, with the band extolling the physical attributes of Latin women. ‘We compare them to the curves of an acoustic guitar,’ Anzola says.

For its latest, Soundcocho, the band has taken a slightly different approach. ‘Sancocho is a traditional soup in Latin America, pretty much a melting pot, a blending of things,’ the drummer says.

Feb
23
Sat
Abbey Road Live Family Matinee
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm

You loved Beatles music when you were a kid. Now it’s time for YOUR kids to experience the magic of the Beatles LIVE in concert. On Saturday Feb 23 at Visulite Theatre, Abbey Road LIVE! will be playing a special all-ages family matinee show.

Abbey Road LIVE! is well known in the Southeast for their energetic concerts at clubs, theaters and festivals. This time, the focus will be on the kids. Expect fun classics such as “Octopus’ Garden”, “Yellow Submarine”, and “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”. Does your child have a favorite Beatles tune? Abbey Road LIVE! loves to take requests, and has often been known to invite kids on stage to sing along.

This rare event will be big fun for the whole family.

A Night in Rio
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

Green and yellow can only mean one thing; the Latin American Coalition is gearing up for their ten annual Brazilian celebration, A Night in Rio! Get a taste of Brazilian Carnaval through traditional dancing, live music delicious authentic food and drinks, and a marketplace full of cultural wears. Sold out for five years in a row, this year’s event promises to be bigger and better. You won’t want to miss the energy of Brazil’s famous Carnaval at this one-of-a-kind cultural experience. More INFO visit www.RioCharlotte.com

Caroline Keller Band, Sugar & Steel
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

A southern girl with a spirit as fiery as her red hair, Caroline has been pursuing her dream of being a Country music artist from a very early age. She made a name for herself as a Country Gospel singer starting when she was sixteen. She recorded three albums and topped the Country Gospel charts, with four songs ranked in the top ten.

Caroline’s dream had always been in Country music and after spending a short time reflecting and exploring the world of songwriting, it was clear that it was where she needed to be.

She wants to inspire. The music moves her, and she’s a songwriter who understands that the hard parts of life — the parts that stick with you — can’t always be expressed with simple words. Sometimes, you have to put those words into a song.

Now, Caroline has paired with fellow songwriter and touring musicians Scott Spruill and John Christenbury forming the ‘Caroline Keller Band.’ Together they are bringing their Country/Americana music to the people, writing songs that are relatable and relevant. Most recently, the trio was invited to perform at the Sunday Writer’s Night at the prestigious Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN.

Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Feb 23 @ 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 23 @ 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.”

 
 
Dylan Scott
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm

An old soul with a young spirit … a dreamer who imagined himself following his father’s path to Nashville … a man’s man with a lifelong love for hunting and country music … and a heartthrob whose wide smile and deep-voiced Louisiana drawl have already turned many a woman’s head.

Even in the tide of hopeful young singers rising daily in Music City, Dylan Scott stands out. It takes just a few seconds to hear why: after Scott’s vocal begins on his single ‘Crazy Over Me,’ intimate, even conversational, and then soars on a rush of buoyant emotion, you know something special is underway.

Not just the single, mind you — we’re talking about a career. Dylan Scott’s respect for traditional country, embrace of multiple modern genres, unique voice and welcoming personality guarantee his success in country music for years to come.

Everything that defines Dylan Scott lies in rural northeastern Louisiana, about 15 minutes from Bastrop, the nearest small town. ‘Growing up in the country is part of my music,’ he says. ‘There were woods near our house. I grew up duck hunting and deer hunting. I went fishing and I played ball. That’s just what we did and who we were.’

What made Scott different was that his father was often out of town and on the road, playing guitar behind Freddy Fender, Freddie Hart, and other country stars. Young Dylan listened attentively to stories of Dad’s adventures on the road and in Nashville, which took shape in his imagination as a kind of Emerald City beyond the horizon.

‘From as far back as I can remember, I wanted to go there,’ Scott says. ‘Even in elementary school, that’s all I thought about. I never thought, ‘Gee, I’d like to be a police officer’ or whatever. There was always this understanding that someday, somehow, I would go to Nashville.’

Dylan Scott’s next big step is just around the corner. Stand by … there’s much more to come.

