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

April 23, 2014 - April 30, 2014

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Wednesday  Apr 23

**MaxxMusic Presents: CLT+ Battle of the Bands Round 2 featuring: Gabriel Jules and Oceans Quest, Charlie King, th3 Higher and Shannyn Casino
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com * http://cltplus.com/music/battle-of-the-band-round-2/

**Jared Allan
Old Mecklenburg Brewery
6pm-9pm
http://www.jaredallan.com

**April Residency with Dave & the Strange w/Alex Kastanas, Modern Primitives, Bart Lattimore, DJ Moonbeam Mike

Snug Harbor
10pm - No Cover
http://www.snugrock.com

**Chris Cook
Riverview Raw Bar
7pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1490766797809243/


Thursday Apr 24

**MaxxMusic Presents: Banditos w/Lauris Vidal
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com * http://www.maxxmusic.com/concerts/banditos.htm

**MaxxMusic Presents: New Madrid
The Evening Muse
10:30pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com * http://www.maxxmusic.com/concerts/madrid.htm

**MaxxMusic & Landshark Entertainment Present: Tycho With Gardens & Villa
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/concerts/tycho.htm

**MaxxMusic Presents: David Gerald
The Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/concerts/gerald.htm

**Chuck Johnson Duo
FinzRawBar
Matthews, NC
https://www.facebook.com/events/647833435252019

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


Friday Apr 25

**MaxxMusic Presents: Kim Richey w/Humble Tripe
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com * http://www.maxxmusic.com/concerts/richey.htm

**The Chemist + Colby Dobbs Band
The Evening Muse
10:30pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**An Evening With Gillian Welch
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/concerts/gillian.htm

**MaxxMusic & Landshark Entertainment Present: Delta Rae w/Joshua James SOLD OUT
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.visulite.com * http://www.maxxmusic.com/concerts/deltarae.htm

**Tuckfest featuring: Humming House, Dangermuffin & More
http://tuckfest.org/category/schedule/

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


Saturday Apr 26

**MaxxMusic Presents: Erick Baker & Seth Glier
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com * http://www.maxxmusic.com/concerts/erick.htm

**MaxxMusic Presents: Man Or Astro-Man? With Wray
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/concerts/astroman.htm

**MaxxMusic Presents: Emerson Hart (Of Tonic) With Logan Brill
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/concerts/emerson.htm

**Tuckfest featuring: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Blue Dogs, The Lone Bellow and More!
http://tuckfest.org/category/schedule/

**MaxxMusic Presents: Junque Gallery With Hank Rhodes
The Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/concerts/junque.htm

**The Revivalists w/ Stop Light Observations
The Chop Shop
http://chopshopnoda.com/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2014/04/26/318/-/the-revivalists-w-stop-light-observations

**The Menders w/Ennie Arden
Angel's Upscale Consignment
6pm-11pm
Bessemer City,  NC
https://www.facebook.com/events/452141174913000/
*Sponsored Listing - Thank you!


Sunday Apr 27

**MaxxMusic Presents: Breeze and the Bayou Blasters Wedding Celebration and CD Release
The Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/concerts/breeze.htm

**MaxxMusic Presents: Peter Furler Band With Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/concerts/furler.htm

**Tuckfest featuring: Yarn, G Love and Special Sauce & More!
http://tuckfest.org/category/schedule/

**Leadville
The Thirsty Beaver
5pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/701009093251554/

**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 Apr 28

**Find Your Muse Open Mic w/featured performer Rubert Wates (UK)
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

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


Tuesday Apr 29

**The Loudermilks Vinyl Release Party
Snug Harbor
http://www.snugrock.com

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


Wednesday  Apr 30

**Funzzle With Pinko & The Dirty South Revolutionaires
Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/concerts/funzzle.htm

**April Residency with Dave & the Strange

Snug Harbor
10pm - No Cover
http://www.snugrock.com

**Charlotte Folk Society Folk Jubilee featuring Violinist Dennis Spring; Fiddler Sam Richardson & Friends (Bluegrass/Old-Time/Country); Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Matthew Alexander; Guitarist Davy Fee & Friends (Gypsy Jazz)
The Evening Muse
8pm
Come at 7:30 and enjoy a song circle with Salem Macknee
http://www.folksociety.org

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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:

***DRUMSTRONG 2014 Rhythm + Arts Fest May 16 + 17 + 18 - http://www.drumstrong.com/

**The 4th annual North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival featuring: Green Sky Bluegrass, Sol Driven Train, Big Daddy Love, Jessie Dee, Spirit Family Reunion and the Jon Stickley Trio and the top Brewers and Breweries in NC; Saturday May 10, 2014; Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville NC; http://ncbrewsmusic.com/Tickets.asp

**VOTED BEST AMATEUR NIGHT BY CREATIVE LOAFING BEST OF 2013 - 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 JULY!.
***Find Your Muse Open Mic and Radio Show was chosen as the Winner of the 2013 Best Open Mic Night in Charlotte by Charlotte magazine BOB Awards!
Congratulations Team FYM: Erik Button, Ralph Jannelli, Pat Maholland and Don Koster! And of course a big thanks to all the musicians, performers and attendees who come out week after week and help make this weekly event SO successful.

