CLTure Music News, Previews, Interviews and Reviews.

  •  By Dan Cava  August 16, 2017 We’ve learned a lot about John Mayer’s music over the years. With his first two albums, we discovered an impeccable pop craftsmen. With Continuum, we learned that the boy could blues, hard. The John Mayer Trio and a stint...

  • By Hannah Norwood August 11, 2017 FloydFest is a once-a-year gathering of people that takes place on a little patch of heaven tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. It is a beautiful family-friendly celebration of music, life, and happiness. Music enthusiasts are...

  • By Julia Roberson and Robyn Albritton August 11, 2017 Newport Folk Festival, held in Newport, Rhode Island’s historic Fort Adams since 1959, is one of the longest-running music festivals in the United States. Folk Fest draws crowds and artists from around the world, who flock to...

  •  By Kallan Louis August 10, 2017 J. Cole, the pride of North Carolina, was back in Charlotte for his “4 Your Eyez Only” world tour along with Dreamville label mates Ari Lennox, J.I.D., Bas, and Cozz along with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath artist Anderson .Paak. Surprisingly,...

  •  By Shirley Griffith August 9, 2017 North Carolina’s downtempo psych-hop act, Dirty Art Club, has resurfaced to release the Basement Séance, a follow up from 2013’s Vermillion. Although DAC has been known as a duo in the past, Madwreck (John McKeiver) left the band in 2015...

  •  By Delaney Clifford August 8, 2017 After being on the road for several weeks, Charlotte band Flagship is returning to play the Underground on August 13. Supporting their new record, The Electric Man, Michael Finster and Drake Margolnick haven’t slowed down at all since the...

  • By Matt Gilligan August 6, 2017 The Descendents have had a career like no other punk band, mostly because of the four lengthy hiatuses the group has taken over the course of nearly 40 years. Formed in the late 1970s in Manhattan Beach, California, the...

  •  By Cameron Lee August 3, 2017 There’s been much discussion over the last few years about what constitutes good rap music. Golden era hip-hop enthusiasts, back-packers, and the new brand of commercial Atlanta trap-style rap has 20-somethings and 30-somethings arguing on the daily. It’s actually...

  • By Mitchell Franklin (Photo: @1hoop1) August 1, 2017 Born and raised in Charlotte, Elevator Jay represents his hometown with pride in his latest album, Ain’t Nothin’ Finer. The rapper, producer and singer invites you into his life, literally, on the album’s intro. After showing his...

  • By Hannah Norwood July 26, 2017 Once a year, the urban industrial environment that is downtown Birmingham, Alabama transforms itself into a haven for music, craft beer, creative cocktails, arts, crafts, and even live iron pouring demonstrations. Sloss Music & Arts Festival is a celebration...