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It’s Briarhopper time at the McGlohon Theater

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
It’s Briarhopper time at the McGlohon Theater

On Aug. 30, The WBT Briarhoppers celebrate their 80th anniversary at the McGlohon Theater in Charlotte. The WBT Briarhoppers were founded by Charles Crutchfield in 1934. They were originally formed to help advertise products on the WBT radio station. Crutchfield came up with the name during a hunting trip when the WBT announcer at the […]

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REVIEW: “Let’s Be Cops” leaves the safety on

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: “Let’s Be Cops” leaves the safety on

Even with a surplus of Buddy Cop movies on the market right now, films like “21 Jump Street” and “Hot Fuzz” show us that the genre can still be fresh and funny. “Let’s Be Cops” unfortunately doesn’t. Instead of poking fun at the genre’s clichés, “Let’s Be Cops” fully embraces them. “Let’s Be Cops” tells the […]

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Variety Entertainment Inc. brings Funk Fest to Charlotte

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Variety Entertainment Inc. brings Funk Fest to Charlotte

  Funk Fest 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the festival that began in an outdoor venue in Mobile, Ala. The 2014 lineup includes: Outkast, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, Fantasia, The Roots and more. Grammy nominated hip-hop artist, B.O.B. is also expected to perform. Signed to rapper, T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records, B.O.B. has made his mark […]

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Levi Weaver hits The Evening Muse

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Levi Weaver hits The Evening Muse

I met this dude when I was 22 years old and what I loved most was he had so much soul. “Flava,” as defined on Urban Dictionary, is one’s style, swag, appearance or uniqueness. A five letter word often used to describe soulful musicians and less often describes a folk rock artist from Texas. Singer-songerwriter, Levi Weaver […]

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“The Last of Us: Remastered” offers more than just visual enahancements

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
“The Last of Us: Remastered” offers more than just visual enahancements

If you’re having trouble finding a worthy title to add to your PlayStation 4 library, “The Last of Us: Remastered” is the perfect choice. Even if you’ve played the PlayStation 3 version of the game already, there’s enough content here to justify the $50 price tag. If you haven’t played “The Last of Us” before, […]

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Chatting with Charlie

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Chatting with Charlie

For those interested in listening to some alternative folk, come out to the Evening Muse to watch Charlie King and Levi Weaver perform live. King was 12-year-old when he received his first guitar for Christmas. “I got the guitar and took guitar lessons for a few months and hated that I wasn’t just shredding the […]

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Avoiding Commonalities and Cliches , Amy Hart offers originality as the standard

| August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Avoiding Commonalities and Cliches , Amy Hart offers originality as the standard

For those looking to quench their thirst for some live music, The Amy Hart Band will be performing August 8 at the Double Door Inn at 8:00 p.m. Amy Hart learned to play the piano when she was 2-years-old. “It was just something that kind of just bloomed in me,” Hart says. Since then Hart […]

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Downfall 2012 prepares for release of final installment in concept album trilogy

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Downfall 2012 prepares for release of final installment in concept album trilogy

Downfall 2012 might sound like an odd band name to some, but frontman Daniel Gil describes it from the perspective of a kid whose interests lay in comic books and science fiction; a kid who experienced the same anxiety and social concern that can resonate with many. “And that kid was me,” says Gil. The band’s trilogy […]

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Q&A: ‘Expect the unexpected’ with Royal Blood

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Q&A: ‘Expect the unexpected’ with Royal Blood

Royal Blood is a two piece alternative rock band featuring singer and guitar player, Mike Kerr and drummer, Ben Thatcher Royal Blood is releasing their debut album on Aug. 25. “We’re not revealing too much at this stage – but the record will be 10 tracks and will be out  Aug. 25,” Thatcher says. “Obviously we’ve had […]

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2014 Vans Warped Tour Ticket Giveaway

| July 15, 2014 | 6 Comments
2014 Vans Warped Tour Ticket Giveaway

The 2014 Vans Warped Tour will visit Charlotte’s PNC Pavilion on Monday, July 28.  The annual music festival features dozens of artists and bands representing a variety of musical genres. This year’s lineup includes bands and artists such as Crizzly, All Time Low, Less Than Jake, Mayday Parade, We The Kings, 3OH!3, Tess Dunn and Yellowcard. For […]

