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Jun
19
Tue
Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jun 19 @ 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. 

 

Jun
20
Wed
Matone at Mac’s Speed Shop
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 9:00 pm

Charlotte, NC based band that plays a mix of originals & covers. Fusion of Classic Rock, funk, jazz, Folk, Americana, Reggae & Cultural Jam.

Jun
21
Thu
Jarekus Singleton at The Music Yard
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

he Music Yard presents The Jarekus Singleton Band Thursday, June 21 with opening act The Holdouts. Tickets are $10/advance and $15/door.

At just 30 years old, Jarekus Singleton is a musical trailblazer with a bold vision for the future of the blues. Springing from the same Mississippi soil as Charley Patton, Muddy Waters and B.B. King, Singleton’s cutting-edge sound—equally rooted in rap, rock and blues traditions—is all his own.

He melds hip-hop wordplay, rock energy and R&B grooves with contemporary and traditional blues, turning audiences of all ages into devoted fans. With his untamed guitar licks and strong, soulful voice effortlessly moving from ferocious and funky to slow and steamy to smoking hot, Singleton is a fresh, electrifying bluesman bursting at the seams with talent.

“A great, new blues talent…young, original, soulful and intense…superb, blistering guitar” –BLUES & RHYTHM

“Jarekus Singleton is making some serious blues noise…blending modern-day blues and emotionally intense soul with melodic, hot-toned lead guitar, funk-seasoned rhythms and hip-hop flavored lyrics” –LIVING BLUES

‘Stinging blues guitar and potent, original songs herald the emergence of a major new talent.’ – USA TODAY

Downtown Abby and the Echoes at Jack Beagles
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Mixing a passion for soul of the sixties and seventies with rock and modern influences, DownTown Abby & The Echoes epitomizes the role of the current musician: to preserve the best of the past and embrace constant evolution.

Downtown Abby and the Echoes at Jack Beagles
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
DTA & The Echoes captures the spirit of old soul while emphasizing its youthful energy and fresh songwriting. DTA & The Echoes captures the spirit of old soul while emphasizing its youthful energy and fresh songwriting.
Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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

 

Falconheart at The Gin Mill
Jun 21 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Falconheart bringing back the summer vibe with at The Gin Mill. Come ready to jam! 

Wicked Powers at The Gin Mill
Jun 21 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Wicked Powers is an Acoustic duo from Charlotte, North Carolina. We have been playing professionally for over 8 years in different groups such as jazz big bands, Rock Quintets, and funk trios. We incorperate the use of percussion and the harmonica into our show, which we’ve been told gives us a very unique sound for an acoustic duo. We play a wide variety of cover songs, and have been known to bust out very obscure songs such as bel biv devoe’s ‘poison’. We are both songwriters and though we play an majority of cover songs, we still find room to slip our originals in.
Jun
22
Fri
New Local Band at Mac’s Speed Shop
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
South End Location!
New Local is a cover band located in Charlotte, North Carolina. We are a five piece band with a wide variety of music included in our set list. Love us! 

New Local is a cover band from Charlotte, North Carolina. We are available for Weddings, Parties, Private Events, Work Events, Benefits, Clubs and Bar concerts. Our premier light and sound experience will leave you with an event to remember. Contact us for booking details!

 

