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July 23, 2014 - July 30, 2014

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

Wednesday July 23

**MaxxMusic Presents: Dubbest w/Roots Uprising
The Double Door

**Jared Allan
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

**Justin Fedor Whiskey Wednesday Residency w/Jimmy Brown
Heist Brewery

**June Residency: Powerstance w/Alright, Joint D?, DJ Wyley Buck
Snug Harbor

Thursday July 24

**MaxxMusic Presents: Rosco Bandana with special guest Natalie Noone
The Evening Muse

**MaxxMusic Presents: Quimby Mountain Band
The Double Door

**MaxxMusic & Landshark Entertainment Present: Wavy Train
The Visulite Theatre

**Recess Fest
Plaza Midwood
July 24-27

**Chris Cook (Every Thursday)
Sharkey's Place
Gastonia, NC

**Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires, Temperance League, The Monterreys, Family Friend
The Milestone Club

US National Whitewater Center

Friday July 25

**MaxxMusic Presents: Adron, Emily Lynch & Adam Klein
The Evening Muse

**The Groove Orient
The Evening Muse

**MaxxMusic Presents: The Deluge w/Junque Gallery
Double Door Inn

**Recess Fest
Plaza Midwood
July 24-27

**Lenny Federal Band (Every Friday)
The Comet Grill
9:30pm *

Saturday July 26

**MaxxMusic Presents: Michael Tracy Special EP Release & Live Recording Nite
The Evening Muse

**Colby Dobbs Band
The Evening Muse

**Rick Spreitzer & The Antique Babies
Summit Coffee

**MaxxMusic Presents: Joe Firstman w/Chris Hannigan
Neighborhood Theatre

**MaxxMusic Presents: Sean Chambers Band
Double Door Inn

**Recess Fest
Plaza Midwood
July 24-27

Bessemer City, NC
*sponsored listing - thank you!

Sunday July 27

**MaxxMusic Presents: Leon Russell
The Neighborhood Theatre

**Afton Showcase
The Evening Muse

**Andy Vaughan and the Driveline
The Thirsty Beaver Saloon

**Recess Fest
Plaza Midwood
July 24-27

**The Roundtable's Sunday Edition hosted by Randy Walker (every Sunday)

**1065 The End - 90 Minutes with Divakar

Monday July 28

**Find Your Muse Open Mic with featured performer Cory Wells
The Evening Muse

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

Tuesday July 29

**Country Tuesday Presents:
Snug Harbor

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

Wednesday July 30

**MaxxMusic Presents: Covers for a Cause featuring: The Music of Neil Young to benefit
Wind River Cancer Wellness Retreats and Programs

The Double Door

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


*** = New Additions This Week

Misc News, Events & Announcements:

***2nd Annual ZANEbash to Benefit Camp Care - August 24th 4pm at Jack Beagles - featuring: Reeve Coobs & The Band of Men, Stress Test, Maya Beth Atkins and John Dungan.

***God Save the Queen City at The Chop Shop featuring: Jeff the Brotherhood, Jonny Fritz, Apache Relay, Floating Action, Natural Child, Clear Plastic Masks, Promised Land Sound, Benji Hughes, Temperance league, Ancient Cities, The Loudermilks, Sinners and Saints, The Sammies, Late Bloomer, Elonzo, Toleman Randall, AM / FM’s, Batsheet and Ren Elvis - Sat. Aug. 9th. *

***Triple C Summer Folk Festival benefiting DrumForCures featuring: Bombadil, Metrics of Affection, All That The Rain Promises, Tarpits and Canyonlands, River Whyless, A Stone, A Leaf, An Unfound Door, Sinners & Saints, Love & Misery, Stupid Little Songs, Caroline Spence. Food Trucks, Raffles, Art, Popsicles, Cupcakes, Water Guns and more! Sat. Aug. 2nd 4pm-9:30pm

**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 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 OCTOBER!
***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!

**Thank you for your support of the SHOMOLIVE Indiegogo fundraising campaign! Visit 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: Quiles and Cloud Aug. 2nd, Gigi Dover & Big Love Sept. 13th (Special outside show @ the Shop), Katey Laurel Oct. 18th, Nikki Taley Nov 15th, Michael Reno Harrell Dec. 13th special holiday show.

**Common Chord Concerts Present: Mipso August 23rd

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

***The world lost a true legend this week. R.I.P. Johnny Winter.

***Creative Loafing/Jeff Hahne CD Review: Bless These Sounds Under the City's self-titled album -


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

R&R Motel Guests Latest News:

***Visit for updates on local and touring artists we are pleased to call friends -- extremely talented and on-the-way-up friends!


**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!


07/26 - Bobby Bare, Jr. - The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC)
07/29 - Pepper and Dirty Heads - The Fillmore Charlotte
08/02 - The Rosebuds - Cat's Cradle (Carrboro, NC)
08/03 - James Taylor - PNC Music Pavilion
08/07 - Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes) - The Visulite Theatre
08/07 - Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden - PNC Music Pavilion
08/08 - David Gray - Uptown Amphitheatre at NC Music Factory
08/09 - Booker T. Jones - McGlohon Theater
08/13 - Miniature Tigers with The Griswolds - Cat's Cradle
08/14 - Kishi Bashi - The Visulite Theatre
08/16 - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC)
08/19 - Motley Crue w/Alice Cooper - PNC Music Pavilion
09/03 - Grouplove, Portugal the Man and Typhoon - Uptown Amphitheatre
09/05 - Diarrhea Planet - Snug Harbor
09/11 - Steve Forbert - Stage Door Theater
09/17 - Keb' Mo' - Knight Theater
09/19 - Real Estate - Cat's Cradle (Carrboro, NC)
09/20 - ^Tosco Music Party - Knight Theater
09/21 - Joshua James - Stage Door Theater
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 - Old 97's - McGlohon Theater
10/14 - St. Paul and the Broken Bones - Neighborhood Theatre
10/18 - Sons of Bill - Visulite Theatre
10/21 - Sharon Van Etten - The Grey Eagle
10/25 - Todd Snider - The Neighborhood Theare
10/26 - Los Lobos - Knight Theater
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)
11/07 - Rachael Yamagata - The Visulite Theatre
11/14 - Dave Mason's Traffic Jam - McGlohon Theater
12/12 - The Black Keys w/St. Vincent - TWCA
02/06 - Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at McGlohon Theater


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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

#1 Music Fan (Charlotte Folk Society)

**2014 Charlotte Live Concert Wishlist - Creative Loafing -

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