(15 years of Charlotte's live music compiled and distributed by Laurie Koster)
October 19, 2016 - October 26, 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 Oct 19

**Henry River Honey w/Heather Mae
The Evening Muse

**Bassh w The Business People & Millenial
The Visulite Theatre

**Kara Grainger
The Double Door Inn

Thursday Oct 20

**Spiritual Rez w/Queen City Dub
The Visulite Theatre

**Tinsley Ellis
The Double Door Inn

**John Paul White w/The Kernal
The Neighborhood Theatre

Friday Oct 21

**Dar Williams - SOLD OUT!
The Evening Muse

**Flow Tribe
The Double Door Inn

**Matt Wertz w/Cappa and Aaron Krause
Visulite Theatre

**Chris Robinson Brotherhood
The Neighborhood Theatre

**Junior Astronomers 8th Annual Birthday Party
Snug Harbor

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

Saturday Oct 22

**Shane Mauss presents A GOOD TRIP Comedy Show (4:20pm show!)
The Evening Muse

**The Speedbumps and The Sea The Sea
The Evening Muse

**Annabelle's Curse w/Will Overman Band
The Evening Muse

**King w/Nick Hakim
The Neighborhood Theatre

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

**Scowl Brow Record Release w/JaggerMouth, Cuzco, Deep Six Division
Snug Harbor

Sunday Oct 23

**90 Minutes Plus on 1065 The End

Monday Oct 24

**Loreen McKennitt
Knight Theater

**Find Your Muse Open Mic with featured performer Dane Page
The Evening Muse

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

Tuesday Oct 25

**The TransAtlantic Tour feat. Tessa Violet, Dodie Clark & Rusty Clanton - SOLD OUT!
The Evening Muse

**Todd Snider w/Rorey Carroll
The Neighborhood Theatre

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

**Red Rocking Chair (every Tuesday)

The Comet Grill

Wednesday Oct 26

**The CLT+ Local Artists Showcase
The Evening Muse

**Dollar Signs, The Decline, MakeWar
The Milestone Club

**Bonnie Raitt w/The California Honeydrops
Ovens Auditorium

**Sick Puppies w/Devour the Day and One Less Reason
The Neighborhood Theatre

For a listing of more live music in Charlotte this week,

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: Sarah Clanton and Maddie Shuler Nov. 12th - CANCELED due to unforseen circumstances.

***Common Chords House Concerts presents: Sinners & Saints for a return performance on Saturday, November 19th, 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!


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 - The Evening Muse- SOLD OUT!
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 - SOLD OUT!
11/22 - ^Wes Stromberg (Emblem3) & Special Guests - 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

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

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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