Friday, March 31, 2023 at 10 p.m.
1228 Gordon St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
Tickets: $10 plus
A rock band consisting of founder Joe Nelson (vocals, guitar), Daniel Oleary (guitar), Aaron Rogers (drums), and Justin Bickley (bass), King Cackle stays true their unique brand of “dirty pirate blues.” Creating visions of the high seas with tracks like “86’d and Out” and “Trolltunga,” their latest track, “Pignose,” sees the band lean more into their southern rock n’ roll roots, paying homage to North Carolina’s barbecue heritage, according to their Bandcamp page.
Hailing from Gastonia, The Menders are veterans in the Charlotte music scene. The band, made up of Jesse Watson (vocals/guitar), Jonny Boswell (vocals/keyboard), Wes Forbus (vocals/guitar), Phil Anderson (drums), and Robbie Thornton (bass), can just as easily reel you in for an acoustic set as they can blow out a venue with their high-energy rock sound. They’ll be playing songs off their 2021 album, The Devil’s Reel. The project is a rambunctious outing with Boswell carrying grittier vocals with each track and the band showing a much more polished approach when it comes to crafting their unique brand of rock.
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