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“While The City Sleeps”

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
“While The City Sleeps”

Charlotte artist, Paul Keysar shows us Queen City nightlife. Keysar’s “While The City Sleeps” features night paintings of urban and country Charlotte. “The things that don’t seem interesting during the day when you get a different light on them at night, they become interesting,” says Keysar. Moonlight, artificial light and a combination of the two […]

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Arc & Stones delivers heavy hitters on “As You Were”

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Arc & Stones delivers heavy hitters on “As You Were”

Looking for some new music to get into this summer? On the alternative beat and straight off their second EP, Arc & Stone’s “As You Were” is a quick and soulful entry into the band’s style and vision. In an infused follow-up to their first entry, their goal for “As You Were” was to combine […]

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Be on the prowl for Joel Dasilva and the Midnight Howl

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Be on the prowl for Joel Dasilva and the Midnight Howl

On July 9, Joel Dasilva and the Midnight Howl perform at the Double Door Inn in Charlotte. Doors will open at 8 p.m., with the show starting at 9 p.m. The event is 16 and over and is $5. Dasilva along with drummer, George Anderson and Bass player, Robert Sherber are touring as a power […]

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From Goo Goos to Grammy noms, they’re still learning

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
From Goo Goos to Grammy noms, they’re still learning

Engrained in its DNA, the heart of Rock music beats to the tunes of the Goo Goo Dolls. Since forming in 1986, the Goo Goo Dolls have become one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music. Twenty-eight years and 10 million album sales later they’re still pumping out hits. Along side Daughtry […]

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Win tickets for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

| June 19, 2014 | 3 Comments
Win tickets for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

West Coast swag with East Coast roots, hip-hop group, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is easily one of America’s most memorable rap groups. Their tongue-tying lyrics and relatable hooks gave the 90s a taste of that “Cleveland Sound.” The Grammy Award winning group is set to rip the stage Sunday, July 20 at The Fillmore Charlotte. Doors open […]

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Andy Grammer keeps his head held high

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Andy Grammer keeps his head held high

Even if you’re unfamiliar with the name Andy Grammer, you’ve probably heard one of his hit singles on the radio before. According to his website, his first two singles “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me” ranked in the Top 10 on the Adult Pop Chart. Grammer is currently on his “Back Home” tour […]

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Daryl Hance’s music will have audience members trembling at the Double Door Inn

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Daryl Hance’s music will have audience members trembling at the Double Door Inn

Daryl Hance will be performing alongside Jacob Jefferies at the Double Door Inn in Charlotte on Thursday, June 19, at 9 p.m. It was on Hance’s 12th birthday, he received his first drum set which sparked his interest in playing music. “My dad had a buddy and he traded a shotgun for it and I had […]

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Carolina Actors Studio Theatre takes its final bow

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Carolina Actors Studio Theatre takes its final bow

After ongoing financial struggles, Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST) is closing down. The decision was determined by CAST’s board of directors whose responsibilities include maintaining financial oversight and conducting long-term planning. “The Board did not make this decision lightly,” says Lisa Walker, development and outreach committee chair for CAST. “We have spent many months considering […]

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Chor Boogie: color shaman of the art world

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Chor Boogie: color shaman of the art world

After being rehabilitated at the Iboga House in Costa Rica, Chor Boogie has used spray paint as an outlet for expressing his positive energy. As a result of his treatment , Boogie has made huge developments in his life. He has chosen to shut out anything he considers a negative influence on his body which includes eating […]

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Quiet Company, The Tontons, Driver Friendly.. Oh My!

| June 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Quiet Company, The Tontons, Driver Friendly.. Oh My!

With a trio of different sounds that combined together for a completely electric vibe, Quiet Company, The Tontons and Driver Friendly really rocked The Evening Muse on the rare Friday the 13th. Coming off of their previous run with Warped Tour ’13 last year and starting off their ’14 season on the road with Quiet […]

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