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Live Music Options for Sunday, January 22 – Wednesday, January 25, 2017 ♦ ♦ ♦   Rocking Around The Region Sunday, January 22, 2017 Singer/Songwriter Mark Wingerter has an early show at Pig Pounder Brewery, located at 1107 Grecade St., Greensboro, NC. He starts giving up his musical offerings this afternoon at 2 pm. Come out and […]

Live Music Options for Sunday, January 22 – Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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Rocking Around The Region

Sunday, January 22, 2017

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Singer/Songwriter Mark Wingerter has an early show at Pig Pounder Brewery, located at 1107 Grecade St., Greensboro, NC. He starts giving up his musical offerings this afternoon at 2 pm. Come out and groove and enjoy the sounds of new original music.


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It’s a great night of fun and hip-hop music at Shiners Pub, located at 435 Dolley Madison Rd., Greensboro, NC. Here is what I learned about the details on the Facebook event page:

Iconoclast Crew & Hip Hop Dads present


Dirt N Poncho’s Wolves, Wiseguys & Warlords Album Release

Sun Jan 22 at Shiners 435 Dolley Madison Ave












$5 advance Tickets Available on, through performers or at Shiners Bar.

$7 day of Show.

Ages 18 and older with ID

$5 surcharge for under 21

Doors open at 8pm

Show begins at 9pm

Artists’ merchandise available to purchase


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Come check out the fun ragtime sounds of Ethan Uslan today from 4-5 pm at Steinway Piano Gallery, located at 1562 Highwoods Blvd., Greensboro, NC. Here are more details on the artist:

SPG-Live! Presents ‘From Ragtime to Riches!’ with pianist, Ethan Uslan. Mr. Uslan has a fine way of treating our Steinway! He is a ragtime/jazz pianist based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Uslan is a 3-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest (yes – that really exists!) and has performed all over the USA, Europe, and Cyberspace, where his jazzed-up Für Elise has gone viral. All SPG-Live! concerts are informal, family friendly, and free of charge.

Light Reception follows the concert.


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It is a triple bill of sweet sounds of original music on display tonight at The Blind Tiger, located at 1819 Spring Garden St., Greensboro, NC. Doors open at 8 pm with music starting at 9 pm. This is an all ages show. Tickets are $8.00 at the door plus $5.00 surcharge for those under 21. On stage tonight you can check out Collective Dreaming; Laila Nur & The Love Riot and The Blind Spots.  Here is what I learned  about the event on the Facebook event page:

The Blind Spots return to The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC!

And we’re in great company too!

Laila Nur & The Love Riot & Collaborative Dreaming~


Laila Nur & The Love Riot [LNLR] is an experimental, folk-rock & indieSoul ensemble of musicians from North Carolina. Fused with lyrically charged Hip-Hop and eclectic soulful melodies, LNLR is an electrifying experience of revolutionary love through music. This eargasmic band is comprised of singer-songwriter & guitarist Laila Nur, violist Kasey Horton, bassist & music producer Joshua Mckelvey, and the all-band, all-instrument local legend Matty Sheets.


For many years Travis Griggs was a solo artist playing bars, coffee shops and street corners as an acoustic singer/songwriter act. Now he has started to collaborate with other artists to bring his true vision into reality. You never know what instrumentation to expect as Travis has played sets including cello, tuba, sax and many other instruments an arrangements over the recent months. With plenty of material and recording to start soon Travis Griggs & Friends is sure to produce a unique and fun sound. Enjoy 🙂


Sooooo much goodness!

Here we come, Greensboro!!!


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Looking around the RDU area I found a gig that offers balance and music, happening in Durham at The Shed Jazz Club, located at 801 Main St., Durham., NC. The coast is $10 and music and balance start at 4 pm. Here are more details from the Facebook event page:

Sahaja Spirit: The Spontaneous Flow of Consciousness

A Yoga + Live Music Experience with Carson Efird + Joe Westerlund

Sunday, January 22, 2017 // 4pm-6pm // The Shed, Durham, NC // $10

We create spontaneous yoga and live music happenings that reflect our background in collaboratively improvised movement and sound. We explore how musical rhythm amplifies the internal rhythms of the body through Prana Vinyasa yoga created by Shiva Rea. We are also interested in how natural rhythms of the body liberate musical vocabulary into more human, organic, biological time signatures based on our studies with Milford Graves.

