Calendar

Jun
20
Wed
Pluto for Planet at RiRa
Jun 20 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 21 @ 12:00 am

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.

 
Jun
21
Thu
Downtown Abby and the Echoes at Jack Beagles
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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.

Falconheart at The Gin Mill
Jun 21 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Falconheart bringing back the summer vibe with at The Gin Mill. Come ready to jam! 

Jun
22
Fri
Nate Randall at Growler USA
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘Just when you think great guitar music is on its way out, there’s always a track or two that keep you holding onto the thin threads that represent today’s indie-rock scene. Gold Connections’ new track “Icarus” is a solid reason to clutch hold of the great roots of guitar music, and to keep fighting for it to stay alive.’

Jun
28
Thu
Game Face at Mac’s Speed Shop
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Matthews Location!

US band who were active from 1991 to 2003 and played emotionally-driven punk rock. They reunited in 2013 with a new forthcoming album set for early 2014.
Jun
29
Fri
Nate Randall at Heist Brewery
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘Just when you think great guitar music is on its way out, there’s always a track or two that keep you holding onto the thin threads that represent today’s indie-rock scene. Gold Connections’ new track “Icarus” is a solid reason to clutch hold of the great roots of guitar music, and to keep fighting for it to stay alive.’

Jul
12
Thu
Thursdays Live
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 2nd Thursday of the month, from April to September, Monroe Road Advocates (MoRa) will present Thursdays Live, which will bring live music, art, food and craft beer to Monroe Road.

The events will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Embrace Community Sculpture, 6697 Monroe Road, at the with Conference Drive.

MoRA is a grass roots organization intent on shaping the rebirth of Monroe Road from Oakhurst to Matthews.

These are free events.

Vendors slated for the family-friendly events include King of Pops (free for children) and their tasty ice pops, and Mister Twister, a popular creator of balloon art.

 

June 14th- Bill Noonan w/ Special Guests

July 12th- Unaka Prong

 

 

Jul
17
Tue
Kurt Vile and the Violators w/Dylan Carlson
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Kurt Samuel Vile is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is known for his solo work and as the former lead guitarist of rock band The War on Drugs

The Underground Is A General Admission Standing Room Only Venue! Doors Open At 7pm & Show Begins At 8pm!

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at 12:00 PM

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Thu, 22 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Thu, 22 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Presale : Thu, 22 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Preferred Tickets : Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1289318337867655/

Jul
19
Thu
The Roosevelts
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Alt-pop band, The Roosevelts, formed in Austin, TX and moved to Nashville, TN in 2015. After releasing their debut album in 2016, they packed their schedule with a run of at-capacity tour dates with acts like Johnnyswim, Robert Earl Keen, Green River Ordinance and Grace Potter, a featured spot at the BMI Songwriters Festival in Key West, and spots at tastemaker festivals South by Southwest (SXSW) and Austin City Limits Festival. They kicked off 2017 with a 50 date headlining tour all over the United States. With the addition of new lead singer, Mitchell Kilpatrick, the band has been writing and working on new music.

Their show provides a rousing, dance-worthy compilation of songs, but also features poignant tunes that scale the depth of their personality and communicate their story with remarkable power. Having a charismatic ability to connect with fans and a genre-spanning set of songs, concert-goers can’t help but smile and dance – making The Roosevelts a band that music fans of any genre can’t afford to miss.

www.wearetheroosevelts.com

TBA
Start time: 8:00

https://www.facebook.com/events/413406745757942/

Jul
20
Fri
Millennial, Brandon Berg, The Wilt, and New Commute
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Johnny Fly Co., the makers of eco-friendly and sustainable eyewear and leather bags, is excited to celebrate their one year anniversary of its first brick and mortar retail store in the NoDa Arts District of Charlotte. To celebrate, Johnny Fly is throwing an anniversary party from 6:30 to 8 pm on July 20th followed by a free “Johnny Fly Co. Presents” concert at Neighborhood Theatre featuring local bands Millennial, Brandon Berg, The Wilt and New Commute.

 

 

Jul
28
Sat
Reinheitsgebot Party with Book Club
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Join us for OMB’s Reinheitsgebot Party! Celebrating our strict adherence to this world-famous beer purity law, which states that beer can only contain: water, malt, hops & yeast. Nothing else! Enjoy fresh, pure beer, delicioius food, and live music. Book Club (a mix of Americana, Folk & Indie Rock) from ATL will perform 7-10pm. Solo artist, Mike Bustin, will perform 2-5pm. Prost!

Kenny George Band and Few Miles South
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Kenny George Band
Music’s elders and icons established the initial template for Rock ‘n’ Roll, but it’s the newer generation that keeps it thriving and moving forward. So credit the Kenny George Band for doing exactly that. Comprised of Kenny George (lead guitar, vocals, songwriter), Bucky Brown (drums, harmony vocals), Center Ely (steel guitar), Brooks Andrews (bass) and Scott Rankin (rhythm guitar, harmony vocals), this hardworking ensemble has earned their stripes the hard way. Performing an average of 150 to 180 shows per year throughout the heartland, they bring their music to the masses one gig at a time.

“Our goal has always been to connect with our audiences,” George insists. “Our music is honest and organic, and we deliberately avoid pretence. We may seem like a ragtag bunch, but there’s a passion, purpose and sincerity that underscores everything we do, and hopefully that’s apparent even the first time you hear us play.”

Hailing from Aiken, South Carolina, the Kenny George Band has created an indelible impression with fans throughout the Southeast and Midwest, playing 250 concerts in the last two years alone. They’ve travelled the highways and byways between North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Missouri, reconnecting with their fervent followers and picking up new fans along the way. Their explosive live performances have made them a band on the brink of a breakout, and it’s little wonder that in 2016, they were voted South Carolina Artists to Watch by the South Carolina Music Guide.

Tempered by the time they’ve spent on the road, the band’s latest album, Borrowed Trouble, looks at life, longing and relationships through the vast spectrum of constant tours and travel. Like the road itself, it dips and sways, advancing not in a straight line, but rather in a series of circuitous twists and turns that reveal a uniquely personal perspective every step along the way. These are songs infused with tattered circumstance and a view of life as seen looking out the windows of one’s touring van, where miles of highway offer plenty of time for reflection and contemplation. The music is underscored by a drive and determination that makes it both engaging and enlightening in equal measure. It’s melodic, it’s measured, and it’s often gritty, but it’s a sound that resonates in ways that are both tender and tenacious.