Off With Your Radiohead (Radiohead Tribute)
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm

Ever since he first heard ‘Creep’ on FM radio as a teenager, Jeff Thompson has been crazy about Radiohead. ‘The Bends’ and ‘OK Computer’ got so much play on his Panasonic boombox in the 90s that the poor machine forgot how to play CDs by other bands. Jeff screamed along with ‘Paranoid Android’ in his college dorm room so many times and so loudly that a psychiatric intervention became necessary. ‘You are not Thom Yorke, Jeff,’ the doctor repeated to him over and over as he flung himself around his padded cell. But Jeff ignored the doctor and called him a ‘Gucci LIttle Piggy.’ He was eventually released, not because he got better, but because the nurses grew exhausted from hearing one too many versions of ‘Fake Plastic Trees’ crooned at them.
So, getting to sorta pretend to be Thom Yorke on stage is not only the fulfillment of a decades long fantasy (delusion) for Jeff, but it’s also a form of therapy for him.
Radiohead is, in Jeff’s opinion, one of the most brilliant, inspirational, and musically innovative bands in the history of rock. Pushing the boundaries of convention rhythmically, melodically, harmonically, lyrically, thematically, and all other words that end with ‘cally,’ they’ve also been fearless pioneers and risk takers in the realms of business and progressive ethics. In short, they do it all, and do it in ways that have never been done before.
Getting to pay tribute to them through the project Jeff calls ‘Off with your Radiohead’ is a high honor for Jeff, and one in which he takes great pride. It is with immense pleasure that he performs the songs of Radiohead to the best of his ability with an assemblage of some of the finest musicians in Western North Carolina—including Aaron Price, Josh and Jake Cavinder, Josh Blake, and Mattick Frick.
It seems unlikely that Jeff will ever actually get to BE Thom Yorke, but don’t tell him that, and come check out an Off With Your Radiohead show. See if he and his bandmates come anywhere near close to pulling it off. We think you’ll be pretty pleased.

Abbey Road Live
Feb 23 @ 9:00 pm

Since 2002, Abbey Road LIVE! has been rocking the music of The Beatles. Initially a tribute to the monumental ‘Abbey Road’ album, the band has expanded its repertoire to include more than 150 Beatles tunes, from all eras of the Fab Four’s career.

Abbey Road LIVE! is not your typical Beatle look-alike tribute act; don’t expect mop-top haircuts and fake British accents. Rather, an Abbey Road LIVE! show is about bringing to life some of the more mature and complex Beatles material in a raw & spirited fashion, while remaining true to the original recordings. Combining attention to detail with a creative exuberance, the band always delights its audiences with its diverse repertoire of hits and more obscure favorites.

GASP, with Sangre Cabrona, Professor, Brass Boussa
Feb 23 @ 10:00 pm

‘One foot in the grave, the other dancing wildly about’– serves as a sort of GASP manifesto. A dark litany of worldly cares and psychic damage recounted across an existentialist cocktail of post-punk funk, the dark underbelly of Americana, a veritable bouquet of avant-garde influences, and an eight-limbed percussion section form the core of their baroque new-wave sound. 

Little Bird, The Business People
Feb 23 @ 10:30 pm

Born and raised in Annapolis, MD, the Indie band, Little Bird, now hails from Charleston, SC. Little Bird plays a mix of modern R&B and ambient soul. Their 2018 release, ‘Familiar’, reflects the sonic alchemy of a broad range of musical influences such as legendary artists, D’Angelo and Erykah Badu, along with revered modern acts, Hiatus Kaiyote, Fat Freddy’s Drop, and Nick Hakim.

Feb
24
Sun
Ron Brendle Quartet: A Tribute to the Bassists of Jazz CD release party, Troy Conn, Keith Davis, John Spurrier
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm

Ron Brendle, a freelance bassist in the Charlotte area has performed and recorded with many notable jazz artists of international stature, including John Abercrombie, Chris Potter, Clark Terry, Hank Crawford, Andrew Hill, Charlie Byrd, Lee Konitz, Charlie Rouse, Mose Allison, Dom Flemons and Frank Kimbrough. 

Ron is also the recipient of two North Carolina Arts Council Jazz Composer Fellowship Grants. 
He graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor Degree in music and studied bass with Charlie Haden at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. 

‘Brendle is a monster bassist, whether using the bow or playing with his fingers.’ 
Ron Wynn JazzTimes 

‘Brendle’s choice to remain in Charlotte has limited his exposure to wider audiences, which no doubt would find him to be a bassist of note were he to live in New York. Nonetheless, Here is the work of a progressive bassist with much imagination to share with appreciative listeners.’ 
Bill Donaldson Jazz Improv Magazine

Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Feb 24 @ 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 24 @ 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.”

 
 
An Evening With Fleetwood Mac
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

An Evening with Fleetwood Mac is an upcoming concert tour by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac.