Jon Linker Band at The Gin Mill
Jun 22 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Below The Belt is the product of four veteran musicians from Buffalo NY (Tommy), Charlotte, NC (Ryan &JP) and Heaven, (B-Rad). Combined, they boast 15+ years ofexperience and have played thousands of shows in and out of the Carolinas. Below the Belt brings great rock and roll back to the forefront with awesome original music, a wide array of cover songs, and a crowd-pleasing performance to keep you rocking all night long! Their versatility has been described as ‘unique’ and ‘one of a kind’. Below the Belt plays music ranging from the 70’s to the 90’s, rock to country to even hip-hop.They Have played festivals, Weddings, Parties, and clubs including Speed Street, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bobcats Arena and others. They have shared the stage with Everclear, Sponge, Better than Ezra, Avett Brothers and countless other acts. Vocalist Tommy Dee was awarded the ‘Favorite Male Vocalist’ in the QC’s Elevate Magazine Best of Awards 2015… Their first priority is having fun on stage and getting everyone involved in the show. BTB strives to keep their audiences dancing, singing, and rocking out. Below the Belt is truly a band you must come to see for yourself…
Jun
23
Sat
Ancient Cities at Heist Brewery
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Formed in North Carolina in 2013 by multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Stephen Warwick, Ancient Cities melds well-crafted lyrics with fuzzed-out guitars, hints of psychedelia, and a pop sensibility.
Warwick gained noteriety in 2010 with his lof-fi folk endeavor titled Talking Machine, receiving local acclaim as best song-writer and landing on Shuffle Magazine’s top 10 list of best albums that year.
Seeking a new musicial outlet, Warwick headed back to the studio and enlisted friends to join him in the for . Towards the end of the recordings, Justin Fedor (The New Familiars) joined Warwick and the two set out as a duo for their first tour under the name Ancient Cities, after a dream Warwick had as a child. July 2014 marked the release of Ancient Cities’ self-titled debut album, and they expanded their live sound with the addition of Justin Faircloth (The Houston Brothers) on organ and synth.
They’ve been touring up and down the east coast for a few years playing club dates as well as festivals such as CMJ Music Marathon, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and the prestegious Newport Folk Festival’s 56th anniversary. They were one of three bands chosen by Converse to play Newport, as well as record at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Boston where they started work on their follow-up album Supermoon Blackout. Ancient Cities has been featured in the Vanity Fair and the Village Voice, as well as a series of live videos with famed music sites PASTE Magazine and Live & Breathing. You can catch them this summer/fall out on tour in support of their second album.

The Music Yard Summer Concert Series
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Don’t miss a beat as we roll into our FREE Summer Concert Series here at The Music Yard! One of Charlotte’s newest live music venues- and your new favorite place to eat, drink and jam. We have loved introducing you to our favorite bands this spring and can’t wait to perk up your eardrums with more amazing music this summer! These events are rain or shine.

 

WHEN: Saturdays in June and July from 7-10 p.m. and Thursday, June 21 from 6-10 p.m.

WHERE: The Music Yard is located in between SouthBound and Mac’s Speed Shop. 2433 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC.

TICKETS: The Saturday events are free, however, to manage attendance, registration is required. For Thursday, June 21, tickets are $10. Tickets can be found here: musicyardclt.com

LINE UP:

6/2 – THE SNOZZBERRIES (Asheville, N.C.) Psychedelia, funk and fusion
6/9 – GROOVE FETISH (Wilmington, N.C.) Rock, fusion, funk and progressive
6/16 – AFRICA UNPLUGGED (Greensboro, N.C.) Funky, soulful blues and dance music
6/21 – JAREKUS SINGLETON (Clinton, M.S.) Blues *$10 ticket

6/23 – WINSTON RAMBLE (Birmingham, A.L.) Folk-rock

6/30 – CARLY BURRUSS BAND (Atlanta, G.A.) Old-school country

7/7 – EMMA’S LOUNGE (Asheville, N.C.) Space age folk wave

7/14 – JASON LEE MCKINNEY BAND (Evansville, T.N.) Country

7/21 – THE NATIONAL RESERVE (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Rock & roll

7/28 – THE NEW FAMILIARS (Charlotte, N.C.) American rock & roll

Early Ray Band at The Gin Mill
Jun 23 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Charlotte’s premier country act is Early Ray! To have only been playing 3 years, this energetic young act has already made a huge impact on the scene! Often compared to contemporary acts like Zac Brown Band and Jason Aldean, they can also scale their show back to a more throwback style in the vein of Old Crow Medicine Show and Mumford and Sons. Depending on what your needs are we can arrange the band and set to fit any occasion.
Jun
24
Sun
Leisure McCorkle at Mac’s Speed Shop
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

South End Location!

