(15 years of Charlotte's live music compiled and distributed by Laurie Koster)
February 15, 2017 - February 22, 2017

"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)


Wednesday Feb 15

**Lara America Tour Send-Off with Radio Lola
The Evening Muse

**February Residency: Black Fleet w/ Rites of Sedition, Dirty South Revolutionaries, Suncrusher
Snug Harbor

Thursday Feb 16

**Chuck Johnson & Charlyhorse and RB Morris
The Evening Muse

**Justin Hayward w/Mike Dawes
McGlohon Theater

**CBDB w/ Roots of a Rebellion
The Visulite Theatre

**J2B2 - John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band
Stage Door Theater

Friday Feb 17

**Connor Christian w/Tom O'Connor
The Evening Muse

**Joseph Aaron Band
The Evening Muse

**Groove Fetish w/Electric Love Machine
The Visulite Theatre

**Sam the Lion, Cuzco, Ghost Trees, Don Telling's Island Mysteries

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

Saturday Feb 18

**Alexis Marceaux (The Voice) and the Samurai w/Taylor Phelan (The Voice)
The Evening Muse

**Little Bird + Little Stranger
The Evening Muse

**Black Joe Lewis & The HoneyBears w/LeAnna Eden
Visulite Theatre

**Bless These Sounds Under The City | Grand Shell Game | The Eyebrows

**Scowl Brow w/ The Seduction, Toke
Snug Harbor

Sunday Feb 19

**John Elderkin and ¡Moonbeams No Mas - Free Listening Party!
The Evening Muse

**Lucy Woodward
The Evening Muse

**Dirty Dozen Brass Band w/The Get Right Band
Visulite Theatre

**Memorial for Kelly Call
Snug Harbor

**90 Minutes Plus on 1065 The End

Monday Feb 20

**Find Your Muse Open Mic w featured performer Ross Adams
The Evening Muse

**K. Flay with Paper Route with Daye Jack
Visulite Theatre

Tuesday Feb 21

**Shovels & Rope w/John Moreland
Knight Theater

**Red Rocking Chair (every Tuesday)
The Comet Grill

Wednesday Feb 22

The Evening Muse

**Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster (JPKS!) of Water Liars
The Evening Muse

**Carolina Misfits w/Batsheet and Numbo and She Returns from War
Visulite Theatre

**February Residency: Black Fleet w/ Green Fiend, No Country For Young Men, Boner Donor
Snug Harbor

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:

**SLHC is proud to present: Malcolm Holcombe Fri., Mar 10, 2017
SLHC Concerts @ Hickory, NC

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!


02/21 - ^Shovels & Rope with John Moreland - Knight Theater
03/01 - ^KT Tunstall - Visulite Theatre
03/12 - ^Son Volt - Visulite Theatre
05/03 - ^Dawes - Fillmore Charlotte


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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