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August 20, 2014 - August 27, 2014

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

Wednesday August 20

**MaxxMusic Presents: Cabinet
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/612681-one-only-cabinet-charlotte/

**Miami Dice "Premium Cut" Listening Party & Video Premiere
Soul Gastrolounge
10pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/581472448629908/

**Mike Strauss
Common Market (Southend)
9pm
http://www.mikestraussband.com

**August Residency: Blossoms w/Human Pippi, DJ Bo White
Snug Harbor
http://www.snugrock.com


Thursday August 21

**MaxxMusic Presents Mikaela Davis
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com * http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/612679-mikaela-davis-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: Copious Jones w/Stella Rising
The Double Door
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/664233-copious-jones-stellarising-charlotte/

**Simplified
Pavilian at EpiCentre
http://www.simplifiedmusic.com

**Trip Rogers
August 21 Plantation Estates
Matthews, NC
http://www.triprogers.com

**Moreland & Arbuckle
US National Whitewater Center
http://usnwc.org/moreland-arbuckle/

**Summit Coffee Songwriter's Showcase featuring: Haley Dreis, Paul Finnican, e-s Guthrie & Shantell Ogden
Summit Coffee
8pm-11pm
Davidson, NC
http://www.summitcoffee.com

**Chris Cook (Every Thursday)
Sharkey's Place
8pm-11pm
Gastonia, NC
https://www.facebook.com/chriscookmusic


Friday August 22

**MaxxMusic Presents: Christy Snow and Kate Tucker & The Sons of Sweden
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/613727-christy-snow-kate-tucker-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic & Landshark Entertainment Present: Same as it Ever Was
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/608629-same-as-it-ever-was-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: Wink Keziah & Delux Motel w/Wrecking Ball
Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/609305-wink-keziah-delux-motel-charlotte/

**Chris Cook & The Heartless Road Band
Riverview Raw Bar
9:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/755925054467448/

**Heart of a ghost , Jason Herring & The Mystery Plan and Bret Mosley
Petra's
https://www.facebook.com/events/271574916380234/

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


Saturday August 23

**MaxxMusic Presents: Alan Barrington & The Combo w/Jack London
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com * http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/643417-alan-barrington-combo-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic & Landshark Entertainment Present: Thumpers w/Sun Club
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/633881-thumpers-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: Crisis Live CD Recording to beneifit ROHR Rockstars w/Sonny Skyzz & The Rainmakers
Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/609291-crisis-live-cd-recording-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: Scowl Brow, Evergone and Black Pope
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/636027-scowl-brow-evergone-black-charlotte/

**Rick Spreitzer & The Antique Babies
Summit Coffee
Davidson, NC
8pm-11pm
http://www.rickspreitzer.com

**Wink Keziah & Delux Motel
Angel's Consignment
7pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/639604616136087/
*Sponsored listing. Thank you!

**Sam the Lion
Petra's
9:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1514989198713327/

**Blue Dogs
US National Whitewater Center
http://usnwc.org/blue-dogs/

**Ann Hampton Callaway - Sing for the Cure
Halton Theater

Nationally acclaimed songstress Ann Hampton Callaway joins a 100-voice chorus and orchestra to present Sing for the Cure, A Gala Concert. This one-of-a-kind program raises funds for Komen Charlotte and honors Carolina Breast Friends, Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center and the GoJenGo Foundation.
http://tix.cpcc.edu/events/ann-hampton-callaway-guests-stars-in-sing-for-the-cure


Sunday August 24

**ZANEBash 2014 featuring music by: Reeve Coobs & The Band of Men, Maya Beth Atkins, Stress Test, John Dungan, & special guests, Justin Fedor, Ben Hernandez, & Josh Daniel
All proceeds to benefit Camp CARE
Jack Beagle's NoDa
4pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1449137995341837/

**Afton Showcase
The Evening Muse
6:30pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**Leadville Social Club
The Thirsty Beaver
5pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/140752586095287/

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

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


Monday August 25

**Find Your Muse Open Mic
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

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


Tuesday August 26

**MaxxMusic Presents: Lil Debbie w/Persyce and Stranger Day
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/639473-lil-debbie-charlotte/

**Country Tuesday Presents Roland J. Cole, Alan Edwards
Snug Harbor
http://www.snugrock.com

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


Wednesday August 27

**MaxxMusic Presents: Parsonsfield (formerly Poor Old Shine) w/Keelan Donovan Band
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/638131-parsonsfield-formerly-poor-charlotte/

**August Residency: Blossoms w/Andy the Doorbum, DUMB Doctors, Koosh, DJ Cody Hare
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:

***Charlotte Beerfest 2014! The inaugural Charlotte Beerfest (featuring 100 beers) will be held 5–9pm on September 20th, with exclusive VIP sampling 4–9pm at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte featuring music by Blues Traveler, Simplified and Charity Case! http://charlottebeerfest.com/

**VOTED BEST AMATEUR NIGHT BY CREATIVE LOAFING - 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.***The Featured Performer Slots are filled through NOVEMBER!

**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: Gigi Dover & Big Love Sept. 13th (Special outside show @ the Shop), Special FunkinJamFest “A gathering of the Tribes” Oct. 18th, (@ The Shop) Nikki Talley Nov 15th, Michael Reno Harrell Dec. 13th special holiday show. - 2015: Jon Shain Feb. 6th, Natasha Borzilova Mar. 21st, Jann Klose April 25th http://supportlocalhouseconcerts.org/

**Common Chord Concerts Present: Mipso August 23rd http://www.commonchordconcerts.com


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

(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

**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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09/03 - Grouplove, Portugal the Man and Typhoon - Uptown Amphitheatre
09/05 - Diarrhea Planet - Snug Harbor
09/09 -^Levi Lowrey & Angie Aparo - The Evening Muse
09/11 -^An Evening with David Mayfield Parade - Evening Muse
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 - Desert Noises - US National Whitewater Center
10/14 - St. Paul and the Broken Bones - Neighborhood Theatre
10/18 - Sons of Bill - Visulite Theatre
10/19 - ^Shakey Graves - The Visulite Theatre
10/21 - ^The Jayhawks - The Neighborhood Theatre
10/21 - Sharon Van Etten - The Grey Eagle
10/25 - Capital Cities - The Ritz (Raleigh, NC)
10/25 - Todd Snider - The Neighborhood Theare
10/26 - Los Lobos - Knight Theater
10/28 - ^Lake Street Dive - Neighborhood Theatre
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
11/08 - ^Noah Gunderson - Visulite Theatre
11/14 - Dave Mason's Traffic Jam - McGlohon Theater
11/15 - Guided by Voices w/Bobby Bare, Jr. - Cat's Cradle (Carrboro, NC)
12/12 - The Black Keys w/St. Vincent - TWCA
02/06 - Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at McGlohon Theater

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 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

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