We encourage practitioners to relax into their natural beings and move to a rhythm, in practice and in the world, that is more in tune with their authentic groove. Our intention is to fully integrate movement and sound within holistic yoga experiences and reveal the dedicated embodied practices of yoga + music through a heart-felt in-the-flesh aesthetic. May we embrace the creative processes of our lives.

In the spirit of our interdisciplinary arts training, we look forward to sharing our yoga and live music happening at The Shed demonstrating that yoga consciousness can happen any and everywhere – outdoors, indoors, yoga studios, art galleries, living rooms, back yards, festivals, performance spaces, parks and the like. Join us for an afternoon of raising the collective vibration through movement and sound.

Bring a yoga mat if you have one. No previous yoga experience necessary.


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For those who have plenty of balance and are ready to rock, School of Rock Cary proudly presents the David Bowie Tribute Show. Works of the legend focusing on the 70’s and early 80’s material including Space Oddity, Suffragate City, Under pressure, and all the classics! This event is taking place at Motorco Music Hall, located at 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham, NC. There is a tribute concert covering the music of the legendary David Bowie. The show starts at 4 pm and the cost is $5.00.


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For those who missed church services, you are in luck. Come on out for a Christian Music Spectacular Winter Jam taking place today at PNC Arena, located at 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh, NC. Tickets are a requested donation for $10.00 for this event featuring numerous artist all listed in the ad above!

Jam Nation: 4:30 PM

Doors Open/Pre-Jam Party: 6:00 PM

Show Time: 7:00 PM

Winter Jam is an incredible evening of live concerts by the top artists in Christian music, plus worship and ministry, to encourage believers and share the good news with those who have yet to trust Christ.


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There will be some good music coming from the stage at The Blue Note Grill, located at 709 Washington Ave., Durham, NC. This free show starts at 5 pm which, of course, is right in time for supper. Might as well enjoy music with some great food here!

This is what I learned about the players on the Facebook event page:

That dynamic trio, James, Pace & Preslar, will be returning to The Blue Note Grill with their mixture of originals and cover arrangements ranging from blues, R&B and including a few musical surprises here and there.

For those who may not know, the band consists of guitarist/vocalist T.A. James (bassist for Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos and Josh Preslar Band, as well as second guitarist with Good Rocking Sam), bassist Josh Preslar (guitarist/bandleader for Josh Preslar Band), and drummer Kelly Pace (Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos, Josh Preslar Band, and Sonic Prophets). With their kind of dynamics and drive, they will be a feast for the ears and the feet.


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Live tonight at The Swansboro Yacht Club, located at 126 W Corbett Ave., Swansboro, NC; you can enjoy the great grooves of  Manson Evans & The Lively Band, performing tonight from 5 pm- 8 pm.


Jump back honey, jump back…there is a birthday going on today in Carolina Beach and they will be rocking and swinging to the sounds of The Phantom Playboys, live from 2pm-6 pm at Good Hops Brewing Company, located at 801 Harper Ave, Carolina Beach, NC.

Here are the details I found about this event on the Facebook event page:

It’s Kenna Maude Rock’s Birthday!! Join the birthday girl, friends and family for a Sunday afternoon with The Phantom Playboys, live at Good Hops Brewing!

T’Geaux Boys local food truck will be on site serving tasty Cajun food! Donate $20 towards the cost of the band and receive a free meal! $50 donation gets you two meals!

This Monday Tuesday Wednesday leading up to the event, dine at Uncle Vinnys, mention KENNA and receive 25% off your food bill (no alcohol)! Uncle Vinnys will donate that amount towards the cost of the band!!!


Live Music Options for Monday, January 23, 2017

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There is a concert on Monday at UNCG College of the Performing Arts, located at 100 McIver St., Greensboro, NC. The concert starts at 7:30 pm and the music will sound until 9 pm. Here are details on the performer and the band that will join him for this special concert event:

Trumpeter, composer, and educator Jon Ailabouni is an adjunct faculty of music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa where he directs the Jazz Band, coaches jazz combos, and teaches trumpet and improvisation. As a performer, Jon has been featured at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago, the Detroit International Jazz Festival, and Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City and in concerts alongside Kurt Elling, Paquito D’Rivera, Bob Mintzer, Fred Hersch, Donny McCaslin, Bobby Watson, Edward Simon, John Clayton, Jamey Haddad, and the New York Voices. Jon’s interests in collaborative and interdisciplinary work have led to multiple large-scale works featuring his composition including In Search of America with author Robert Wolf, Highway 57 with choreographer Blake Nellis, Chet Baker: In A Blue Room with Nellis and actor Kristen Underwood, and Body of Water, The Invitation Game, and Who Do You Trust? With choreographer Jane Hawley. Jon can be reached at


Chad Eby – saxophone

Thomas Linger – piano

Charlton Provatas – bass

Daniel Faust – drums


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There is a triple bill of eclectic music lined up for Monday at King’s, located at 14 W Martin Ave, Raleigh, NC. To check out the bands on the bill, click the clicks below:



Big Spider’s Back

$8 Advance Tickets

$10 at the door.

