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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

Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Mar 11 @ 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 11 @ 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
12
Tue
The Platform Music + Culture Series: ‘Licensed To Stream’ Panel
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

‘Licensed To Stream’ Panel will provide insight and best practice for licensing and publishing to singers, rappers, songwriters, producers, and musicians.

Our panelists are Maronda ‘Lyric’ T’Pring, Cyanca, and Krazy Figz

Every 2nd Tuesday, The Platform Series welcomes artists, musicians, producers, songwriters, aspiring artist managers, booking agents, publicists, brand managers, visual artists, videographers/photographers, bloggers, music journalists, and other creatives.

Register TODAY on Eventbrite and Visit www.theplatformevent.com

Now accepting artist showcase submissions at bit.ly/theplatformartist (showcase submissions end Feb 19th)

Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 12 @ 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.

Jason Eady
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm

On his last two albums, Jason Eady earned major acclaim for his ahead-of-thecurve take on classic country, a bold departure from his earlier excursions into blues-infused Americana. Now with his sixth album, the Mississippi-bred singer/guitarist merges his distinct sensibilities into a stripped-down, rootsoriented
sound that starkly showcases the gritty elegance of his songwriting.
The follow-up to 2014’s critically praised Daylight/Dark—an album that “belongs on a shelf next to Dwight Yoakam’s Buenos Noches from a Lonely Room, Joe Ely’s Letter to Laredo, and yes, even Willie Nelson’s Phases and Stages,” according to AllMusic—Eady’s latest finds the Fort Worth, Texas-based artist
again teaming up with producer Kevin Welch. Now longtime collaborators (with their past efforts including 2012’s AM Country Heaven, a top 40 debut on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart), Eady and Welch worked closely in crafting
the album’s acoustic-driven yet lushly textured aesthetic. “At the beginning I told everyone I wanted to make a record where, if the power went out, we could still sit down and play all the songs the exact same way,” says Eady, who points out that steel guitar is the only electric instrument featured on the album.
Despite its subtle approach, the album radiates a warm vitality that’s got much to do with Eady’s gift for nuanced yet unaffected slice-of-life storytelling. “I’ve always been drawn to writing that’s got a simplicity to it, where you’re digging deep into real day-to-day life,” he notes. Here, that means touching on such
matters as turning 40 (on the reflective, soul-stirring “40 Years”), his daughter’s growing up and going off to college (on the sweetly heartbreaking “Not Too Loud”), and the everyday struggle to “embrace the messy parts of life instead of
trying to get the point where you’ve somehow fixed all your problems” (on “Rain,” a joyfully determined anthem featuring SteelDrivers fiddler Tammy Rogers). Throughout the album, Eady’s soulfully rugged voice blends in beautiful harmonies with his wife, singer/songwriter Courtney Patton. And on “No Genie in This Bottle,” the legendary Vince Gill lends his singular vocals to what Eady refers to as a “good old country drinking song.”
In each track, Eady reveals a sharp sense of songcraft he’s honed since childhood. “Even back in my early days of getting into music, I always cared more about the writers than the singers,” says Eady, who grew up in Jackson.

Lawrence with Nathan Angelo
Mar 12 @ 8:00 pm

“The brother/sister musical phenomenon you need to hear.” – Affinity

“Lawrence is already a force to reckon with — and they’re only getting started.” – LadyGunn

“Each [song] was keyboard-driven, energetic and featured the mind-blowing vocal arrangements of Clyde and Gracie.” – Pancakes and Whiskey

“If this groovy corner of the New York City scene is going to take the world by storm, Lawrence may well be its best bet for the future.” – Live For Live Music

“The rich nine-piece arrangements pay tribute to Motown, Muscle Shoals, and everything in between…” – Relix Magazine

“Soul-Pop duo on the edge of a breakthrough.” – Popdust

“Lawrence is carefully carving out a place for themselves in pop music and redefining the genre along the way.” – Femme Riot

As NPR writes, “siblings Clyde and Gracie Lawrence are not your typical pair.” Clyde Lawrence, 24, and Gracie Lawrence, 21, have been writing songs and listening to countless Stevie Wonder, Randy Newman, and Aretha Franklin records together in the living room of their family’s New York City apartment since they were little kids. After years of playing together, they officially created Lawrence, an eight-piece soul-pop band comprised of powerhouse musicians who happen to be their best friends from childhood and college. The keyboard-driven rhythm section and tight, energetic horns create dynamic arrangements to support Clyde and Gracie’s explosive lead vocals and catchy melodies.

