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REVIEW: Smallpools blows the doors off Cat’s Cradle

| October 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: Smallpools blows the doors off Cat’s Cradle

Sean Scanlon, lead singer of Smallpools, emerged from the darkness and white fog, perched atop an empty drum case overlooking and directing the crowd that filled Cat’s Cradle on a breezy Monday night. The audience’s cheers echoed from wall-to-wall inside the small live music venue, local beer spilled from the plastic pint beer cups in […]

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REVIEW: Of Monsters and Men, Icelandic indie-folk band ignited Uptown Amphitheatre

| October 9, 2015 | 1 Comment
REVIEW: Of Monsters and Men, Icelandic indie-folk band ignited Uptown Amphitheatre

As the sun went down behind the Charlotte skyline, the Icelandic gothic folk-rockers, Of Monsters and Men, stepped out onto the dimly lit stage, donning their all black attire in front of thousands at the Uptown Amphitheatre. The Icelandic ensemble broke into the musical spotlight in 2012 with the chart topping track, “Little Talks”. After […]

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Passion Pit brings ‘Gossamer’ to the Fillmore Charlotte

| September 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
Passion Pit brings ‘Gossamer’ to the Fillmore Charlotte

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Photos by Will Kunz. When Passion Pit postponed their summer date in Charlotte, people were obviously mad. The band has broken through in the past couple years and they wanted to see them and were rightfully frustrated. But alas, the few months passed and Passion Pit came off their quick hiatus […]

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Taking care of business with The Business People

| September 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
Taking care of business with The Business People

During their senior year at North Mecklenburg High School, Nicholas Robinson and Will Schoonmaker came together to start jamming and writing some new tunes.  To form the band The Business People just a few weeks later they added their friend Anthony Pugliese and one other band mate who decided not to remain a part of […]

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When in doubt, rock out

| September 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
When in doubt, rock out

The overwhelming worries and stresses of being a college student are often overbearing, sometimes weighing down our general happiness and well-being. So when the time comes when life has just become too much to handle, I turn to music. For me, it is specifically alternative rock music. Smooth guitars, rhythmic beats and calming voices come […]

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For boys and girls who like Boys Like Girls

| September 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
For boys and girls who like Boys Like Girls

Since hiatus rumors began and were confirmed in 2011, Boys Like Girls members have not exactly been taking a much needed rest after releasing their sophomore album. Whether off writing songs in the South or starting completely new projects, the guys were busy with many ventures that helped evolve what would be the new sound […]

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D’Angelo closes Comeback Tour at Verizon

| September 20, 2012 | 1 Comment
D’Angelo closes Comeback Tour at Verizon

Don’t call it a comeback. D’Angelo may not have spent much time in the public eye during the 12 years since the release of his cult classic “Voodoo,” but according to those closest to the enigmatic r&b singer (including Roots drummer Questlove), the man has spent his (agonizingly long) downtime recording a new album, tentatively titled […]

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Four piece band Metric plays a five star show

| September 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
Four piece band Metric plays a five star show

This past Monday, Sept. 17, Canadian Indie-Rock band, Metric kicked off their “Synthetica” set to a very diverse and demanding crowd at The Fillmore here in Charlotte. The venue was very relaxed. It was hard to tell if people were actually excited to see the show at first, and then the lights went down and […]

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Slideshow: The Weenie Roast returns

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Slideshow: The Weenie Roast returns

When 1065 The End decided to bring The Weenie Roast back this year, they brought it back in a way that made Charlotteans remember why they missed it so much in the first place. With two stages and an autograph tent at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater last Sunday Sept. 16, the music festival brought some […]

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‘Resident Evil 5’ needs ‘retribution’ for its crimes against the beloved franchise

| September 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
‘Resident Evil 5’ needs ‘retribution’ for its crimes against the beloved franchise

The “Resident Evil” video game series takes me back to the good ol’ days. It holds a special place in my heart and is the primary reason I love survival horror games so much. I remember the very first time I beat “Resident Evil 2,” the video game. I was so scared when I beat the […]

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Scotty McCreery, The Band Perry & Brad Paisley at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre review

| September 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Scotty McCreery, The Band Perry & Brad Paisley at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre review

The night of country music from this past Friday night started around 5 p.m. on a stage set up in the gravel lots right in front of the gates to Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Those acts included Kristen Kelly, Jana Kramer and Love and Theft. There were bounce houses and lots of prize-winning games concert attendees […]

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Weenie Roast unites Charlotte bands

| September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
Weenie Roast unites Charlotte bands

On Sunday, Sept. 16 2012, the Weenie Roast, presented by local rock radio station 106.5 the End, will be making its way to the Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre. The event brings together some big names in the alternative rock music industry to Charlotte every year. Bands such as Anberlin, Coheed and Cambria and The Offspring are […]

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Highlights from the DNC: The world’s introduction to Charlotte

| September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Highlights from the DNC: The world’s introduction to Charlotte

From the opening festivities of CarolinaFest to the acceptance speech given by President Barack Obama for the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC), the Queen City was launched into the spotlight  for what Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx called “the world’s introduction to Charlotte.” Charlotte played host to several rallies and protests from various concerned communities  from […]

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Bad Dogs raises age limit on Dollar Wells night

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Bad Dogs raises age limit on Dollar Wells night

Since school has started back with the Fall 2012 semester, a big change has rocked the university area bar scene. The immensely popular college bar Bad Dogs American Pub has upped the age requirement for their notorious Dollar Wells nights from 18 to 21. The bar, a favorite among UNC Charlotte students of all ages, […]

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