CLTure Music News, Previews, Interviews and Reviews.

  • By Cameron Lee  April 22, 2017 In October of 2016, the legendary soul, funk and R&B singer Charles Bradley released in a statement to his fans that he was diagnosed with stomach cancer. He also announced that he would be rescheduling the remainder of his...

  • By CLTure April 22, 2017 Want to win two 3-day General Admission passes to Merlefest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina on April 27-30? How to enter: Just share this event page and tag #CLTure. You can also repost the lineup photo (below) on instagram and mention...

  • By Lane Claffee April 22, 2017 This year marks the 30th anniversary of Merlefest, America’s top roots-based music festival. Founded in 1988, in memory of Doc Watson’s late son, Eddy Merle Watson, the festival takes place on the campus of Wilkes Community College every year...

  • By Evana Bodiker April 21, 2017 “Symphonic,” a fellow audience member wrote in my notebook as we stood in a swaying crowd of exuberant fans at the Shins’ first U.S album tour show since 2013. If it were any other concert but the Shins, I...

  • By Cameron Lee April 21, 2017 We all know vinyl records have made a huge comeback over the last 10 years. That deep sound, the crackling, and creative packaging offer something music lovers cherish in this low attention span digital world. Record Store Day has...

  • By Dan Cava Repeat after me: “Jazz is fun.” Go ahead and say it. Out loud. Jazz has always, always, always been about people having a good time. But a hundred years after its hip-shaking, foot-stomping, hard-partying beginnings in New Orleans, jazz music is now...

  • By Amanda Cosenza April 19, 2017 Shaky Beats Music Festival is returning to Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta for its second year. As the sister festival to Shaky Knees (an indie-rock festival taking place the following weekend at the same location), Shaky Beats features a...

  • By Cameron Lee April 18, 2017 The Hamiltones have an energy much like brothers from a large Southern gospel family. Although none of the members of the Hamiltones, including Charlotte native and Grammy award-winning singer Anthony Hamilton are related, they have a genuine chemistry in...

  • By Cameron Lee April 17, 2017 It’s been a busy few weeks for the Gorillaz, with the debut of their VR 360 degree “Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)” video, a mixed reality app, and five tracks from the much anticipated Humanz album (out April 28 on...

  • By Kallan Louis April 16, 2017 Grammy-nominated, G.O.O.D Music rapper, Big Sean, and his I Decided Tour, made a stop at the Fillmore Charlotte on Good Friday. The show, that has been sold out for weeks, was full of mostly college-aged fans who belted out...