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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
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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. 

Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Looking for a place to showcase your musical talent? Look no further! Join us every Thursday for our Open Mic. It’s free to watch and play! If you would like to perform, please show up at 7pm to sign up.

 

The Motet, No BS! Brass Band
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm

Music and escapism go hand-in-hand. 

A concert or an album can unlock another world, if you let it. The Motet respect and revere this time-honored phenomenon. Fusing fiery funk, simmering soul, and improvisational inventiveness, the Denver, CO seven-piece—Lyle Divinsky [vocals], Dave Watts [drums], Joey Porter [keyboards], Garrett Sayers [bass], Ryan Jalbert [guitar], Parris Fleming [trumpet], and Drew Sayers [saxophone]—have continually provided an escape for listeners over the course of seven full-length albums since 1998, including their latest release Totem and with an upcoming 2019 release. That extends to countless sold out shows and festivals everywhere from Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and Summer Camp to All Good Music Festival and High Sierra Music Festival as well as 16 consecutive years of themed Halloween concerts.

“When you’re listening to us, I want your mind to be taken away from wherever you are during the day and into some other place,” states Dave. “It’s all about that.”

After quietly building a diehard and devoted following, 2016 represented a watershed year for the musicians. They welcomed Lyle and Drew into the fold and released Totem, which drew acclaim from Relix, AXS, 303 Magazine, and many others. For the first time, The Motet sold out the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater—the holy grail venue of their hometown—cataloged on Live at Red Rocks. Sell-outs followed everywhere from The Fillmore (San Francisco) and Tipitina’s (New Orleans) to Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn), Park West (Chicago), and Crystal Ballroom (Portland). The group locked into an unbreakable groove.

“We’ve never been a band that just blew up overnight,” Dave goes on. 

“We’ve been very tenacious about our movement forward. We’ve been through many different iterations throughout the years. Right now, it feels like we’ve got the lineup that’s making an impression on our scene. Lyle is the perfect match for us. He’s got musicality and this raw energy we all resonate with. He ignited this spark to put work in and write inspiring music.”

Whiskey Myers
Mar 7 @ 8:00 pm

It would be an understatement to say that a lot has happened since Whiskey Myers was last in the recording studio. Over two whirlwind years, the gritty Texas band hit #1 on the iTunes Country Chart with their breakout third album ‘Early Morning Shakes,’ earned raves everywhere from Rolling Stone to USA Today, and toured the US and UK relentlessly, slaying massive festival crowds and sharing stages with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., Jamey Johnson, and more along the way. You’d be forgiven, then, for expecting things to work a little differently this time around when the band reunited with acclaimed producer Dave Cobb for their stellar new album, ‘Mud.’ But as it turns out, success doesn’t change a Southern gentleman, and they don’t come any more Southern than Whiskey Myers.

Fueled by larger-than-life performances honed tight from countless nights on the road, ‘Mud’ finds the band scaling new heights of songwriting and musicianship, with searing guitars, soulful vocals, and indelible hooks. While their approach to the music and humble, hard-working attitudes may not have altered, there have been developments in the Whiskey Myers world, most notably with the arrival of new faces. For the recording sessions, the band’s five founding members—Cody Cannon on lead vocals and guitar, Cody Tate and John Jeffers on guitars, Gary Brown on bass, and Jeff Hogg on drums—fleshed out their sound with the addition of fiddler/keyboard player Jon Knudson and percussionist Tony Kent, who are both now full-time members.

‘They bring a great energy, and I think it’s really helped our sound and makes the band more versatile,’ explains Cannon. ‘There’s less room onstage now, but sometimes a family grows.’ 

Even in the face of their rapidly-growing profile and expanding lineup, the band found they were able to pick up exactly where they left off when they returned to the studio for ‘Mud.’

‘We don’t want a high stress situation, and we don’t want to feel uncomfortable while we’re recording, because we want to make sure everybody can get into their creative mode,’ explains Brown. ‘Dave has a laid back attitude as far as making music and that fits right in with the way we work. His ear is similar to ours and he has the same kind of vision for what the music should sound like.’

‘Where you come from and where you grew up influences your music a lot,’ says Cannon. ‘As a band, we don’t go into the studio with any preconceived theme. You just sit down and you write and the songs come out naturally.’