That’s no accident. George himself has been drawn to music most of his life. He picked up the violin at the age of eight, but didn’t take to formal lessons, so he then took up bass. Eventually though, he decided that guitar would be the better match. “My dad told me that the guitar players get all the girls,” he laughs. “So he bought me my first guitar as a gift when I graduated from junior high. I learned to make music on that guitar and I’m pleased to say I still have it to this very day.”

Inspired by the sounds of the burgeoning Americana movement — bands like Whiskeytown and Wilco, and later the so-called “Outlaw” country clan — indeniable icons like Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine and Townes Van Zandt — George later immersed himself in probing the roots of the rock and country crossover, exploring the Southern California singer/songwriter scene by way of Jackson Browne, the Eagles and J.D. Souther. He attended the University of Montevallo in Alabama, majoring in classical guitar and later studying special education for the deaf and hard of hearing. Forced to drop out after losing his funding, he turned his attention to writing songs. That’s when he met drummer Bucky Brown and the two decided to start a band. Relocating to Aiken, they found pedal steel player Center Ely, who George describes as shy and unassuming, but a wiz when it comes to fixing their gear. At first they played covers while honing their chops in the local bar scene, then began phasing in original material as well. “We went through bass players like Spinal Tap went through drummers,” George chuckles, referring to the continuing need to fill that anchor spot. “When we found Brooks, we knew we had the right guy. It was worth going through half a dozen candidates just to find the one that fit.”

The last to join was guitarist Scott Rankin, an acquaintance of Kenny’s who had asked him to fill in for a show when Rankin’s second guitarist had to bow out of the gig at the last minute. “Little did I know, we would play a four hour show,” George recalls. “But it did give us a chance to perform together and that inspired us to play together even more after that. We decided we sounded pretty good, and eventually I was able to coax him into joining our band.”

In the interim, George took a brief hiatus in New York City to work with producer Damien Dash, but the cold New York winter, lack of opportunity and the steep cost of living prompted him to return home less than five months later. It proved to be a good decision, and with three releases under their belt — the Gunshy EP (their 2014 debut), Zac Brown Sessions (a prize bestowed as the result of winning a songwriting contest in 2013), and Live From Sky City (recorded in concert in Augusta, Georgia) — and their latest, Borrowed Trouble, set to release in late April, the Kenny George Band is poised to garner new admirers and consolidate an already ample following all at the same time.

“It takes time to really make a mark,” George reckons. “It’s a slow process and there’s a lot of work involved. However, as long as we can share our experiences and build relationships with our audiences, I feel we’re making progress all along the way.”
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Few Miles South

Few Miles South is a country southern rock group created by South GA raised, Blake English, and Los Angeles native, Tori Lund. The two met in 2014 while playing in an L.A. church. Tori, a classically trained singer and piano teacher, and Blake, a multi-instrumentalist and producer connected over a shared love of country music. They began to write and record songs with intentions to shop them to other artists, but after a couple years bonding with their catalog they decided to wrangle up some local musicians and form a band.

After getting their fill of city life, they quit their jobs, packed up their dog and headed to the dirty south to be nearer to the country scene. Few Miles South offers a refreshing take on country music: a “touch of the Bakersfield sound”, blues and southern rock with influences ranging from Hank Williams to the Allman Brothers. In 2017 they released their first single and music video, “On Down the Road,” which charted overseas, and they are soon to follow with a 5 track EP featuring renowned pedal steel guitarist Bob “Boo” Bernstein (Tanya Tucker, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakum). FMS can be found performing and road tripping across the U.S., continuing to write and raising their 3 dogs.

https://www.facebook.com/events/972877902860647/

Jul
29
Sun
Glass Animals
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Show 7:30pm. Doors TBD. This is an outdoor venue with no seats under cover The show will take place rain or shine. All dates, acts, & ticket prices subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale. For Box, Suite and Season Ticket information, click here

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

Spotify Presale : Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Presale : Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Preferred Tickets : Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1456033287857787/

Aug
5
Sun
Lydia
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lydia are an American indie-rock band from Gilbert, Arizona, USA, known for their poetic lyrics and gentle, tender melodies, gaining exposure after winning a competition run by clothing company Atticus.

 
Aug
7
Tue
O.A.R. – Just Like Paradise Tour with special guest Matt Nathanson
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Show 7:30pm. Doors TBD. This is an outdoor venue with no seats under cover The show will take place rain or shine. All dates, acts, & ticket prices subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale. For Box, Suite and Season Ticket information, click here

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at 12:00 PM

O.A.R. Fan Presale : Tue, 13 Feb 2018 at 12:00 PM

Spotify Presale : Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Presale : Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

Ticketmaster Presale : Thu, 15 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Preferred Tickets : Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at 12:00 PM

Matt Nathanson Fan Presale : Tue, 13 Feb 2018 at 12:00 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1052042604943417/

Aug
9
Thu
Thursdays Live
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 2nd Thursday of the month, from April to September, Monroe Road Advocates (MoRa) will present Thursdays Live, which will bring live music, art, food and craft beer to Monroe Road.

The events will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Embrace Community Sculpture, 6697 Monroe Road, at the with Conference Drive.

MoRA is a grass roots organization intent on shaping the rebirth of Monroe Road from Oakhurst to Matthews.

These are free events.

Vendors slated for the family-friendly events include King of Pops (free for children) and their tasty ice pops, and Mister Twister, a popular creator of balloon art.

 

June 14th- Bill Noonan w/ Special Guests

July 12th- Unaka Prong

 

 

Aug
10
Fri
Ol’ Sport w/ Cuzco, The Stayhomes & Earther
Aug 10 @ 9:00 pm

OL’ SPORT 

w/ Special Guests: 

Cuzco
The Stayhomes
Earther

8:00 PM DOORS / 9:00 PM SHOW / AGES 18 & UP 
$7 in advance / $7 day of show (+$2 surcharge for under 21, collected at the door) 
BUY TICKETS HERE: https://ticketf.ly/2zCGVyV

Aug
21
Tue
NEEDTOBREATHE – Forever On Your Side Tour
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This summer and fall, NEEDTOBREATHE will embark on the Forever On Your Side Tour accompanied by JOHNNYSWIM and Billy Raffoul.

Tickets go on sale this coming Friday March 30, but presale tickets will be available beginning Tuesday March 27 using the code FOREVER (not case sensitive).