5000 Light Years Beyond the Speed of Sound (2016/17) (Nappystar Chocolates). Produced by long time collaborator and bass player “Big” Mike Mitschele, 5000 LightYears finds the classic full Leisure McCorkle band back at what they do best – making fantastic hook filled pop songs. Although clearly influenced b early Americana college rock and British alternative/Manchester/shoegazer styles, this full album marks a return to the art of emotive songwriting and clever lyrics. Leisure is currently on tour with the band solo in America and Europe to promote the album. It is available at live shows, and on iTunes and other digital music services.

 

Outshyne at Mac’s Speed Shop
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

South End Location!

With Outshyne being on a recent roll lately, it became even better when the major market retailed magazine “Country Weekly” did an interview in its November edition. The band had a whole page with picture and the interview from writer Jon Freeman in its “Who’s New” segment.  Country Superstar Chris Young appears on the cover of the month’s edition.

“Man it’s great to appear in a major magazine like Country Weekly. Be sure to go out and get a copy soon and bring it to shows for us to sign. That would be awesome.” said Waylon Owings.

Playing with an Idol:  Outshyne recently signed on to play with an idol of the group… Dwight Yoakam. Outshyne will be opening the show for Dwight on Dec. 10th in Durham, NC. “We love some Dwight Yoakam. We are very excited to get to play with a legend like him” said Outshyne’s Jason Paxton

Booking Outshyne: Buddy Lee Attractions of Nashville is currently booking dates for Outshyne for 2015 from nightclubs to Fairs & Festivals. “The staff at BLA is putting Outshyne in new places across the US but still rebooking them in some of our hot areas. If the venues wanting to put the guys in it’s place, contact BLA soon.” quoted MILLSTAR’s VP Jimmy Milliken.

Studio Time:  Outshyne will be heading back to the studio in the next month to lay down some new tracks for the new CD. “ We are very excited about the new songs we have for Outshyne to record. This next batch of songs are taking the guys back to their roots..country.” said MILLSTAR President Tommy Jones.

Be sure to go get our singles “Night With Your Name On It” & “Whiskey Whispers” from iTunes, Amazon or any other digital market.

 

JJ Grey & Mofro at NoDa Brewing Co
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times a sort of mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro live—and you truly, absolutely must—the man is fearless.

Joshua Davis
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Joshua Davis is an American designer, technologist, author and artist in new media. He is best known as the creator of praystation.com, winner of the Prix Ars Electronica 2001 Golden Nica for ‘Net Vision / Net Excellence”.

Jun
25
Mon
Nate Randall at Heist Brewery
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nate has been writing, recording, and performing in and around Charlotte NC since 2011. His band reverbnation.com/naterandallband is having a great time playing for the local breweries. He is originally from Muncie, IN and started playing music in middle school. He is versed in a wide variety of instruments including trumpet, drums, other percussion, piano, and guitar. Thanks to all our family and great friends for supporting us and cheering us on. Please continue to check out new songs/videos, and like, share, subscribe, retweet, and follow.

Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jun 25 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking to listen to nice smooth jazz, look no further than Crown Station Coffee House and Pub every Monday at 10 PM! 

Join us every Monday at Crown Station for a night of live music featuring Ocie Davis on drums and Troy Conn on guitar from 8:30-10:00. Afterwards there will be an open jam featuring Rob Linton on bass and Eric Chang on drums from 10:00-12:00.

 

Jun
26
Tue
Beo String Quartet at Free Range Brewing
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

$10 Ticket = Beer + Glass + Classical Music

WDAV’s next Small Batch Concert will be off the hook. Here’s what you can expect:
#1 WORLD PREMIERES of classical works. That’s right plural, as in multiple premieres.
#2 WORLD PREMIERE of a beer brewed by Free Range Brewing
#3 WDAV’s Mobile Record Store will be back with fresh vinyl. $1 a record or 6 for $5. We’re pricing them like it’s 1890 all over again.

