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On The Scene With Tracey Stones

Last weekend many came together to celebrate Chris McAllister in a small backyard gathering. The rocker who is known for cutting leads with Second Helping, The Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band and Mimic Band turned 60. The highlight of the night was listening to so many sweet and talented friends gather to sing. Harmonies were worked out and songs played throughout the evening.

In the mix of my company, there was Laura McAllister, Fleeta Griffith, Vinnie Farro who not only offered many songs, but also cooked for the gathering as well. Ann Marie Farro, Scott Carlisle, Dan Jam Phillips, Deborah Shillito, Tom Spellman, Fairlight Moriah, Gary and Tracey Brenneman and many more turned out for the fun time and music filled backyard birthday gala.

It was planned that I would speak of the party and then invite many out for a night of musical fun with Dan Jam Phillips, unfortunately due to high winds in New Bern, music at Circa 1810 Bar & Restaurant at the Harvey Mansion was canceled for the second evening this weekend.


It was a nice treat to catch up with Andrew Kasab, while he was in town last weekend for his show, at Circa 1810 Bar & Restaurant at the Harvey Mansion. Music was offered inside the bar by the solo artist, who spends most of the year on the road touring with his Harp Guitar. He is one of only five artists endorsed by the guitar creator and he keeps busy offering his songs and playing familiar favorites for fans and friends alike.

To have a listen to his music and to keep up with the artist you can find his music and schedule on his ReverbNation page by following this link:



Local Band Tuesday at Live at the City Laundry

It was another rocking Tuesday night in New Bern with Local Band Tuesday, returning for its third week at Live at The City Laundry, 901 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC. Last week featured three acts based in New Bern, NC.

This week featured the opening set of solo artist Tommy Duzan Sr. I happened to miss his set, but you can hear the talented player each day as he offers music from 11 am til 2 pm during the lunch rush. Live at The City Laundry has a new chef, offering a new menu that starts with a delicious lunch offering. You are encouraged to check out the new tasty offerings and enjoy the live music offered daily by Duzan.

Hot Head Ted

It has been quite a long day since I saw these two brothers jam, but on Tuesday, brothers Ted and Thom Gerad. Many years ago these jamming brothers were in a band called Todd and The Termites. Fast forward to the present day, the brothers are back at it and rocking hard with this new project.

Based out of New Bern, the trio offers Ted on guitar and vocals, Shem on bass and backing vox, and Thom on drums and helping on vocals. They are an original band with a solid rock sound, looking for more opportunities to play. They are looking for new ground to conquer and new territories to explore. They are looking for venues between New Bern and Raleigh and are willing to head South to Wilmington and Myrtle Beach even.

For those interested in a steady rock band with a heavier groove be sure to check them out on Facebook:




Peacnik was the final hometown band to take the stage on Tuesday, for Local Band Tuesday.

The first thing I noted about this outfit is, that there was not much peace flowing from the screaming guitar amp. If you enjoy the harsh tones of heavy guitar leads then this is a great band to see. Neil Vendrick is not messing around when he takes to the stage. The man pours raw unfiltered emotion into his playing, as he attempts to make ears bleed. Joining Vendrick on stage this past Tuesday was Matt Holman on drums and Chris Buttita on bass.

To keep up with news and the whereabouts of this band be sure to give their page a like on Facebook by following this link:

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On tap in the days ahead it is going to be a phenomenal night of great music with Spaghetti opening the night for the funky and fun Dr. Bacon this Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

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Live Music Options

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Rockin’ Around the Region




Under The Gun has a show tonight. You can find these fun rockers playing their songs at the Ole Watering Hole Wallburg, 4371 Thomasville Rd, Winston-Salem, NC. Music starts at 9:30 pm and they rock you til closing at 2 am.





Unusual Suspect will appear live this evening at Muddy Creek Cafe And Music Hall5455 Bethania Rd., Winston-Salem, NC. Music is offered from 6-8 pm.




Keeping the music lively and fun, the night continues with Hank, Patti and The Current, who take to the stage at 8:30 pm and close out the night with music offerings til 10:30 pm. Tickets for this fun night of music are $15 at the door.



