(15 years of Charlotte's live music compiled and distributed by Laurie Koster)
July 12, 2017 - July 19, 2017

"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)


Wednesday July 12

**The Tosco Music Open Mic
The Evening Muse

**STRFKR w/Reptaliens
The Neighborhood Theatre

**July Residency: Spirit System w/GASP, 1970s Film Stock, Bolmongani
Snug Harbor

Thursday July 13

The Evening Muse

**Holy Ghost Tent Revival w/Emma's Lounge
The Visulite Theatre

**Whitey Morgan w/Tony Martinez
The Neighborhood Theatre

Friday July 14

**NüSound Showcase featuring Den of Wolves Levy Wiggi Blu House Black Linen Railz Heather Himes
The Evening Muse

**Truckstop Preachers w The Loose Lugnuts
The Visulite Theatre

**Joshua Cotterino / Count Vaseline / Labia Minor

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

Saturday July 15

**The Big Lonesome, Future Lives, Highbeams
The Evening Muse

**Kelsey D Music
Visulite Theatre

**Sinners & Saints w/ David Childers, It's Snakes, Timothy Eerie
Snug Harbor

**Toleman Randall / Mirror Man / Travis Phillips

**Elonzo Wesley
U.S. National Whitewater Center

Sunday July 16

**Kasey Chambers w/Garrett Kato
The Neighborhood Theatre

**90 Minutes Plus on 1065 The End

Monday July 17

**Find Your Muse Open Mic with featured performer Wild Rivers
The Evening Muse

**The Monday Night Allstars
Visulite Theatre

Tuesday July 18

**Jesse Jazz Band Jam
The Evening Muse

**Johnny Fly Co Grand Opening Party w/Millennial, Victoria Victoria and Reaves
The Neighborhood Theatre

**Red Rocking Chair (every Tuesday)
The Comet Grill

Wednesday July 19 - Happy Birthday Don Koster!

**The Kickback with Airpark
The Evening Muse

**July Residency: Spirit System w/ Mall Goth, True Believer, Your Fuzzy Friends
Snug Harbor


For a listing of more live music in Charlotte this week,

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:

**Common Chords House Concerts presents: Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Aug 13 -

**SLHC Concerts Basement Series presents: Oct 7th Woody Russell Trio


**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 Plus on 1065 The End, , 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!


07/20 - John Moreland - Visulite Theatre
07/28 - Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers - McGlohon
07/28 - Toad the Wet Sprocket - Neighborhood Theatre
08/04 - Gillian Welch - Knight Theater
08/10 - Wyclef Jean - Neighborhood Theatre
09/08 - Will Hoge - The Visulite Theatre
09/16 - John Prine - Belk Theater
09/20 - Deer Tick - The Visulite Theatre
09/30 - Rhiannon Giddens - Neighborhood Theatre
10/15 - Conor Oberst w/The Felice Brothers - Neighborhood Theatre
10/20 - Jump, Little Children - The Neighborhood Theatre
10/21 - Blind Pilot - McGlohon Theatre
10/25 - Noah Gunderson - The Visulite Theatre
11/07 - The Lone Bellow w/The Wild Reeds - The Neighborhood 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

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

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

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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