Charlotte Concert Alert: Saints of Valory & The Soldier Thread, August 15

An Austin double-header in Charlotte on August 15 might just leave you with two new favorite bands: Saints of Valory and The Soldier Thread.

August is shaping up to be a pretty fabulous concert month in Charlotte, kids.

Just announced yesterday, a hot, hot, hot Austin pairing will hit the Queen City on August 15th at Tremont Music Hall:  Saints of Valory & The Soldier Thread. Local kids S.O. Stereo will share the stage, as well.

If you somehow have missed it, Saints of Valory has SKYROCKETED to the very top of my “favorite artists EVER list” over the last 18 months.  This talented quad of fellas has won my musical ear with their spirited, ardent rock – and they put so much heart into their live performance, it just sent me tumbling head over heels for them. The guys are earning fans around the country – they have recently shared the stage with Michael Franti & Spearhead and were the Southwest region finalist for Billboard Music’s Battle of the Bands.

Tack on The Soldier Thread, an on-the-brink rock act with heavy doses of pop and electronica fronted by the golden-voiced of Patricia Lynn, and you’ve got a recipe for an absolutely KILLER show.

So, mark your calendars, kids.  Wednesday, August 15th.  Doors at 7:00, first band goes on at 8. Tickets are $8 at the door – $3 surcharge for under 21.  More info here.

Friday Awesomeness: The Soldier Thread’s “Anybody”

I think my soul lives in Austin, TX sometimes.  This week’s Friday Awesomeness belongs to the fabulous Austin band The Soldier Thread.  I am not a huge fan of female vocals in general, but Patricia Lynn goes right up there with Grace Potter in my book.  Just love, love, love her voice (and her hair, but that’s a different story). This video of her and Justin performing their song “Anybody” acoustic just puts into perspective how incredible her talent is. The song is hella powerful to begin with, but slow it down and just have it hang out with a piano and it’s incredibly beautiful. Ho.ly.in.sane.bat.man.

Get the full band version of “Anybody” here (and pick up “Matador” while you’re at it).

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