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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

Mar
2
Sat
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.

 

Mar
3
Sun
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.’

Mar
4
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.

Every First Monday
8pm-11pm
7:30 Signup
$3
21+

Dr. Dog, The Nude Party
Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm

“I feel like I’m in a totally new band right now,” says Dr. Dog guitarist/singer Scott McMicken. It’s a bold declaration considering he’s been co-fronting the beloved indie outfit for a decade-and-a-half, but it cuts straight to the heart of the intense and transformative experience behind the group’s brilliant new album, ‘Critical Equation.’ The most infectious and adventurous collection Dr. Dog has laid to tape yet, the record was born from a journey of doubt and discovery, a heavy, sometimes painful reckoning that ultimately brought the band closer together with more strength and clarity than ever before. Call it an existential awakening, call it a dark night of the soul, whatever it was, it fueled one of the most fertile creative periods in the group’s history and forced them to confront that timeless question: what do we really want?

“We’d been touring and making records for our entire adult lives, and I think we just needed to take a step back,” reflects bassist/singer Toby Leaman, who splits fronting and songwriting duties with McMicken. “It was important for all of us to figure out if we were actually doing what we wanted to be doing, or if we were just letting momentum carry us down this path we’d always been on.”

The path to ‘Critical Equation’ was an unusual one for the Philadelphia five-piece (McMicken, Leaman, guitarist Frank McElroy, keyboardist Zach Miller, and drummer Eric Slick), and it stretches all the way back to 2014, when the band completed work on an album titled ‘Abandoned Mansion.’ Instead of releasing the record the following year as planned, they temporarily shelved it in favor of an opportunity to partner with the celebrated Pig Iron Theatre Company on a reimagining of ‘The Psychedelic Swamp,’ a long lost McMicken-Leaman collaboration that actually predated Dr. Dog’s debut album. The resulting theatrical/concert performance premiered at the Philly Fringe Festival, and the accompanying LP earned rave reviews, with NPR hailing it as “a concept album that wanders and sprawls to absorbing effect” and Under The Radar swooning for its “unmistakably sublime harmonies.” Despite representing something of a Rosetta Stone for Dr. Dog, the album also marked a major departure, with elaborate production and experimental arrangements that broke from the simpler, more emotionally direct studio sound they’d been gravitating towards over the years. Rather than the start of a new chapter, ‘The Psychedelic Swamp’ seemed to symbolize the closing of a circle, which made it an ideal catalyst for some serious soul searching.

Find Your Muse Open Mic
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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

Sabrina Carpenter
Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm

Sabrina Carpenter is on the edge of a new beginning with her new album Singular: Act I. This marks her third record, and she has grown considerably as an artist and writer between each release – something that especially shines through on Singular: Act I. ‘I’m beginning in a different place than I was before,’ says nineteen-year-old Carpenter of her latest project. In short, Carpenter knows herself better than ever.

Carpenter approached Singular: Act I a little bit older and a little bit wiser than she was when she began writing songs for her first album. She opted to push herself out of her comfort zone, flaunting the confidence of someone who has entered young adulthood and found their own voice.  That same sense of empowerment is weaved throughout Singular: Act I: a set of eight sonic epiphanies (all of which she co-wrote) blending Carpenter’s R&B-style vocals with the atmospheric pop sensibilities she helmed on her sophomore record EVOlution. “With every song I wanted to act and be able to tell the story theatrically, and that was something I don’t think I got to do with EVOlution,” she said. To do that, Carpenter enlisted a group of musical power players to help craft Singular: Act I including Stargate, Jason Evigan, Oak Felder, Ross Golan, Johan Carlsson, Oscar Gorres, Brett McLaughlin and Steph Jones.

Carpenter’s new album comes after a big year for the burgeoning pop star. Earlier this year she released “Alien” with Jonas Blue, as well as the first single from Singular: Act I, “Almost Love.” She most recently starred in the feature film The Hate U Give, based on Angie Thomas’ 2017 novel of the same name, and will take on her first leading role in The Short History of The Long Road in 2019. 

“I feel like I’m so lucky that I’m surrounded by a generation that doesn’t make me feel like being outspoken or having an opinion is wrong.” Singular: Act I is just the beginning of Carpenter’s new era — Act II is coming soon

Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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.

Mar
5
Tue
Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 5 @ 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.

