(15 years of Charlotte's live music compiled and distributed by Laurie Koster)
May 25, 2016 - June 1, 2016

"Best Charlotte Music Connoisseurs To Follow On Twitter"

(Charlotte Music)
by CBS Charlotte

(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)


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

Wednesday May 25

**An Intimate Evening with Good Old War (Acoustic) w/Joshua Hyslop
The Evening Muse

**Covers for a Cause featuring the muisic of Merle Haggard to benefit KinderMourn
The Double Door Inn

**Bear Hands w/Cuzco
The Neighborhood Theatre

**Bruce Hazel and Jay Garrigan
Petra's Piano Bar and Cabaret

**May Residency Bubonik Funk w/ Machine Gun Preacher, ShamGrammar, Blanche J
Snug Harbor

Thursday May 26

**Tab Benoit w/Dead 27s
The Neighborhood Theatre

**Session Americana
The Double Door Inn

Friday May 27

**Natalie Royal CD Debut w/Mason Schmitt
The Evening Muse

**Jaggermouth w/Dirty White Lies
The Evening Muse

**Cowboy Mouth w/Kevin Marshall and the J-Walkers
The Neighborhood Theatre

**Leadville Social Club and Truckstop Preachers
The Double Door Inn

** Susto w/ Carl Anderson & Christy Hays
The Visulite Theatre

**Lenny Federal Band (Every Friday)
The Comet Grill

**The Mavericks
Knight Theater

Saturday May 28

**Lincoln Durham
The Evening Muse

**Housingfest: A concert to end homelessness featuring Josh Ritter w/Lindi Ortega, Matrimony, Jim Lauderdale and Nikki Hill
Fillmore Charlotte

**SNUG 600 w/ Serfs, Psyhic Mirrors, Pleasures, Beach Bath
Snug Harbor

**Rick Spreitzer and the Antique Babies
Summit Coffee
Davidson, NC

Sunday May 29

**The Charlotte Blues Society Monthly Meeting featuring Dangerous Gentlemens
The Double Door Inn

**1065 The End - 90 Minutes with Divakar

Monday May 30 - Memorial Day

**Find Your Muse Open Mic w/featured performer Tim McNary
The Evening Muse

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

Tuesday May 31

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

**Red Rocking Chair (every Tuesday)

The Comet Grill

Wednesday June 1

**The Tosco House Party Open Mic
The Evening Muse

**The Everymen w/Amigo and Temperance League
The Double Door Inn

**June Residency Dollar Signs
Snug Harbor

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

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


*** = New Additions This Week

Misc News, Events & Announcements:

**Save the Milestone Club! *

**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 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

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

**Happy Trails - Rodney Lanier - **Rodney Lanier Memorial Service and New Orleans style processional down N. Davidson -
**Goodbye Rodney - John Schacht/Shuffle Magazine -


**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 for more information. (every Sunday) - WSGE 91.7FM - 9am-10am -

**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 -

Misc. Organizations and Links:

**ROCKS! Entertainment is a Community-Based online source for music entertainment in the Piedmont area of North Carolina.

**Post and read reviews about anything and everywhere in Charlotte at -

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

* = promotional sponsor - thank you!

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 w/Jay Clifford - 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 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

#1 Music Fan (Charlotte Folk Society)

**2014 Charlotte Live Concert Wishlist - Creative Loafing -

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