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1 Dozen of Aaron’s Favorite Albums

| February 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
1 Dozen of Aaron’s Favorite Albums

Photoshop Created by Chimena Ihebuzor This is a little indulgence piece for me as I get to talk about 12 of my favorite albums. This was really fun to make as I get to go back and listen to the stuff I really love. Note that I said 12 of my favorite, this is NOT […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Geowulf crafts a dazzling debut of escapist beach pop with ‘Great Big Blue’

| February 18, 2018
ALBUM REVIEW: Geowulf crafts a dazzling debut of escapist beach pop with ‘Great Big Blue’

Ever since their first EP, “Relapse,” dropped last summer, I’ve been a bit obsessed with the mesmerizing pop duo of Geowulf. While “Relapse” might have teased fans of the alternative genre with the band’s signature dreamy, atmospheric sound, their highly-anticipated debut album in this month’s “Great Big Blue” managed to deliver a near-perfect introduction into […]

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Lana Del Rey: A Queen in the Queen City

| February 10, 2018
Lana Del Rey: A Queen in the Queen City

“It’s a good time to be a woman in the music industry. Well, it’s getting better anyway.” Just two days after the Grammys, Grammy-nominated artist Lana Del Rey spoke these words at the Spectrum Center. On Jan. 30, the “Born to Die” singer transformed the Charlotte venue into her own beach, open highway and horse […]

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Five Essential Wu-Tang Clan Solo Albums

| February 3, 2018
Five Essential Wu-Tang Clan Solo Albums

“Witty Unpredictable Talented And Natural Game” is the acronym GZA describes Wu-Tang Clan. Indeed, Wu-Tang Clan is one ultimate (if not THE ultimate) Hip-Hop group who has defined an era. A group who revived the East Coast as a serious force in the genre and created a life of its own. However, the group members […]

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Megadeth – So Far, So Good… So What! 30 Years Later

| January 19, 2018
Megadeth – So Far, So Good… So What! 30 Years Later

  When you think of Megadeth what great albums come into mind? “Peace Sells”? “Rust in Peace”? “Killing Is My Business”? Well, what about this album?  No? Why? For some reason, “So Far, So Good… So What!” has received the unfortunate treatment of being sandwiched between the two albums that are considered Megadeth’s best, “Peace […]

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Five Essential David Bowie Albums

| January 8, 2018
Five Essential David Bowie Albums

When you hear the name David Bowie, what do you think? What songs/albums come into mind? What would do if you want to get into the man’s music. It’s really difficult task as Bowie released 25 albums from 1967 to his death in 2016. And in that time, he has managed to take on various […]

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Best Songs of 2017 as Selected by A&E Writers

| December 28, 2017
Best Songs of 2017 as Selected by A&E Writers

Jeffrey Kopp 5. “Like Gold” by Vance Joy: This Australian singer-songwriter first appeared on my radar back in 2013 via his hit single “Riptide.” Years later, I randomly came across “Like Gold,” a single from his upcoming album “Nation of Two,” on Spotify and I was immediately reeled in with its catchy hook. This is a song […]

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Dr. Dre – “The Chronic” 25 Years Later

| December 15, 2017
Dr. Dre – “The Chronic” 25 Years Later

What would you do if you’re one-fifth of a group that is at the height of their popularity? Would you imagine yourself striking out on your own and working with someone dangerous, and change Hip-Hop in the 1990s? I’m sure you wouldn’t. After a dispute with Eazy-E, Dr. Dre left N.W.A. in 1991, the infamous […]

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Jazzy Nights

| December 8, 2017
Jazzy Nights

Let me get this out of the way, this was the very first time I have gone out and watched the Jazz Ensemble. This was built out of curiosity since I have a liking for Jazz music. And boy, this was something that I was glad I got a chance to check out. On Dec. […]

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Experiencing The Defiant Requiem

| December 5, 2017
Experiencing The Defiant Requiem

The Holocaust was a dark time for the world. It was marred by constant death, torture, hunger, neglect and overall suffering. As time goes on, we learn more of the testimonials and the experiences of those that were subject to its atrocities. Through this chaos, we do hear of a few concentration camps that had […]

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Jay Z Kills Spectrum

| November 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Jay Z Kills Spectrum

“Allow me to reintroduce myself, my name HOV!” On Nov. 16, Jay Z rocked the house at Spectrum Arena. The legendary Brooklyn rap artist took the stage and brought down the house. Reciting songs from recently released album “44:4” along with his other hits songs like “99 Problems,” “Dirt Off Your Shoulders,” “Empire State of […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Low in High School’ – Morrissey

| November 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Low in High School’ – Morrissey

Morrissey returns with his 11th studio album that follows 2014’s “World Peace Is None of Your Business.” An album that has received some good reception (maybe too much from the NME), but personally, it was starting to get tiresome for me to listen to hear a new Morrissey album. I love The Smiths and love […]

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Lyrical Swords

| November 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Lyrical Swords

Photos by Chimena Ihebuzor. On Nov. 16, in the Popp Martin Student Union of UNC Charlotte, students were able to partake in and gather to watch the joining of hip-hop and the human competitive nature that goes on to create what we call rap. With the expert guest DJ, Slic Vic, the ever hilarious emcee, […]

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Late Night with Saint Motel

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Late Night with Saint Motel

Photos by Leysha Caraballo. Standing atop a television on standby, flanked by two massive cameras and one enthusiastic trumpeter blaring just behind him, Saint Motel frontman AJ Jackson leaps across the stage like some figment of the imagination. Teleporting effortlessly from the massive retro television adorning the wall behind the band, to the dim-lit bar […]

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