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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

God Save the Queen City announces 2015 lineup

Posted By on Wed, May 13, 2015 at 5:01 PM

God Save the Queen City has announced a three-day music-filled event featuring an array of national and local bands for its 2015 edition. The event, which started with huge success in 2011, has tried a variety of formats over the years — three days, two days, etc.

Here's what they have planned for 2015: 

Evening Muse, 8 p.m.

Ravenna Colt, Water Liars, Amigo, Justin Fedor

Chop Shop, 8 p.m.

Diarrhea Planet, Kansas Bible Company, Water Liars, Pujol, Ancient Cities, Bubonik Funk, Music Band, Jr. Astronomers

N.C. Music Factory, 3 p.m.

Temperance League, Pullman Strike, Black Market, The Sammies, Hungry Girl, Giant Squid Squad

The Fillmore, 7 p.m.

Dean Ween Group, Futurebirds, Benji Hughes, Alternative Champs

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Concert announcements: Geto Boys, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah

Posted By on Tue, May 12, 2015 at 11:14 AM

Here's a quick rundown of some recently announced concerts:

* Geto Boys will be at Knocturnal at Snug Harbor on June 8. Tickets are available now.

* Raekwon & Ghostface Killah at the Fillmore on July 25. Tickets on sale May 15.

* Earl Sweatshirt will be at Amos' Southend on Aug. 27. Tickets are on sale now.

* Lindi Ortega will be at the Double Door Inn on Aug. 15. Tickets are on sale now.

* Stephen Stills will be at the Neighborhood Theatre on July 14. Tickets on sale on May 15.

* Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and special guest Doyle Bramhall II at the Uptown Amphitheatre on July 15. Tickets on sale on May 15.

* Merle Haggard at the Belk Theater on June 30. Tickets on sale now.

* Jill Andrews returns to the Evening Muse on June 20. Tickets are on sale now.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

U.S. National Whitewater Center's River Jam schedule announced

Posted By on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 11:48 AM

The U.S. National Whitewater Center has announced a whole bunch of concert and festival lineups in recent days. Here's a quick look of what's happening for the venue's River Jam series, Memorial Day Celebration, Brew Stash Bash and Fourth of July events:

4 p.m. - Packway Handle Band
6 p.m. - Big Daddy Love
8 p.m. - The Infamous Stringdusters

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Speed Street announces 2015 performers

Posted By on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 9:47 AM

It wasn't too long ago that Speed Street was getting some pretty big names to headline their free Uptown festival, with multiple bands on multiple stages. Well, that was then ...

The 600 Festival Association announced the performers for this year's Circle K and Kangaroo Speed Street (the new sponsors were announced earlier this week), and I can't imagine people are going to get overly excited for this year's options. Maybe it's just me? What are your thoughts?

Thursday, May 21
8:30 p.m. - Appetite for Destruction, the Ultimate Guns & Roses Experience
10:30 p.m. - Departure, a Journey tribute band

Friday, May 22
9 p.m. - Parmalee
10:30 p.m. - Corey Smith

Saturday, May 23
9 p.m. - Craig Wayne Boyd (winner of The Voice)
10:30 p.m. - Dennis DeYoung and the music of Styx

Well, at least there are still games to play and NASCAR drivers to meet. A PNC Speed Street 5K will also be held on May 23.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Fridays at the Factory, other concert announcements

Posted By on Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:23 AM

We've been a bit critical of the Fridays at the Factory lineups in the past as they've leaned toward a rotating cast of '90s one-hit wonders and hesitated from pushing the envelope... so we have to give credit to those in charge for stepping up their game for this year's edition.

From South Carolina folk duo Shovels & Rope to sacred steel jammers Robert Randolph and the Family Band to Southern rockers North Mississippi Allstars, Friday Live at the Factory is ready to leave their mark on the summer concert season. The schedule is:

May 8 - Robert Randolph and the Family Band with Chris Cook and the Heartless Road Band
May 15 - Who's Band, The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band
May 22 - Cracker with Temperance League
May 29 - Misterwives
June 5 - Shovels and Rope with Flatland Tourists
June 12 - North Mississippi Allstars with The Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project
June 19 - Cowboy Mouth with Of Good Nature
June 26 - Surfer Blood with The Black Cadillacs

Advance tickets are $8 and a season pass is $50.

Other recently announced concerts include:

* Shinedown with Nothing More at Ovens Auditorium (?) on July 29. Tickets on sale Friday, April 17.

