Calendar

Jun
27
Wed
Shrek The Musical
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

‘Once upon a time there was a little ogre named Shrek…’ and CPCC Summer Theatre brings him to the Halton stage for the enjoyment of the entire family this summer. Come along as our unlikely hero takes a journey alongside a wise-cracking Donkey to rescue a feisty princess who doesn’t want to be rescued. This hour-long adaptation of the award-winning film and stage production is filled with all of your favorite songs. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen fairy tale misfits and you’ve got an experience that your family will fondly remember for years to come! All sales final; no refunds.

une
27 – 10:00 AM
28 – 10:00 AM
29 – 10:00 AM
30 – 10:00 AM

July
2 – 10:00 AM
3 – 10:00 AM
5 – 10:00 AM
6 – 10:00 AM
7 – 10:00 AM

Courtney Lynn and Quinn at RuRu’s Tacos and Tequila
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fusing their deep love for soul, folk, and pop music both old and new, Courtney Lynn & Quinn create a style of sound that’s all their own. CLQ began in Charlotte, N.C in 2016 and have continued to make waves in the local and regional music scene. Courtney Lynn’s debut album Wander Years, released in 2017, has been recognized by radio stations, booking agents, music app developers, and television producers. Along with their original music, CLQ have become well known for their unique take on familiar songs during their captivating live performances. 

Guitar, Vocals / Courtney Lynn
Vocals, Percussion / Quinn Henderson
Drums / Steven Cornacchia

Olivia Martin at Caswell Station
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Olivia captures her most intimate feelings and life experiences in an 8 song story. Title track, “I’m a Song”, expresses her longing to find her way as an artist and as a person, coupled with her faith that God is leading her every step. Country feel of “Love is Paper,” raging electric guitar in “Tattoo,” and Singer Songwriter vibe of “Runaway Song” are authentic representations of where she is in her search for her sound. She invites you to join her in her musical journey as she shares songs of her heart with you.

 
Jun
28
Thu
Shrek The Musical
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

‘Once upon a time there was a little ogre named Shrek…’ and CPCC Summer Theatre brings him to the Halton stage for the enjoyment of the entire family this summer. Come along as our unlikely hero takes a journey alongside a wise-cracking Donkey to rescue a feisty princess who doesn’t want to be rescued. This hour-long adaptation of the award-winning film and stage production is filled with all of your favorite songs. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen fairy tale misfits and you’ve got an experience that your family will fondly remember for years to come! All sales final; no refunds.

une
27 – 10:00 AM
28 – 10:00 AM
29 – 10:00 AM
30 – 10:00 AM

July
2 – 10:00 AM
3 – 10:00 AM
5 – 10:00 AM
6 – 10:00 AM
7 – 10:00 AM

Jun
29
Fri
Shrek The Musical
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

‘Once upon a time there was a little ogre named Shrek…’ and CPCC Summer Theatre brings him to the Halton stage for the enjoyment of the entire family this summer. Come along as our unlikely hero takes a journey alongside a wise-cracking Donkey to rescue a feisty princess who doesn’t want to be rescued. This hour-long adaptation of the award-winning film and stage production is filled with all of your favorite songs. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen fairy tale misfits and you’ve got an experience that your family will fondly remember for years to come! All sales final; no refunds.

une
27 – 10:00 AM
28 – 10:00 AM
29 – 10:00 AM
30 – 10:00 AM

July
2 – 10:00 AM
3 – 10:00 AM
5 – 10:00 AM
6 – 10:00 AM
7 – 10:00 AM

Todd Johnson at Caswell Station
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Todd Johnson is recognized as a pioneer of the six-string electric bass. With his Zon signature model six-string bass, Todd has developed an innovative technique where he plays chord changes and bass lines simultaneously, plus his ability to play ‘chord melody’ gives him an uniquely rich and fuller sound that proves extremely useful in both solo and small combo work.

