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Variety of genres land in Charlotte this fall



Regardless of the season, or month for that matter, there's always a great variety of music passing through Charlotte at venues of all sizes. Here's a quick rundown of some of the shows set to hit the Queen City this fall:

Lamb Handler, Zoe Vette & The Revolvers — In the mood for some straightforward rock? Check out this tag team of local bands that are sure to fill your need. (Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St., on Sept. 3.)

Josh Panda & Ian Thomas — Former Charlotte resident Josh Panda always feels right at home when he comes back to town, while Ian Thomas offers heartfelt tunes of a more serious nature. (The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., on Sept. 4.)

Public Enemy — Chuck D and ultimate hype man Flavor Flav haven't lost a step in their live performances over the years. The group's live set is steeped in the classics and old tunes. (Amos' Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St., on Sept. 12.)

Black Crowes — Anytime a band announces its final tour before an indeterminate hiatus, you can expect great things. This time around, the guys are playing an acoustic set amidst the Southern rock. (Road Runner Amphitheatre, 1000 Seaboard St., on Sept. 18.)

Esperanza Spalding — It's almost shocking to see that this rising jazz bassist/singer will play Charlotte, but, hey, we ain't complaining. (Knight Theater, 430 South Tryon Street, on Sept. 24.)

Amelia's Mechanics — Fronted by singer/songwriter/guitarists Molly McGinn and Molly Miller, the trio is quickly gathering steam on the music scene, opening for bands such as Jim Avett, JJ Grey and tonight, Yarn. (Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetowne Ave., on Sept. 25.)

Wavves — There's controversy here if you care about a fight between them and the Black Lips. Most people just focus on the noise-pop music, though. (The Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Road, on Sept. 29.)

Ledisi — Grammy-nominated soul songstress Ledisi is set to drop gospel-tinged bombs on the Queen City. To add to the melodic occasion, she'll be joined onstage by guitar-slinging singer Anthony David. (McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., on Oct. 1.)

Sugarland — I say it every time they're in town, and I'll say it again — singer Jennifer Nettles has one of the best voices out there today; and be sure to check out her old solo work if you can find it. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd., on Oct. 1.)

Built to Spill — You don't hear about many rock bands from Idaho, but fans of this quintet are about as rabid as they come. This show got announced and shockwaves ran through the local indie rock scene. Might want to get your tickets early for this one. (Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., on Oct. 11.)

Rodrigo y Gabriela — A crowd quickly gathered at their Bonnaroo performance three years ago and people have continued to notice the duo ever since. Take heavy metal ability and put it behind acoustic instrumental music. Jaws will drop. (The Fillmore Charlotte, 820 Hamilton St.., on Oct. 16.)

JJ Grey — The swamp style dirty blues of Grey has slowed down a bit, but that doesn't mean he can't wring the emotion out of every note he plays or sings. He's got a new album out in August, and it's one of his best yet. (Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., on Oct. 21.)

Helmet — For those in the mood for a bit of nostalgia, the '90s rockers are still riding high on their reunion and bringing their distortion-filled music to as many people as they can. (Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave., on Oct. 26.)

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