(15 years of Charlotte's live music compiled and distributed by Laurie Koster)
October 18, 2017 - October 25, 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 October 18

**David Choi
The Evening Muse

**Against Me
The Neighborhood Theatre

Thursday October 19

**The "All Strung Up" Tour...Daniel Champagne, Hussy Hicks, Christie Lenee
The Evening Muse

**Hamilton Leithauser with Courtney Marie Andrews
The Visulite Theatre

**Los Lobos with Sam Lewis
The Neighborhood Theatre

**Bodeans with Jonesy
McGlohon Theater

Friday October 20

**Barnaby Bright and Driftwood
The Evening Muse

**C2 and the Brothers Reed with Late Night Special
The Evening Muse

**The Weeks w/Junior Astronomers
The Visulite Theatre

**Jump, Little Children with Stop Lighth Observations and She Returns from War
The Neighborhood Theatre

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

Saturday October 21

**The Rocketboys
The Evening Muse

**Muddy Ruckus
The Evening Muse

**Blind Pilot
McGlohon Theater

**Cassette Rewind
The Visulite Theatre

**Between the Buried and Me with The Contortionist, Polyphia and Toothgrinder - SOLD OUT
The Neighborhood Theatre

Sunday October 22

**Nick Alexander Farewell Show with Mimi Benfield, Andy Perez, Normal Dennis
The Evening Muse

**Between the Buried and Me with The Contortionist, Polyphia and Toothgrinder - SOLD OUT
The Neighborhood Theatre

**90 Minutes Plus on 1065 The End

Monday October 23

**Find Your Muse Open Mic with guest The Singing Butcher
The Evening Muse

**Matt Woods / Cory Call / Kyle Perkins Band

**Marc Cohn with Reinaldo Brahn & Jim Brock
McGlohon Theater

Tuesday October 24

**The Social Animals
The Evening Muse

**Spafford with Voodoo Visionary
Visulite Theatre

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

Wednesday October 25

**Troy Ramey, Johnny Gates and Brian Dolzani
The Evening Muse

**Noah Gunderson with Silver Torches
The Visulite Theatre

**Protomartyr with Flasher & Patois Counselor
The Neighborhood Theatre

**October Residency: Paperback w/ The Business People, Messenger Down, Ozone Jones
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:

***December 2, Charlotte Folk Society Annual Holiday Potluck & Jams, Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209. 4-10 PM. Entrees & beverages provided. Bring a side dish to serve 8 people OR donate $10/person towards expenses. Song circle & jam sessions at 4 PM and after dinner. Dinner: 5 PM. Family-friendly and open to the public. 704-563-7080;

**Save the Milestone Club! *

**VOTED BEST AMATEUR NIGHT/OPEN MIC BY CREATIVE LOAFING 5 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.


**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!


10/21 - Blind Pilot - McGlohon Theatre

11/07 - The Lone Bellow w/The Wild Reeds - The Neighborhood Theatre


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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