Their sophomore album, aptly titled Living Room, was released in September 2018. Living Room promptly reached #2 on the iTunes R&B/Soul chart, earned a featured placement on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist, and led the band to its late-night television debut on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly. The album ranges from R&B/funk feel-good pop songs to soulful and cinematic ballads. Co-produced by bandmates Jordan Cohen (tenor/baritone saxophone) and Jonny Koh (guitar), Brooklyn-based producer Eli Crews, and Clyde and Gracie themselves, Living Room chronicles the life of two kids growing up into (almost) fully formed humans and the trials and tribulations along the way, including break-ups, make-ups, a family loss, and the attempt to find harmony between excitement, anxiety, melancholy, and empowerment. Sonically, the album combines elements of Lawrence’s old and new influences by mixing live with electronic, analog with digital, and meticulousness with spontaneity. 

Upon releasing Living Room, Lawrence embarked on the Living Room World Tour, including a full set of headline dates across North America and support and festival slots across Europe. With their high-energy sound and completely live arrangements, they have gained a devoted following of all ages, demographics, and musical backgrounds. Lawrence has sold out headline shows across the country and appeared at festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Firefly, Okeechobee, Hangout, and many more. The band has also opened for notable acts such as Lake Street Dive, Vulfpeck, Jon Bellion, Soulive, Jacob Collier, Blues Traveler, O.A.R, Bernhoft, and others.

Lawrence rose to prominence in 2016 when they released their debut LP Breakfast (2016), which reached #6 on the iTunes R&B/Soul charts, and received attention and praise from a variety of sources ranging from NPR’s All Things Considered to Stephen Curry’s social media. Produced by Grammy Award winner Eric Krasno (Lettuce/Tedeschi Trucks/Soulive), Breakfast includes guest performances by NYC soul/funk mainstays Adam Deitch (Lettuce), Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy), and Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band). 

Open Jam with the Smokin’ Js
Mar 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Come to Smokey Joe’s for rustic drinks-only, live music, big TVs & pool tables in relaxed, kitsch-filled digs. Show what you got at our Open Mic nights! 
 
 
Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Mar 12 @ 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. 

 

‘No Future’: DJ Robert + Fat Keith Richards
Mar 12 @ 10:00 pm

Inaugural ‘punk night’, 2nd Tuesday of each month. No questions. No future. 

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State Champs
Mar 13 @ 6:45 pm
Open Mic Night at Summit Coffee
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Summit Coffee continues to offer live music, usually with no cover. Summit is located at 128 South Main Street in Davidson. Call them at 704-895-9090 with questions.

Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 13 @ 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.

Cody Webb, Tom Mackell
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm

Singer, songwriter, and musician Cody Webb has played hundreds of dates across the country, earning thousands of fans with his keen vocals and distinctive guitar skills. With his single “She’s Carolina,’ Cody was able to pull on the heartstrings of his native South Carolinians and draw them in like never before. After a lot of hard work and support from some of the best fans out there, Cody received over one million views on his Facebook “She’s Carolina” lyric video, as well as 100k+ streams and growing. 

Having grown up in the small town of Ridge Spring, SC, Cody’s childhood consisted of hunting, fishing, sports, and music. His mother was the music minister at his hometown church and his father was a singer-songwriter and musician, so it came as no surprise when Cody chose to follow in their footsteps and take his own path into the music world. He began playing guitar at a young age, with musical roots that were planted in southern rock. “I was influenced by Lynryd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, and many other classic rock bands.” His first big gig was at the South Carolina Poultry Festival, playing alongside his father’s band. With shaking hands and a mere twelve years of age, Cody had his spotlight moment playing the intro to “The Ballad of Curtis Lowe.’ It was that moment that Cody knew he wanted to be a guitar player, setting his eye on headlining the festival himself one day. 

