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Photos: Luke Bryan What Makes You Country Tour

| July 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Photos: Luke Bryan What Makes You Country Tour

Luke Bryan and opener Jon Pardi perform a leg of their 2018 tour at PNC Music Pavillion on Friday night. Photos by Pooja Pasupula.

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Death Grips – ‘Year of the Snitch’ Album Review

| June 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
Death Grips – ‘Year of the Snitch’ Album Review

For the record, I never got into Death Grips until recently. I thought “Bottomless Pit” was nothing special on first listen. It was really weird for me to digest their music at the time. Then I began to listen to it again as well as listening to “The Money Store.” All of a sudden, everything […]

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EP REVIEW: King Princess rings in a queer pop knockout with ‘Make My Bed’

| June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
EP REVIEW: King Princess rings in a queer pop knockout with ‘Make My Bed’

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Your 2018 Summer Soundtrack

| June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
Your 2018 Summer Soundtrack

They’re coming out for sure Kanye West – “Turbo Grafx 16” (June 1) A title named after a gaming system (and potentially not the final title), the follow-up to 2016’s “The Life of Pablo” is set to be released on June 1 according to West’s Twitter account. The track supposedly will have seven tracks which is […]

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‘War Requiem’ – A Symphony of the Truth Untold

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
‘War Requiem’ – A Symphony of the Truth Untold

“My subject is War, and the pity of War. The poetry is in the pity…All a poet can do today is warn.” The quote from renowned poet Wilfred Owen echoes among the aisles and rushes past the eyes and ears of the audience like a bittersweet wave from a distant ocean. Fleeting slowly, but still […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘How to: Friend, Love, Freefall’ – Rainbow Kitten Surprise

| April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘How to: Friend, Love, Freefall’ – Rainbow Kitten Surprise

It’s become a common occurrence for me to jump onto an emerging artist well into their career in the music scene. More than often it’s independent groups like alt-J and Glass Animals, these “new” artists tend to spark my interest with a single song, a single from their past that suddenly draws me into their […]

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At Wendy’s – “We Beefin?” Mixtape Mini-Review

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
At Wendy’s – “We Beefin?” Mixtape Mini-Review

For the record, I literally did not see this coming. However, I was well aware of Wendy’s Twitter account having a very sassy (but lovely) attitude that cracks me up every time I read it. This is a mixtape that I could not take seriously; the whole time I was just sitting there with a big […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Staying at Tamara’s’ finds George Ezra spanning a gracious globe of genres

| March 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Staying at Tamara’s’ finds George Ezra spanning a gracious globe of genres

Perhaps more than any artist around today, the deep-baritone vocals of England’s own George Ezra remains a favorite of mine to mimic whenever I feel like rocking out on a lengthy road trip. A storyteller as well as songwriter, Ezra has made a name for himself through not only his straight-forward, narrative lyricism, but his […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Nation of Two’ sustains Vance Joy’s earthy pop sound

| February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Nation of Two’ sustains Vance Joy’s earthy pop sound

After rising to the top of the charts with his 2014 debut album “Dream Your Life Away,” already stealing the attention of fellow songwriter Taylor Swift during her ‘1989’ World Tour, Vance Joy — aka James Keogh — quickly became the talk of the town within mainstream pop music. While his breezy single “Riptide” might […]

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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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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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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: Imagine Dragons

| November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
Photos: Imagine Dragons

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Imagine Dragons play at Spectrum Center on Wednesday night in Charlotte, NC.

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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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