What’s New This Week
For the week of December 2, 2016
It’s easy to get tangled up in the holiday rush that seems to affect us all, whether we avoid it or not, which can often lead to missing out on some great quality time. This time of year is also the season in which people are generally more susceptible to the darker shades of the human mind, such as depression or anxiety. With that being said, there is an opportunity to encourage self care and de-stressing, and for many that can include music and comedy. We happen to have lots of that to share with you this week that you can partake upon.
Kicking things off this weekend starting Friday, December 2, in the Raleigh/Durham area will be The Molly Ringwalds over at The Ritz Raleigh and Durham’s Carolina Theatre’s Retro Fantasma edition of Carolina Theatre Films. Back in the QC Friday night, you can check out some traditional pop rock over at The Milestone courtesy of Tigerdog, The Dinner Rabbits, Bristol. Sidenote, Cordovas with The Loudermilks and Don Gallardo will be at Snug Harbor, the Mississippi roots hip hop and soul blend of The Jarekus Singleton Band visits The Double Door Inn, or you can catch some classic rock over at Amos’ Southend with Tool cover band Schism and Metallica cover MockTallica. You’ve also got options with Bombadil and Goodnight, Texas on their first NC stop for the weekend, which will be followed by a visit to Cat’s Cradle in the Raleigh/Durham area on Saturday the 3rd. At The Evening Muse listen to Radkey and The Fame Riot; Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe featuring Jimmy Herring will be over at Neighborhood Theatre; and Visulite Theatre’s Give Thanks Fest features Javier Rodriguez and Michael Eakins of Elephant Convoy Acoustic Duo, Root of All, Lovely Budz, Oogee Wawa, and Sun-Dried Vibes.
Continuing on Saturday night in Charlotte, Demon Eye and Space Wizard are joined by Warboys and Boo Hag over at Snug Harbor, while Red Barchetta pays tribute to Rush at Double Door Inn. Big Mamma’s House of Burlesque brings the Great Southern Exposure to Visulite Theatre and Neighborhood Theatre hosts Bakalao Stars. Also, The Evening Muse delivers some Americana and roots music with Will Hoge and Josh Farrow followed up by the thought-provoking One Big Love. Amos’ hosts its 5th annual Rockin’ Kids First benefitting Kids First of the Carolinas and featuring The Roadshow Band, Death of August, Nevin Marshall and the J Walkers, Raisin Cain Band, Shotgun Saints, Lauren Nicole Band, English, Halden Vang, The Dirty Soul Revival, and Moses Jones Reunion.
Occupying the weekend down in SC at Columbia’s Music Farm is the Fleetwood Mac cover band Rumours on Saturday night and the 2nd annual Toys for Tots Drive hosted on Sunday, the 4th.
Photo by Kevin Daniels of ExilesRounding out the other half of the weekend in Charlotte on Sunday will be The Movement with The Holdup at Visulite Theatre; The Charlotte Blues Society’s annual Christmas party at Double Door Inn featuring a large spectrum of blues with Elliott and The Untouchables; and some heavy metal at Amos‘ featuring The Word Alive, Volumes, Islander, Invent Animate, and Exiles. You can also check out Snug Harbor’s Gordon Street Market Sunday afternoon and stumble across some locally made and unique gifts–whether it’s for those on your holiday list or for yourself, we won’t ask, but you’ll definitely find something.
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Monday, the 5th, features Third Eye Blind at The Fillmore; Snug Harbor’s residency Knocturnal; and Double Door Inn’s Monday Night Allstars. The Evening Muse’s open mic night, Find Your Muse, features singer/songwriter, Nick Nace this week. On Tuesday, the 6th, get some laughs in with the All Organic Comedy Show over at The Evening Muse with The “New” Era showcasing Todd Riley, hosted by Jake Manning. Unwind with some jazz at Double Door Inn‘s Bill Hanna Jazz Jam, check out Marley Carroll along with Brother Aten, Axnt, and NahhG at Snug Harbor, or enjoy some singer/songwriter and guitarist talent at Amos‘ with David Dondero, Blanket Fort, and Chris Thomas of One Another and Minority Party.
Photo of Third Eye Blind by Dianna Augustine
Carrying out the week in Raleigh includes Flosstradamus on Monday night with the Hi Def Youth Tour 2016 followed up by Third Eye Blind on Tuesday. Down in Columbia, you can check out Slander & Nghtmre with Gud Vibrations at Music Farm Tuesday night and Nappy Roots on Wednesday evening.
Around Charlotte Wednesday night will be Snug Harbor’s Modern Heritage Weekly Mix Tape, Dylan Leblanc with The Pollies at The Evening Muse. Thursday features Tyler Boone with Human Resources and The Give and the Take at Visulite Theatre, NC funk/rock quintet Electric Soul Pandemic visits Double Door Inn, and Snug Harbor’s SHIPROCKED!. Alternatively on Thursday, you can wind down the week with some punk rock at The Milestone with Wolves and Wolves and Wolves and Wolves, Burns Like Fire, South Side Punx, and Minimums, or check out Wood Robinson of MIPSO and Kevin Sandbloom at The Evening Muse.
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