Cody went on to major in mechanical engineering at Clemson University. ‘I wanted to play the downtown bars so bad,’ he says. ‘My first college gig was a party my friends threw during my freshman year. Eventually, I talked a local venue into letting me play one Wednesday. We packed it out and I never had a problem booking a date in Clemson after that.’ Cody soon found himself drawn to his more recent musical influences. “I always liked country, especially older country, but it wasn’t until my early college years, after listening to Eric Church, that I really got into modern country; he made me fall in love with the art of songwriting.” With that in mind, Cody booked nearly every weekend and ventured out regionally playing 160 plus dates during his senior year. ‘I played as much as I could and saved as much money as I could, knowing Nashville had to be my next destination.’

After years of hard work and traveling back and forth to Nashville, Cody finally achieved his goal of permanently moving to Music City in 2014. Cody has since grown and evolved, not only a singer and musician, but as a songwriter as well. “I believe what I do starts with a song and that a song is the foundation of what we do in the music business. As an artist, I’ve always wanted to take writing very seriously. I don’t want to put my style in a box; I just want to always release great songs that make me feel something.” Since making the move to Nashville, Cody has written over 150 songs and released a self-titled EP, as well as three singles (“More Than a Little,’ “She’s Carolina,” and his 2017 release “Don’t Tell Me I Won’t,” co-written with hit songwriter Jason Matthews). Perhaps the most notable part of Cody’s year so far is landing his first cut, “Memories Are Made Of,” co-written with Luke Combs and Ray Fulcher, on Combs’ debut album “This One’s For You.’ Cody has also had the opportunity to open for country artists LoCash, Cole Swindell, Lonestar, Frankie Ballard, Easton Corbin, and more. In Spring 2017, Cody lived out his childhood dream of headlining the South Carolina Poultry Festival, bringing in the largest crowd to date. 

Cody continues to set high goals and take chances. “Music is in my blood and I will keep writing and playing songs I love as long as people keep listening. I thank God every day for the opportunity to do what I love and for the fans that support what I do. Anytime someone asks me what I believe it takes to make it in this business, I respond, ‘I think you have to have a never-ending drive and love for what you do, find your own way and be a little too crazy to quit.’”

Tank and the Bangas, Maggie Koerner, Alfred Banks
Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm

Coming from New Orleans, Tank and the Bangas are surrounded by plenty of grand musical traditions. And the five-piece group has a rare knack for combining various musical styles—fiery soul, deft hip-hop, deep-groove R&B and subtle jazz—into one dazzling, cohesive whole that evokes the scope of New Orleans music while retaining a distinctive feel all its own.

“It’s music that can’t really be put in a box,” says singer and poet Tarriona “Tank” Ball. She fronts the band with vivid charisma that helped Tank and the Bangas win NPR’s 2017 Tiny Desk Concert Contest by unanimous acclaim, standing out among 6,000 entrants because of what Bob Boilen called “the depth of their lyricism and the versatility of their players.” Those same qualities also attracted the attention of Verve Records, which has signed the band.

Ball’s lyrical depth has been years in the making. She came up in the strong local slam poetry scene before meeting her bandmates: Merell Burkett on keyboards, Joshua Johnson on drums, Norman Spence on bass and synth keys and, eventually, Albert Allenback on alto sax and flute. “Growing up, I always could sing, but I wrote better than I sang, so I focused on writing,” she says. After her team won the National Poetry Slam Championship two years in a row, Ball turned her full attention to Tank and the Bangas.

What started as a loose collaboration at an open-mic night in 2011 has grown into a mesmerizing musical force that’s only picking up speed. After a featured set at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival early in the band’s career, the musicians built a reputation outside their hometown by grinding it out on the road, honing their live show and releasing the 2013 album Think Tank, all the while converting audiences into passionate fans and garnering critical acclaim, from the New Orleans Advocate to The New York Times. “It made us work hard,” Ball says of playing Jazz Fest. “It made us want to feel deserving of it.”