WDAV has teamed up with Free Range Brewing and Charlotte New MusicFestival to present the next Small Batch concert, bringing together good music, good people, and good beer. A $10 ticket supports the station and also gets you a Small Batch glass filled with a beer from Free Range.

Beo String Quartet, CNMF’s quartet in residence, will present program of fresh chamber works by composers at the Charlotte New Music Festival. This will also include a piece by the winner of the 3rd annual Charlotte New Music & Beo String Quartet National Composition Competition: Kyle Sanna.

Jesse Terry & Ryanhood
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

A true musical journeyman, Jesse Terry has made it his mission to share his love of music fully and completely, without regard for shading his emotions or tempering his convictions.  By his own definition, he’s never been a cautious individual, but rather one who finds inspiration and optimism in the solace and joy making music brings him; and that which he can impart to others. In that regard, his artistic quest has become satisfying and self-fulfilling. 

Beo String Quartet at Small Batch Concert Series
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Presented by 89.9 WDAV Classical Public Radio in partnership with the Charlotte New Music Festival.

WDAV has teamed up with Free Range Brewing and the Charlotte New Music Festival to present the next Small Batch concert, bringing together good music, good people, and good beer. A $10 ticket supports the station and also gets you a Small Batch glass filled with a beer from Free Range.

Beo String Quartet, CNMF’s quartet in residence, will present program of fresh chamber works by composers at the Charlotte New Music Festival. This will also include a piece by the winner of the 3rd annual Charlotte New Music & Beo String Quartet National Composition Competition: Kyle Sanna.

The Small Batch Concert Series is powered by OrthoCarolina.

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Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jun 26 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Classical and modern R&B , hip hop , fusion and more. Local and visiting acts. Hosted by Ciroc. Join us every Tuesday at Crown Station for a night of live music. 

 

Jun
28
Thu
Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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

 

Jun
29
Fri
Haywire at Mac’s Speed Shop
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

South End Location!

Haywire formed in Charlottetown in 1981 by David Rashed, Paul MacAusland, Marvin Birt, Scott Roberts and Ronnie Switzer. In 1984 they won the Q104 Homegrown Vol. 1 contest; the first prize was the chance to record a single, but they took the opportunity to invest their own money and record a 5-song EP, which eventually sold over 5,000 copies in the Maritimes. In 1985 they won the Labatt’s Battle of the Bands, and used the $10,000 first prize to record more material. While the band member lineup had been largely unaltered from the start, drummer Sean Kilbride was the fourth drummer in the group’s short history. Ron ‘Bumble’ LeBlanc had replaced the original Haywire drummer Scott Roberts in 1984. He remained with the band through their demo stages, EP, and can be heard playing on two cuts of the band’s first record with Attic. LeBlanc was replaced by Mac Cole when he decided to move on from the group and pursue a formal education. Cole only played two months with the band, when Haywire’s long-time friend Kilbride became available for the job. In the summer of 1986 the group signed up Kilbride and successfully pursued a record contract with Attic.

Nate Randall at Heist Brewery
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘Just when you think great guitar music is on its way out, there’s always a track or two that keep you holding onto the thin threads that represent today’s indie-rock scene. Gold Connections’ new track “Icarus” is a solid reason to clutch hold of the great roots of guitar music, and to keep fighting for it to stay alive.’

Brother Oliver at NoDa Brewing Company
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Brother Oliver is a South Carolina-based musical project formed by two brothers, Andrew & Stephen Oliver. The brothers deliver high-energy performances through the lens of a folk-rock / psych-rock aesthetic—a genre they’ve officially coined as ‘psychedelic folk-rock.’ The band’s explorative approach to music strikes a chord with any audience and has rapidly gained recognition in the Southeast and abroad.

