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My Morning Jacket, Lucius

Wed., July 29


If you were at Tegan and Sara’s concert at the Fillmore last year, you might have caught this indie-rock outfit opening up the night with a stellar set full of vocal harmonies. Lucius, fronted by Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, sings every bit of their songs together — never failing to produce a harmony as they present songs from their debut album, Wildewoman. Catch them on this night as the opening act for My Morning Jacket. (Jeff Hahne)


Uptown Amphitheatre (map)
1000 N.C. Music Factory Blvd.
phone 704-549-5555
My Morning Jacket, Lucius

Modern Primitives, GT, The Business People, Pleather

Wed., July 29, 10 p.m.


This is the last of the Charlotte garage-rock band’s July residency at Snug Harbor, so they’re making it a good one. Aside from their own talents, the bill is rounded out by GT (a trio based out of Birmingham, Alabama), and locals The Business People and Pleather. That last one — a newer project featuring Paint Fumes’ Elijah Von Cramen — has been hitting our radar often. (Jeff Hahne)


Snug Harbor (map)
1228 Gordon St.
Plaza Midwood
phone 704-333-9799

Lazyeyes, The Teen Age, America is a Mistake

Thu., July 30, 7 p.m.

LAZYEYES Lazyeyes, a three-piece shoegaze band, was formed in Brooklyn, by guitarist and vocalist Jason Abrishami, Paul Volpe on bass and Jeremy Sampson drums. Combining moody garage music with an emphasis on fast-paced guitar riffs, Lazyeyes propels audiences through dream-pop with their heads bobbing. This tour comes shortly after their self-released sophomore EP, New Year, which has been featured on BBC Radio and XM radio. (Riley Turner)


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Snug Harbor (map)
1228 Gordon St.
Plaza Midwood
phone 704-333-9799
Lazyeyes, The Teen Age, America is a Mistake

Geektopia Strikes Back

Fri., July 31, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

If you missed the first of this Sci-Fi-oriented event that’s geared towards geeks of all kinds, here’s your second chance to make up for lost time. The party is focused around a Star Wars theme. Dress in your geeky best to get in with a discount and to partake in a costume contest later in the night. DJ Torch and DJ Chemicals will be spinning tunes throughout the night and there will be gaming, drink specials and a live lightsaber duel. May the force be with you. (Anita Overcash) $5-$10

The Rabbit Hole (map)
1801 Commonwealth Ave.
Plaza Midwood

Pharr Rhoads

Fri., July 31, 10 p.m.


This Charlotte country rock quintet is hard at work on their debut album — in the meantime, they’re touring around the Southern states performing a mix of the genre — from rock to old-school to pop-leaning. They’ll cover Jason Aldean as quickly as Johnny Cash mixed in with their originals. They’re quickly gaining a regional following thanks to their broad range of styles, so be sure to catch this group on the way up. (Jeff Hahne)

Bootlegger's Saloon & Dance Hall (map)
820 Hamilton Street
phone 980-938-6554
Pharr Rhoads

31st Annual Bon Odori Japanese Dance Festival

Sat., Aug. 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

It’s time to celebrate Japanese culture at this annual festival with food, music, dance, drumming and martial arts performances. Also, try using your hands for something other than chopsticks by constructing some origami and calligraphy at the craft stations. There’s also a traditional tea ceremony, flower arranging, and other contests throughout the day. For more information, visit (Anita Overcash) Free

Wells Fargo Atrium (map)
301 S. Tryon St.

Bloom III

Sat., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.

Don’t miss the third installment of this performance-arts-based showcase. It’s a hodge podge of performers, including belly dancers, fire throwers, contemporary dancers, aerialists, artists, musicians and more. It’s held at the Chop Shop, where there’s plenty of room for the shenanigans, which will have you ready to mark the fourth edition on your calendar. Hosted by Satarah — comprised of two ladies devoted to showcasing local talents. $15

Chop Shop (map)
399 E. 35th St.
phone 704-765-2467

Underhill Rose

Sat., Aug. 1, 7-10 p.m.