Their hard work is paying off: The Huffington Post says Tank and the Bangas defy description onstage, adding, “It’s music that you have to experience.” The experience is subject to change from one night to the next.

“One show will feel very electronic, or hip-hop, and another show will feel slow and vibe-y and jazzy, and then another show will just be poetry and off-the-cuff riffs,” says Johnson. “As a band, we don’t like to hear ourselves do the same thing for too long, so we might change a small thing here or there, and if we change enough small things, it seems like a big change.”

Tank and the Bangas won the Tiny Desk contest with “Quick,” a riotous single they released in 2017 (and soon accompanied with a cheeky, not entirely safe-for-work video). There’s more new music where that came from as the group works on the follow-up to Think Tank. “It’s going to be awesome,” Ball says. “It’s going to be fun, and a little vulnerable at the same time.”

The band’s ongoing evolution involves more than just music: Ball continues to grow and develop as a performer and writer. Even back in the open-mic days, she was a force of nature. “I don’t know if there’s such a thing as too free, but it was totally uninhibited. She was inspired,” Spence says, laughing at the memory. More recently, Ball has become less of a dervish onstage—“I was running around so much I didn’t have time to sing at all,” she say—while finding new ways of expressing herself as a writer.

“I don’t just think about myself when I write now,” she says. “Just being with my bandmates taught me to think more about other people. And when you have an audience of people ready to listen to you, you’re excited to connect with them, you really are.”

Hippie Sabotage
Mar 13 @ 9:00 pm

The Fillmore Charlotte is a general admission standing room only venue unless otherwise noted. Doors 7pm. Show 7pm. 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.

 

 

 
The Local Odyssey with Zodiac Lovers, Alexa Jenson
Mar 13 @ 10:00 pm

The Local Odyssey: Psychedelic dreamscapes
Zodiac Lovers: Casey Malone
Charlotte, NC
28205 
USA
Alexa Jenson: 
Our vibe: young, angsty, female singer-songwriter walks into a rock ‘n’ roll club for the first time, rounds up the most talented musicians in the joint, forms a band that brings sass, skill, and energy to any stereo or stage, and has a damn good time doing it. 

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Charlotte Symphony: Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Mar 14 @ 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.

Clark Beckham, Tim Halperin
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm

Clark’s killer vocals and profound music abilities as a multi-instrumentalist has led him on a journey from busking on the streets to performing on national television in front of millions of viewers. On American Idol, Clark’s soulful, bluesy voice outsold every other contestant combined on iTunes and placed him as THE fan favorite and runner-up of the 2015 season.

Clark’s live performances also dominated the top 10 most viewed videos on American Idol’s Youtube channel. Since Idol, Clark has performed with the Nashville Symphony, written with Brian McKnight, been nominated for the Teen Choice award for Music’s Next Big Thing, opened on tour for Jon Bellion, and signed with Quincy Jones.

Clark most recently released his EP “Year One”, which debuted at #6 on iTunes Alternative and #22 on Billboard’s R&B Sales chart. His highly awaited EP includes, “Must Be Hard Being You”, which was a collaboration with The Shadowboxers, and “I Need”, which was produced by Steve
Jordan and features John Mayer’s all-star band: Steve Jordan on drums, Pino Palladino on bass, and Isaiah Sharkey on guitar, with horn arrangements by Jerry Hey and Keyon Harrold.

We will continue to see refreshing new music from Clark that will be highly regarded and binge-worthy, making his music one for the passionate connoisseurs of music. Catch Clark’s captivating performances on his debut headline tour this fall at www.clarkbeckham.com.

Marsha Ambrosius
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm

Marsha Ambrosius-Billups is an English singer and songwriter from Liverpool, England. She embarked on her musical career as a member of Floetry. Ambrosius released her debut solo album Late Nights & Early Mornings in March 2011.

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