(15 years of Charlotte's live music compiled and distributed by Laurie Koster)
August 17, 2016 - August 24, 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 Aug 17

**Pigeons Playing Ping Pong with BYOG
The Visulite Theatre

**August Residency - Ink Floyd presents: T. Hardy Morris & The Hardknocks w/Dust & Ashes, Landless
Snug Harbor

**The Blue Eyed Bettys
The Double Door Inn

Thursday Aug 18

**Tacoma Narrows w/Striking Copper and Jordan Middleton and The Low End
The Evening Muse

**Packway Handle Band w/Caleb Caudle
The Double Door Inn

**Summit Songwriter Series featuring Rob McHale, Kevin Marshall, Barbara Gardiner and Rick Spreitzer
Summit Coffee
Davidson, NC

Friday Aug 19

**Patrick Davis (Night 1)
The Evening Muse

**The Social Animals
The Evening Muse

**Henry River Honey w/Timothy Pepper
The Double Door Inn

**Jaggermouth w/Elonzo Wesley, Sinners & Saints
The Visulite Theatre

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

Saturday Aug 20

**Patrick Davis (Night 2)
The Evening Muse

**Sue Foley BandUE FOLEY BAND
The Double Door Inn

Sunday Aug 21

**The Menders w/Kings & Queens and Scott Harding
The Evening Muse

**90 Minutes Plus on 1065 The End

Monday Aug 22

**Find Your Muse Open Mic with featured performer Tomás Gorrio & the Traveling Gypsy
The Evening Muse

**Joyce Manor w/Diet Cig and Dollar Signs
The Neighborhood Theatre

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

Tuesday Aug 23

**Hard Working Americans feat. Todd Snider, Dave Schools, Neal Casal, Chad Staehly, Duane Trucks and Jesse Aycock w/The Congress
The Neighborhood Theatre

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

**Red Rocking Chair (every Tuesday)

The Comet Grill

Wednesday Aug 24

**August Residency - Ink Floyd presents
Snug Harbor

**An Evening with Gillian Welch
The 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: Yes The Raven Sept. 10th (SOLD OUT); Gigi Dover and The Big Love Oct 1st; Sarah Clanton and Maddie Shuler Nov. 12th

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!


08/27 - TMP in the Park
09/08 - Rhett Miller (Solo) - The Visulite Theatre
09/10 - ^Tosco Music Party - Knight Theater

09/10 - Car Seat Headrest - The Grey Eagle
09/16 - Hayes Carll - The Visulite Theatre
09/16 - Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts AND Cheap Trick - PNC Music Pavilion
09/19 - Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds - Belk Theatre
09/27 - Wild Child - The Grey Eagle
09/25 - Sean Hayes - The Evening Muse
09/28 - Kishi Bashi - The Visulite Theatre
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
10/26 - 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
11/11 - Guided by Voices - The Grey Eagle
11/12 - ^Skinny Lister w/Lincoln Durham - The Evening Muse
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
Patron of the Arts

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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