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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! 
 
 
SOLIS w/ Reese McHenry, Matthew Paul Butler, Mateja
Feb 26 @ 9:00 pm

Solis: SOLIS makes beautifully experimental electronic pop music. Based out of Charlotte, N.C., the wife and husband duo pushes sonic boundaries that blend the electric vocal performance of songwriter Kellie Solis with Leonardo Solis’ intelligently lush production. The result is resonating, spacious pop that is both immediately captivating even while it rewards multiple close listens.
Reese McHenry: 
Reese McHenry (Dirty Little Heaters, Second Wife) sings and plays guitar. Stephen Gardner (T’s, Trousers) sings and plays drums. Together they make powerful, catchy, power chord-heavy music that you’ll probably enjoy, or at least take notice of. 

Matthew Paul Butler: 
Folk/Soul/Gospel from Durham, NC 

Mateja: 
Starting in late 2013, Micah Kolk picked up and moved to Nashville, TN in the pursuit of making music his career. With the help of Brett Moore (The Apache Relay), he recorded his first EP under the name “Mateja”. This debut self-titled album clearly reflects Kolk’s passion, energy and musical ability. From the opening track, the listener is captivated; quickly discovering he or she will not grow tired of the dark, yet beautiful sound with his effortless voice placed in front of melodic instrumentation. This unique and accessible sound stands on its own. 

Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Feb 26 @ 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. 

 

Feb
27
Wed
Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Feb 27 @ 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.

Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Feb 27 @ 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.

Heather Himes & The Tales of Woe, Minorcan, David Z. Cox
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm

Heather Himes is known around the Queen City as the leader of Dust & Ashes and The Tales of Woe. Himes’ songwriting is inspired by Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Ryan Bingham, Brandi Carlile, Scott Avett, Dallas Green and James Vincent McMorrow, among others. Dust & Ashes is an Americana/Folk quartet hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina. Their dynamic range combines the intensity of wall-of-sound-barn-burners with the sincere intimacy of heartfelt ballads. This all female group exploded onto the local music scene in 2014 with their fresh take on folk music, a genre which their fans affectionately nicknamed “Swamp Stomp.” Lush vocal harmonies, heavy rhythms, and unique instrumentation (including cajón, musical saw, banjo, flute, viola, and myriad auxiliary percussion) support the traditional acoustic guitar played by Heather Himes, the band’s gender queer lead.

Hectorina, Wild Trees, Minthill
Feb 27 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 12:00 am

Hectorina: WE ARE HECTORINA. HECTORINA IS OUR NAME
Wild Trees: 
Once upon a spring time in two thousand and ten, there was a boy named Israel who wrote music he didn’t always like and he became good friends with another named Nick who just wanted someone to create something with. 

Minthill: Minthill is a place. It’s a place where deconstructed tape loops, rescued from dusty cabinets in forgotten old warehouses mingle with part abstract pop and obstruct melody. It’s a place that Angela Saylor knows very well, and for the better part of the last decade she has constructed her own mint hill. Part space odyssey, part femme worship, part spatial relations with the years passed. Minthill is a place where all wild things go to live, and olfactory gets the ever seldom nod of preservation, desolation shines, and chrome is brick.

Feb
28
Thu
Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Feb 28 @ 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.

Sparkman, Chris Larkin
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

Sparkman is an acoustic guitar-based alternative rock power trio from Charlotte, NC. Known for their musicality and captivating live performances, the band has emerged as a must-see up-and-coming act. The trio, consisting of Chris Vercauteren (Guitar/Vocals), Brandon Clayton (Drums), and Taylor West (Bass), has built a dedicated local following playing venues such as the Visulite, Evening Muse, and Sofar Charlotte. 

Their musical influences range from modern day singer/songwriters (Dave Matthews, John Mayer, James Bay) to alternative rock giants (Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys). Although their music centers around the acoustic guitar, heavy drum beats combined with punchy bass riffs and catchy vocal melodies give the band a very powerful and well-rounded sound. Their songs are simple in structure and instrumentation, yet each member has a unique approach to their instrument/voice that keeps them refreshing and engaging.

