Night Sounds

Night Sounds

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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Celebrate fall with MLB and Acoustic Allstars

Cooler weather is coming, we’re told. Hopefully, this weekend’s predictions for the long-awaited climate change will prove to be true. So, just in case you haven’t been able to acknowledge the switch of seasons, help is here via the The Muthaload Band live Saturday for an End of Summer Jam at the Pineville Tavern in Pineville.

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Shooter Jennings bring his country style to Lancaster

Whether you call him outlaw country, alt country, southern rock, alt/rock or all of the above, Shooter Jennings – live Saturday at USCL Bundy Auditorium in Lancaster – is the real deal. The only child of country music icons Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, he is most certainly country music royalty.

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Carolina Nation mixes up rock and country sound

Carolina Nation, live Friday at The Sandbar Grill in Rock Hill, claims title to musical land that crosses classic rock regions into country/new country territory. Guitarist Mark Hinson’s longtime spirited pursuit of these genres is at the helm here, lending authenticity to the genre combination.

Videos

Video: Keon Johnson talks about Winthrop's reaction to winning Big South championship

Winthrop clinched the Big South men's basketball regular season championship Saturday, but Keon Johnson's reaction was shared by the team, which appears focused on bigger goals.
Bret McCormick, bmccormick@heraldonline.com
Video: Keon Johnson talks about Winthrop's reaction to winning Big South championship 0:39

Video: Keon Johnson talks about Winthrop's reaction to winning Big South championship

Rock Hill school leaders break ground on new Montessori building 2:27

Rock Hill school leaders break ground on new Montessori building

Fort Mill Middle School celebrates Black History Month 1:30

Fort Mill Middle School celebrates Black History Month

Rock Hill kindergarten students offer message of patriotic unity with words, music 1:53

Rock Hill kindergarten students offer message of patriotic unity with words, music