Recent Artists and Performers

Slowride

Slowride

Born and bred in Lawrence, KS, the members of Slowride compose an infectious punk sound similar to the likes of Jawbreaker and Pennywise. They're also rockers with a sweet side, deriving catchy fun melodies. The band -- which is composed of Dan Phillips (guitar/vocals), Rob Marchant (bass), and Steve Visneau (drums) -- hooked up with famed indie producer Ed Rose (Appleseed Cast, Brandtson, Get Up ...

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Acne

Acne

Dreamy, noisy punk.

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AHUF

AHUF

Permanent Vacation Corba Corps Swoon Unit Crew

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Akita

Akita

We create music we like in the hopes that you will like it as well and get some spiritual, emotional, intellectual or otherwise positive influence from your listening experience. Catch ya at the next show!

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Alternative Champs

Alternative Champs

The touch of our instruments against your soft parts, sending you into the magical place that is half dreamy and half awake. Our hot breath in each and everyone of your noses makes your ear-holes want more of our sound. The warmth of our music next to you feels like a pregnant lion giving you a slow tongue bath, and the experience of our live show give you goose-bumps.

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Ami Dang

Ami Dang

music from everywhere and nowhere

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Amity Pointe

Amity Pointe

Pop Punk/ Math Punk band from Charlotte, NC

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Ancient Cities

Ancient Cities

Formed by creative songster, DJ, and former actor Stephen Warwick, Ancient Cities melds well-crafted lyrics with synth-laden psychedelia and cinematic moodiness.

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Astrea Corp

Astrea Corp

paradise oscine

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Axnt

Axnt

Axnt is a recent Charlotte native who produces music progressively and cinematically using organic sounds & samples of harmonies and textures from the archives of years before. Being versatile on drums, guitar & bass, he creates & modulates his own sounds. His roots & influences range from IDM, Hip-Hop, Jazz, UK Bass & R&B as he blends bass, melodies & rhythms expanding a large spectrum.

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Ayanna Martine

Ayanna Martine

Ayanna Martine is a singer/songwriter from the Hudson Valley Region of New York.

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Bakalao Stars

Bakalao Stars

Bakalao Stars, Charlotte's hottest and most energetic Latin band. Since 2002 Bakalao Stars has played at Charlotte clubs and helped organize the annual Carlotan Rock Festival of local Latino rock music. Their sound is a mixture of influences and genres that range from reggae to Latin ska and punk rock. Bakalao fuses these rhythms to create catchy melodies, which are performed with the highest leve...

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Bask

Bask

Letter to the listener: Progressive; heavy; psychedelic; americana, have all been used to describe Bask. The truth, we are four musicians based in Asheville North Carolina who love making music. We want rhythm heard for miles, melodies remembered for weeks and an honesty and sincerity felt to your bones. Most of all we want you to listen without concern for what you are hearing. To listen only fo...

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Bedowyn

Bedowyn

Bedowyn (pronounced Bedouin) comprised of Alex Traboulsi, Mark Peters, Channing Azure and Marc Campbell fluidly combine various elements of metal's sub-genres together for their own approach in wandering the heavy wasteland.

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BoomChld

BoomChld

I make beets for the hungry

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Boulevards

Boulevards

Jamil Rashad, a/k/a Boulevards, is the embodiment of funk. Taking queues from pioneers such as Prince, Rick James, and Earth Wind & Fire, Boulevards seamlessly delivers cheeky, party-themed jams that range from raw and risqué to soulful on his debut LP Groove!

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Bullship

Bullship

A band formed at the dawn of a new millennium, when the earth was ripe with promise.

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CHEW

CHEW

fuzz-laden psych

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Contour

Contour

confused and so are you

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Cosmic Shift

Cosmic Shift

Cosmic Shift creates a blend of stratospheric funk, infectious energy and unpredictable jamming specially formulated for your ears.

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Curt Castle

Curt Castle

“fans of sophisticated serenades will no doubt swoon before the journey’s end." -ImmersiveATL

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David Webb's Burning Bush

David Webb's Burning Bush

David Webb's Burning Bush is a holy dumpster fire telling you that you're going to be really "just fine"! $5 plz.

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DJ A-Minor

DJ A-Minor

I cut, scratch, mix, blend and make people dance.