Chris Larkin is an alternative artist from Raleigh, NC, with a live band trio rounded out by Michael Hudson (bass) and Alan Asby (drums) since late 2017. After independently releasing his debut album Honest in March 2018, the trio is bringing songs from that release and a collection of newly written songs to their live set. The group draws influence from acts such as The Neighborhood, Hozier, and Cage The Elephant. With different musical backgrounds and influences spanning through the trio, the combination results in a high-energy set full of carefully crafted pop-rock songs.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm

An MC perfectly styled for the age of Future and Desiigner, Bronx rapper A Boogie wit da Hoodie hit the scene in 2016 with a funkier version of trap rap. Born Artist Dubose in Highbridge, the Bronx native spent some time in Florida before returning home and taking his music seriously.

 

That was 2015; in early 2016 he uploaded his first tracks to the Net. In March, he dropped his debut mixtape, Artist, while April saw him drop ‘Bag on Me’ featuring Don Q. With a Meek Mill and DJ Khaled co-sign soon after, and the Highbridge the Label mixtape released in May, the Atlantic label signed a deal with Highbridge and issued the singles ‘Bando’ and ‘My S**t’ in July. EP TBA followed in October.

 

At the start of 2017 Boogie was featured in XXL’s Freshman Class Of feature. Later the same year, he released his debut full-length, The Bigger Artist, which was packed with guests, including appearances from Trey Songz, Chris Brown, Kodak Black, and Robin Thicke. ~ David Jeffries

Future Thieves
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm

Future Thieves was formed in late 2013 after a timely split between former bands. Elliot Collett (vocals, guitars, keys) enlisted band members Gianni Gibson (drums) and Nick Goss (bass, keys, bgvs) to play along with recordings done in Los Angeles in the months prior. Austin McCool (guitars) quickly joined rank, after playing with Collett and Goss in various projects. Future Thieves began writing, recording, and touring the United States in 2014.

The band quickly formed a distinct sound, blending alternative pop vocal melodies with driving guitars and intricate rhythms. Their debut LP Horizon Line was released independently on October 23, 2015, and the song “Horizon Line” landed at #26 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart. Future Thieves spent the next year and change spreading their music in venues all across the States and Europe, hitting major festivals including Loufest, Bonnaroo, Summerfest, SXSW, Forecastle, Live on the Green, and WAM along the way. Live At Blue Rock was recorded in Wimberley, TX and released on January 13, 2017. From these live recordings, “Ghosts” was exclusively showcased on TeamCOCO.com. The band quickly released the stand-alone single and video for “Sucker” as an indication of what was to come. Featuring smooth synths and guitar-driven pop, Collett’s vocal melody demanded center stage. The song was premiered on Billboard.com and AltPress.com, and the video was exclusively streamed with Jimmy Fallon.

Future Thieves wrote and recorded the well-anticipated follow up to Horizon Line throughout 2017. The second full-length album is slated for release in the earlier half of 2018.

Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Feb 28 @ 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.

 

Modern Moxie, Jessie Frye, Kevin Goodwin
Feb 28 @ 9:00 pm

Modern Moxie

Modern Moxie: Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Eclectic, Electronica

Jessie Frye

Pop/Rock

“…a robust, versatile voice that she showcases with a wide-ranging pop sensibility.” -The Wall Street Journal

Kevin Goodwin:

Singer/Songwriter
Pop/Rock

 

 

The Shana Blake Band at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Feb 28 @ 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.

Mar
1
Fri
A Fragile Tomorrow, Mitch Easter
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm

A Fragile Tomorrow began as a trio of teen brothers who rose above a difficult, tragedy-laden childhood and channeled their emotions into smart, catchy, dreamy pop music. Having released five independent albums, the band has toured extensively in the U.S., Europe, and Israel with artists such as Indigo Girls, Matthew Sweet, The Bangles, K’s Choice, and Toad The Wet Sprocket. AFT also won an Independent Music Award for their duet with distant cousin, Joan Baez, which Consequence Of Sound called ‘…a gorgeous and eccentric tribute.”

A staple in the Southern power-pop scene, Blurt Magazine dubbed them “One of South Carolina’s leading indie lights, period.” The members have collectively collaborated with many renowned musicians including Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie), Mark Hart (Crowded House), Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls), Susan Cowsill, Peter Holsapple (the dBs) and Lucy Wainwright Roche.