Seth Glier
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Seth Glier’s new album Birds is steeped in conflict and contradictions. There’s grief and loss, but also strength and resilience; doubt and dismay, but also a sense of optimism as Glier confronts heavy topics and wrestles them into the daylight.

Sons of Bill
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sons of Bill is a band from Charlottesville, Virginia founded by brothers Sam, Abe, and James Wilson, along with bassist Seth Green and drummer Todd Wellons.

Hipshack at The Gin Mill
Jun 29 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Hipshack is a rock‐pop‐funk‐soul party band that’s totally committed to keeping the dance floor packed. Known as the “Swiss Army Knife” of bands, they perform the classics, modern hits and everything in between in ALL styles of music! These lifelong musicians display the highest degree of musicianship, while maintaining an intimate connection with their audience. Their influences range from James Brown, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and the Beatles to The Police, Prince, Metallica and Led Zeppelin.  With the ability to navigate vast musical territory, Hipshack is ready to entertain all who come!

 

 

 

 

Jun
30
Sat
The Music Yard Summer Concert Series
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Don’t miss a beat as we roll into our FREE Summer Concert Series here at The Music Yard! One of Charlotte’s newest live music venues- and your new favorite place to eat, drink and jam. We have loved introducing you to our favorite bands this spring and can’t wait to perk up your eardrums with more amazing music this summer! These events are rain or shine.

 

WHEN: Saturdays in June and July from 7-10 p.m. and Thursday, June 21 from 6-10 p.m.

WHERE: The Music Yard is located in between SouthBound and Mac’s Speed Shop. 2433 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC.

TICKETS: The Saturday events are free, however, to manage attendance, registration is required. For Thursday, June 21, tickets are $10. Tickets can be found here: musicyardclt.com

LINE UP:

6/2 – THE SNOZZBERRIES (Asheville, N.C.) Psychedelia, funk and fusion
6/9 – GROOVE FETISH (Wilmington, N.C.) Rock, fusion, funk and progressive
6/16 – AFRICA UNPLUGGED (Greensboro, N.C.) Funky, soulful blues and dance music
6/21 – JAREKUS SINGLETON (Clinton, M.S.) Blues *$10 ticket

6/23 – WINSTON RAMBLE (Birmingham, A.L.) Folk-rock

6/30 – CARLY BURRUSS BAND (Atlanta, G.A.) Old-school country

7/7 – EMMA’S LOUNGE (Asheville, N.C.) Space age folk wave

7/14 – JASON LEE MCKINNEY BAND (Evansville, T.N.) Country

7/21 – THE NATIONAL RESERVE (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Rock & roll

7/28 – THE NEW FAMILIARS (Charlotte, N.C.) American rock & roll

Jul
1
Sun
Redleg Husky at Free Range Brewing
Jul 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Redleg Husky is a country and bluegrass band from Asheville, North Carolina. Since its inception in 2012, the group has been performing its unique blend of American music in barrooms, theaters, and festivals throughout the Southeast and beyond. The group has released three recordings of original music in that time, a self-titled EP in 2013, its full-length debut, Carolina, in 2014, and a second LP, My Old Heart, in 2016.

Jul
2
Mon
Find Your Muse Open Mic
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 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.
Tosco Music Open Mic
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 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.

Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 2 @ 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.

 

Jul
3
Tue
Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 3 @ 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. 

 

Jul
5
Thu
Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 5 @ 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.

 

Jul
7
Sat
The Music Yard Summer Concert Series
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Don’t miss a beat as we roll into our FREE Summer Concert Series here at The Music Yard! One of Charlotte’s newest live music venues- and your new favorite place to eat, drink and jam. We have loved introducing you to our favorite bands this spring and can’t wait to perk up your eardrums with more amazing music this summer! These events are rain or shine.

 

WHEN: Saturdays in June and July from 7-10 p.m. and Thursday, June 21 from 6-10 p.m.

WHERE: The Music Yard is located in between SouthBound and Mac’s Speed Shop. 2433 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC.

