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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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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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