Prior to the tour, NEEDTOBREATHE will share Forever On Your Side (Niles City Sessions), a collection of 4 songs recorded at Niles City Sound in Fort Worth, TX. Listen to the first track “Bridges Burn” now at https://Atlantic.lnk.to/bridgesburnFA.

https://www.facebook.com/events/354096078443629/

Aug
23
Thu
Alive After Five
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Follow us for possible VIP giveaways and more!
FB: @AliveAfterFiveCLT
IG: @aliveafter5
T: @aliveafter5
Snapchat: aa5clt

Official after-parties will be held at Rooftop 210, Whisky River, BlackFinn, SUITE, Vida, and StrikeCity.

https://www.facebook.com/events/348553988885642/

Aug
30
Thu
Alive After Five
Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

Follow us for possible VIP giveaways and more!
FB: @AliveAfterFiveCLT
IG: @aliveafter5
T: @aliveafter5
Snapchat: aa5clt

Official after-parties will be held at Rooftop 210, Whisky River, BlackFinn, SUITE, Vida, and StrikeCity.

https://www.facebook.com/events/348553988885642/

Sep
13
Thu
Thursdays Live
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 2nd Thursday of the month, from April to September, Monroe Road Advocates (MoRa) will present Thursdays Live, which will bring live music, art, food and craft beer to Monroe Road.

The events will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Embrace Community Sculpture, 6697 Monroe Road, at the with Conference Drive.

MoRA is a grass roots organization intent on shaping the rebirth of Monroe Road from Oakhurst to Matthews.

These are free events.

Vendors slated for the family-friendly events include King of Pops (free for children) and their tasty ice pops, and Mister Twister, a popular creator of balloon art.

 

June 14th- Bill Noonan w/ Special Guests

July 12th- Unaka Prong

 

 

Sep
18
Tue
Portugal. The Man
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Show 7:30pm. Doors TBD. This is an outdoor venue with no seats under cover The show will take place rain or shine. All dates, acts, & ticket prices subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale. For Box, Suite and Season Ticket information, click here

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

Fan Club Presale : Tue, 6 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

Spotify Presale : Tue, 6 Feb 2018 at 03:00 PM

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Wed, 7 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Wed, 7 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Presale : Wed, 7 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Preferred Tickets : Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at 10:00 AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1839554546336240/

Sep
19
Wed
Noah Gundersen with Harrison Whitford
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Noah Gundersen
Harrison Whitford
September 19
Visulite Theatre
In America today, anyone can engage in spiritual surrender. Performing the rite is simple: one first gathers with their community in a room of mirrors (in peripheral vision these mirrors appear as windows). Next, the agendas, hopes, and grievances of each individual are written down and cast along pulsed radio frequencies to data centers. From here they are automatically sifted through a neural network of graphics processing units, and contributed to an artificial intelligence engine. The principal aim of the ritual is to preserve the cosmic movement of collective perception. Secondary aims include catharsis, prosperity, and (occasionally) procreation. Because of the persistence of social stresses and mounting political dread, the ritual’s cyclic performance is necessary (twice daily, once at dusk and once at dawn).
Paradoxically, even those who question the efficacy of this tradition must do so from within the same framework, in the form of status updates, tweets, or blog posts. In the early part of 2017 Noah wrote:
“This is our voice. The Aether. An invisible platform. A maze of wires and boxes safely containing our proclamations… While white men with pens close their doors, stuff their ears with cotton, and break the world… we piss in the ocean… we drown in white noise.”
(Once upon a time, Noah Gundersen poetically sang that the storms which make us tremble also “fill our organs up with air,”…allowing us to sing “honest songs”. What of our songs now? Are they just piss in the ocean? White Noise?)
A longtime fan responded via Facebook, referring to the entry as “a goddamn dumpster fire of a post”.
“Your early records are masterpieces,” he commented, “…but this scramble to be anything but what your parents are is killing your authenticity.”
Authenticity can be a fickle mistress it seems. Noah has been peddling sincerity and introspection in musical form for almost a decade; songs that give listeners a taste of the emotional nectar in the pit of another human’s gut. He’s been dredging up viscous fistfulls of his own being and shaping them into little waxen votives, candles meant to illuminate the territory between shameless confession and hopeless redemption, for all of the other twenty-somethings who’ve been groping around in that long existential shadow.
At some point this whole process must have lost its charm. It was two years ago that Noah, like some artistic ouroboros, began to sing the words “Am I earning the right to live by looking in a mirror? There’s nothing more sincere than selfish art?” The cyclic ritual of self-induced nausea, staring in the mirror mouth agape, waiting to wretch new words and sounds, was catching up with him. Not long after, in the early part of 2016, he sat down for a show and felt like he was dying.
“Instead of my life up to that point flashing before my eyes, it was my future. A future playing songs I didn’t believe in… pouring my soul out into a vehicle I no longer recognized or loved.”
Noah turned to a fellow songwriter, who shared this mote of reassurance from dancer and choreographer Martha Graham:
“No artist is pleased… There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”
This crisis was an opportunity for the serpent to relinquish hold of its own tail, for forward motion. To turn his gaze away from reflection, and maybe instead at the mirror itself, alternate voices and distorted perceptions that throw their weight onto the human psyche in powerful ways, but evade expression in introspective storytelling.
So, that’s White Noise, I think: the fluorescent glow of queer divine dissatisfaction. The distorted buzz manufactured by dumb metal phalluses thrust into a vacuum of waves and signals. It doesn’t dwell on (and in fact seems uninterested in) introspection. Not a guiding light. Not the reasoned problem-solving of the ego, but the muddled demands of the id. It’s a myriad of interpolated signals, symbols, and voices, like a tube-TV greedily flipping through channels on auto-program:
“Heavy Metals” is cosmic dismay that’s been pasted over with a sugary synth veneer. “Cocaine, Sex, and Alcohol (From a Basement in L.A.)”, like a messy public broadcast, leverages a din of drunken band sounds and disoriented muttering, “I’ve got all this alcohol… do you wanna see my show?”
The decadent yearning of “Bad Desire” sits between the other songs of dissolution like a soap opera broadcasting alongside the evening news. Just as Noah finishes crooning the final honey-sweet chorus, “…and I wanna see you tonight, one last time,” we transition into night sweats, the frantic yelling of sleep terrors, all heralding the cathartic industrial funeral dirge of “Wake Me Up, I’m Drowning”.
Noah is no longer lighting votives, but dumpster fires—big, bright, symbolic and chaotic. Musical vignettes of combustion, rubbish, degeneracy and, perhaps most comfortingly, warmth; because sometimes overlooked in the mad grasping for heady, introspective Authenticity is music that’s heartfelt. In “The Sound”, Noah scourges a source of entitlement that is entirely ambiguous, but does so with a sort of exasperated conviction that is only ever reserved for one’s nation, one’s God, or one’s self. The words “How many times will you shit on what you’re given? How many times till you shut up and listen?” escape his throat with a desperation that (bafflingly) surpasses even his most vulnerable songs about heartbreak, addiction, or loss of faith.
Whether the voices he channels are symbolic or literal, paralyzed with fear or pushing a manic brand of salvation, each amounts to something laced with warm, ruddy veins (I have a feeling that Noah’s music always will). If you listen closely you’ll hear the spiritualist, who takes solace in the fact that when he’s gone, the water in his body may be the beginning of something new. There’s also the doomsayer, certain of his fate, but still so afraid, who can’t help but ask of his own violent trembling, “Are these my feet attempting to dance?” Then there’s mortality, trying to shout through all of the noise, “Send my love to everyone.”
White Noise was produced by Nate Yaccino and features long-time band-members and collaborators Abby Gundersen, Jonny Gundersen, and Micah Simler. It will be released into the Aether on September 22nd, 2017
www.noahgundersenmusic.com

