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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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I Prevail: Rage on the Stage

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
I Prevail: Rage on the Stage

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. When the bass is so deep down your throat, you can barely swallow and the screeching of the singers that resembles that of the Predator is drilling its way into your ear drums, you know you are at a rock concert. I Prevail is a rock band from Rochester Hills, Michigan […]

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A Night of Music With the UNCC Philharmonia

| November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Night of Music With the UNCC Philharmonia

The UNC Charlotte Music Department showcased their student musicians in a night of musical performances. The night was a glorious one full of prompt circumstance, hard work and talent displayed by the instructors and students involved. As a collective, the two groups played 6 songs to solidify their hard work done through the semester. Part […]

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The Five Essential Tom Petty Albums

| November 5, 2017 | 1 Comment
The Five Essential Tom Petty Albums

As we start November, the music world is still reeling in the death of Tom Petty. Petty was a man who was vocal about artistic freedom that gave him respect among artists. Nevertheless, his work  justified his beliefs. Whether it was punk, disco, new wave, or metal he was the big thing in the music […]

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Grave Diggers Ball and a Pub Crawl

| October 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Grave Diggers Ball and a Pub Crawl

Photos by Leysha Caraballo. Thousands of people in Halloween costumes flooded the streets of Charlotte over the weekend ready to hit the bars for Rich and Bennett’s 17th Annual Halloween Pub Crawl with their best pals. Any visitors in town probably went back into their hotels when they saw how many Pennywise the clown’s were […]

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Magic Comes to the Queen City

| October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Magic Comes to the Queen City

The people who entered the auditorium were mainly comprised of three different groups. The first, middle-aged and elderly couples in suits and dresses, the typical symphony attire. The second group was made of families in casual t-shirts and jeans. You see this every once in awhile, especially at more kid-friendly events. The third? People in […]

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PartyNextDoor rocks the Spectrum Center

| October 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
PartyNextDoor rocks the Spectrum Center

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. The past four months for PartyNextDoor have been nothing less than successful. In early June, the singer/producer released a four song EP titled “Colours 2,” a sequel to his previous EP titled “Colours” that was released back in 2014. PartyNextDoor also contributed to writing the summer anthem “Wild Thoughts,” which was […]

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Photos: Breakaway Music Festival

| October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
Photos: Breakaway Music Festival

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Lil Dicky and Zedd headline at Breakaway Music Festival in the AvidXchange Music Factory on Saturday 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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A Soulful Sunday with Bassel & the Supernaturals

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Soulful Sunday with Bassel & the Supernaturals

Bassel & the Supernaturals is a Neo-Soul band from Chicago that carry a message of love, fun and a personal message of the current events in Syria. Headed by their lead vocalist Bassel Almadani, the band has been able to captivate listeners all around the country with their unique soulful instrumentation (saxophones, trumpets, guitar, bass, […]

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R.E.M. – ‘Automatic for the People’ 25 Years Later

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
R.E.M. – ‘Automatic for the People’ 25 Years Later

The 25th anniversary of R.E.M.’s seventh album “Automatic for the People” has arrived and it’s getting a special reissue this year. This reissue will contain 4 CDs featuring the album and demo recordings, a book featuring photos and liner notes and a Blu-Ray disc that contains a sound mix and music videos. So why is […]

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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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THROWBACK MUSIC REVIEW: ‘By Any Means 2’ – ‘Kevin Gates’

| October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
THROWBACK MUSIC REVIEW: ‘By Any Means 2’ – ‘Kevin Gates’

Although a battery charge from a Florida concert in 2015 and recent gun charges, which subsequently led to a 30 month prison sentence, one of which he is still serving, Kevin Gates still delivers his aggressive, came-from-the-bottom style raps and pain-fueled soulful vocals that put him in the spotlight in his most recent release, “By […]

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