JOHN TOMASEVICHJohn Tomasevich is a singer/songwriter from Burlington, North Carolina. His music combines the angst of his punk rock heroes, Against Me! with the folk heartland rock sounds of his first musical love, John Mellencamp. LAURA JANE VINCENTLaura Jane Vincent is a performer, multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter. She writes ballads of strength loss and triumph featuring stories of those who should know better but just simply can’t help themselves.Her latest album “All These Machines” released February 2020, is available everywhere you stream music. She is also the creator and curator of the twice annual music festival Glendonfest in Moore County, NC. Established in 2016, the event features 25+ regional and national touring acts over two days in the spring and fall. ARI PAPPALARDOPappalardo is Raleigh Born singer/songwriter. Few artists of the south bring such a fierce Rock n roll nature to everything they touch. Indy rock foundations, give way to hard edged hooks. Gritty lead vocals pierce the air waves when his music is played on local college radio (WKNC 88.1 and THE HILL 97.9) When it comes to chaotic energy meeting finessed lyrical shapes, accept no substitutes. Though tinges of jazz and electronic influences color his work, the embers of well-aged, Rock music smolder and spark through Pappalardo’s pop laced compositions. Writing since he was 16, he identifies wholeheartedly as a writer. Ari is the real deal as far as local performing artists go. He gets his sound from an eclectic mix of rock, pop, and jazz music. Tales of unrequited love, voodoo, and ghosting fill his song books. His hope is that showing vulnerability in his words, that the listener will be able to relate to the situations involved.
Joel’s turning 40! Come celebrate our favorite guy with a night of original music, special guests, old friends, & new friends! Music by Joel Henry & Friends + Jessie DunksShow starts at 8pm/$10
Come on down to Flat Iron for the Royal Jelly Album Release Show! They’ll be cooking from 9pm-11pm and will have a funk jam afterparty beginning around 11 with special guests TBA shortly. The vibes will be high and the atmosphere should be bubbly.
Show at 9pm$5
A night of songs and story telling with three of the best around! Through his full band vehicle, Time Sawyer, Sam Tayloe is interested in “real people and real songs” and that’s just what the listener finds in his music – a sense of realness. Blending a grassroots feel with heart-felt lyrics, Tayloe pulls the listener in with introspective ballads that land in that rootsy sweet spot where folk, alt-country, and rock gather for a good time. ***Canadian singer-songwriter Mike McKenna Jr. has become a rising star on the east coast music scene: with a raspy, soulful voice, warm indie folk and americana tones, and beautiful songs laden with captivating storytelling. Born in the proud coal mining town of Glace Bay and raised along the Mira River, Mike’s songwriting aesthetic points heavily to to his roots growing up in industrial, eastern Cape Breton.***Singer/songwriter/guitarist Abigail Dowd grew up under the longleaf pines in the Sandhills region of North Carolina. Known for her storytelling and command of an audience, she has been called “a writer of the highest caliber” (The All Scene Eye). Pulling from her heritage of storytelling and determination, Dowd weaves hints of Celtic melodies with the soulful gospel of the south to create a sound that dances between folk, rock and blues.
Join us for our monthly Writer’s in the Round hosted by Rod Abernethy ft. Jess Klein and Jonathan Byrd.
HAILING FROM DISPARATE CORNERS OF NORTH CAROLINA, DEAF ANDREWS HAS BEEN MAKING ROCK N’ ROLL MUSIC IN CHARLOTTE SINCE 2018. DEAF ANDREWS DRAWS ON THE EXPERIENCES AND MUSICAL OBSESSIONS OF ITS FOUNDING MEMBERS, CREATING SONGS THAT SPEAK TO THE MODERN CONDITION USING MUSICAL LANGUAGE FROM ALL ERAS AND GENRES OF ROCK. WITH INFLUENCES FROM BLUES, INDIE, CLASSIC ROCK, AND FUNK, THESE FIVE FRIENDS ARE ON A MISSION TO EXPLORE SOUNDS THAT COMPEL THE FEET TO MOVE, THE HEAD TO BANG, AND REWARD THE EARS FOR GETTING CLOSER TO THE MUSIC. *** Late Notice began on a whim during the summer of 2021 and has continued cultivating the crowds of North Carolina and beyond with their unique blend of rock, funk, hip hop, and blues. The high energy 6 pieces’ debut singles, “Breathing Black”, “Hard to Follow”, and “Snowball” can be heard on all streaming platforms. Beyond the music, the band is composed of a group of best friends and their love for each other shows during their insanely fun live performances.
