It seems like several lifetimes ago when the Flaming Lips were a spikey acid punk band debuting at an Oklahoma trans club. The Lips catapulted to fame in the late ‘90s when they shed mind-warping discord for euphoric symphonic pop and founder Wayne Coyne’s increasingly personal – yet still psych-tinged – lyrics. They’ve also collaborated with Miley Cyrus and recorded a stripped down remake of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Credit them with staying weird despite success. $42.40-$49.15
Darnielle’s band, The Mountain Goats, have gone through various iterations from ferocious folk punk to literate layered compositions which border on jazz. Darnielle’s ominous yet empathetic outlook carries over to his other career as a writer. His first novel, Wolf in White Van, was a New York Times bestseller and a National Book Award nominee. He will be reading from his newest, Universal Harvester, which makes small town Iowa seem creepy as hell. $5-7.
Alive After Five is how Charlotte kick-starts the weekend every Thursday in style! As the largest weekly happy hour and free entertainment celebration, Alive After Five provides a destination for friends and co-workers to gather, unwind, and network while enjoying great live music, tasty beverages and a fun, casual atmosphere. With Epicentre’s prominent uptown location, whether you are walking, using many of the 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 2017. Freehttp://aliveafterfives.com/
Pet Wants Charlotte: The Urban Feed Store is bringing back its Ales & Tails series for Winter/Spring 2017! We are hitting all the cool spots, bringing you awesome all-natural treats and fresh, uniquely blended food for your pups, along with some great partners to make life with your pup spectacular. Find us next at NoDa Brewing Company on March 30th from 5:30 to 8:00pm. Plan on grabbing bite to eat from the TIN Kitchen food truck while you’re there, too.https://www.facebook.com/events/1843907089209913/?active_tab=about