/Save The Milestone
The Milestone is a music venue in Charlotte that has hosted some of my favorite shows. I first played at The Milestone years ago with Mikal kHill and Sulfur when they were then The ThoughtCriminals. The venue has the same feel of history and community as my beloved Top Cats where I grew up rapping in Cincinnati. They also sport a great sound system run by technical operators along with some of the nicest staff and energetic crowds I’ve had the pleasure to meet.
In its decades of operation, the venue has provided a stage for all genres, not just hip hop. Some of the notable acts to echo their creativity inside the walls include:
- Melissa Ethridge
- Bad Brains
- Against Me!
- the Go-Gos
- Black Flag
The full list is much more impressive. The Milestone has changed and shaped the lives of an untold number of people; but the venue is in dire need of repairs. I am flying out to Charlotte on my hard-earned frequent flyer miles to donate money and play a fundraiser show on April 29th. Come by and see me if you’re anywhere nearby. For the rest of us on the internet, The Milestone currently has a GoFundMe page up to accept donations. Please donate to them and keep the music alive.