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

October 22, 2014 - October 29, 2014

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What's New | Looking Ahead | Thank You | Links

Wednesday October 22

**Bike Thief w/Warsong & Anna Barnett
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**MaxxMusic Presents: Chris Eldridge (of Punch Brothers) & Julian Lage
Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/608719-chris-eldridge-punch-charlotte/

**October Residency: Chalkies w/Paint Fumes, Machete
Snug Harbor
http://www.snugrock.com


Thursday  October 23

**The DuPont Brothers w/Tyler Nail Trio
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com * https://www.facebook.com/events/528401803959020/

**MaxxMusic Presents: Ben Miller Band
The Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/670241-ben-miller-band-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic & Landshark Entertainment Present: JUDAH & THE LION w/JOSEPH
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/644663-judah-lion-charlotte/

**Spanky from Pismo Beach
The Thirsty Beaver
8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/782328518490146/

**Chris Cook (Every Thursday)
Sharkey's Place
8pm-11pm
Gastonia, NC
https://www.facebook.com/chriscookmusic


Friday October 24

**DC Does Charlotte with: The Cowards Choir w/Tom McBride and Tomas Pagan Motta
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com
*Stop by Repo Record for an in-store performance by Tomas Pagan Motta at 6:30pm http://www.reporecord.com * https://www.facebook.com/events/722286504524919/

**The Bleeps w/Kodiak Brotherhood
The Evening Muse
10:30pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**MaxxMusic & Landshark Entertainment Present: HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF w/ CLEAR PLASTIC MASKS
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/664249-hurray-for-riff-raff-charlotte/

**Rick Spreitzer and friends celebrate Stephen Mills
Summit Coffee
8pm-11pm
Davidson, NC
http://www.summitcoffee.com

**Mike Strauss Band
The Unknown Brewing Company (1327 S. Mint Street in Charlotte) near the stadium.
6:30-9:30pm
http://www.mikestraussband.com

**MaxxMusic Presents: The Kruger Brothers
McGlohon Theater
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/628539-kruger-brothers-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: JOE ELY w/BILL NOONAN
The Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/687253-joe-ely-charlotte/

**JUNIOR ASTRONOMERS w/ Small Sanctions, Girl Pants, Wunderbeast
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/700453-junior-astronomers-charlotte/

**Lenny Federal Band (Every Friday)
The Comet Grill
9:30pm
http://www.cometgrillcharlotte.com * http://www.myspace.com/lennyfederal


Saturday October 25

**David Childers w/The Serpents
Thomas Street Tavern

**MaxxMusic Presents: FOLK SOUL REVIVAL
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com * http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/670447-folk-soul-revival-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: The Ragbirds
The Evening Muse
10:30pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com * http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/670449-ragbirds-charlotte/

**Simplified
Hickory Tavern
http://www.simplifiedmusic.com

**MaxxMusic Presents:TODD SNIDER w/BOBBY BARE JR.
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/630635-todd-snider-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: STEVE POLTZ (late show)
The Neighborhood Theatre Side Stage
10:45pm
$10 (FREE w/Todd Snider ticket purchase)
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/680351-steve-poltz-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic & Landshark Entertainment Present: THE LAST BISON w/THE COLLECTION
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/651133-last-bison-charlotte/

**Oak Grove String Band
Angel's Consignment
7:30pm-10:30pm
Bessemer City, NC
https://www.facebook.com/events/716353375112541/
*Sponsored listing. Thank you!

**Andy Vaughan and the Driveline
The Thirsty Beaver
9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1568574923364626/


Sunday October 26

**MaxxMusic Presents: LOS LOBOS PERFORM LA PISTOLA Y EL CORAZON- 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Knight Theater
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/620683-los-lobos-perform-la-pistola-y-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic & Landshark Entertainment Present: MOON TAXI w/Bright Light Social Hour
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/676803-moon-taxi-charlotte/

**Afton Showcase
The Evening Muse
6:30pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**MaxxMusic Presents: JON B **RESCHEDULED** Nick Lewis and Uptown Swagga
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/701347-jon-b-rescheduled-charlotte/

**Truckstop Preachers
The Thirsty Beaver
5pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/831060086914110/

**The Roundtable's Sunday Edition hosted by Randy Walker (every Sunday)
WSGE 91.7FM
noon-1pm
http://www.wsge.org/program/publicaff.php

**1065 The End - 90 Minutes with Divakar
http://www.1065.com/onair/divakar-403/


Monday October 27

**Find Your Muse Open Mic with Featured Performer Chris Bell
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**Monday Night All Stars (every Monday)
The Double Door
10pm
http://doubledoorinn.com/eventlist.asp


Tuesday October 28

**MaxxMusic & Landshark Entertainment Present: JUNIOR BROWN w/THE ROOSEVELTS
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/686367-junior-brown-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: LAKE STREET DIVE w/THE CONGRESS
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/652797-lake-street-dive-charlotte/

**Curtin at The Evening Muse w/ Melt & Heiros
The Evening Muse
9pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**Red Rocking Chair (every Tuesday)
The Comet Grill
http://www.cometgrillcharlotte.com


