Tag: rock

Poverty is Real presents classic rock showdown at the Double Door Inn

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Poverty is Real presents classic rock showdown at the Double Door Inn

Organizations like the Urban Ministry Center in Charlotte make an attempt to deter poverty, educate young adults on the realities of this problem and help those who are currently suffering these conditions. They offer food, shelter and medical aid among other things to those in need. With the aid of the Georgia-based organization Poverty is Real, the […]

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Railroad Earth coming to Charlotte on the heels of the release of their new album

Railroad Earth coming to Charlotte on the heels of the release of their new album

Music incorporates a plethora of genres that differ in even the most subtle ways. Some genres are more obscure than others– especially when artists combine them. While finding the right amalgamation is challenging, it is a particularly tasteful and creative concept – one that Railroad Earth performs expertly. The New Jersey-born group consists of six members, […]

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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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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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Gaslight Anthem makes long-awaited return to Charlotte

| March 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Gaslight Anthem makes long-awaited return to Charlotte

The Gaslight Anthem is a band that one can’t help but root for: This group of average-looking tatted dudes from New Jersey have toured and recorded at a breakneck pace, and after years of grueling work it seems that the band is settling into a new level of success. For their efforts, they’ve still retained […]

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Passion Pit brings ‘Gossamer’ to the Fillmore Charlotte

| September 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
Passion Pit brings ‘Gossamer’ to the Fillmore Charlotte

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Photos by Will Kunz. When Passion Pit postponed their summer date in Charlotte, people were obviously mad. The band has broken through in the past couple years and they wanted to see them and were rightfully frustrated. But alas, the few months passed and Passion Pit came off their quick hiatus […]

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‘Owlcoholics’ gather at first annual Hooterfest for female-fronted benefit show

| June 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
‘Owlcoholics’ gather at first annual Hooterfest for female-fronted benefit show

  The lead singer of the Charlotte-based rock quartet, Amanda Caines is hosting the first annual Hooterfest this Saturday at the Chop Shop. Hooterfest 2012 is a female-fueled rock show that benefits orphaned owlets at the Carolina Raptor Center (CRC). The young musician’s passion for owls, specifically owlets, has grown more and more evident over the […]

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Sugar Glyder draws a crowd at Speed Street

| May 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sugar Glyder draws a crowd at Speed Street

Last Friday, Charlotte-based indie/pop/rock band Sugar Glyder co-headlined the Miller Lite Stage at the city’s annual Speed Street festival in Uptown Charlotte. The festival was full of devoted NASCAR fans and casual Charlotteans who were looking for an entertaining event to attend on a a Friday night. And many at the festival soon seemed to […]

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2012: The year of the Sugar Glyder

| January 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
2012: The year of the Sugar Glyder

Daniel Howie, Chris Rigo, Emily Aoyagi, and Bobby Matthews (from left to right) of Charlotte’s Sugar Glyder/ Photo courtesy of Sugar Glyder                               Following the band’s recent trip to the Austin-based music festival, South By Southwest, the indie pop five-piece had […]

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