In the end, there may be no better word for Whiskey Myers than authentic. This music is in their blood, and it flows as naturally from them as a spring feeding a mountain creek. While a record this good is sure to send their (lone)star rising higher than ever before, you can rest assured that success still won’t be changing this band any time soon. They make music they’re proud of that celebrates where they come from and makes people feel good. As far as they’re concerned, that’s all the success anyone could ever ask for. 

The Shana Blake Band at Smokey Joe’s Cafe
Mar 7 @ 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.

Umfang
Mar 7 @ 10:00 pm

Discwoman co-founder Umfang was born in the Bronx, grew up in Kansas and has been living in Brooklyn since 2010. She holds a monthly residency Technofeminism at Bossa Nova Civic Club focusing on emerging talent. She enjoys playing with people’s expectations of how a techno set can be defined. Her amorphous polyrhythmic productions have been released on the legendary Ninja Tune label as well as 1080p.

support from
Longchild (danse direkt)
Oliver Long (Activ-Analog Records / abstracta)
Lon Lon Rancher (Church of Sinetology)

Wild Moccasins
Mar 7 @ 10:30 pm

Fronted by Zahira Gutierrez (vocals/keyboard) and Cody Swann (guitar/vocals), Wild Moccasins’ forthcoming third full-length serves as a new beginning for the group. Look Together tackles themes of repairing relationships, shedding insecurities, and fresh starts, with vibrant guitar/synth lines layered under Gutierrez’s pop melodies. The impassioned 12-track LP began to form merely a week after the release of 2014’s 88 92, as Gutierrez and Swann’s decade-long romantic relationship dissolved.

Healing proved to be difficult, as Wild Moccasins were charted for two years of extensive touring. Gutierrez and Swann would spend countless hours in a shared van, painfully staring each other down on stage and exchanging exaggerated he- said-she-said’s through songwriting.

Gutierrez and Swann began their writing partnership roughly a year into their romantic relationship, in 2007. The group has undergone roster changes over the years, but currently exists with the addition of Avery Davis (drums) and original member Nicholas Cody (bass). Their latest effort is highly pop-powered, with Ben H. Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Deerhunter, Animal Collective) at the production helm. The result is a diverse album that blends guitar-driven elements of Wild Moccasins’ early discography with expansive electronic and ’80s/’90s pop components, culminating as a resilient break-up record co-written by exes who chose to reconcile their differences the only way they knew how – working towards a common musical goal.

Mar
8
Fri
Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 8 @ 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.

Sean McConnell, Caleb Elliott
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm

“From a very young age, I just knew that I was gonna spend my life making music,” Sean McConnell states. “I never really questioned it, so I just forged ahead and didn’t let anything stop me.”

Although his self-titled new Rounder album will serve as his introduction to many listeners, the personable young artist is actually a seasoned, distinctive songwriter and an experienced performer with a quartet of D.I.Y. indie releases to his credit. Having built a substantial grass-roots fan base through tireless touring and old-fashioned hard work, McConnell is primed for a mainstream breakthrough.
Sean McConnell demonstrates exactly why McConnell has already won such a devoted audience. He writes vivid, forthright, effortlessly catchy songs whose incisive melodic craft is matched by their resonant emotional insight. Such instantly memorable tunes as “Holy Days,” “Beautiful Rose,” “Bottom of the Sea” and “Best We’ve Ever Been” are both catchy and personally charged, conveying an unmistakable sense of personal experience while exploring universal truths.

“This record’s a bit of a step for me,” McConnell asserts. “It’s a real storyteller record, and it’s pretty autobiographical. I’m learning how to be more honest and understated in my writing, and I wanted to match that sonically and vocally. When I look at this collection of songs, I see a lot of nostalgia, and looking back on sacred moments. I’m kind of nostalgic and reflective by nature.”

McConnell recorded the album in his adopted hometown of Nashville with producers Jason Lehning and Ian Fitchuk, who also contributed keyboards and drums, respectively. The recording took place prior to McConnell signing with Rounder, with the artist financing the sessions himself.

Big Head Todd & The Monsters
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm

Age Restrictions: All ages welcome!

 

Admission Type: General Admission/Standing Room. Premium Seating also available, see below.

 

Premium Seating: Select Premium seating will be available to purchase at the venue for most events. For info on Premium seating options emailFillmorePremiumSeats@Livenation.com

 

Parking: There is parking available across the street from the venues. The parking structure and surface lots are not controlled by the venues, so pricing may vary based on the event. 