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 4 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

A limited number of LaneOne VIP Packages will also be available, including amazing seats with premium benefits such as transportation, preferred entrance and more.

https://www.laneone.com/events/fleetwood-mac/e/QB7RNJT9?utm_source=FleetwoodMac&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=artistsocial

Woody Woodworth with Jade Moore
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm

Woody Woodworth is a singer-songwriter that hails from Richmond, Virginia. Born and raised in rural Hanover County to a working-class family steeped in a love for music and storytelling, Woodworth took to music at an early age. He was first introduced to the “Grand Ole Opry” through his beloved grandparent’s radio. With a family history deeply rooted in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley.
https://woodywoodworth.com
 
Jade Moore Music
Singer/songwriter from Charlotte, NC

The-Dream
Feb 24 @ 9:00 pm

In 1998, he joined a singing group who featured on local legend Raheem’s, ‘Most Beautiful Girl.” Shortly after, the group disassembled and Terius Nash was reborn. By 2003, after sharpening his pen and being sought after locally in Atlanta, the Bankhead prodigy would land his first real record on then platinum group B2K, penning the R&B jam ‘Everything.’ This song marked the first time The Dream had been professionally compensated as a Songwriter and earned him his first publishing contract with Peer Music. While Dream saw moderate success in the early 2000’s it was the one record given to the Barbadian princess in 2007 that to this day has been the pivotal record that changed sound and song for his generation. The song was “Umbrella,” a record written along side music legend Tricky Stewart. “Umbrella” would go on to break domestic and international records while on its way to winning the first Grammy for Rihanna and also adding another Gold statue to Shawn “Jay Z” Carter’s discography. This moment in history would pave the way for Terius. He quickly took to the airwaves as a solo artist signing to the LA Reid helmed label Def Jam by Karen Kwak and Shakir Stewart. The Dream was alive and well on his way to the charts lifting two #1 singles ‘Falsetto’ and ‘I Luv Your Girl,’ also adding his first Gold album “Love Hate” within a year. He would go on to win BET’s Best New Artist award in 2008.

In 2009, he would release another Gold album ‘Love vs. Money’ at the same time receiving a Grammy for Song of the Year in Global smash hit ‘Single Ladies’ (Beyoncé). Although he would go on to win more Grammys it was that particular one that instantly turned one of Atlanta’s most talented stars into a Star Maker.  Terius would also go on to win Grammys for “All of the Lights’ (Kanye West, Rihanna) and “No Church In the Wild” (Watch The Throne [Jay Z, Kanye West] feat. The Dream & Frank Ocean). While also breaking artists such as Justin Bieber with the smash hit ‘Baby’ and also breaking Elvis Presley’s record of Number 1’s, with the song “Touch My Body” by Super Star Songstress Mariah Carey. It’s safe to say Nash has secured a place that many covet their entire life, earning him the title and name “The American Dream.”

Feb
25
Mon
Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Feb 25 @ 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.

Find Your Muse Open Mic
Feb 25 @ 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 25 @ 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

Wet & Kilo Kish
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm

Wet is an American indie pop group from Brooklyn, New York. The band’s first two albums–the 2013 self-titled EP and 2016 Don’t You–are credited to Kelly Zutrau, Joe Valle, and Marty Sulkow; in March 2018, Wet released a single, ‘There’s A Reason’, as a duo of Zutrau and Valle. Signed to Columbia Records, Wet was called the most promising group in music by The Fader in 2015.

Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Feb 25 @ 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 25 @ 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
26
Tue
Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Feb 26 @ 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.

Harlem River Noise
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm

In February 2017 at the legendary Sun Studios, two sidemen on a recording session bonded over the swinging tendencies in 1950s rock’n’roll music: a transitional era that blends boogie-woogie piano with sassy saxophone in a format that appeals to all-ages dancing. Today, this blend still appeals to a wide variety of audiences, and Harlem River Noise reminds people of this feel-good experience via a thoroughly entertaining live show of original content that features sing-a-longs, instrument-switching, an upside down upright bass, and more TBD on-stage. 
As Harlem-based neighbors, Cody Gibson & Kyle Lacy fortified their alliance along a feel-good path which culminated into a debut album recorded entirely to an expensive reel-to-reel tape machine. In fall ‘17, their debut LP ‘Currents’ delivered 10 original songs to the world. The title references an omnipresent linear flow of electricity in the world: from tape machines to friendly interactions to tributaries, etc,. A two-month record release tour evolved their live show in 2017, and with 161 tour dates in the books for 2018, the group truly thrives on-stage. After releasing the single ‘Irresponsible Days’ in summer ‘18, directly supported by a month-long US-tour, they recorded their 2nd release during the winter months of 2018, scheduled to be released in Spring ‘19.