Harrison Whitford
Start Time: 8:00
Harrison Whitford is a musician and songwriter based in Los Angeles. He has performed as a guitarist for the likes of Ryan Adams, Conor Oberst, Robert Randolph, Hubert Sumlin, Jonny Lang, Willie Nelson and Phoebe Bridgers. Harrison’s own debut solo album, ‘Afraid of Everything’ was released in January, 2018 and is available on all digital platforms.

https://www.facebook.com/events/161246647899583/

Sep
23
Sun
Owl City: Cinematic Tour
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This fall, Owl City will head out on the Cinematic Tour in support of his brand new album, Cinematic, out June 1st. Joining him on the road will be special guests, Matthew Thiessen & The Earthquakes. Tickets go on sale April 27th at 10 AM local time.

Pre-order Cinematic here: https://owlcity.ffm.to/cinematic

The Underground Is A General Admission Standing Room Only Venue! Doors Open At 7pm & Show Begins At 8pm!

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Wed, 25 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Wed, 25 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Presale : Wed, 25 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Preferred Tickets : Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

Owl City Presale : Mon, 23 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

Spotify Presale : Wed, 25 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

Ticketmaster Presale : Wed, 25 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/164546297567319/

Sep
26
Wed
Father John Misty
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Fillmore Is A General Admission Standing Room Only Venue Unless Otherwise Noted. Doors open at 7pm & show begins at 8pm! Ticket prices will increase the day of the show. All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale.

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 11 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Fan Presale : Tue, 8 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Spotify Presale : Tue, 8 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Presale : Thu, 10 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Thu, 10 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Thu, 10 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Preferred Tickets : Fri, 11 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

Ticketmaster Presale : Tue, 8 May 2018 at 10:00 AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/361806727559018/

Sep
27
Thu
Future Islands
Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please note The Fillmore Is A General Admission Standing Room Only Venue Unless Otherwise Noted.

Doors open at 7pm & show begins at 8pm!

Ticket prices will increase the day of the show.

All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice.

All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale.

Future Islands has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to organizations bringing equity, dignity, and access to communities who need it. www.plus1.org

Oct
2
Tue
Mt. Joy
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

On Sale Now!
Mt. Joy
10/2/18
Visulite Theatre
‘These dreams are more than paper things,’ sings Matt Quinn on Mt. Joy’s infectious folk-rocker ‘Astrovan,’ a warm, yearning bit of road-trip philosophy that posits the existence of a Deadhead Jesus cruising the dusty highways of the countryside, nursing a roach on his way to only He knows where. It’s an auspicious line from a band predicated on the revival of teenage dreams.
Mt. Joy started off as a rekindling of shared musical ambitions between Philadelphia high school friends Matt Quinn (vocals, guitar) and Sam Cooper (guitar). Reunited in Los Angeles thanks to the ebbs and flows of adult life, the pair met multi-instrumentalist Michael Byrnes through a Craigslist ad. They named themselves Mt. Joy as an ode to a mountain in Valley Forge National Park near Sam’s childhood home, and together, with Byrnes’ roommate Caleb Nelson producing, they recorded three songs and sent them out into the world, hoping for the best. ‘I knew I still wanted to write songs, but the realities of life made that dream seem pretty impossible,’ Quinn says.
Much to the band’s amazement, ‘Astrovan’ accomplished the impossible. Without initial promotion or fanfare, the song took off on Spotify, racking up 5 million streams to date. ‘The irony of ‘Astrovan’ was that song was really about being stuck in a life and wanting to have the opportunity to pursue a dream, and in an instant it gave us that opportunity. ‘ Quinn says. Mt. Joy quickly transitioned from a part-time calling into a full-fledged band rounded out by Byrnes on bass, Sotiris Eliopoulos on drums and Jackie Miclau on keyboard.
Come 2017, Mt. Joy hit the road, and hit it hard: They played tour dates alongside the likes of The Shins, The Head and The Heart, The Lone Bellow, and Whitney, and popped up at some of the summer’s biggest festivals, including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza and Made In America. ‘We were put on some big shows very quickly,’ Quinn says. ‘The growth for us has been exponential – we’ve really just become a family that’s constantly pushing each other and the live show to be great.’ They eventually caught the attention of Dualtone Records and began work on their debut album.
Steeped in folk-rock tradition and powered by the intuitive creative connection between Quinn and Cooper, the songs on ‘Mt. Joy’ depict Quinn wrestling with his own conscience, where the mundane and the fantastic collide as he processes tragedy, society, and love. Opener ‘I’m Your Wreck’ describes ‘monsters in (the) closet, using up the wi-fi’ as it cycles from its desperate, spiraling verses to its swinging, stubbornly optimistic coda, while the loping, plaintive chords of ‘Younger Days’ meditate on a frayed psyche and the fear of choosing the wrong path. ‘Sheep,’ with its collapsing, hoarse-voiced cry of ‘freedom was paid in blood,’ is a post-Trump salvo on the responsibilities of the fortunate to overcome political and social despondency. And on ‘Silver Lining,’ perhaps the album’s brightest moment, Quinn surveys the damage of hard drugs and the vicious cycle of addiction, as the song’s melancholic sentiment kicks into its fervid, defiant chorus, all shout-along vocals and trilling guitars.
Taken together, the self titled ‘Mt. Joy’ LP is a startlingly open document, wracked with the anxieties and fears that come just as life seems to start working out. It’s a natural reaction from a wary band like Mt. Joy – the result of a sort of professional vertigo, as they’ve gone from virtual unknowns to hot young commodity in little over a year. But there’s a sense of hope underlying everything, girded by the fact that the Mt. Joy LP is an impressive, honest portrayal of a young band facing that moment where dreams become reality, and finding beauty in the exhilarating uncertainty of it all.
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TBA
Start Time: 8:00

