The Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project is a fiery string band blending bluegrass, soul, reggae and rock n’ roll into a style uniquely their own. Respecting their Appalachian roots, these passionate multi-instrumentalists have a way of blending their harmonies and intricate string work in to something that appeals to a wide variety of listeners.
Come out and Jam with Hunter’s Travesty at Mac’s Speed Shop!
Formed in North Carolina in 2013 by multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Stephen Warwick, Ancient Cities melds well-crafted lyrics with fuzzed-out guitars, hints of psychedelia, and a pop sensibility.
Warwick gained noteriety in 2010 with his lof-fi folk endeavor titled Talking Machine, receiving local acclaim as best song-writer and landing on Shuffle Magazine’s top 10 list of best albums that year.
Seeking a new musicial outlet, Warwick headed back to the studio and enlisted friends to join him in the for . Towards the end of the recordings, Justin Fedor (The New Familiars) joined Warwick and the two set out as a duo for their first tour under the name Ancient Cities, after a dream Warwick had as a child. July 2014 marked the release of Ancient Cities’ self-titled debut album, and they expanded their live sound with the addition of Justin Faircloth (The Houston Brothers) on organ and synth.
They’ve been touring up and down the east coast for a few years playing club dates as well as festivals such as CMJ Music Marathon, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and the prestegious Newport Folk Festival’s 56th anniversary. They were one of three bands chosen by Converse to play Newport, as well as record at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Boston where they started work on their follow-up album Supermoon Blackout. Ancient Cities has been featured in the Vanity Fair and the Village Voice, as well as a series of live videos with famed music sites PASTE Magazine and Live & Breathing. You can catch them this summer/fall out on tour in support of their second album.
The U.S. National Whitewater River Center’s River Jam is a great way to spend your weekend! Free concerts take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from May 3th, 2018, to September 29th. The music will go from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission is free. Parking is $6 per car.
South End Location!
5000 Light Years Beyond the Speed of Sound (2016/17) (Nappystar Chocolates). Produced by long time collaborator and bass player “Big” Mike Mitschele, 5000 LightYears finds the classic full Leisure McCorkle band back at what they do best – making fantastic hook filled pop songs. Although clearly influenced b early Americana college rock and British alternative/Manchester/shoegazer styles, this full album marks a return to the art of emotive songwriting and clever lyrics. Leisure is currently on tour with the band solo in America and Europe to promote the album. It is available at live shows, and on iTunes and other digital music services.
Yacht Rock Revue is a tribute band which plays music from the 70’s, and also produces some of their original work. The members of the band have played alongside some really talented artists like Billy Joel, John Mayer, Noel Gallagher, Starbuck, Bon Jovi, as well as the Saturday Night Live Band. They are mainly known for their remarkable songs like ‘Can’t Wait for Summer,’ ‘Heart of Rock and Roll’ and ‘More than a Woman.’
Bryan Pierce hosts a weekly karaoke party to rock your face off & squeeze that last little bit of awesome out of the weekend!! Putting it down in the heart of your favorite hood! YES, it kicks off at 6pm so you early to bed types still have room on the clock for rock before the Sandman enters!!!
A 20-year transplant of Charlotte, Roots Rock artist Greg Lilley is a multi- instrumentalist who first … In 2009, he formed his first power trio ‘Greg Lilley & Co .
From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times a sort of mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro live—and you truly, absolutely must—the man is fearless.