A Fragile Tomorrow’s upcoming album, Generation Loss – slated for release on MPress Records on February 22nd, 2019 – is a quasi-psychedelic pop soundscape touching upon themes of loss and regeneration in our questioning, chaotic social times. The first single and video, “Dig Me Out”, premiered with The Pop Break magazine. The band will hit the road early in 2019 in support of the release.

Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 1 @ 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.

West Coast High 2019 Featuring Cypress Hill and Hollywood Undead
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm

DVX, the original incarnation of Cypress Hill, formed in 1986 when Cuban-born brothers Sen Dog and Mellow Man Ace hooked up with fellow Los Angeles residents Muggs and B Real. The group began pioneering a fusion of Latin and hip-hop slang, developing their own style by the time Mellow Man Ace left the group in 1988. Renaming themselves Cypress Hill after a local street, the group continued to perform around L.A., eventually signing with Ruffhouse/Columbia in 1991. With its stoned beats, B Real’s exaggerated nasal whine, and cartoonish violence, the group’s eponymous debut became a sensation in early 1992, several months after its initial release. The singles ‘How I Could Just Kill a Man’ and ‘The Phuncky Feel One’ became underground hits, and the group’s public pro-marijuana stance earned them many fans among the alternative rock community. Cypress Hill followed the album with Black Sunday in the summer of 1993, and while it sounded remarkably similar to the debut, it nevertheless became a hit, entering the album charts at number one and spawning the crossover hit ‘Insane in the Brain.’ With Black Sunday, Cypress Hill’s audience became predominantly white, collegiate suburbanites, which caused them to lose some support in the hip-hop community. The group didn’t help matters much in 1995, when they added a new member, drummer Bobo, and toured with the fifth Lollapalooza prior to the release of their third album, Temples of Boom. A darker, gloomier affair than their first two records, Temples of Boom was greeted with mixed reviews upon its fall 1995 release, and while it initially sold well, it failed to generate a genuine hit single. However, it did perform better on the R&B charts than it did on the pop charts. Instead of capitalizing on their regained hip-hop credibility, Cypress Hill slowly fell apart. Sen Dog left in early 1996 and Muggs spent most of the year working on his solo album. Muggs Presents the Soul Assassins was released to overwhelmingly positive reviews in early 1997, leaving Cypress Hill’s future in much doubt until the release of IV in 1998. Two years later, the group released the double-disc set Skull & Bones, which featured a disc of hip-hop and a disc of their more rock-inspired material. Appropriately, the album also included rock and rap versions of the single ‘Superstar,’ bringing Cypress Hill’s quest for credibility and crossover hits full circle. The ensuing videos for both versions featured many famous rap and rock musicians talking about their profession, and the song was a smash on MTV because of it. In the winter of 2001, the group came back with Stoned Raiders, another album to heavily incorporate rock music. Three years later, the band issued Till Death Do Us Part, which incorporated several styles of Jamaican music. In 2010 they announced their signing to Priority Records thanks to the label’s creative director, Snoop Dogg. The label released their eighth studio album, Rise Up, that same year.

Kodie Shane, Baby Goth, Killumantii, Young Bull, Lor Choc
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm

Kodie Shane is a singer/rapper based in Atlanta. She’s a member of Lil Yachty’s Sailing Team crew, recently receiving press from Fader, VICE, Complex and XXL. She dropped her Little Rocket EP in June 2016 and is prepping another EP for later this year as the next artist to step out into the spotlight from the burgeoning Sailing Team crew.

Interstellar Overdrive – A Saucerful of Pink Floyd
Mar 1 @ 9:00 pm

Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) – Under 16 with Parent Only) 

Doors Open: 8:00 – Show Starts: 9:00

The Menders with The Gone Ghosts, West & The Railroaders
Mar 1 @ 9:00 pm

“The Menders deliver a range of musical influences that captivate the listener as they weave through genres in seemingly effortless fashion. To experience them live, you might begin the night listening to a modern folk band before you fare shockingly in the presence of a driving, get-the-hell-out-of-my-way rock ‘n’ roll performance. Every step of the way, you know you are listening to a group of musicians that love what they do.”