The Rudy Theatre Home of the American Music Jubilee, 300 N Raiford St, Selma, NC, puts on fun shows for the family throughout the year. If you have not been there yet, consider making a plan to visit soon. Tonight’s show starts at 6:45 pm. For tickets and more information follow this link:


Open Mic Madness


PourWorks, 900 E Six Forks Rd, #120, Raleigh, NC, has a standing Open Mic Saturdays. They welcome all talents to the stage to offer the music. Pack up the gig bag, call your friends and make a plan to entertain tonight. Sign up starts at 7:30, music from 8 – 11 pm.





Proton Jones also hosts an Open Mic each month, and tonight you can be a part of the fun. Don’t be shy…bring your musical talents and come sing for us @ our monthly Open Mic Night with Proton Jones. No cover charge, just courage! Cleveland Draft House – Garner. Sign up starts at 8 and the jams start at 9 pm and rock til midnight.


The Flying Shamrock, located at 115 N John St., Goldsboro, NC, has a special night planned for all.








The Mike Baker Band is scheduled to keep the people on the dance floor tonight, as they make the fun happen at The Red Barn; 7276 Springfield School Rd, Lucama, NC. The good times start at 8 pm and the dance party ends at 11 pm.



Our BDSM/Live Music Series is back with our 3rd big installment for everyone to enjoy. We are talking about “Dominate Me 3” The Red And Black Assembly and it is our largest event to date that has been put together.

Four outstanding bands with the one and only National Touring powerhouse that is Super Bob from Washington, DC. Touring all over the country, this is their first time with HF Music And Media Group and they are promising to bring it as hard as they have ever brought it before.

The rest of the live music is all for you as well, because we are bringing back by popular demand… both from the lifestyle community and the live music community, Bridge To Breakdown from New Bern, NC. Also joining them will Fairie’s Death Waltz from Hagerstown, Maryland and The Chemical Lizards from Fayetteville, NC.

Spinning music for our demo artists and playing music throughout the night is DJ DemonfireOmegaMu, who will also be spinning music through our open play portion at the end of the night.

Along with our live music we have BDSM lifestyle demonstrations from Dragontailz. The Dirty Darlings, Uncontrollable and Sadie, and one more yet to be announced.

Dragontailz is back again as one of our vendors and more are being added the closer we get to the event.

Dress code is as you guessed it Black and Red or All Black. This is also an 18 and over event. Dress code will be strictly enforced so please be in full compliance. This is for you so come out and dress to impress with everyone. Admission is $20 in advance through Ticketfly or $25 at the door.

There will be open play to end the event. Bring your toys, bring your friends, bring your enthusiasm. This is a BDSM event, therefore, there is a 100% compliance consent policy. Do not touch anything or touch anyone without prior knowledge or their consent or you will be asked to leave.




Adam Hill Band will be rocking the stage at The Red Room, 220 N Herritage St., Kinston, NC. Music plays from 10 pm til 2 am and there is a $5.00 music charge at the door when you enter.




Nick Nichols is going all out tonight as he celebrates two years at Nick’s Blacksheep Tavern, 1140 Old Maplehurst Rd., Jacksonville, NC. He will be having a pig picking with all the fixings and two local bands to entertain you. First on stage will be Third Act featuring the husband and wife duo, Daryl and Sarah Lucas. Following their fun set of familiar tunes country rockers, Freeway Band takes to the stage to keep your boots scooting the night away from 9 pm til midnight.





The music on the menu tonight at Duck’s Grille & Bar, 1207 Gum Branch Rd, Jacksonville, NC, will be serving up the acoustic act Gene Gregory. He will be playing the familiar sounds you love in the lounge from 10 pm til closing.



Gen X is the band on tap to rock Market Street Pub, 143 N Market St., Washington, NC, this evening. This 90’s rock band has been offering the music fans love for years and they always get the crowd dancing.




Offering all things rock to fans everywhere they play, The Roman Sams will be rocking BuckWild Tavern, 4052 S Memorial Dr, Winterville, NC. They get the party started for your Saturday night at 9 pm and they will groove you into the new day.



