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Live in the moment with Jeremiah Wilde

| September 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Live in the moment with Jeremiah Wilde

It’s fitting that Jeremiah Wilde, a newly reinvented rock band in the Queen City, has their first single titled “Momentum.” Frontman Jeremy Vess and lead guitarist Jeremy Mullis had a force going with their previous project, VESS, recognized throughout the Charlotte music scene as a strong up-and-comer. But the band disbanded last February. “Stuff just […]

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Les Racquet, more music at the Evening Muse

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Les Racquet, more music at the Evening Muse

Les Racquet bring their schizophrenic blend of jazz, rock and roots to the Evening Muse on Sept. 26. For 34 months, Les Racquet has been on the road, touring almost nonstop. “We started out in October of 2011 and have since then been living out of a minivan touring throughout the country,” said Bass player […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Islander

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: Islander

Islander’s genre can best be described as a blend of alternative rock and heavy metal – not quite hardcore enough to make your parents nervous, but just enough to make people from your grandparents’ generation shake their fists at you and call you a ‘rebel youth’ when you’re blasting the music from your apartment into […]

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Rudimental leaves it to the vibes

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Rudimental leaves it to the vibes

Three weeks into their tour with Ed Sheeran, Amir Amor and Piers Agget of Rudimental say life on the road is mostly work. “It’s kind of like going to another planet for a while. We’re in a different place everyday pretty much,” says Rudimental guitarist and keyboardist Amor. Those who have experienced Rudimental live can […]

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Renegades of Rhythm sadly offbeat

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Renegades of Rhythm sadly offbeat

Two DJs, 42,000 vinyl, one show. The Renegades of Rhythm tour reached Charlotte at the Filmore. Promoted as a show but in reality, it was DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist paying homage to Afrika Bambatta and to the culture of classic hip-hop. All 42,000 of the records came from Bambatta’s personal collection. Everything about the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “No Good Deed” is sorta good movie

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “No Good Deed” is sorta good movie

Home invasion movies scare me simply because they literally hit home; they don’t involve a ghost, or a possessed girl or even a night where all crime is legal. It’s a simple, frightening premise of fear in your safe place. Unfortunately, recent home invasion flicks have not only been scarce, but also underwhelming, taking less […]

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PHOTOS: CAB hosts Foam-a-Palooza

| September 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
PHOTOS: CAB hosts Foam-a-Palooza

On Thursday night, students danced the night away at CAB’s Foam-a-Palooza, a black light glow-in-the-dark foam party on the front fields. Photos by Chris Crews.

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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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UNC Charlotte Faculty Biennial

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte Faculty Biennial

Interested in viewing studio art from a different perspective? Visit the Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition currently showing in the Rowe Galleries. The exhibit, which features art from a variety of studio art faculty members at UNC Charlotte, has begun and will last until Sept. 24. Jamie Franki, associate chairperson of the Department of Art and Art History […]

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Friday Night Comedy Series Review

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Friday Night Comedy Series Review

Photos by Christina Harris. “Those ‘ohs’ aren’t gonna make me stop,” Byron Bowers said, chastising the crowd for their response to one of his jokes during his Sept. 5 performance on campus. Perhaps they should have. Bowers, joined by Mia Jackson, opened up this fall’s Friday Night Comedy series in the Cone building on a […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “As Above/So Below” is a long way down

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “As Above/So Below” is a long way down

“Found footage” horror films are dead; they have been since “Paranormal Activity 3,” and nothing has ever come along to convince me otherwise, until now. “As Above/So Below” has the prime component of a disappointing horror film, promise, but in a shocking twist, this film delivers what it sets up in gleefully terrifying fashion. Rather […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “If I Stay” stays with you

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “If I Stay” stays with you

As someone who loves young adult (YA) literature and has an obsession with film, I’m in heaven right now with so many adaptations of YA novels currently hitting cinemas. While some are quite impressive films such as “The Hunger Games,” “Harry Potter” and “The Fault in Our Stars,” some are weak such as “Beautiful Creatures”and […]

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The Kongos with Young the Giant and Kings of Leon, Sept. 16

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Kongos with Young the Giant and Kings of Leon, Sept. 16

Coming to the PNC Pavilion on Sept. 16, opening for Kings of Leon on their Mechanical Bull Tour, are alternative-rock newbies The Kongos, playing through their international smash CD “Lunatic.” Hot off their single “Come With Me Now,” the band has come a long way from their South African origins. The sons of John Kongos, […]

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Cut Chemist experiments with new formulas for his live shows

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Cut Chemist experiments with new formulas for his live shows

On Sept. 11, Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow are performing at The Fillmore in Charlotte. For the Renegades of Rhythm tour, Chemist and Shadow are honoring Hip-Hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa by performing a mix of 650 vinyls from the Master of Records Archive. There will be a visual presentation as they show the roots of Hip-Hop […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” has guts, but not in the right way

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” has guts, but not in the right way

  You would think 3-D would enhance the atmosphere of an amazing cinematic world, but unfortunately, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” is ironically flatter than its 2-D predecessor.  Released nine years after the first installment, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” boasts more impressive visuals but stories that are nowhere near as […]

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END of Summer Weenie Roast features Charlotte’s own hot alternative act

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
END of Summer Weenie Roast features Charlotte’s own hot alternative act

Charlotte, it’s time to get your weenie roasted. Local rock station 106.5 the END is bringing back their staple end of summer concert tradition to the PNC Music Pavilion this weekend. On Sept. 6, a variety of rock bands, from the well-known (Weezer, Fitz and the Tantrums) to the will-be-known (Flagship, Sir Sly), will hit […]

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Lil Wayne wins the crown

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lil Wayne wins the crown

Whatever happened to friendly competition? A little fire under the bum to add that “umph” to your performance as a person. The Drake versus Wayne Tour is the perfect example of that friendly fire Hip-Hop can have. Their choice of video game themed backdrops adds to the spirit of competition. The two went head-to-head in a […]

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Space Jams makes first contact at the Milestone Club in Charlotte

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Space Jams makes first contact at the Milestone Club in Charlotte

Engage the warp drive and jump into hyperspace; the Milestone Club hosts its first Space Jams show on Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices vary from $6 to $8. You’re bound to bump into a close encounter or two that night as people who attend the show wearing either a space or alien-themed costume will receive […]

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Grouplove plans to put Charlotte into a psychedelic trance

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Grouplove plans to put Charlotte into a psychedelic trance

On September 3, Grouplove and Portugal. The Man are coming to the Uptown Amphitheater in Charlotte. Both bands bring a unique blend of psychedelic music to the stage. “I feel like with us, you get a really cool blend of so many genres and styles,” says Andrew Wessen, guitar player and singer of Grouplove. Wessen’s first […]

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Q&A with Michael Grandinetti

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Q&A with Michael Grandinetti

Q: How did growing up in Pittsburgh encourage you to become a magician? Did your home life encourage variety? A: My family, and growing up in Pittsburgh, had a tremendous impact on me. I am very much the product of a very supportive family and community. From the time I found magic when I was 5 […]

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