What’s New This Week
For the week of September 30, 2016
My favorite color is October. I know, I know; the season of fall is not literally restricted to the month of October. Especially in the Carolinas, fall typically spills over into November and even December (remember that 70 degree Christmas last year?). Something about even just the word October is aesthetically satisfying; the colors – browns, oranges, yellows, reds, peaches, golds – not to mention the smells and flavors. In fact, I’m drinking an orangey-brown, pumpkin-flavored iced coffee as I write this. The only thing that would make me more basic right now would be if I were wearing Ugg boots and leggings. I am wearing leggings though… I digress. I may possibly love fall more than I do summer, and I’m a summer baby. Summer yields the widest scope of music festivals, but something about fall is different. You still have some outdoor events trickling in here and there, and it’s still comfortable enough to enjoy. You break the sweat of a crowded venue as soon as you crest the door back outside and are relieved with that crisp fall night time air. Any time of year where that disgusting humidity goes back to its dark cave to hibernate is fine by me.
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsSome of the best fall fashion.
Let’s shake things up a little this week and talk about some of our neighbors for a minute before we get into the lovely QC’s itinerary. What’s going on further north & down below this weekend? As usual – here comes my cliche line, guys – there’s something for everyone. Rock classic fans can check out the Grateful Dead cover band, Cosmic Charlie, down at Columbia’s Music Farm Friday night, October 1, then swing back by on Sunday the 2nd for Oktoberfest. In the Triangle this weekend, you’ve got three nights in a row of the horror film series, Splatterfix featuring Hausu, at Carolina Theatre in Durham Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday. There’s another classic cover at The Ritz Raleigh Friday night featuring the Elton John and Billy Joel tribute, Face 2 Face, while Kishi Bashi joins Twain over at Cat’s Cradle Friday evening followed up by a bluegrass set Saturday night featuring Town Mountain and Kate Rhudy.
Back in Charlotte this weekend, city-goers can check out Texas singer/songwriter Carrie Rodriguez at The Evening Muse Friday night, multi-instrumentalist and country music fixture Darrell Scott at Neighborhood Theatre, ROB Earth-One release show at Snug Harbor featuring CVSH, Quise La Verdad and Malcolm Chester, and Tyrone Wells at Visulite Theatre. Elsewhere Friday evening will be an initial NC stop by cover crew Face 2 Face at The Fillmore, The Fall Kickoff going down at Amos’ Southend, and Anchor Detail along with Broken Glow, Throwline and Black Powder at The Milestone.
On Saturday, October 1, ring in the poster month for fall by checking out some electronic music at Amos’ featuring The Never Say Die! Tour with Eptic, Must Die!, and LAXX, some self-proclaimed noise rap and hip hop at The Milestone including Moodie Black, Chief and the Doomsday Device, Sulfur, and Two Weeks Notice featuring Tribe One and Mikal kHill. You can also check out Snug Harbor’s lineup of Green Fiend, Toke, Funeral Chic, and Violent Life Violent Death, Miami Dice at Visulite Theatre, multi-genre landscape at Neighborhood Theatre featuring Perpetual Groove and The Trongone Band, or the full night planned at The Evening Muse featuring Lisa DeNovo celebrating an EP release along with Sincerely, Iris followed by the open mic comedy show, All Organic Comedy Show, featuring John Gibson with Jake Manning hosting.
Sunday, October 2, has some tricks up its sleeves featuring a local pop punk lineup at The Milestone with Take the Fall, Rothschild, Get Dead, The Knowing Within and Favelas, reimagined bluegrass Americana crew Gangstagrass at Neighborhood Theatre, and an estrogen-enriched evening with Three Women and The Truth accompanied by Mary Gauthier, Eliza Gilkyson and Gretchen Peters at The Evening Muse alongside Snug Harbor‘s resident karaoke night, Bone Snugs-N-Harmony.
The week continues in Charlotte with a Monday night agenda featuring Parkway Drive’s Unbreakable Tour stopping at The Fillmore, Snug Harbor’s resident hip hop night, Knocturnal, Sevendust with Crobot, AuxiliA and Halden Vang at Amos’, and The Evening Muse’s open mic night, Find Your Muse, featuring this week alt-rock artist and guitarist, Cory Wells originally of Subliminal Confession. On Tuesday, October 4, swing by Amos’ for Christian heavy metal band Stryper along with country rock duo Loretta Jett, check out Alter Bridge at The Fillmore, TWOBADOURS with David Ryan Harris and Gabe Dixon at The Evening Muse, or Jacuzzi Boys with Paint Fumes and The Nude Party at Snug Harbor.
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsRounding out this week’s features around town include Wednesday 13 Wednesday night, October 5, at Amos‘ with Bloodshed for All Tour featuring One Eyed Doll and Fractured Fairytales, as well as Made to Destroy tour at The Fillmore with Pierce the Veil, Snug Harbor’s Cyclops Bar: Modern Heritage Weekly Mix Tape, and The Evening Muse’s Tosco Music Open Mic night. On Thursday, October 6, The Milestone hosts some punk rock including ANTiSEEN, Svetlanas and Hammerlock, while Charlie Puth joins with Joel Adams at The Fillmore, Kevin Gordon and Tom Rhodes take on The Evening Muse, Visulite Theatre hosts Greg Humphreys Electric Trio, and Snug Harbor hosts another week of SHIPROCKED!.
Our aforementioned neighbors wrap up their week with an eclectic blend of entertainment. South Carolinians can check out Blue October Tuesday night at Columbia’s Music Farm, followed up by Lettuce later in the week on Thursday night. The Ritz Raleigh ends its week with 21 Savage Wednesday night, and Carolina Theatre across town comes to a close with the lecture series featuring Simon Winchester on Tuesday night and Julie Fowlis Thursday night. Cat’s Cradle features Nada Surf with Amber Arcades Monday night, followed by a folk, bluegrass and light rock blend Wednesday night featuring Elephant Revival and Ben Sollee, and Taking Back Sunday with You Blew It! and Mammoth Indigo Thursday night.
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