Thursday, April 5, 2012

NC Music Factory announces summer concert series

NC Music Factory's Friday Live at the Factory! concert series kicks off its second season April 27 on the entertainment complex's outdoor fountain stage with Southern Culture on the Skids and Charlotte's the Aqualads heading up a Mini Southern Fried Music Festival.

Fans of Lit, who plays Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre with Marcy Playground, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms and Everclear on July 15, can see the `90s rock band for $5 on May 11 as part of the Friday Live series.

Other scheduled headliners include Cowboy Mouth on May 18, the Connells May 25, Soul Asylum (pictured above) June 1 with opening act Simplified, Los Lonely Boys and songwriter Chris Cook June 8, Vertical Horizon June 15, Tonic with opener the Hot Gates June 22, and Ed Kowalczyk of Live June 29. The lineup for the May 4 show has not yet been announced.

Tickets for all shows, which are $5, go on sale Thursday, April 4, at 5 p.m. at www.ncmusicfactory.com

41 comments:

  1. Yay! I've been waiting for this announcement. SO much fun last year!

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    1. Well there is a macrame class over at CPCC that promises to be a real wing dinger!!

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  2. Looks like a great lineup!

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    1. Thanks Aunt Gertie. The rest home shuttle bus is serving the show? Bringing a walker??

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    2. i'm bringing my cane to whack across your backside.

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  3. Wow. This place will be boarded up in no time. What a joke.

    Up the Irons! \m/ \m/

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    1. thats right, lame lineup....bring on the Maiden show in June!!

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  4. Maiden England!

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  5. ZZZZZZZZZZ. What a complete joke of a roster. This place is going down the tubes. These guys dont know that fans of these band are most likely on curfews at rest homes and cannot get out this late. Plus who can drink on top of these heart and prostate meds?

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  6. Seems like they are targeting a specific audience

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  8. This is their free series similar to Live at 5. Looks like a much better line-up than any Live at 5 I have ever seen. Would you prefer cover bands and tribute bands? Their big concerts take place in the fillmore club and their amphitheater. Good job music factory...thanks for bringing more great stuff.

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    1. When your bar is Live at 5- quite possibly the worst collection of "music" ever assembled in an attempt to totally embarrass a city- you could book Yanni and it would be an improvement. Is music really this bad here? I need a beer.

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  9. Fans of Lit can see the `90s rock band for $5 on May 4 as part of the Friday Live series.....

    ...The lineup for the May 4 show has not yet been announced.

    ??????????

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  10. In reply to Anonymous 08:50 AM Oops. It's May 11 for Lit. Thanks for the heads up.

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  11. I'd be embarrassed to promote that lineup. Why not add Fall Out Boy for maximum cringe effect.

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  12. Charlotte is so lame.

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    1. Then move. Need help packing?

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  13. Hi Courtney. Love your blog. You're so cute.

    Anyway, will you be at the Opeth / Mastodon show at the Fillmore next month? Hope to see you there!

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  14. Why does music factory never bring in good indie acts?? Just redneck 90s bands and country. :(

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  15. They really should aim to please a more diverse customer base. Insane Clown Posse would be a refreshing change, and bring in the jaggalo crowd.

    What about Waka Flocka?

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  16. Its an outdoor chill event for $5. Perfect for summer and listening to some live music. This isnt *inside* the music factory. Went to a bunch of shows last year and had a good time. Yes they seem to be targeting the 30-somethings which is perfect by me. Keep the fogies and the teenyboppers away!

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  17. What do all you complainers want for $5?

    Besides, any paying gig for these bands is better than us taxpayers suporting them on welfare.

    Their kids will all be on reduced school lunch and free milk.

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  18. I'll give Sugar Ray $100 to not perform and wash my car.

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  19. What the hell is wrong with you people? For $5 you can't beat this! Plus...since when did people who grew up in the 90s go to rest homes in their 30's? If you want indie bands then go to the Milestone and if this is so lame then just stay home in your mom's basement for the night.

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  20. "AnonymousApr 6, 2012 09:52 AM
    They really should aim to please a more diverse customer base. Insane Clown Posse would be a refreshing change, and bring in the jaggalo crowd."

    You really want to attract Juggalos? Maybe you should watch this video first.

    http://vimeo.com/29589320

    I may never drink Caribou Lou again.

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  21. When are we getting the watering skiing squirrel, he has even graced Greensboro with his presence. I'd rather see that than any of these hacks!!

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  22. Looks cool to me. I'll wear my Chucky mask to the Soul Asylum show. Easiest way to meet the band.

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  23. Courtney, any truth to the rumor that DMX will be anchoring the speed street lineup next month?

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  24. I guess that's not too bad for 5 bucks. I just hope hundreds of suburanites don't clog up the roads in their SUVs to get to these shows. Want to enjoy urban amenities? Move to the city.

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  25. I love the suburbs and all it has to offer. Hey not only will I be at all these shows I'll be driving my SUV, drunk back to my safe home in the burbs. All you city dwellers better watch out!!! My car wants blood

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  26. Is this for real? $5 for all these acts? Damn. Count me in. The 90s were easily the best decade for music. Thanks Music Factory!

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  27. AnonymousApr 6, 2012 11:02 AM

    You are a moon bat. Do you really want to plow through kids while very drunk? Take the light rail, maniac.

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  28. at least wash your hair for your pic

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  29. It's 2012. The 90's were 20 year ago. My mom has Gin Blossoms and Marcy Playground CDs and she's over 50. I don't know how the guy above who must obviously work for the Music Factory thinks these bands are popular with people in there 30's. I'm 31 and have plenty of friends over 30 and no one I know under 40 cares about these bands. I bet there isn't a single member of one of these bands under 40 and plenty over 50. There are never any shows at the Filmore and the few that do come there are lame and the same old crap. Whoever books bands there is stuck in the 90's, just like lame radio here. When are you ever going to have any bands that people in their 20's and 30's might want to see??? All my friends drive to Asheville and Chapel Hill to see decent shows.

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  30. Where's the diversity???? Last year's concerts were very diverse. I attended many of them.

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  31. Honey, it was 1992 twenty years ago.. ie, barely into the 90's. I saw Gin Blossoms at Halloween here a couple years ago and a lot of people of different ages seemed to enjoy it. I'm looking forward to them and Everclear, and I'm younger than you.

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    1. Only good thing happening at the Music Factory are the bands at VBGB. You should let whoever you have booking bands there book the filmore and this other thing.

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  32. I wish we had a giant music festival with good acts in Charlotte like Coachella. I hate washed up 90's acts.

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  33. $5? no thank you. Waste of monery.
    Pay cheap get cheap...
    I rather paying $10,$15, 20 etc for something better...

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  34. Yea really! Im also in my 20's and looking foward to it!

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