This Asheville-based folk trio captivates with their lyrical content as much as their stellar harmonies. Their music is embedded deep within Americana thanks to elements of folk, country, bluegrass and soul. The band formed in 2009 and has been developing a regional fanbase with its current lineup since 2011. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a night along the waterside out at the Whitewater Center. (Jeff Hahne)

Free with $5 parking

U.S. National Whitewater Center (map)
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
General Charlotte Area
phone 704-391-3900
Underhill Rose

The Best Match

Sun., Aug. 2, 3 & 7 p.m.

When a situation is life or death, you’d better bet there is going to be some quick, tough decision-making. That’s the case in this fresh play by Vanessa Friggers. The play is based around a successful doctor who is having a struggle related to both his past and his profession. On a side note, the show addresses medical issues and the importance of bone marrow donors. $12

Johnson C. Smith University (map)
100 Beatties Ford Road
Beatties Ford Road Corridor
phone 704-378-1000

Cindy Kaza Psychic Medium

Mon., Aug. 3, 8 p.m.

There’s no way to predict if Cindy Kaza, a psychic medium is legit or not. She’s been stopping in at venues to show off her clairvoyant abilities, which she honed at the Arthur Findlay School of Intuitive Sciences (we won’t blame you if you think of Hogwarts) in Stansted, England. Her one-night-only stop at The Comedy Zone offers two options: either be freaked out or laugh it off. (Anita Overcash) $20

The Comedy Zone Charlotte at NC Music Factory (map)
900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd., Suite B3
phone 980-321-4702

Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe, Dej Loaf

Tue., Aug. 4, 7 p.m.


It might be worth going to this show simply to see if Nicki Minaj talks about Taylor Swift, given their recent MTV-centered Twitter “chat.” Hopefully, that’s all in the past by then. Either way, Minaj is sure to take the stage showing off her ass as much as her rapping abilities. (Why else would she walk out in a thong and see-through bodysuit?) Feel free to sing along to “Anaconda” or “Baby Got Back,” which she uses samples of. (Jeff Hahne)


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PNC Music Pavilion (map)
707 Pavilion Blvd.
phone 704-549-5555
Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe, Dej Loaf

Machine Gun Kelly, King Los

Wed., Aug. 5, 8:30 p.m.


Bad-boy rapper and entertainer Machine Gun Kelly will be returning to the Q.C. for another energetic performance to follow up with his latest mixtape release, Black Flag, which is a freebie for all fans that can’t get enough of the Cleveland Wild Boy. Given the excitement fans had for his live show at Warped Tour a few years back, this should be a good one. Putting all of his energy into releasing back-to-back EP’s and performances, MGK shows no signs of slowing down. (Riley Turner)


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The Fillmore (map)
1000 N.C. Music Factory Blvd.
phone 704-549-5555

The Light Factory Members’ Exhibition

Through Aug. 7

For years, folks at The Light Factory have provided Charlotteans with exhibits and educational classes in the realm of contemporary art and photography. So, it’s no wonder that LF members should have an exhibition to show off the stuff that they’ve been creating.

The Light Factory (map)
1817 Central Ave.
Plaza Midwood
phone 704-333-9755

Prison Zoo

Through Aug. 14

Folks with a love for art and Forensic Files will find this new exhibit of works by interdisciplinary artist Alix Lambert to be a compelling look at crime and humanity. But there's more than finger prints to this exhibit, which takes its title from a claymation piece that Lambert worked on with other Charlotte filmmakers. Two animals share a cell in the flick that's designed to capture the essence of prison life. Free admission

McColl Center for Art + Innovation (map)
721 N. Tryon St.
phone 704-332-5535

Latin American Masters: The Quest of Printmaking

Through Aug. 21

Following LaCa’s two-year anniversary and an impressive showcase of works seen in its Collective exhibit comes this new exhibit that places an emphasis on printmaking. Works by five Latin American artists —Guillermo Kuitca, Fernando De Szyszlo, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Oswaldo Guayasamin and Wifredo Lam — will be on view. Reception on June 11, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Free admission

LaCa Projects (map)
1429 Bryant St.
FreeMore West
phone 704-837-1688
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