 

 

Hayes Carll
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

I’m a singer-songwriter.
I think “Lovers and Leavers” comes closer to reflecting that than any other record I’ve made.
I didn’t worry about checking boxes, making sure there was something here for everybody, or getting on the radio.
I just took some much needed deep breaths and let them out on tape.
It’s been a while since my last album by some measurements of time. Not “history of the universe time”, or “getting a bill through congress time”, but in the lives of dogs and recording artists, five years and fifty-three days is only a little less than an eternity.
I went through a divorce. I fell in love.
Changes were made, realizations were realized, and life was lived.
But, I kept on writing songs, on my own and with a cast of accomplished characters who combined their own stories and perspectives with mine.
Songs about my friends.
Songs about my son.
Songs about beginnings and endings.
Songs about songs.
Songs about acceptance and regret.
Songs about lovers and leavers.
With these songs in hand, I needed a co-conspirator to help me get them to you.
I called on Joe Henry, a gentleman poet and an elegant artist who seemed a trustworthy steward for my collection.
We recorded this record live in five days, using just an acoustic guitar, a mix of bass, percussion, pianos and organs, and a touch of pedal steel.
I didn’t have one song that I knew would be a sing along or would make people dance. I felt vulnerable in a way that I hadn’t in a long time. But I got what I wanted – a record with space, nuance, and room to breathe. It felt right for my art. It felt right for my life.
“Lovers and Leavers” isn’t funny or raucous. There are very few hoots and almost no hollers.
But it is joyous, and it makes me smile.
No, it’s not my “Blood on the Tracks,” nor is it any kind of opus.
It’s my fifth record — a reflection of a specific time and place.
It is quiet, like I wanted it to be.
Like I wanted to be.

Hayes Carll
January 1, 2016
Austin, TX.

www.hayescarll.com

TBA

Start Time: 8:00

https://www.facebook.com/events/789781917885130/

Jun
30
Sat
Shrek The Musical
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

‘Once upon a time there was a little ogre named Shrek…’ and CPCC Summer Theatre brings him to the Halton stage for the enjoyment of the entire family this summer. Come along as our unlikely hero takes a journey alongside a wise-cracking Donkey to rescue a feisty princess who doesn’t want to be rescued. This hour-long adaptation of the award-winning film and stage production is filled with all of your favorite songs. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen fairy tale misfits and you’ve got an experience that your family will fondly remember for years to come! All sales final; no refunds.

une
27 – 10:00 AM
28 – 10:00 AM
29 – 10:00 AM
30 – 10:00 AM

July
2 – 10:00 AM
3 – 10:00 AM
5 – 10:00 AM
6 – 10:00 AM
7 – 10:00 AM

Courtney Lynn and Quinn at Triple C Brewing
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fusing their deep love for soul, folk, and pop music both old and new, Courtney Lynn & Quinn create a style of sound that’s all their own. CLQ began in Charlotte, N.C in 2016 and have continued to make waves in the local and regional music scene. Courtney Lynn’s debut album Wander Years, released in 2017, has been recognized by radio stations, booking agents, music app developers, and television producers. Along with their original music, CLQ have become well known for their unique take on familiar songs during their captivating live performances. 

Guitar, Vocals / Courtney Lynn
Vocals, Percussion / Quinn Henderson
Drums / Steven Cornacchia

Breakfast Club
Jun 30 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Breakfast Club was an American musical group. Their biggest hit single was ‘Right on Track’, which peaked at no. 7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Visulite Theatre

Show starts at 9:00 (Doors open at 8:00)

Tickets are $10.00 advanced / $12.00 day of show

Jul
2
Mon
Shrek The Musical
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

‘Once upon a time there was a little ogre named Shrek…’ and CPCC Summer Theatre brings him to the Halton stage for the enjoyment of the entire family this summer. Come along as our unlikely hero takes a journey alongside a wise-cracking Donkey to rescue a feisty princess who doesn’t want to be rescued. This hour-long adaptation of the award-winning film and stage production is filled with all of your favorite songs. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen fairy tale misfits and you’ve got an experience that your family will fondly remember for years to come! All sales final; no refunds.

une
27 – 10:00 AM
28 – 10:00 AM
29 – 10:00 AM
30 – 10:00 AM

July
2 – 10:00 AM
3 – 10:00 AM
5 – 10:00 AM
6 – 10:00 AM
7 – 10:00 AM

Jul
3
Tue
Shrek The Musical
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

