Jan 18, 2017 - Things to Do

CLT Playlist: Live music picks for January 18 – 21

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One of my favorites, Greensky Bluegrass, plays The Fillmore Thursday. They are a rare band that has exploded, going from a performance at the Visulite Theatre, to one at the Neighborhood Theatre, to now, The Fillmore, in just a few years. Last week, the USNWC announced the lineup for the first night of this year’s Tuck Fest, which will take place April 21-23. Friday’s lineup will feature Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass and The Revivalists. In addition, Colorado funk band The Motet will play at the USNWC’s Green River Revival March 11th. Look for more festival announcements in the upcoming weeks from the USNWC. Spring will be here before you know it.

Times listed are when the show is scheduled to start, not when the doors are opened. Unless listed otherwise, prices are before taxes and fees.

Agenda Picks

  • 1/19: Greensky Bluegrass, Front Country; The Fillmore, 8 p.m., $20 (tickets). Greensky Bluegrass followed their breakthrough album Handguns with If Sorrows Swim, which reached the top spot on Billboard’s bluegrass chart in 2014. They’ve built on their success with multiple Red Rocks appearances and Shouted, Written Down & Quoted, released last Fall. The Michigan group seems to be in a genre of its own, blending emotional songwriting and vocals with blistering improvisation, all with a bluegrass sound.
  • 1/19: The Band of Heathens, The National Reserve; Visulite Theatre, 7:45 p.m., $15-$18 (tickets). The Band of Heathens just released their fifth studio album, Duende, about ten years after they began. The Austin rockers sound like they took a little bit from the Grateful Dead, The Black Crowes, The Rolling Stones and The Band, and made it their own, an energetic modern fusion of Americana and rock and roll.

Wednesday, 1/18

  • Joshua Cotterino, Patois Counselors, Koosh, Zodiac Lovers; Snug Harbor, 10 p.m., $2
  • Sam Tayloe, Petra’s, 9:15 p.m., $3
  • Riff Raff, Amos’ Southend, 8 p.m., $25-$30
  • Wimpy Rutherford and the Cryptics, The Hooliganz, AM/FM’s, Van Huskins; Milestone, 9 p.m., $7-$10
  • Millennial, Dirty White Lies, Victoria Victoria, Kelly Summers; Visulite Theatre, 8 p.m., $6-$8
  • Rich The Kid, The Underground, 8 p.m., $15

Thursday, 1/19

  • Community Center, Careless Romantic, The Felons; Milestone, 9 p.m., $5-$7
  • The Hot Club of San Francisco, McGlohon Theater, 7:30 p.m., $30-$40
  • The Band of Heathens, The National Reserve; Visulite Theatre, 7:45 p.m., $15-$18
  • Greensky Bluegrass, Front Country; The Fillmore, 8 p.m., $20
  • Landless, Ona, Bruce Hazel; Petra’s, 9 p.m., $6

Friday, 1/20

  • Control This!, Corporate Fandango, The Not Likelys, The Bleeps; Milestone, 9 p.m., $8
  • Pierce Edens, Cabarrus Brewing Company, 7:30 p.m., free
  • Dweezil Zappa, Neighborhood Theatre, 8 p.m., $30-$35
  • Peter Mulvey, Mike Mangione; Evening Muse, 8 p.m., $12-$15
  • Green Fiend, Deep 6 Division, Space Wizard, Black Fleet; Visulite Theatre, 9 p.m., $6-$8
  • Leisure McCorkle, Mike Strauss; Evening Muse, 10:30 p.m., $10
  • Old Salt Union, Forlorn Strangers; Rabbit Hole, 9 p.m., $10-$12
  • Clay Walker, Out Of The Blue; Coyote Joe’s, 9 p.m., $20-$25

Saturday, 1/21

  • Mint Hill, Human Pippi, Bob Fields, High Cube, DON4LD, Odd Queer; Snug Harbor, 9 p.m., free (donations to the Oakland Fire Relief Fund encouraged)
  • Ashley Heath & Her Heathens, Cabarrus Brewing Company, 7:30 p.m., free
  • Tosco Music Party, Knight Theater, 7:30 p.m., $14-$24
  • Holly Lorette, Ellie Morgan; Evening Muse, 8 p.m., $10-$12
  • Jackyl, Amos’ Southend, 8:30 p.m., $25-$39.50
  • The Menders, Poor Blue, Heart of a Ghost; Petra’s, 9 p.m., $6
  • Dead 27s, Marvelous Funkshun; Rabbit Hole, 9 p.m., $10
  • Colby Dobbs Band, Evening Muse, 10:30 p.m., $8-$10
  • Truckstop Preachers, Sinners & Saints, Dollar Signs; Visulite Theatre, 8 p.m., $8
  • The Fill Ins, The Body Bags, The Big Fandamily Band, Old Scratch; Milestone, 9 p.m., $5-$7
  • Breaking Benjamin, Wilson; The Fillmore, 8 p.m., SOLD OUT
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