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January 21, 2015 - January 28, 2015

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Wednesday January 21

**MaxxMusic Presents: River Whyless w/The Appleseed Collective
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com * http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/729103-river-whyless-appleseed-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: King Tuff w/Ex-Hex
Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/730115-king-tuff-charlotte/

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

**MaxxMusic Presents: Covers for a Cause Featuring the Music of Fleetwood Mac with Sam the Lion, Reeve Coobs/Band of Men, Truckstop Preachers, Amigo, Chalkies, Gigi Dover & the Big Love, Pam Taylor/Stolen Hearts, The Loose Lugnuts, The Lenny Federal Band, and more
The Double Door Inn
http://doubledoorinn.com/eventlist.asp * http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/725365-covers-for-cause-music-charlotte/

**January Residency: Viajando w/Scowl Brow, Black Pope, Greevace
Snug Harbor
http://www.snugrock.com


Thursday January 22

**"721" Events Presents: Girls, Guns, and Glory with Michaela Anne
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**Douglass Thompson & Rick Spreitzer trading songs w Shannon Lee
Eaglespeak Coffee House
7pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/873145102706736/

**The Summit Coffee Songwriters Showcase featuring: Thomas Aaron Garlow, Emily Gatzke, Host Rob McHale and opener Hannah Case
Summit Coffee
Davidson, NC
http://www.summitcoffee.com


Friday January 23

**"721" Events presents: Justin Tosco SOLD OUT!
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**New Car Caviar, Radio Lola, Taylor Centers
The Evening Muse
10:30pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**MaxxMusic Presents: Gregory Alan Isakov w/Leif Vollebekk (special early show!)
The Neighborhood Theatre
7:30pm
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/726241-gregory-alan-isakov-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: Cairo Fire, Warsong, Broadcast Safe & 10 Car Pile Up (late show)
The Neighborhood Theatre
10:30pm
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/755743-warsong-10-car-pile-up-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: Tinsley Ellis
The Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/756431-tinsley-ellis-charlotte/

**Landshark Entertainment Presents: Cosmic Charlie - High Energy Grateful Dead
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.visulite.com

**Four Days Gone
Eaglespeak Coffee House
8pm-10pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/579727018793651/

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


Saturday January 24

**"721" Events Presents: Charlie King CD Release w/Trent Wesley
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**The Broadcast
The Evening Muse
10:30pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**MaxxMusic Presents: That 1 Guy
The Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/708507-blue-dogs-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: Blue Dogs w/Old Habits
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/708507-blue-dogs-charlotte/

**Landshark Entertainment Presents: Toleman Randall w/Birds with Teeth, Half Measures, Good Bones
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.visulite.com


Sunday January 25

**Bon Voyage Nick Stamey!
The Evening Muse
6pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**Mike Strauss Band
Thirsty Beaver
5pm-8pm
http://www.mikestraussband.com

**Mac McCaughan (Superchunk/Portastatic), Sam the Lion
Snug Harbor
http://www.snugrock.com

**Landshark Entertainment Presents: Passafire w/Tatanka and Sun Dried Vibes
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.visulite.com

**The Roundtable's Sunday Edition hosted by Randy Walker (every Sunday)
WSGE 91.7FM
noon-1pm
http://www.wsge.org/?page_id=132

**1065 The End - 90 Minutes with Divakar
http://www.1065.com/onair/divakar-403/


Monday January 26

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

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


Tuesday January 27

**Landshark Entertainment Presents: Jonny Craig w/Kyle Lucas and Messenger Down
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.visulite.com

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


Wednesday January 28

**"721" Events Presents: Mac Leaphart and Brett Harris
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**January Residency: Viajando w/ Base of Bass, Swell Friends
Snug Harbor
http://www.snugrock.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:

**Acoustic Stage Hickory NC John Cowan 1-24 - Rev Billy Wirtz Benefit for Mark Bumgarner 1-31 http://www.acousticstage.com

**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.

**Thank you for your support of the SHOMOLIVE Indiegogo fundraising campaign! Visit http://www.indiegogo.com/shomo?c=activity&a=1434608 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 - http://supportlocalhouseconcerts.org/


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

***Did you catch Matrimony's song "Giant" on the Season Premiere of "Girls" (HBO)? http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/01/12/music-on-tv-how-matrimony-got-a-last-minute-call-for-girls/

(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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02/06 - ^Shovels & Rope - The Neighborhood Theatre - SOLD OUT
02/06 - Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at McGlohon Theater
02/09 - Glen Hansard - Knight Theater
02/15 - Robyn Hitchcock - The Grey Eagle
02/19 - ^Ryan Bingham & Lucero w/Twin Forks - The Visulite Theatre - SOLD OUT!
02/20 - Jim White vs The Packway Handle Band - The Visulite Theatre
02/21 - Mavis Staples - Batte Center at Wingate
02/26 - Diana Ross - Durham Performing Arts Center (Durham, NC)
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
03/29 - Martin Sexton - The Visulite Theatre
04/11 - ^Nick Howard - The Evening Muse
04/17 - Tuckfest w/Jason Isbell and Strand of Oaks - US National Whitewater Center
04/20 - David Sedaris - Blumenthal Performing Arts
04/25 - Joe Pug - The Grey Eagle
06/19 - "Weird Al" Yankovic - Ovens Auditorium

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

(Please forward this newsletter to your friends, and also consider a link back to mywebsite to encourage people to sign up for this newsletter. And finally, as always, it's a good idea to check with the artist or venue prior to driving to a show).

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