**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:

***Cathie Ryan Trio, Sat. May 3 - Charlotte Folk Society House Concerts at Wedgewood, Jim Rivers Fellowship Hall, Wedgewood Church, 4800 Wedgewood Dr., Charlotte. 8 PM, $20. Cathie Ryan toured for 8 years with the all-woman Irish American supergroup, Cherish the Ladies. Details & tickets: http://www.folksociety.org

**Support Local House Concerts Basement Series Presents: Flagship Romance May 10th, Rod Picott June 7th, Gigi Dover & Big Love Sept. 27th (Special outside show @ the Shop) Katey Laurel Oct. 18th! http://supportlocalhouseconcerts.org/

**Common Chord Concerts Present: Rebekah Todd and The Odyssey May 10th, Malcolm Holcombe June 22nd. http://www.commonchordconcerts.com


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

***Check out Matrimony's new video to 'See The Light' shot at The Chop Shop in Charlotte NC a few months back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbakLfyEO30

***Moogfest 2014! Stop by The Synthesis and check out ShomoLive and Kidnice Entertainment featuring 3 acts - Crazyhorse and Colston, LUCiD, and Celebrity DJ Shogun. http://www.nctechnology.org/events/overview/partner_events/moogfest.aspx

(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:

**Lake Street Dive on The Ellen Degeneres Show, Eliot Bronson's next album to be produced by Jason Isbell's "Southeastern" Producer, Jukebox the Ghost picked by BuzzFeed: Spotify as #5 of 15 Of The Best Bands To Come From College Campuses , Desert Noises heading to Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo AND Hangout Festival and voted one of the best bands to see at SXSW by NPR Music, and iTunes Music gives props to their new 27 Ways Album - "Power Poppers Desert Noises are on the verge of a major breakout."

***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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04/28/29 - ^Alabama Shakes - The Orange Peel (Asheville, NC) SOLD OUT
04/29 - Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys - The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC)
05/02 - Wake Owl - The Mill Room (Asheville, NC)
05/01 - Rob Thomas - DPAC (Durham, NC)
05/02 - Marty Stuart - The Neighborhood Theatre
05/02 - Arcade Fire -Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood (Atlanta, GA)
05/03 - The Whigs - The Visulite Theatre
05/06 - Margot & the Nuclear So and So's - Local 506 (Chapel Hill, NC)
05/08 - Jenny Lewis - The Orange Peel (Asheville, NC)
05/09 - johnnyswim - The Neighborhood Theatre
05/09 - Modest Mouse - The Fillmore Charlotte - SOLD OUT
05/09 - ^Conor Oberst with Dawes - The Orange Peel (Asheville, NC)
05/10 - Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krausse & Union Station w/Kacey Musgraves and Jason Isbell - Greensboro, NC
05/10 - North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival feat. Greensky Bluegrass, Big Daddy Love, Sol Driven Train, Jesse Dee, Spirit Family Reunion, John Stickley, The Reckoning and Hit Or Miss - Rural Hill (Huntersville)
05/11 - Portugal. The Man - The Orange Peel (Asheville, NC)
05/13 - Blitzen Trapper - The Visulite Theatre
05/16 - The Apache Relay w/The Weeks - The Visulite Theatre
05/21 - Jack Johnson - Booth Amphitheatre - Cary, NC
05/22 - Neon Trees - The Fillmore Charlotte
05/22 - Eddie Izzard - Belk Theater
05/25 - Justin Hayward - The Neighborhood Theatre
05/30 - Old 97's - The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC)
06/02 - Patty Griffin - The Neighborhood Theatre
06/05 - ^Jack White - Fillmore Charlotte
06/06 - ^Lucinda Williams - McGlohon Theater at Spirt Square
06/07 - Peter Murphy - Tremont Music Hall
06/12 - Andrew Bird Band w/Tift Merritt - The Orange Peel (Asheville, NC)
06/14 - ^The Tosco Beatles Tribute - Knight Theater
06/15 - ^The Parlor Sessions featuring Dean Fields, Jason Myles Goss, Eliot Bronson and Andy Zipf - The Evening Muse
06/18 - Wild Child w/Shakey Graves - Local 506 (Chapel Hill, NC)
06/20 - ^Jake Bugg - The Orange Peel (Asheville, NC)
06/24 - Counting Crows - Uptown Amphitheatre
06/25 - Phantagram - Fillmore Charlotte
06/27 - ^Lindsey Stirling - Fillmore Charlotte
06/28 - An Evening with Art Garfunkel - The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC)
07/13 - The Donkeys - Local 506 (Chapel Hill, NC)
07/19 - KISS w/Def Leppard - PNC Music Pavilion
07/01 - SWANS - The Neighborhood Theatre (Only Southeast Performance)
07/17 - Chris Smither - Stage Door Theater
07/29 - Phish -  PNC Music Pavilion
08/03 - James Taylor - PNC Music Pavilion
08/07 - Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden - PNC Music Pavilion
08/19 - Motley Crue w/Alice Cooper - PNC Music Pavilion
09/11 - Steve Forbert - Stage Door Theater
10/03 - Ian Anderson - Blumenthal Performing Arts

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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