Wednesday October 29

**Hannah Thomas, Caroline Aiken and Danielle Howle with Wyatt Espalin
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com * http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/670461-hannah-thomas-caroline-aiken-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic & Landshark Entertainment Present: WALK THE MOON w/PUBLIC - SOLD OUT!
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/666627-walk-moon-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: DANK SINATRA PRESENTS A DANK GRASS ACOUSTIC EVENING
Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/690905-dank-sinatra-dank-grass-charlotte/

**October Residency: Chalkies w/Travis Phillips, The Everymen, The Waves
Snug Harbor
http://www.snugrock.com


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

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*** = New Additions This Week

Misc News, Events & Announcements:

**Envision Coalition & @RizeRecords Present a Benefit Concert on 11/1/14. Proceeds go to @Music4Vets. Giving Stage is a virtual venue that raises money for social and environmental change. http://givingstage.com/event/Music4VetsBenefitConcert

**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 findyourmuse@eveningmuse.com 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.***The Featured Performer Slots are filled through DECEMBER!

**Thank you for your support of the SHOMOLIVE Indiegogo fundraising campaign! Visit http://www.indiegogo.com/shomo?c=activity&a=1434608 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: Nikki Talley Nov 15th, Michael Reno Harrell Dec. 13th special holiday show. - 2015: Jon Shain Feb. 6th, Natasha Borzilova Mar. 21st, Jann Klose April 25th http://supportlocalhouseconcerts.org/

**Common Chord Concerts Present: David Childers Nov. 9th http://www.commonchordconcerts.com


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

(KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST BREAKING NEWS OF THE CHARLOTTE MUSIC SCENE ALONG WITH OUR TOURING FRIENDS and EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS AT http://www.CarolinaMusicConnection.com

**Happy Trails - Rodney Lanier - http://vimeo.com/33930867 **Rodney Lanier Memorial Service and New Orleans style processional down N. Davidson - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZjdovdIkzU&sns=fb
**Goodbye Rodney - John Schacht/Shuffle Magazine - http://www.shufflemag.com/charlotte-bids-adieu-in-style-to-local-musician-rodney-lanier/


R&R Motel Guests Latest News:

***Visit http://www.CarolinaMusicConnection.com for updates on local and touring artists we are pleased to call friends -- extremely talented and on-the-way-up friends!


Radio:

**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 lowwillie@aol.com for more information.http://www.wsge.org/program/publicaff.php (every Sunday) - WSGE 91.7FM - 9am-10am -http://www.wsge.org/wsge/

**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 - http://pmcradio.org/


Misc. Organizations and Links:

**ROCKS! Entertainment is a Community-Based online source for music entertainment in the Piedmont area of North Carolina. https://www.facebook.com/ROCKSMagazine

**Post and read reviews about anything and everywhere in Charlotte at Yelp.com - http://www.yelp.com/charlotte-nc

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

* = promotional sponsor - thank you!

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10/25 - Capital Cities - The Ritz (Raleigh, NC)
10/29 - The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jarosz featuring Alex Hargreaves, Paul Kowert, and Nathaniel Smith- Knight Theater
11/01 - James McMurtry - The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC)
11/02 - Reckless Kelly - Neighborhood Theatre
11/04 - The Lone Bellow - The Visulite Theatre
11/05 - Ian Hunter - Neighborhood Theatre
11/07 - Dave Barnes - Neighborhood Theatre
11/07 - Rachael Yamagata - The Visulite Theatre
11/08 - ^Noah Gunderson - Visulite Theatre
11/13 - Tony Lucca Band w/Matt Hires - The Evening Muse
11/14 - Dave Mason's Traffic Jam - McGlohon Theater
11/15 - Guided by Voices w/Bobby Bare, Jr. - Cat's Cradle (Carrboro, NC)
11/17 - Justin Townes Earle - McGlohon Theater
12/08 - Johnnyswim - The Neighborhood Theatre
12/12 - The Black Keys w/St. Vincent - TWCA
12/19 - Frontier Ruckus - The Double Door
02/06 - Shovels & Rope - The Neighborhood Theatre
02/06 - Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at McGlohon Theater
02/21 - Mavis Staples - Batte Center at Wingate

THANK YOU!

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 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
http://aprildenee.com/2011/05/01/livin-it-up-at-the-rock-roll-motel/
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/05/01/2256244/living-it-up-at-the-rock-roll.html

#1 Music Fan (Charlotte Folk Society)

**2014 Charlotte Live Concert Wishlist - Creative Loafing - http://clclt.com/charlotte/2014-concert-wish-list/Content?oid=3284969

The Charlotte Weekly Happenings Newsletter, Updates and latest news can also be found at:
TRENDING CHARLOTTE MUSIC - http://www.twylah.com/charlottemusic
http://www.carolinamusicconnection.com * http://charlottemusic.typepad.com/charlotte_events_calendar/ * http://charlotteeventscalendar.blogspot.com/ and http://twitter.com/charlottemusic

(Please forward this newsletter to your friends, and also consider a link back to mywebsite to encourage people to sign up for this newsletter. And finally, as always, it's a good idea to check with the artist or venue prior to driving to a show).

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