TICKETS: The Saturday events are free, however, to manage attendance, registration is required. For Thursday, June 21, tickets are $10. Tickets can be found here: musicyardclt.com

LINE UP:

6/2 – THE SNOZZBERRIES (Asheville, N.C.) Psychedelia, funk and fusion
6/9 – GROOVE FETISH (Wilmington, N.C.) Rock, fusion, funk and progressive
6/16 – AFRICA UNPLUGGED (Greensboro, N.C.) Funky, soulful blues and dance music
6/21 – JAREKUS SINGLETON (Clinton, M.S.) Blues *$10 ticket

6/23 – WINSTON RAMBLE (Birmingham, A.L.) Folk-rock

6/30 – CARLY BURRUSS BAND (Atlanta, G.A.) Old-school country

7/7 – EMMA’S LOUNGE (Asheville, N.C.) Space age folk wave

7/14 – JASON LEE MCKINNEY BAND (Evansville, T.N.) Country

7/21 – THE NATIONAL RESERVE (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Rock & roll

7/28 – THE NEW FAMILIARS (Charlotte, N.C.) American rock & roll

Jul
9
Mon
Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 9 @ 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.

 

Jul
10
Tue
Marsh In The Mainsail with Bless These Sounds Under The City
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A visceral experience. An eclectic mix of styles and genres the whole night long. 

Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 10 @ 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. 

 

Jul
12
Thu
Musicians’ Open Mic at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 12 @ 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.

 

Jul
13
Fri
Lisa De Novo at Heist Brewery
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lisa began singing and songwriting at a very young age. By age 10, she had 3 albums handwritten in journals. She started performing at community outreaches through music, drama, and dance, then branched out to open mics and solo gigs. “I’ve been in love with music for as long as I can remember. I tried out different career paths, but the only thing that felt right for me was music. Music is a powerful thing. It allows you to get things off your chest while connecting with others on a very deep level.”

 

Lisa’s influences include Amy Winehouse, Florence and the Machine, Foster the People, Lights, Ed Sheran, Above and Beyond, Odesza, and Coldplay. In October 2016, she released her first solo EP the Stars Align – now available on itunes and spotify. She has done several electronic dance music collaborations with DJ’s all over the world. The songs have more than 300,000 hits on youtube. 

 

The alternative pop/rock band – Lisa De Novo Band – is made up of singer-songwriter Lisa De Novo, lead guitarist Zach Willard, bass player Michael Lanigan, and drummer Mitch Moore. “We’ve officially been a band since April 2017 after I asked the guys to join me at Shakedown Festival. We could tell after the first time we jammed together, that we instantly clicked. The guys heard my songs and added their own unique twists to them! My jaw dropped and I knew we had to make an album.”

The Big Bang marks Lisa De Novo’s first full-length studio album. “Recording was a very difficult process. There were so many setbacks like losing my voice from late night gigs and early morning studio sessions as well as struggling to make time to write and practice.” Lisa worked hard to complete the album with a packed schedule, working more than 60 hours a week. In order to fund the album, she taught music at two different preschools, worked a studio job, hosted open mic nights, played shows, and led worship at her church—with little or no time off. Despite the personal sacrifices and recording challenges, Lisa embraces the art form of the recording process at its core. “Guitar takes were the hardest because there are so many ways to strum a G chord! The harmonies were the most fun because I was able to experiment with new vocal sounds and sing notes I never knew I could sing.’

 

The Big Bang Album is a unique blend of pop, soul, and alternative rock. Combining Mitch’s metal drum background, Michael’s funk bass techniques, Zach’s progressive rock guitar style, with Lisa’s sweet yet soulful voice, the album evokes a truly organic sound. The album includes 7 full band songs, including “Not Giving Up,” “Cigarette Love Song,” and the crowd favorite “Monkey See, Monkey Do.” There are also 3 acoustic songs that feature different instruments giving the album an exciting dynamic vibe.

 

Please join them for the Big Bang CD release show on 5/5/18!

