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Now Playing "Southern Experience"
by The Southern Experience Band, from their "Southern Experience" CD

Bands Across the Country

These are bands, across the country, who have not been on our show, but, whom we feel are worth checking out, if they're in your area! 
(or you're in theirs!)

Just like our other pages, click on the images and/or underlined text for links
to the artists' websites, music previews and/or videos.

Southern Experience

“The Southern Experience Band” embraces their heritage as a southern rock band influenced by country and blues. The band has achieved a fan base both in local and national markets evident by print media and radio air play. “The Southern Experience Band” identifies with ordinary lifestyles, the small things in life that are significant and uses four part harmonies and down home lyrics to establish the band’s brand.

“The Southern Experience Band” writes with the intention to reflect who they are. The music and lyrics reflect all of the musical influences that each group member brings to the table, as well as, sharing the experiences and life lessons accumulated growing up in The South. The music relates to so many people from all walks of life regardless of where they live. The music is uplifting and the harmonies invoke an intertwining of vocals from all band members, therefore, merging together as one unit. The band holds it’s values high, their families mean a lot to them and religious upbringing establishes their value system. As a collective group of Southerners, although from different backgrounds, ethnicities, socio-economic statuses, and educational accomplishments, the members share a common thread ..... and that is SOUTHERN PRIDE.

Their self penned song, “Southern Experience” expresses the band’s view on what it means to be southern and their audience interactive song, “Pennies In A Mason Jar”, was written from an actual experience that allows one to realize that we can be successful one minute and literally lose everything the next.. ...... to live off of those “Pennies In A Mason Jar”. Due to these stressful economic times that we live in, we need to evaluate what is important and rely on a more simple way of life ..... A way of life where family, community, and hard work stands for something.


Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:00P.M. - All Ages
Mi Pueblito
213 W. Warren St.
Shelby, NC
(704) 482-5155

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 3:00 PM - All Ages
Fort Bragg Army Base
Normandy Drive
Fort Bragg, NC

Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 9:30 PM
Quillies Bar 
173 Vandiver Dr. 
Lincolnton, NC
(704) 240-3400

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 The stage chemistry of “Halden Vang” can only be described as intense, soulful and fiery, delivered with a style and flare that pushes the boundaries of music in this high powered rockin’ trio, led by guitarist singer/songwriter, Jake Haldenwang with Jordan Mattacchione on bass and Andrew Marcadis on drums/percussions. Being influenced by a diverse music landscape, Jake is a ground breaking artist who delivers a blend of modern, vintage and alternative rock & roll with soul, pop, R&B, funk and blues. Halden Vang's stock in trade is their undeniable stage presence, show stopping performances and unique musicianship, while delivering a signature sound inspired by many different genres and influential artists, such as; Foo Fighters, Black Crowes, Myles Kennedy, Black Keys, Paramore, Jack White, Steve Marriott, Clapton, Hendrix, David Coverdale, Jeff Beck, Duane Allman, Rory Gallagher, SRV, John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Rival Sons, Little Big Town, Cage the Elephant, Stevie Wonder, Chris Cornell, Jeff Buckley, Albert Collins and Otis Redding. Upon receiving his 1st music nomination at age 16, Jake was awarded 2011 "Artist of the Year" by the Queen City Music Awards and his power trio, “Halden Vang” received a nomination for 2011 Rock Group of the Year, by the Charlotte Music Awards. At 2013 years end, Jake saw his 2nd music nomination and once again received the award for Queen City’s 2013 “Rock Artist of the Year”. 

Having already established an impressive résumé, Jake has solidified himself and “Halden Vang” with notable show billing with music greats; Warren Haynes, Gregg Allman, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Zach Myers, Drivin N’ Cryin, Steve Miller, Leon Russell, Elvin Bishop, Moreland & Arbuckle, Trombone Shorty, Tommy Castro, The Holmes Brothers, Tom Hambridge and Webb Wilder. He has also appeared as a guest guitarist with Umphreys McGee, Buddy Guy, Marshall Tucker, Chris Hicks, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro, Robin Rogers and Bryan Lee. Halden Vang's performances include shows dates at many well known venues and festivals such as; Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, Live Nation’s TWC Amphitheatre, House of Blues, The Fillmore, Sarasota Blues Fest, SXSW, Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Fest, The Neighborhood, Visulite and Knight Theatre, Amos' Southend, 'The Chop Shop, The Double Door, Southland Ballroom, BB Kings, The Orange Peel, Asheville Music Hall, Don Gibson Theatre, 12th & Porter, The Rutledge, 3rd & Lindsley, Ground Zero and Webster Hall. In addition to performing as a power trio, Jake is also an accomplished acoustic musician, who also performs as a solo acoustic artist, as well as being a multi-instrumentalist, playing both the bass guitar and drums. At age 15, Jake attended the 2011 Winter NAMM Show by artist invitation from Fender Guitars and he is also a proud member of famed rock photographer, Robert M Knight’s, “Brotherhood of the Guitar”.