‘Once upon a time there was a little ogre named Shrek…’ and CPCC Summer Theatre brings him to the Halton stage for the enjoyment of the entire family this summer. Come along as our unlikely hero takes a journey alongside a wise-cracking Donkey to rescue a feisty princess who doesn’t want to be rescued. This hour-long adaptation of the award-winning film and stage production is filled with all of your favorite songs. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen fairy tale misfits and you’ve got an experience that your family will fondly remember for years to come! All sales final; no refunds.

une
27 – 10:00 AM
28 – 10:00 AM
29 – 10:00 AM
30 – 10:00 AM

July
2 – 10:00 AM
3 – 10:00 AM
5 – 10:00 AM
6 – 10:00 AM
7 – 10:00 AM

Jul
5
Thu
Shrek The Musical
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

‘Once upon a time there was a little ogre named Shrek…’ and CPCC Summer Theatre brings him to the Halton stage for the enjoyment of the entire family this summer. Come along as our unlikely hero takes a journey alongside a wise-cracking Donkey to rescue a feisty princess who doesn’t want to be rescued. This hour-long adaptation of the award-winning film and stage production is filled with all of your favorite songs. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen fairy tale misfits and you’ve got an experience that your family will fondly remember for years to come! All sales final; no refunds.

une
27 – 10:00 AM
28 – 10:00 AM
29 – 10:00 AM
30 – 10:00 AM

July
2 – 10:00 AM
3 – 10:00 AM
5 – 10:00 AM
6 – 10:00 AM
7 – 10:00 AM

Jul
6
Fri
Shrek The Musical
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

‘Once upon a time there was a little ogre named Shrek…’ and CPCC Summer Theatre brings him to the Halton stage for the enjoyment of the entire family this summer. Come along as our unlikely hero takes a journey alongside a wise-cracking Donkey to rescue a feisty princess who doesn’t want to be rescued. This hour-long adaptation of the award-winning film and stage production is filled with all of your favorite songs. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen fairy tale misfits and you’ve got an experience that your family will fondly remember for years to come! All sales final; no refunds.

une
27 – 10:00 AM
28 – 10:00 AM
29 – 10:00 AM
30 – 10:00 AM

July
2 – 10:00 AM
3 – 10:00 AM
5 – 10:00 AM
6 – 10:00 AM
7 – 10:00 AM

Jul
7
Sat
Shrek The Musical
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

‘Once upon a time there was a little ogre named Shrek…’ and CPCC Summer Theatre brings him to the Halton stage for the enjoyment of the entire family this summer. Come along as our unlikely hero takes a journey alongside a wise-cracking Donkey to rescue a feisty princess who doesn’t want to be rescued. This hour-long adaptation of the award-winning film and stage production is filled with all of your favorite songs. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen fairy tale misfits and you’ve got an experience that your family will fondly remember for years to come! All sales final; no refunds.

une
27 – 10:00 AM
28 – 10:00 AM
29 – 10:00 AM
30 – 10:00 AM

July
2 – 10:00 AM
3 – 10:00 AM
5 – 10:00 AM
6 – 10:00 AM
7 – 10:00 AM

Jul
8
Sun
Courtney Lynn and Quinn at Thomas St. Tavern
Jul 8 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 9 @ 11:30 pm

Fusing their deep love for soul, folk, and pop music both old and new, Courtney Lynn & Quinn create a style of sound that’s all their own. CLQ began in Charlotte, N.C in 2016 and have continued to make waves in the local and regional music scene. Courtney Lynn’s debut album Wander Years, released in 2017, has been recognized by radio stations, booking agents, music app developers, and television producers. Along with their original music, CLQ have become well known for their unique take on familiar songs during their captivating live performances. 

Guitar, Vocals / Courtney Lynn
Vocals, Percussion / Quinn Henderson
Drums / Steven Cornacchia

