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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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