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September 17, 2014 - September 24, 2014

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

Wednesday September 17

**MaxxMusic Presents: Goodnight, Texas w/The Bones of JR Jones
The Evening Muse
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/636505-goodnight-texas-special-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: Jarekus Singleton
Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/655829-jarekus-singleton-charlotte/

**Stephen Warwick September Residency
Heist Brewery
9pm
https://www.facebook.com/Lord.Warwick

**September Residency: Ghost Trees
Snug Harbor
http://www.snugrock.com


Thursday  September 18

**MaxxMusic Presents: Roots Of A Rebellion with guests Queen City Dub AND Sun-Dried Vibes at The Evening Muse
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**MaxxMusic Presents: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue w/Honey Island Swamp Band
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/602441-trombone-shorty-orleans-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: Ray Wylie Hubbard w/Kelley MicKwee (of The Trishas)
The Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/616659-ray-wylie-hubbard-charlotte/

**Summit Coffee Songwriters Showcase featuring: Billy Jones, PJ Pj Brunson w/Rob McHale and opener Greg Lilley
Summit Coffee
8pm-11pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/360037494159469/

**Mike Strauss Acoustic Trio
The Comet Grill
8:30pm-11:30pm
http://www.mikestraussband.com

**Sol Driven Train
US National Whitewater Center
http://usnwc.org/category/riverjam/

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


Friday September 19

**Lefty Williams Band
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**Jeremiah Wilde w/Broadcast Safe
The Evening Muse
10:30pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**MaxxMusic Presents: Gaelic Storm
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/503023-gaelic-storm-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: gogoPilot, Radio Lola, Wiggle Wagons
Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/676263-gogopilot-charlotte/

**Simplified
The Rusty Rudder
Cornelius, NC
http://www.simplifiedmusic.com

**MaxxMusic & Landshark Entertainment Present: Chris Sanchez, Red Honey, Robert Johnson Jr. & Pam Taylor and The Menders
Visulite Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/620503-chris-sanchez-red-honey-charlotte/

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

**Old-Time Stringband Orpheus Supertones Concert
Levine Museum of the New South,
7:00 PM. $20 + tax. Buy tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/717154.
Produced by Jennifer Stanton & Phil Lesser. Co-sponsored by Charlotte Folk Society and Levine Museum of the New South.


Saturday September 20

**MaxxMusic Presents: Ryan Montbleau
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com * http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/658987-ryan-montbleau-charlotte/

**Bakalao Stars w/Moenda
The Evening Muse
10:30pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**MaxxMusic Presents: Amy Ray w/Jason Kenney
The Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/637345-amy-ray-charlotte/

**CHARLOTTE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
The Neighborhood Theatre
11am-3pm
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/657313-charlotte-united-nations-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: Parker Millsap w/Liz Brasher
Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/621373-parker-millsap-charlotte/

**Tosco Music Party featuring: Eli Braddock, Gwin Dalton, Jonathan Brown, Sean Keane, Gal Friday, 8%, Justin Johnson, Gabriel Bello, Tesser
Knight Theater
7:30pm-10:30pm
http://toscomusicparty.org/

**Charlotte Beerfest 2014! featuring music by Blues Traveler, Simplified and Charity Case!
5pm-9pm
BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte
http://charlottebeerfest.com/

**Halden Vang
Amici's Pizza Sports Bar and Grill
9:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/611227008996919/

**Dave Foraker, Daron Cogar & Tom Williams
Angel's Consignment
7:30pm-10:30pm
Bessemer City, NC
https://www.facebook.com/events/1458600764420773/
*Sponsored listing. Thank you!

**Chuck Johnson Duo
Mac's Speed Shop
6pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1510791149137959/

**Matrimony
US National Whitewater Center
http://usnwc.org/category/riverjam/


Sunday September 21

**MaxxMusic Presents: Joshua James w/Neulore & Armon Jay
The Stage Door Theater
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/628451-joshua-james-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic & Landshark Entertainment Present: Stick Figure, Pacific Dub, Hirie
Visulite Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/618765-stick-figure-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: Lydia Loveless
The Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/616663-lydia-loveless-charlotte/

**Sean Keane
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**Panthers Pre-Game Party w/ Temperance League
The Thirsty Beaver Saloon
4pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1469603129950419/

**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 September 22

**MaxxMusic Presents: Keb' Mo'
Knight Theater
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/618875-keb-mo-charlotte/

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

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


Tuesday September 23

**Darin Aldridge hosts Bluegrass Nights
Angel's Consignment
7:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1471161059820971/
*Sponsored listing. Thank you!

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


Wednesday September 24

**MaxxMusic Presents: Matthew Perryman Jones, Andrew Combs and Jillian Edwards
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/640629-matthew-perryman-jones-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: Snarky Puppy w/Banda Magda
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/598589-snarky-puppy-banda-magda-charlotte/

**The Revivalists w/The Black Cadillacs
The Chop Shop
8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/423159747825218/ * http://chopshopnoda.com/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2014/09/24/395/9/the-revivalists-w-the-black-cadillacs

**MaxxMusic Presents: Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys
Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/655625-bradford-lee-folk-bluegrass-charlotte/

**Stephen Warwick September Residency
Heist Brewery
9pm
https://www.facebook.com/Lord.Warwick

**September Residency: Ghost Treesw/Bo White, Mineral Girls, Bell Power
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 BY CREATIVE LOAFING - 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 NOVEMBER!

**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: Special FunkinJamFest “A gathering of the Tribes” Oct. 18th, (@ The Shop) 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

**Matrimony premieres new music video for Southern Skies (featuring Funky Geezer) - http://youtu.be/ppfTT6ap7IY

**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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09/19 - Real Estate - Cat's Cradle (Carrboro, NC)
09/24 - OK Go - The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC)
09/24 - Snarky Puppy - Neighborhood Theatre
09/27 - Ben Folds - Belk Theater
10/01 - Of Montreal - The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC)
10/03 - Ian Anderson - Blumenthal Performing Arts
10/05 - Chris Thile - Knight Theater
10/09 - JJ Grey & Mofro - Neighborhood Theatre
10/10 - Chatham County Line & Mandolin Orange - The Neighborhood Theatre
10/11 - Desert Noises - US National Whitewater Center
10/14 - ^St. Paul and the Broken Bones - Neighborhood Theatre
10/16 - SomeKindaWonderful w/New Politics and Bad Suns - Fillmore Charlotte
10/19 - ^Shakey Graves - The Visulite Theatre
10/21 - ^The Jayhawks - The Neighborhood Theatre
10/21 - Sharon Van Etten - The Grey Eagle
10/24 - Joe Ely - The Double Door Inn
10/25 - Capital Cities - The Ritz (Raleigh, NC)
10/25 - Todd Snider - The Neighborhood Theare
10/26 - Moon Taxi - Visulite Theatre
10/26 - Los Lobos - Knight Theater
10/28 - ^Lake Street Dive - Neighborhood Theatre
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
12/12 - The Black Keys w/St. Vincent - TWCA
12/19 - Frontier Ruckus - The Double Door
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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