Spring A&E Guide 2011: Concerts

Music mayhem from punk to pop

Pop phenom Ke$ha comes to Charlotte’s Fillmore April 19.

1/25 // CHARLOTTE
Girl Talk

Electronica artist Girl Talk (Gregg Gillis) known for mashups will perform at The Fillmore Charlotte, promoting his new album, “All Day.”
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1/31 // NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
2/4 // CHARLOTTE

NOFX & The Bouncing Souls

with Cobra Skulls & Old Man Markley
When asked what the band thinks of being on a homophobic website’s list of “gay bands” (groups that support gays), a representative of the band answered it’s “awesome.” NOFX will perform at House of Blues Myrtle Beach and later at The Fillmore Charlotte.
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2/2 // RALEIGH
2/7 // CHARLOTTE

Robert Plant

The renowned singer and former lead of Led Zeppelin will perform at the Progress Energy Center Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and five days later at Ovens Auditorium.
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2/17 // CHARLOTTE
Slash with Brand New Sin & The Fabulous Miss Wendy

A confirmed advocate of gay rights, Slash (Saul Hudson) made a short video with his wife, Perla Hudson, in 2008 supporting gay marriage and speaking out against Proposition 8 in California. The epic guitarist will rock at The Fillmore Charlotte.
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2/23 // CHARLOTTE
Clay Aiken

Gay pop star and “American Idol” 2003 runner-up Clay Aiken’s Tried & True tour promoting his album of the same name will visit the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.
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2/26 // COLUMBIA
3/1 // DURHAM

John Mellencamp

Mellencamp’s tour will make stops at the Township Auditorium and at the Durham Performing Arts Center to promote his most recent album, “No Better Than This,” which Rolling Stone called “far-fetched, violent, sexy, played for laughs. It doesn’t get more timeless, or American, than that.”
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3/29 // CHARLOTTE
All Time Low

“Dirty Work” is All Time Low’s upcoming album which should be released by the time the band’s tour lands at The Fillmore Charlotte.
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4/19 // CHARLOTTE
Ke$ha

Often controversial, sometimes within the LGBT community, pop star Ke$ha is on tour and will perform at The Fillmore Charlotte.
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Posted by Tyler DeVere

Tyler DeVere is a former editorial intern for QNotes.