CLTure Music News, Previews, Interviews and Reviews.

  •  By Lindsay Kosma July 19, 2017 Phantogram, the dreamy electro-pop duo made up of equal parts Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter, will be performing at The Fillmore this Saturday, July 22. To showcase their third studio album, Three (2016), they kicked off the North American...

  •  By Dan Cava July 14, 2017 Spoon plays rock ‘n’ roll. Their music has been described as minimalist, but I think “essentialist” is a better word. Every part of a Spoon song seems distilled. The drums are definitive, the kind of backbeats that can loop...

  • By Delaney Clifford Modern DJs have a certain style when they perform live. DJs like Skrillex, Bassnectar, and deadmau5 conduct a show with tons of enormous bright lights, a speaker set that could literally knock walls down, gigantic props and usually a wall of screens...

  •  By Delaney Clifford July 10, 2017 A vicious thunderstorm and torrential downpour seemed to be the perfect natural metaphor to herald a show featuring Gary Clark Jr. and My Morning Jacket. The buzz around the two acts taking the stage together might very well have...

  • By CLTure News July 10, 2017 It’s been a busy year for Shawn Carter, with the recent birth of twins, induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and an album recently released, Jay-Z has announced his 2017 “4:44” tour dates today. The tour will kick-off...

  •  By Dan Cava July 10, 2017 With a concrete fanbase and an increasingly huge catalog of driving, tightly crafted sing-alongs, the melodic rock band Jimmy Eat World is approaching its twenty-fifth year with no signs of slowing down. 2001’s “The Middle” may be the height...

  • By Jared Allen (Photo: @jdubclt) July 9, 2017 Who the f#@k is Sturgill Simpson? It’s a question that the many night owls who mistakenly decided to visit Charlotte’s VBGB Beer Hall & Garden Friday night thought to themselves while they sat motionless under the 277 bridge...

  • By Hannah Norwood (Photo: Drea Atkins) July 8, 2017 While taking a drive on the picturesque road that is the Blue Ridge Parkway during the sweet spot of summertime, one might ride by the magical destination that is FloydFest without even stopping. That would be...

  • By Michael Venutolo-Mantovani July 7, 2017 John Moreland speaks in cordial tones, like he’s known me for-almost-ever. His down-home aesthetic is bolstered by the way he approaches conversation with a writer he’s never met before and one who is over a thousand miles away. That...

  • By CLTure News July 6, 2017 The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame announced their 2017 inductees today. This year’s seven inductees include: Anthony Hamilton (Charlotte), Bucky Covington (Rockingham), Etta Baker (Morganton), Jim Lauderdale (Troutman), Richard Lewis Spencer (Wadesboro), The Sensational Nightingales (Durham), and The Steep...