8:00pm Doors

9:00pm Show


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It is METAL MONDAY at Pour House Music Hall 224 S Blount St., Raleigh, NC. On the bill for a full night of hard and heavy rock are Crowd Hollar, Hyper Vyper and DethCadence. They will rock your souls with three set of thrashing licks.. Doors open at 8 pm, the show starts at 9 pm and the rock won’t stop til 1:30 am. There is a $5.00 cover at the door.


Live Music Options for Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Blues lovers and fans of Doyle Bramhall II are in luck, as this player has a show slotted for Tuesday evening at Motorco Music Hall, located at 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham, NC. Tickets and a full show schedule for this artist can be found by visiting this link

Below is more about the artist from Wikipedia:

Doyle Bramhall II is an American musician, producer, guitarist, and songwriter known for his work with Eric Clapton, Roger Waters and many others. He is the son of the songwriter and drummer Doyle Bramhall.Early lifeBramhall was born in Texas and lived half of his life in Northern California. His father, Doyle Bramhall, Sr., played drums for the legendary bluesmen Lightnin’ Hopkins and Freddie King and was a lifelong collaborator with his childhood friends Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan.Music careerWhen Bramhall was 18, he toured with Jimmie Vaughan’s band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Two years later he co-founded the blues rock band Arc Angels with fellow Austinite Charlie Sexton and members from Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section, Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon. In 1996,he released his first solo album, Doyle Bramhall II. Following the 1999 release of Jellycream, Bramhall’s second album and first for RCA, he received phone calls from both Roger Waters and Eric Clapton. Bramhall joined Waters on his In the Flesh tour, playing lead guitar and providing background and lead vocals, replacing Pink Floyd’s lead singer and guitarist David Gilmour in the Pink Floyd songs. His performances were recorded on the subsequent live album and DVD, In the Flesh – Live. Bramhall also played guitar on Clapton’s Riding With The King, a collaboration with B.B. King. The album included versions of Clapton’s and King’s songs, and covers of blues songs—including two Bramhall-penned tracks originally from Jellycream.


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From metal on Monday to Roots rock Tuesday, Pour House Music Hall always offers great music. On the agenda for this Tuesday are three great artist that are known to the roots music scene. Tickets for this show are $5.00 and is payable at the door. Below is the information I found on the Facebook event page:

Three great musical presentations:


Emily Stewart

Star FK Radium


Sound Advice: Eric Sommer – Cincinnatti City Beat, December 8, 2016

Singer/songwriter Eric Sommer is an unbelievable intersection of improbable influences and experiences channeled into an amazingly diverse catalog and a résumé that reads more like a musical adventure novel than a series of career bullet points.

Sommer emerged from the Boston music scene in the ’80s with a vengeance, a Folk guitarist with a percussive, open-tuning style adapted from the likes of David Bromberg, Steve Howe, Townes Van Zandt and Brit Folk legend Davy Graham. But Boston was also a hotbed of New Wave, Power Pop and Punk at that point, and Sommer absorbed those influences as well, creating a Byrdsian jangle sound that earned him opening slots for national touring acts and regular bookings at the renowned Paradise Theatre.

Sommer eventually relocated to Europe where he scored tours with Bram Tchaikovsky, Wreckless Eric and Nick Lowe, calling Denmark and the Netherlands home for a while. After honing his personal songwriting style and playing every conceivable club on the European circuit, Sommer returned to Boston homeless and broke.

Living on the streets and in abandoned squats, Sommer played every available open mic and picked up guitar tips from David Landau and Gary Burton/Steve Howe Sideman Mick Goodrick, which led to the formation of a trio called The Atomics, which offered up an American version of Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson and Nick Lowe during its run. While The Atomics opened for the Dead Kennedys and Gang of Four and became one of Boston’s best local New Wave outfits, Sommer was finding constant inspiration in the works of Jeff Beck, Pat Martino, Joe Pass and Charlie Christian.

