Local Brews, Local Grooves highlights local breweries, food, and some great Charlotte area bands.
Formed in North Carolina in 2013 by multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Stephen Warwick, Ancient Cities melds well-crafted lyrics with fuzzed-out guitars, hints of psychedelia, and a pop sensibility.
They’ve been touring up and down the east coast for a few years playing club dates as well as festivals such as CMJ Music Marathon, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and the prestegious Newport Folk Festival’s 56th anniversary. They were one of three bands chosen by Converse to play Newport, as well as record at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Boston where they started work on their follow-up album Supermoon Blackout. Ancient Cities has been featured in the Vanity Fair and the Village Voice, as well as a series of live videos with famed music sites Paste Magazine and Live & Breathing. You can catch them this summer/fall out on tour in support of their second album.
Swim in the Wild
Late Night Special
Skate Park 90s
Breweries: Birdsong, NoDa, Ass Clown, Olde Mecklenburg, D9, Souther Tier and Victory, Three Spirits, Blue Blaze, Legion, Triple C, Thirsty Nomad, Lenny Boy, Heist, Sugar Creek, Bayne, Cabarrus, Twenty Six Acres, Primal, Red Clay Cider, Hyde, Bold Missy, Catawba, and Good Road Ciderworks.