David Lee Jones brings his band to Jeans Place 330 E Main St, Havelock, NCMusic is offered from 9 pm til midnight. There is a music charge that you pay at the door, but the music is always worth it. Make sure to wear your boots and get ready to cut across the floor tonight.

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Cruising Along the Coast




Kenny Reeve Duo has a show tonight at The Trailer Bar, 1701 N New River Dr, Surf City, NC. The show is free with music being offered from 8 – 10:30 pm.






Bryan Mayer will be offering the music to fans and friends that gather at Promise’ Land Market, 909B Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC. Music is offered from 8:30 pm til 11:30 pm. Come out and support live music and see all they are offering at Promise’ Land Market to delight patrons.



Emily Musolino Band, Sat Mar 3rd, 8PM-midnight,  Cru Bar & Wine Store, Beaufort Coffee Shop 120 Turner St., Beaufort, NC. No Cover

Emily Musolino has released her latest album, The Vault! Come watch and listen. Pick up a copy for yourself!

Musolino is a Durham, NC native who mixes soulful vocals with shredding blues-rock guitar riffs. The depth of emotion in her voice is stunning and her songs have a classic sound and lyrics that tell compelling stories.

A Berklee College of Music graduate, Emily has performed, recorded and collaborated with various local and nationally-recognized artists, including Vinx, Shelley Nicole, Shana Tucker, Anna Wise (SonnyMoon, Kendrick Lamar, Cunnylinguists) and Eric Hirsh (The Beast, Orquesta GarDel, Eric Hirsh Quartet). She is also the owner and head engineer at Blue Moose Recording Studio in Durham.

Emily released her sophomore album “Jealous Girl” in November of 2014.
Emily has been featured on NPR’s the State of Things with Frank Stasio and Durham’s own Clarion Content. She currently fronts the Emily Musolino Band and regularly performs as both bandleader and soloist around the country.

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Gettin’ Down Around Town, New Bern, NC



Common Interest is a local band from the Crystal Coast and they are coming to New Bern tonight to rock you with their brand of good grooves. They will be live at BrÜtopia, 1201 Highway 70 E New Bern. NC. Music plays from 7-10 pm and on-site to feed you will be La Cocina del Coqui Food Truck.



Live at The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., New Bern, NC, you can enjoy the bluegrass music of Carolina Sky live on stage from 8-11 pm. This show is free but feel free to tip the music makers everywhere you go. They work hard for our good time and that deserves rewards for that.

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Answering The Call

Checking things out around the rest of the region. I ask my Facebook followers where we can go to hear them play. This is what they said this week

February 27 at 6:55pm

Thanks so much for and rocking around the state with me.

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Facebook Events Link

Here are all the great music options I found for you on Facebook this week. Check out all of the events here and express interest in the ones you like.

Live Music Events Around NC from Facebook

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 Thanks for Reading!

That is all the news and music that I found for you tonight. Always call the club in advance to confirm what you read here is true. Many times events change without anyone updating the Facebook event created for the said gig.

I hope you get out and enjoy the sounds of live music sometime soon. I am dedicated to making sure you know where to go to find it. If you like this blog please sign up and get an email each time we publish.

I appreciate my readers, the musicians and the venues who all do a part in keeping live music alive! Give us a like and tell your friends by sharing this page on your social media pages. To the many bands and clubs, thanks for keeping me informed!


Take kindness with you today, tip those that serve you and the music makers that rock you and hug and share the love. Don’t forget that life is short and could end in a moment, so make sure you take time to enjoy the dance. Please party safely people! We love having you here with us! You rock, so don’t roll the car! Rely on sober friends, call a cab or sign up to Uber around!

Send all of your events invites to me on Facebook, so I know where you are playing in the days ahead. I can be found on Facebook by following this link:

I also read emails daily. You can send those to:

Please include the day, the date, the time of the event, the time of your scheduled performance, what time doors open and the price of tickets. Pictures are also helpful. I share links to band websites, so send those along as well. Thanks so much for taking the time to fill me in on the details, together we will reach the people!


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