Tale of 2 Cities
Mar 1 @ 9:30 pm

Release Tournament Weekender Friday March 1st , 2019 Tale Of Two Cities (Brick City & Chicago) 
If you are looking for REAL HOUSE MUSIC ,The kind that permeates your mind, body and soul. LOOK NO MORE! 
If you have been driving back to your hometowns of New Jersey, New York, Philly, Baltimore , DC , Chicago , Detroit and Atlanta for The True Soulful House Music Parties with The Classics .If you have been wanting to go to a house party to RELEASE yourself from the stresses of life. WANT NO MORE! 
We are calling all of our House Head Family from near and far to meet us FRIDAY NIGHT MARCH 2, 2019 at Snug Harbor for another HOT TRUE HOUSE PARTY featuring DJs JOHNNIE DAVIS & CHARLES GATLING FROM (BRICK CITY) and GARY WALLACE & WAYNE WILLIAMS (CHICAGO) spinning the best in Soulful and Classic House Music. 
LOOK NO MORE, DRIVE NO MORE, WANT NO MORE WE GOT YOU BABY! 

Sweet Lizzy Project, Sub-Radio
Mar 1 @ 10:30 pm

Sweet Lizzy Project, one of the most culturally significant bands to emerge from Cuba in recent years, has a distinctive sound imbued with overtones of classic American indie pop-rock suffused with an intoxicating Latino flair. Lead singer Lisset Diaz’s incomparable voice, which has been likened to that of a long-caged sparrow finally set free, captures listeners’ imaginations, note by note, leaving fans enthralled as they surrender to the group’s mesmerizing forcefield of sound. In addition to Diaz, who also plays acoustic guitar, the five-piece band includes: Miguel Comas, lead guitar, producer, and background vocals; Wilfredo Gatell, keyboards and background vocals; drummer Angel Luis Millet, and bass player Alejandro Gonzalez. Sweet Lizzy’s songs, all original and penned in English, are reflective of the members’ wide range of ages, from their 20´s to 40´s. SLP has attracted international attention with its high-energy, genre-defying live performances. In 2017, they were showcased on PBS’s “Havana Time Machine,” alongside Grammy award-winning group, The Mavericks. It was a fortuitous pairing, as it gave SLP an opportunity to forge a relationship with Raul Malo, the Mavericks congenial lead singer, who invited them to Nashville,TN the following year. Since arriving in the United States, SLP has performed coast-to-coast. The group, which was featured on PBS’s Emmy award-winning music television series, “Bluegrass Underground,” has been touring the nation with The Mavericks. SLP has just completed its second album, “Technicolor,” which was mixed by renowned sound engineer Niko Bolas and Thom Pununzio at Blackbird Studios in Nashville. The album is slated for release in the early spring of 2019

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

Saturday March 2nd the Rising Stars once again 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 great daytime event runs from 2pm to 6pm!

Charlotte Pride Band’s ‘Wind Songs and Dances’
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Charlotte Pride Band (CPB) presents ‘Wind Songs and Dances’ on Saturday, March 2. The concert will be led by CPB’s artistic director, John Stanley Ross. Dr. Ross is director of bands at Appalachian State University. Featured works on the concert are “Suite of Old American Dances” by Robert Russell Bennett and “Symphonic Dance No. 3, Fiesta” by Clifton Williams. Other selections are by Percy Grainger, Ennio Morricone, Rossano Galante, Leslie Gilreath, and Nathan Daughtrey. The concert is in Heaton Hall at Myers Park Baptist Church beginning at 5 pm. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door or online at http://www.charlotteprideband.org/!tickets/. CPB begins its ninth year and has approximately 50 members drawn from the greater Charlotte’s LGBTQI community and ally supporters. For more information: charlotteprideband@gmail.com.

Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 2 @ 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.

Jim Avett
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm

My love of music and the journey it has taken me on began early in life. This musical project reflects some of my experiences and opinions formed on that journey. The themes of these songs are built around experiences in love and living and my thoughts regarding both. Three of these songs deal with the serious side of love, one is gospel, one is a tragedy, and two are just fun to sing. All are based on true accounts.