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Oct
3
Wed
Florence and The Machine
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Florence + the Machine confirm a 23 city North American fall headline tour today, kicking off August 5 in Montreal, QC and including stops at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl and New York’s Barclays Center. Further dates include Seattle, Portland, Nashville, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and more.

Florence + the Machine will play Spectrum Center Charlotte on October 3 with special guest Billie Eilish.  Tickets are on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, June 1 at 10 a.m. local time at Ticketmaster.com. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets for select dates before the general public beginning Tuesday, May 29 at 12 p.m. local time, through Thursday, May 31 at 10 p.m. local time. Visit florenceandthemachine.net for more information.

Florence + the Machine’s hugely anticipated fourth studio album High As Hope—co-produced by Florence and Emile Haynie and featuring contributions from Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr, Kelsey Lu, Jamie xx and Thomas Barlett—is out June 29 on Republic Records. 

Oct
5
Fri
Fall Festival
Oct 5 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 6 @ 10:00 pm

Kick off the autumn season with us at Fall Festival. This year’s festival features Cider Sampling and the always entertaining and exciting BYOB (Build Your Own Boat) Competition, where participants create their own river-worthy vessels and put them to the test with a trip down the whitewater competition channel. Take part in The Scrambler Obstacle Trail Race or a yoga practice under the trees, before enjoying the sights and sounds of one of our final musical performances of the year.

For more information, please visit the Festival & Concert FAQs.

SCHEDULE:

Friday, October 5, 2018:
4:00pm – BYOB mandatory check-in, boat drop off, float test, and style judging begins
5:00pm – The Scrambler Obstacle Trail Race Packet Pick-up
7:00pm – The Scrambler Obstacle Trail Race Packet Pick-up ends
7:00pm – River Jam
8:00pm – BYOB mandatory check-in, boat drop off, float test, and style judging ends

Saturday, October 6, 2018:
9:00am – The Scrambler: Obstacle Trail Race
9:30am- Yoga
11:30am – Yoga
12:00pm – Build Your Own Boat Competition begins
4:00pm – Build Your Own Boat Competition ends
4:00pm – Cider sampling begins
7:00pm – Live Music
8:00pm – Cider sampling ends

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Scarves with Today Junior
Oct 5 @ 10:30 pm

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Scarves is a Seattle-based math rock and classic emo band fronted by Niko Stathakopoulos, whose attempts at human connection KEXP has described as ‘abrasive’. Their lyrics, music and live performance are all relentlessly driving at something specific. He’s backed up on drums by Cael Watts, whose presence in Niko’s life has no definitive start or, hopefully, end. He always was and will continue to always be. Niko met guitarist Nessa Grassing at a Seattle house show. Their friendship was assured by a Hop Along shirt.

Over the past few years, and through a few different iterations Scarves has released an EP and two LP’s, each more refined than the last. Also in that time they were offered a spot opening for Weezer that Rivers Cuomo personally rescinded. Lowell, of ‘Carrie and’ fame didn’t think they were a good fit on his label. What that says about their sound isn’t exactly clear, but it paints a picture.

Stathakopoulos, Grasing, and Watts wrote and rehearsed their latest album, Dinner Dates for the End of Days, under a cloud of smoke and ash from British Columbia forest fires. If ‘apocalyptic emo math rock’ doesn’t get you excited in 2018, nothing will. Each song is a portrait of an end times that’s positively inspiring and undeniably heart-warming. Even as we lurch toward something unpleasant, it’s hard to be too bummed out with Niko’s vocals and Watts’ driving drums.

The album was recorded at Destination Universe in Portland: a studio designed to blend in to a neighborhood realtors might call ‘character-filled’. Produced by Hutch Harris of Thermals sainthood, the album was recorded downright punkishly. No click. Mostly single takes. It’s a testament to the tightness of the band that the finished product sounds so lush. Rounding out the personnel was engineer Victor Nash of Point Juncture, WA and studio cat Oogi. Let Dinner Dates for the End of Days be the last album you listen to before we all slip off into oblivion.
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‘Today Junior is a Boston based indie-rock trio known for having wild and energetic live performances. With the creative wisdom of brothers Mike and Harry )’Toole, alongside Today Ambrose, Today Junior presents upbeat and edgy music that is instantly catchy, but also carries its own stylistic charm. With the release of ‘Ride The Surf’ (2015) and their EP ‘Leaving Easy’ (2017), the band offers an addictive musical blend that has just been gaining steam the last few years, opening for bands such as: Surf Curse, Jacuzzi Boys, Homeshake, So-So Glos, Adult Books and others. In October 2017 and and January 2018, Today Junior most recently released their 3rd LP, ‘ Single Forever’ on April 6, 2018, and expect to have another release in the second of half of the year.’

Oct
8
Mon
Find Your Muse Open Mic featuring TGTG
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm

Find Your Muse Open Mic welcomes back TGTG at The Evening Muse – TGTG is Tomás Gorrio & The Gylestial. A nomadic couple currently on year 3 of a ten year plan to travel the world and spread positivity. Find your passion and live life to the fullest AND come see TGTG!

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Oct
9
Tue
Welshy Arms
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It could be an actual place or just a feeling, but we’re all searching for home in one way or another. In times like these, it’s a state of mind that remains harder and harder to come by as the world gets crazier and crazier. Welshly Arms most definitely attest, and that search drives the group’s 2018 full-length debut, No Place Is Home [Republic Records]. 

