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2016 was a Bad Movie with a Great Soundtrack

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
2016 was a Bad Movie with a Great Soundtrack

We can all pretty much agree that 2016 has been the absolute worst.  From politics to the deaths of many of our beloved celebrities, a lot has seemed to go wrong this year.  However, one of the things we can say went right was music; it has been one of the best years for music […]

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Best Songs of 2016 as Selected by A&E Writers

| December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Best Songs of 2016 as Selected by A&E Writers

Jesse Nussman- Staff Writer “No Problem” by Chance the Rapper: With joyous energy and excitement, the Chicago based rapper forges his anthem on staying independent and not compromising his music to big labels. Like almost every other song off Chance’s “Coloring Book,” “No Problem” is the an uplifting, soul enriching extravaganza, impossible to listen to without […]

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UNCC Choral Carols in Gardens

| December 11, 2016 | 1 Comment
UNCC Choral Carols in Gardens

The UNC Charlotte Music Department hosted a holiday choral concert in the Botanical Gardens Thursday afternoon, and it got everyone who attended in the holiday spirit. Men and women joined together to watch the school’s choral group sing in harmony under the garden’s gazebo. The songs sung were composed in many different places around the […]

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Fine Singing, Fine People

| December 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Fine Singing, Fine People

The Finer Niners, the only a cappella group at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, took the stage wearing formal attire after an introduction by Rachel Burrow, a sophomore. The pieces they sang included recent hits such as “Closer,” originally by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey, as well as “Uptown Funk,” originally by Mark Ronson […]

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A Night of Percussion at Belk Theater

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
A Night of Percussion at Belk Theater

The percussionists stepped onto the stage wearing traditional all black attire. They bowed to the crowd and approached their instruments to the sound of applause, opening with “Escape Velocity.” A piece by Dave Hall, this song only required four percussionists. The piece showed the depth of instruments that was going to be used throughout the […]

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Stagnant Symphony

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Stagnant Symphony

I was a member of the UNC Charlotte Philharmonia up until the second semester of my sophomore year. At that point I had to quit because my schedule just didn’t allow three hours of class time on Wednesdays or the hours of practice outside of class. Nevertheless, I was excited to see my former ensemble […]

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Standing With Standing Rock

| November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Standing With Standing Rock

The performance of Larry Yazzie was promoted to students at UNC Charlotte as a Native American Dance concert, but it was so much more. Yazzie and manager/performer Christal Moose teamed together to take their audience on a musical and spiritual journey. Before Moose introduced Yazzie, she took the time to tell her audience a little […]

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Fitz and the Tantrums are Coming to Charlotte

| November 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Fitz and the Tantrums are Coming to Charlotte

You know those songs that get stuck in your head, not the ones that are annoying and keep you up all night because that is all you hear in your head, but the good upbeat tunes that keep you dancing throughout the day. Well Fitz and the Tantrums are one of those bands that have many […]

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Band of Horses and Shelters Take The Fillmore by Storm

| November 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Band of Horses and Shelters Take The Fillmore by Storm

Amid a shuffling crowd of bearded gentleman and their folk-loving counterparts, with a box of overcooked fried pickles balanced on my fingertips, I eagerly awaited the moment when the woodsy rock group known as Band of Horses would emerge onto the stage. My first time entering the smoke-filled atmosphere of the Fillmore, as the indie […]

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No Sleep in Brooklyn or Charlotte

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
No Sleep in Brooklyn or Charlotte

Photos by Erin Cortez. Emo and punk rock music lovers united at The Underground last Saturday night, Oct. 22, as they anticipated the first Emo Night Brooklyn in Charlotte. Girls and boys in their 20s dressed up in their best emo clothes with a drink in hand. Even I dressed up in my best leather […]

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UNCC Students Show Off Their Skills

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNCC Students Show Off Their Skills

On Friday Oct. 20, the Campus Activity Board hosted their Fall Talent Show in McKnight Hall, allowing 13 gifted students to take the stage and be recognized for their talents. Talent shows have a tendency to be over saturated with certain types of performances, but this was not a problem here. I was impressed by […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Oasis: Supersonic” is a nostalgic tribute

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Oasis: Supersonic” is a nostalgic tribute

There is no denying that Oasis was one of the biggest bands to come out of Britain since the Beatles erupted in the 1960s. Their second album, “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?” was the second-best-selling album of 1995 and 1996 in the UK, as well being the best-selling album of the decade.  Its fourteen platinum certifications from […]

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Flow Tribe Leave Their Charlotte Audience Smiling

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Flow Tribe Leave Their Charlotte Audience Smiling

The Double Door Inn is a fun dive bar on a dark uptown Charlotte street. It’s small but filled to the brim with character and the friendliness of the people inside it. It’s a place that obviously has its regulars but welcomes newcomers with open arms. That’s exactly what they did with New Orleans band, […]

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Young Talent to be on the Watch For: Jacob Whitesides

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Young Talent to be on the Watch For: Jacob Whitesides

Young talent in the music industry seems to becoming more and more of the popular trend. Shows like “The X Factor” are really helping these young artist make a name for themselves, just like Jacob Whitesides. Although Whitesides did not win or even make it to the finals, he made the first cut at age 14 […]

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Wale and D.R.A.M. Illuminate Homecoming

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Wale and D.R.A.M. Illuminate Homecoming

Photos by Chris Crews and Leysha Caraballo. Watching D.R.A.M can easily be described as hanging out with your hippy uncle after a holiday party. He gives you flirting tips and gives quick pep talks, telling you to “shoot your shot” and “spread love” all while single-handedly hyping you up. D.R.A.M which stands for Does. Real. […]

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Eli Young Band Owns Coyote Joe’s Stage

| October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Eli Young Band Owns Coyote Joe’s Stage

The lighting was dim and the beer was flowing at Coyote Joe’s last Friday night, Oct. 7, as the guests anticipated for the Eli Young Band to take the stage. The night began as the house band brought the crowd to their feet. Men and women adorned in cowboy boots met on the dance floor […]

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UNCC Chamber Orchestra are 2-1 in performances

| October 11, 2016 | 1 Comment
UNCC Chamber Orchestra are 2-1 in performances

On Thursday I once again found myself in the third row of Robinson Hall’s Belk Theater anxiously awaiting the UNC Charlotte Chamber Orchestra. An orchestra concert seems like a silly thing to be anxious about, but both of the previous concerts I have attended were on vastly different ends of the spectrum: one concert was […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ’22, A Million’ – Bon Iver

| October 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ’22, A Million’ – Bon Iver

Bon Iver’s first album in five years could be described as strange, experimental and reflective. The American indie-folk band is led by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. With each song on the new album, “22, A Million,” Vernon does something different, original and thought provoking. The songs on “22, A Million” replace the old acoustic instruments that […]

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Jacuzzi Boys rock the Snug Harbor

| October 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Jacuzzi Boys rock the Snug Harbor

By the time Jacuzzi Boys took the stage at the Snug Harbor Bar in Uptown Charlotte, the crowd of around a hundred people was already excited and ready to enjoy a good show. With their own smoke machine, the Jacuzzi Boy’s drummer unleashed a cloud of smoke and clicked off the tempo to start a […]

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Smooth Jazz and Blues

| October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Smooth Jazz and Blues

On Tuesday, Oct. 4th, the Anne R. Belk Theater was filled with the bright sounds of trumpets, smooth saxophones and rhythmic bass blending seamlessly together to produce a mixture of the calm blues and upbeat melodies that jazz is known for. The Jazz Combos, directed by Dr. Michael Hackett and The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Will […]

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