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
21
Sat
Jupiter Coyote
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In the course of their 27 year history, Jupiter Coyote has played over five thousand shows, traveled everywhere and done just about everything a touring band can do. The innovative group has independently sold well over half a million CDs, tens of thousands of downloads, and who knows how many bootlegs loose to fans for free. JC is brand name and still trucking along, despite today’s ever-changing, increasingly unpredictable music scene.
JC plays it the way they feel it — with little regard as to where they fall between the cracks of what is considered trendy and fashionable. A band prolific in its writing, skilled in its musicianship and congenial in its nature, they remain the prototype of the truly independent band.
Coyote has shared the stage with The Allman Brothers Band, Dave Matthews, Widespread Panic, String Cheese, The Radiators and Kansas just to name a few. They have played large festivals from coast to coast, including: High Sierra Music Fest in California, Charlotte’s Center City Fest, Atlanta’s Mid-Town, Birmingham’s City Stages, Asheville’s Bele Chere and The Magnolia Fest in Live Oak, Fla.
The group traces its roots to Brevard, N.C., where childhood friends Matthew Mayes (guitar, guijo, vocals) and John Felty (vocals, guitars) decided in 1990 to pursue a career in music. The duo headed to Athens, Ga., where they joined forces with bassist Sanders Brightwell. Steve Trismen (vocals, fiddle) joined the fold in 1999. A native of Boulder, Colo., Trismen’s playing melded neatly into the band’s sound and gave Coyote a new on-stage dynamic. Tasteful and intense, the group’s jams extend higher and the melodies — combined with Mayes’ guijo (banjo neck, Stratocaster body) and Felty’s slide guitar — create a revolutionary sound truly all their own. Lot’s of vocal harmony and clever song writing set these guys apart from the rest of the banal, jam band pack. There is no band that sounds like Jupiter Coyote.
In essence, Jupiter Coyote is a musical stew with members adding their own individual flavor to the mix. The band is the new twist in southern rock and they deliver it with a relaxed, worldly view. Their sound has been labeled “Mountain Rock” — a mixture of Southern Appalachian boogie, bluegrass-infused, funk-rock.
www.jupitercoyote.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/337565130091145/

Jul
23
Mon
Fantastic Negrito
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fantastic Negrito is a man’s truth told in the form of black roots music. Each song a real story about a musician from Oakland who experienced the highs of a million dollar record deal, the lows of a near fatal car accident that left him in a coma, and is now in the phase of rebirth — despite his playing hand being mangled.

After taking a long break, Negrito returned to music in 2014, performing in front of BART stations in Oakland and San Francisco to test his songs in front of ‘people who didn’t want to hear them.’ He realized if he could connect with them and get them to stop, he was on to something.

From there things started to move — winning NPR’s inaugural Tiny Desk Contest in 2015; performing with Sturgill Simpson, Solange, Chris Cornell and Temple of the Dog; and ultimately winning the Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues album in 2017, for his debut full-length album The Last Days of Oakland. The first single from his new album Please Don’t Be Dead will be released March 23.

When you listen to Negrito, you’re invited to hear the story of life after destruction. For anyone who ever felt like it was over yet hoped it wasn’t, this is your music.
www.fantasticnegrito.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1884315541865332/

Jul
24
Tue
Courtney Lynn and Quinn at Brazwell’s Premium Pub
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fusing their deep love for soul, folk, and pop music both old and new, Courtney Lynn & Quinn create a style of sound that’s all their own. CLQ began in Charlotte, N.C in 2016 and have continued to make waves in the local and regional music scene. Courtney Lynn’s debut album Wander Years, released in 2017, has been recognized by radio stations, booking agents, music app developers, and television producers. Along with their original music, CLQ have become well known for their unique take on familiar songs during their captivating live performances. 

Guitar, Vocals / Courtney Lynn
Vocals, Percussion / Quinn Henderson
Drums / Steven Cornacchia

Jul
27
Fri
Courtney Lynn and Quinn at Piedmont Social House
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fusing their deep love for soul, folk, and pop music both old and new, Courtney Lynn & Quinn create a style of sound that’s all their own. CLQ began in Charlotte, N.C in 2016 and have continued to make waves in the local and regional music scene. Courtney Lynn’s debut album Wander Years, released in 2017, has been recognized by radio stations, booking agents, music app developers, and television producers. Along with their original music, CLQ have become well known for their unique take on familiar songs during their captivating live performances. 