 

*A portion of the proceeds will go to Girls Rock Charlotte – a nonprofit organization that amplifies the confidence of ALL girls and women through the power of music. www.girlsrockclt.org

Lisa De Novo debuts first full length album The Big Bang on 5-5-18 at the Visulite Theater! Click here for tickets

 
 
Urban Soil
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hailing from Raleigh North Carolina, Urban Soil weaves Americana, rock and soul into their explosive live shows and polished recordings.  Their studio albums display the uncompromising energy that Urban Soil consistently delivers live, and are a stimulating representation of the band’s skillful-yet–visceral sound.  Urban Soil has the unique ability of capturing the energy of their live shows and translating it to their studio recordings, resulting in an electrifying experience with every listen.

Jul
14
Sat
The Loft Sessions
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Emily Sage & Morgan Bosman

Join these two songbirds for a night of soulful R&B and jazzy acoustic energy in the The Atherton Lofts, an intimate industrial space that complients each artist’s unique and beautiful sound. Check this show out for a fresh listening experience, unlike what you’ve probably experienced in the Queen City thus far.

 

Doors at 6pm // Music at 7pm

Tickets $12 online or $15 at the door // Located behind Atherton Mills

 

Emily Sage

https://www.instagram.com/emilysagemusic/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5VmTuE1qfSRDnjltjkNTWL

 

Morgan Bosman

https://www.instagram.com/morganbosman/

https://open.spotify.com/track/7pSFKGahARzCFz0BIyXCdY

The Music Yard Summer Concert Series
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Don’t miss a beat as we roll into our FREE Summer Concert Series here at The Music Yard! One of Charlotte’s newest live music venues- and your new favorite place to eat, drink and jam. We have loved introducing you to our favorite bands this spring and can’t wait to perk up your eardrums with more amazing music this summer! These events are rain or shine.

 

WHEN: Saturdays in June and July from 7-10 p.m. and Thursday, June 21 from 6-10 p.m.

WHERE: The Music Yard is located in between SouthBound and Mac’s Speed Shop. 2433 South Blvd. Charlotte, NC.

TICKETS: The Saturday events are free, however, to manage attendance, registration is required. For Thursday, June 21, tickets are $10. Tickets can be found here: musicyardclt.com

LINE UP:

6/2 – THE SNOZZBERRIES (Asheville, N.C.) Psychedelia, funk and fusion
6/9 – GROOVE FETISH (Wilmington, N.C.) Rock, fusion, funk and progressive
6/16 – AFRICA UNPLUGGED (Greensboro, N.C.) Funky, soulful blues and dance music
6/21 – JAREKUS SINGLETON (Clinton, M.S.) Blues *$10 ticket

6/23 – WINSTON RAMBLE (Birmingham, A.L.) Folk-rock

6/30 – CARLY BURRUSS BAND (Atlanta, G.A.) Old-school country

7/7 – EMMA’S LOUNGE (Asheville, N.C.) Space age folk wave

7/14 – JASON LEE MCKINNEY BAND (Evansville, T.N.) Country

7/21 – THE NATIONAL RESERVE (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Rock & roll

7/28 – THE NEW FAMILIARS (Charlotte, N.C.) American rock & roll

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Graham Stone at Find Your Muse Open Mic
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Graham Stone Music is the current solo project of Graham McCune Stoll. Currently based in Richmond, Virginia, Graham recorded and released ‘Until the Day’–an album with ten songs that marked his first solo effort.

Released independently and comprised entirely of original songs from both past and present, Until the Day is an offering that spans a full decade of songwriting.

“Some of these songs were written 10 years ago and some of them were written out on the road with Aubrey the same year I recorded the album.”

The song Flowers in Montana is a road song; written during a trek through Glacier National Park. “It’s really a song to my daughter Katrianna. I’ll never forget the overwhelming need to get those words down on paper. Looking at it now, the song kind of visits the concepts of age and memory. Loneliness and togetherness. Life and death. And all of that just kind of poured itself out of me over the course of a few minutes.”

