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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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“The Fault in Our Stars” has few faults

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
“The Fault in Our Stars” has few faults

Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) is just like any normal teenager, except she’s suffering from thyroid cancer. Her days are spent reading her favorite book, An Imperial Affliction, watching reality TV and reluctantly going to a cancer patients’ support group at the request of her mother (Laura Dern). Although Hazel is still surviving, you can […]

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If “They Don’t Know,” They Do Now

| June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
If “They Don’t Know,” They Do Now

You may not know him by name, but I guarantee you know his work. Hip Hop artist, Rico Love made sure Charlotte knew both Tuesday night, June 10 at Amos’ Southend. With records like Usher “Hey Daddy,” Kelly Rowland “Go Lover,” and Trey Songz “Heart Attack,” its fair to say, Love is no rookie to […]

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E3 2014: Nintendo digital event wrap-up

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
E3 2014: Nintendo digital event wrap-up

Nintendo’s E3 digital event proved that the company is still reliant on their own franchises and development studios to support the Wii U and 3DS. The only third-party game shown was “Bayonetta 2,” the sequel to Platinum Games’s 2010 third-person action game. It’s one of five games presented that will be released in 2014. The […]

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E3 2014: Sony press conference wrap-up

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
E3 2014: Sony press conference wrap-up

I like to think of Sony’s E3 press conference as a sandwich – a sandwich with perfectly toasted, delicious slices of bread, but filled with bland, boring meat. The company opened and closed the show with worthy, attention-grabbing games but lost momentum around the one-hour mark. Sony failed to match Microsoft’s pacing in that regard, […]

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E3 2014: Microsoft press conference wrap-up

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
E3 2014: Microsoft press conference wrap-up

After Microsoft’s showing at last year’s E3 press conference, they received immediate criticism for shifting the focus of the Xbox One from a video game console to an overall entertainment box. There’s a video compiling the conference’s numerous mentions of “TV” and “sports” – poking fun at the unfortunate lack of games coverage. This year, […]

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Preview: An Evening with Quiet Company and The Tontons Alongside Driver Friendly

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Preview: An Evening with Quiet Company and The Tontons Alongside Driver Friendly

Fresh from their shows up north, Quiet Company will be making their premiere and starting the southern leg of their east coast tour at the Evening Muse on June 13. Since their initial forming in 2006, Quiet Company has put out three full-length albums, their third one “We Are All Where We Belong” winning them […]

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13 feelings of Orange is the New Black season two

| June 9, 2014 | 3 Comments
13 feelings of Orange is the New Black season two

We waited months, while Netflix advertised the heck out of the release of the next season of Orange is the New Black (OITNB). Months upon months we waited in suspense, still reeling from the finale of season one. When the newest installment was finally made available for instant streaming, each episode was jam packed. Each of […]

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