 

Buy early and save! Ticket prices will increase the day of show. All dates, acts, & ticket prices subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale.

Metal Madness, Black Ritual, Violent Life Violent Death, Kairos
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm

Featuring: Black Ritual, Violent Life Violent Death, Kairos, Metal Madness

The Underground Is A General Admission Standing Room Only Venue! Doors Open At 7pm & Show Begins At 8pm!

Savannah Conley + Katie Pruitt
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm

Emerging singer/songwriter Savannah Conley was born and raised just outside Nashville. Influenced by musical parents – her father was a guitarist and her mother a background singer – she has been performing since the age of seven. Now 21, Conley recently released her EP Twenty-Twenty, featuring stand out track “All I Wanted.” Twenty-Twenty was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Anderson East) and is Conley’s first release in partnership with Cobb’s Low Country Sound imprint at Elektra Records. Twenty-Twenty received critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone who referred to the release as an “emotionally rich collection of tracks full of moody instrumentation and whip-smart lines.” Rolling Stone also named Conley one of their “Artists You Need To Know” in March of this year.

Aretha Franklin Tribute–A Benefit for RAINN
Mar 8 @ 9:00 pm

Aretha Franklin had one of the most iconic voices the world has ever heard. Join us on International Women’s Day as we pay tribute to her and her music. Proceeds to benefit RAINN.

Sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Player Made: An Ode to Southern Rap of all Eras
Mar 8 @ 10:00 pm
Permanent Vacation’s Elevator Jay, Jaboi B Rab and A-Huf present an Ode To Southern Rap of All Eras 
Permanent Vacation: DEEP FRIED FAMILY ~ Est. 2010 Work hard & party hard w/ the intent to get that P/V..
Veaux, AfroBear
Mar 8 @ 10:30 pm

Veaux

ashville’s newest alt/pop trio, VEAUX, consists of brothers Aaron and Dominick Wagner and long-time friend Andrew Black. 
After playing music together off and on for years, the band finally took shape late one night in a hotel bar over a round of gin and tonics. 

Their newest single, “If You Could Feel My Love,’ embodies the frustration of constantly being on the wrong page with someone you’re trying to reconcile with. When words fail you and your only hope is that your actions speak louder.
The name VEAUX (pronounced “vō”), a colloquial French term for “commoner,” is a nod to the humble origins of the members and their desire to always stay true to who they are. Aaron Wagner has this to say on the subject: “When we look back on our lives as old men, I want to be able to say that we were true to ourselves. We spent years being paralyzed by fear and perfectionism, and we are finally in a place as a band and as a family to create honest art and let the chips fall where they may.”

The band is currently in the studio writing songs and booking shows across the country.

AfroBear

AfroBear is a four piece Soul-Ternative Rock Band, infusing elements of Reggae, Hip Hop and Blues music. 

The four members moved in together with the sole purpose of creating and recording new, original music. 

The band is known for their tight grooves and electric live shows.

Mar
9
Sat
Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 9 @ 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.

Cory Wells, Kaska Sun
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm

Cory Wells is an alternative singer/songwriter from Charlotte, NC. Hailing from New Orleans, LA, born into a family of musicians, Cory finds himself armed with a 6 string Alvarez acoustic guitar at 15 years old, and a fiery rage to send his love of music out into the open heart. Crafting his guitar, piano and violin skills, he embarks early on a mission to write songs based on his extraordinary and challenging life, leading him into forming his first music project, a duo named Jacobs Well.

Inspired by the honest and raw storytelling of Rob Thomas , Wells finds solace and escape from broken home to grouphomes by putting life’s struggle and trials into lyrics and melodies. This will later shape Well’s trademark melancholic yet powerfully soaring vocal reminiscent of the great classic rock vocalists of the 80’s. 

At only 17, Cory enters and wins the prestigious ”Queen City Idol” competition with ”Jacobs Well”. Consequently he forms wildly edgy rock band MANIC at 19, earning much notoriety, titles in music competitions by regional radio stations and a successful tour of the US. Wells later reconstructs and re-names the band to FALLING THROUGH APRIL, leading to label opportunities, festival appearances, support slots for established acts like Third Eye Blind, and studio sessions with renowned producers such as Rene Moore ( Rene & Angela, Jay-Z, Michael Jackson) and Mitch Easter (R.E.M.). The band remains together touring for several years before parting ways, and Cory follows up with his debut EP release of ”The New Old” under his new project ”Subliminal Confession”, featuring a sold out EP release in Charlotte. 

