Photo by: Matthew Pock
If you’re familiar with the chandelier-infested Fillmore at the NC Music Factory, then you probably know it’s been the home to many country music festivals, first tours and last tours. It’s likely to have been the origination of some of your best concert memories. If you’ve never been to The Fillmore, then you’ve got some work to do. But you’re in luck, this November there’s a little bit of everything that makes the Fillmore so great.
Coming up on Wednesday, November 5, you can take a midweek rock and blues break with English guitarist and vocalist Robin Trower. A renowned musician, songwriter and bandleader, Trower began his music career in the UK in the early ’60s and hasn’t stopped being rad since. Grammy and Latin Grammy award-winning, Chilean rock band La Ley bring a different take on alt-rock and new wave on Thursday, November 6.
The comedy band originated by comedian and actor Dan Finnerty, The Dan Band (what else would it be called?) swing by on Friday, November 7 along with local group Bubonik Funk. Best known for covers of female pop songs, Finnerty’s band add additional adlibs and details, which you may best recognize from a wedding scene in The Hangover where they performed “Candy Shop” and “Fame”.
On Saturday night, November 8, pop and folk-rock singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson demonstrates the likable style in which helped him climb to the top of iTunes Top 10 after receiving praise from gossip blogger Perez Hilton. Joining Hutchinson on the 8th will be acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter Tristan Prettyman and British artist and winner of 2012’s The Voice of Germany, Nick Howard, whom you may also have heard played on episodes of Pretty Little Liars, Jersey Shore and more.
Photo by: Dianna Augustine
The epitome of tongue-in-cheek entertainment, the SuicideGirls have become quite a modernized and revamped version of pinup girls and if you love them, you need to stop by The Fillmore on Wednesday evening, November 12 for their Blackheart Burlesque Tour featuring performances, music, and what they’re known best for: uninhibited sexuality.
On Friday, November 14 country music singer/songwriter and guitarist Frankie Ballard, accompanied by A Thousand Horses, makes a stop on his Light ‘Em Up tour presented by Ones to Watch. Nashville-bred, Ballard won Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star for Michigan in 2008. Speaking of country music, country fans should also definitely mark Wednesday, November 19 on the calendar for the Kat Country Jam with an updated lineup including Hunter Hayes, Montgomery Gentry, Dustin Lynch and Maddie & Tae.
Photo of Anberlin by: Dianna Augustine
Thursday, November 20, is producer and DJ Dillon Francis‘s date with Charlotte on his Friends Rule Tour featuring some of the best electro house, trap, dubstep and progressive house. Anberlin brings their final tour to us on Friday, November 21 along with two-piece rock band ’68. Established in 2002, Anberlin announced in January they would be recording their seventh and final studio album and touring one last time; so if you’ve ever been a fan, this is your last chance to check them out live.
Enjoy a delightful throwback on Saturday, November 22 by way of tribute to the legendary Led Zeppelin, Zoso, along with alternative rock group Dead Man’s Mail. Then close the weekend out with a bang to the tune of hard rock and metal with Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus on Sunday, November 23.
Photo of Micheal Tracy by: Arvind Bhandari
LA alt-rock band Say Anything will be stopping by on Monday, November 24 along with Saves the Day and Kansas City indie rock band Reggie and The Full Effect. Wednesday, November 26 is given a different atmosphere with Charlotte rock artist Michael Tracy and country rock crew Preacher Stone.
Bringing this month to a close at The Fillmore on Friday night, November 28 Relient K celebrate the 10th anniversary of their genre blending, fourth album Mmhmm with us. Leveling between traditional pop rock to more punk or edgier rock, the alt-rock/Christian rock band from Ohio accumulated countless fans over the years. Joining them Friday night will be Californian indie-rock band From Indian Lakes, as well as Blondfire.
While you’re passing through The Fillmore this month, don’t forget to include your photos on our site using hashtag #TWITFROMTHEPIT. Share your pre-show, during the show and post-show moments.