Citizen Cope
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm

Dug deep into the rich soil of American music, Cope’s roots are complex – you may think of Bill Withers or Neil Young or John Lee Hooker or Van Morrison or Willie Nelson or Al Green. Yet, listening to Cope, you also may think of none of the above. You may not think at all, but rather feel a man exposing stories that haunt his heart.

He was born Clarence Greenwood, a child of the seventies, and his life journey is as singular as his art. He is the radically mashed-up product of Greenville, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Vernon, Texas; Austin, Texas; Washington, DC; and Brooklyn, New York. These locations are felt everywhere in his stories. His sounds are southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic. 

In the midst of the squalor, grandeur, and hypocrisy of the nation’s capitol, Cope set up camp. Vocalist Michel Ivey recruited him as a mad scientist who feverishly concocted samples for the artsy-edgy configuration known as Basehead. As the group hit the road, Cope stayed in the background, moving dials and pushing buttons. Inside his head, he heard stories that still had not assumed full form.

The long night of gestation got even longer. Finally, as the songs gave birth, Cope assumed others would sing them. He had sculpted certain stories and developed certain sounds. As a serious artist with no interest in rock star glory, Cope presumed he’d eventually find the right voice to sing his songs.

The right voice was found. By playing in local venues, the writer/producer ultimately met the only singer equipped to narrate the idiosyncratic stories. That voice resided within his own soul. The writer/producer/singer were one, living inside the wide confines of Cope’s vision.

On record the vision is first expressed in Citizen Cope, the debut album from 2002. The artist is still finding his footing and, although his trademark poetry is firmly in place, this is the only record where the production isn’t entirely his own. The aural environment is more elaborate, the sound not yet reduced down to the common denominator that we come to know as Cope. The theme, though, is clear—it’s “Contact,” the cry for a connection to a world that is at once bewildering, necessary, and fraudulent. The issues are serious. “You’ve got them crooked politicians,” he writes, “eating up the treasury and taking our cash to spend on the prisons while the youth they fast.” The groove is insistent. “Let the Drummer Kick” is the name of the song that says, “You’ve got to bust through…mass confusion, solution, conclusion, inspiration is what pulls you through.” Busting through, pulling through, getting through to “Salvation,” a story in which Judas shows up in DC and takes aim at the singer’s soul.

While making records over the past decade, Cope has wrestled with a number of record companies. They have loved him, rejected him, readopted him, and ignored him. Listening to his uncompromised songs—to the tough integrity in his voice—it’s not surprising to learn that he hasn’t hesitated to go over the heads of the music execs. From the get-go, he has taken his case to the people. He has toured tirelessly. He has brought his stories—with a band or simply with his guitar—to whatever venue would have him. His motivation to make music directly in front of people, so matter the size of the crowd, has won his a vast audience in America and abroad. As a troubadour, he has prospered, relentlessly criss-crossing the land, his songs in his back pocket. 

The Last Bison
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm

In 2012 The Last Bison seemingly rose from the marshes of southeastern Virginia to captivate the national music scene with a rare blend of music that NPR dubbed, “Classical influenced southern folk rock.” Commenting on the band’s self-released debut album, Quill, a blogger for the popular music sharing site NoiseTrade remarked: “(The Last) Bison has already crafted a sound that is threaded with their own singular strands of creativity. Songs unfurl in textured, poetic waves that are based far more in inspiration than imitation.” WXPN of Philadelphia noted The Last Bison “has subsequently swept the musical scene with its complex arrangements, refined lyrics and vocal harmonies.”

Having drawn comparisons in the past to indie superstars the likes of Mumford & Sons, The Decemberists, and Fleet Foxes, their VA project harvested a more dynamic, and anthemic sound from the soil of their folk roots. The addition of electric bass and keyboards to their extensive collection of acoustic instruments gave them a more dynamic, driving sound. After a performance at Norfolk, Virginia’s Harborfest, the The Daily Press commented on the new musical direction saying, “The result is a more rocking sound, though the band still remains true to its folkie roots.”

Following their first independent release, Quill, in 2011, The Last Bison was signed to Universal Republic Records and created the Inheritance album in 2013. The 2014 VA album found The Last Bison returning to their independent roots, having self-produced the project in collaboration with Media House Music.

To capture the sounds on The Last Bison’s 2014 VA (pronounced Virginia,) the band spent many days and nights in an old A-frame cabin. The cabin, called “the Wigwam” sits on a summer camp on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp near the band’s home in Chesapeake, Virginia. The pine-lined walls and high-lofted beams became home to a temporary studio where front man Ben Hardesty says, “We had freedom to explore and create without the time constraints we lived under on previous projects.” Out of this rustic cabin emerged a collection of music with booming organic drums and energy beyond anything on their previous work.