Guitar, Vocals / Courtney Lynn
Vocals, Percussion / Quinn Henderson
Drums / Steven Cornacchia

Aug
4
Sat
Big Mammas House of Burlesque Presents Make A Merkin Great Again
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Big Mammas House of Burlesque
8/4/18
Visulite Theatre

Big Mammas House of Burlesque is the Largest, Longest Running, Award Winning Burlesque and Variety show in the Southeast USA. Founded in 2006 by Deana Pendragon,the show and its performers have won multiple awards, crowns, and accolades for performances and costuming throughout the years making it: ‘Not Your Average Thong and Dance.

www.bigmammasproductions.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1703123673105241/

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
11
Sat
Natalie Prass
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

8/11/18
Natalie Prass
Visulite Theatre

The songs were written, the band was ready, and the studio was booked. Fans and critics alike were eagerly awaiting the follow-up to Natalie Prass’s 2015 self-titled breakout album, a collection hailed by NPR as ‘a majestic debut,’ but perhaps no one was more eager for record number two than Prass herself. She’d waited what felt like a lifetime to release that first album and then toured the world relentlessly behind it, sharing bills with the likes of Fleet Foxes and The War on Drugs on her way to becoming one of the year’s most talked-about artists. By the time recording sessions were scheduled to begin, she was absolutely dying to launch the next chapter, which made what happened next all the more shocking: she scrapped the whole thing.
‘The record was ready to go, and then the election happened,’ explains Prass. ‘I was devastated. It made me question what it means to be a woman in America, whether any of the things I thought were getting better were actually improving, who I am and what I believe in. I knew I would be so upset with myself if I didn’t take the opportunity to say some of the things that meant so much to me, so I decided to rewrite the record. I needed to make an album that was going to get me out of my funk, one that would hopefully lift other people out of theirs, too, because that’s what music is all about.’
The result is ‘The Future And The Past,’ a stunning work of art and a powerful feminist statement from an artist who’s only just begun to tap into the full range of her considerable powers. Reuniting Prass with producer and long-time friend Matthew E. White, the album is at once celebratory and defiant, capturing all the joy, frustration, fear and hope inherent in modern womanhood as it synthesizes the influence of everything from vintage gospel and 80’s pop to 90’s R&B and Brazilian Tropicália. Prass displays a rare gift for transcending time and place in her songwriting, tapping into age-old struggles for autonomy and equality that resonate profoundly in the present.
Though she’d been honing her craft and paying her dues for years, Prass first emerged to international acclaim in 2015, when her debut record earned its rightfully rapturous reception. Rolling Stone swooned for the Virginia native’s ‘beguiling voice and refined taste,’ while Pitchfork praised her album as a ‘smoldering perspective on passionate romance,’ and The New Yorker simply called it ‘timeless.’ She appeared on the Martin Scorsese-helmed HBO series Vinyl, performed on the BBC’s Later With Jools Holland, and CBS This Morning, and racked up more than ten million streams on Spotify. Before long, she was headlining dates around the world and playing festival stages from Bonnaroo and Rock En Seine to End Of The Road and Forecastle.
Once touring for the album had wrapped up, Prass took a stab at writing in new cities with fresh faces, spending time in London, LA, and Nashville, but it only served to reinforce the feeling that she belonged back home in Richmond. There, she holed up with White for intensive creative sessions as she attempted to work through the difficult existential questions she found herself facing in a country that expected women to be seen and not heard.
‘I went over to his house every single day, and we’d work from 10am to 5pm straight just writing and listening and talking,’ she explains. ‘It was very therapeutic for me, and I think it actually helped Matt to understand my point of view as a woman, too.’
Recorded once again at White’s Spacebomb Studios, the album showcases both a new political depth to Prass’s songwriting and a bold willingness to follow her muse wherever it leads. While her debut was marked by elaborate horn and string arrangements, ‘The Future And The Past’ finds Prass stripping her songwriting back to its most essential elements. Groove reigns supreme as she channels Dionne Warwick and Janet Jackson and lets her dazzling vocals dance across funky instrumental arrangements. Album opener ‘Oh My’ sounds like a lost slice of 80’s gold, complete with off-kilter Talking Heads-esque guitar, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find a song that’s pure 2018 as Prass sings, ‘Seems like every day we’re losing when we choose to read the news.’ Losing’s not an option, though, and Prass makes it abundantly clear that women won’t even entertain the notion of moving backwards. On ‘Ain’t Nobody’ she confidently promises that there ‘ain’t nobody can take this from our hands,’ while the soulful, swaggering ‘Sisters’ plays out like a mission statement for the entire album, as Prass and a chorus of female backup singers proclaim, ‘I wanna say it loud / for all the ones held down / we gotta change the plan.’
‘I didn’t want to point any fingers, and I didn’t want to sound desperate or defeated,’ she explains. ‘I wanted to stay positive and joyful. The world’s obviously not perfect, but there’s nothing we can’t do if we love and support each other. It was really important to me that these songs make people feel that way.’
It’s a principle that guides Prass throughout the album, no matter her subject material. On ‘Short Court Style,’ she taps into Diana Ross disco and reflects on the bliss a healthy relationship can bring, while the hypnotic ‘Hot For The Mountain’ assures all the outcasts and misfits that they’re not alone, and the playful ‘Never Too Late’ conjures up a world where a wish upon a star can bring back lost love. Even in the album’s darker moments, like the Karen Carpenter-inspired ballad ‘Far From You’ or the cooing pop gem ‘Nothing To Say,’ Prass refuses to let go of her rebelliously optimistic streak. ‘I will never kneel when power is in fear and aimed upon me,’ she sings on the South American-influenced ‘Ship Go Down,’ adding ‘no no I am never drowning’ in a breathy delivery that’s light as a feather and tough as nails.
Ultimately, ‘The Future And The Past’ is a record that’s about neither of those things. Instead, it’s about womanhood and the modern world and the things we can do right this very moment to make them both better through love and support and camaraderie. The album may have been born out of deep doubt and disappointment, but it insists on faith and optimism, and it succeeds because Prass leads by example, embracing her femininity on her own indomitable terms. ‘Music’s supposed to make you feel better,’ she reflects, and in that respect alone, she’s created a genuine triumph.

