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CHARLOTTE EVENTS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
(15 years of live music in Charlotte compiled and distributed by Laurie Koster)
May 4, 2016 - May 11, 2016

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(Be sure to read/scroll to the end of the newsletter for special announcements and band news. Also, dates and times could
change, so you may want to check details before you head to a show.)

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

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


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

Wednesday May 4

**The Tosco House Party Open Mic
The Evening Muse
8pm

**Kiefer Sutherland w/Austin Plaine
The Visulite Theatre

**Larry Campbell & Theresa Williams
Stage Door Theater

**May Residency Bubonik Funk w/Bad Karol, Gonzo, Kenny
Snug Harbor


Thursday May 5

**Kim Richey w/Reagon Boggs
The Evening Muse
8pm

**Sirsy
The Double Door Inn

**Tennyson w/Cuzco and LeAnna Eden & The Garden Of
The Visulite Theatre

**The Kneads // Jphono1 // Dylan Gilbert
Petra's


Friday May 6

**Marti Jones & Don Dixon
The Evening Muse
8pm

**The Hot at Nights
The Evening Muse
10:30pm

**North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival
Rural Hill
Huntersville, NC

**Moonchild
The Double Door Inn

**for Pete's Sake II
The Visulite Theatre

**Stephen Kellogg w/Brian Dunne
The Neighborhood Theatre

**Groove 8 // Squid // Blanche J
Petra's

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


Saturday May 7

**Joshua Davis
The Evening Muse
8pm

**Dust & Ashes w/Em Young
The Evening Muse
10:30pm

**Michael Tracy w/The Southern Experience Band and Gabrielle Sophia
The Double Door Inn

**BYOG
The Visulite Theatre

**North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival
Rural Hill
Huntersville, NC


Sunday May 8

**1065 The End - 90 Minutes with Divakar


Monday May 9

**Find Your Muse Open Mic w/featured performer Highbeams
The Evening Muse
8pm

**Monday Night All Stars (every Monday)
The Double Door
10pm


Tuesday May 10

**Max Frost w/Rozes
The Evening Muse
8pm

**The Waves w/Leadville Social Club, To Better Waters
Snug Harbor

*Bill Hanna Jazz Jam (every Tuesday)
The Double Door
10pm

**Red Rocking Chair (every Tuesday)

The Comet Grill


WednesdayMay 11

**The Cowards Choir Name the Fear Album Release & Visual Score w/Old Sea Brigade
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com/event/1134991-cowards-choir-music-visual-charlotte/

**May Residency Bubonik Funk w/Music Band, Human Resource
Snug Harbor

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:

***Save the Milestone Club! https://www.gofundme.com/savethemilestone * http://www.charlottestories.com/charlotte-uniting-together-save-one-legendary-clubs-america/

**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 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.


Upcoming House Concerts:

**Support Local House Concerts Basement Series Presents: Cassidy and The Music (Former lead singer for Antigone Rising) June 11 th - Danielle Miraglia July 22nd http://supportlocalhouseconcerts.org/


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

**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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04/27 - Father John Misty - The Fillmore Charlotte
05/22 - The Mavericks - Knight Theater
05/28 - Josh Ritter, Matrimony, Lindi Ortega, Jim Lauderdale - Fillmore Charlotte
06/13 - Lucius - The Visulite Theatre
06/16 - Death Cab For Cutie w Chvrches - Uptown Amphitheatre
06/17 - ^
Lake Street Dive w/The Lone Bellow - Fillmore Charlotte
06/18 - ^TMP Beatles Tribute - Knight Theater
06/20 - Chris Cornell - Belk Theatre
06/23 - The Cure - PNC Music Pavilion

06/25 - Jay Farrar (Trio) performs songs of Son Volt's Trace - Neighborhood Theatre
06/27 - Gregory Alan Isakov and the Ghost Orchestra - McGlohon
08/12 - Toad the Wet Sprocket - Neighborhood Theatre

09/16 - Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts AND Cheap Trick - PNC Music Pavilion
09/19 - Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds - Belk Theatre

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

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

Shutter 16
Shutter 16 magazine

Don & Laurie interview with media mogul Alex Cason

Best Music Blog 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
Patron of the Arts

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

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