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DJ Kato

DJ Kato

The adventures of a US born Igbo rebel; Official AfroPop! Nation music curator; Drummer/Percussionist.

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DJ Skillz

DJ Skillz

All about entertaining an audience, this Award Winning DJ is known for the high-energy he brings to events, and also for his diverse musical selection. Although Skillz roots stem from 90s Hip-Hop and R&B; Skillz plays a variety of musical gems including 80’s Classics, Rock, Soul to Disco, House, Classic Hip Hop and Club Anthems.

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DJ Steel Wheel

DJ Steel Wheel

Charlotte DJ with SuCasa, AfroPop!, Breakin' Convention, and Rhythmic Soul Dance Company affiliation

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Dorian Gris

Dorian Gris

Dorian Gris, an alternative rock group with punk undertones. Dorian Gris blend plays loud: updated interpretations of great Latino and Spanish classics as well as fresh verbs of their own.

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Echo Courts

Echo Courts

“Subduing the low end, Greensboro’s Echo Courts allow their psych-addled sound to swirl and sprawl. The guitars tangle, refracted through just the right amount of reverb, as bass lines cut through despite a thin tone. Echo Courts exist somehow as both a driving rock band and a bleary-eyed pop outfit.” – Jordan Lawrence, Indy Week

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Fat Night

Fat Night

Fat Night is a soul, funk, and R&B band in Chicago, IL.

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Faye

Faye

Just three humans playing the music our puppies wish they could play...

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FLLS

FLLS

25 Yrs old. I love making music more than anything in the world. i do it for the love and preservation of all music culture! i love my fans and appreciate anybody who appreciates my art

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Fortune Teller

Fortune Teller

Fortune Teller is an indie rock band from Charlotte, North Carolina. With spacey synths, dreamy guitars, and chorus-y bass, the trio leans into a comfortably chill vibe, all the while delivering a full and heartfelt sound.

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Futurists

Futurists

Futurists is a 4 piece rock n roll band who enjoys long walks on the beach and the occasional candlelit dinner

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GASP

GASP

enoviolence/progpop/mutant funk/lounge goth/music for spaceships

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Goodyear Arts

Goodyear Arts

Innovative artist residencies & events in underused buildings.

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Graves of Gods

Graves of Gods

(Formerly Nomad-NC) We play Doom, Sludge, Ambient metal & rock. From North Carolina Featuring members of The Seduction, Wretched, End of All & Uzzard

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Hungry Girl

Hungry Girl

DeDe plays guitars, percussion, keyboards, and does lead vocals. Jimmy plays drums and percussion, and sings in the background some.

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Indigo Jo

Indigo Jo

Joel, a minor Prophet from the bible, Verdad the Spanish word for Truth. A fitting moniker for up and coming rapper; Joel Verdad, a Charlotte North Carolina native who is poised to bring hip hop back to its roots. His lyrics, while enlightening and fun, possess an emotional and spiritual element rarely seen in today’s musical lineup.

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Its Snakes

Its Snakes

It's Snakes! is the groovy new band featuring members of Fetchin Bones, Snagglepuss, Aqualads and Chalkies.

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Jason Moss & The Hosses

Jason Moss & The Hosses

Honky Tonk from the Carolinas. If you like pop country then you've stumbled onto the wrong damn page.

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Julian Calendar

Julian Calendar

Jeremy Fisher Jeff Jackson Hannah Hundley Scott Thompson Lee Herrera

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Knocturnal

Knocturnal

A weekly party born from the brains of Justin Aswell and friends featuring the best in electronic, hip hop & forward music for the truly awesome human being.

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Knowne Ghost

Knowne Ghost

A band located in Cornelius, NC, whose style of music embodies Alternative Rock with influences from Shoegaze, Post-Punk, and Americana.

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Koosh

Koosh

Koosh plays his Casiotones using a variety of rhythms and melodies. Based in Charlotte, NC.

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Landless

Landless

Mixed media w/ Nicholas Holman, Phil Pucci, Bo White, Josh Faggart

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LeAnna Eden

LeAnna Eden

LeAnna Eden is a singer-songwriter originally from Milwaukee, WI. She is an eclectic mix of musical genres ranging from neo-soul to alternative rock. A self taught guitarist she has been growing her brand. Over the past ten years she has played the Midwest, the Rust Belt and is slowly making her way up and down the East Coast.

