NCMZ.LIVE ~ NC’s Best Source for Live Music Options And Local Band News ~ Thursday, January 12, 2017



Live Music Options for Thursday, January 12, 2017

~ Rockin’ Around the Region ~

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You can enjoy supper and some live music at Poblano’s Mexican Bar & Grill, located at 5710 High Point Rd., Greensboro. On the menu for serving up live music is James Vincent Carroll, who will be performing from 6:30-9:30 pm. Here is what I found on Facebook:

Classic Rock hits from the 70’s-90’s by JVC on his acoustic guitar!
James also mixes in lots of his original written songs that people continue to learn to love!
Follow James on facebook at:
official website:
*music available on itunes, spotify, amazon and


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Aaron Lewis kicks off a three night stint through NC in Greensboro tonight, with a live performance at the Cone Denim Entertainment center, located at 117 S Elm St., Greensboro, NC.  Concert starts at 7  and concludes about 10 pm.  On Friday night he will be live at The Ritz, located at 2820 Industrial Dr., Raleigh, NC. Music there starts at 8 pm for that show. On Saturday night you can Lewis in Charlotte on stage at Coyote Joe‘s located, at 4621 Wilkinson Blvd. Charlotte, NC. For tickets and a full tour itinerary visit this link:


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Thursday’s offer a weekly open mic session at Common Grounds, located at 602 S Elam St., Greensboro, NC. This event is hosted by Carrie Paz and it starts at 8 pm.


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Having a look around the Asheville area, live tonight at The Odditorium, located at 1045 Haywood, Rd., Asheville, NC. This show starts at 8 pm and runs til midnight. There is a cover charge of $6.00 and part of that money will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

On stage for your rocking fix will be Egg Eaters, Hard Rocket and Dirty Badgers. This is what I found on the Events page on Facebook:

Asheville is revolting! The Dirty Badgers, Hard Rocket, The Ointment Appointment, and Egg Eaters will play their loudest, angriest, most revolting songs at The Odditorium in response to current national politics. Part of the cover will go to Planned Parenthood.


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Also taking place in the region, you can check out Tweed with The Landing, live tonight at The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall, located at 55 College St., Asheville, NC. Here is what I found on the Facebook Event page:

Genre: Jamtronica

Cover: FREE

Show: 10PM

Ages: 21+


Tweed inspires and excites through music fueled by high energy performance and improvisation. Just as their namesake fabric of mingling colors and textures, Tweed has interwoven a psychedelic web of funk, rock and electronica. The band was formed at University of Delaware and now calls Philadelphia its stomping ground. Their collaboration can take listeners from multi-layered visions through the psyche to sweaty, raging dance parties driven by their own incessant beat.

“Tweed has become one of the hottest up-and-coming bands, quickly expanding their audience and repertoire… Tweed takes you on a euphoric journey through a wormhole to the future with what they have coined ‘jamchronica.’ Their progressive style mixed with heavy synth effects produces epic, layered jams that any livetronica head is sure to be pulled into.” – HeadSpace Magazine



The Landing

Turning the struggle of finding one’s place in the Universe into an anthem for the optimistic.


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The final show I found, around that way, is at Creekside Taphouse, located at 8 Beverly Rd., Asheville, NC. That is where you can enjoy the sounds of Jordan Okrend. He will be live from 7-10 this evening. Here is more on the artist :

Jordan Okrend
“Sonically Jordan’s sound is rooted in acoustic soul, blues, folk, and rock. His music is comforting. Hope is brought to life by his socially conscious lyrics. Okrend aims to uplift and encourage the listener and perhaps most importantly himself.”
– This Is Not The Radio



Live tonight at Prissy Polly’s  BBQ Restaurant, located at 729 NC Highway 66 S, Kernersville, NC., you can enjoy dinner and a serving of live music from The Mystery Hillbillies. They will be dishing it out from 6-8:30 pm.



Matt Phillips will be laying it down at The Blue Note Grill, located at 709 Washington Ave., Durham, NC. His show is slotted for 6:30-9:30, making for a great option for dinner and a show for folks in Durham. NC.


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It’s a Rent Party at The Lindy Lab, located 2603 S Miami Blvd, Durham, NC; with the legendary Boilermaker Jazz Band. The doors open at  7 pm and the show goes until 11 pm. Here are the details from the Facebook event page:

The incredible and legendary Boilermaker Jazz Band from Pittsburgh, PA will be making their Rent Party debut on Thursday, January 12, 2017! We will be co-sponsoring this event with The Lindy Lab because it’s so special and we want it to be the biggest and best Rent Party yet! We’ll be opening up studio 4 next door for overflow dance space and kick off 2017 right, with swingouts to one of the best swing dance bands in the world!

