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14
Aug 2014

Listen to the New Track from Gavin DeGraw

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By now you are familiar with New York-based Gavin DeGraw and his music. This is the new single from Gavin. His new album Finest Hour will be out October 7th. If you like this track, it is already available at all digital outlets.

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13
Aug 2014

Discover Sondre Lerche

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Sondre Lerche is Norwegian. Not that you couldn’t have figured it out from his name.

Despite his fame in his native Norway and critical reception of his 2002 album Faces Down in the States, a broader audience has been elusive.

2014 brings Bad Law to the States and it’s a very public exposition of his divorce last year from his actress/model/director wife.

The title track is the first single. Watch it below.If you are the remix type, listen to a remix of the track. Sondre’s also posted all the elements of the original on his soundcloud, so you can try your hand at remixing it yourself, if so inclined.


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12
Aug 2014

“Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating In The Future” is First Single from Stellar Motel

md-2_432_screenFormer Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty parted ways with the band years ago. It was an experience that scarred him and for years he didn’t want to talk about it or play the Soul Coughing songs. He’s moved on and he’s never been more creative.

Stellar Motel, his new release is fan-funded, heavily influenced by alternative hip-hop, and led by a track with a killer banjo riff.

It is due out September 16th.

Here is the track listing from Stellar Motel:

1. Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating in the Future
2. When the Night Is Long
3. Oh My God Yeah Fuck It (feat. Moon Hooch and Miss Eaves)
4. Raging On
5. Let Me Lie (feat. Big Dipper)
6. These Are Your Friends
7. Let’s Go To The Motherfucking Movies
8. The Champion (feat. MC Frontalot)
9. Pretty Wild (feat. Ash Wednesday, Clara Bizna$$, and Uncle Meg from
Hand Job Academy)
10. When You Come Home
11. 走馬灯 (feat. Kim from Uhnellys) *
12. This Is Change
13. To See the Sun Come Down (feat. Jay Boogie)
14. The Brightness
15. In The Rising Sun (feat. Laura Lee Bishop)
16. Better Days Come Around

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11
Aug 2014

First Single from New Album La Petite Morte

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James, the U.K. band, for most people begins and ends with their huge and hypersexual hit “Laid.”

While they are noted as being most successful in the early 1990′s during one of alternative’s boom periods, the band has been together and creating since the 1980′s, albeit with a break near the end of last decade.

James is experience a new creative spark and the U.K. is welcoming the new album with open arms. “Move On” is the first single from their soon to see shelves in the State (it’s been available already in their home market). The album is scheduled for US release September 16th.

If you sign up for their email list, the band is offering a free download of he new track “Interrogator” here.

The video for “Move On” is by  BAFTA winning animator Ainslie Henderson.

The band on the tracks of the forthcoming album:

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10
Aug 2014

Charlotte Date was August 27th with Chris Robinson; Tickets to be Refunded

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We’re not sure how many Grateful Dead fans we have with us, but we’re sharing the news we just got in.

From the band:

Circumstances have necessitated that all scheduled tour dates for Bob Weir & RatDog are being cancelled. This applies to all dates on the summer tour starting on Thursday, August 14 in Boston through September 14 in Nashville and also includes the Jamaica event in January of 2015.

LiveNation was presenting the band August 27th at the Uptown Ampthuitheatre in Charlotte and will be refunding all tickets for the show.

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10
Aug 2014

Discover PHOX

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With their sound, Monica Martin-led PHOX should be from the U.K. They aren’t. They’re from Southern Wisconsin. Baraboo, Wisconsin, to be exact. The “Circus City.”

They got their start playing the Madison music scene in 2013 and by September of that year, they were playing in London for the throngs at the iTunes Music Festival.

“Slow Motion” is the first track off their very first EP.


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Twitter
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09
Aug 2014

Selections Performed at the My Morning Jacket One Big Holiday 2014

Every year My Morning Jacket throws a heck of a post-New Year’s bash in Mexico. As you can see from the poster below, the line up for 2015 is pretty awesome and includes Band of Horses.

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The band has released for free download 5 tracks from 2014 including “Circuital” and “I’m Amazed.” You can grab the mp3s for free here.

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08
Aug 2014

Listen to “The End of the Affair” from Second Album  Due This Fall

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The U.K.’s Ben Howard has been hard at work on his second full-length release. He’s given us a chance to hear this preview of the album due in October. It’s not the official single, so we’ll all have to wait to see if he can follow up with the success of last year’s “Only Love.”

