Tag: pop

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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Oh Wonder Rocks the Neighborhood

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
Oh Wonder Rocks the Neighborhood

While the Fillmore in Charlotte might be my go-to venue for concerts in the area, its standing room layout creating a more intimate atmosphere between performer and spectator, the same could be said about the Neighborhood Theatre in NoDa. Venturing into the area right outside of Uptown Charlotte Friday for a night of dynamic pop […]

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Foster the People tackle rock anthems and gun violence at the Fillmore

| October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Foster the People tackle rock anthems and gun violence at the Fillmore

Photos by Leysha Caraballo . Finding my way back at the Fillmore this month, as the alternative rock-pop outfit Foster the People rolled through with their ‘Sacred Hearts Club’ tour, I was treated once more to a satisfying night to remember. Pulling together not only the biggest hits off their third album, but also a […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Foster the People blend psychedelic pop with methodical lyricism in ‘Sacred Hearts Club’

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: Foster the People blend psychedelic pop with methodical lyricism in ‘Sacred Hearts Club’

Even as the summer quickly begins to sizzle away, the amount of impressive indie pop spooling from the speakers of the music industry seems to be never-ending. With Friday marking the release of yet another highly-anticipated alternative album in Foster the People’s third record, ‘Sacred Hearts Club,’ the summer of rocking pop anthems that is […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Oh Wonder’s ‘Ultralife’ sends you in and out of love in the far reaches of space

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: Oh Wonder’s ‘Ultralife’ sends you in and out of love in the far reaches of space

While pop queen Lorde’s fluorescent follow-up with ‘Melodrama’ might have easily been one of my most anticipated pop albums of the summer, another artist I was eager to hear again was the London-based duo of Oh Wonder. Surfacing to instant global acclaim in 2014 with their self-titled debut, the duo of Josephine Vander Gucht and […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Lorde makes a triumphant return with emotional, genre-defying ‘Melodrama’

| June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: Lorde makes a triumphant return with emotional, genre-defying ‘Melodrama’

When up-and-coming pop artist Ella Yelich-O’Connor — known to the world now as Lorde — entered the music scene back in Spring of 2013, there was no telling that this New Zealand-native would soon evolve into one of the industry’s most dynamic players. With her dramatic debut album, ‘Pure Heroine,’ taking the world by storm, […]

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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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EP REVIEW: ‘Chapter One: Blue’ – Bea Miller

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
EP REVIEW: ‘Chapter One: Blue’ – Bea Miller

Former X-Factor contestant Bea Miller released a new album called “Chapter One: Blue.” The album is the first chapter of her three part album. Miller says that her upcoming albums will read out like a chapter with three songs. Each album will focus on a specific emotion she felt after realizing that her significant other […]

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The sparks that began Cairo Fire

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
The sparks that began Cairo Fire

It all came together quickly for the guys of Cairo Fire, the four-piece Charlotte pop/rock band. About a year and a half ago, Will White moved down to Charlotte with a desire to gather up some musicians to perform with. So he posted a shot-in-the-dark invite on Craigslist to see what could happen. He received a […]

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The Well Reds study for their upcoming show at Cone

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Well Reds study for their upcoming show at Cone

On Sept. 30, UNC Charlotte becomes a part of the growing list of colleges and universities that the Well Reds have performed at. Their performance starts at 7 p.m. at the Cone University Center. “All of our fans when we were getting started were 18-to-20-year-olds and we just felt like they were in college so […]

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Literature transcends pop music with pop culture

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Literature transcends pop music with pop culture

Before his upcoming show at Snug Harbor on Sept. 14, Kevin Attics, guitarist and backup vocals for the pop band Literature sat down with the Niner Times to discuss the band’s roots and upcoming projects. Aticcs became interested in playing music when he learned how to multi-track on his cassette player. “I would multi-track my […]

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Jake Miller talks about bully awareness, his first headline tour and changing people’s lives

| November 5, 2013 | 9 Comments
Jake Miller talks about bully awareness, his first headline tour and changing people’s lives

It was ninth grade when Jake Miller began writing songs in high school. It was upon hearing the feedback from his fellow peers, that he eventually starting posting videos on YouTube. It didn’t take long before he caught the eye of some music executives and landed his first live performance opening for Snoop Dogg. The […]

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Marina shines bright like a diamond

| December 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
Marina shines bright like a diamond

On Tuesday, December 11 Marina and the Diamonds brought her Lonely Hearts Club tour to The Fillmore music venue. Needless to say, she didn’t disappoint. Opening for Marina were Icona Pop, a Swedish electro-pop DJ duo consisting of two towering girls. The DJ synth-pop sound exuded European, and they also incorporated actual singing into their […]

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