Donna Missal, Samia
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm

On her debut album This Time, L.A.-based singer/songwriter Donna Missal shows the elegant collision of elements at play in her music: a poet’s command of tone, a soul singer’s boundless intensity, a bedroom musician’s willful embracing of intimacy and experimentation. Along with channeling the raw passion she first ignited by playing in rock bands in her homeland of New Jersey, This Time expands on the melodic ingenuity displayed in recent singles like “Driving” and “Thrills.” Above all the album is a testament to the sheer force of Missal’s voice, a dynamic but delicate instrument that achieves a beautifully nuanced expression even as she belts her heart out.

With its title taken from a track Missal co-wrote with her frequent collaborator Sharon Van Etten, This Time is an uncompromisingly honest look at living entirely on your own terms. “I’ve spent most of my life being hyper-focused on time, which I think is something that a lot of women obsess over,” says Missal. “We’re in such a rush to make things happen, when really we should take the time to figure out what we actually want out of life. And even though it’s so fucking hard to have that kind of patience, I think it’s so important to believe in yourself enough to let things develop in a way that feels right to you.”

Produced by Tim Anderson (Solange, BANKS, Halsey), This Time matches that defiant spirit with a sound inspired by the rule-bending sensibilities of mixtape culture. Blending elements of soul and hip-hop and rock-and-roll, Missal shaped This Time’s sonic landscape partly by laying live recordings down on tape, then sampling those recordings to imbue her songs with a fresh yet timeless energy. Much of that live recording took place at the iconic Different Fur Studios in San Francisco, with the sessions headed up by Missal and Nate Mercereau (a musician known for his work with Leon Bridges). “I really wanted this album to reference my history of playing in bands,” Missal points out. “It’s all these very pure, talented musicians playing together in a room, but then we took that and sampled it and altered in a way that creates something totally new.”

Gin Blossoms
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm

In late 80’s Gin Blossoms started to grow a huge following as the #1 local music draw in Phoenix and certainly were the hometown hero’s of their favorite hang, Tempe, Arizona. Gin Blossoms indelible jangle-pop sound was evolving during radio’s diverse mix of hair bands and grunge music superstars like Nirvana. After the Phoenix New Times chose them the cities best rock band, they qualified to play at the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin Texas in 1989. That same year, College Music Journal dubbed them the “Best Unsigned Band in America” and added an invitation to perform on MTV’s New Music Awards in New York City.

Taking their name from a caption on a W.C. Fields photo, Gin Blossoms signed a record deal with A&M and recorded their first EP “Up And Crumbling” in 1991. But, it was not until their breakout record “New Miserable Experience” in 1992 that their rise to fame began. “New Miserable Experience” kept the band on the charts for almost 3 years with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” “Until I Fall Away,” “Mrs Rita,” and “Found Out About You.” The album took the airwaves by siege and held MTV hostage with multi cross-over hits in 4 different radio formats. It was this record that rocketed the band into the mainstream going on to sell over 5 million copies making the band a 90’s radio mainstay. In 1995, Robin Wilson, Jesse Valenzuela and veteran composer Marshall Crenshaw wrote the bands 4th of 9 sound track inclusions; “Til I Hear It From You.” The smash hit was released as a Gin Blossoms single and it appeared on the platinum sound track for the film Empire Records.

“In the old days, we used to joke that there was something for everybody in this band,” says Wilson. “There’s just something about the way we play and sound together, but in the end, it’s really about the quality of the songs. If you’re a band and want to sustain a career, no matter what you look like or how you play, you’ve got to have great songs. So it’s those songs and the sound we make…my voice, the guitars, tempos, that add up to something indefinable.”

Over the years, Gin Blossoms have toured over 25 different Countries including a five city tour of Iraq in 2010. “It was so much fun to entertain our troops. It’s really insightful to see first hand how our troops live in a combat zone. It really helped widen my understanding on the sacrifices they make to protect us at home and abroad. I hope all Americans understand how important it is for us to extend our thanks” says Robin.

In February 2017, Gin Blossoms connected with Mitch Easter and Don Dixon to engineer and produce their brand new record, now readying for release in early 2018. The band will perform in over 100 cities and with additional promotional stops, 2017 will make one of the busiest touring years since the mid 90’s.

“We’re entertaining and we have chops,” says Wilson, “but it really comes down to the songs. The reason we’re still here is that we have good songs. When young musicians ask me for advice, what’s the best thing to do to further my career, I always say, write good songs. It always comes down to that.”

Open Jam with the Smokin’ Js
Feb 26 @ 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! 
 
 
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