What’s New This Week
for the week of October 31, 2014
Photo by: Dianna Augustine
This week kicks off with one of the best nights in Charlotte all year. Halloween falls on a Friday, y’all. Awesome, right? By now, you may have your costume-required plans but if you don’t then we’ve got you covered all weekend long. Most haunted attractions, such as your favorite trail, house, or hayride will run the entire weekend, so if you haven’t squeezed in your annual scare for 2014, you still have some time. But most importantly– where are you going to spend the one night out of the year where you can be absolutely anybody but yourself?
Don’t forget about Music, Monsters, and Mayhem going down at the NC Music Factory Halloween night. Dress up, enjoy some ghosts of hip hop past, like Coolio for starters, and have a good time. Most of your favorite spots are hosting some kind of Halloween party Friday night, so take your pick. Amos’ Southend’s Halloween Kick-Off Party has a overflowing lineup of heavy metal including Thunderbear, Our Creations, Drown the Horizon, A Choise, Wood Head Bob, Persistent Shadow, Dirty Legacy, Hopeless Semantics, Plow, Modules, Sonnets for Capricorn, The Forgotten Sons, Until Dark, Hexxes, Guard My Ways, Halflife Hybrid, and Elizabeth Crim. The Evening Muse’s Halloween Nite features the fiery Anna Haas & The Effect along with Burning Bright; Deniro Farrar & Denzel Curry pack some of the best East coast rap in the Bow Down Tour stopping at Neighborhood Theater including Duru the King, JK the Rapper, and Well$; and The Jeff Sipe Trio will be over at Double Door Inn. Drop !t at The Fillmore features Borgore, Ookay, and Styles & Complete, while the 8th Annual Haunted Harbor turns Snug Harbor into another great Halloween stop featuring Slick Rick the Ruler, Benji Hughes, and The Poontanglers. You can also check out the festivities at The Milestone which trickles across two nights. It starts with the Annual Halloween Flasco on Friday night featuring Sext Message, Swell Friends, Hectorina, Del Rio, The ThoughtCriminals, Serfs, Secret Hospital, This Is A Catastrophe, Red Jesse and The Deadmen, Crackers and Snackmeat, Base of Bass, and Glitter Bomb Burlesque. Come back on Saturday night, November 1, for Dia De Los Muertos Flasco featuring No Anger Control, Sherman Hellville, Nerve Endings, Cop Graves, Last in Line, Tall Light Rebellion, Your Fuzzy Friends, BirthKontrolle, Spirit System, The Spice of Life, Todd the Doorbum and, returning for night two, Crackers and Snackmeat, and Glitter Bomb Burlesque.
Continuing the haunted spirit into Saturday night is Fireball’s Grindhouse Wrestling Show at Tremont Music Hall featuring live wrestling and music, go-go dancers, and more, including a costume contest for all ladies with cash prizes. Journeys Noise Tour stops by Amos’ with a metal and hardcore lineup including Issues, I Killed the Prom Queen, Marmozets, Ghost Town, and Night Mares. Drive-By Truckers are joined by Houndmouth at The Fillmore, and Stranger Day joins a lineup featuring RBTS WIN, Grip Plyaz, and Elevator Jay at Snug Harbor. Check out the Yard Sale Tour at Double Door Inn featuring pop duo Carmen & Camille and alternative rock group The Last Year; LA rapper Watsky at Neighborhood Theatre; or The Stray Birds with Jordie Lane at The Evening Muse. Also on Saturday evening, stop by Visulite Theater for the interesting crew Dirty Loops, who are best known for their quick-spreading viral covers on just about everything from Britney to Rihanna to Justin Timberlake. Let off some steam before getting back to reality on Monday with some karaoke Sunday night, November 2, at Snug Harbor’s Bone Snugs-N-Harmony. Check out some rock ‘n’ roll at Neighborhood Theatre with Reckless Kelly and Micky & the Motorcars, or listen to refined singer/songwriters Matthew Mayfield and Emily Hearn at The Evening Muse.
If you’re looking for something fun with a side of chill to follow up a busy weekend, swing by Tremont on Monday night, November 3, and check out husband and wife duo Empire! Empire!, who’ve coined themselves as “emo revival” style. They’ll be accompanied by three-piece punk crew Sinal Vessel, Couches, and indie folk group The Mineral Girls. You can also unwind with one of our weekly residents. Starting on Monday, check out hip hop with Knocturnal at Snug Harbor, variety with The Monday Night All Stars at Double Door Inn, or Find Your Muse Open Mic Night at The Evening Muse featuring folk duo Mark Mandeville & Ralanne Richards. Bill Hanna Jazz Jam follows up on Tuesday night, November 4, at Double Door Inn or stop by Country Tuesday at Snug Harbor. Also on Tuesday night, we’ve got piano-playing, guitar-picking singer/songwriter Laura Stevenson at Tremont with Solids, The Dinner Rabbits, and Melt or Brooklyn-based The Lone Bellow at Visulite Theater with Louisiana’s Kristin Diable and folk group Foreign Fields.
Open-mic show, Tosco House Party, returns to The Evening Muse on Wednesday night, November 5, while funk-rock crews The Motet and Dead 27s make a stop at Visulite Theater. Robin Trower performs over at The Fillmore, and Long Island acoustic rock group The Nightmare Police are joined by The Bleeps at The Milestone. Also on Wednesday evening, ’70s British rocker Ian Hunter and the Rant Band are accompanied by Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby at Neighborhood Theatre. Some of you can get your rock ‘n’ roll fix at The Milestone Thursday night, November 6, with Captured! By Robots, Hectorina, and Ghost Trees, while others get their blues and soul fix at Double Door Inn with The Legal Limit Band. SHIPROCKED! continues to keep Thursday nights awesome at Snug Harbor, The Fillmore hosts La Ley, and Adrian Legg shares his solo work with us at The Evening Muse. Also on Thursday night, if you’re interested in something a bit different and perhaps even inspiring, there are two screenings– one at 7pm and one at 10pm– of Nick Cave in 20,000 Days On Earth, a drama-filled, fictitious yet reality-based day in the life of an international icon and musician.
Photo by: Dianna Augustine
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Photo by: Dianna Augustine