Super Yamba’s Holiday Dance Party w/ DJ Prez!Brooklyn’s Super Yamba Band comprises a unique blend of inspiration born of 70s/80s West-African Afrobeat and Psychedelic Funk, with a live energy that moves everyone in the room to dance. The band formed in 2014 and quickly made a name for themselves performing in clubs in Harlem and hosting their own DIY dance parties at a loft space in Brooklyn. In 2017 Super Yamba formed a collaboration with Afrobeat legend Leon Ligan-Majek better known as Kaleta. The longtime guitarist for Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade hit it off right away with the members of Super Yamba after being struck by their compositions that were influenced by the music he grew up on in Benin and Nigeria. Kaleta & Super Yamba Band immediately started gigging around New York City and touring the United States before eventually releasing their debut LP titled Médaho in 2019 under the California indie label Ubiquity Records. Médaho received much acclaim including “Best Albums of Summer 2019” on Bandcamp and a sync license from ABC/Hulu for the show High Fidelity starring Zoe Kravitz. All the while, members of Super Yamba have honed their crafts performing with a diverse range of artists such as David Byrne, Rubblebucket, Yeasayer and Sinkane to name a few. They have worked with several other African vocalists including Osei Korankye and Ismael Kouyate. Another milestone for the band was their performance at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem in 2019.
Hailing from the heart of Appalachia, The Kind Thieves are a musical tour de force that is far greater than simply the sum of its parts. With members originating from all over the Southern West Virginia region, the Thieves pull influences from musical genres spanning from classic rock to funk to bluegrass, wrapped up in a jam-band bow that promises a 100% original and mind-blowing live experience every time they perform. But jam-band isn’t even a box you can put the Thieves into, with heart-wrenching melodies, jaw-dropping harmonies, and songwriting capability far beyond their years, there is no way of knowing which direction they’ll go next, and no musical stone they’ll leave unturned.******************Coming of age in a hardworking, musical family, living in harmony with the land and the river, Will Easter’s passion for music may have been a given, but his talent and lyricism is what has him sharing the stage with acts like Jim Avett, David Childers, 49 Winchester, and Rhonda Vincent. Will’s album, Carolina Home, will take you on a journey from growing up to love lost and found, working hard while finding peace in the every day, always culminating on the winding road leading home.
Hailing from all corners of the country, Kind Hearted Strangers began in Boulder, CO – where animpromptu open mic performance by songwriter Marc Townes quickly evolved into somethingmuch bigger. With genre bending improvisations from lead guitarist Kevin Hinder andbassist/vocalist Ace Engfer, KHS has become a dynamic full band capable of bridging the gapbetween all out rock n’ roll and their harmony-driven acoustic roots.The latest addition of Nashville drummer Greg “Eggy” Gorman sees the band growing into aroad-driven force, hungry for live music, delivering high-energy rock shows across the country.***A Greensboro-based songwriter toting a guitar and banjo, Colin Cutler’s music spans the breadth of Americana, from Appalachian oldtime to blues to oldschool country to folk rock, with lyrics rooted in the earthy storytelling traditions of the South, his Pentecostal upbringing, and literature. Winner of the 2022 Emerging Artists competition at the Susquehanna Folk Festival, his 3 albums and EP have landed plays on NC and Virginia public radio, the BBC, and community and college stations around the region, placement in a British zombie film, mentions in No Depression, Americana Highways, and the Alternate Root, and have taken him to gigs from North Carolina’s Martha Bassett Show, Haw River Ballroom, and NC Folk Festival, to the Jalopy Theatre’s Roots N Ruckus in Brooklyn, City of York Folk Festival (UK) and Romanian National Museum of Literature–and plenty of breweries and farmer’s markets in between.