Marcus Foster Coming to Charlotte

Oh, British soul.

I do have an affinity for the British.  Really.  Especially ones that sing and play guitar.  And have insanely buttery, soul-filled voices that make you feel like you should be lingering over whiskey in a dark corner of a dark bar with a smoking hot man at your side.

And us lucky American gals, an amazing fella of just this sort is heading our way.  Marcus Foster released his spring US tour dates today and there is a really nice concentration of shows in the Southeast.  I nearly whooped with joy when I saw a Charlotte date on the list.  April 2nd at Tremont Music Hall.  Tickets aren’t on sale yet, but … plan to scoop them up as soon as they do.

Get ready to melt when this man sings, ladies. Here’s him doing a John Martyn song. Hot.

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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.