Tag: Music

UNC Charlotte Chorale is a force to be reckoned with this season

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte Chorale is a force to be reckoned with this season

I was a major chorus kid in high school, so much so that I’m honestly shocked I’m not a music major. If I weren’t so invested in journalism and film, I mot likely would be studying music. It would be a complete lie if I said I didn’t miss chorus all the time, but unfortunately, […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Ellie Goulding – ‘Delirium’

| November 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: Ellie Goulding – ‘Delirium’

Over the past five years, British pop sensation Ellie Goulding infected iPods across the globe with her charming vocals and irresistible electronic dance music (EDM), indie-pop style. In what seems like the blink of an eye, Goulding became a household name with the unprecedented success of the tracks “Lights,” “Burn” and “Love Me Like You Do.” […]

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Say’hu: Q&A and exclusive single ’90th Minute’

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Say’hu: Q&A and exclusive single ’90th Minute’

The Gambian rapper Say’hu is back, releasing his brand new single, paying homage to his roots and the world’s game. The track inspired by life events and his love for soccer, particularly Arsenal, exemplifies Say’hu’s lyrical prowess and musical diversity. The Niner Times sat down with Say’hu ahead of his anticipated release: What was the […]

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REVIEW: Grace Potter rocks the Fillmore

| November 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: Grace Potter rocks the Fillmore

The background music fades as the stage is illuminated, setting the scene for Grace Potter’s entrance. The crowd buzzes with anticipation as they wait for her to take the stage. The screams of excitement  are deafening. Potter opened with a song from her first solo album, “Midnight,”released August 14. Potter made her her debut in 2004 with […]

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REVIEW: CHVRCHES opens every eye at the Fillmore Charlotte

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: CHVRCHES opens every eye at the Fillmore Charlotte

In front of a sell-out crowd Wednesday night, Scottish synth-pop trio CHVRCHES slowly emerged from the darkness. White lights glimmered as symphonic tunes graced the sound waves sending chills down the audience’s spine. The Fillmore Charlotte crowd drowned in the alluring melody as Glaswegian front-woman Lauren Mayberry appeared, shocking the crowd back to life from […]

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PREVIEW: Chvrches invades The Fillmore Charlotte

| October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Chvrches invades The Fillmore Charlotte

Chvrches hit the road in the United States this fall, touring on behalf of their most recent album release “Every Open Eye,” and will invade the Queen City Oct. 28. The Scottish trio are expected to display an unimaginable light show and unforgettable performance in front of a sold out crowd at The Fillmore Charlotte […]

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Review: Future-Soul Quartet – Hiatus Kaiyote

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Review: Future-Soul Quartet – Hiatus Kaiyote

Photos by Luis Rumbaut I did not know what to expect as I entered The Visulite Theatre by the side of the trolley tracks in Uptown Charlotte to see Hiatus Kaiyote, but I was sure blown away by how it was set up. The venue is divided into three areas with the bar being the […]

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Say’hu: My own way

| October 20, 2015 | 5 Comments
Say’hu: My own way

Say’hu, a slender West-African, sits on a black leather couch. His charcoal-colored fedora rests on top of an untrimmed afro; hands in the pockets of his khaki colored pants. Say’hu sits inside his concealed downtown Charlotte studio, a hideaway from the outside world. His inspiration, Bob Marley, is pictured on his t-shirt, while at the same time he […]

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REVIEW: On top of the world with Walk the Moon

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: On top of the world with Walk the Moon

The mysterious smoke that hovered above the stage begins to dissipate. The crowd’s “Walk the Moon” chants are heard outside on Music Factory Boulevard. The stage lights slowly grow brighter, as if the sun is rising over the horizon, illuminating the thousands of faces in the sold out crowd. “The Circle of Life” echoes throughout […]

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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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Reading Day 2015

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Reading Day 2015

As the spring semester come to an end we thought it would fun to see what students are up to during reading day. As it is tradition, a reading day is set aside by the college to study for final exams. Congratulations to everyone that made it though the semester and good luck on exams […]

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Steven Wrembel plays The Evening Muse

| April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
Steven Wrembel plays The Evening Muse

  “Hot” is how French born guitarist, Stephane Wremble describes his band. The New York City based musician says the bands energy is what sets them apart. “Once you hear this band you know it’s different from anything else. It’s hard to describe,” Wremble says. Wremble, being formally trained in impressionism and having spent six […]

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Rob Paravonian hits UNCC

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Rob Paravonian hits UNCC

Like many people, I am a big fan of comedy, and stand-ups are no exception. In fact, it is what I enjoy the most when laughing, so there was already some predetermined excitement about seeing comedian Rob Paravonian, a man who has opened up for comedy legend George Carlin in the past, perform on our […]

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Rob Paravonian brings musical comedy to UNC Charlotte

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Rob Paravonian brings musical comedy to UNC Charlotte

Everyone should know about Rob Paravonian. I had the good fortune to talk with the comedian for a little while earlier this week. I can tell you I rarely have I spoken with such a humble, hardworking and good-natured person, who also happens to be extremely funny. His unique brand of comedy has gone viral on the […]

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CAB Opens the Mic to Students

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
CAB Opens the Mic to Students

Photos by Makeedah Baker. Tuesday, March 17 UNC Charlotte’s Campus Activities Board invited students to sing, dance, tell a joke or deliver a poem at After Hours in Cone University Center.

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Young Jules cruises through with ‘Coastin’

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Young Jules cruises through with ‘Coastin’

Baltimore born rapper, Young Jules is expected to debut his new mix tape this week. Since he began rapping, Jules has transitioned from Gospel Rap to mainstream music while managing to preserve his progressive image. The BNR Records artist released the album’s title track and music video, “Coastin” earlier this month. If the video speaks […]

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The tales of Tyler Nail

| February 10, 2015 | 1 Comment
The tales of Tyler Nail

    There has to be dedication to the process of song writing to successfully blend music genres and that is what indie-folk artist, Tyler Nail, achieved in his two new singles, “San Antonio” and “Valentina”. Both songs are part of his album, “Feathers”. Tyler Nail is from King, North Carolina, and developed his own […]

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Pradigy GT – “She’s Got It”

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pradigy GT – “She’s Got It”

Pradigy GT offers up their rendition of the signature fantasy girl themed song with, “She’s Got It.” The track opens with a smooth bassline and subtle metronome, later accompanied by lead vocals that describe the around the way girl in full form. “Super sexy, she draws stares. Men want her in their lives.” The description […]

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Students with sounds: Cameron Floyd

| November 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Students with sounds: Cameron Floyd

UNC Charlotte senior and artist, Cameron Floyd has been playing around Charlotte for some time now. He, along with band members Aaron Schwiebert and Dalton Robertson  perform at venues like The Evening Muse, Boardwalk Billie’s and The Neighborhood Theater. Live music is their thing. “We love playing music, it’s something we do to let off steam […]

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