I consider my abilities as a singer/songwriter, at best, marginal at times. For me, songwriting is more of a labor than it would be for a more talented person, so for you to hear this project there had to be some strong influence/motivation. This came from two areas…family (including extended family) and some very musically gifted friends. Both gave of themselves to see this project to completion and have my lasting gratitude. We all hope you are entertained by this music.

All Them Witches
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm

By most fifth LPs, the band’s sound is pretty set. Parameters established. Refinementdissipated. You get a to-formula execution of what’s worked in the past. Fair enough. AllThem Witches go a harder route.

In 2017, the Nashville four-piece offered what might’ve otherwise become their owntemplate in their fourth album (second for New West), Sleeping Through the War. It brought a larger production value thanks to oversight from producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Shooter Jennings, etc.), found them using choral vocals, expanded arrangements,bigger sounds than anything they’d done before.

They could’ve easily fallen into a pattern of watered-down clones of that record. Easily.

So naturally in a year they’ve thrown it all to the Appalachian wind, turned the process completely on its head and gone the other way: recording in a cabin in Kingston Springs, about 20 miles outside of Nashville on I-40, with guitarist Ben McLeod at the helm. Self-produced. Take that, expectation.

The result, mixed by Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith, Kurt Vile), is the most intimate, human-sounding album All Them Witches have recorded and another redefinition of who they are as a band. Introducing keyboardist/percussionist Jonathan Draper to the fold with McLeod, bassist/vocalist Charles Michael Parks, Jr., and drummer/graphicartist Robby Staebler, All Them Witches’ ATW isn’t self-titled by mistake.

It’s the band confirming and continuing to develop their approach, in the devil’s boogieof “Fishbelly 86 Onions,” the organ-laced groove and masterful flow of “Half-Tongue,” the build of “HJTC” and the fluid jam in closer “Rob’s Dream.” You can hear it in themellow patience of that last track, never lost but always wandering, and in “1st vs. 2nd,”where they turn from a frenetic shake to some purposefully metal-ish riffing while still holding onto gut-tightening tension.

And what do they do with that? Some overblown payoff? Hell no. They cut it short, drift into noise and then dig into “Half-Tongue” ahead of the moodier “Diamond,” which,true to its name, seems to turn any light that touches it into a prism. This is a band who

delight in the exploration, in finding new rules to break, and in continually learning new ways to do so.

Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues, Michael Dawes
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm

Having chalked up fifty years at the peak of the music and entertainment industry, Justin Hayward’s voice has been heard the world over. Known principally as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues, his is an enduring talent that has helped to define the times in which he worked. Over the last forty-five years the band has sold 55 million albums and received numerous awards. Commercial success has gone hand in hand with critical acclaim, The Moody Blues are renowned the world over as innovators and trail blazers who have influenced any number of fellow artists. Justin is honoured with the Moody Blues on the Rock Walk Hall of Fame on Sunset Boulevard and this year the band will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Born and brought up in Swindon in the UK, Justin’s interest in music started early when he was five years old and his grandfather bequeathed him his large collection of 78 rpm recordings. “It opened a world of imagination to me,” says Justin. Having taught himself to play the ukulele, he soon progressed to guitar and by his early teens he was playing in local groups. Upon leaving school at 17 he answered an advertisement in Melody Maker newspaper and successfully auditioned for UK Rock and Roll hero Marty Wilde. “I got the job playing guitar for Marty – it was a dream come true for me”. Justin credits Marty with encouraging him to become a songwriter; he made several recordings with Marty’s ‘Wilde Three’ and also appeared with them at the London Palladium. They remain close friends to this day: “Marty is still my hero”.

Having started the ball rolling as a songwriter in his own right with a couple of solo singles, he joined the Moody Blues in the summer of 1966. Hitting his stride immediately with the single ‘Fly Me High’, he followed it up with the classic hit songs ‘Nights in White Satin’ and ‘Tuesday Afternoon’ from the seminal album ‘Days of Future Past’. This album went on to become a favourite of the NASA astronauts and was taken aboard the Atlantis shuttle space craft by Chief astronaut “Hoot” Gibson on many missions.