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Los Acoustic Guys

Los Acoustic Guys

Los Acoustic Guys is a Latin American Rock/Pop Band, with 6 members from different nationalities, (Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador) inspired and influenced by the 80’s and 90’s Music, Singers and favorite Rock Bands of the moment

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Menastree

Menastree

Good Vibes from the MENASTREE roots in the Carolinas watch as we grow.

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Modern Primitives

Modern Primitives

Modern Primitives have been growling around the Charlotte scene since 2011, honing their techniques by focusing on their prolific live performances. Their sound is a premium blend of loose psychedelia, wild rock, and just the right amount of boozy, hungover blues. These personalities work as one, culminating in the smirking, melted madness between garage glam and psych-rock.

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MoFunGo

MoFunGo

MoFunGo is a Latin Pop-Rock band from Charlotte NC that plays original and cover songs

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Morganton

Morganton

We just wanna jam, doesn’t matter with who or where.

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No Anger Control

No Anger Control

When anger emanates from every pore in your body, and you bleed rage from the darkest crevices of your soul....you just might need; NO ANGER CONTROL! Since 2012 we have been replacing anger management meetings with a face full of punk to calm your inner demons. Rage on!

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Paint Fumes

Paint Fumes

Taco Bell eatin voodoo magicin mad dog 20-20 drinkin night train ridin lucid dreams

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Paper Windmills

Paper Windmills

Kind of a honky tonk band but not really. We play yeehaw Americana bullshit.

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Party Dad

Party Dad

Party Dad (aka Tay McNabb) is an all-vinyl disco and funk DJ based in Charleston, SC. A life-long music nerd and collector, he has been playing his distinctive blend of forgotten classics and newer productions in and around the Holy City since 2009. When not spinning records, he can typically be found with his fingers in the used bins of local record shops, thrift stores, and flea markets in searc...

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Patois Counselors

Patois Counselors

Gangster NC post-punk pop, featuring members of Yardwork, Calabi Yau, HRVRD, Brain F

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Pearl

Pearl

Travis Laughlin has been performing as Pearl for over two decades. A former Charlotte high school US History teacher, Laughlin is known in Charlotte for his work with The Perch sketch comedy troupe, as a member of the art/rock band the BBQ Grillz, and as the original bassist for Snagglepuss, but Pearl stands out as perhaps his most memorable artistic endeavor and the one closest to his heart. ...

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Permanent Vacation

Permanent Vacation

DEEP FRIED FAMILY ~ Est. 2010 Work hard & party hard w/ the intent to get that P/V...

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Petrov

Petrov

Mary Grace McKusick, Mike Backlund, Syd Little, Garrett Herzfeld, Matt McConomy

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Phoenixsong Alysia Stellamaris

Phoenixsong Alysia Stellamaris

the mutant hybrid flower of Southern womanhood

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PLEASURES

PLEASURES

Psychedelic Dark Space Pop

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Pullover

Pullover

dream punk band from charlotte // formerly MELT

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RBTS WIN

RBTS WIN

RBTS WIN is Javier Bolea and Cliff B. Worsham - a sample-based/psych-pop production duo heavily influenced by the sounds of soul and R&B. The band is known for their emotionally charged live performances using a feast of analog synthesizers, drum machines, guitars and vocals. The music they create has also been described as dark wave or chill-hop. The group formed in 2008 shortly after Javier m...

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RenElvis

RenElvis

Rene began writing music and performing in his high school years. Educated in the Phillipines with a degree in Economics and Philosophy, he taught music in High School (makes you wonder what you get to teach with a degree in Chemistry or Physics). While in the Phillipines, Rene performed on radio, TV, and live stage performances with a well known Elvis sound-a-like. Since arriving in the Sta...

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Robyn Adele Anderson

Robyn Adele Anderson

Following her breakout with Postmodern Jukebox, Robyn has gained widespread fame performing and on social media. She has amassed more than 500k social media followers and more than 200 million views on YouTube, has performed to sold-out audiences, and has made appearances on Good Morning America, Fuse TV and VH1 Morning Buzz. The jazz singer is known most for her unique renditions of songs from ...

