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  • By Bree Stallings June 3, 2015 After buying a college bar in Kansas, Brett Mosiman caught the music bug after seeing that the Midwest needed a spot that answers the call of the people: we want music and we want it in our natural, beautiful...

  • By Brent Hill June 2, 2015 The godfather of the modern music festival returns for its 14th year. That can’t be right…14 years? In any event, over 90,000 attendees will ascend on 700 acres of land smack dab in the middle of Tennessee for four days,...

  • By Elizabeth Thomas June 2, 2015 Longshoreman is the solo project of former Charlottean and now-Brooklyn-based Aaron Hodges. While listening to Longshoreman’s self-titled debut album, one word in particular kept coming to mind to describe it: ethereal. The mellow, synth-rock album takes the listener on...

  • By Lindsay Kosma May 27, 2015 With four tours in the queue for 2015, including a solo tour with St. Vincent and 3 duo- tours that span the globe, Sarah Neufeld is quite the high-reacher. The Canadian violinist’s unstoppable ambition has driven her to many...

  • By Katy Wilkie May 25, 2015 Hailing from Gainesville, Floirda, ska-punk pioneers Less Than Jake are celebrating their 23rd year as a band this year.  It all was jump-started with their debut full length album, Pezcore, which released in 1995.  Since then, Less Than Jake...

  • By Lea LeFebvre May 20, 2015 To some bands, the abrupt departure of a lead singer can mean turmoil, resulting in a debilitating setback—especially for a band still in its infancy. This is not so for the New York-based heavy instrumental rock fusion group TAUK....

  • By Bree Stallings May 20, 2015 Counterpoint Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia is notorious for serving an ever-diverse line-up. With past headliners like Outkast, Run the Jewels, Skrillex, and Pretty Lights, alongside a wide range of international and local acts than span every genre, the...

  • By Phil Pucci Photos by Liza Cox May 14, 2015 On Tuesday night, the Pixies played in Charlotte at Ovens Auditorium. The house lights dimmed at the ripe hour of 9 o’clock, and the audience, many of whom were still filing into their seats, hesitantly...

  • By Brent Hill May 13, 2015 With the most eclectic line-up this side of Bonnaroo, Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama is about to make your life very difficult. Peruse the schedule and you may have a panic attack trying to decide which must-see acts you,...

  • By Phil Pucci May 6, 2015 Panda Bear, a.k.a. Noah Lennox, is pushing the boundaries of pop music, but not intentionally. The Baltimore-based multi-instrumentalist is celebrated for the experimental nature of his music, dating back to the early days of his band Animal Collective when...