(14+ years of live music in Charlotte compiled and distributed by Laurie Koster)
January 27, 2016 -February 3, 2016

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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 Jan 27

**MaxxMusic Presents: Victor Krummenacher
The Evening Muse

**MaxxMusic Presents: Marrow w/Sima Cunningham
Double Door Inn

**January Residency Motel Glory w/Robert Childers, Francis Vertigo, Mr. Gold
Snug Harbor

Thursday Jan 28

**Jack & The Bear
The Evening Muse

**MaxxMusic Presents: Reverend Horton Heat, Unknown Hinson, Nashville Pu$$y, Igor & Red Elvises
Neighborhood Theatre

**MaxxMusic Presents: Joy Ike, Adam Reid Wilson & Alexa Rose
The Double Door Inn

Friday Jan 29

**The Peach Kings, Deaf Poets
The Evening Muse

**MaxxMusic Presents: The Melons w/Rothschild
The Double Door Inn

**The Business People w/Jaggermouth, Hectorina and The Seduction
The Visulite Theatre

**Serfs Album Release w/Joshua Cotterino, Rapper Shane, Shadowgraphs & DJ Scott Weaver

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

Saturday Jan 30

**MaxxMusic Presents: The Circle of the Song w/Ed Jurdi, Seth Walker & Edward David Anderson
The Evening Muse

**Stephanie's id and Jon Stickley Trio
The Evening Muse

**Kelli Putnam's Memorial Serivice
The Visulite Theatre

**Cosmic Charlie - High Energy Grateful Dead
The Visulite Theatre

**MaxxMusic Presents: Mardi Gras Party w/Carolina Gator Gumbo & Zydeco Ya Ya
Neighborhood Theatre

**MaxxMusic Presents: Joe Smothers with Four Days Gone
The Double Door Inn

** Bless These Sounds Under The City // Pocket Vinyl // Bombardier

**Tosco Music Party
Knight Theater

Sunday Jan 31

**MaxxMusic Presents: Wind River Cancer Retreat Benefit feat. TruckStop Preachers,, Sinners & Saints, Maya Atkins, Leadville, TheWaves, Custom Grass Revue
The Double Door Inn

**Thistledown Tinkers
South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church

**1065 The End - 90 Minutes with Divakar

Monday Feb 1

**Find Your Muse Open Mic w/featured performer George Banda
The Evening Muse

**Monday Night All Stars (every Monday)
The Double Door
Tuesday Feb 2

**Bill Hanna Jazz Jam (every Tuesday)
The Double Door

**Red Rocking Chair (every Tuesday)

The Comet Grill

Wednesday Feb 3

**Tosco House Party Open Mic
The Evening Muse

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:

**VOTED BEST AMATEUR NIGHT/OPEN MIC BY CREATIVE LOAFING 4 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: Flagship Romance Feb 6th Quiles & Cloud Mar 19th Woody Russell Trio returns April 9 th Cassidy and The Music (Former lead singer for Antigone Rising) June 11 th - Danielle Miraglia July 22nd

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

**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!


02/10 - Colin Hay - McGlohon Theater
02/13 - Graham Nash - Neighborhood Theatre
02/18 - ^Tauk - The Visulite Theatre
03/04 - ^Jason Isbell with Shovels and Rope - Ovens Auditorium
03/06 - ^Adam Lambert - The Fillmore Charlotte
03/11 - John Mayall - Neighborhood Theatre
03/16 - Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds - The Visulite Theatre
03/22 - Joe Satriani - Knight Theater
03/28 - ^The Moody Blues - Belk Theater
04/05 - Beirut - The Fillmore Charlotte
04/09 - Old 97s - The Visulite Theatre
04/13 - The Milk Carton Kids - McGlohon Theater
04/14 - Mumford and Sons - TW Cable Arena
04/16 - Duran Duran - PNC Music Pavilion
04/22 - Alabama Shakes - Uptown Amphitheatre
04/27 - Father John Misty - The Fillmore Charlotte
05/28 - Josh Ritter, Matrimony, Lindi Ortega - Fillmore Charlotte
09/16 - Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts AND Cheap Trick - PNC Music Pavilion


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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