(12+ years of live music in Charlotte compiled and distributed by Laurie Koster)

April 22, 2015 - April 29, 2015

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**All shows are in Charlotte, NC, unless stated otherwise**
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Wednesday April 22

**721 Events Presents: David Dondero w/Lauris Vidal
The Evening Muse

**MaxxMusic Presents: Sharrie Williams - The Princess of Rockin' Gospel Blues
Double Door Inn

**Landshark Entertainment Presents: Monophonics Sound of Sinning Tour
The Visulite Theatre

**APRIL RESIDENCY: Andy the Doorbum w/ Tal National, Super Ape, Miami Dice, Charlotte Capoeira CDO
Snug Harbor

Thursday April 23

**MaxxMusic Presents: Catie Curtis w/Jamie Kent
The Evening Muse
8pm *

**MaxxMusic Presents: Cereus Bright w/Timbre
The Evening Muse
10:30pm *

**Landshark Entertainment Presents: The Weeks w/Junior Astronomers
The Visulite Theatre

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

Friday April 24

**MaxxMusic Presents: Miss Tess & The Talkbacks
The Evening Muse
8pm *

**721 Events Presents: The Well Reds and Sacramento
The Evening Muse

**MaxxMusic Presents: Greg Humphreys Trio w/The Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project
The Double Door Inn

**Landshark Entertainment Presents: The Apache Relay w/Maradeen
The Visulite Theatre

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

Saturday April 25

**MaxxMusic Presents: Frank Fairfield w/Runner of the Woods
The Evening Muse
8pm *

**721 Events Presents: The Stand-Up Get Down - Comedy Show
The Evening Muse

**MaxxMusic Presents: Brandy Clark w/Sam Lewis
The Neighborhood Theatre

**MaxxMusic Presents: Samantha Fish
Double Door Inn

**Landshark Entertainment Presents: Hardsoul Poets 25th Anniversary Reunion Show w/Maddog
The Visulite Theatre

**Rick Spreitzer & The Antique Babies
Summit Coffee
Davidson, NC

**Support Local House Concerts Basement Series Presents: Jann Klose

Sunday April 26

**MaxxMusic Presents: Project HALO Benefit featuring: Mike Strauss Band, Dead Cat, Leadville Social Club, Toleman Randall and Lenny Federal Band
The Double Door Inn *

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

**1065 The End - 90 Minutes with Divakar

Monday April 27

**Find Your Muse Open Mic with Featured Performer: The Dawn Drapes
The Evening Muse

**An Evening with Andrea Gibson
The Neighborhood Theatre

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

Tuesday April 28

**721 Events Presents: HARPS w/Haley Dreis
The Evening Muse
8pm *

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

Wednesday April 29

**MaxxMusic Presents: Mo Lowda and the Humble w/Kenny George Band
The Evening Muse
8pm *

**Derek Sheen
The Evening Muse

**Landshark Entertainment Presents: Seryn w/Songs of Water and Corey James Bost
The Visulite Theatre

**APRIL RESIDENCY: Andy the Doorbum & Justin Aswell w/ Rapper Shane, Tommy V, Robert Childers, Ceschi
Snug Harbor

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:

***Joedance Jam benefiting rare pediatric cancers featuring The Sammies, John Dungan, Bad Karol, Sherman Hellville, Dynamo, Elonzo Wesley and members of Ancient Cities at Tyber Creek Pub - Sat. May 2nd 5:30pm-10pm

**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: David Childers & Bruce Piephoff May 30th – *Special appearance by ‘Yes The Raven” June - Woody Russell Sept -

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

**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!


04/23 - Will Hoge - The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC)
04/25 - Joe Pug - The Grey Eagle
05/01 - Houndmouth - The Visulite Theatre
05/03 - The Donkeys - The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC)
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)
05/11 - The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo) - Cat’s Cradle (Carrboro, NC)
05/13 - Toro y Moi - Music Farm (Columbia, SC)
05/14 - Ani DeFranco - The Neighborhood Theatre
05/19 - ^Lake Street Dive w/River Whyless - 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 - Shakey Graves - The Neighborhood Theatre
06/18 - Snarky Puppy - The Neighborhood Theatre
06/19 - "Weird Al" Yankovic - Ovens Auditorium
06/20 - ^Beatles Tribute - Knight Theater
06/20 - The Weepies - Neighborhood Theatre
06/23 - Man Man - The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC)
07/29 - ^My Morning Jacket w/Lucius - Uptown Ampitheatre
08/19 - Lyle Lovett & His Large Band - Knight Theater
08/30 - 3rd Annual ZaneBash - Jack Beagle's NoDa
12/05 -Billy Joel - Time Warner Cable Arena


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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