Starting his music career from the moment he picked up a guitar, Jake began performing live shows at age 12 and by age 13 he was recognized as a prodigy guitarist chosen to represent Charlotte NC at International Blues Challenge, Youth Showcase. By age 15, he released his first studio CD “Tell the Truth”. And now slated for a 2014 release, Halden Vang’s “How About Now” EP, mastered by Gene Paul, son of the legendary guitarist/inventor Les Paul, features six of Jake’s new original songs. Halden Vang is packed with a fresh, authentic, contemporary sound with astounding live stage performances, whose compass is poised to guide them to the top.

Jan 10, 2014 Jake Haldenwang, awarded 2013 “Rock Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
Oct 14, 2013 Jake Haldenwang, nominated for “Rock Artist of the Year” Queen City Music Awards
Sept. 12, 2012 Jake Haldenwang, nominated & selected by public vote for “Carolina's Got Talent” Showcase.

Sounds Like: Foo Fighters, Alter Bridge, Arctic Monkeys

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Titan's Tavern - 7:00 & 10:00PM
1000 West Roosevelt (Hwy 74) Monroe, NC 28110

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 11:00PM
Breakers Bar
801 Harden St., Columbia, SC 29205

(803) 771-6360

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 - 11:00PM
Jillians Columbia
800 Gervais St., Columbia, South Carolina


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A Course of Action is a powerful foursome that brings many years of musicianship and a genuine love of music for the sake of music. They are known for incredibly tight live shows, commercial edgy, radio-friendly, hard-rock music that promises to break the cycle of “new” rock styles and refocuses listeners on solid rock music, with clear influences of Alice in Chains, Tool, Sevendust and current influences such as Alter Bridge and Chevelle.

Lead guitarist, Jonathan Byrd, played on the national scene in a Mercury Records act known as Copperhead in the early 1990’s, but when that band met their demise, he and founding member, Tony Hawkins, formed Hybrid in 2000. They recruited for 3 years to find the right singer to solidify their vision for Hybrid, and they found that reality in John Culberson, a South Carolina native who also had regional success in True To One. After a few lineup changes, the band found their stride when they added Florida native, JT Silvestri on drums and Wes Johnson on bass guitar.

The band has been making huge strides month after month since then. The band was honored with an AFE Tour for the troops in 2008 and 2012 brought some label interest, but nothing that was the right fit. 2013 held the first SXSW showcase for the band, and 2014 brought a performance at Rocklahoma and the mainstage at Sturgis, as well as several national opener slots. After much local success and national/international radio airplay from the band’s debut album, “Dark Before The Dawn”, the band began working with award-winning producer, Beau Hill on tracks that would begin the band’s forthcoming second release, titled “Treason”.

In early 2015, the band signed with Star 1 Records, and are scheduled to release “Treason” on Universal Music Group’s distribution network, INgrooves. The video for “Who We Are”, the first single from the new album, was released in January, 2015, on Viacom’s network, including MTV.

A Course of Action is a band to watch. Hailing from North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida, the group brings many years of musicianship and a genuine love of music for the sake of music. That coupled with a strong DIY work ethic, the band seems poised for great things.

Once the band was asked, “what is your gimmick?” The answer was, “there is no gimmick. We are just four normal guys from the South making great rock music.”

A Course of Action is proudly endorsed by Clayton Guitar Accessories, Soultone Cymbals, DC Axes and Curt Mangan Strings.

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 8:00PM Age Limit 18+
Amos' Southend
1423 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC  28203


Friday, August 28, 2015 - 8:00PM - All Ages
Tremont Music Hall
400 W Tremont Ave Charlotte, NC 28203

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Michael Tracy lives outside of Charlotte, NC with his wife and two children.   Since his debut 2011 album release, "Enough Small Talk", he has played hundreds of shows, won awards, and has performed with Styx, Foreigner, George Thorogood, Don Felder, Jefferson Starship, Dokken, & Zach Meyers (Shinedown). Focusing on his own brand of American Rock & Roll laced with timely, poetic lyrics; he has become one of the South East's finest acts. 
Michael recently signed with Spectra Music Group to release Michael's album "Gonna Smile" on Feb. 10, 2015 & EP "Hopeful (The Atlanta Sessions)" later in the year.