Staying true to his heart, in a passionate pursuit of a solo career beginning in 2016, Cory’s music currently goes under the name of Cory M. Wells. In anticipation of releasing his debut solo EP, ”Out from the dark” on May 4, Wells released his debut music video for his single ”Running Wild”, and embarks on a 20 date US tour from September 2018.

Often compared to Dallas Green and James Bay, Wells puts his own stamp on heartfelt melodic rock with vocal loops, stunning harmonies and honest stories of life’s unexpected turns, family, long distance love, finding strength in loss, and turning pain into something beautiful.

Jocelyn & Chris Arndt Band
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm

Devastatingly powerful vocals & retro-rock guitar, with lyrics that run the gamut from vulnerable to all-out venomous: Jocelyn & Chris Arndt are creating a new generation of authentic album rock.

“Their show is like walking into a theatre expecting a Disney classic and finding a Quentin Tarantino flick instead.” -New Haven Independent

“Her voice will grab you by the collar, bang your head on the table, and make you pay attention.” -Baeble Music

“Raw emotion, blues-and-soul inflected power, and an energy level you wish some acts on the radio today would have.” A Sides / Huffington Post

“The Arndts owned the stage with inferno-like intensity (think Amy Winehouse x Janis Joplin x Fiona Apple).” -Edge Television / Hollywood, CA

“Imagine Stevie Nicks meets Stevie Ray Vaughan.” -Punchland

“The Arndts sound like they were raised on 60’s rock records, and would enjoy having a drink with the ghost of Janis Joplin.” -New York Scene Report

The ties that bind any siblings vary in strength. For Jocelyn and Chris Arndt, those ties are made of carbon fiber. “He’s my best friend,” says Jocelyn. And to be able to chase this shared dream with my best friend, well, that’s everything.” And chase it they have, from their first concert in elementary school all the way to their position as national-touring and recording artists today. Parade Magazine calls their energy “gripping”; the Huffington Post calls it “raw emotion.” Relix calls it “galvanic” and “crackling.” Conveying the power in their live show, to be sure, is difficult. One only knows that it’s powerful, mesmerizing, unforgettable, and uniquely their own.

P!NK: BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA WORLD TOUR
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Beautiful Trauma World Tour is the current seventh concert tour by American singer Pink, in support of her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma.

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 11 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Verified Fan Presale : Tue, 8 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

ShredNet Presale : Tue, 8 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

VIP Package Presale : Tue, 8 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Thu, 10 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

VIP Package Onsale : Fri, 11 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Presale : Thu, 10 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Tue, 8 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Preferred Tickets : Fri, 11 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Official Platinum : Tue, 8 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/213582712706018/

Southern Culture on the Skids, with Esther Rose
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm

Southern Culture On The Skids has been consistently recording and touring around the world since its inception in 1983, when Rick Miller was a grad student at UNC-Chapel Hill. The current lineup (Dave Hartman – drums; Mary Huff – bass and vocals; Rick Miller – guitar and vocals) has been playing together for over 30 years. The band’s musical journey has taken them from all-night NC house parties to late night network talk shows, and from performing at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan to rockin’ out for the inmates at NC Correctional Facilities. Their music has been featured in movies and TV, and used to sell everything from diamonds to pork sausage, and their legendary live shows are a testament to the therapeutic powers of foot-stomping, butt-shaking rock and roll.

Bootleggers Choice is the brand new album from Southern Culture On The Skids. The album features 16 all-new recordings of the most requested songs from the bands long out-of-print major label releases, Dirt Track Date (1995) and Plastic Seat Sweat (1997), plus a re-mastered edition of the original 1991 recording of ‘Camel Walk’ from the Santo Sings EP. These 16 new recordings were tracked and mixed by Rick Miller and the original engineer/producer of Dirt Track Date and Plastic Seat Sweat, the one and only Mark Williams, at Ricks rural NC studio (and SCOTS clubhouse) The Kudzu Ranch. Double LP, CD, and digital available for pre-order Sept 14th, in stores Nov 16th .

