The summer concert season is off and running. Let’s kick it off with an area rock heavyweight –The Joe Davis Band – live Saturday at the Sylvia Theater in York.
Simply stated The Joe Davis Band delivers hard rock/southern metal with soul. Oh, but it’s much more than that. On the JDB website there’s the pledge: “We are a heavy metal hard rock band from the south. We will never be anything else.”
So, any way you look at it, the musical direction here is not only clear but deliberate. And that’s okay, because sometimes you’ve just got to have your rock delivered with slammin,’ jamming purpose, focused firmly on the righteous side of hard and heavy.
The JDB does exactly that thanks to the clear vision of guitarist/songwriter/band namesake Joe Davis, an authentic powerhouse player whose dramatic melodic metal conjures what can only be called “guitar voodoo” with a dynamic dash of myth and mystery.
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The level of commitment found in The JDB is shared wholeheartedly by faithful fans, friends, followers. The band and Davis have won awards, played support for nationals, presented solo showcases, recorded and distributed a live music video and released 7 albums.
The JDB features Davis, guitar/vocals plus Jeff McDonald, drums and Keith Anderson, bass. Together they want to rock the world.
Expect plenty of ‘good rocking’ from The Joe Davis Band Saturday, along with guests Mason Jar, at the Sylvia Theater, 27 North Congress Street, downtownYork. Call 684-5590 or go to sylviatheater.com for concert details. For more on the music, visitthejoedavisband.com.
“It was twenty years ago…” circa 1995 when WEND106.5 The End stepped into the radio arena in the Charlotte metro area and will celebrate that milestone with the 106.5 Birthday Bash featuring Cake, New Politics, Flagship & Big Data live Saturday at the Uptown Amphitheatre-NC Music Factory, Charlotte.
Touting a playlist of new and emerging music – which then would have been heavy on grunge – WEND began their tenure as rowdy, rude rock central. WEND is also the only Charlotte rock-oriented radio station that has consistently stayed in touch with the local music scene thanks largely to in-studio performances plus the Sunday night specialty show ‘90 Minutes’ hosted faithfully by Divakar Shukla.
Led by metro area radio veteran Jack Daniel, joined by Davikar WEND has presented a host of DJ’s over the years. Among the on air DJs currently find: Chris Rozak, DZL aka Diesel, plus newer personalities: Woody & Wilcox; Chelsea Paxton; and others.
Along with a format and focus on rock, WEND also produced popular live music events annually including the ‘Not -So-Acoustic Christmas’ and their ‘Weenie Roast’ Concert. Now add the special live music event meant to celebrate their 20 Year Anniversary with the 106.5 Birthday Bash featuring Cake, New Politics, Flagship & Big Data live Saturday at the Uptown Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Boulevard in Charlotte. Call 704-549-5555 for ticket info and more event details at106.5.com.