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 - 9:30 PM - All Ages - $3 Cover
Bootlegger's Saloon
820 Hamilton Street, Charlotte, N.C.

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 8:00PM - All Ages - Tickets $10
Sylvia Theater

27 N. Congress Street, York, SC    
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FIFTYWATT FREIGHT TRAIN is a hard rock quartet out of Charlotte, NC consisting of Darby Adkins (lead vocals/guitar), Kirk Christner (drums), Thomas Dow (lead guitar), & Todd Donnelly (bass). Fiftywatt hauls a combination of supersonic original/cover songs and delivers a nonstop live performance that keeps fans on their feet! With an established and strong following, the band routinely packs local hot spots and it's not uncommon to catch other area artists checking out the show. Nominated for Charlotte's Best Rock Band 2013 along with radio play of popular tracks "Hellbent Halo" and "Take Me Back", other highlights include performing at The Fillmore Charlotte, Amos' Southend, Neighborhood Theatre, Chop Shop, The Saloon at NC Music Factory, The Swamp Fox Marion, Hickory Main Cellar City Club, as well as supporting many charity events. Currently in the pre-production stage of recording a full length album, be sure to check out the already released 4 song EP! If you've been searching for a band that delivers an original take on classic and modern rock with a high energy show, jump aboard and hang on for a rail of ride!

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 - 9:00PM
The Rock House
2699 Aberdeen Boulevard Gastonia, NC 28054 (
704) 852-4445

Saturday, August 8th, 2015 - 9:00PM
Lazy Dog Smokehouse & Saloon
2710 N Center St Hickory, NC 28601

Saturday, August 15th, 2015 - 10:00PM
The Silver Dollar
1435 Wilcox Avenue
Gaffney, SC 29341

Saturday, August 28th, 2015 - 8:00PM
Tremont Music Hall
400 W. Tremont Ave., Charlotte, NC  28203

Saturday, September 5th, 2015 -  8:00PM
Harley Haven - Harley Davidson Motorcycles
941 Western Ln.,   Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 781-1837

Sunday, September 6th, 2015 -  8:00PM
The Windjammer
1008 Ocean Blvd.,
Isle of Palms, SC 29451             
(843) 886-8948

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Sired by Classic Rock and Modern Metal ancestors, Tattermask of Charlotte, NC, commingles melodic relics of Ozzy Osbourne, Led Zeppelin, Boston, and Whitesnake with modern riffage akin to Alter Bridge, Disturbed, Evanescence and Sevendust to forge a fresh sound in the mire of mainstream active rock. Driven by dual lead guitarists Josh Wright and Travis Dry; powered by tight, expressive rhythms from Adam Blackmon on drums and Harley Quinn on bass; and garnished with vocals from Amanda Caines that go from Pat Benatar to Adele to Evanescence at the drop of a hat, sonic variety is the ultimate goal of Tattermask's catalogue of original tunes.
“A top, top band. Every track is well constructed and is built by layers upon layers of solid riffs, thunderous drums and those damn good, addictive vocals.” - Dave,

Behind Tattermask's somewhat serious musical exterior lurks a silly side, which the band expresses through a series of ridiculous narrative webisodes on YouTube, Photoshop mash-ups on Facebook and Twitter, and Instagram photos of their off-stage antics. Fans who meet the band at a show or follow them on social media say the band's quirky personality leaves a lasting impression beyond the music itself.
"You can clearly tell that you are all a little close knit family on and off stage." --Aron Acosta, Tattermask fan

Tattermask invites hard rock fans, local music aficionados, and skeptics alike to give the band a chance to delight you at a live show or with a song or two on iTunes or Amazon. The band and their musical colleagues might just change some opinions about what unsigned music sounds like.

tat * ter * mask. n. An emotional facade put forth to hide one's true feelings.

August 14th @ 8:00PM - Tickets $10 - All Ages
Neighborhood Theatre
511 East 36th Street Charlotte, NC 28205

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Something Clever are an Alt/Metal / Hard Rock band in the vein of Drowning Pool.  Adam, their lead singer is a veteran they got from The Jupiter Tide.

Saturday, August 15th at 6:30pm
Tremont Music Hall
400 W Tremont Ave
Charlotte, NC 28203

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