Juxtapose that against a song like Meaningless–one Graham wrote nearly ten years ago while living in Charlottesville and you’ll have a picture of the continuum this album finds itself spanning. “Meaningless is a kind of story about a man coming to the end of his life and recognizing that much of what he’s given himself to doesn’t really matter once he’s gone. But it’s written through the eyes of a young person who still might be able to learn some from the older man’s realization. I think a couple years back I saw myself somehow as a mix up of those two characters and knew that I wanted to try and make sure the rest of my life was lived less in the futility and meaninglessness that sort of haunts the old man.”

The lyrics and demeanor of this music offer an honesty and a sort of welcoming that directly connect the listener with each song as a story. You can tell straight away that his music was influenced by folk music storytellers like Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and John Prine. It’s also easy to draw stylistic comparisons to modern Americana singer-songwriters like the Avett Brothers or Jason Isbell. But when you ask Graham himself, he actually cites songwriters like Thrice’s Dustin Kensrue and Hot Water Music’s Chuck Ragan.

‘Growing up, I was raised on bluegrass music and the blues. From Ralph Stanley, The Carter Family, Doc Watson and Ricky Skaggs to guys like BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Lightning Hopkins. That was stuff my dad listened to, so those are my earliest musical memories. But I remember first hearing the Sex Pistols when I was about twelve and all I remember thinking was that I wanted to listen to songs like that! Ones that I could play easy that were exciting and loud and fast. So I listened to everything I could get my hands on that fit that category and my teen days were spent primarily listening to punk and metal bands. A few of the artists that I would still consider some of my biggest influences today are songwriters from bands I was listening to in high school. Thanks to the songwriters from bands like Thrice and Hotwater Music where now Dustin and Chuck also have solo careers with kind of a different sound but you still get a lot of that same spirit.’

But when asked about his current favorites, Graham goes back to his roots again.

‘I think some of the most important ways people find meaning is in stories that help explain or simply just express the human condition. And my favorite kind of songs are basically just stories with musical accompaniment. Some of the best stories in the world have been written by songwriters and are still being told today. Throughout human history songs and stories have been a way for oral traditions to be passed down. So for me, I owe a lot to John Hurt, Doc Watson, Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris and John Prine. And it’s so inspiring to see how folks today are still carrying the torch. Songs about life and death and joy and sadness, those are songs about being human. Songs that still say something, you know? That kind of stuff influences my songwriting a whole lot and it’s somewhere in my own songs and stories that I find myself in what feels to be like my natural home. I want to keep getting better at saying things and telling stories. Until the Day has songs that are stories are about people, some are about places. Some of the stories are true in a very literal sense and some of them aren’t at all. But writing these songs and playing music helps me remember who I’m meant to be.’

Jazz Jam at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 16 @ 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.

 

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La Santa Cecilia and Chócala
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

La Santa Cecilia consists accordionist and requintero Jose Carlos, bassist Alex Bendana, percussionist Miguel Ramirez and lead vocalist Marisoul, whose captivating voice sings about love, loss and heartbreak. Their influences range from Miles Davis to The Beatles, Zeppelin to Janis Joplin and Mercedes Sosa to Ramon Ayala. Ther common love of music and openness to all genres led them to the concept of La Santa Cecilia in 2007 – named after the patron saint of musicians.

 

Chócala is a sonic amalgamation of Latin rhythms, rock, and jazz with a touch of tropical psychedelia resulting in an experimental yet approachable sound with an infectious groove. The band is fronted by keyboardist Liza Ortiz who’s powerful lyrics about self-assessment and affirmation are earnest, heartfelt, and entirely in Spanish. Michael Anderson (saxophone), Davey Blackburn (percussion), and Claudio Ortiz (bass) playfully harmonize and explore polyrhythmic soundscapes, offering up novel yet familiar experiences with each song.
 
Soul Station at Crown Station Coffee House and Pub
Jul 17 @ 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.