Friday: Crashbox at Luke’s Sports Bar & Grill, Rock Hill; Christina Raine and LS Brown at Hobo’s, Fort Mill; Natty Boh Duo at Carowinds, Fort Mill; Shotgun Saints at Pineville Tavern, Pineville; Kailee Silver at Mama’s Coffee House, Pineville; Michael Tracy, Fiftywatt Freight Train at Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte; Marta Christmas & Scaldcat at EagleSpeak Coffee House, Charlotte; George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Bubonik Funk at Amos’ Southend, Charlotte; Dave Haywood at Romare Bearden Park, Charlotte; Milo Greene, Hey Marseilles at Visulite Theater, Charlotte; Joe Ely, Lucette, Wavy Train at Double Door Inn, Charlotte; Temperance League, 6 String Drag, Tim Lee 3 at Snug Harbor, Charlotte; The Groove at Imani’s Fusion Café, Charlotte; Drop It w-Yellow Claw at The Fillmore, Charlotte; Flat Black Cadillac at Puckett’s Farm Equipment, Charlotte; Ascension w-Neptune Project at Chop Shop, Charlotte; Wilfrido Vargas at Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte; The Contenders: Jay Nash & Josh Day, Firekid; Mike Farris; at Evening Muse, Charlotte;
Saturday: Tantrum at Luke’s Sports Bar & Grill, Rock Hill; Joe Davis Band at Sylvia Theater, York; Whiskey Sons, Huckleberry Shyne, Lilly Brothers at Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte; Neil Jackson Band, Xend Yang Band, Bald of Clay, Sidewalk Picasso at Amos’ Southend, Charlotte; Scoot, Scooby, Brickhouse at Wild Wing- Epicenter, Charlotte; Porter Blue at Comet Grill, Charlotte; Atlas Road Crew, The Southern Belles, more at Visulite Theater, Charlotte; Randy Franklin & The Sardines, Carson Hill at Double Door Inn, Charlotte; Early Show (3PM): Jams(Brother Reade), Rapper Shane & Elevator Jay; 10 PM Show: Knowne Ghost, Oulipo, Wall of Ears, Kyowa at Snug Harbor, Charlotte; Move at Crown Station Pub, Charlotte; Michael Alan and the Muxaic at Common Market-Southend, Charlotte; Dirt Poor, Back South at Sycamore Brewing Company, Charlotte; Wes Cook at Tin Roof, Charlotte; Barry Manilow, Dave Kox at Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte; 106.5 WEND Birthday Bash w-Cake, Politics, Flagship, Big Data at Uptown Amphitheatre, Charlotte; Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops at Stumptown Park, Matthews; Summer Metal Fest with Auxilia, Unicron, My Dearest Destroyer, Butterfly Corpse, more at Chop Shop, Charlotte; Machinist, Dying Whale, Pallor, more at Milestone, Charlotte; Folk Soul Revival at Puckett’s Farm Equipment, Charlotte; William Fitzsimmons, Denison Witmer at Neighborhood Theater, Charlotte; John Moreland, Christian Lee Hutson; Spectralux; at Evening Muse, Charlotte.
Sunday: Fish Out of Water, Hunter’s Travesty at Sycamore Brewing-South End, Charlotte; Ringo Deathstarr, Beauty Pill, Shadowgraphs, DJ Scott Weaver at Snug Harbor, Charlotte; Grand Vapids, Release the Dog at Milestone, Charlotte; Justine Skye at Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte; Don Dixon; The Tragic Thrills, Beta Play at Evening Muse, Charlotte.
Monday: Open Mic at Paint Craze, Charlotte; Knocturnal with Geto Boys at Snug Harbor, Charlotte; Taylor Swift, Vance Joy at Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte; Open Mic wirh Life Size at Evening Muse, Charlotte.
Tuesday: Caution Blind Driver at Romare Bearden Park, Charlotte; Goose Island with Acoustic Syndicate at Visulite Theater, Charlotte; Ms. Charm Taylor, Joe Sign, Realms, more at Snug Harbor, Charlotte; Bleachers, Joywave, Night Terrors of 1927 at Label-NC Music Factory, Charlotte; Train, The Fray, Matt Nathanson at PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte.
Wednesday: Lakeside Drive Band at Romare Bearden Park, Charlotte; Temples, Fever the Ghost at Visulite Theater, Charlotte; Self Aware Records with Late Bloomer, Melt, Viewfinder at Snug Harbor, Charlotte; David Childers & Bruce Piephoff at Petra’s Piano Bar & Cabaret, Charlotte; Third Eye Blind, Dashboard Confessional, Augustana at Uptown Amphitheatre, Charlotte; Red Light Rodeo, Smelly Felly, Kyle Perkins Band at Milestone, Charlotte.
Thursday: Royal Blood, Mini Mansions at Amos’ Southend, Charlotte; Kenny Chesney, Chase Rose at Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte; Brandi Carlile, Anderson East at The Fillmore, Charlotte.
“And that was all she wrote.”