Night Sounds

Night Sounds

Get rowdy Saturday at Concerts at The Courtroom

Keeping a finger on the pulse of rising musical trends – particularly new talent and upcoming trail blazers – is the mission of Concerts at The Courtroom inside The Gettys Center in Rock Hill. A handy source to expose rock, punk, indie acts, this weekend find the foursome of WolvesX4, Blame It on Bart, Canker Blossom, and Old Fighter making the scene live Saturday.

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The power of music, Saturday at ‘Why is Rock and Roll?’

There is no better method of time travel available to us as popular music. All it takes is a few chords, a bit of melody and a few familiar words to warp us into the past with amazing speed and accuracy. Suddenly, we’re transported to someplace else, recalling the magic associated with that favorite song.

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Classic rock trio ‘like a walking jukebox’

Searching diligently for scoops on bands, live shows, plus new or less familiar artists in the area can be a bit like undercover intelligence work. It’s a little more than who’s playing when or where. ‘Just the facts’ isn’t always nearly enough to reveal more specifics, essential details, and surprises. Weaving through it all can be a challenge but is also usually successful and sometimes surprising even exciting

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Listen to the power of Raine’s rock and blues

Even though the group carries her last name, the band Raine – live Friday at Eaglespeak Coffee House in south Charlotte – is all about combined power and the musical impact. Seven musicians, based in Fort Mill and Charlotte, form the lineup of Raine – singer/songwriter/ guitarist Christina Raine, along with Kennon Knight, drums/vocals; Rodney Wallin, bass; Michael Rone, percussion; Matt Darsey, viola; Dom Val, keyboards/Hammond; and Martin Garlitos, guitar.

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Final call at Amos’ Southend for FireHouse

Before there was was a band named FireHouse, there was this group of ‘band guys’ hanging around in the Charlotte area, writing original songs, rehearsing, networking the region, going to concerts, recording demos, making friends, gigging at area clubs, and other live shows. Then there were label showcases, getting signed to a major label for albums, tours, arena concerts, with all theR & R fantasies of fame and fortune. Except it was all real and they were our friends – a distinct part of the metro music community. They’re our ‘guys’ and an exceptional band.

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Rockers work a crisscross of Southern and country

Relax a bit and balance the holiday frenzy with a little laid-back musical ease from Little Johnny Trailer Trash live Friday at Hobo’s in Fort Mill. Based in the metro area, LJTT is a band of rockers working a crisscross of Southern and country influences by way of smooth melodies and soaring harmonies.

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Kansas celebrates breakthrough album ‘Leftoverture’

It’s time to travel back over the rainbow to find Kansas live, Friday at Bundy Auditorium-USCL in Lancaster. An iconic, innovative band that helped forge the prog/rock niche in the mid-70’s, Kansas is currently touring select cities celebrating the 40th anniversary of their breakthrough album “Leftoverture.”

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Celebrate the music with Leisure McCorkle

You might view Leisure McCorkle live Saturday at The Comet Grill in Charlotte as a great opportunity for an after-Thanksgiving gathering at a cool hangout or be part of that hangout’s 20th anniversary celebration or the annual birthday bash for McCorkle himself.

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Catch a cool blast of blues and jazz

A breezy blast of cool musical mood and attitude is coming this way, courtesy of the 12th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival, Friday in downtown Rock Hill. It’s a crawl from venue to restaurant to club to hangout winding around the Main Street area from 7-11 p.m.

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Disabled Clover couple faces dog fine or jail

Clover couple Johnny Ramsey, 83, a wounded Korean War veteran, and wife, Patty, who is also disabled, say they must pay $1,410 in York County dog violation fines within the next year or potentially face as much as 90 days in jail. Johnny Ramsey was jailed for a weekend in 2012 at age 79 for too much junk in his yard.
Andrew Dys adys@heraldonline.com
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