This purple patch showed no sign of abating as Justin created other classic, era and genre-defining hits ‘Question’, ‘The Voice’, ‘I Know You’re Out There Somewhere’, ‘The Story In Your Eyes’ and ‘Your Wildest Dreams’. These laid the foundation for the incredible success story of the Moody Blues – as well as his solo work – which continues to this day.

When the Moody Blues took a break from touring in 1975, Justin worked on the Blue Jays album, followed by the hit single ‘Blue Guitar’ (recorded with the members of 10cc). Although the Moodies continued to record and tour at the highest level, Justin also found time to create several solo albums: ‘Songwriter’, ‘Night Flight’, ‘Moving Mountains’ and ‘The View From the Hill’.

In the 1980s, he was made a member of the famous ‘SODS’ (The Society of Distinguished Songwriters) and in 2012 he was elected ‘King SOD’. He also collaborated in 1989 with Mike Batt and the London Philharmonic Orchestra and recorded the album ‘Classic Blue’.

In March 1997, Justin was chosen as the subject for the TV show ‘This Is Your Life’ in the presence of many of his friends including Marty Wilde, Lionel Bart and astronaut “Hoot” Gibson.

Justin was presented with ‘The Golden Note’ award from ASCAP in 2005, the top honour for a British writer, and he has appeared in Nashville regularly with other songwriters in showcase events. In 2013, The Performing Rights Society in the UK awarded him his second Ivor Novello statue for ‘Outstanding Achievement’.

Live Metal Show
Mar 2 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 12:30 am

Enjoy a great night of live metal bands, beer and maybe some pool. Rex Mortuum, Deviate, Sleep of Reason and Animus Remains playing live at Charlotte’s Keg N Cue. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Amigo, Temperance League
Mar 2 @ 10:30 pm

Amigo is a rock and roll band. This might sound quaint or even a little passé but it’s an entirely apt and appropriate description. Amigo is a guitar, a bass, a drum set and buckets full of songs and its members share a proud and unrepentant belief in rock & roll’s divine promise and power to shake audience and band alike to their core.

The Charlotte-based quartet, comprised of guitarist Slade Baird, bassist Thomas Alverson, drummer Adam Phillips and keyboardist Molly Poe, has been putting rubber to road in senses both theoretical and literal since their inception in 2012, developing their keen sense of harmony and interplay, honing their songwriting chops and developing an absolutely white-hot live show which has become the main vehicle for their brand of rock and roll evangelism.

 

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Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 3 @ 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.

Richard Shindell
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm

Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York’s Hudson Valley, Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. From his first record, Sparrow’s Point (1992) to his current release, Careless (September 2016), Shindell has explored the possibilities offered by this most elastic and variable of cultural confections: the song. 

The path that led him to songwriting was both circuitous and direct. Taking up the guitar at the age of eight, he spent his formative years learning the instrument – first acoustic, then electric. And he listened: Beatles, Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Motown, Bowie, Hunter-Garcia, King-Goffin, Paul Simon, Bill Monroe, Rogers & Hammerstein. Their songs gave the impression of having always been there, so solid and self-evident were their melodies, hooks, grooves, and lyrics. Listening to WNEW or WLIR in 1970s NY felt like a kind of anamnesis. So it seemed completely out of the question to imagine that a song could be written – by anyone, anywhere, anytime, about absolutely anything. If he sang, it was just to sing along, or harmonise to the hymns in church.

On the other hand, a good song seemed like such a simple little thing. A voice in the back of his head kept whispering that surely it must be possible to write one. He would make his first attempts at it during college, where he studied Philosophy. According to him, these early songs were ‘abysmal: pointless, self-indulgent drivel. It’s a wonder I ever allowed myself to try again.’

After college and a nine month stint in a Zen Buddhist community in Upstate New York, he headed to Europe with his guitar, finding something not approaching a livelihood performing in the Paris Metro, where his repertoire consisted of Fahey-tinged fingerpicking, Blakian flatpicking and ‘endless droning along in open tunings.’ Evincing an early inclination toward self-imposed commercial exile, he sought out the less-travelled corners of the Metro. ‘I loved the acoustics in those tunnels, but only when they were empty.’

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Mon
Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 4 @ 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.

Piano Bar Karaoke with Ryan Stamey
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm

Piano karaoke with host Ryan Stamey. You pick the song and Ryan accompanies you on the baby grand.

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