Monday, March 30, 2009

Alive After Five schedule released

Here's the 2009 lineup for the all new Alive After Five at EpiCentre:


April 16
Liquid Pleasure
(This special thank-you celebration will be held at Wachovia Plaza before it moves permanently to the EpiCentre the following Thursday.)

April 23
Celebration Club

April 30
Voltage Brothers

May 7
Simply Irresistible

May 14
Satisfaction (Rolling Stones tribute band)

May 21 (Speed Street)
Tuesday's Gone (Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band)

May 28
Frontiers (Journey tribute band)

June 4
Breakfast Club

June 11
Dave Matthews Tribute Band

June 18
Girlz Girlz Girlz

June 25
Vertigo (U2 tribute band)

July 2
Shane O'Dazier & The SOB's

July 9
Who's Bad (Michael Jackson tribute band)

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good job, Charlotte. Apparently your musical tastes warrant nothing more than second-rate cover bands. Good thing this city is where college greeks go to pasture.

Anonymous said...

No Simplified? Come on

Anonymous said...

It's my birthday. Happy Birthday to me!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

How appropriate. Clones entertaining clones.

Anonymous said...

Wait, you mean they don't have U2 actually doing an after work event but it is a cover band instead? Wow, we really are behind all those other great cities that actually get U2 to do their after five events.

You guys are morons. Do you really think U2 or the Stones are going to show up, ANYWHERE, to do an after five event?

Take your bitter a--es back up north if you love it so much.

Morons.

Anonymous said...

No one expects the Stones or U2, but some non-cover bands would be nice...

And who said anything about being from the north?

Anonymous said...

So I will continue to have to leave Charlotte for any decent music. Maybe I can continue to go to Knoxville for Sundown in the City every Thursday night. That's real music. Wake up AA5 organizers. You are stuck with the over 35 club. Let's welcome in the new AA5 party goers.

Anonymous said...

You know someone has to comlain about something 24/7. Especially in this city, so why even bother. I'm sure that all the events will be a good time. And that's what it's about, so if they don't want to go, don't go. More beer and music for the rest!

Anonymous said...

Do you really think Charlotte could handle non-cover bands? One played once, and they were GREAT, I mean a KICK BUT guitarist tearing it up, but all the drunk bankers were more interested in how their hair looked.

704Champ said...

It's not about the lame music, its about the women and cold beverages.

Anonymous said...

If it's not broken, don't fix it. No one goes to aa5 for the music. It's strictly a place to see & be seen and continues to draw masses every week. Unless the crowds dwindle in complaint, don't expect the music to change.

Anonymous said...

Silly haters. Nobody's expecting U2 or the Stones to play these types of events, but the same slate of wedding caliber cover bands every year is tired and old. Why not the likes of Simplified, Elevator Action, Avett Brothers, Benji Hughes, etc.? or even some semi famous groups like Cowboy Mouth, sister Hazel, Atheneum, etc? Surely AA5 can raise the bar a little.

Anonymous said...

well said 11:05. Saw Bengi the other week at Visulite, great show and grew up on Athenaeum would love to get some acts like that down there.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am amazed at the level of pure hatred in these posts. AA5 is okay. If you don't like the music or find the event lame then don't go. Better yet, if you think you can provide better entertainment contact the event organizers and give it a try. It's so much easier to sit on the wall and complain then it is to take action.

Anonymous said...

Y'all must not realize that Alive After Five is not really about music. The music is really just a side show at the party. People rarely go just for the music, they go to hang out with their friends and have a good time. If you want to see music you go to the Double Door, Amos's, or the Visulite. Cover bands are perfect for AA5. Unless everyone wants to start having to pay an admission fee for it, it should stay the way it is.

Anonymous said...

In the words of Mark Wahlberg in the movie Rock Star: "We are not a COVER BAND" "We are a TRIBUTE BAND".

Anonymous said...

Last years Epicentre line up was much better. Keep the cover bands at wachovia!

Anonymous said...

When will they have bands we all like. An even swap isn't a swindle.

Anonymous said...

Charlotte has more whiners than any other city that I've lived in. I hope you guys aren't there on Thursday...you might ruin my good time. Thank you in advance for going home right after work.

Anonymous said...

Hey, let's ask Motley Crue to come play after work. Now there's some rockin for ya. That's what you Snooty, Boring, stick-up-the-@@@ judgemental Charlotteans need--a shot of whiskey and some Crue. yeah. that's right. That's what you need to shake the stick-out-of-your-*** (Ooops--my apology to everyone--I think I'm really getting sick of living in Ballantyne.

Anonymous said...

Any word on whether new bands will be added to the lineup beyond July?

Anonymous said...

I agree with the first post. This town needs to support it's local musicians and sprinkle in some musicians who actually write their own music. Once again, Pink Polo collars will be popped, croakies will be in full effect and the boat shoes that never seem to go away will be dancing to some really strong talent. Oh...and another steak house chain is sure to be opening up at a location near you !!! This makes me sick... "How bout another shrimp on the barbie!"

Anonymous said...

I'm going to guess the guys in the pink polos and boat shoes are doing better with the ladies than you are.

Frank said...

Tad- I guess you took my comment as a personal attack. Actually, differentiating yourself from the rest of the pack can actually be quite effective.

Anonymous said...

This schedule is an embarrassment. Good grief. What a joke. Leave it to "organizers" to completely miss the boat once again, unless all they're going for is to attract a bunch of stooges to the EpiCentre. Nice job.

Anonymous said...

This is a lazy and lame schedule. Typical though.

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo. Same old lame lineup. To the posters who said people are not there for the music - why even have bands then??

Anonymous said...

Yep, a little better last year. Cover bands suck, not their fault, people seem to show up anyway. Bud Light Lime and those bands will go perfect together.

Anonymous said...

Oh my !

I cannot stand the moronic suburban children at the EpiCenter. It's a shame since I actually live uptown.

Anonymous said...

AntiSeen's not playing it this year?

Bummer.

Anonymous said...

What's with all the Charlotte haters? If you don't like it here just LEAVE!

Anonymous said...

Most of us don't hate Charlotte, just the choice of bookings for this particular event. Same old tired stuff, over and over....

Anonymous said...

I don't think they probably have the resources to get some of the types of the bands you guys want. However, I think 11:05 is dead on. They should be able to swing bands like that.

TheCivitasStatue said...

"Good thing this city is where college greeks go to pasture."

HAHAHA. Most fitting description ever.

RedAnthro said...

I love Alive After 5. I go after work bcause it is fun and there's other single people, music and oh yeah - BEER. If you think it's so lame, I got an idea - don't show up and we will all be happy.

Anonymous said...

Red anthro- Alivr after five is a great concept, however if you are going to have music, wouldn;t you like to hear something good? U2 cover band? The point is- there are alot of good local bands that would love to have that stage. I think we should support our own and not some 45 year old guy in a pair of tight acid washed jeans with absolutely no talent. The beer would taste the same, the girls would still be in their sundresses and the guys can still pop their collars. Maybe even step it up and push a wrist band up around their forearm. All would be well with thr added bonus of some good music. VIVA LA VINCE FROM SHAMWOW!!!