Lacing daring alternative rock with gospel-size scope and bluesy heart, the Cleveland, OH six-piece—Sam Getz [lead vocals, guitar], Brett Lindemann [keys], Jimmy Weaver [bass], Mikey Gould [drums], Bri Bryant [vocals], and Jon Bryant [vocals]—cook up thirteen anthems that welcome listeners to chant along everywhere…

“We’ve been traveling so much over the past few years,” explains Sam. “It’s awesome to see so many new places and play to people everywhere, but you do feel a bit rootless. One month, the tour bus is our home. The next, we’re overseas living out of hotels. When we actually get back to our hometown, it doesn’t feel like home, because we’ve gotten so used to being on the road. At the same time, it’s easy to feel lost and like you don’t belong anywhere in the world. That’s the overall theme of the songs.”

Since 2013, Welshly Arms have canvased nearly every corner of the globe spurned along by a bevy of seismic and show-stopping songs. Their 2017 EP, Legendary, boasted the ubiquitous title track, “Legendary.” To date, it has earned gold certifications in Germany and Switzerland, cracked over 47 million Spotify streams in under two years, received 1.5 million Shazams, and soared to Top 15 at Alternative Radio. Meanwhile, the group’s tracks have piped through campaigns for Miller, Hulu, NFL, Indian Motorcycles, and Beck’s Beer, while “Hold On I’m Coming” roared over the trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Academy Award- winning The Hateful Eight. Additionally, they lit up the stage at Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and earned praise from Indie Shuffle, Baeble, Cleveland.com, and more. 

In the midst of this whirlwind, the musicians rented a 19 th century house in Cleveland to record what would become No Place Is Home. They transformed the remote farm house into a de facto Welshly Arms headquarters and creative haven complete with separate rooms dedicated to keyboards, guitars, writing, listening to vinyl, and, of course, recording. This served as the site of the album’s genesis.

“It just felt like a really creative and safe area to make new music,” says Jimmy. “We primarily record here, because it’s got everything we need. As years went by, we’ve accumulated so many different instruments and recording studio toys that had to often live in closets or storage units. Now, we’ve got everything in one place. You can write songs in any room. There’s no pressure. There are no time limits. It really brought a special energy to what we were doing.” 

That energy courses through the first single “Sanctuary.” Propelled by powerful handclaps, sweeping organs, and robust guitars, the track stretches to cathedral-size heights highlighted by an angelic choir of voices as Sam assures, “You are, you are safe with me.”

“Lyrically, it’s all about getting through these hard times, connecting with someone, and making your safe place together,” the vocalist goes on. “We’re taking that classic sound and making it our own.”

“I just remember envisioning a whole group singing an inspiring lyric together,” adds Jimmy. “It could be in a bar or in an arena. That’s the vibe.” 

Elsewhere, the album commences with rustling guitars and spaghetti western-esque whistling before snapping into a soulful strut. “Down to the River” adds a new face to revival-style energy with its swaggering punch. Then, there’s “Indestructible,” which thrives on a funkified shuffle.

“That one’s fun,” smiles Sam. “We wanted to give people something to move to. We kicked it off with a feeling. It’s about a woman who’s too strong for you. You’re having a hard time getting something going, because she’s so in
destructible.”

In the end, Welshly Arms make audiences feel right at home by elevating their sound to a bigger and bolder stratosphere.

“No Place Is Home really showcases our love for music,” concludes Jimmy. “We approach things in different ways and push ourselves. We’ve moved up a grade as a band.”

“There are so many different turns on this record, as far as the sounds and themes go,” Sam leaves off. “ ‘Legendary’ was the first step towards something bigger. This shows our progression as a whole.”

 
 
 
Oct
13
Sat
Matthew Perryman Jones with Molly Parden
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm

Matthew Perryman Jones with Molly Parden

Oct
16
Tue
Chvrches
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Fillmore Is A General Admission Standing Room Only Venue Unless Otherwise Noted. Doors open at 7pm & show begins at 8pm! Ticket prices will increase the day of the show. All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale. Chvrches has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to support Girls Rock Charlotte and their work empowering girls, trans and gender-diverse young people through music education and mentorship. girlsrockclt.org

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Thu, 26 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Thu, 26 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Presale : Thu, 26 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

Citi® Cardmember Preferred Tickets : Fri, 27 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

Fan Presale : Tue, 24 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM

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Oct
19
Fri
The Trouble Notes
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm

Through the art of storytelling, the group invites their audience to join them on a cultural and geographical expedition. The development of the travelling musician is not only audible, but omnipresent. 

The great response of the audience and various online platforms in Germany, UK and France, result from the group’s ability to share their energy with their audience and fascinate them by breaking with musical traditions. Perhaps it is also their natural openness, that is extremely charming and enchanting. Everyone that joins the universe of The Trouble Notes remains a part of it, and often morph from a normal concertgoer into a true Troublemaker- sharing in the journey of the group.

Junior Astronomers 10th Anniversary Birthday Show (Night 1)
Oct 19 @ 9:30 pm
Show Details
  • When: Friday, Oct 19, 2018 9:30 PM (Doors open at 9:00 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $0.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
Junior Astronomers: Junior Astronomers. A consistency in disorder breathes into existence a quintet bound to the loud and impulsive. Gritty and jangled on some occasions, then mangled and diverting in others. The only thing planned is the outburst itself.
Oct
20
Sat
Junior Astronomers 10th Anniversary Birthday Show (Night 2)
Oct 20 @ 9:30 pm
Show Details
  • When: Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 9:30 PM (Doors open at 9:00 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $0.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
Junior Astronomers: Junior Astronomers. A consistency in disorder breathes into existence a quintet bound to the loud and impulsive. Gritty and jangled on some occasions, then mangled and diverting in others. The only thing planned is the outburst itself.
SeepeopleS, Trismalux
Oct 20 @ 10:30 pm

The anti-genre indie pranksters SeepeopleS have been a band for 17 years. The band, which is the brainchild of bandleader/songwriter/producer Will Bradford, has released 5 full length albums and 2 EPs on their own imprint, RascalZRecordZ. It would be an accurate statement to say that there isn’t a single band on the planet that covers as much ground musically, or traverses through as many musical universes as SeepeopleS does. Musicians have long since taken notice and members of Morphine, Spearhead, Dave Matthews Band (Tim Reynolds), and even members of Parliament/Funkadelic are featured on previous albums. All seven records were co-produced by Will Holland (Pixies, New Pornographers, Dead Can Dance) The band has toured ceaselessly, playing over 1500 shows in 46 states during their long career. Most importantly, SeepeopleS features songwriting that is the definition of timelessness and lyrically have been busy writing the most important musical anthems of our generation. It may be long after our lifetimes before this band gets their due, but they certainly will. Nothing this good can remain hidden forever. 

