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TRACK REVIEW: ‘Green Light’ – Lorde

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
TRACK REVIEW: ‘Green Light’ – Lorde

She’s back!  Lorde is finally back! After three years of radio silence, the New Zealander released her new song, “Green Light” on BBC Radio 1 on March 2 after teasing it on Twitter for the past week. “Green Light,” inspired by Lorde’s first heartbreak, is a song about wanting to move on from a relationship […]

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EP REVIEW: ‘Chapter One: Blue’ – Bea Miller

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
EP REVIEW: ‘Chapter One: Blue’ – Bea Miller

Former X-Factor contestant Bea Miller released a new album called “Chapter One: Blue.” The album is the first chapter of her three part album. Miller says that her upcoming albums will read out like a chapter with three songs. Each album will focus on a specific emotion she felt after realizing that her significant other […]

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TRACK REVIEW: ‘I Don’t Want To Dance’ – Coin

| February 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
TRACK REVIEW: ‘I Don’t Want To Dance’ – Coin

If you like “Talk Too Much” by Coin, then you will like their new single. Coin just released a new single, “I Don’t Want to Dance” on Spotify. The song has a nostalgic feel of the 90’s. You cannot help but dance to it. Coin has the talent to create catchy songs that guarantee to […]

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Goodyear Arts hosts “in the round” concept show for local Charlotte bands

| February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Goodyear Arts hosts “in the round” concept show for local Charlotte bands

On the Friday of Feb. 17, Goodyear Arts in uptown opened up their space for four bands to play a show free of any charge. Sam the Lion, Cuzco, Ghost Trees and Don Telling’s Island Mysteries put a spin on how they performed that night. Rather than each band playing a full set with the next […]

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TRACK REVIEW: ‘Unholy War’ – Jacob Banks

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
TRACK REVIEW: ‘Unholy War’ – Jacob Banks

American artist and icon Bob Ross used to say that “we don’t make mistakes, we have happy accidents.”  This was indeed the case when I received an email from a publicist asking the Niner Times to cover the concert of an upcoming artist from the U.K.  Despite not being able to attend the show, which was in […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘I Decided.’ – Big Sean

| February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘I Decided.’ – Big Sean

Since the beginning of his rap career, Big Sean has been largely overlooked.  He’s carried the underdog chip on his shoulder ever since his “Finally Famous” days, waiting for Kanye West to release his first album under the GOOD Music label. With the release of his fourth studio album, “I Decided.,” Big Sean looks to assert his […]

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Papadosio: Thrilling Show or Just Jingly Tunes

| February 5, 2017 | 5 Comments
Papadosio: Thrilling Show or Just Jingly Tunes

Charlotte N.C. — The prog-rock group Papadosio played to an enthusiastic crowd late Thursday evening at the Underground here in Charlotte. Since 2009, the group has put out four studio albums; however, many music listeners might find themselves unfamiliar with the group’s work. That’s where I was in visiting the Underground for Papadosio’s performance. And […]

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Sound & Shape come to Charlotte

| February 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Sound & Shape come to Charlotte

Sound & Shape rocked out at the Milestone on Thursday. The Milestone has been open since 1969. The walls are covered in stickers and graffiti by many bands that played there. In fact, Sound & Shape played at the same stage as the Go-Go’s and R.E.M. Sound & Shape came all the way from Nashville, […]

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In the Spotlight

| January 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
In the Spotlight

The lights go down. A string of guitarists (and one bass) sit on the front of the stage and begin to play. The piece is entitled “Rumba,” written by Bernard Andres. It feels quite Spanish or Latin, especially as a sole drummer accompanies the guitars. When they are finished, the audience applauds loudly. This is […]

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The Heads Are Zeros, Leveless & Planet Creep Play The Odd Room

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Heads Are Zeros, Leveless & Planet Creep Play The Odd Room

On the chilly and rainy evening of Saturday, Jan. 21, a crowd gathered together to seek shelter from the rain and listen to some killer bands. The show went down at The Odd Room, which is a house in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte – its exact location secret, only spread by word of mouth. […]

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Band on the Run

| January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
Band on the Run

Despite trailer car troubles, the Band of Heathens made it from Raleigh to Charlotte. The lead singer, Gordy Quist, laughed it off when he mentioned that they had to do the rest of the tour in a U-Haul when they found out their trailer car broke down. Luckily, the Band of Heathens stole the show […]

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Taking a Step out of Africa and into Charlotte

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Taking a Step out of Africa and into Charlotte

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. From the first moments of Step Afrika!’s Saturday night performance in the Popp-Martin Student Union, the troupe’s best assets were apparent: Their synchronization is airtight, their sense of rhythm is fail safe, their energy is unmatched, and they’ve got a likable, mischievous sense of humor.  But it’s only after seeing their performance in its […]

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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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