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311 Leaves a Lasting Impression on Charlotte

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
311 Leaves a Lasting Impression on Charlotte

Last Wednesday, 311 – with New Politics and Passafire – made a stop at the Charlotte Metro Credit Amphitheatre on their 18th Unity Summer Tour. Passafire, a reggae-rock band from Savannah, Georgia, started the night off by showcasing their original sound. New Politics was up next, and they did not disappoint. The trio kept the […]

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Vans Warped Tour comes to Charlotte

| July 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Vans Warped Tour comes to Charlotte

Every summer comes with the anticipation of a good time, and Vans Warped Tour is a sure fire way to keep the good times rolling. Warped Tour is a traveling alternative rock festival that began in 1995 and is currently the longest running musical festival in North America. It also happens to be the largest […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Foster the People blend psychedelic pop with methodical lyricism in ‘Sacred Hearts Club’

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: Foster the People blend psychedelic pop with methodical lyricism in ‘Sacred Hearts Club’

Even as the summer quickly begins to sizzle away, the amount of impressive indie pop spooling from the speakers of the music industry seems to be never-ending. With Friday marking the release of yet another highly-anticipated alternative album in Foster the People’s third record, ‘Sacred Hearts Club,’ the summer of rocking pop anthems that is […]

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Charlotte is ready for 311

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte is ready for 311

This Wednesday, 311 will bring reggae rock to Charlotte at the Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre. Along with them, New Politics and Passafire will be performing on what is 311’s 18th consecutive summer tour — that’s right, 311 has toured every summer for nearly two decades; that’s true dedication to music. The band is touring for their […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Oh Wonder’s ‘Ultralife’ sends you in and out of love in the far reaches of space

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: Oh Wonder’s ‘Ultralife’ sends you in and out of love in the far reaches of space

While pop queen Lorde’s fluorescent follow-up with ‘Melodrama’ might have easily been one of my most anticipated pop albums of the summer, another artist I was eager to hear again was the London-based duo of Oh Wonder. Surfacing to instant global acclaim in 2014 with their self-titled debut, the duo of Josephine Vander Gucht and […]

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Washed Out’s hypnotic sound left Charlotte in a trance

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Washed Out’s hypnotic sound left Charlotte in a trance

Most Monday nights end without much excitement; Washed Out made sure that this Monday did not end like the rest. At 9 o’clock, Ernest Greene walked on stage at The Underground, got his synthesizer and drumsticks ready, and blasted the room with “Title Card” – the first song off of his newly released album, “Mister […]

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PREVIEW: Washed Out In Charlotte

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Washed Out In Charlotte

Tomorrow night, Ernest Greene – known best by his stage name, Washed Out — will be playing at the Underground Charlotte on his “Get Lost” tour. His newest album, Mister Mellow, was released on June 30th of this year — his third under this stage name. Washed Out truly hit it big after “Feel It […]

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Indie Rock’s Mellow Revenge

| June 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Indie Rock’s Mellow Revenge

What would one expect of a show headlined by an indie/roots Boston band? What could the demographic be? Drinks of choice? Smell? I set out to find these answers in true investigation style…by attending the show. June 23rd, 6:45pm: doors have been open for 45 minutes. People are milling around the general admission area, sipping […]

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Muse and Thirty Seconds to Mars Bring Sunshine to Charlotte on a Rainy Day

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Muse and Thirty Seconds to Mars Bring Sunshine to Charlotte on a Rainy Day

Last Thursday, Muse was set to perform at the PNC Music Pavilion with Thirty Seconds to Mars as their special guest. The afternoon started off bright, hot, and ready for a rocking concert. Missio, an electro pop style band opened for the night and got the crowd ready for Thirty Seconds to Mars. Jared Leto, […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Lorde makes a triumphant return with emotional, genre-defying ‘Melodrama’

| June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: Lorde makes a triumphant return with emotional, genre-defying ‘Melodrama’

When up-and-coming pop artist Ella Yelich-O’Connor — known to the world now as Lorde — entered the music scene back in Spring of 2013, there was no telling that this New Zealand-native would soon evolve into one of the industry’s most dynamic players. With her dramatic debut album, ‘Pure Heroine,’ taking the world by storm, […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Fleet Foxes deliver heavenly, haunting, at times hesitant harmonies in ‘Crack-Up’

| June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: Fleet Foxes deliver heavenly, haunting, at times hesitant harmonies in ‘Crack-Up’

Ever-shape-shifting in sound and energy, and always weighted in deep and provocative thought, folk-rock darlings Fleet Foxes have captivated fans of the indie genre ever since their soothing 2008 EP, ‘Sun Giant.’ Quickly making a name for themselves with hymn-like hits ‘Ragged Wood’ and ‘White Winter Hymnal,’ and the guitar-strumming journey of ‘Mykonos,’ the Seattle-born […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Gone Now’ finds Bleachers exploring familiar but inspired territory

| June 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Gone Now’ finds Bleachers exploring familiar but inspired territory

It was quite a surprise when I first heard Jack Antonoff, lead guitarist of the indie pop group fun. and former frontman of Steel Train, explode into his solo venture with 2014’s ‘Strange Desire.’ The first album released from his nostalgic pop outfit, Bleachers, ‘Strange Desire’ mixed strong summer hits with experimental pop to deliver […]

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EP REVIEW: Geowulf’s ‘Relapse’ is dream pop at its finest

| June 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
EP REVIEW: Geowulf’s ‘Relapse’ is dream pop at its finest

It was probably a dreary day in Charlotte, North Carolina, stressing over the next major curveball my first year in college might toss at me, when I discovered a little piece of summer magic in the song ‘Saltwater’ by the band Geowulf. Sun-drenched and passionately euphoric, the first song to be released from the Australian-born […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: alt-J’s ‘RELAXER’ is a dark, unsettling listen rich with ambition and hope

| June 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: alt-J’s ‘RELAXER’ is a dark, unsettling listen rich with ambition and hope

“The song came out of nowhere.” It’s no surprise that when describing the fourth song on their newest album, RELAXER, the alternative rock band, alt-J, said the song was a product of the band simply messing around in the studio, stringing loose ends together to make something work. The same can possibly be said about […]

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