“Pluto Gang is back and starting off 2022 at The Visulite, one of Charlotte’s treasured venues. Formed in the summer of 2019, the Charlotte-based six-piece jam band combines the talents of Brennan Beck (vocals), Dillon Crawford (guitar, vocals), Wood Britton (guitar), Joe May (keys, vocals), Pat Rogers (bass), and Wilson Smith (drums). Ever restless, Pluto Gang has been on a constant move through the Carolinas since then, making their mantra “live and out loud” a reality. The band’s lively grooves keep audiences dancing, and they effortlessly string together tracks for a smooth atmospheric experience, much of which can be heard on their 2020 album, Better Out Here.” – Jonny Golian, CLTure
Hailing from disparate corners of North Carolina, Deaf Andrews has been making rock ‘n’ roll music in Charlotte since 2018. Deaf Andrews draws on the experiences and musical obsessions of its founding members, creating songs that speak to the modern condition using musical language from all eras and genres of rock. With influences from blues, classic rock, and funk, these five friends are on a mission to explore sounds that compel the feet to move, the head to bang, and reward the ears for getting closer to the music.