* Counting Crows with Citizen Cope and Hollis Brown at the Uptown Amphitheatre on Aug. 10. Tickets on sale Friday, April 17.

* Sublime with Rome (more like Sublime's bassist with some other guys...) with Rebelution, Pepper and Mickey Avalon at the Uptown Amphitheatre on Aug. 11. Tickets on sale Monday, April 20.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Reverb Fest, Snug 600 announce lineups

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 12:07 PM

Here's a quick rundown of recent concert announcements for the Charlotte area:

* Reverb Fest, a benefit for Drums for Cures, will be held at the Neighborhood Theatre on May 16. The lineup includes Beach Fossils, Elvis Depressedly, Yardwork, Jackson Scott, The Mineral Girls, Family Bike, Aggrocragg and Shell.

* The Snug 600 taking place at Snug Harbor on May 22 and 23 has announced its lineups. The Poontanglers, Viajando, No Anger Control and the Gore Gore Luchadores will perform on Friday night. Jesse Clasen, Zack Mexico and Spirit System will perform on Saturday night.

* Rob Thomas will perform at the Uptown Amphitheatre with Plain White Ts on July 28. Tickets go on sale on April 3.

* Ariana Grande will peform at Time Warner Cable Arena on July 21. Tickets go on sale on April 4.

* Van Halen will perform at PNC Music Pavilion on Sept. 11 with Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Tickets on sale April 3.

* Michael Franti & Spearhead at the Fillmore on June 25. Tickets on sale April 3.

* Primus with Dinosaur Jr. at the Fillmore on July 20. Tickets on sale April 3.

* 106.5 The End's Big Birthday Bash will be held at the Uptown Amphitheatre on June 6 featuring Cake, New Politics, Flagship and Big Data.

* 311 will perform at the Uptown Amphitheatre on July 24 with The Green. Tickets on sale April 10.

* Nicki Minaj announced her only Carolinas concert which will take place on Aug. 4 at PNC Music Pavilion. Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, Tinaashe and Dej Loaf are also on the bill.

* The Rolling Stones' closest concert will be in Raleigh on July 1. Tickets are expected to range from about $60-350 and go on sale April 13.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Silent Film to perform somewhere in Charlotte

Posted By on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 4:07 PM

A Silent Film has announced its Secret Rooms Tour, which includes a date in Charlotte on May 8. Here's the catch — the U.K.-based alt-rock duo hasn't announced where the show will take place... and that's kinda the point.

The Secret Rooms Tour is a series of intimate shows taking place in nontraditional venues around the country. Fans will need to go online between now and March 4 to register to purchase tickets.

The band will play new music as well as fan favorites and there will also be photo, autograph and conversation opportunities with the band throughout the night. Those who purchase tickets will also get their name in the new EP's liner notes, receive a signed poster from their show and a copy of the EP, New Year, when it's available on April 21.

Tickets for the event are $100 with a second ticket available for $50.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hozier already has Charlotte return planned

Posted By on Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 12:57 PM

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Though his March 12 concert at the Fillmore has been sold out for a while, don't worry if you don't have tickets. The singer-songwriter will return to Charlotte on June 17 with special guest Dawes. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 13.

Among the other concerts announced recently:

* Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit will perform at the U.S. National Whitewater Center on April 17.

* Barenaked Ladies with Violent Femmes and Colin Hay will be at the Uptown Amphitheatre on July 8. Tickets go on sale on Feb. 20.

* Dr. John & the Nite Trippers will play at Knight Theater on May 26. Tickets are on sale Friday, Feb. 13.

* Imagine Dragons will be at Time Warner Cable Arena with guests Metric on July 7. Tickets on sale on 2/17.

* Royal Blood will be at Amos' Southend on June 11.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival announces lineup

Posted By on Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 10:31 AM

Steep Canyon Rangers will headline the North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival in Rural Hill on May 8 and 9. Also on the lineup are Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Sol Driven Train, Town Mountain, Yarn, Brushfire Stankgrass, Dead 27s and Edward David Anderson. Tickets range from $26-$36 and camping packages are also available.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Billy Joel to play Time Warner Cable Arena in December

Posted By on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 11:48 AM

Billy Joel will perform at Time Warner Cable Arena on Dec. 5, according to an announcement at a press conference at the Arena today. Tickets will go on sale on Feb. 6.

The 65-year-old's appearance will be his first in Charlotte since a tour with Elton John in 2009. Joel is also set to headline the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June.

As part of the announcement, video was released of a few of the Charlotte Hornets doing some karaoke. Check it out:

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