https://www.facebook.com/events/215312265939997/

Aug
18
Sat
Courtney Lynn and Quinn at Aria’s Tuscan Grille
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Fusing their deep love for soul, folk, and pop music both old and new, Courtney Lynn & Quinn create a style of sound that’s all their own. CLQ began in Charlotte, N.C in 2016 and have continued to make waves in the local and regional music scene. Courtney Lynn’s debut album Wander Years, released in 2017, has been recognized by radio stations, booking agents, music app developers, and television producers. Along with their original music, CLQ have become well known for their unique take on familiar songs during their captivating live performances. 

Guitar, Vocals / Courtney Lynn
Vocals, Percussion / Quinn Henderson
Drums / Steven Cornacchia

Aug
22
Wed
Courtney Lynn and Quinn at Aria’s Tuscan Grille
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Fusing their deep love for soul, folk, and pop music both old and new, Courtney Lynn & Quinn create a style of sound that’s all their own. CLQ began in Charlotte, N.C in 2016 and have continued to make waves in the local and regional music scene. Courtney Lynn’s debut album Wander Years, released in 2017, has been recognized by radio stations, booking agents, music app developers, and television producers. Along with their original music, CLQ have become well known for their unique take on familiar songs during their captivating live performances. 

Guitar, Vocals / Courtney Lynn
Vocals, Percussion / Quinn Henderson
Drums / Steven Cornacchia

Aug
31
Fri
Courtney Lynn and Quinn at Piedmont Social House
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fusing their deep love for soul, folk, and pop music both old and new, Courtney Lynn & Quinn create a style of sound that’s all their own. CLQ began in Charlotte, N.C in 2016 and have continued to make waves in the local and regional music scene. Courtney Lynn’s debut album Wander Years, released in 2017, has been recognized by radio stations, booking agents, music app developers, and television producers. Along with their original music, CLQ have become well known for their unique take on familiar songs during their captivating live performances. 

