(15 years of Charlotte's live music compiled and distributed by Laurie Koster)
September 21, 2016 - September 28, 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 Sep 21

**Blank Range w/The Wild Reeds and Thomas Waddill
The Evening Muse

**Joe Purdy w/Amy Vachal
Double Door Inn

Visulite Theatre

**Built to Spill w/Hop Along and Alex G
Neighborhood Theatre

Thursday Sep 22

**Gal Friday w/Ben Stalets
The Evening Muse

**Anni Piper - Canceled
The Double Door Inn

Friday Sep 23

**The Grahams
The Evening Muse

**Hardcore Lounge w/ It's Snakes and Boxing
The Double Door Inn

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

Saturday Sep 24

**Robbie Fulks
The Evening Muse

**Forlorn Strangers and Old Salt Union
Double Door Inn

**Groove 8 w, Ransom Pier, Gruve and the Enablers and Lovely Budz
The Visulite Theatre

**John McCutcheon
Stage Door Theater

**Stand Against HB2 - North Carolina Musicians United for EqualityNC featuring guest speakers and live music
The Neighborhood Theatre

Sunday Sep 25

**Sean Hayes
The Evening Muse

**90 Minutes Plus on 1065 The End

Monday Sep 26

**Find Your Muse Open Mic with featured performer the lady comes first
The Evening Muse

**Tiger Army w/Creeper and Tijuana Panthers
The Neighborhood Theatre

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

Tuesday Sep 27

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

**Red Rocking Chair (every Tuesday)

The Comet Grill

Wednesday Sep 28

The Evening Muse

**Holy Smokes & The Godforsaken Rollers
Double Door Inn

**Kishi Bashi w/Twain
Visulite Theatre

**Lettuce w/Michal Menert
Neighborhood Theatre

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: Gigi Dover and The Big Love Oct 1st; Sarah Clanton and Maddie Shuler Nov. 12th

***Common Chord Concerts presents: Cicada Rhythm Friday, October 7th, 2016.

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 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!


09/27 - Wild Child w/SUSTO - The Grey Eagle
09/25 - Sean Hayes - The Evening Muse
09/28 - Kishi Bashi - The Visulite Theatre
09/29 - The Felice Brothers w/Aaron Lee Tasjan - The Grey Eagle
10/04 - Nada Surf - The Grey Eagle
10/06 - Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds - The Grey Eagle
10/08 - ^Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) - The Evening Muse
10/12 - Of Montreal - The Grey Eagle
10/12 - An Evening with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen - Knight Theater
10/16 - Brent Dennen - The Grey Eagle
10/18 - Henry Rollins - McGlohan Theater
10/25 -
The TransAtlantic Tour feat. Tessa Violet, Dodie Clark & Rusty Clanton - SOLD OUT! - The Evening Muse
10/26 - Bonnie Raitt - Ovens Auditorium
10/27-28 - ^Band of Horses - Fillmore Charlotte

11/02 - The Revivalists - Charlotte's Underground
11/05 - Jackie Greene - The Grey Eagle
11/06- ^Bob Dylan - Belk Theatre
11/10 - Stevie Nicks w/Pretenders - Spectrum Center
11/11 - Guided by Voices - The Grey Eagle
11/12 - ^Skinny Lister w/Lincoln Durham - The Evening Muse
11/29 - ^David Crosby & Friends - McGlohon Theater
12/02 - ^Josh Ritter - McGlohon Theater
12/31 - ^The Avett Brothers - Bojangles' Coliseum
01/30/17 - An Evening with Pat Metheny - Knight Theater


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

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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