He’s announced tour dates for the UK starting in September and clearly in his home country his fans are eating it up, because they’ve mostly been instant sell outs. While he’s not reached that level of popularity here in the States, you never know.

 


 

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04
Aug 2014

The Wild Feathers to Tour in Fall; Watch “Left My Woman” Now

Nashville’s The Wild Feathers continue to tour on their debut album and this Fall will see them criss-crossing the United States with some international dates. So far, no return to the Capital City scheduled, but their itinerary only goes through Thanksgiving so far. If you are travelling this Fall, check out the dates here.

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The band has also release today their new video for “Left My Woman.” You catch it here first.

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01
Aug 2014

It’s a highly social way to start your weekend on South Carolina’s Main Street.

On the bill tonight:

Shallow Palace

Stagbriar

Bo White y Su Orquestra

Banditos

Learn more about tonight here.

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  • Thu
    21
    Aug
    2014

    Old Crow Medicine Show w/ Shovels & Rope

  • Fri
    22
    Aug
    2014

    Needtobreathe with The Oh Hellos

    Uptown Amphitheatre - Charlotte
  • Sat
    23
    Aug
    2014

    Reptar (Athens, Ga.) - Free Show

    Greene Street in front of USC Russell House
  • Wed
    03
    Sep
    2014

    Grouplove, Portugal. The Man and American Authors

    Uptown Amphitheatre - Charlotte
  • Fri
    05
    Sep
    2014

    The Blue Dogs - Music Farm Grand Opening

    Music Farm @ The Tin Roof - Columbia
  • Fri
    12
    Sep
    2014

    Demi Lovato

    PNC Music Pavillion Charlotte
  • Tue
    16
    Sep
    2014

    Kings of Leon, Kongos & Young the Giant

    PNC Music Pavillion Charlotte
  • Tue
    16
    Sep
    2014

    Washed Out & Those Lavender Whales

    Music Farm @ The Tin Roof - Columbia
  • Sun
    21
    Sep
    2014

    Marc Broussard

    Music Farm @ The Tin Roof - Columbia

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  • Thu
    21
    Aug
    2014

    LOL: EdVenture after Dark

    6:30 - 8:30

    A night of laughter in support of EdVenture Children’s Museum. Enjoy the side-splitting performances of local comedians, Wayne Cousins, Jenn Snyder, Topher Riddle, Joe Coughlin and John Gibson while River Rat Brewery serves up its  local brews. Tickets here.

    211 Gervais Street in the Vista

  • Sat
    23
    Aug
    2014

    Reptar (Athens, Ga.) - Free Show

    4-8:00 p

    Connect2Cola Fest

    Greene Street at the Russell House – Concert and vendors begin at 4pm.  Event ends at 8pm

    Enjoy some of the Midlands best local music and businesses.  Four local bands will be performing and the concert will be headlined by the band REPTAR!

    Performances:

    • newSC
    • FKMT
    • Concord America
    • She Returns from War
    • REPTAR

    Learn more here.

  • Sun
    24
    Aug
    2014

    WXRY Unsigned LIVE

    8-9p

    The best of local and regional music at the award-winning quintessential British Pub. Local beers on tap and English and International cuisine.

    Bower Parkway off Harbison Boulevard.

  • Wed
    03
    Sep
    2014

    COR's Music Break - Business like a Rock Star

    5-8:30

    FREE for Musicians and COR Members. $20 for non-members or become a member of COR at door for $60.

    More here.

  • Sat
    11
    Oct
    2014

    SC Philharmonic Beethoven & Blue Jeans: Oktoberfest!

    7:30 am

    BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture

    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
    Hugo Kitano, piano
    Winner of the 2013 Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition
    Sponsored by David C. McQuillan,
    Remembering Barbara Glatz McQuillan
    on our 35th wedding anniversary

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

    You can’t have a proper Oktoberfest without beer and sausage, so we’re bringing them to you. River Rat Brewery and Southern Way Catering are partnering with the S.C. Phil for a pre-concert bash at the Koger Center. Beer and sausage selections will be on sale to help us start a festive evening off right!
    Starts at 6 p.m. Purchases benefit the S.C. Phil.
    Concert tickets not required. Beer and food are first come, first served

    Tickets and more here.

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