We love these guys for their versatility whether it’s a laid-back acoustic session on a Wednesday or an all-out party on the weekend these guys never disappoint.
Melodic Minors is partnering with Charlotte City Center Partners to begin Charlotte’s own local chapter of the national festival, Make Music Day! Join Melodic Minors on June 21 at 7th Street Public Market all day for performances of all different styles and instruments.
Here’s the schedule:
10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Matthew Marcus
10:30 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.: Woodwind Chamber (Daniel Haller, Ellie Rasmussen, Gabija Zilinskaite)
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: String Quartet (Andrew DeWeese, Daniel Chabeda, Gabija Zilinskaite, Drew Dansby)
12:30 pm. to 1:30 p.m.: Jazz Piano and Violin (Holland Majors, Lois Majors)
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Sound Syndicate (Nailyah Gardener, Rixey Terry, Justin Hardy, JP Simpson, Greg Rubidge, Christoph Brown, Savr Hill, Alex Macri, Harrison Joyner)
130 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Jazz Vocal/Guitar (Aron Stornaiuolo)
2 pm. to 4 p.m.: Chamber/Solo Music (Andrew DeWeese, Drew Dansby, and Veronica Leahy)
4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Trumpet Duets (William Kressner, Jasmine Leahy)
4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Alex Lapuente
5 p.m. to 5:30 pm.: Vocal with Piano (Arella Flur, Veronica Leahy)
5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Duets (Nate Lambert and Ruth Shumway)
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Jazz Band (Grayson Boatright, Matt Gales, Veronica Leahy, Lovell Bradford, and Ariel Mejia)
6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.: Fiddle Band (Ruth Shumway, Mary Shumway, Dave Shumway, John Renwich, Eric Svenson)
7:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.: Vocals & Ukelele (Griffin Knock)
The best after work party, Alive After Five presents…
Snap is starting off the night this Thursday May, 17th! Following is Appetite for Destruction is the ultimate tribute to Guns n’ Roses!
The best after work party, Alive After Five, has been going for 18 YEARS STRONG! We’re back this year with more live music! Bands will be starting right at 5pm so be sure not to be too fashionably late! That’s right we said BANDS, this year we will be having two bands every Thursday so the live music never stops all night long! Don’t even get us started on our new craft beer line up, we weren’t lying when we said better than ever!
With Epicentre’s prominent uptown location, whether you are walking, using many of the convenient parking options or hoping the city light rail you can access Charlotte’s #1 weekly event. Come enjoy the best crowd, entertainment, and nightlife that Charlotte has to offer in 2018.
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Official after-parties will be held at Rooftop 210, Whisky River, BlackFinn, SUITE, Vida, and StrikeCity.
he Music Yard presents The Jarekus Singleton Band Thursday, June 21 with opening act The Holdouts. Tickets are $10/advance and $15/door.
At just 30 years old, Jarekus Singleton is a musical trailblazer with a bold vision for the future of the blues. Springing from the same Mississippi soil as Charley Patton, Muddy Waters and B.B. King, Singleton’s cutting-edge sound—equally rooted in rap, rock and blues traditions—is all his own.
He melds hip-hop wordplay, rock energy and R&B grooves with contemporary and traditional blues, turning audiences of all ages into devoted fans. With his untamed guitar licks and strong, soulful voice effortlessly moving from ferocious and funky to slow and steamy to smoking hot, Singleton is a fresh, electrifying bluesman bursting at the seams with talent.
“A great, new blues talent…young, original, soulful and intense…superb, blistering guitar” –BLUES & RHYTHM
“Jarekus Singleton is making some serious blues noise…blending modern-day blues and emotionally intense soul with melodic, hot-toned lead guitar, funk-seasoned rhythms and hip-hop flavored lyrics” –LIVING BLUES
‘Stinging blues guitar and potent, original songs herald the emergence of a major new talent.’ – USA TODAY
Located in the beautiful Center City Charlotte ( 4th street and Tryon), just a few blocks from the Belk Theatre, Overstreet Mall and the Bobcats Arena. Chima offers authentic Brazilian cuisine and chic dining experience. Enjoy cocktails and the best view of Uptown Charlotte in our elegant upstairs lounge. Chima also offers live music every Thursday at the bar & Lounge from 6 to 9.
I’m a Charlotte based pianist who grew up and received my first musical influences in the Chicago area. Growing up playing in the church, I have gospel roots that still show in my performances on piano. I studied at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and began my professional career in the Columbus, Ohio jazz scene. I’ve been lucky enough to have shared the stage with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Slide Hampton, Wes Anderson, and many others. I continue to perform in the Jazz Room Series in Charlotte, an initiative sponsored by the Jazz Arts Initiative and for which the JAI has received a $30,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. My arrangements for and performances with the Lumzy Family in Charlotte are recorded in their CDs, including Satisfied and Live in Charlotte. My most recent musical configuration, The Lovell Bradford Trio, can be heard frequently on the jazz scene in Charlotte, NC. In addition, I am currently Minister of Music at Charlotte’s Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and teach jazz piano at Davidson College.
THE SHEEPDOGS – CHANGING COLOURS
Ewan Currie – vocals, songs, guitars, clarinet, drums
Ryan Gullen – bass, backing vocals
Sam Corbett – drums, backing vocals
Shamus Currie – keyboards, trombone
Jimmy Bowskill – guitars, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, pedal steel
For a new album that The Sheepdogs didn’t initially set out to make, Changing Colours is a stunning achievement.
Proud purveyors of guitar-driven modern-day retro rock, the triple Juno Award-winning Saskatoon-based quintet has expanded its sound on Changing Colours to encompass more styles and hues to enhance the Sheepdogs’ trademark beef-and-boogie twin-axe riffs, hooks, shuffles and long-haired aesthetic.
“We identify strongly with rock ‘n roll, but there’s definitely some branching out,” says Ewan Currie, The Sheepdogs’ singer, guitarist, songwriter and occasional – and yes, you’re reading this correctly – clarinetist. “The sounds we use on this – there’s more keyboards featuring Shamus and more stringed instruments. It’s still rock ‘n roll but there are more colours.”
It’s also great, passionate music born out of spontaneity: first resonating in the 17-song album’s euphoric opener “Nobody” and continuing to flavour such invigorating numbers as the electrifying “Saturday Night” and the driving “I’ve Got A Hole Where My Heart Should Be,” the record’s infectious first single.
But The Sheepdogs haven’t only stretched their sonic palate: they’ve also expanded stylistically, tastefully embracing other genres as well.
There’s the country-lite feel of “Let It Roll,” the Stax-soul aura of the mid-tempo anthem “I Ain’t Cool” that features trombone — and the resplendent Latin-rock vibe that fuels “The Big Nowhere.”
This is what occurs when The Sheepdogs are left to their own devices:
when the band completed its global responsibilities in promoting its fifth album, 2015’s Future Nostalgia, the band took a busman’s holiday, renting Toronto’s Taurus Studio and hiring its owner, Thomas D’Arcy, to engineer and co-produce whatever emerged from their creative loins.
The U.S. National Whitewater River Center’s River Jam is a great way to spend your weekend! Free concerts take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from May 3th, 2018, to September 29th. The music will go from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission is free. Parking is $6 per car.
Mixing a passion for soul of the sixties and seventies with rock and modern influences, DownTown Abby & The Echoes epitomizes the role of the current musician: to preserve the best of the past and embrace constant evolution.