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  • 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...

  • By Kelli Raulerson May 5, 2015 The music scene has seen a recent influx of folk influenced bands following the same smart formula that made household names out of Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers. Few artists who want to follow suit do not attempt...

  • By Daniel Coston May 4, 2015 Over the last few yeas, Lake Street Dive has gone from the cool band that you and a few friends knew about, to the cool band that a lot of people knew about. The band’s mix of jazz-pop, early...