Best of Charlotte Awards & Press

Creative Loafing Critics Pick Champion of the SceneCreative Loafing Critics Pick - Best Supporter of Local Music

 

CBS Charlotte – Best Charlotte Music Connoisseurs To Follow On Twitter
(www.twitter.com/charlottemusic)
  charlotte.cbslocal.com

Elevate Lifestyle Magazine – Web Awards – Best Music Blog 2012

Creative Loafing Critics’ Pick Best Supporter of Local Music - Individual – 2004
Creative Loafing Critics’ Pick Champion of the Scene – Don & Laurie Koster – 2010

Patrons of the Arts • by Courtney Devores – The Charlotte Observer • March, 2012

First Couple of Charlotte Music (Uptown Magazine)

Living it up at the ‘Rock & Roll Motel’
Charlotte couple shares their home with touring rock bands.
by April Denée/The Charlotte Observer

#1 Music Fan (Charlotte Folk Society)

Living it up at the ‘Rock & Roll Motel’
Charlotte couple shares their home with touring rock bands.  by April Denée/The Charlotte Observer

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Creative LoafingChampions of the Scene - Special Critics’ Award – 2010



If there were ever “superfans” in Charlotte, Don and Laurie would collectively be the poster children. They’re constantly spotted all over town in just about every venue, supporting local acts as quickly as national ones. Their home has been dubbed the “rock & roll hotel” for all of the hospitality they show to bands touring through the area. They are two true music fans that this scene would easily die without — and they do it all for a “thank you.” Well, thanks, you two, too!
Creative Loafing Best of Charlotte 2010 Critics’ Pick – Champions of the Scene

I’m in a music video!
Kim Richey asked fans to submit a semi-serious photo of a specific word from her new hit song “Wreck Your Wheels”

Charlotte Folk Society – April 2010
Number One Music Fan

by Rick Spreitzer

Gaston Alive Passion Fuels Local Music Supporter
by Ben Dungan

Charlotte Music Awards Best Artist Website
www.rickspreitzer.com

Uptown Magazine
Behind the Curtain at the Neighborhood Theatre

by Woody Mitchell April 2010


SE Performer MagazinePromoter Profile Article - March 2007


Uptown Magazine
- The First Couple of Charlotte Music
article
– December 2006


skirt! Magazine - #1 Fan – February 2006 Passion Issue


Creative LoafingBest Supporter of Local Music
- Critics’ Pick Award
– 2004

Radio Guest on “90 Minutes w/Divakar”
106.5 The End

Memberships/Committees/Links:


Press and Accolades:

*Best Charlotte Music Connoisseurs To Follow On Twitter (www.twitter.com/charlottemusic) – CBS Charlotte
charlotte.cbslocal.com

*Elevate Lifestyle Awards – “Best Music Blog”

*”Queen of the Local Music Scene.”

*The Charlotte Observer – “Patrons of the Arts”

*The Charlotte Observer Sunday Edition – “Living it up at the ‘Rock & Roll Motel’ by April Denee.

*Interviewed and submitted press materials by request for Twisted South Magazine, which ceased operations before the article was published.

*WNCW 100.7FM Panelist Invitation for discussion on the Charlotte Music Scene

*Appeared in Kim Richey’s “Wreck Your Wheels” music video.

*Creative Loafing -Critics Pick 2010
CHAMPION OF THE SCENE: DON AND LAURIE KOSTER

“If there were ever “superfans” in Charlotte, Don and Laurie would collectively be the poster children. They’re constantly spotted all over town in just about every venue, supporting local acts as quickly as national ones. Their home has been dubbed the “rock & roll hotel” for all of the hospitality they show to bands touring through the area. They are two true music fans that this scene would easily die without — and they do it all for a “thank you.” Well, thanks, you two, too!”

*Charlotte Folk Society Newsletter – April 2010 – “Number One Music Fan” by Rick Spreitzer

*Uptown Magazine – “Behind the Curtain at the Neighborhood Theatre”

*Essential Charlotte ‘expert’ Contributor – “The People & Places That Make Us Unique”

*Gaston Alive! Magazine – “Spotlight on Laurie Koster” Article

*Creative Loafing – “Best Supporter of Local Music” Critic’s Pick Award

*Creative Loafing – “Scene&Heard – Thoughts on Charlotte’s music scene”

*WSGE 91.7FM In-Studio Guest Interview w/Randy Walker-Gaston County Roundtable

*Crown Town Showdown performance judge

*Charlotte Music Awards – Finalist for “Best Promoter” and Winner for “Best Artist Website” http://www.rickspreitzer.com/

*Creative Loafing – “Laurie Koster’s Top Ten For Play” feature column

*Southeast Performer Magazine – “Promoter Profile” Article

*Charlotte Uptown Magazine – “The First Couple of Charlotte Music” feature article

*skirt! Magazine” – #1 Fan” article

*Creative Loafing – “On the scene – How the local landscape has changed over two decades”

*106.5 The End – In-Studio Guest Interview on “90 Minutes w/Divakar”

*Member of the Tosco Music Party Advisory Board and Volunteer since 2000.

*Web Design: Tosco Music Party, Rick Spreitzer, Malcolm Holcombe, Mike Orlando, Mike Strauss, The Final Gift Film and More

Charlotte Live Music Events Calendar – Weekly e-mail and internet distribution newsletter
highlighting recommended shows, artist news, and venue events2003-present

Web Designer for numerous local artists and organizations – 2002-Present

*skirt! Magazine – #1 Fan – February 2006 Passion Issue

Host to numerous touring bands and artists – 2005-present (40+ bands in 2010)

Matthews Alive Battle of the Bands Judge

Crown Town Showdown Artist Showcases Judge

Various artist CD Packages incl. Design, Photography, Artwork and Promotion

National and International PR and Promotions for Local and National Artists

Advisory Board Member, Volunteer and Web Designer for Tosco Music Parties, Inc. – 2002 – Present

Local Radio Programs Featured Guest

Team Organizer and Band Coordinator for various benefits, radio and disaster fund drives

Social Network Coordinator for various artists

Host of The Eclectic Blend/Americana monthly showcase at The Evening Muse

Previous Member of Charlotte Music Awards Advisory Committee and Charlotte Entertainment Cartel