• By Drea Atkins May 9, 2016 Charlotte has always been a town with a struggling local music scene. It has waxed and waned over the past ten years, but now more than ever there is a diversity represented that truly means there is a niche...

  • By Chace Black May 4, 2016 The air last weekend in Wilkesboro carried more than its usual twang— and quite a bit of rain. Less than two hours from Charlotte, as the foothills rise into mountains, I was at MerleFest, the largest Americana and roots...

  • By Jared Allen April 26, 2016 A near sold out crowd filled the Visulite Theatre with enthusiasm from wall to wall, red drape to red drape on a warm April night. Atlas Genius and Skylar Grey lit up Charlotte’s East side with vibrant luminescence along...

  • By Chace Black Photos by Daniel Coston  April 24, 2016 On a dreary Spring evening in Charlotte, NC, the rain let up just in time for one of music’s brightest stars to shine. Brittany Howard and her band, Alabama Shakes, played a flawless show for a...

  • By Shirley Griffith April 24, 2016 Charlotte is full of untold secrets, and by no means am I talking about the best brewery to do yoga in on a Tuesday. I’m talking about the secrets of the exciting culture bubbling up just below the frustrated...

  • By Dan Cava April 21, 2016 Sidestepping the cliche of the tortured jazz artist, the Juilliard-trained Sammy Miller and his band, The Congregation, openly celebrate the welcoming aspects of jazz music. Their shows are marked by a level of spontaneity and virtuosity (as well as...

  • By Dan Cava  April 9, 2016 Jazz is back. To get ready for this year’s highly anticipated Charlotte Jazz Festival (April 21-23), I spoke with musician Sammy Miller and festival programmer Lonnie Davis. Sammy Miller & The Congregation will team up with legendary jazz trumpeter...

  • By Shirley Griffith April 8, 2016 The newest project from singer/songwriter/producer Tyler Brown, Cal Maro, is not a band to be sleeping on right now. Brown has steadily released songs off the new self-titled album, including a beautiful music video for “Down.” The album is...

  • CLTure News March 28, 2016 The Charlotte based indie music festival, Reverb Fest announced its 2016 lineup today. The 4th annual festival is a showcase of some of Charlotte’s finest up-and-coming regional independent music acts. Headlining the festival which will move from Neighborhood Theatre to...

  • By Katy Wilkie March 24, 2016 If you live in Charlotte, then chances are that you’re familiar with the popular band Matrimony, made of Jimmy Brown, wife Ashlee Hardee and CJ Hardee. While Matrimony is still together and on a little hiatus, it’s difficult for...