Trismalux is a genre melting, 4 piece band from Charlotte, NC. After forming in 2016 and a year of incubation, the tastes, styles and backgrounds of 4 very different musicians fused into a unique blend of Jazz/Funk, Hip Hop, Rock & Roll fusion. With the improvisational tendencies of Jazz musicians, the lyrical inclinations of a Rapper and the structure of a rock band Trismalux strives to reach their branches into the electronic future with their roots firmly planted in live instrumentation. Often asking “what would Jazz be if it were born today?”.

Oct
24
Wed
Joywave and Sir Sly
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm

106.5 The End presents Joywave and Sir Sly.

Joywave is an American indie rock band from Rochester, New York, consisting of members Daniel Armbruster (vocals), Joseph Morinelli (guitar), Jeremiah Crespo (bass), Benjamin Bailey (keyboards), and Paul Brenner (drums). The band first became known for its collaboration with electronic music project Big Data, ‘Dangerous’, which peaked at number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in 2014. After releasing two EPs, their debut album, How Do You Feel Now?, was released on Cultco Music/Hollywood Records in 2015. Their second album, Content, was released on July 28, 2017.

Screaming Females with Kitten Forever & more
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Screaming Females’ seven years as a band, four full-length albums and 700 globe-spanning live shows have made them difficult to miss.

8:00 PM DOORS / 9:00 PM SHOW / AGES 18 & UP
$13 in advance / $13 day of show (+$2 surcharge for under 21, collected at the door)
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@ The Milestone Club (est. 1969)
3400 Tuckaseegee Road (between Karendale & Glenwood)
Charlotte, North Carolina 28208

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Oct
25
Thu
The Nude Party, Glove, Echo Courts
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm
THE NUDE PARTY

The Nude Party congealed as one unit in the southern mountain town of Boone, NC in 2013 and gained their namesake very literally. Bonded by isolation, house party debauchery, a religion based on pushing the limits of bad taste, and a precocious predisposition towards the Kinks, the Animals and the Velvets, they have burgeoned into a rock and roll act to be reckoned with. As the hysteria at their local shows steadily increases, so does their reputation with local law enforcement, forcing them daily more to seek employment anywhere but home. While snooping cops seeking to stamp out indiscriminate behavior scour the borders of their homestead the Nude Ranch, the group has prodigally exiled themselves and are staying scarce with a string of self booked tours and one night stands which have linked them up with with such likes as The Growlers, The Oblivians, La Luz, Night Beats, and King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard.

Their stripped down and bare bone sound, akin to the British Invasion being transplanted back into the Carolina mountains, has so far proven to have been unrecordable… until now. The secret? Sticking to the obvious and going down into a sweaty basement with a few mics, fewer clothes and a revolving door of comrades and goddesses falling by for as long as they can take the heat. Lately the Nudes have even gotten good at playing with their clothes on. However if any audience member feels the need to participate in the spirit of exhibitionism the stakes at the Party will unblinkingly be called and raised.

 
Echo Courts
 
‘jangly power pop chords, three-part vocal harmonies, and the chillest of chill vibes. It’s enough to evoke the very height of summer’ – Collin Brennan, Consequence of Sound

‘Echo Courts spin the sound of their own happening shindig with the world premiere of ‘Fairview Place’ that coasts like a magic-shag-carpet ride into the sky’ – Sjimon Gompers, Impose Magazine

‘…Echo Courts skips through a grassy patch of ’90s New Zealand indie pop and the umph of that 20-something moment you first heard the Zombies’ – Eric Davidson, CMJ

Tiny Stills
Oct 25 @ 8:30 pm

Tiny Stills is a power pop band from Los Angeles influenced by Courtney Barnett, That Dog, and 90s/00s rock. Their first album, Falling is like Flying was released in 2014 and was a direct response to the isolation and anxiety that comes from life changing events after front-person and founding member Kailynn West was held up at gunpoint. Born from a desire to make something that felt and sounded nothing like the she felt at the time- happy. Since then, West has been the nucleus of the project with a rotating cast of band members, but most recent lineup includes Harry Foster, Zach Comtois, and Tony Thaxton.

After a last minute lineup change left an opening on a national tour with Bayside’s Anthony Raneri and A.W. in 2015, West stepped in at the last minute to complete the tour as Tiny Stills. She sold thank you cards with download links as last minute merchandise and after selling out of physical copies of the first record; the project hit the ground running. The band’s highly anticipated second album Laughing Into the Void out 6/1/18 is full of tattoo- worthy lyrics, brutal honesty, crunchy guitars and catchy melodies that help you remember that even the worst days have a silver lining- at least you’re not alone.

Oct
30
Tue
Hiss Golden Messenger, Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak), Superchunk (acoustic) in free Get Out the Vote Concert
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm

Lunchbox Records, 825 Central Avenue, is hosting a FREE concert with Hiss Golden Messenger, Jenn Wasner (of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes) and Superchunk (acoustic) on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, at 12 p.m. (noon.)

This is a ‘Get Out the Vote’ concert.

Oct
31
Wed
Cursive, Meat Wave, Campdogzz
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm

Over the past two decades, Cursive has become known for writing smart, tightly woven concept albums where frontman Tim Kasher turns his unflinching gaze on specific, oftentimes challenging themes, and examines them with an incisively brutal honesty. 2000’s Domestica dealt with divorce; 2003’s The Ugly Organ tackled art, sex, and relationships; 2006’s Happy Hollow skewered organized religion; 2009’s Mama, I’m Swollen grappled with the human condition and social morality; and 2012’s I Am Gemini explored the battle between good and evil. But the band’s remarkable eighth full-length, Vitriola, required a different approach — one less rigidly themed and more responsive as the band struggles with existentialism veering towards nihilism and despair; the ways in which society, much like a writer, creates and destroys; and an oncoming dystopia that feels eerily near at hand.

Cursive has naturally developed a pattern of releasing new music every three years, creating records not out of obligation, but need, with the mindset that each record could potentially be their last. 2015 came and went, however, and the band remained silent for their longest period to date. But the members of Cursive have remained busy with solo records, a movie (the Kasher-penned and directed No Resolution), and running businesses (the band collectively owns and operates hometown Omaha’s mainstay bar/venue, O’Leaver’s). The band even launched their own label, 15 Passenger, through which they’re steadily reissuing their remastered back catalogue, as well as new albums by Kasher, Campdogzz, and David Bazan and Sean Lane. And like many others, the band members have been caught up in the inescapable state of confusion and instability that plagues their home country, and seems to grow more chaotic with each passing day.

