POP | Katie Rose (Album Release)
w/ Human Resources
Thurs. Sept. 8
$15 (includes CD and food from Smoke BBQ)
Charleston’s Katie Rose began piano lessons at the age of five and has worked toward a career as a performer ever since. Now 18 and out of high school, her determination to make music hasn’t wavered. “I plan on just doing as much music as possible — whether that be writing for people, playing around, or putting together another album,” she says. “This is what I want to do.” And Rose is well on her way with the release of her new EP Everything Yesterday, a pop collection that reveals the singer’s maturation and evolution as an artist. “Every song is written by me and every song is me,” she says. “So putting this out there for the world to see is scary, because they’re seeing who I really am. But I am very happy they get to see who I am because on my last EP, that wasn’t really who I wanted to be. Times have changed, and I really started to accept myself — and you can hear that in the album.” The lead single off Everything Yesterday is the piano ballad, “Wonder,” which features Jump, Little Children’s Jay Clifford. Human Resources’ Matt Zutell and Aaron Utterback helped out on the track, “Feel,” and will open Rose’s album-release show this week. Rose will perform with a full band, including guitarist Andrew Chalk, drummer Rodney Liles Jr., and bassist Patrick Burns. The album’s producer is Eric Rickert, who recently had to undergo several surgeries after getting injured while trying to break up a bar fight. Proceeds from the show, a raffle, and a portion of beer and wine sales will go toward Rickert’s medical expenses. —Kelly Rae Smith THURSDAY
TRIBUTE | Women & Dylan
w/ Hazel Ketchum, Lindsay Holler, Jordan Igoe, Samantha Church, FALINE, Alva Anderson, Danielle Howle, Ann Caldwell, and more
Sat. Sept. 10 8 p.m.
$15/adv, $18/door, $47 Dinner (Vincent Chicco’s) and a show
Charleston Music Hall
After pulling off a killer Women & Bowie tribute back in May, Lindsay Holler and Hazel Ketchum’s successful Women & series returns to the Music Hall this weekend to honor one Robert Allen Zimmerman, a.k.a Bob Dylan. From the beginning, the idea has been to celebrate iconic male artists, like Neil Young and Tom Waits, with the juxtaposition of local women interpreting their songs. “Dylan’s musical impact over the last 50-plus years is undeniable,” Holler says. “One of the surprises with this particular show was the lack of overlap when people began choosing their songs. Dylan just has so many songs. While we like to incorporate the hits, along with some deep cuts, we found that there are still so many of his songs that we just don’t have the time to include. Also, Dylan shuffles between a lot of musical identities, including folk, country, rock, or gospel, which lends itself well to this kind of concert.” It’s important to Holler that these shows encompass women of all ages and backgrounds. “Not only does the audience get to experience such variety in a show, but backstage, it’s amazing to see these singers and musicians have the chance to interact with each other when they might not have had that opportunity before,” Holler says. “I never get to work with Ann Caldwell enough! It’s exciting to get to work with people you haven’t worked with before, and that feeling permeates the whole production.” —Kelly Rae Smith SATURDAY
AMERICANA COUNTRY | Todd Snider’s East Nashville Revue
w/ East Side Bulldogs, Elizabeth Cook, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Kevin Gordon, and Rorey Carroll
Sun. Sept. 11
Charleston Music Hall
In a world that seems increasingly out of kilter, it’s good to know that we’ve still got Todd Snider to smack us in the head with a dose of bone-dry humor and an even more arid, earth-worn voice. Serving as both an incisive social commentator and a wry barstool philosopher, Snider has been traveling America’s highways for the last two decades with a trusty, battered acoustic guitar, mixing folk, country, blues, and more than a little comedy into his music — and even scoring the occasional hit like “Talkin’ Seattle Grunge Rock Blues” and the immortal “Beerrun,” a chronicle of some hard-luck Robert Earl Keen fans. Hell, he even managed to fool mainstream country radio with “Alright Guy,” a song he wrote that became a hit for Gary Allan. Snider’s first album in four years, Eastside Bulldog, drops in October, and he’s still on the road slinging honest, clear-eyed commentary and a few cheap laughs. —Vincent Harris SUNDAY
PROGRESSIVE METAL | Between the Buried & Me
Sat. Sept. 10
North Carolina’s Between the Buried & Me is one of the hardest-working metal bands on the scene today. Between 2003 and 2015, they released eight albums and an EP, pushing their complex, brutal brand of progressive metal into different territory each time. One minute they can spin off dazzling riffs that seem to be stacked to the heavens, and the next they work in some majestic keyboards, Dream-Theater style. It’s certainly more challenging than the average headbanger fodder, but the band’s songcrafting skill has grown as much as their instrumental prowess over the last decade. Their most recent release, Coma Ecliptic, is a full-blown, old-school concept album about a man in a coma journeying through his past lives. It’s a true epic, working in the influence of bands like Pink Floyd and Queen at their wide-screen best but leaving plenty of room for bone-snapping time changes and riffing. It’s an expansive kind of music that recalls metal’s past while moving it forward. —Vincent Harris SATURDAY
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