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PartyNextDoor rocks the Spectrum Center

| October 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
PartyNextDoor rocks the Spectrum Center

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. The past four months for PartyNextDoor have been nothing less than successful. In early June, the singer/producer released a four song EP titled “Colours 2,” a sequel to his previous EP titled “Colours” that was released back in 2014. PartyNextDoor also contributed to writing the summer anthem “Wild Thoughts,” which was […]

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Photos: Breakaway Music Festival

| October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
Photos: Breakaway Music Festival

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Lil Dicky and Zedd headline at Breakaway Music Festival in the AvidXchange Music Factory on Saturday night in Charlotte, NC.

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Oh Wonder Rocks the Neighborhood

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
Oh Wonder Rocks the Neighborhood

While the Fillmore in Charlotte might be my go-to venue for concerts in the area, its standing room layout creating a more intimate atmosphere between performer and spectator, the same could be said about the Neighborhood Theatre in NoDa. Venturing into the area right outside of Uptown Charlotte Friday for a night of dynamic pop […]

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A Soulful Sunday with Bassel & the Supernaturals

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Soulful Sunday with Bassel & the Supernaturals

Bassel & the Supernaturals is a Neo-Soul band from Chicago that carry a message of love, fun and a personal message of the current events in Syria. Headed by their lead vocalist Bassel Almadani, the band has been able to captivate listeners all around the country with their unique soulful instrumentation (saxophones, trumpets, guitar, bass, […]

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R.E.M. – ‘Automatic for the People’ 25 Years Later

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
R.E.M. – ‘Automatic for the People’ 25 Years Later

The 25th anniversary of R.E.M.’s seventh album “Automatic for the People” has arrived and it’s getting a special reissue this year. This reissue will contain 4 CDs featuring the album and demo recordings, a book featuring photos and liner notes and a Blu-Ray disc that contains a sound mix and music videos. So why is […]

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Foster the People tackle rock anthems and gun violence at the Fillmore

| October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Foster the People tackle rock anthems and gun violence at the Fillmore

Photos by Leysha Caraballo . Finding my way back at the Fillmore this month, as the alternative rock-pop outfit Foster the People rolled through with their ‘Sacred Hearts Club’ tour, I was treated once more to a satisfying night to remember. Pulling together not only the biggest hits off their third album, but also a […]

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THROWBACK MUSIC REVIEW: ‘By Any Means 2’ – ‘Kevin Gates’

| October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
THROWBACK MUSIC REVIEW: ‘By Any Means 2’ – ‘Kevin Gates’

Although a battery charge from a Florida concert in 2015 and recent gun charges, which subsequently led to a 30 month prison sentence, one of which he is still serving, Kevin Gates still delivers his aggressive, came-from-the-bottom style raps and pain-fueled soulful vocals that put him in the spotlight in his most recent release, “By […]

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Mutemath Brings Good Vibes to Charlotte

| September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Mutemath Brings Good Vibes to Charlotte

Sunday evening gave a whole new meaning to the phrase “Sunday funday” when Mutemath came into town to play a show at the Fillmore. The room was filled with an excited feeling as the crowd jammed along with the opening indie rock band “Colony House.” The lead singer, Caleb Chapman, gave an incredible performance and […]

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Multifaceted Mantras

| September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Multifaceted Mantras

Fade in. A stage, barren yet tempting, expands before you. The floor meets a screen, floating up towards a dark, forgotten ceiling. The large screen suddenly sparks to life, boasting blurred images reminiscent of some distant, delusional fever dream; or perhaps an obscure experimental film harboring a deeper meaning. Out of the corner of each […]

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Mesmerizing Compassion with Paramore’s Tour Two

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Mesmerizing Compassion with Paramore’s Tour Two

Photos by Pooja Pasupula . I’ve always made a distinction between artists: there are singers, and there are performers. Like the whole “not every rectangle is a square” line, not every performer is a singer. Going into the Ovens Auditorium, I expected Paramore to be performers: give you a good show, a lot of jumping and […]

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Damn, Kendrick

| September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
Damn, Kendrick

Hip-Hop music continues to grow and evolve each generation as new rappers put their own spin, personality  and experiences into the craft of rapping. No one, however, is capable of matching the creative and lyrical genius of Kendrick “K-Dot” “Kung-Fu Kenny” Lamar.   He currently holds the crown as the self-proclaimed “greatest rapper alive,” and […]

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Notes of Passion

| August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Notes of Passion

I’ll be honest, I am not a big music person and my knowledge of the ins and outs of live performances is very limited. That being said, my decision to attend Rowe Recital Hall for the first Faculty and Friends Concert in part of the Department of Music’s ongoing series was definitely the right choice. […]

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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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