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(11+ years of live music in Charlotte compiled and distributed by Laurie Koster)

October 29, 2014 - November 5, 2014

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

Wednesday October 29

**Hannah Thomas, Caroline Aiken and Danielle Howle with Wyatt Espalin
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com * http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/670461-hannah-thomas-caroline-aiken-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic & Landshark Entertainment Present: WALK THE MOON w/PUBLIC - SOLD OUT!
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/666627-walk-moon-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: DANK SINATRA PRESENTS A DANK GRASS ACOUSTIC EVENING
Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/690905-dank-sinatra-dank-grass-charlotte/

**October Residency: Chalkies w/Travis Phillips, The Everymen, The Waves
Snug Harbor
http://www.snugrock.com

**Jared Allan
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
6pm-9pm
http://www.jaredallan.com


Thursday  October 30

**David Childers Acoustic w/Korey Dudley, Dale Showmaker & Alan Edwards
Catawb Coffee
7pm-9pm
Mount Holly, NC

**MaxxMusic Presents: Antje Duvekot- CANCELED DUE TO ILLNESS
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com * http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/669779-antje-duvekot-charlotte/

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


Friday October 31

**Anna Haas & The Effect w/Burning Bright Band and Aaron Crites
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**RockBottom Halloween Party
Friends Sports Bar & Grill
9:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1476081916014248/

**The Loose Lugnuts Halloween Bash
The Thirsty Beaver
8pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/855964507755672/

** VISUWEEN - An Epic Halloween Extravaganza of Monstrous Proportions featuring: Charlotte Bands as Muse ( ISH ), The Killers ( s.o.stereo. ), The Yeah Yeah Yeahs ( Grown Up Avenger Stuff ), Jack White ( The Waves ), Queens of the Stone Age ( Semi-Pro Delayed by the Fog ), The Strokes ( The Business People ), Faith No More ( Dr.Cirkustien ), Dead Kennedy's ( Fire Marshal Bill ), Nirvana ( Consumption Casualties )
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.visulite.com

**MaxxMusic Presents: The Jeff Sipe Trio
The Double Door Inn
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/655371-jeff-sipe-trio-charlotte/

**Halloween Hootenanny with Sinners & Saints, Everymen, Elonzo, and Amigo, and DJ Monster Piece
Petra's
9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/988970297796034/

**Members of local bands The Bleeps, Evergone, The-Eyebrows, Cabinet, and the Leigh Ann Stevens Band performing the songs of Bums Lie. Andrew Stamper and Jay Garrigan are the supporting acts.
UpStage
https://www.facebook.com/events/1498229460434107/

**MaxxMusic Presents: DENIRO FARRAR & DENZEL CURRY - THE "BOW DOWN" TOUR w/DURU THE KING, JK THE RAPPER and WELL$
Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/634445-deniro-farrar-denzel-curry-charlotte/

**8th Annual Haunted Harbor w/ Slick Rick The Ruler, Benji Hughes, The Poontanglers
Snug Harbor
http://www.snugrock.com

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


Saturday November 1

**MaxxMusic Presents: The Stray Birds w/Jordie Lane
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com * http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/637117-stray-birds-jordie-lane-charlotte/

**Dia de los Muertos Fiasco featuring: Nerve Endings as The Jesus Lizard, Tail Light Rebellion as The Pogues, Last In Line as The Get Up Kids (ONLY "Something To Write Home About"), Crackers And Snackmeat as Prince, No Anger Control as The Plasmatics, Spirit System as The Jesus And Mary Chain, Sherman Hellville as Nirvana, Your Fuzzy Friends as The Cars, The Spice of Life as Blink 182, Birthkontrolle as Jimmy Buffett
The Milestone Club
https://www.facebook.com/events/1447864295480952/

**MaxxMusic Presents: WATSKY, KYLE and ANDERSON.PAAK
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/663211-watsky-charlotte/

**Sycamore Brewing Grand Opening featuring: Time Sawyer, Of Good Nature, Little District, and Dust & Ashes
2pm-9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/962732510408636/

**MaxxMusic & Landshark Entertainment Present: An Evening With Dirty Loops
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/639995-dirty-loops-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: NEON HITCH PRESENTS: THE YARD SALE TOUR w/CARMEN & CAMILLE, THE LAST YEAR and JACKSON BREIT
The Double Door
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/667917-neon-hitch-yard-sale-tour-charlotte/

**Voodoo Drifters
Angel's Consignment
7:30pm-10:30pm
Bessemer City, NC
https://www.facebook.com/events/729227487160426/
*Sponsored listing. Thank you!

**Envision Coalition & @RizeRecords Present a Benefit Concert with proceeds going to @Music4Vets.
Giving Stage is a virtual venue that raises money for social and environmental change.
http://givingstage.com/event/Music4VetsBenefitConcert


Sunday November 2

**MaxxMusic Presents Matthew Mayfield w/Emily Hearn (tickets still available)
The Evening Muse
6:30pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com * http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/672499-matthew-mayfield-guest-charlotte/

**MaxxMusic Presents: RECKLESS KELLY w/Micky & the Motorcars
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/683923-reckless-kelly-charlotte/

**THE CHARLOTTE BLUES SOCIETY BLUES SUNDAY featuring THE BILL MILLER BAND
The Double Door Inn
http://www.doubledoorinn.com/calendar/

**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 November 3

**Find Your Muse Open Mic with Featured Performers Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

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


Tuesday November 4 - Happy 30th Birthday Chris Koster!

**MaxxMusic & Landshark Entertainment Present: THE LONE BELLOW w/KRISTIN DIABLE and FOREIGN FIELDS
The Visulite Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/683381-lone-bellow-charlotte/

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


Wednesday November 5

**Tosco House Party Open Mic
The Evening Muse
8pm
http://www.eveningmuse.com

**IAN HUNTER (AND THE RANT BAND) w/WRECKLESS ERIC & AMY RIGBY
The Neighborhood Theatre
http://www.maxxmusic.com/event/671709-ian-hunter-rant-band-charlotte/

**Hurrah! A Bolt of Light!w/Matt Krahula from The Nightmare River Band
Crown Station
https://www.facebook.com/events/654491571337694/


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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:

**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.***The Featured Performer Slots are filled through DECEMBER!

**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: 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: David Childers Nov. 9th 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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11/01 - James McMurtry - The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC)
11/02 - Reckless Kelly - Neighborhood Theatre
11/04 - The Lone Bellow - The Visulite Theatre
11/05 - Ian Hunter - Neighborhood Theatre
11/07 - Dave Barnes - Neighborhood Theatre
11/07 - Rachael Yamagata - The Visulite Theatre
11/08 - ^Noah Gunderson - Visulite Theatre
11/13 - Tony Lucca Band w/Matt Hires - The Evening Muse
11/14 - Dave Mason's Traffic Jam - McGlohon Theater
11/15 - Guided by Voices w/Bobby Bare, Jr. - Cat's Cradle (Carrboro, NC)
11/17 - Justin Townes Earle - McGlohon Theater
12/08 - Johnnyswim - The Neighborhood Theatre
12/12 - The Black Keys w/St. Vincent - TWCA
12/19 - Frontier Ruckus - The Double Door
02/06 - Shovels & Rope - The Neighborhood Theatre
02/06 - Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at McGlohon Theater
02/21 - Mavis Staples - Batte Center at Wingate

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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