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Shaken Nature

Shaken Nature

1960’s influenced psychedelic rock n roll.

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Simon SMTHNG

Simon SMTHNG

Simon SMTHNG: Producer. Recording Artist. DJ. 704. Genres are stupid.

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SMOOTA

SMOOTA

A singer and trombone player, Smoota writes steamy, sensual songs with a directness and honesty unusual in music. His groovy, provocative, and arousing style has drawn comparisons to Serge Gainsbourg, Barry White, Bryan Ferry, Peaches, and Beck. Renowned for his passionate trombone playing and tours with TV on the Radio, Sufjan Stevens, and Spoon, Smoota has developed a reputation for a rare c...

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South Side Punx

South Side Punx

South Side Punx from Charlotte NCStreet Punk in your face.

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Spaceman Jones & The Motherships

Spaceman Jones & The Motherships

Born of a shared creative vision, Spaceman Jones & the Motherships is the project of Davaion Bristol (Spaceman Jones) and Cliff B. Worsham (MOTHER HOOD), whose continuously evolving, collaborative sound comes out of a partnership in which talent meets resilience. Both natives of Asheville, NC, the artists met after developing mutual respect for one another’s music (Spaceman’s hip hop and MOTHER ...

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sweetestcape

sweetestcape

Sweetestcape, The Turntable Wiedin' Vibe Dealer. DJ & Producer from London, England.

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Thanks To You

Thanks To You

New EP was recorded and produced by Jamie King (Between The Buried and Me, A Skylit Drive, Alesana, Let Live, For Today, He Is Legend, The Human Abstract)

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The Beatdowns

The Beatdowns

The Beatdowns are an Oi! band formed out of North Carolina in 1997. Ask us if you really care enough to know anything else.

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The Bleeps

The Bleeps

Two bands became one and it was good- an enthusiastic and passionate new band formed from the small arts corner known as NoDa.

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The Holy Knives

The Holy Knives

Sultry rock & roll with a tinge of desert psychedelia

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The Mike Strauss Band

The Mike Strauss Band

For over 8 years, Mike Strauss has been a prominent character in the Charlotte music scene. Throughout the years, Mike has put together an impressive catalog of rural rock featuring songs described as warm, lyrical and gritty. Appearing in different incarnations, the Mike Strauss band consists of a core trio along with 4 other members that assemble the "big band."

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The Oddboy Collective

The Oddboy Collective

The Oddboy Collective is a group of friends, artists, musicians, and enthusiasts of such things, who seek to strengthen our arts community in and around our home of Charlotte, North Carolina. We have a blog that we use to archive cool things done by cool people around the state. We also have a house that we host shows at from time to time.

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The Violence

The Violence

THE VIOLENCE is everyday and everything! gia began playing as THE VIOLENCE in late 2007 as a duo(W coleman ramner) and began ripping through NYC and getting people talking about THE VIOLENCE but not in some gross pretentious better than everyone else fake way,but by the good old fashioned win them over with songs that they will remember when they go home and get into fights with their significan...

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Tigers and Monkeys

Tigers and Monkeys

Led by Shonali Bhowmik, the band is comprised of a lady and some gentlemen. The music is a mash-up of all things loud, trashy, and loose.

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Von Smith

Von Smith

A Kansas City, Missouri native, Von Smith was most recently seen on E!'s "Opening Act", where his experience was documented as Lady Gaga chose him to be her opening act on her tour in Australia in 2012. First introduced to the world when his version of "And I Am Telling You (I'm Not going)" from Dreamgirls became a sensation on YouTube, Von Smith has garnered a legion of fans and performed on so...

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Wes and The Railroaders

Wes and The Railroaders

Meet Wes And The Railroaders! Charlotte, North Carolina’s, newest country-rock quartet, led by Wes Hamilton of the defunct alt-country band Pullman Strike. After a 2017 summer tour playing pedal steel with Peewee Moore, Wes returned home inspired to start work on a new project. He then picked up an acoustic guitar dedicated his time to writing songs. Drawing inspiration from 70’s honky tonk and ...

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Wild Trees

Wild Trees

Once upon a spring time in two thousand and ten, there was a boy named Israel who wrote music he didn't always like and he became good friends with another named Nick who just wanted someone to create something with.

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