Ben Hardesty, who is the primary songwriter and vocalist, recorded the drum tracks on VA. Andrew Benfante, who has played a 1930s reed organ on previous works, added piano to the layers, and Amos Housworth expanded from cello to offering all the bass tracks on the project. Dan Hardesty alternated from banjo to mandolin to guitar, while he and Annah Housworth, who playsed bells, provided the lush backing vocals. Teresa Totheroh’s violin remained the thread that sowed the myriad parts together.

Open Jam with the Smokin’ Js
Mar 5 @ 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! 
 
 
Sneaks w/ High Cube, Sidenote
Mar 5 @ 9:00 pm
Just as she takes up space in the male-dominated Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area punk scene, Sneaks aka Eva Moolchan takes up space among the patriarchy. Highway Hypnosis, her forthcoming album on Merge Records that will drop in January, plays on hip-hop, post-punk, and invented words to fill a gap between the feminist underground and genre-specific singles charts. Through it, Moolchan joins the resistance forged by queer black feminists who create, explore, empower, conquer, and play bass. 
High Cube: Extra minimal Charlotte pop made by Bo White and Brett Green
Sidenote: Sidenote Is an Artist from Charlotte North Carolina. Creative and Growing. She keeps her hands in about everything. From rapping, singing , and poetry . She’s ready for the world and to put out her message.
Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Mar 5 @ 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. 

 

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6
Wed
Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Mar 6 @ 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.

Tosco Music Open Mic
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open Mic format for the Tosco Music Open Mic is we gather for a sing-a-long session from 7:30 to 8 pm or so, then we start going down the list of performers. Everyone gets one song, so be in tune and ready to play when your name is called. It is first come, first play on the sign up sheet, however we give priority to school aged performers. 

Tosco Music’s mission is to…
present a wide variety of music through performances and outreach programs;
foster a sense of community among listeners and performers through inclusive participation; and
connect professional and amateur musicians to share and inspire one another.

Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 6 @ 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.

Subtronics with Blunts & Blondes
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm

Philadelphian native, Subtronics, better known as Jesse Kardon to friends &family, is a 20 year-old heavy bass producer. Beginning in early 2011, youngJesse began under the alias Arkitect, but later would switch to Subtronics due to branding and use issues. Completely harnessing his sound more between the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013, the producer began to grow exponentially in his musical skill and began his next EP, Cataclysm, Released inApril of 2012, the Cataclysm EP [Ordinance Records] would recognize hisoriginal, ‘Cataclysm’ and a remix from the lovestep producer, Jenga.Following this release, Subtronics began to work on another EP, one better thanever before. The “Corruption EP” would follow, releasing on Tectonik Records,the bass sub-label of where it all began, Ordinance Records. This EP would gainrecognition from the likes of JPhelpz, Xaebor, Inval3d, Obridium, & more. Overthe next few months, you’ll see new releases from Subtronics on SuspectDubstep’s Prime Audio, DarkstepWarrior’s Xenomorph Recordings, and freereleases along the way.

Sexy Dex & the Fresh, with Joshua Cotterino
Mar 6 @ 10:00 pm
Sexy Dex & The Fresh: Giving your insides some soul, from New Orleans
Joshua Cotterino:

aspring Punk Rocker

Mar
7
Thu
Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 7 @ 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.

Here Come The Mummies
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm

Here Come the Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000 year-old Egyptian Mummies with a one-track mind. Their ‘Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave’ is sure to get you into them (and possibly vice versa).

Since their discovery HCTM has been direct support for P-Funk, Al Green, Mavis Staples, KC and the Sunshine Band, and Cheap Trick; rocked Super Bowl Village; become a regular on The Bob and Tom Show; played massive festivals like Summer Camp, Common Ground, Voodoo Fest, Musikfest, Suwannee Hulaween, and Riverbend; and sold tickets by the thousands across large swaths of North America.

Maybe that’s why the ladies (and some dudes) can’t stop losing their minds over these mayhem-inducing mavens of mirth.

Some say they were cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh’s daughter. Others claim they are reincarnated Grammy-Winning studio musicians. Regardless, HCTM’s mysterious personas, cunning song-craft, and unrelenting live show will bend your brain, and melt your face. 

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