NCMZ.LIVE ~ NC’s Best Source for Live Music Options and Band News~ Friday, October 21, 2016

Live Music Options for Friday, October 21, 2016~


Dan Jam with Dan Phillips is taking place at Sunset Italian Grill located at 100 Marina Dr. New Bern. This is located in Fairfield Harbour. It is beyon the main gates to the right and down at the end. Dan gets the jam started at 7 and rolls thru 10 pm. If you have not heard him yet, check him out last week with Al Gleeson and Scott Carlise at ArtWalk live at the Brown Pelican

Dan Jams ArtWalk # The Brown Pelican


Might as well shoot on over to town and tell you qbout the double bill The Brown Pelican tonight. That is of course located at 411 Broad St., New Bern. Tonight they are featuring Buck Loy entertaining the happy hour crowd from 5-7 pm.

Following Loy’s fun and familar set of great grooves we get to welcome The Hounds  to the house and they will make their debut and play for the crowd from 7-10 pm. This blues duo will be making their debut on the city club circuit though the players are well versed. Known mostly for their work as players with the New Bern Civic Theater Band, they are stretching out and bringing their blues to the Dirty Bird tonight. This show is free and the music will be swinging!


Chit Nasty Band is making their City Laundry debut located at 901 Pollock St,. New Bern, NC. This promises also to be a great doublw bill for $7.00 admission. Here is what I got from the event posted on FB:

You asked for it, you begged for it, and it’s finally here. Chit Nasty Band will make their triumphant return to New Bern, their first full band show since Bernaroo 2015, on October 21st at The City Laundry. This raucous Raleigh-based funk band is known for their timless tunes and engaging live shows and they’re guaranteed to be bringing New Bern yet another sweat-soaked dance party. Local upstarts Bearfoot Monty are set to open the evening. Admission is $7 and doors will open at 8:00 p.m. with the music starting at 9:00.

Chit Nasty Band’s live show is nothing short of a euphoric experience, their last full band outing in New Bern closed out with a Soul Train-inspired dance tunnel that saw folks young and old engaging with one another in a release of pure, unadulterated happiness. With infectious melodies and captivating rhythms, attendees are guaranteed to be drenched in the funk and overcome with love and positivity. We may be in a tumultuous time as a country, but it’s always all good in the Nasty Nation!

Opening up the evening will be the debut of New Bern-based Bearfoot Monty. Led by vocalist Justin Hargett, this roots rock blues-based crew is an incredibly promising young act with an attention-grabbing sound. Featuring members of Merchant’s Road and The Dick Richards, these seasoned musicians will be bringing their whiskey-soaked sound to the stage for one hell of an opening act. While they only have one live video showcasing their music, there’s no doubt that Bearfoot Monty is a name you’ll want to keep your eye on.

This sounds like a fun show to check out, and I think the opening act is going to offer  a fresh sound for the New Bern scene. Make sure to check out Barefoot Monty!



Just over the bridge in James City there is no shortage of entertainment eitheryou can find Rick Huff on stage at Triple Play Restaurant located at 111 Williams Rd. New Bern, NC.  He will be giving up his grooves from 6-9 pm.

Following Huff’s soulful set, the room will welcome The Bi-Polar Express rwho olls through and rocks the room from 9:00 pm til 1:30 am. This fun trio features all local talent with skills that make them fun to watch. If you missed their debut, tonight is the night to  fill your prescription of rock and roll!

Around The Region:

Live at the Twisted Kitty located at 2918 Fort BraggRd., Fayetteville, NC offers a triple rock bill with Last Call Messiahs, Osara and Machinegun Earl & The Algor Rhythm Band. Music starts at 8 pm and it don’t stop til 2 am. If you are going out in search of original music with rock origins, pay attention to the players that are crossing this stage! Good stuff.


Mercy Creek has a gig live tonight at Villedge-Wood Fired Kitchen located at 207 SW Greenville Blvd., Greenville. This show taking olace from 8:30-11:30 pm promises to deliver some earthy sounds and agressive folk rock beats. That sounds fun enough to want to dance.


Looking down around the Southern Coast you can find another triple bill of rock n roll fun with Jucifer, A Bottle Volcanic  and Revolving Beast are on the stage tonight to rock you. Here are more details about the bands and details about admission and cost:


A Bottle Volcanic

Revolving Beast

doors at 9 / show at 10
18+ / $7

Reggie’s 42nd St Tavern is located at 1415 S 42nd St, Wilmington, NC.


Headed north on Highway 17 we find Daryl Lucas live tonight at The Fat Turtle Market & Tiki Bar. Located at 2181 New River Inlet Rd., North Topsail, NC. He gets Fireball Friday started at 9:30 and rocks the crowd with his brand of music until 1 am.


Steel County Express will be live at The Tarheel Opry House this weekend with shows slottted for Friday and Saturday nights from 8 pm til midnight. Put your boots on and get ready to kick it and have some fun.



Since we are out around Jacksonville let me tell you too that you can grab dinner and some music at Marina Cafe,  located at 110 S Marine Blvd. Wher Big Jim Kohler rocks his blues away with his bride Kathleen Kohler. They get the jam started at 7 and play until 10 pm.



My sweet sounding friend Justin Castellano has gigs in Swansboro this weekend.

Tonight he is at Boro Restaurant & Bar from 7-10 pm. They are located at 109 N Front St., Swansboro NC. Come on out and eat while enjoying this hard working player as he sing during your supper!

If you miss him there tonight you can catch him live at the Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant located at 103 W Moore St, Swansboro, NC. He will be grooving for the crowd on hand there from 9 pm til midnight tomorrow!


Winding things down with my favorite local guitar grinder, Adam Hill and his band have a show tonight at The Red Room, located at 220 N Heritage St., Kinston, NC. This powerhouse trio will surely rock your world. It is a pleasure to see this talented player come to life as music flows from his finger tips. IT is not every player that can lend support to such strong skills, but Hill has found a few great players that help lift his talents even more. Go see them tonight for a slight music charge. Before long you will be paying for concert tickets to see this guy, he is that amazing!

Here is a clip of Hill performing live last week in New Bern…his talent is telling:

Adam Hill Solo Original and Alive at The Brown Pelican

Thanks so much for reading and please feel free to send me where you are playing so that I can share your news with my readers. My email is

Please party responsibly and be kind to even your meanest friend! Don’t hold grudges and make sure you take the time to dance



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