THE SALOON HEADLINES
COPIOUS JONES @ THE SALOON
Copious Jones @ The Saloon
Starts @ 8pm
SHU*K IT BUCKET THURSDAYS @ THE SALOON
SHU*K IT BUCKET THURSDAYS @ The Saloon
Every Thursday Night
$10 Buckets of Oysters, $10 Buckets of Peel & Eat Shrimp, $10 Buckets of Domestic Beers
JIVE MOTHER MARY @ THE SALOON
Jive Mother Mary @ The Saloon
JMM was started by Mason Keck and Seth Aldridge in 2005 in Burlington, NC. They began performing originally as a Power Trio, playing hundreds of shows and releasing an EP in 2007 and an LP in 2009, both with Grammy-nominated producer John Custer. Playing shows in NC, SC, VA, PA, NYC, SD, OH, and others helped the band to gain a following and hone their sound on the East Coast.
In 2010 Their good friend Tyler Schulz moved back to NC from West Palm Beach, Florida, and added his unique style of guitar and vocals. At this time, Will Sanders also began playing bass with the group. In 2011, the band moved to Los Angeles, CA to attend Musician's Institute and give the West Coast their unique brand and Southeastern Rock n' Roll. They are currently in the studio working on their third release.
PUSHH @ THE SALOON
Pushh @ The Saloon
Starts @ 9pm
PUSHH is one of the most exciting bands to come out of Charlotte in recent years. We are five extremely talented musicians with dynamic lead vocals and incredible harmonies. We have a set list that features the hits from such artists as Rick Springfield, Bon Jovi, Bruno Mars, Rolling Stones, Neon Trees, Def Leppard & Maroon 5 that will keep people dancing and having fun all night long!
COVER OF AFTERNOON @ THE SALOON
Cover of Afternoon @ The Saloon
Starts @ 8pm
Fully formed in July, 2011. Cover of Afternoon began writing songs together in early August. The foundation of the band started earlier, as Alex and Allen played as an acoustic duo using the same moniker Cover of Afternoon. Alex and Allen made it to the finals of the New Brookland Tavern Acoustic Rock Challenge, and qualified to perform at the Ale House Battle of the Bands. Reid Mewborne completed the group. Continuing their evolution, CoA developed a heavier, and darker sound with the introduction of electric guitars with some crunch. Their first EP, Cover of Afternoon, released with very positive results. CoA won Rock 93.5's Acoustic Challenge in 2013, won the 2013 MusicLiveWire song of the year, and have been nominated for a South Carolina Music Award for best rock group. Their first full length album is set to release on October 18th, 2013.
VULTURES @THE SALOON
Vultures @The Saloon
Starts @ 8pm
With Special Guest:
Hailing from the Northeastern United States Vultures, consisting of members brought up through different scenes has found common ground in their drive to make music. Although the band struggled through member changes early on there are now putting them selves behind their debut full length Empty Sky | Hollow Earth (released October 31st 2012). Originally meant to be two separate EP released this full length album contains over two years of growth from the earliest incantations to their most recent works. Empty Sky (tracks 1-8) are based around early concepts built by the band to reflect individuals trials and tribulations through growing up surrounded by drugs and violence. Much of the music is self-reflective and address band members previous relationships with one another prior to the development of the group. Hollow Earth is an extension of this concept it both reflects and feels more current and updated as the group wanted to reflect on their growth.
LEADVILLE SOCIAL CLUB @ THE SALOON
Leadville Social Club @ The Saloon
Starts @ 9pm
Bob Graham has been writing songs for over 10 years, keeping them in a sealed Dukes Mayo jar in his attic. With the encouragement of guitarist/music partner in crime Chris Edwards and long time Charlotte song writer Bill Noonan, he formed LEADVILLE. Randy Saxon and Geoff White of David Childers & The Over Mountain Men fame, made up the original core of the group. As other players made their way in and out of the group depending on the night, the "Social Club" label just seemed to fit the vibe of what was developing. Currently, White and Edwards are joined by veteran drummer Eric Howard and upright bass player Master Kory Dudley. Graham feels lucky that his songs surfaced from that mayo jar in the attic into a life of their own. Leadville ain't about the destination...its about the journey.
PAUL PFAU @ THE SALOON
Paul Pfau @ The Saloon
Starts @ 9pm
With special guest:
Paul Pfau (rhymes with "wow") is a soulful singer-songwriter and guitar player from the Baltimore-Washington Metro Area. With hands like Hendrix and a voice that croon's with Sinatra's charm, Paul brings an authentic sound to the modern era. His unique approach to music combines british blues & New Orleans funk rhythms, with insatiable hook-driven pop melodies. After graduating from Shepherd University with an Economics degree in 2010, Paul decided to forgo the "9 to 5" in order to begin his career as a full-time recording artist and performer. By 2011 he was nominated Best New Artist by the Washington Area Music Association, opened for The Lumineers, and had the distinct pleasure of jamming with the Beach Boys.
In 2012 he began recording his debut full-length album "Happy To Be" on which he worked with award-winning mixing engineer Jeff Juliano (John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews Band, et al) and award-winning mastering engineer Brad Blackwood (Maroon 5, Keith Urban, O.A.R, et al), but incredibly the collection of songs on "Happy To Be" reduce their presence to side-note status. "Happy To Be" sounds like a man having fun. Strong rhythms with blues undertones and a balls to the wall approach to singing and songwriting make this musical outing simply thrilling. If one measure of an artist's success is the intensity of support that artist receives from his fan base, then Paul's already off the charts. Asking, in his Kickstarter campaign to complete the record, for a meager $15,000, Paul raised $8,000 in the first 8 hours and another $10,000 in the following nine days.
Since then, Paul has been traveling up and down the east coast and across the southwest performing at some of the nations most prestigious clubs, colleges, and music festivals. Averaging over 180 dates a year, he has appeared on stages with blues greats like Sonny Landreth, Tab Benoit, Bobby Parker, Maceo Parker, Anders Osbourne, and Devon Allman, as well as more contemporary groups like Vertical Horizon, Tonic, Stroke 9, and We Are Scientists.