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CHARLOTTE EVENTS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
(13+ years of live music in Cha
rlotte compiled and distributed by Laurie Koster)
June 10, 2015 - June 17, 2015

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**All shows are in Charlotte, NC, unless stated otherwise**
(click on the day of the week to jump to that day)

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| THU | FRI | SAT | SUN | MON | TUE | WED


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

Wednesday June 10

**MaxxMusic Presents: PigPen Theatre Co. w/You Won't
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com


Thursday June 11

**MaxxMusic Presents: Driftwood w/Stephen Simmons
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**Chris Cook (every Thursday)
Rudi's Bar/Club
8pm-11pm
Belmont, NC
https://www.facebook.com/events/1400839013562666/


Friday June 12

**MaxxMusic Presents: Humming House w/Christian Lopez
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com *

**MaxxMusic Presents: Shakey Graves - SOLD OUT
The Neighborhood Theatre

**Kidnice Entertainment & ShomoLive present: Barnstock BYOB Music Fest DJ Competition
The Evening Muse
10:30pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

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


Saturday June 13

**MaxxMusic Presents: Antje Duvekot, Rod Picott
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com * http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/832101-antje-duvekot-rod-picott-charlotte/

**Kidnice Entertainment & ShomoLive present: Barnstock BYOB Music Fest Artist Competition
The Evening Muse
10:30pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com * https://www.facebook.com/events/662202610578802/

**MaxxMusic Presents: The Flatland Tourists
Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/833219-flatland-tourists-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: Junior Astronomers w/Dear Blanca, ET Anderson and Patois Counselors
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/850903-junior-astronomers-charlotte/

**Landshark Entertainment Presents: American Aquarium w/Ross Adams
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.visulite.com/upcomingShows.cfm


Sunday June 14

**Landshark Entertainment Presents: KYLE w/Biggie Whit, Nappy Tribe and Nige Hood
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.visulite.com/upcomingShows.cfm

**The Roundtable's Sunday Edition hosted by Randy Walker (every Sunday)
WSGE 91.7FM
noon-1pm
http://www.wsge.org/?page_id=132

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


Monday June 15

**Find Your Muse Open Mic featuring Sarah Tucker
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

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


Tuesday June 16

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


Wednesday June 17

**721 Events Presents: The CLT+ Local Artists Showcase
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**Landshark Entertainment Presents: Hurray for the Riff Raff w/Clear Plastic Masks
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.visulite.com/upcomingShows.cfm

**MaxxMusic Presents: Luke Wade w/Koa
Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/833275-luke-wade-charlotte/

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

http://shutter16.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:

**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.

**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: Yes The Raven June 20th SOLD OUT – Ross Sermons & Louise Bell June 27th - Woody Russell Sept 18th - http://supportlocalhouseconcerts.org/

***Common Chord Concerts presents Stuart Robinson, former member of Bombadil, performing in a special solo show - Saturday, August 8th, 2015. Show is at 8 p.m., doors are at 7:30 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/580931608713807/


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

**New Census Data Reveals Charlotte Is The #2 Fastest Growing City in America! http://globalflare.com/new-census-data-reveals-charlotte-2-fastest-growing-city-america/

**Charlotte featured in American Airlines Travel Magazine - one of the Main Attractions? The Evening Muse! http://hub.aa.com/en/aw/charlotte-north-carolina-metropolis

**NoDa Is Charlotte’s Island of Interesting - Our State Magazine - https://www.ourstate.com/noda/

**CharlotteFive's Top 11  Venues in Charlotte: http://www.charlottefive.com/as-music-scene-grows-so-do-venues-breakdown-of-charlottes-top-11-venues/

(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

**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 - http://clclt.com/charlotte/Content?feature=2182902

**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/


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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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
06/26 - Desert Noises - New Mountain Asheville - Asheville, NC
06/30 - ^Merle Haggard - Belk Theatre
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
09/19 - ^Tosco Music Party - Knight Theater
10/11 - ^Noah Gunderson - The Visulite Theatre
12/05 -Billy Joel - Time Warner Cable Arena
12/20 - Jump Little Children - Visulite Theatre - SOLD OUT

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: 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
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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