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  • By Phil Pucci December 7, 2014 In 2014 I had the opportunity to catch a countless number of fantastic shows right here in Charlotte. This year, I started working earlier shifts at work, and I took full advantage of my newly free evening time. I...

  • By Brent D. Hill Recently, James Trimble, lead singer of roots rock band The Dirty Guv’nahs, made a terrible mistake: While driving around the band’s hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, he turned the car’s radio to a pop country station. He listened to three songs before...

  • By Kia the Writer Boom baps, spray can shakes, and experimental instrumentation blend to form foundational hip-hop driven background rhythms to the motivational rhymes of Stereoloud on their latest EP Meat & Potatoes. MC Exactly and DJ Ray The November 25th release of the Meat...

  • By Katy Wilkie Photos by Carter Short November 22, 2014 Friday night was bittersweet for Anberlin fans in Charlotte, where the Florida-based rock band played to a packed crowd at The Fillmore for one last time. Anberlin kicked off the American leg of The Final...

  • By Shirley Griffith Photos by Carter Short November 20, 2014 Friday night in NoDa was the kind of night I’d have expected from a more noticeable metropolis like Brooklyn, Atlanta or Chicago. Despite the bitter cold temperatures, throngs of bundled music lovers littered the streets...

  • By Katy Wilkie November 17, 2014 Andrew McMahon put on an intimate and indelible show on November 16 at Visulite Theatre. The mastermind behind the early 2000s pop-punk band Something Corporate, as well as the piano-rock band Jack’s Mannequin, brought his new outfit Andrew McMahon...

  • By Nick Bequette Photos by Daniel Coston November 13, 2014 Good luck trying to chronicle the set list of a Buddy Guy show. Sure, the song he starts is generally the song he finishes. It’s the in-between, however, that gets complicated. Nearly every song is a...

  • By Jeff Simpson November 11, 2014 Hip-hop has been pronounced dead by some of its most faithful members, while others champion its actuality. N’DangR Species walks a fine line between the two dissenting opinions. Night Terrors, the latest sonic sampling from the N’DangR Species collective,...

  • By Daniel Coston November 10, 2014 A few months ago, a friend sent me the song “Turtles All the Way Down” in an email. No comments, context or pre-conceived notions. Hearing this song, which I can only describe as psychedelic country soul, reminded me of...

  • By Nick Bequette  November 5, 2014 Ray LaMontagne’s fans were thrown off by the direction he went on his fifth studio album Supernova, released earlier this year. Lamontagne recruited Dan Aurerbach of The Black Keys to produce the album. The songs are his most polished...