What’s New This Week
for the week of February 6, 2015
February may have fewer days than the other months, but it’s definitely not falling short when it comes to ways to enjoy these 28 short days. Right out of the gate, Cupid’s favorite month of the year has an overflowing bucket of entertainment, whether you’re interested in taking a significant other or not. Most of us who gather here every week would rather go out to a show than dinner and a movie, right? So, we’ve got you covered.
One of my favorite female artists, Ingrid Michaelson, will be at The Fillmore Friday night, February 6, while Miami Dice is joined by Chiffon and Shadowgraphs at Snug Harbor, and Canadian roots-rock crew The Brothers Landreth play at Double Door Inn. Amos’ Southend hosts the pairing of electric musicality and nostalgic lyricism of diverse duo Sundy Best along with country rock group Corey Hunt Band on Friday night. The Milestone plays to the Down South punk rock of The Monterreys, Queen City Rejects, Kill Matilda, Hey Zeus F. Chrysler, and The Modern Condition, while Warsong accompanies Margolnick and Millennial at Visulite Theatre. If you’re lucky enough to have your tickets to the sold out Shovels & Rope show with Caroline Rose at Neighborhood Theatre you’ll be delectably delighted Friday night by the eclectically matched duo with diverse yet complimentary styles. If you’re missing out, there’s plenty more options for your Friday night, including Logan Cashmere’s Hip Hop Massive Volume 1 at Tremont Music Hall or Atlanta grown singer/songwriter, Nathan Angelo, along with Matt Hires at The Evening Muse. They’re followed up by pop rock quintet The Tragic Thrills and Charlotte singer/songwriter Jon Lindsay. If you’re in the Raleigh/Durham area this weekend, stop by Carolina Theatre Friday night and check out television and movie great John Waters, whose current spoken-word show, This Filthy World, is performed at colleges, museums, festivals and comedy clubs around the world.
Also at Carolina Theatre on Saturday night, February 7, you can come back and check out the R&B and rock marriage of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jokes. Back in the motherland of Charlotte Saturday night, the wildly popular hair metal experience, Hair Nation, returns to Amos’ for another stellar set featuring Motley Crue tribute, Dr. Feelgood. Hardcore rock band Random Conflict is joined by Florida group Lipschitz and local band Aloha Broha at The Milestone, and Charlotte favorites Black Market and Alright join forces with Maple Stave, Pet Names, and Del Rio at Snug Harbor. Another favorite, Kongos, bring its unique foot-stomping sound to The Fillmore Saturday night, while indie rockers Toleman Randall play over at Double Door Inn along with singer/songwriter and producer Grey Revell. Grown Up Avenger Stuff takes on Visulite Theatre with Madre Padre and Mon Abyss. The Intrepid Artist Int’l 20th Anniversary Celebration takes root at Neighborhood Theatre Saturday night with A Rock ‘n’ Roll, Soul & Blues Revival featuring TISHAMINGO, Simplified, Steepwater Band, Selwyn Birchwood Band, John Nemeth, Nick Schnebeln, Hadden Sayers, and more. One of Charlotte’s favorites, Dirty South Revolutionaries, will be at Tremont Music Hall on Saturday along with The Body Bags, The Fill Ins, No Power No Crown, and The Commonwealth. Another favorite grassroots group, Time Sawyer, joins Virginia folk/roots group, Annabelle’s Curse, at The Evening Muse. A musical contrast of banjo and guitar lines with lyrical honey, Annabelle’s Curse delivers the kind of crackling voice you have to sing along to at the top of your lungs. Following up behind them at The Evening Muse is the jazz/rock piano mix of Colby Dobbs Band.
On Sunday, February 8, nostalgic rock band Wake the Sun teams up with NC alternative band Eyes Eat Suns and Charlotte punk rock crew Saving Saturday at Tremont; karaoke night Bone Snugs-N-Harmony returns at Snug Harbor; and The Charlotte Blues Society hosts another monthly meeting at Double Door Inn featuring the rock ‘n’ roll blend of blues and funk by Raisin’ Cain Band. Knocturnal continues to satisfy every hip hop craving in Charlotte at Snug Harbor on Monday night, February 9, while The Monday Night Allstars cures all other cravings at Double Door Inn. Also on Monday night, this week’s Find Your Muse Open Mic Night at The Evening Muse features Wisconsin folk rock by way of S. S. Web.
This week’s Country Tuesday at Snug Harbor Tuesday night, February 10, features Joe Buck, The Parodi Kings, and Bart Lattimore; Bill Hanna Jazz Jam keeps Tuesdays smooth at Double Door Inn; and garage rock musician Jeffrey Lewis is joined by Virginian singer/songwriter Diane Cluck, Dollar Signs, and Grey Revell at The Milestone. At The Evening Muse Tuesday night, enjoy singer/songwriter Genevieve, with an eclectic style similar to that of Thom Yorke or Sia that’s seductive to the senses. Joining her will be Southern singer/songwriter Reeve Coobs, who originated in Charlotte and is a factory of folk, pop, country, and rock architected into a unique style of realistic and intelligent diversity. Also on Tuesday, check out some raw rock ‘n’ roll at Tremont featuring Lord Dying, Vulture, Greevace, and Dysplacer. Back up in the Raleigh/Durham area, Carolina Theatre hosts a show of historical content, “Heroes of the Underground Railroad,” that illustrates the lives and work of those during the days of the Underground Railroad.
Snug Harbor’s February residency, Hectorina, continues Wednesday night, February 11, with Act Two of the Rock Opera Collywobble; Georgia Americana duo Crying Wolf deliver ties of country, blues, folk and bluegrass at Double Door Inn; R&B singer/songwriter JMSN tag teams Neighborhood Theatre with Toronto singer/songwriter Rochelle Jordan; and Carolina Theatre entertains northern NC with the South African rhythmical and musical experience of Ladysmith Black Mambazo. On Thursday, February 12, Carolina Theatre closes out its week by having chef Robert Irvine from the Food Network’s Dinner: Impossible and Restaurant Impossible. Back down in Charlotte Thursday night, NC mountain roots rock group Rob Nance & the Lost Souls are joined by The Moon and You at The Evening Muse; Tremont intertwines a mixture of aggressive and hard rock with Primer 55, Poor Man’s Fame, and The Heming Way; and the art and music showcase, Fresh Tide, pitches work by Charlotte area artists at Neighborhood Theatre. The Milestone hosts a karaoke night Thursday night, while SHIPROCKED! closes out another week at Snug Harbor with their annual Anti-Valentine’s Party featuring Monster Crux, Cherry Von Bomb, and Shirley Sweet. Chuck Johnson & The Charlyhorse team up with The Josh Daniel Duo at Visulite Theatre, and musical project of DC singer/songwriter Brent Peterson, Brent & Co., takes on Double Door Inn along with folk rock and alt-country artist Chris Sanchez and singer/songwriter Brooks Dixon.