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~ Live Music Options for Monday, March 6, 2017 ~

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~ Rolling Around the State ~

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Starting things out around town, tonight is Mellow Monday over at Savage’s Woodburning Pizzeria, located at 303 Metcalf St. New Bern, NC. You can enjoy great pizza and live music from 6:30 pm til 8 pm, featuring the sounds of local crooner Alisa Mike. This show is free so your tips and generosity are always appreciated. Free music is never free.


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There is a Spring Break Bash going down tonight at Fire American Tavern, located at 113 E 5th St. Greenville, NC. Tonight they feature the sound of six touring Carolina acts live on stage to rock you. Doors open at 5 pm and here is more on who will be there and how much it costs:

Fire American Tavern presents the Where U Party “Spring Break Bash “. A spring break music festival in Greenville, NC showcasing all kinds of Rock n’ Roll from the Carolina’s! From folk to surf to punk rock this concert will be the hottest place to go spring break.


-Monday, March 6th 2017
-Doors open at 5pm ET
-Tickets: 1 for $7 or 2 tickets for $10
-All Ages are welcome
-6 Original Touring Bands from the Carolina’s
-Fire American Tavern in Greenville, NC


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Nick’s Blacksheep Tavern, is hosting their first open mic event, this evening. Hosted by Gene Gregory, this event welcomes all players and all skill levels to the stage to  jam and make music. Sign up starts at 7 pm and music kicks off at 7:30 pm. Pack up the gig bag, call your friends and bring your talents to 1140 Old Maplehurst Rd. Jacksonville, NC, to display your gifts of music tonight. NBT supports live music by offering a spot for bands twice monthly, on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Owner Nick Nichols appreciates live music and has been working it into the schedule, since taking over the establishment that bears his name just about a year ago. Come out tonight and support his efforts with your jams.


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Heading out to the western parts of the state, you can find Valerie June with Oh Pep! performing this evening at The Orange Peel, located at 101 Biltmore Ave. Asheville, NC. Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm. Here are more details from the FB event page:

Valerie June
plus Oh Pep!

Show: 8pm
Doors: 7pm
$17 advance
$20 day of show
Ages 18+

Tickets & Info:

It’s been a long night if that’s what happened,” Valerie June laughs when asked about her seemingly overnight breakout in the UK. By the time she released her debut album, ‘Pushin’ Against A Stone,’ the Tennessee native had already performed on Later… with Jools Holland, sung a stunning duet with Eric Church at the ACM Awards, toured with Jake Bugg, graced spreads in top music and fashion magazines, and earned some of the year’s most glowing reviews. But June traveled a long road to the remarkable moment at which she now finds herself.

“I feel like my whole life I’ve always had a stone I’ve been pushing,” she says, explaining the record’s title. “Some days it’s a good thing to have, like a best friend, and sometimes it’s your worst enemy. In the case of this record, I had so many friends helping me move the stone.”

Those friends include the album’s producers, Kevin Augunas (Edward Sharpe, Florence + The Machine), Dan Auerbach, and Peter Sabakmk, along with an all-star cast of fellow musicians ranging from Booker T. Jones and Jimbo Mathus to some of Hungary’s top session players. Recorded at Easy Eye in Nashville, Fairfax Recording in Van Nuys, CA, and Studio H in Budapest, the album is a showcase for June’s astonishing and singular sound, a blend of rural roots and country that bridges Alan Lomax’s acoustic field recordings with biting, electric indie-blues.


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You can join in the action tonight at Catawba Brewing South Slope, located at 32 Banks St. Asheville, NC. They will present Musicians in the Round for Irish Drinking Songs and Sing-a-Longs. Your presence is requested for drinking and singing. Music starts at 5:30 and goes til 8:30 pm.


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Tonight at Mothlight, located at 701 Haywood Rd. W. Asheville, NC , it is FREE Monday. And tonight you can catch Pink Mexico, Cadavernous and Michaelsoft. Doors open at 8 pm and music starts at 9 pm. Come get rocked by these bands tonight!


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There are four bands offering their sounds tonight at Test Pattern, located at 701 N Trade St. Winston-Salem, NC. Doors open at 8 pm and music begins at 9 pm. Here is more on who you can find there tonight:

In the long run nothing’s free right?

We want to make the music that we think is interesting and worth checking out as available as possible.
Our way of attempting to do that is by keeping the door free of charge and paying our entertainers 20% of the bar during the show.


Doing either of those things will make you feel good. Doing both of them will make you feel great!


BIG O (Idaho)
Touring MC with punk energy and spirit on deck! Please come out support this talented cat.

Dallas Thrasher is the solo project of Joules drummer, Charles Ovett. Experimental Hop with beautiful melodies entrance  out vocals.

Emceein’ Eye is one half of the punk/rap brother duo, Speak N Eye. He will be doing a set of his solo material, and selections from his most recent ep from late last year.



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OPOTW Studios, located at 1333 Grove St. Greensboro, NC, offers a night of music with three bands on tap to rock you this evening. Admission is $10.00. Doors open at 8 pm and music starts at 9 pm. Check out the links below to get familiar with the bands that are on tonight’s bill:

Ain’t ready to let the weekend go? Monday shows at On Pop are the place to be then…cuz you ain’t the only one who wants to keep the good feeling going. This Monday we have The Dawn Drapes from Philly, Greensboro’s very own Sissy Pants, and Dogwood Tales from Virginia. So what you gotta get up early Tuesday!? You only live once. Stop being old and get to On Pop for a night of ROCK AND ROLL. You’ll be glad you did. $10 covers admission, music, and craft beverage! Have a listen to the bands below and we’ll see you out!

