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Wednesday February 25

**Echosmith w/The Colourist SOLD OUT!
The Visulite Theatre

**MaxxMusic Presents: Jackie Venson
The Double Door Inn

**February Residency: Hectorina presents Collywobble: A Rock Opera (Act Four)
Snug Harbor

Thursday February 26

**MaxxMusic Presents: Kevn Kinney (of Drivin n' Cryin) w/Tim Knol
The Evening Muse
8pm *

**The Congress w/Dead 27's
The Visulite Theatre

Friday February 27

**MaxxMusic Presents: The Circle of the Song featuring Ed Jurdi (Band of Heathens), Seth Walker & Edward David Anderson (Backyard Tire Fire)
The Evening Muse
8pm *

**MaxxMusic Presents: John Eddie
The Evening Muse
10:30pm *

**MaxxMusic Presents: Manhattan Transfer
Knight Theater

**MaxxMusic Presents: Donna the Buffalo w/The Saint Francis Band
The Neighborhood Theatre

**Helmet 2015 Betty U.S. Tour
The Visulite Theatre

**MaxxMusic Presents: The Spongetones
The Double Door Inn

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

Saturday February 28

**"721 Events Presents: Matt Mackelcan, Four Days Gone & the lady comes first
The Evening Muse

**Landshark Entertainment Presents: Atlas Road Crew & BYOG w/Dave Britt Band
The Visulite Theatre

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

**The Mike Strauss Band
Davidson, NC

**Charlotte Folk Society presents: Dirk Powell & Riley Baugus Old-Time Music Concert
, Jim Rivers Fellowship Hall at Wedgewood Church, 4800 Wedgewood Dr., Charlotte. 8 PM, $20.
For info & online tickets, visit
**sponsored listing - thank you!

Sunday March 1

**MaxxMusic Presents: Marshall Crenshaw
The Evening Muse 
8pm *

**The Charlotte Blues Society monthly meeting featuring: Stress Test
The Double Door Inn

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

**1065 The End - 90 Minutes with Divakar

Monday March 2

**Find Your Muse Open Mic with Featured Performer: Annalise Emerick
The Evening Muse

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

Tuesday March 3

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

Wednesday March 4

**Tosco House Party
The Evening Muse 

**MaxxMusic Presents: Desert Noises
The Evening Muse 

**MaxxMusic Presents: Whiskey Diablo
The Double Door Inn

**March Residency: Red Jesse & The Dead Men w/ Dollar Signs, Dead Cat
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:

***5th Annual North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival - Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville NC May 8 and 9 -

**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 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.

**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: 2015 Natasha Borzilova Mar. 21st, Jann Klose April 25th - David Childers & Bruce Piephoff May 30th -

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

***NoDa Is Charlotte’s Island of Interesting - Our State Magazine -

**CharlotteFive's Top 11  Venues in Charlotte:


**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 -

**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!


02/26 - Diana Ross - Durham Performing Arts Center (Durham, NC)
02/28 - “An Evening with Webb Wilder” - Conundrum Music Hall (Columbia, SC)
03/04 - Desert Noises - The Evening Muse
03/10 - ^Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield - McGlohon Theater
03/20 - The Apache Relay w/The Barr Brothers - The Visulite Theatre
03/22 - Del McCoury & David Grisman - Neighborhood Theatre
03/22 - Gary Jules - The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC)
03/29 - Martin Sexton - The Visulite Theatre
04/01 - Chuck Prophet - The Double Door Inn
04/10 - ^Kasim Sulton (Todd Rundgren) - The Evening Muse
04/11 - ^Nick Howard - The Evening Muse
04/11 - ^Tosco Music Party - Knight Theater
04/11 - James McMurtry - The Visulite Theatre
04/17 - Tuckfest w/Jason Isbell and Strand of Oaks - US National Whitewater Center
04/18 - Futurebirds - The Visulite Theatre
04/19 - Blitzen Trapper - The Visulite Theatre
04/20 - David Sedaris - Blumenthal Performing Arts
04/25 - Joe Pug - The Grey Eagle
05/01 - Houndmouth - The Visulite Theatre
05/03 - Mandolin Orange - The Neighborhood Theatre
05/09 - ^Stu Larsen - The Evening Muse
05/13 - Toro y Moi - Music Farm (Columbia, SC)
05/26 - Dr. John & The Nite Trippers w/Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Knight Theater
05/29 - Delbert McClinton - Neighborhood Theatre
06/06 - William Fitzsimmons - The Neighborhood Theatre
06/09 - Train w/ The Fray and Matt Nathanson - PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
06/10 - Temples - The Visulite Theatre
06/18 - Snarky Puppy - The Neighborhood Theatre
06/19 - "Weird Al" Yankovic - Ovens Auditorium
06/20 - The Weepies - Neighborhood Theatre


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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

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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