Tag: Music

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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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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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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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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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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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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The Night I Became a Tamartian

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Night I Became a Tamartian

Tamar Braxton has officially earned a fan. The starlet is known for her catch phrases and captivating persona. A personality that warrants imaginary BFFs. After experiencing her live at the Fillmore in Charlotte on Wednesday, May 21, she has proven that big sister Toni isn’t the only songstress in the family. Nothing speaks to the […]

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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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