• By Jeff Simpson J.K. The Reaper – My World Is Silent + Almost Angelic J.K. The Reaper – My World Is Silent The twenty-one year old artist released two mixtapes this year with another project scheduled to be released this month. Appearing on the final...

  • By Katy Wilkie The albums released within the last year proved that pop punk and its encompassing genres aren’t dead yet. If anything, they are starting to make a huge comeback. As an avid fan of the scene, here are my top ten albums of...

  • By Phil Pucci November 27, 2014 Outside of The Fillmore before both co-headlining bands began, an acquaintance of mine named Mikey canvassed my group of friends: “Are you guys going to leave after Saves the Day?” And then without hesitation, he offered, “I’m going to...

  • By Heather Sweeney November 11, 2014 Cameron Floyd and his mates—Aaron Schwiebert (guitar/vocals), Jake Parker (bass) and Dalton Robertson (drums)—are fresh faces amidst Charlotte’s music scene. The band have released three EPs since their formation in 2012, most recently Look Up which came out in...

  • By Miranda Styrker Photos by Carter Short November 5, 2014 “Attention all gourds and goat lords” is just one of the unique ways Charlotte-grown band Bubonik Funk would greet you at one of their shows. Over the years since their formation when they were in...

  • By Heather Sweeney Dangermuffin: it’s not a word you come by often nor does it define a single person, place or thing; rather, it roots rock band out of Folly Beach, South Carolina. Just as unique as their name, Dangermuffin’s sound is quite exclusive to...

  • By James Dicus Photos by Brian Twitty www.encore.es You’ve been on the road consistently this year playing the festival circuit – which festivals are your favorites? Or are you over the festival experience all together? I haven’t attended a festival as a goer in a...

  • By Phil Pucci August 22, 2014 Charlotte synth pop/R&B outfit Miami Dice has reason to celebrate. They just released a new album called Premium Cut, available on iTunes, Spotify and most other digital outlets. And on Wednesday night they hosted a listening party at Soul...

  • By Brent Hill July 7, 2014 Charlotte is often accused of ignoring its past, mindlessly tearing down old buildings to throw up shiny new structures. That’s not always a bad thing. It’s how cities survive. But if you’re intimately familiar with Charlotte, you know there...