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~ Live Music Options for Thursday, February 16, 2017 ~

~ Rockin’ Around The Region ~

 

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Groove Fetish will be live tonight along with Electric Love Machine (ELM), their shows are taking place at Salvage Station, located at 468 Riverside Dr., Asheville, NC. Tickets for the show are $5.00 and available at the door. Doors open at 8 pm and music starts at 9 pm. Here is more on the bands which I found on the EventBrite page:

GROOVE FETISH is a five-piece band from Wilmington, NC. Groove Fetish combines driving rhythms, seductive melodies, and incredible solos, with flavors of rock, fusion, funk and progressive. Top that off with soulful lead vocals and powerful harmonies, and you have the band Groove Fetish. They will be releasing their first full length studio album this year while continuing to build a fan base in many markets across the country.
ABOUT ELECTRIC LOVE MACHINE
Electric Love Machine (ELM) is best described as an outer space adventure through sound, infused with doses of electronic funk, traditional Americana and improvisational jazz, and whose foundation is built on a sense of community. Their first full-length album, XenofoneX, touches upon the aural sense, and travels through one’s heart, makes a stop in the brain, all while traveling across the cosmic plane.

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Taking a look around the Winston-Salem area, I found a show tonight at UNC School of the Arts, located at 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC. Dan River Girls will be offering the music for the live performance of Man of Mode.

We are so excited to be the band for the dance scenes in the UNCSA School of Drama’s production of Man of Mode. The show runs 2/16 through 2/19 and 2/22 through 2/25.

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Little Stranger, an alternative/hip-hop duo on tour will be stopping by Bulls Tavern,  located at 408 W 4th St., Winston-Salem, NC, this evening from 9 pm til 2 am. For more on the band and their upcoming tour dates, check out their website via this link:

http://heylittlestranger.com/

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It is Thursday, which means open mic with Country Dan Collins at the Muddy Creek Café, located at 5455 Bethania Rd., Winston-Salem, NC. Here are the details about this weekly event:

We are so excited to have Country Dan Collins hosting the open mic here at The Muddy Creek Cafe!
All musicians/singer songwriters are welcome!
Plug and Play (no drums)
Come early to assure a slot!
Sign-up sheet at counter.

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Cruisin’ around the state and stopping in the triangle area, we find The Promise is Hope will be performing an inspiring and uplifting show tonight, with special guest Matt Corey at Chapel Hill Bible Church, located at 260 Erwin Rd. Chapel Hill, NC. Doors open at 7 pm and the concert starts at 7:30 pm. Here are more details from the event page on Facebook:

Join us at Chapel Hill Bible Church in welcoming The Promise is Hope – an acoustic duo & married couple from Massachusetts. They are beginning their winter tour here with us in Chapel Hill, and are joined by special guests Matt & Jenna Corey.
www.thepromiseishope.com
www.thepromiseishopemusic.bandcamp.com
Doors 7pm; music 7:30. Suggested donation $10.

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Check out this music and educational event taking place tonight at Graham Memorial, located at UNC Chapel Hill on Franklin Ave, Chapel Hill, NC. This event is educational and free for the whole family, but you must register in advance. Here are the details I found on the Facebook event page:

Conductor, musicologist and Bard College President Leon Botstein will deliver the lecture “Sounding Forms: What Music and Its Practice Reveal about Modern European History.”
Exploring the character of music in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Botstein examines its rhetoric, structure, logic, and qualities in an effort to see what the culture of active participation and listening tells us about politics and society. Starting with the generation of Chopin and their reception of Beethoven, Botstein weaves theories about the nature of music and its perception using examples from the repertoire, concluding with the dominant figures pre-1945: Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Shostakovich.

Free and open to the public. Registration required.

Visit this link to register for this show:

https://www.facebook.com/events/565385467004206/

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There is an open mic which will feature the readings of Scott Owens this evening at So & So Books, located at 704 N Person St, Raleigh, NC. This Main Street Rag Open Mic is open to many types of performers, so pack up your talent and check out the details I found on the Facebook event page:

Bring poems, stories, or essays! Sign-up for the 12, 5-minute slots starting at 6:30. Social hour will follow across the street at The Station.
Our featured reader this month is Scott Owens from Hickory, NC. His most recent book of poetry is Down to Sleep.
Main Street Rag Open Mic happens every third Thursday at So & So Books and is hosted by Beth Browne, Jane K. Andrews and Suzanne Miller.

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Arts NOW presents, Composers Concert featuring Aizuri Quartet live tonight at Titmus Theater, located at 2241 Dunn Ave., Raleigh, NC. Doors open at 6:30 and the performance begins at 7 pm and it concludes about 9:30 pm. Here are more details about the featured performers found on the Facebook Event page:

The Arts NOW Series, in cooperation with the NC State Music Department, Arts NC State, and the NC State CHASS Interdisciplinary Studies unit presents the Composers’ Concert featuring the Aizuri Quartet.
The program will include the world premiere of Dr. Askim’s “String Quartet”, as well as “Inner Voices” for viola, and “Tangled Nocturnes” for violin and viola.
A top prizewinner in the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London, the Aizuri Quartet, brings its engaging and exciting performance abilities to NC State.
The Quartet, hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “in full possession of that most elusive of string quartet qualities: the balance between charisma of the individual and cohesion of the collective”. Learn more about the Quartet here: www.aizuriquartet.com
Bassist, composer, and conductor, Dr. Askim is the Artistic Director of the Next Festival of Emerging Artists and the conductor of the Raleigh Civic Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, as well as Director of Orchestral Activities at North Carolina State University.
As a composer, he has been called a “Modern Master” by The Strad and has had commissions and performances from such groups as the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Honolulu Symphony, the International Society of Bassists, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and the Portland Chamber Music Festival. www.peteraskim.com

For tickets to this show please follow this link:

http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=22089&schedule=list

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Lorraine’s House Band will be performing live tonight at Lorraine’s Coffee House & Music, located at 101 Timber Pointe Rd, Garner, NC. The band will be playing familiar songs and cover tunes from 7-9 pm this evening. Stop out and enjoy some sweet treats and the great grooves of the house band tonight!