With The Atomics’ dissolution, Sommer’s wanderlust took him to New York, Atlanta and finally the suburbs of Washington, D.C., where he founded the Georgetown Film Festival and embarked on a phase of independent film scoring. Since then, Sommer has been a troubadour with no fixed address, playing well over 250 gigs a year and slowing down just long enough to record a handful of brilliant albums, including Rainy Day Karma with his band, Solar Flares, and his latest solo effort, Brooklyn Bolero.

If there’s any lingering doubt about Sommer’s supernatural versatility, consider that he’s opened for Old 97’s, Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins, Bluegrass icon Jerry Douglas, Mates of State, Dr. John, Leon Redbone and Built to Spill. Whether in band or one-man form (which nakedly showcases his amazing acoustic Blues guitar stylings), Sommer is a living history of contemporary music and a musical force of nature.


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For fans of the pickers and grinners come on out to Raleigh Times Bar, located at 14 East Hargett St., Raleigh, NC. This is a free weekly feature with music starting at 7:30 pm.

Every week, Younger Brother Productions presents

Beer & Banjos at Raleigh Times Bar


Karen Smedley with Three Jack Jenny

Free Event


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Bella’s Bartok and Madd Hatters, have shows this Tuesday evening at The Juggling Gypsy Cafe, located at 1614 Castle St., Wilmington, NC. For more information on this show call the Cafe today at (910) 763-2223.

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Live Music Options for Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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There is a great show happening on Wednesday, January 25, at Deep South The Bar, located at 430 S Dawson St., Raleigh, NC. There are five band in the spotlight and you can learn all about them all before the show by checking out the links I found on the Facebook event page:

The Ivory


The Second After

Awake At Last

Little Volcanoes

$1 21+ / $3 ages under 21

January 25th at Deep South the Bar

Doors: 7pm

Show: 8pm


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On Wednesday evening at Kings, located at 14 W Martin St., Raleigh there is a concert featuring the performance of Vermin Supreme and Rob Potylo. Tickets for this show are $10 in advance or $12 the night of the show. For tickets you can visit this link:

For more information of the performers I have included links to their pages and all the info I found on the Facebook event page:

Vermin Supreme

Rob Potylo

There were harsh political realities when President for Life Vermin The First took office.

At the time of his ascent to the White House there were over 300,000,000 Americans in America’s previous borders. At the time there were only 200,000 ponies in the whole country.

It was a recipe for civil unrest. These were not just political realities, these were

reality realities. There was a very stark choice to make. On the table, would it be the mass execution of some 299,7000+ Americans in order to achieve proper pony/ human parity …or something else.

Although there were some drawbacks to consider, mostly they were merely questions of ethics and public relations. The population was demanding their ponies…Ponies that were nowhere in sight.

It was a time of heightened international tensions. No one would have blamed Tyrant Supreme if he had ordered the National Dental Guard to carry out a full-scale massacre of the civilian population. It was high time actually. The veneer of civility, that had protected Americans from such real political unrest for quite some time, was wearing thin. The quaint and oft repeated notion that, “It can’t happen here”, was truly just a lack of imagination. It didn’t help at all, that recently installed Dictator Forever Vermin Supreme was completely and utterly insane. How this deranged hobo made it all the way into the White House was still not completely understood.” – from his book I Pony


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Asheville based five piece groove band, Jahman Brahman have a show on Wednesday evening at Pour House Music Hall located at 224 S Blount St., Raleigh, NC . They will share the stage that night with Bella’s Bartok.

Come on out for a great night of gypsy funk and fun original music.


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I found out about a new music series being featured at The Calico Room located at 107 S Front St., Wilmington, NC. Here is what I learned on the Facebook event page.



~ sponsored by Outerspace Vodka ~

MARTIAN MOB presents a monthly ‘boiler room’ inspired underground party located in the heart of downtown Wilmington. Embrace your inner weird.

Live stream link will be available soon.


~ Sightlow ~

~ Brewtal ~

~ LITT ~

and a special guest DJ performance from our good friend SOUTHPAW (Zack Hunter).

Visuals by Ray Charles

LIVE meming by @kidsthesedaysac (instagram) admin, 808by

Media coverage by Highwatters.

$3 entry // drink specials running all night

Music starts at 10 pm and continues til 2 am.

Well folks that is where you can find live music in the days ahead. Please share this blog with friends so we can all get out and enjoy the dance.


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