Get your musical mojo working at the 9th annual Blues & Jazz Festival Friday in downtown Rock Hill.
Seven restaurants, pubs and venues allow for an easy, steady roll through town to take in the influx of musicians, bands, and artists coming together for the 2013 event.
Some locations are returning venues, while a few are new participants. Likewise, there are familiar favorites along with some fresh faces.
Let the record show that those charged with entertaining The Courtroom at The Gettys Building are a classy gathering of well known area talent. Making an appearance here will be Bristo Blue with The Oneppo Brothers Band plus openers LSD and Annie Loggins.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Bristo Blue aka Scott Bristow is a known contender with bona fide blues and rock roots. His resume runs for decades with journeyman club credentials to reveal his progressive rock foundation fortified with a foray of funk and melodic mystery.
The Oneppo Brothers Band join Bristo Blue to bolster classic rock and roll expertise with a kick of blues. You name it, they play it guaranteeing a wealth of hit integrity via The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Muddy Waters, and much more. The band includes brothers Butch Oneppo, acoustic guitar/ vocals and David Oneppo, bass/ harp/vocals; also Steig Johnson, lead guitar/vocals; and Mark Neal, drums. They guarantee a good time.
Also on this bill features the opening act known as LSD, the crafty title for the talented trio of Lee Johnson, Scott Bristow and Dusty Singleton. Just looking at the personnel in all the acts here guarantees a big ol’ slammin’ jam is inevitable with Bristo Blue, The Oneppo Brothes Band, LSD, and Annie Loggins live Friday at The Courtroom at The Gettys’ Building on East Main St.
Be sure to catch Carrie Marshall at The City Club; Thel Petty at Erin’s Restaurant; Curley White at Jimmy John’s; Willie ‘Bluesman’ Roach at McHale’s on Main; Ironing Board Sam at Millstone Pizza & Taphouse; and Gabriel Bello at Thi’s on Main. Enjoy a wealth of blues, jazz, and hot rockin’ Friday in downtown Rock Hill for the 9th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival . For more info, go to yorkcountyarts.org.
What better way to welcome October and a Halloween state of mind than to experience Wednesday 13 live Sunday at Tremont Music Hall, in Charlotte.
Often found touring overseas, this is a hometown gig mixing the trademark Wednesday 13 macabre sinister side and his affinity for horror and shock rock double entendre from the Alice Cooper and Kiss school of rock.
His fifth solo album, “The Dixie Dead,’ was released in February and a new concert DVD, ‘Scream Britain Scream’ is slated for an early 2014 release.
In a recent interview, Wednesday confirmed to me his Charlotte area roots and that returning to Tremont is especially significant regarding “songs I played in Charlotte, songs I wrote in Charlotte” and that he is always “super excited to come back to play a home town gig.”
As for style and genre, “My music and show vibe is the same thing as when you go see a B horror movie. You know it’s not real. Not over thinking it,” Wednesday said.
“It’s a little scary yet still fun. I’m not preaching anything, just energetic rock. A sense of humor is a big part of it.” Walk with zombies, explore “Transylvania 90210” and “Look What the Bats Dragged In” when you encounter Wednesday 13 live Sunday along with Cold Blue Rebels, Mortified Mortician, The Fill Ins at Tremont Music Hall, 400 West Tremont Ave., Charlotte. Call 704- 343-9494 or visit tremontmusichall.com for concert information. Get details on the music at facebook.com/officialwednesday13; and wednesday-13.com.
Friday: Chubby Knuckles at Amici Lovin Oven, Rock Hill; Weekends at Empire Pizza and Bar, Newport-Rock Hill; AntiSeen Pre-Party with Judas Bullethead, Biggy Stardust and his Wretched Hive, more at Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte; Bands and Beats Festival at Amos’ Southend, Charlotte; Sons of Bill, Toy Soldiers at Visulite Theater, Charlotte; Treehouse at The Saloon-NC Music Factory, Charlotte; Dr. Dan Matrazzo and The Looters at Double Door Inn, Charlotte; The Shine Brothers, more at Snug Harbor, Charlotte; Carbonari, Sun Brothers, more at Milestone, Charlotte; Chris Sanchez, John Linker Band at Puckett’s Farm Equipment, Charlotte; Nita B and The Swingin’ Soiree at Smokey Joe’s Café, Charlotte; Soden, Red Danny B, Ghost Wars, more at The Chop Shop-NoDa, Charlotte; Flagship, All The Bright Lights, Jeremy Current at Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte and Nora Jane Struthers and Party Line at the Evening Muse, Charlotte.
• Saturday: Chubby Knuckles at The Long Branch, Rock Hill; The Oneppo Brothers at Beef O’Brady’s, Fort Mill; Bonfire at Ziggy’s Grille House, Fort Mill; Hollywood Logan’s Legendary Drifters at Sylvia Theater, York; AntiSeen 30 Year Anniversary with The Meatmen, The Hookers at Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte; Purgatory at Amos’ Southend, Charlotte; Michael Tracy at Smokey Joe’s Café, Charlotte; Indigo Girls with Charlotte Symphony Pops at Belk Theater, Charlotte; Big Mamma’s House of Burlesque at The Visulite Theater, Charlotte; The Coal Men, Reagan Boggs at Double Door Inn, Charlotte; Secret Hospital, Black Market, more at Snug Harbor, Charlotte; Daniel Amedee, Sarah Burke at The Saloon-NC Music Factory, Charlotte; JT and The Dragpipes at Puckett’s Farm Equipment, Charlotte; Kilahpalooza with Colby Doggs Band, Grown Up Avenger Stuff, Lucky Five at NC Music Factory, Charlotte; Gregory Alan Isakov, Patrick Park at Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte; Chris Tapper at Evening Muse, Charlotte and Archie Powell and The Exports, Elim Bolt at Evening Muse, Charlotte.
Sunday: Serenade to Autumn at Booth Playhouse, Charlotte and Charlotte Arts Showcase at Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte.
• Monday: Trivium, Sylosis, After the Burial, Devildriver at The Fillmore, Charlotte; Tattermask, Taproot, Righteous Vendetta, Blu Avenue, Absoulute Conviction at The Chop Shop-NoDa, Charlotte; Open Mic with Curtis Eller at Evening Muse, Charlotte; Open Mic with 3 Piece Bucket at Puckett’s Farm Equipment, Charlotte and Monday Night All Stars at Double Door Inn, Charlotte.
• Tuesday: Open Mic Night with Frank Sciandra at Patti’s Backstage, Rock Hill; 21st Century Goliath, Scorpion Child, Mothership, at Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte; Aimee Mann at McGlohon Theater, Charlotte; Soulbird presents a SongVersation with India.Arie at The Fillmore, Charlotte; Bill Hanna Jazz Jam at Double Door Inn, Charlotte and Beer Cocktails with Mike Waters, Stacey Leazer at Heist Brewery, Charlotte.
• Wednesday: The Fighting Jamesons, Ghost of Bannockburn, All Rise at Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte; Michael McDonald at Knight Theater, Charlotte; Passafire, Ballyhoo at the Visulite Theater, Charlotte; Dead Winter Carpenters at Double Door Inn, Charlotte; Dixie Moon at Puckett’s Farm Equipment, Charlotte; Super Ape at Snug Harbor, Charlotte and American Docs at Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte.
• Thursday: Sourvein, Musket King, more at Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte; Yonder Mountain String Band at Amos’ Southend, Charlotte and Buddy Guy at Knight Theater, Charlotte
“And that was all she wrote.”
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