The Dawn Drapes

Sissy Pants

Dogwood Tales


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Checking things out around RDU area, we find a triple bill that will get you pumped tonight at Slim’s Downtown, located at 227 S Wilmington St. Raleigh, NC. On the stage to rock you will be the sounds of Eric Sholtz opening the night, followed by Hardworker and closing out the night will be Wonky Tonk. Doors open at 8 pm and music starts at 9 pm. Ages 21 and over, and the cost is $5.00. To get familiar with these bands check out the following links:

Wonky Tonk


Eric Scholz


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Lydia Can’t Breathe is the entertainment on tap for your rockin’ spirit at Pour House Music Hall, located at 224S Blount St. Raleigh, NC. Doors open 8 pm and music starts by 9 pm. To learn more about the band check out what I learned on the Facebook event page:

Lydia Can’t Breathe is an American rock band from Central Florida. It consists of Kyle Bolduc (lead vocals, guitar), Dan Wilson (guitar), Josh Runfeldt (drums) and Shawn Goree (bass). All the band members were born in the United States, and are known for their funny personalities. Dan emphasizes on the heavy sound with his guitar. Josh fits in comfortably with a variety of styles on drums, and Shawn fills in with a unique style of low end bass. Lead singer Kyle, is known widely amongst Lydia fans for his unique views that are expressed outspokenly in his lyrics. Along with their inapprehensible behavior while performing, together their styles combined make up Lydia Can’t Breathe.

Lydia Can’t Breathe has caused mayhem with bands such as; Otep, Mushroomhead, New Years Day, Stolen Babies, Soulfly, Bleeding Through, Born of Osiris, Oceano, Prong, Kill Whitney Dead, The Wretched, Skum of the Earth, Last Chance to Reason, SWWAATS, The Autum Offering, The Demonstration, Hell Within, The Architect, and Sleeping Giant. More recently, LCB toured the U.S. with Mushroomhead and Otep in 2013 while promoting their second full length studio album “Time.”

The element of variety and level of experimentation in Lydia Can’t Breathe’s music has made them difficult to classify, but Lydia Can’t Breathe for the most part, has maintained a single style throughout their body of work. Their genre has been termed alternative metal, alternative rock, rock, experimental rock, hard rock, heavy metal, progressive metal, and progressive rock.


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The Shed Jazz Club, located at 807 East Main St. Durham, NC,  are featuring the sounds of the Ernest Turner Trio, live from 8-11 pm. The cost is $3.00 and here is what I found on the Facebook event page:

Concert / jam session at the SHED featuring the Ernest Turner Trio. 8 – 11 PM, $3 cover, all ages. Live jazz featuring Ernest Turner (piano) with a rotating cast of the area’s best bass and drum teams. Special guests join for the 2nd set around 10 PM.


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Rhythmicity are holding an African Drum Class this evening at 408 Lochside Dr. Cary, NC. Classes gather from 6:30-9:30 pm and here is more information on the classes the costs and the committment:

Greetings friends and drummers!
I am now taking registration for the upcoming African Drumming classes starting March 6th. This session will consist of 2 separate classes, one for beginner/intermediate (level 1/level 2) and one for advanced, (Level 3).

Level 1 and 2 class – 6:30pm-7:45pm
Level 3 class 8:00pm-9:30pm

The class fee will be $100 for the 6 weeks session to be held on Monday nights at 408 Lochside Dr. Cary, NC.

To register please send an email to me at I am looking forward to having a lot of fun and making some great music with you!

About the Classes:
A 6 week training curriculum that will enable you to learn, play and have fun while also challenging you to move to higher levels in your own musicianship. In this 6 week course, you will sharpen your drumming skills by learning new hand drumming techniques, rudiments, and African rhythms, arrangements, and songs.


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North Carolina Symphony-Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante will be held this evening at Memorial Hall, located at 114 E Cameron Ave. Chapel Hill, NC. This program begins at 7:30 and you can get your tickets by visiting this link:


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For those in CH looking for a more edgey sound, head over to Nightlife Bar & Club, located at 405 W Rosemary St. Chapel Hill, NC. That is where they have a double bill of entertainment, featuring the sounds of Hubby Jenkins and Phil’s Cavemen Klezmer Band. Doors open at 8 pm and the music begins at 8:30 pm. The cost is $12 and this is an all ages show, so bring the kids. Here is more from the Facebook event page:

hey everybody, here’s a last-minute traditional show for your consideration. thanks to frequent collaborator Cece Conway for helping to bring this special evening together. please help spread the word to interested parties… thanks!!!

HUBBY JENKINS – we’re always happy to host this excellent young player of early blues and other forms of traditional american string music. An important member of the thriving NYC folk community that formed around the Jalopy Theater and School of Music in Brooklyn, Jenkins first came down to play the NIGHTLIGHT (graciously, via tedious bus ride) while still a teenager, long before he joined the world-renowned Carolina Chocolate Drops. don’t miss this chance to see this excellent performer in a comfy, intimate setting.

PHIL’S NEW CAVEMAN KLEZMER BAND – Phil Blank is an excellent local visual artist and musician of many talents who’s been a good friend to the club for a long time. he’s performed in various old-time groups (sometimes accompanied by his equally talented wife April aka the Farmer’s Daughter) as well as in carrboro’s long(ish) standing klezmer group Gmish. He’s back to debut a new project which I’m very excited to check out. he’ll be joined by Elliot Mills and maybe Dan Partidge.

$12 / doors @ 8:00 / music @ 8:30 / seated show / all ages

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That is what I found for music options for your dancing pleasure for this evening. 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.


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:

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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