7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. lesson with Hilary Buck and Doug Noel – see the Lindy Lab lessons page for more details:

8 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – dance in The Lindy Lab back studio (with the orange door frame) at Triangle Dance Studio and spillover into Studio 4.

Admission is pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $10.00.

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Checking out the rest of the RDU area, live at The Ritz in Raleigh it’s The Brothers Osborne. Check out this stop on the Dirty Rich Tour tonight. Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm.This is a general admission show and tickets are $31.58 and you can get yours by going here:


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Over at the Berkeley Cafe, 217 W Martin St., Raleigh, NC, you can get down with Countdown Quartet from 8-11 pm

Basically pre-recordings original members Dave Wright, Dave “Smokebreak” Andrews, Steve Grothmann and Morgan Watchdog Davis and possibly Pete Lamb or Tim Smith on sax. 2 hour show. Not playing all night. Folks gotta work. Crispy like a free to don’t pay the bills. Look forward to a passionate approximation of “music”


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Live tonight at The Lincoln Theater, located at 126 E Cabarrus St., Raleigh, NC; it is the Infamous Stringdusters. Tickets are $25.00 plus tax and this is a general admission. Doors open at 8 pm.Here is what I learned on the Facebook Event page:

At the helm of today’s bluegrass advancement stands The Infamous Stringdusters. Composed of Andy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (upright bass), this acoustic quintet combines a collective skill set seldom rivaled, but often reveled.

The Stringdusters’ resume includes six studio albums, four International Bluegrass Music Association awards, and a Grammy nomination, but their true brilliance lies in their passion for live performance. Intricate harmonies, cleverly composed arrangements and their profound commitment to presentation induces traditionalists and newcomers to stomp their feet on common ground.

With a nod to the past and a firm foot down on the gas toward the future, the ‘Dusters “…don’t leave bluegrass behind; they’re stretching it from within.” – New York Times


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It’s a great night of local talent and beer on tap at The Pour House Music Hall, located at 224 Blount St. Raleigh, NC. Here is who is on the bill as per the Facebook Event page:

Join us for a Local Band-Local Beer Fest.

Wild Fur

Onward, Soldiers

the grand shell game

$5 cover ($3 with college ID): presented by Younger Brother Productions, The Pour House Music Hall, WKNC 88.1 FM, and Raleigh Brewing Company


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There is an acoustic/electric open jam every week at Korner Pocket Sports Bar & Grill, located at 8505 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC. Pack up the gear bag and call the band and have some fun tonight. Music starts about 9:30 pm and the jam continues til 1:30 am.

Acoustic / Electric Open Mic / Open Jam every Thursday night. Drum kits will be set up so come solo or bring the band! We want to hear you! Bring some friends and enjoy our dance floor and good food. Hope to see you there!



~ Cruisin’ the Coast ~

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Scearce & Ketner are live tonight at Saltwater Grill located at 99 Church St., Swansboro, NC. They are the pick for dinner and a show for those in that area of the Crystal Coast. Check them out from 6-9 pm.



Wild Honey has a show tonight at Carolina Home and Garden. Located at 4778 NC Highway 24,  Newport, NC. There is a $5.00 music cover and the show starts at 6:30 pm.


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Looking around the southern shore region, The Mango Band will be performing live tonight at Paso Fino located at 29 Van Campen Blvd. Wilmington NC. Come on out and enjoy some fine Mexican fare and enjoy the drink specials and live music. Music kicks off at 9 pm.


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After Funk (Toronto, ON)

Live at The Whiskey

1 S  Front St.
Wilmington, NC

Thursday, January 12, 2017

9:00 pm til 1:00 am


~ Gettin’ Down, Around Town, New Bern ~

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Live tonight at The City Laundry, located at 901 Pollock St, New Bern, NC, it is Vintage Thursday featuring the sounds of the talented Alisa Mike. Come enjoy same famed jazz standards and fun show tunes while grabbing a bite and enjoy a glass of wine or a cold beer. Show time is 6:30 pm. This show is free.



The Brown Pelican, located at 411 Broad St., New Bern, NC, hosts an open mic each Thursday. Players are welcome to jam between 7-10 pm. All players are welcome, so pack up the gear and meet us there.

Well kids that is where you can go dance tonight. I know that after a long weekend in the house last week, we deserve a long weekend out this week, so let’s dance tonight!

Where ever you end up make sure you keep kindness close, tip your servers well and please share some love with the music makers who help you enjoy the dance.

If you have a gig in NC, own a venue here that supports live music, are planning an event with live entertainment and wish for it to appear here you can find me on Facebook

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