Get Sad Y’All
Mar 9 @ 9:00 pm

The Underground Is A General Admission Standing Room Only Venue! Doors Open At 8pm & Show Begins At 9pm!

Latin Night in Plaza Midwood with Orquesta Mayor
Mar 9 @ 10:00 pm

North Carolina’s finest Salsa band, Orquesta Mayor. With a trio of vocalists, a killer horn section and director Helder Serralde, Orquesta Mayor has been performing straight up salsa since 2006, the way it was meant to be enjoyed. Whether they are covering classic hits from the Fania All-Stars, the energy of El Gran Combo, or the contemporary style of Gilberto Santa Rosa, Orquesta Mayor gets the crowd dancing with its powerful, rich sound. 

Mickey Stephens & Friends
Mar 9 @ 10:30 pm

Mickey Stephens is a songwriter/musician from Northern Ireland. He fronted Irish punk soul band The Mighty Shamrocks but emigrated to America in 1985 to escape the “troubles”. He eventually settled in South Carolina. In Charlotte in 2014, Mickey began recording new songs and enlisted Otis Hughes on bass. Poor Blue was formed from this nucleus with Jeff Kephart on drums and Tom Williams on lead guitar. 

In March 2018, the group released “Wasteground”, a biographical song cycle about Stephens’ childhood and youth during the Northern Irish troubles. This collection of moody, jazz, punk & folk influenced songs about Stephens’ journey through PTSD has been highly praised in America and Europe. 

Berlin DJ Lord Litter: “The album has incredible depth”
John Amen in No Depression: “a sublime work or art”
Mark Kemp in Creative Loafing: “mesmerizing”
Robert Kreutzer in Garagerocktopia: “the very best songs about that period I have heard. The lyrics and music indeed convey the darkness of what that time must have been like.”

Wasteground was recently named one of the top ten albums of the year by Creative Loafing.

Mar
10
Sun
Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 10 @ 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.

Robert Glasper
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm

Robert Glasper is an American singer, pianist and record producer. He has been nominated for 6 Grammys, has won 3 Grammy Awards and is currently nominated for an Emmy Award. His 2012 album Black Radio won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 55th Grammy Awards. His 2014 album Black Radio 2 won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 56th Grammy Awards. The song ‘These Walls’ from Kendrick Lamar’s album To Pimp A Butterfly won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 57th Grammy Awards, on which Glasper plays keys. The soundtrack for the film Miles Ahead won Best Soundtrack Compilation at the 58th Grammy Awards, for which Glasper was a producer. The song ‘Letter To The Free’, written with Common for the Ava DuVernay documentary 13th, won the 2017 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

Paint Fumes * Scott Yoder * Plastic Man * Pet Bug
Mar 10 @ 9:00 pm

Paint Fumes
I haven’t come across a FUZZ BENT CAVE STOMPING GARAGE PUNK BAND THIS EXCITING ALL YEAR LONG!forget just living in the past with those old CRYPT, SYMPATHY and NORTON lps, PAINT FUMES ARE THE NOW SOUND! Taking their demented crazed rock n roll up to ELEVEN, they’re a molotov cocktail of nofi killed-by-death punk and nuggets-era psychotic garage reaction. – (Tiny Grooves)
http://www.gethip.com

Scott Yoder
Drawing on his childhood fascination with the otherworldly & theatrical Scott Yoder elevates his sensitive song craft into fantastical heights with his second LP “A Fool Aloof.” An introvert at heart, Scott challenges his own singer/songwriter nature with a dynamic & engaging live show that has left audiences awestruck on his many tours promoting the single & album track “Ways Of Love.” Now with the full set of songs outlining his morphing identity out on Annibale & Burger Records Scott returns to the stage backed by a band of misfits romantics to seduce you with his mystic charm.
http://www.scott-yoder.com

Plastic Man
Psych Pop Rock from Florence, Italy
https://plasticmanband.bandcamp.com

Pet Bug
Emotional indie rock from Charlotte, NC
Members formally of Mineral Girls and Dollhands.

Mar
11
Mon
Spring Residency: Ghost Trees, TKO Faith Healer, Okapi, MOA
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm

Ghost Trees is proud to present the first of three nights of their Spring Residency featuring TKO Faith HealerOkapi (Asheville, NC), and MOA (formerly Sam the Lion).

Next Dates
April 8th
May 13th

Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 11 @ 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
Mar 11 @ 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 11 @ 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

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