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

December 10, 2014 - December 17, 2014

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

Wednesday December 10

**MaxxMusic Presents: Jessica Lea Mayfield & David Mayfield - The Sibling Rivalry Tour
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/719989-jessica-lea-mayfield-david-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: Charlie Oxford w/JD Eicher, Nathan Storey
The Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/620849-charlie-oxford-jd-eicher-charlotte/

**December Residency The Fat Face Band w/ Moenda, Toleman Randall
Snug Harbor
http://www.snugrock.com

**Simplified
Treehouse Whiskey & Fork
4423 Sharon Rd.
http://www.simplifiedmusic.com


Thursday December 11

**MaxxMusic Presents: Jonathan Byrd Band
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/701431-jonathan-byrd-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: Jimmy Thackery
The Double Door
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/719963-jimmy-thackery-charlotte/


Friday December 12

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

**MaxxMusic Presents: Sonny Skyzz & The Rainmakers w/Stewart Mauldin & Friends
The Double Door
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/739627-sonny-skyzz-rainmakers-charlotte/

**Simplified
Sycamore Brewing
http://www.simplifiedmusic.com

**Goodfoot Down
Crown Station
9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1489156628025318/

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


Saturday December 13

**Jennifer Daniels w/Maya Beth Atkins
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**The Sunpilots (Australia) w/Rothschild (formerly Weaker Captain)
The Evening Muse
10:30pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**MaxxMusic Presents: Wink Keziah's Christmas Bash w/Kevin Marshall & The J-Walkers and Kelly Mullen
The Double Door
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/719975-wink-keziahs-christmas-bash-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: TAB BENOIT & TOMMY CASTRO - 6 Strings Down Tour w/Samantha Fish
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/668077-tab-benoit-tommy-castro-6-charlotte/

**Support Local House Concerts Basement Series Presents: Michael Reno Harrell special holiday show.
6:30pm
http://supportlocalhouseconcerts.org/


Sunday December 14

**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 December 15

**MaxxMusic Presents: Molotov
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/715835-molotov-charlotte/

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

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


Tuesday December 16

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


Wednesday December 17

**MaxxMusic Presents: BILL KIRCHEN 'Titan of the Telecaster' w/TRUCKSTOP PREACHERS
The Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/609359-bill-kirchen-titan-charlotte/

**December Residency The Fat Face Band w/Triptych, No Mi Toque, Koosh
Snug Harbor
http://www.snugrock.com

**Simplified
Treehouse Whiskey & Fork
4423 Sharon Rd.
http://www.simplifiedmusic.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:

***Reverb Fest Presents: ESKIMO KISSES Benefitting Chronic Illness Relief Fund (CIRF) at The Neighborhood Theatre Fri. Jan. 30th at 7:30pm featuring: Diarrhea Planet, Junior Astronomers, Museum Mouth, Serfs, Southern Femisphere and Patois Counselors https://www.facebook.com/events/411324082349471/

**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.***The Featured Performer Slots are filled through DECEMBER!

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Upcoming House Concerts:

**Support Local House Concerts Basement Series Presents: 2015 Natasha Borzilova Mar. 21st, Jann Klose April 25th - David Childers & Bruce Piephoff May 30th -
http://supportlocalhouseconcerts.org/

**Common Chord Concerts Present: 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

**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/


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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12/05 - Adrian Belew Power Trio - Cat's Cradle (Carrboro, NC)
12/08 - Johnnyswim - The Neighborhood Theatre
12/10 - Jessica Lea and David Mayfield Sibling Rivalry Tour - The Neighborhood Theatre
12/12 - Lost In The Trees - Cat's Cradle (Carrboro, NC)
12/12 - The Black Keys w/St. Vincent - TWCA
12/19 - Frontier Ruckus - The Double Door
12/20 - ^Angie Aparo - The Evening Muse
12/31 - ^John Tosco's New Year's Eve Show - McGlohon Theater
01/05 - The Whigs - The Visulite Theatre
01/23 - ^Gregory Alan Isakov - The Neighborhood Theatre
02/06 - ^Shovels & Rope - The Neighborhood Theatre
02/06 - Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at McGlohon Theater
02/09 - Glen Hansard - Knight Theater
02/19 - ^Ryan Bingham & Lucero w/Twin Forks - The Visulite Theatre
02/21 - Mavis Staples - Batte Center at Wingate
03/20 - The Apache Relay - The Visulite Theatre
03/29 - Martin Sexton - The Visulite Theatre
04/11 - ^Nick Howard - The Evening Muse

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

An 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

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