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Ed Prophet will be providing the music for the folks who come to dinner at Village Steakhouse and Pub, located at 5662 Highway 70 E Goldsboro, NC. Music starts at 7 pm and Prophet will provide a mix of familiar music for diners to enjoy until 10 pm.

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Looking around Kinston, NC, I found a couple of shows for you to check out this evening. First up we have a duo from Mason Jar Bonfire, live this evening at The Sugar Hill Pizzeria, located at 211 N Herritage St., Kinston. NC. Charlie Smith & Nick Jarman will be jamming from 8 – 11 pm

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A couple of the guys from Steel County Express will bring their acoustic show to North Street Pub and Eatery located at 115 North St., Kinston, NC. They start playing their unplugged set at 7 pm and keep the country jams going til 10 pm.

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Over at Arts of the Albemarle it is the monthly Jazz series, which will feature the music of Riddle this month from 5:30 – 7 pm. This is a free show and great for the family too. There is a cash bar available. Here is more about the band and the night of music in store  for those in attendance tonight, from the Facebook event page:

:Third Thursday Jazz Series continues Thursday, February 16, with Riddle! Enjoy jazz standards from the 1920’s up to the mid 1950’s by Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Julie London, Frank Sinatra and others.
Members include Tina Sclafani, vocalist, Mark Sclafani, guitarist, Roy Pastorek, bassist, Ken Daidone, drummer and Michael Stephenson, saxophone.
Free to attend ~ cash bar. In the gallery of AoA.

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Live tonight at the Westridge Grill, located at 3639 Sunset Ave., Rocky Mount, NC, Rob Alford will be live and offering the music to go, with dinner tonight from 7 – 11 pm. So for those looking for dinner and a show tonight in the Northern portion of the state, this pick might be the one for you.

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Checking put things in Greenville, we find Travers Brothership will be performing at Crossbones Tavern located at 114 E 5th St., Greenville, NC. They will be jamming this evening from 10 pm til 2 am. They are out touring in support of their debut LP A Way To Survive.  This show is free nd the doors open at 8 pm.

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Also taking place tonight in the neighborhood, Skullduggery will be live at Buck Wild Tavern, located at 4052 S. Memorial Dr., Greenville, NC.This is their debut performance at this venue and tonight’s show is a Tips Only gig, which mean I will hope you will pay the band for their time if you are in the house tonight. Music starts at 9 pm and the band will rock and groove you til 11 pm.

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~ Cruisin’ Along the Coast ~

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Tonight in the garden at Carolina Home & Garden, located at 4778 Highway 24, Newport, NC, you can enjoy the sounds of Gumbo Lily performing live from  6 – 9 pm. There is a $5.00 music charge at the door. They offer a great variety of appetizers for you to enjoy, with beer and wine selections for purchase.

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~ Cruisin’ Along the Coast ~

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New Bern’s own country singer, Bryan Mayer will be performing in the lounge this evening at The Saltwater Grill, located at 99 W Church St., Swansboro, NC. He offers his acoustic sets during the dinner hours of 6:30 – 9:30 pm. So for those at the Crystal Coast looking for dinner and a show this is a great choice.

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Burnt Mill Creek, located at 2101 Market St., Wilmington, NC, offers Thursday Music with Folkstone Stringband live from 6:30-9:30 pm. Come on out tonight to enjoy the pickin’ sounds of this fun folky and old-time bluegrass band. To learn more about them check out their Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/folkstonestringband/

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~ Gettin’ Down Around Town, New Bern ~

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It’s open mic tonight at The City Laundry, located at 901 Pollock St., New Bern, N, hosted by the talented Gabrielle Christie and all are welcome. Musicians, poets, comedians and more! All performers are welcome at The City Laundry Open Mic. Come down to perform or to simply enjoy the local talent and creative atmosphere that TCL has to offer with your family. Be sure to check out their cafe menu as well and their bar options! Music and sign up starts at 6 pm and the jams last til 8 pm.

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Thursdays mean Open Mic Night at The Brown Pelican, located at 411 Broad St. Sign up starts at 7 pm and music starts shortly thereafter. So pack up the gig bag, call friends and come down to the Dirty Bird to display your talents before 10 pm. If you don’t play sing and offer poetry just stop in to enjoy the talent on display.

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That is what I found for music options for your dancing pleasure for tonight. 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! Thanks for keeping me informed!
Please take kindness with you today and hug strangers. Don’t forget that life is short and could end in a moment, so make sure you take time to enjoy the dance.

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Send all of your event invites to me on Facebook and you will end up in the list of options in the days ahead. I can be found on Facebook by following this link:

https://www.facebook.com/TraceyStones69.

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

tracey.stones.writer@gmail.com

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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