Thursday, January 27, 2011

Charlotte NC Live Music Calendar, Local Band News & More 01/26/11 - 02/02/11

January 26, 2011 - February 2, 2011

photo by Laurie Koster

"Music is the shorthand of emotion."
~ Leo Tolstoy

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Wednesday January 26

**Jacob Johnson & Sean McConnell
The Evening Muse

**The Design w/ Delta Rae
The Evening Muse

**Greg Lilley
Press Wine (Uptown)

**Josh Daniel & Friends
The Philosopher's Stone

**Acoustic Whiskey Sessions Open Mic w/Jimmy Brown & David Vallier
The Gin Mill

Thursday January 27

**The Bear Romantic/Cement Stars/Lady Lazarus
Tremont Music Hall

**MaxxMusic Presents: Pierre Bensusan
The Evening Muse
8pm *

**Andy Lehman & The Broadcast
The Evening Muse

**O'Brother, Junior Astronomers, Constellations and Grayson
SAC Salons (3rd Floor of James. A Barnhardt Student Activity Center)
No Cover

**Scoot Pittman
The Mellow Mushroom

**Jared Allan w/Tony Eltora

**Steve, Tommy and Fudd of Moonshine Racers
The Philosophers Stone

**MaxxMusic & Landshark Entertainment Present: Near Gravity, Matone & East Coast Dirt
The Visulite Theatre
8pm *

**Chasing Edison (Jan. Thurs. Night Residency)
The Double Door Inn
Ladies Night - no cover for Ladies

**Big Octave (featuring John Alexander, Ron Brendle, and Chris Garges (every Thurs.)
Blue Restaurant And Bar (at the corner of 5th and College)

Friday January 28

**MaxxMusic & Landshark Entertainment Present: Garrigan w/The Spiveys & Small Talk Industries
The Visulite Theatre

**Simplified (Acoustic w/Clee & Sheridan)
Hickory Tavern
12210 Copper Way Ste 212

**Fudd and Tommy (The Moonshine Racers)
University Midtown Sundries (David Cox Road)

**Matrimony w/Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Efren
Snug Harbor

**Tret Fure w/ Miss Tess & The Bon Ton Parade & Woody Pines
The Evening Muse

**Big Daddy Love w/ Atlantic-Pacific
The Evening Muse

**Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys w/Jimmy Griffin
The Neighborhood Theatre

**The Lee Boys
The Double Door Inn

**Ellis Paul
The Edge at Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC

**Lenny Federal Band (Every Friday)
The Comet Grill
9:30pm *

Saturday January 29 - Happy Birthday Chris Castle, Ed Pettersen & Kathryn Peacock!

**Rick Spreitzer w/Kevin Edwards, Angelo Melendez & Donny Fletcher
Summit Coffee
Davidson, NC *

**Tosco Music Party (SOLD OUT) featuring: Ellis Paul, Mark Kroos, The Cloers, Bar None, Miss Tess & The Bon Ton Parade, Now You See Them, Rachel Platten & more
Halton Theater at CPCC

The Rusty Rudder
Cornelius NC

**Coyote wore Sideburns (Bob Graham,Tom Eure, Chris Edwards)
Macs BBQ

**The Capstan Shafts, Transmissions Fields & Hoverboard
The Milestone Club

**Kevin Marshall w/Eric Lovell (Acoustic)
15060 Idlewild Rd

**Plaza Family Band
Monkey Joe's on Park Road

**Gaelic Storm
The Neighborhood Theatre

**2013 Wolves w/Andy the Doorbum, Hectagons, Overmountain Men and Justin Aswell w/local artists
Tremont Music Hall **

**Billy Jones & Mason Bissett
The Wine Cellar
Cornelius, NC

**Cosmic Charlie
The Visulite Theatre

**Ocoai, Machete!, Gruppe 36
Snug Harbor

**CLT Loves Mountains Event Feat: Older Brother, Wylie, Dewi Sant, Uncle Mountain & more TBA
The Evening Muse

**Jared Allan
Rock Bottom Brewery

**Vertigo Jazz Project w/Kofi Burbridge & The Incredible Sandwich
The Double Door Inn

**WNCW-FM 88.7/100.3 FM - Local Color Show
featuring local and regional artists


Sunday January 30

**Charlotte Oyster Roast w/Crisis, Leadville Social Club, Hoverboard, Lost Soul and Luz
Growlers Pour House

**Greg Lilley
The Prickly Pear (Downtown Historic Mooresville)

**afto|n| presents Hip Hop Showcase
The Evening Muse

**WNCW 88.7 Local Color
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

**"90 Minutes (Local & Regional Music) - Sundays 8:30 pm - 10 pm (Divakar) and ENDSessions 10pm (Nate)
WEND 106.5 The End
(every Sunday)

**"No Static At All" Radio - an eclectic mix of music by local musicians
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
hosted by Gael Warning's Jeff Chester


Monday January 31 - Happy Birthday Beth Walker!