Guitar, Vocals / Courtney Lynn
Vocals, Percussion / Quinn Henderson
Drums / Steven Cornacchia

Sep
11
Tue
Joseph
Sep 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Joseph
9/11/18
Visulite Theatre

I’M ALONE, NO YOU’RE NOT
There is nothing like the sound of siblings singing together. Whether it’s the Beach Boys or the Everly Brothers—or, more recently, First Aid Kit—absorbing the same breathing rhythms and speech patterns adds an element to vocal harmonies that can be pure magic. With the release of I’m Alone, No You’re Not, the mesmerizing, hypnotic sound of the trio known as Joseph—made up of sisters Allison, Meegan, and Natalie Closner—joins this elite company.
“It’s just second nature, like a fifth limb that’s already on you,” says first-born Natalie. “There’s an ability to anticipate what’s going to happen and blend with it. When Meegan and Allison sing, they know exactly what I’m going to do and when.”
But the Closners didn’t actually start singing together when they were growing up in Oregon, the children of artistic parents (their dad was a jazz singer and drummer, their mom a theater teacher). Natalie was the performer—“the older sister who stood on the edge of the fireplace and told everyone, ‘Watch me!,’“ she says. Twins Meegan and Allison stayed out of her lane, joining in for their mother’s musical theater productions but otherwise avoiding the spotlight.
When Natalie was in college, she began pursuing music more seriously. The summer before her senior year, she went to Nashville to check out the scene and work on her guitar playing and songwriting. She had recorded an EP and done a few rounds of touring when a friend sat her down one day.
“It was kind of dramatic,” she says, “He took me aside and said, ‘I don’t think you really believe in this.’ It stopped me in my tracks.” She thought deeply about the music she was making and had a curious epiphany; she decided to ask her sisters if they would consider singing with her.
Initially, they didn’t really get it. “We thought she was asking us to be background singers, so we didn’t take it that seriously,” says Allison. “It was more commitment than I was expecting—I even tried to leave at one point, but after a while, I was convinced.”
A transformation occurred when the Closners were in the process of recording their first album, Native Dreamer Kin. At the time, they were calling themselves Dearborn, but their producer felt that the name didn’t fit the strength of the music. They went to visit their grandfather Jo, in the eastern Oregon town of Joseph. Allison made a playlist for the trip and called it “Joseph,” which is what influenced the band’s name.
“Once she said it, it just hit us all—that’s what this is and who we are, these are the sounds of the land that we’ve lived on,” says Natalie.
With this new sense of themselves, Meegan and Allison began taking a more active role in the group’s songwriting. Meegan notes that while the process was a “totally new journey” for her, it felt similar to the candor and vulnerability of her long-time journaling—just “pulling out the gold and arranging that into neater lines.”
She and Natalie both point to the song “Honest” as a keystone for the development of I’m Alone, No You’re Not. “We were trying really hard to write a song, but nothing was coming,” recalls Natalie. “One night, Meegan was working on some lyrics and getting frustrated, so she wrote in the margin of the page, ‘I can’t say a true thing. It’s hard to be that honest.’ Immediately after that, her most honest sentence spilled out—‘There’s always two thoughts, one after the other: I’m alone. No, you’re not.’ And she thought, ‘Oh, there’s the song.’ “
Meanwhile, the group was cultivating a devoted fan base in the most traditional ways possible: touring the Western states playing living room shows, backyard parties, and secret house party gigs; reaching an audience directly through such platforms as Noisetrade; selling their self-released CD and building a loyal following step by step. By the time they were approached by ATO Records, Joseph had already built a strong community of fans on its own.
As they moved toward making their second record, the project took an additional turn when the Closners decided to work with some other songwriters in Los Angeles. “We were afraid of it at first because the songs were more pop than we were used to writing,” says Meegan, “but as we internalized them, they started becoming super-important to us.”
They point to “More Alive Than Dead,” co-written with Ethan Gruska, as an example of these contributions. “That song describes an experience with a partner where you have hard things in your combined past,” says Natalie. “You’re haunted by them until you realize that those things are dead, and as long as you dwell on them, you’re missing the real live person in front of you.”
She adds, though, that Gruska was critical in clarifying and sharpening the nuanced emotion of the lyric. “When Ethan sent us back the demo, I lost it, He was able to see the heart of the song and bring it out, cut to the core of what I was trying to say.”
Finally, the women of Joseph recorded the album with acclaimed producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Jenny Lewis, First Aid Kit) at his studio in Omaha. He was able to open up their expansive, evocative vocal sound with powerful and striking arrangements, adding depth while highlighting their haunting intensity.
“This was our first time doing a recording like this,” says Natalie, “and we learned so much about creativity. Mike is a genius, and he’s just a total maniac as a musician, so he took these bare bones songs and brought them to life with lush, gorgeous textures and sounds.”
The initial reaction to the music on I’m Alone, No You’re Not has been remarkable. Joseph was selected as a #SpotifySpotlight artist, and booked for festivals including Bonnaroo, Pickathon, and Sasquatch even prior to the release of the single “White Flag,” a song inspired by an article predicting a massive earthquake for the Pacific Northwest.
“Reading that created a heaviness that was making us jumpy, scared, and miserable,” says Natalie. “It became clear we had two options: be scared and cowering, backing away from the world into paralysis, or keep moving and live. Defy fear. Wear peace. Find better ways to love the people in our lives instead of huddling together like frightened sheep thinking about earthquakes.”
Most rewarding for the Closner sisters has been feeling the audience response to the new songs, as they tour supporting such artists as James Bay and Amos Lee. “This is really when you learn what’s special about a song, or if it’s special,” says Natalie. “It’s this crazy firecracker thing that happens—‘Am I feeling something? Is anyone? What is this song, what does it do, which parts make the most sense?’
“It really is about connection with people, and we’re so grateful we’ve gotten the chance to do that. This has been a totally wild journey, and we’re constantly blown away with possibility of what could be.
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Sep
28
Fri
CAAMP
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Evan plays the banjo, Taylor plays the guitar and together they slam stages as the power duo, Caamp. The childhood friends have been writing songs since 2012 and began performing as Caamp in 2015. In March of 2016, the duo released their self-titled, debut record that has since put them on the map. Caamp is known for their heartfelt sound, and authentic live shows that leave their loyal crowds with hearts pounding. From supporting Rainbow Kitten Surprise on a string of dates, to selling out their own headlining shows in a matter of months, Caamp is connecting with audiences the old fashioned way while making their mark in the streaming world. Most importantly, Taylor and Evan are two good gentleman, writing good music, and plan on…Caamping til’ they croak.

