Upcoming shows you should check out

ROLLING STONES Wednesday, July 1, Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, 919.861.2300

There’s a great quote in the film “Almost Famous” where Jimmy Fallon’s character is attempting to sell the band Stillwater on why they need a manager. He speaks about striking while the iron is hot, and more specifically notes that “if you think Mick Jagger will be out there trying to be a rockstar at age 50, you are sadly, sadly mistaken.” Since “Almost Famous” came out in 2000, it was obviously a joke because even then Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts were still rockstars and they still sell out arenas and they still make women swoon. The lyrics are just as relevant today as they ever were, and per recent reviews of shows, it seems the act is pulling out all of the stops. A recent stop this past Saturday in Kansas featured Ed Sheeran coming out and belting the lyrics to “Beast of Burden,” and there was even a seven-piece band that featured renown saxophonist Karl Denson and Tim Ries. Both of those artists were part of a seven-piece band that supported the rock and roll act. It’s pretty safe to say that Jimmy Fallon’s character from that film was completely wrong because the Rolling Stones still have the same energy and fervor as they did when they were recording most of these songs back in the 60s, 70s and 80s. And 90s. “Tenured rock band” doesn’t even begin to describe the Rolling Stones, but timeless icons certainly can. The show is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. and tickets are still available through with prices ranging from $69.50 up to $350, additional fees not included.


Friday, July 3, High Rock Outfitters, Lexington, 336.248.4444

One must give credit where credit is due, and in the case of Dark Water Rising, credit must be given to contemporary acts like Of Monsters and Men and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, two acts that have helped push the soulful vocal melodies of females to the forefront. Dark Water Rising, the Chapel Hill-based five-piece act, is following in the footsteps of those peer acts and taking it to the next level with personable, soulful lyrics melded with a southern rock feel. The result is a surprising combination that ends up sounding like it would be better suited for a smoky room, a glass of whiskey, Advance and the Tickets love of your @ life sitting right next you. Instead, they are taking to High Rock Outfitters, Lexington’s best secret that, per many local acts we here at YES! Weekly & Schoolkids Records have interviewed, All Shows All is the Ages best venue in the area. The Morning After will be opening up the night 126 with E. its Cabarrus first show back St. after a hiatus. Tickets cost $10 and the show should start around  8 p.m. !