**Find Your Muse Open Mic
The Evening Muse

**The Monday Night All-Stars
The Double Door Inn


Tuesday February 1 - Happy Birthday John Dungan!

**Charlotte CHamber First Tuesday Concert
First Presbyterian Church
No Cover
PROGRAM: Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes; Alan Shulman: Rendezvous; Gerald Finzi: Five Bagatelles; Charles Griffin: Weaving Olden Dances; MUSICIANS: Blue Ridge Chamber Players: John Sadak, clarinet; Peter deVries and Tatiana Karpova, violins; Martha Geissler, viola; Nick Lampo, cello; Emily Urbanek, piano
with Jim Brock, bodrahn

**Bill Hanna Jazz Jam
The Double Door Inn

**Fair Play featuring Bobby Donaldson (guitar), Donnie Marshall (drums), Tuf (bass)
Lucky Lou's Tavern
9:30pm - 1am
5124 Park Rd.

**Red Rocking Chair (every Tues)
The Comet Grill

Wednesday February 2

**Tosco House Party Open Mic feat. James Richards

**Simplified (Acoustic w/Clee & Sheridan)
Ballantyne Village-Village Bistro

**Acoustic Whiskey Sessions Open Mic w/Jimmy Brown & David Vallier
The Gin Mill

Band/Artist/Media News, Features, Announcements and Upcoming Local and Regional Events
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*** = New Additions This Week

Misc News, Events & Announcements:

***The Final Gift Film Fundraiser Concert and Silent Auction featuring: Rick Spreitzer, The Near Misses, Justin Tosco, Jake Bartholomew & more (headliner TBA) - McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square - March 19, 2011.

***Charlie Louvin - 1927 - 2011 :-( -

***WSGE 91.7FM looking for an Assistant Program / Music Director -

***Enter to win tickets to Robert Plant & The Band of Joy Feb. 7th at Ovens Auditorium courtesy of WSGE 91.7FM. Deadline to enter Wed. Feb. 2 at 12midnight -


**Bobby Bare, Jr. House Concert - Charlotte, NC - Thursday Feb. 10th -

**The Gigi Dover Hickory House Concert - Hickory, NC - Feb. 26th -!/group.php?gid=312153572664

**Kevin So House Concert - Thurs. Mar. 17th - Concord, NC $10 - Contact Kristin at to reserve a seat and get directions.

**Support Local House Concerts presents March Basement Series House Concert featuring Mike Strauss
- Hickory, NC - Saturday, Mar. 26th -!/group.php?gid=312153572664

Recent Reviews, Photos, Interviews, TV & Press:

***Bi-Monthly Songwriter's Round w/Etta Lea, Rob McHale and Rick Spreitzer @ The Evening Muse - photos by Laurie Koster -

***Fort Mill music school, The Playroom Academy of Music, battling Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -

**"Moments In Music And Life," the first full retrospective of photographs by Daniel Coston, will be featured at the Circa Gallery in Asheboro, NC throughout the month of February, 2011. Fifty photos
spanning Coston's career to date will be on display, featuring some of his best-known photographs of musicians, as well as never-before-seen photos from his archive. A special event with Coston will be held at Circa Gallery, February 18th, 2011. For more information on this event, as well as the show itself, contact Circa Gallery at (336) 736-8015, or email them at The gallery is located at 150 Sunset Avenue, in downtown Asheboro.


**Listen online to our local and regional bands at Complex Radio - WNCW 88.7FM , "90 Minutes",, WGWG 88.3FM (Boiling Springs, NC) and WSGE 91.7FM, as well as those weekly specialty programs mentioned above.

Misc. Organizations and Links:

**The Charlotte Live Alt/Rock/Indie Music Meetup -

**Post and read reviews about anything and everywhere in Charlotte at -

**Essential Charlotte - The People & Places That Make Us Unique -

***Looking Ahead: (new additions or updates)

(^=Potential sell out - recommend getting advance tickets)