 
 
 
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
18
Thu
Emanuel Ax
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Emanuel Ax is a Grammy-winning American classical pianist. He is a teacher on the faculty of the Juilliard School.

 

Nov
17
Sat
Southside Watt
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

‘Roots, Rock, Blues, Rap, and Country influences merged together to form a toe tapping and head bobbing show you have to see!  When brothers and friends starting combining their decades of musical performance and passion with Charlotte’s booming social scene, they discovered a recipe for music mash-ups that fans had never heard before. They took traditional bluegrass instruments, added beat dropping drums, a screaming hot ’52 telecaster, and hypnotizing lyrics and harmonies, and found their fans dancing, drinking, and grooving along like no other band in Charlotte!

 

Their life-long beloved friend, Sabrina Watt, booked the band for their first paying gig at a Cystic Fibrosis charity event. Without an official name, she dubbed them ‘The Accidentals’.  As years went by, ‘The Accidentals’ formed a monthly happy hour every second Saturday at Sugar Creek Brewing Company on Southside Drive. Every second Saturday from 2:00 – 5:00 loyal fans came out to get transported from the mundane to the madness!

 

As ‘The Accidentals’ got tighter and the grooves got deeper, the boys headed to FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama to record some original tunes.  There the history, the magic, and the famous water from the Tennessee River created a sound they are proud to call their own.  During the production process, it was discovered that another ‘The Accidentals’ band existed and the boys were forced to change their name.  They looked to the 2 things that brought them to that point (Sabrina Watt and Southside Drive) and Southside Watt was born.

 

Sabrina’s life ended far too soon, and she is deeply missed. Southside Watt will always remember her impact on this world, and a portion of the proceeds from our shows are donated to Cystic Fibrosis research in her honor.

 

So come out and see ‘The Greatest Band that Never Practices’, and be a part of what will truly be a unique, one of a kind show, that is not found anywhere else! 

Dec
19
Wed
Vienna Boys’ Choir
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Vienna Boys’ Choir or Vienna Choir Boys is a choir of boy sopranos and altos based in Vienna, Austria. It is one of the best known boys’ choirs in the world. The boys are selected mainly from Austria, but also from many other countries. 

 

Jan
9
Wed
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is a classical music chamber orchestra based in New York City. They have won several Grammy Awards. It is known for its collaborative leadership style in which the musicians, not a conductor, interpret the score.

 

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