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March 18, 2015 - March 25, 2015

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**All shows are in Charlotte, NC, unless stated otherwise**
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What's New | Looking Ahead | Thank You | Links

Wednesday March 18

**MaxxMusic Presents: Toby Lightman w/Jillian Edwards
The Evening Muse 
8pm *

**MaxxMusic Presents: The Captain Midnight Band
The Double Door Inn

The Rabbit Hole

**March Residency: Red Jesse & The Dead Men w/ Ben Kimmel, Dust & Ashes, Lil Skritt
Snug Harbor

Thursday March 19

**MaxxMusic Presents: Penny & Sparrow
The Evening Muse
8pm *

**MaxxMusic Presents: Lincoln Durham
The Double Door Inn

**Landshark Entertainment Presents: Dean Ween Group w/SICMaN - SOLD OUT
The Visulite Theatre

**Rick Spreitzer trading songs with Douglass Thompson (special guest Gregg McAlister)
Featuring Phil Carias (on electric lead) and Donny Fletcher (on percussion)
EagleSpeak Coffee House
3907 South Blvd.
7pm-10pm no cover

**Summit Coffee Songwriters Showcase featuring: David Russell & CedarBlue, Angela Easterling, Host Rob McHale and opener Anna Barnett
Summit Coffee
Davidson, NC
*sponsored listing - thank you

**Chris Cook (every Thursday)
Rudi's Bar/Club
Belmont, NC

Friday March 20

**MaxxMusic Presents: Jennifer Knapp
The Evening Muse
8pm *

The Evening Muse

**MaxxMusic Presents: Eric Sardinas & Big Motor
The Double Door Inn

**ShomoLive Presents: Goose Island Bourbon County / Bubonik Funk / Cigar Rolling
Pint Central
Offering Goose Island Bourbon County Stout kegs, one from 2014 and one from 2015. A Goose Island Brewery representative will be in the house to talk about the process of making Bourbon County. We will have personal cigar rolling to compliment, as well!
Bubonik Funk - 8pm-11pm; DJ follows 11pm-2am

**Landshark Entertainment Presents: The Barr Brothers w/Nathan Moore
The Visulite Theatre

Small Bar at NCMF

**Groove 8
Elwoods BBQ & Burger Bar

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

Saturday March 21

**MaxxMusic Presents: Matthew Perryman Jones w/Molly Parden
The Evening Muse
8pm *

**MaxxMusic Presents: PUBLIC
The Evening Muse
10:30pm *

**MaxxMusic Presents: Eric Gales
The Double Door Inn

**Landshark Entertainment Presents: The Clarks
The Visulite Theatre

**Support Local House Concerts Basement Series Presents: Natasha Borzilova SOLD OUT
*sponsored listing - thank you

Sunday March 22

**MaxxMusic Presents: Del & Dawg - Del McCoury & David Grisman w/The Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project
The Neighborhood Theatre

**MaxxMusic Presents: Banff Mountain Film Festival
McGlohon Theatre

**Jared Allan
Striking Out HLH @ 10 Park Lanes
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

**Afton Showcase
The Evening Muse

**The Roundtable's Sunday Edition hosted by Randy Walker (every Sunday)

**1065 The End - 90 Minutes with Divakar

Monday March 23

**MaxxMusic Presents: The Juliana Hatfield Three w/gogoPilot
Neighborhood Theatre

**Find Your Muse Open Mic with Featured Performer: Tyler Keith
The Evening Muse

**Monday Night All Stars (every Monday)
The Double Door

Tuesday March 24

**MaxxMusic Presents: Ben Frost
The Neighborhood Theatre

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

Wednesday March 25

**MaxxMusic Presents: Miles Tackett & the 3 Times (of Breakestra!)
The Evening Muse 
8pm *

**MaxxMusic Presents: The Skyla Burrell Blues Band
The Double Door Inn

For a listing of more live music in Charlotte this week,
check out our friends at Shutter16.

Band/Artist/Media News, Features, Announcements and
Upcoming Local and Regional Events


*** = New Additions This Week

Misc News, Events & Announcements:

**April 10, Charlotte Folk Society Gathering Concert & Jams features Traditional Cape Breton Scottish Fiddling & Piping by the Andrea Beaton Trio
, Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, 7:30 PM, Free.

**5th Annual North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival - Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville NC May 8 and 9 -

**VOTED BEST AMATEUR NIGHT/OPEN MIC BY CREATIVE LOAFING 3 YEARS IN A ROW! The Evening Muse Monday Night Find Your Muse Open Mic and Radio Show is looking for weekly and featured talent. If you are an original artist (local or touring) who would like to play the 30 minute featured performer slot on one ofthe Monday nights, please email us at with the date you'll be in town or interested in, your EPK or links to your music and/or a good, decent quality video.

**Thank you for your support of the SHOMOLIVE Indiegogo fundraising campaign! Visit to read all the great press from The Examiner, The Impaler Speaks, CLTBuzz, Historic SouthEnd, CltBlog and More!

