Tag: indie

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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Photos: Portugal. The Man at The Fillmore

| October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Photos: Portugal. The Man at The Fillmore

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Portugal. The Man, Lido and Maybird play at The Fillmore on Friday night in Charlotte, NC.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Fleet Foxes deliver heavenly, haunting, at times hesitant harmonies in ‘Crack-Up’

| June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: Fleet Foxes deliver heavenly, haunting, at times hesitant harmonies in ‘Crack-Up’

Ever-shape-shifting in sound and energy, and always weighted in deep and provocative thought, folk-rock darlings Fleet Foxes have captivated fans of the indie genre ever since their soothing 2008 EP, ‘Sun Giant.’ Quickly making a name for themselves with hymn-like hits ‘Ragged Wood’ and ‘White Winter Hymnal,’ and the guitar-strumming journey of ‘Mykonos,’ the Seattle-born […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Gone Now’ finds Bleachers exploring familiar but inspired territory

| June 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Gone Now’ finds Bleachers exploring familiar but inspired territory

It was quite a surprise when I first heard Jack Antonoff, lead guitarist of the indie pop group fun. and former frontman of Steel Train, explode into his solo venture with 2014’s ‘Strange Desire.’ The first album released from his nostalgic pop outfit, Bleachers, ‘Strange Desire’ mixed strong summer hits with experimental pop to deliver […]

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EP REVIEW: Geowulf’s ‘Relapse’ is dream pop at its finest

| June 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
EP REVIEW: Geowulf’s ‘Relapse’ is dream pop at its finest

It was probably a dreary day in Charlotte, North Carolina, stressing over the next major curveball my first year in college might toss at me, when I discovered a little piece of summer magic in the song ‘Saltwater’ by the band Geowulf. Sun-drenched and passionately euphoric, the first song to be released from the Australian-born […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: alt-J’s ‘RELAXER’ is a dark, unsettling listen rich with ambition and hope

| June 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: alt-J’s ‘RELAXER’ is a dark, unsettling listen rich with ambition and hope

“The song came out of nowhere.” It’s no surprise that when describing the fourth song on their newest album, RELAXER, the alternative rock band, alt-J, said the song was a product of the band simply messing around in the studio, stringing loose ends together to make something work. The same can possibly be said about […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Burn Bridges, Burn Pies’ – OhBree

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Burn Bridges, Burn Pies’ – OhBree

You know the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, right? You might know him as the guy who painted those bizarre melting clocks or the man with the equally weird mustache.  What if I told you that there was a band who could provide the perfect soundtrack to his paintings? There is, and their name is OhBree. […]

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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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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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Magnets and Ghosts to bring indie style to The Evening Muse

| August 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Magnets and Ghosts to bring indie style to The Evening Muse

After forming just two years ago, Magnets and Ghosts, comprised of Dean Roland and Ryan Potesta, rapidly ascended the indie, alternative music scene. While recording various projects together, Roland and Potesta quickly formed a friendship based on similar music tastes. Although Magnets and Ghosts originated in Atlanta, the band was largely influenced by Brit Pop— particularly […]

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Kannapolis band Based on a True Story coming to Norm’s

| February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Kannapolis band Based on a True Story coming to Norm’s

Based on a True Story (B.o.a.T.S), a small unsigned band from Kannapolis, N.C., will be playing in Norm’s lounge on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 at 7 p.m. Consisting of vocalist Niles Collins, guitarist Andrew Calamari, bassist Michael Phillips and drummer Zack Carpenter, B.o.a.T.S. takes pride in their original sound and performs it with ease. “People […]

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Rise of Charlotte psychadelic act Super Ape

| January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
Rise of Charlotte psychadelic act Super Ape

[nggallery id=2] Super Ape does not perform as often as other bands in Charlotte. So when this five-piece group of electronic instrumentalists ‘came out of hibernation’ for last Saturday night’s performance at the Visulite Theatre, they made it count. Composed of electronic samples, guitars, keyboard, percussion and turntables, Super Ape is a new Charlotte-based act that has begun making a […]

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2012: The year of the Sugar Glyder

| January 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
2012: The year of the Sugar Glyder

Daniel Howie, Chris Rigo, Emily Aoyagi, and Bobby Matthews (from left to right) of Charlotte’s Sugar Glyder/ Photo courtesy of Sugar Glyder                               Following the band’s recent trip to the Austin-based music festival, South By Southwest, the indie pop five-piece had […]

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Back Alley Film Series presents brutal Spanish dark comedy

| January 12, 2012 | 1 Comment
Back Alley Film Series presents brutal Spanish dark comedy

  For those who are serious about their hellish violence and dark storytelling, The Back Alley Film Series isn’t clowning around. An offshoot of The Charlotte Film Society, The Back Alley Film Series brings foreign and independent films to Charlotte that would not otherwise visit the area. The Last Circus takes place in 1937 Spain […]

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