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Oak St Mill Antiques has recently undergone some pretty big changes including new ownership and is inviting the community out to celebrate the fabulous new look of the store!
This all day Grand Re-opning BLOCK PARTY is featuring:
—> Live Music from “Doesn’t Madder”
—> Food Trucks: Carolina Smash Truck & Zima’s Steamin Dogs
—> Local Craft Beer from Eleven Lakes Brewing
—> Magician for the kids
—> Door Prizes
—> over 75 antique, vintage & home decor vendors inside our 10,000 sq foot building!
Bring the whole family out for this fun community event and take home that one-of-a-kind treasure that is uniquely YOU!
The hometown favorite band, Laylo releases their much anticipated EP release, “Reconcile,” this week! LayLo is a band working to capture life in a melody. The joint project of songwriters Clyde Vreeland, Bryan Frazier and Cade Ratcliff. Laylo’s EP includes their original songs including City Lights (the instrumental version of City Lights was featured in a promo video for Visit Lake Norman) Lie to Me, Nothing Else I’d Rather Do, If All Got is Leaving, Let You Down. We had a chance to catch up with front man, Clyde Vreeland to get the scoop:
OTC: How did u choose the songs for this ep?
Vreeland: We actually had a difficult time choosing. We had narrowed it down to about 12 that we felt were ready to be recorded and that resonated with us personally but we didn’t want to self produce a full length album on our first release. The songs we picked from that selection for “Reconcile” were chosen because we felt that those songs were the ones we could self produce and engineer the best with the resources available to us at the time. We recorded, edited and mixed everything from start to finish in my 10 x 12 cinder block living room.
OTC: How many songs have you written in your musical career?
Vreeland: As LayLo we have just over 30 songs written, about 20 are complete and ready to perform. Individually we have so many more that I couldn’t begin to guess the number. Though not all of them are good songs though, songwriting is definitely a craft that develops with time and intentional work.
OTC: Where did the name Laylo come from?
Vreeland: The name LayLo came from someone asking if I was ever going to seriously pursue developing this band and at the time I told them we were just “laying low.” The name came out of that and stuck so we kept it even as we decided that developing LayLo into a professional band was something that we wanted to pursue.
Check out this live show and scoop up your copy of “Reconcile,” or download a digital copy online.
Laylo is also performing at the Laketoberfest Beer & Music Festival on Saturday October 21.
Stand-up Comedy at the Mill
Friday Oct 6
8:00 pm-10:00 pm
19725 Oak St
Every 1ST FRIDAY of the month we are featuring some of the area’s most witty, clever and downright hilarious comics in one fast-paced evening of Standup Comedy!
Here’s how it works:
The first month we will be hosting an Open Mic Contest and offering $100 CASH PRIZE to the winning contestant. From there we will showcase various featured acts for the next two/three months, and then return to the Open Mic Contest. Got it? Good!
This month we are back to our $100 CASH PRIZE OPEN MIC! You won’t want to miss this one, folks!