Upcoming House Concerts:

***Support Local House Concerts Basement Series Presents: 2015 Natasha Borzilova Mar. 21st, Jann Klose April 25th - David Childers & Bruce Piephoff May 30th – *Special appearance by ‘Yes The Raven” June - Woody Russell Sept -

***Acoustic Stage Hickory NC presents: Danny Knicely, Wyatt Rice and Mark Schatz Mar. 20th – Ari Hest April. 17th – David Lindley with Marshall Ballew April. 18th -

Recent Reviews, Photos, Interviews, TV, Press and Current Events worth noting:

**Did you hear Chris Daughtry stopped by the Evening Muse and hopped on stage to join his good friend Keaton Simons?? Swell guy, too!

***Desert Noises' song "Elephant's Bed" was prominently featured on an episode of the new TV series, The Returned!

*** Desert Noises at The Evening Muse (3.4.15) By Shirley Griffith for

***Charlotte's Chad Lawson got one of his instrumental pieces in The Walking Dead!

***New Census Data Reveals Charlotte Is The #2 Fastest Growing City in America!

***Charlotte featured in American Airlines Travel Magazine - one of the Main Attractions? The Evening Muse!

**NoDa Is Charlotte’s Island of Interesting - Our State Magazine -

**CharlotteFive's Top 11  Venues in Charlotte:


**Creative Loafing: Behind the Music - The Music Issue: 13 people who help keep Charlotte's scene alive and well By Jeff Hahne @jhahne - featuring: Beth Rennie, Don and Laurie Koster, Bill Hanna, Charles Holloman, Jermaine Spencer, Giovanni Gonzalez, Nathan Smalls, Dane Abernathy, Shamus Coneys, Wyley Buck Boswell, Scott Blackwood and Tammy Greene -

**Happy Trails - Rodney Lanier - **Rodney Lanier Memorial Service and New Orleans style processional down N. Davidson -
**Goodbye Rodney - John Schacht/Shuffle Magazine -


**Randy Walker, host of WSGE 91.7FM's The Roundtable's Sunday Edition, is looking for bands/musicians who would like to be a featured guest on his weekly radio program. If interested, please contact Randy at for more information. (every Sunday) - WSGE 91.7FM - 9am-10am -

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

**Plaza Midwood Community Radio -

Misc. Organizations and Links:

**ROCKS! Entertainment is a Community-Based online source for music entertainment in the Piedmont area of North Carolina.

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

***Looking Ahead:
new additions or updates italicized in blue
^=potential sell out - recommend getting advance tickets

* = promotional sponsor - thank you!


03/22 - Gary Jules - The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC)
03/29 - Martin Sexton - The Visulite Theatre
04/01 - Chuck Prophet - The Double Door Inn
04/10 - ^Kasim Sulton (Todd Rundgren) - The Evening Muse
04/11 - ^Nick Howard - The Evening Muse
04/11 - ^Tosco Music Party - Knight Theater
04/11 - James McMurtry - The Visulite Theatre
04/17 - Tuckfest w/Jason Isbell and Strand of Oaks - US National Whitewater Center
04/18 - Futurebirds - The Visulite Theatre
04/19 - Blitzen Trapper - The Visulite Theatre
04/20 - Leftover Salmon - The Visulite Theatre
04/20 - David Sedaris - Blumenthal Performing Arts
04/25 - Joe Pug - The Grey Eagle
05/01 - Houndmouth - The Visulite Theatre
05/03 - Mandolin Orange - The Neighborhood Theatre
05/05 - An Evening with The Doobie Brothers - Belk Theater
05/09 - ^Stu Larsen - The Evening Muse
05/09 - Great Lake Swimmers - The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC)
05/13 - Toro y Moi - Music Farm (Columbia, SC)
05/19 - ^Lake Street Dive - The Neighborhood Theatre
05/26 - Dr. John & The Nite Trippers w/Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Knight Theater
05/29 - Delbert McClinton - Neighborhood Theatre
06/06 - William Fitzsimmons - The Neighborhood Theatre
06/09 - Train w/ The Fray and Matt Nathanson - PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
06/10 - Temples - The Visulite Theatre
06/11 - Lake Street Dive - The Neighborhood Theatre
05/26 - DShakey Graves - The Neighborhood Theatre
06/18 - Snarky Puppy - The Neighborhood Theatre
06/19 - "Weird Al" Yankovic - Ovens Auditorium
06/20 - The Weepies - Neighborhood Theatre
07/29 - ^My Morning Jacket w/Lucius - Uptown Ampitheatre.


Thank you to those who have reciprocated links or shown appreciation or have supported me in some way throughout the years. This weekly newsletter not only takes many, many hours to compile, distribute, blog and promote, but also costs a monthly fee. As many have shared with me, it's both a valuable resource, and a treasured promotional tool. I started it, (in 2003), as a service to my musician clients and friends who, at the time, had few ways of promoting their shows, or a publication that would have an interest in writing about, or even listing their independent shows. It has grown since then to include much more, but its purpose remains the same - not to be a comprehensive list, but a way to help promote and advertise those artists and venues I'm familiar enough with to personally recommend, and whom I feel may need, and appreciate, what I do.

Best of Charlotte Awards & Press

Creative Loafing: The Music Issue: 13 people who help keep Charlotte's scene alive and well

Shutter 16 magazine

Don & Laurie interview with media mogul Alex Cason

Creative Loafing Critics Pick Champion of the Scene Creative Loafing Critics PIck - Best Supporter of Local Music
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)

**2014 Charlotte Live Concert Wishlist - Creative Loafing -

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