Tag: Music

Kid Ink lets us in his lane

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kid Ink lets us in his lane

Following the release of his second studio album, “My Own Lane,” California rapper Kid Ink gears up for the Live Nation’s One to Watch tour. The headliner has more than one reason to celebrate the event. Not only is he promoting the January release of his album, but the tour also starts on his birthday. […]

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Off-campus music guide: March 28 — April 7

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Off-campus music guide: March 28 — April 7

Needing some concert therapy to get you through the slump of post spring break? No worries, here’s the top picks of the next two weeks: Johnny Clegg Band, Wingate University, March 28 Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Johnny Clegg has become one of South Africa’s most prominent musicians. The anthropologist, activist and dancer has been awarded honorary […]

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What genre is most popular among UNC Charlotte students?

| February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
What genre is most popular among UNC Charlotte students?

Two weeks ago, music legend Bruce Springsteen topped the Billboard 200, with the 11th number one album of his career. The country’s top 10 albums included music from Beyoncé, Lorde, Imagine Dragons, Eminem and Katy Perry. This shows the great range of music people are buying, and how subjective music is. Music is like your […]

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Photos: Atlas Genius makes their way to the Charlotte area

| October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Photos: Atlas Genius makes their way to the Charlotte area

Photos by Sabrina Melton. From the moment I walked through the door of The Fillmore, I thought I might have made a mistake.  The laminate standing room floor of the lower-level general admission area was bare.  I wasn’t exactly sure if I should stick around for another two hours to see Atlas Genius. Thankfully, against […]

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Kickin’ asphalt week six: whoa, we’re halfway there

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kickin’ asphalt week six: whoa, we’re halfway there

“Whoa! Livin’ on a prayer!” I thought a Bon Jovi reference was quite appropriate for this week as I am actually half way through my training schedule. To be completely honest, I am surprised that I have stuck with it for this long. I thought I would have gotten really frustrated and quit by now […]

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Live review: Matisyahu loses more than just a beard

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Live review: Matisyahu loses more than just a beard

It was hard to believe that the bald guy in a black v-neck was the same Matisyahu that I remember from TRL half a decade ago. Back then the Hasidic Jewish performer wore a long beard and often dressed as a black hatter. Thursday night at the Fillmore, however, that Matisyahu was relaxed, clean-shaved and […]

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Breweries and bands come together for the Common Ground Festival

| September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Breweries and bands come together for the Common Ground Festival

  Free entertainment and a few good brews are sure to attract a crowd Saturday for the 2013 Common Ground Plaza-Midwood Music & Arts Festival. Local artists and businesses will line the streets showcasing their products and services. The festival features area acts such as The Loose Lugnuts, Not Yet, Overmountain Men, The Mike Strauss Band, […]

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Quincy Mumford talks ‘Change’ and The Reason Why

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Quincy Mumford talks ‘Change’ and The Reason Why

At 21-years-old, New Jersey-born musician Quincy Mumford has already accomplished numerous feats. After just five years, Mumford performed more than 400 shows and released four award-winning albums. Mumford not only produces solo projects, but is also known for forming bands with other musicians. Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why, recipient of Asbury Park’s Music Award […]

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Jam for Cam, rock for a cause

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Jam for Cam, rock for a cause

One in every four Americans will suffer from mental illness in any given year, according to a study from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Considering how many of those 25 percent are college students, it’s clear how the issue can affect many UNC Charlotte students. Cameron Shelton was one such student, whose mental […]

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Dave Matthews didn’t let rain crash show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

| July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Dave Matthews didn’t let rain crash show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Dave Matthews fans stood in the pouring rain holding chairs, blankets and various other items over their heads anxiously awaiting the band to take the stage at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater last night. With every downpour came a cheer as fans got pumped up for the show to start. When someone finally walked out onto the […]

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How to fill up your music library without emptying your wallet

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
How to fill up your music library without emptying your wallet

Whether it’s through the soothing sounds of Mumford & Sons, the pump up vibes of B.o.B., or the melodic angst of Taylor Swift, music seems to be the only thing that can constantly keep me focused and keep me sane throughout the unrelenting stresses of being a college student. And it becomes frustrating when one […]

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Bossypants, a winner.

| January 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
Bossypants, a winner.

As an avid reader, it saddens me that I’m not able to do a lot of leisurely reading throughout the school year. Fortunately I found the time this semester to read ‘Bossypants’ by accomplished comedian Tina Fey. ‘Bossypants,’ published in 2011, isn’t a memoir, but a retrospective recollection of thoughts and comedic encounters that spans Fey’s entire […]

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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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Taking care of business with The Business People

| September 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
Taking care of business with The Business People

During their senior year at North Mecklenburg High School, Nicholas Robinson and Will Schoonmaker came together to start jamming and writing some new tunes.  To form the band The Business People just a few weeks later they added their friend Anthony Pugliese and one other band mate who decided not to remain a part of […]

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When in doubt, rock out

| September 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
When in doubt, rock out

The overwhelming worries and stresses of being a college student are often overbearing, sometimes weighing down our general happiness and well-being. So when the time comes when life has just become too much to handle, I turn to music. For me, it is specifically alternative rock music. Smooth guitars, rhythmic beats and calming voices come […]

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Freshmen fireside: Bathroom Etiquette

| September 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
Freshmen fireside: Bathroom Etiquette

Freshmen year is full of adjustments. New roommates present a great challenge, and when it comes to the bathroom’s here in the freshmen high-rises, some people are lacking a degree of etiquette. Each hall has two stalls and two showers. Let’s not pretend that these accommodations are at any luxurious level, but we can agree […]

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For boys and girls who like Boys Like Girls

| September 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
For boys and girls who like Boys Like Girls

Since hiatus rumors began and were confirmed in 2011, Boys Like Girls members have not exactly been taking a much needed rest after releasing their sophomore album. Whether off writing songs in the South or starting completely new projects, the guys were busy with many ventures that helped evolve what would be the new sound […]

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D’Angelo closes Comeback Tour at Verizon

| September 20, 2012 | 1 Comment
D’Angelo closes Comeback Tour at Verizon

Don’t call it a comeback. D’Angelo may not have spent much time in the public eye during the 12 years since the release of his cult classic “Voodoo,” but according to those closest to the enigmatic r&b singer (including Roots drummer Questlove), the man has spent his (agonizingly long) downtime recording a new album, tentatively titled […]

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Four piece band Metric plays a five star show

| September 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
Four piece band Metric plays a five star show

This past Monday, Sept. 17, Canadian Indie-Rock band, Metric kicked off their “Synthetica” set to a very diverse and demanding crowd at The Fillmore here in Charlotte. The venue was very relaxed. It was hard to tell if people were actually excited to see the show at first, and then the lights went down and […]

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Slideshow: The Weenie Roast returns

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Slideshow: The Weenie Roast returns

When 1065 The End decided to bring The Weenie Roast back this year, they brought it back in a way that made Charlotteans remember why they missed it so much in the first place. With two stages and an autograph tent at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater last Sunday Sept. 16, the music festival brought some […]

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