Nov
2
Fri
Young the Giant, Lights
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm

Formerly known as the Jakes, Young the Giant began making eclectic indie rock in Irvine, California, where they all met each other during high school. Following graduation, the guys ditched their respective bands and formed their own outfit, drawing upon their European and Middle Eastern roots to forge a worldly, summery sound. Although the boys left Orange County shortly thereafter to attend different colleges, they continued making music together, eventually deciding to put school on hold and focus on the group instead. The decision wasn’t in vain; by early 2009, they were opening for Kings of Leon and playing shows at South by Southwest. Several months later, they were signed to Roadrunner Records.

  

The Jakes changed their name in January 2010 and began working on an album with producer Joe Chiccarelli, tracking most of the songs at Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles. Featuring cameos by My Morning Jacket’s Bo Koster and Jellyfish’s Roger Manning, the self-titled debut was released digitally later that year. Worldwide promotion of the album continued well into 2011, as it took until the summer to make it physically available in most territories. Numerous TV appearances — most notably a performance on the MTV Video Music Awards show — helped to propel the album and accompanying single ‘My Body’ into the U.S., U.K., Dutch, and Italian charts.

   

Sessions for a second full-length began with producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen in summer 2013. The resulting album, the heavier Mind Over Matter, arrived in January 2014. The album fared well enough to reach number seven on Billboard’s Top 200, and Young the Giant toured heavily in support of it over the following two years. In April 2016, ‘Amerika,’ the lead single from their forthcoming third LP, was debuted. The album, titled Home of the Strange, was slated for a late summer release.

Nov
6
Tue
Walk Off The Earth
Nov 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Walk Off The Earth is an unconventional, multi-talented five-piece musical phenomena that is currently taking the world by storm. Based in Burlington, Ontario (just outside of Toronto), their brilliant 5-people-playing-one-guitar interpretation of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” recently exploded on Youtube garnering well over 35 million views in under 2 weeks. The massive fan response quickly drew attention to their collection of innovative songs and videos spanning their last 5 years and generated an unprecedented flood of media interest. New fans from around the world immediately fell in love with the band’s organic, independent, sincere and honest original songwriting, cover interpretations and beautifully filmed videos. For the past 5 years, the band has built a massive following of dedicated fans from around the world through their unique and heartwarming approach to songwriting, filming and constant, open interaction with everyone their music touches.

The Fillmore Is A General Admission Standing Room Only Venue Unless Otherwise Noted. Doors open at 7pm & show begins at 8pm! Ticket prices will increase the day of the show. All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service fees via all points of sale.

Nov
7
Wed
Bad Bad Hats, Party Nails
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm

Bad Bad Hat:

Bad Bad Hats is an indie rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band consists of Kerry Alexander, Chris Hoge, and Connor Davison. Named for a trouble-making character from the Madeline children’s books, Bad Bad Hats is defined by a balance of sweet and sour. Their music honors classic pop songwriting, with nods to nineties rock simplicity and pop-punk frivolity. Through it all, Alexander’s unflinchingly sincere lyrics cut to the emotional heart of things.

Alexander and Hoge met while attending Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In 2012, they formed Bad Bad Hats with friend and bassist Noah Boswell, and began performing around the Twin Cities. That same year, they were signed by Minneapolis label Afternoon Records. Their 2015 debut album Psychic Reader caught the attention of outlets including The New Yorker, NPR, Pitchfork, and Paste. Since the release of Psychic Reader, Bad Bad Hats has toured the U.S. extensively, supporting artists including Margaret Glaspy, Hippo Campus, and Third Eye Blind.

Lightning Round, the band’s second full-length album, finds Bad Bad Hats more confident and mature than ever. Producer and collaborator Brett Bullion (who also produced Psychic Reader) encouraged the group to record live in the studio, an approach which pushed the band outside of their comfort zone and lends many songs on the record a loose, organic feel. There is a vulnerability in this (fluttering tape loops, a few wrong notes) and it makes the music on the new album feel as honest and unpredictable as Alexander’s lyrics. In this spontaneous environment, Hoge, who is known to play every instrument in the band, delivers some of his most inspired musical performances yet.

As for Alexander, she’s still writing love songs, ones that recount with cinematic swell the subtle joy and pain of the everyday. Her vocals are supported by open, breathing arrangements that feature lush keyboard sounds and woody guitar tones. Davison was recruited to play drums on the album and became a full-time member in the process. His drumming and melodic contributions give the new songs a level of nuance not heard in previous releases.

Lightning Round marks the final release with contributions from original member Noah Boswell, who will be leaving the group this fall to pursue a master’s degree. Bad Bad Hats continues with Alexander, Hoge, and Davison. They have plans to tour the country this year.

 
Party Nails:
The appellation of New York native Elana Belle Carroll, derived the name while living in Brooklyn shortly after graduating from college. One night, while not-so-secretly scoping out a band name, she observed a group of girls pampering themselves before a party, and they just so happened to be painting their nails. “I liked the idea of girls doing their nails just to have a little more fun, just the tiniest detail in getting ready to go out,” Carroll told me.

Although Party Nails’ songs are pop-fueled, disco-driven fun, the lyrics come from a deeply intimate place that, when listened to carefully, can reveal themselves to be quite dark at times: “’Break’ is about that moment in a relationship when you know that it’s going to fall apart, but you’re so sorry.” Listening to her single with that knowledge makes the charismatic vocals and biting hooks all the more affecting.

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Panic! at The Disco
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Grammy-nominated band Panic! At The Disco today announced a second leg of their upcoming Pray For The Wicked North American arena tour that will kick off on January 10, 2019 in Buffalo, NY, and wrap on February 20, 2019 in Sacramento, CA. Produced by AEG Presents, the 28-city leg will feature support from Two Feet and an opener is to be announced. 

Panic! At The Disco will play Charlotte’s Spectrum Center on Tuesday January 22, 2019.  Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Friday, June 22 at 9am local time and general tickets will go on-sale to the public on Friday, June 22, at 12noon at spectrumcentercharlotte.com and PanicAtTheDisco.com, the Spectrum Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000. 

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