What’s New This Week
For the week of October 21, 2016
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As the month of October winds down, and the tricks and haunts get their last hurrah in over the next couple of weekends, our favorite venues are still going strong with live music and alternative entertainment. Whether you’re looking for a fright or a night out, the QC and surrounding has got you covered. Friday, October 21, hosts Mother’s Finest‘s last Charlotte show at Amos’ Southend, accompanied by Dave Koons & The Koyotes for a night of funk, rock, gospel, metal and even R&B, some classic punk rock at The Milestone with Black Cat Attack, The Anti-Queens, No Anger Control, Aloha Broha, and Minimums, and Marshmello over at The Fillmore. You can also catch Junior Astronomers’ 8th annual birthday party Friday night over at Snug Harbor, Flow Tribe at Double Door Inn, Dar Williams at The Evening Muse celebrating a 20th anniversary, the Gun Shy 2016 Fall Tour over at Visulite Theatre, or some rock ‘n’ roll courtesy of Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Neighborhood Theatre.
Photo of No Anger Control by Kim CasanovaOn Saturday, the 22nd, Amos‘ gives us one of their infamous cover nights featuring Coldplay tribute crew, 42, Matchbox 20 tribute, Bright Lights, and Foo Fighters cover band, Hey Johnny Park, while Dancing With the Stars alumni Andy Grammer and Gavin DeGraw team up over at The Fillmore, Scowl Brow celebrate a record release at Snug Harbor with JaggerMouth, Cuzco, and Deep Six Division, and The Milestone gets a local lineup including The Fill Ins, Warboys, Drat the Luck, and The Commonwealth. Elsewhere Saturday evening, you can check out fiddle player and singer/songwriter Amanda Shires along with fellow singer/songwriter Lilly Hiatt at Double Door Inn, experience some electronic music meets folk music at Neighborhood Theatre with King and Nick Hakim, pay a visit to Visulite Theatre for a set by BASSH, or enjoy a full night over at The Evening Muse starting with Shane Mauss‘ A Good Trip Comedy Show, a set by The Speedbumps and The Sea the Sea, and a second set by Annabelle’s Curse and Will Overman Band.
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Amos‘ will host a benefit for the National Brain Tumor Society, Man’s Jam, on Sunday the 23rd featuring Eagles tribute band On the Border, Chuck Johnson and Charlyhorse, while a group of NC crews make a stop at The Milestone, including Bob Fleming and the Drunk Girl Chorus, David Z. Cox, and Em Young, and Snug Harbor‘s karaoke night, Bone Snugs-N-Harmony, returns for another week. The weekend in the Raleigh/Durham area doesn’t offer any less of variety featuring The Mavericks Friday night at Durham’s Carolina Theatre and some soulful electronic music at Cat’s Cradle with The Orb and Liquid Asset, followed up by some country-folk Saturday night at Cat’s Cradle with Todd Snider and Rorey Carroll and The Rise Up Tour at The Ritz Raleigh featuring The Devil Wears Prada and Memphis May Fire. The rest of the weekend at Carolina Theatre includes three nights of a Carolina Theatre Films edition of Denial, including Saturday night, Sunday, as well as Monday the 24th, as well as a support show at Cat’s Cradle Sunday night benefitting Orange County Justice United with Durham Beer & Hymns.
Photo of Memphis Mayfire by Matthew PockContinuing into the week back in the QC on Monday, the 24th, swing by Snug Harbor for their hip hop night, Knocturnal, or Double Door Inn for their weekly variety night, The Monday Night Allstars. You can also stop by The Milestone for empty lungs and Billy Lair along with Patches and Pins and The Commonwealth, or The Evening Muse for their open mic night, Find Your Muse, featuring this week NC artist Dane Page and band. Die Antwoord will be at The Fillmore Tuesday night, the 25th, while Snug Harbor hosts Shonen Knife and Shadowgraphs, Double Door Inn hosts another jazz night with Bill Hanna Jazz Jam, Todd Snider and Rorey Caroll team up over at Neighborhood Theatre, and The TransAtlantic Tour comes to The Evening Muse featuring singer/songwriters with heavy video blog following, Tessa Violent, Dodie Clark and Rusty Clanton.
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The week continuing in the Raleigh/Durham area features The Head and the Heart at The Ritz Raleigh Monday night, followed on Tuesday evening with Lisa Fischer at Carolina Theatre in Durham and Rooney with Royal Teeth and Swimming with Bears at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro County. On Wednesday, you can check out Lecrae back over at The Ritz, Bianca Del Rio at Carolina Theatre, or some heavy rock at Cat’s with Hatebreed, DevilDriver and Devil You Know. The week winds down in the Triangle area on Thursday night, the 27th, with Lil Yachty at The Ritz and Criminal: A Podcast at Carolina Theatre. A tad more south at Columbia’s The Music Farm this week, locals and those in the area can check out the Southern Bass Reunion Saturday night featuring 69 Boyz and friends, as well as The Destination Tour on Tuesday night and Moon Taxi on Thursday.
Photo of The Ritz by Dianna AugustineFinalizing this week’s spotlight back in Charlotte will be some aggressive rock at Amos‘ Wednesday night, the 26th, courtesy of Genitorturers and DJ Spider, some hip hop at The Fillmore with Rae Sremmurd and Lil Yachty, Snug Harbor’s Modern Heritage Weekly Mix Tape, and Sick Puppies along with Devour the Day and One Less Reason at Neighborhood Theatre. Additionally on Wednesday night, you can check out Dollar Signs with The Decline and MakeWar over at The Milestone, or swing by The Evening Muse for the CLT+ Local Artists Showcase featuring Kevin Marshall and the J-Walkers, Dixie Dave Allen, Off With Her Head, Rob Earth-One, Gabrielle Sophia, and Todd Johnson and the Revolvers.
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Finally, on Thursday evening the 27th, enjoy some soulful funk at Double Door with Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, check out the first of two nights by Band of Horses at The Fillmore, experience Snug Harbor‘s SHIPROCKED! featuring this week Mndsgn and Dirty Drummer, check out some post punk rock at The Milestone with J Robbins and Daria and Throttlerod, or stop by The Evening Muse for some electronic mixed with ’60s folk music courtesy of Primate Fiasco.
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