01/28 - Megafaun, The Old Ceremony, Midtown Dickens, The Beast and Wigg Report & more benefit to raise money for arts programs at Central Park Charter School and arts programs they sponsor throughout the Durham community - Motorco Music Hall (Durham, NC)
02/03 - Robin Trower - Fillmore Charlotte
02/04 - The Rosebuds - The Visulite Theatre
02/05 - Eddie from Ohio - McGlohon Theatre
02/05 - Dark Star Orchestra - The Neighborhood Theatre
02/05 - ^California Guitar Trio - The Evening Muse
02/05 - Cadillac Sky - The Grey Eagle
02/05 - Joshua Radin - The Handlebar (Greenville, SC)
02/05 - Jimmy Eat World w/David Bazan and Band - Amos' Southend
02/07 - Robert Plant & The Band of Joy w/North Mississippi Allstars - Ovens Auditorium
02/08 - Dr. Dog w/The Head and the Heart- The Orange Peel (Asheville, NC)
02/09 - ^The Civil Wars - The Evening Muse (this may be sold out)
02/10 - ^Bobby Bare, Jr. House Concert - Charlotte, NC
02/10 - Dan Bern - The Evening Muse
02/11 - Michael Reno Harrell - Music at the Depot: Winter Concert Series (Gastonia, NC)
02/15 - Josh Ritter - The Orange Peel (Asheville, NC)
02/15 - Flogging Molly - The Fillmore Charlotte
02/17 - Jim White - The Evening Muse
02/17 - Plain White T's - Parachute - MIGGS - Cat's Cradle (Carrboro, NC)
02/17 - Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile (of Nickel Creek) - The Neighborhood Theatre
02/19 - Steve Forbert - Stage Door
02/19 - Malcolm Holcombe - The Evening Muse
02/21 - The Church - The Handlebar (Greenville, SC)
02/24 - Old 97's w/Those Darlins - The Orange Peel (Asheville, NC)
02/24 - That One Guy - The Neighborhood Theatre
02/25 - Bob Newhart - Peace Center Concert Hall (Greenville, SC)
02/26 - David Wilcox - McGlohon Theatre
02/26 - Loretta Lynn - Ovens Auditorium
02/28 - 311 - The Orange Peel (Asheville, NC)
03/03 - Greg Brown - The Handlebar (Greenville, SC)
03/05 - Marc Broussard - The Neighborhood Theatre
03/11 - Rocky Votolato & matt pond PA - New Brookland Tavern (Columbia, SC)
03/12 - Rocky Votolato & matt pond PA - Cat’s Cradle (Carrboro, NC)
03/12 - Wye Oak - Local 506 (Chapel Hill, NC)
03/12 - Rehab - Amos' Southend
03/12 - Colin Hay - McGlohon Theater
03/15 - Gordon Lightfoot - War Memorial Auditorium (Greensboro, NC)
03/15 - Leo Kottke - McGlohon Theatre
03/16 - Lucinda Williams - The Orange Peel (Asheville, NC)
03/17 - Kevin So House Concert (Concord, NC)
03/17 - Bryan Adams - Peace Center (Greenville, SC)
03/17 - James McMurtry - The Grey Eagle
03/19 - The Final Gift Benefit Concert & Silent Auction - McGlohon Theatre
03/21 - DeVotchKa - The Orange Peel (Asheville, NC)
03/22 - Rodney Crowell Chinaberry Sidewalks Tour - The Visulite Theatre
03/26 - Mike Strauss House Concert - Hickory, NC
03/26 - James Taylor - Memorial Auditorium (Raleigh, NC)
04/06 - Chris Cornell - The Orange Peel (Asheville, NC)
04/12 - Citizen Cope Solo Acoustic - The Neighborhood Theatre
04/13 - Taj Mahal Trio - The Neighborhood Theatre
04/13 - Scott Miller w/Matt Urmy - The Evening Muse
04/13 - Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit w/Hayes Carll - The Handlebar (Greenville, SC)
04/13 - Toad The Wet Sprocket - McGlohon Theatre
04/14 - Old 97's - The Visulite Theatre
04/21 - Branford Marsalis - UNC Chapel Hill Memorial Hall (Chapel Hill)
04/23 - Amos Lee - Knight Theatre
04/26 - ^Iron and Wine w/The Low Anthem - Amos' Southend
05/03 - Intertpol - The Fillmore
07/08 - Taylor Swift w/Need to Breathe - Venue TBD
07/14 - ^Patty Griffin Tribute - The Evening Muse

Thank You!

Thank you to Jennifer Allison (EXE Media Group) for your thoughtful and generous support!

"Thank you Laurie for posting a link to my (amateur) photos on your site. I really appreciate it. And thanks again for keeping us informed on all these events. I wouldn't know about some of thes events if not for your newsletter...cause I wouldn't take the time to look. Your newsletter makes it easy. So without you...there probably wouldn't be any thanks! :)"
Darlene Moore

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I have come to rely on this and plan my weekends rock!"
Jenni Ivie Mcswain

"Went to see Carolina Gator Gumbo at Thirsty Beaver yesterday with friends who'd never been to the TB or seen CGG before, and none of us would have been there if not for your live music calendar.
It's a service with a trillion ripple effects for good community in Charlotte - thanks so much!"
Amy Leary


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