Tag: Music

A Dialogue to the Beat of a Drum

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Dialogue to the Beat of a Drum

Perhaps it was Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie who said it best, when she said: “The thing about playing percussion is that you can create all these emotions…sometimes beautiful, sometimes really ugly…or sweet…as big as King Kong and so on.” With renowned band director and percussionist Rick Dior assembling his latest collaboration with the UNC Charlotte […]

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Bring Comeback Tour To Charlotte

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Red Hot Chili Peppers Bring Comeback Tour To Charlotte

Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP) makes a comeback tour at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, showcasing a mix of old and new songs from “The Getaway” album. Slowly enter the bass guitarist (Flea), lead guitarist (Josh) and drummer (Chad) as they riff off a funk/jazz melody to pump up the audience as they transition to […]

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What’s in a song?

| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
What’s in a song?

For 15 seconds, a song defines a player. A walk-up song serves to set the tone for a player’s at-bat, songs range from country to rap and everything in between. While the song is important, it’s more about getting into a groove for second baseman Brett Netzer. “Routine is a big part of baseball, having […]

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Music Faculty Impress in Spotlight Concert

| March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Music Faculty Impress in Spotlight Concert

Somehow, in my whole first year writing for the Niner Times, I had managed not to see a single show in the Rowe Recital Hall. I finally made the trip on Mar. 27 for the Department of Music’s Faculty Spotlight Concert. This concert was a part of the Faculty & Friends Concert Series. It featured […]

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Five Reasons Why You Should Attend a Music Festival

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Five Reasons Why You Should Attend a Music Festival

If you are a music lover like I am and you have not been to a music festival yet… you are seriously missing out. It may seem like a scary or exhausting use of time but it will be something you will remember forever. If you are a fan of concerts, just imagine all your […]

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‘Requiem of Solace’: Finding Comfort in Mourning

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Requiem of Solace’: Finding Comfort in Mourning

The flick of a page, the dimming of the lights, the flowing sway of the choir. That, on its own level, was mesmerizing. When the words suddenly breached my mind, and invested it with verses of death and life, I knew I was trapped. My sporadic thoughts of what it all meant were suddenly hushed, […]

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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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‘Of Ebony Embers’: A Harmonious and Heartfelt Portrayal of a Past Forgotten

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Of Ebony Embers’: A Harmonious and Heartfelt Portrayal of a Past Forgotten

A dim of the lights, a whip of a snare drum, the eerie strum of a cello. On stage, a single man takes the form of many; inhabits the psyche of an artist, a poet, a dreamer, a legend. Even with your eyes shut, you could still capture the same essence of the performance spilling […]

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Sound & Shape come to Charlotte

| February 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Sound & Shape come to Charlotte

Sound & Shape rocked out at the Milestone on Thursday. The Milestone has been open since 1969. The walls are covered in stickers and graffiti by many bands that played there. In fact, Sound & Shape played at the same stage as the Go-Go’s and R.E.M. Sound & Shape came all the way from Nashville, […]

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In the Spotlight

| January 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
In the Spotlight

The lights go down. A string of guitarists (and one bass) sit on the front of the stage and begin to play. The piece is entitled “Rumba,” written by Bernard Andres. It feels quite Spanish or Latin, especially as a sole drummer accompanies the guitars. When they are finished, the audience applauds loudly. This is […]

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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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“Nevermind” 25th Anniversary Celebration

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
“Nevermind” 25th Anniversary Celebration

Few records in history have had the kind of jarring, cultural changing impact of “Nevermind.” The album might not have immediately blown away in terms of sales when it was released back in 1991, but through eventual word oF mouth, it would go on to be the defining album of the 90s. Much has already […]

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UNCC Faculty Shine In Annual Faculty Dance Concert

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNCC Faculty Shine In Annual Faculty Dance Concert

I come from a dance background, having danced various styles since I was a little girl. Still, I had no idea what I was getting into when I volunteered to cover the Faculty Dance Concert for Niner Times. What I got was a truly phenomenal theater experience, a wide range of topics and emotions told through […]

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The Lovely and The Grimy: Afro Punk 2016

| September 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Lovely and The Grimy: Afro Punk 2016

On the weekend of August 27-28 I was in Brooklyn, New York attending the festival of Afro-Punk where it first started; Commodore Barry Park. The festival was a disorganized, crowded mess. Some of the more popular sets were up to an hour late getting on stage and navigating around the park took some getting used […]

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The State of the Pop-Album in 2016

| August 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
The State of the Pop-Album in 2016

What constitutes as an album? For most of the 20th and early 21st Century, one might describe it as a collection of songs packaged together with either a unifying sound or theme and then sold for our consumption. While not completely extinct, it would not be unsurprising to consider the album’s dwindling importance in a […]

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The Doves Have Cried: Remembering Prince a Week After His Death

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Doves Have Cried: Remembering Prince a Week After His Death

“Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life. Electric word life, it means forever and that’s a mighty long time but I’m here to tell you, there’s something else; the afterworld.” It seems fitting that this intro form Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” would be the first thing I would […]

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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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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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