Friday, November 12, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. (Doors 9:00 p.m.)
1228 Gordon St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
Tickets: $10 plus
“Erick Lottary’s new EP, Safe & Sound, showcases an introspective side of the Charlotte rapper-turned-singer. The new EP leans more on his romantic R&B talents than the typical hip-hop style fans may be accustomed from his earlier work like 2018’s You Can Tell and his latest single, “Give & Go,” featuring Well$ and Deniro Farrar. Only four tracks long and a bit over 10 minutes combined, Lottary packs an impressive amount of grooves and emotionally resonant messages into his latest effort following his 2019 EP, Summer On Central.
On Erick Lottary’s latest project, Safe & Sound, he shows a maturation and versatility with his R&B ambitions. Adeptly touching on the nuances of love while at the same time illustrating the magical moments therein with a lustrous backdrop of production.” – Jose Mujica, CLTure
“The music of Asheville’s electro-psych duo RBTS WIN has an intoxicating air. Since their 2014 debut, the group has been producing infectious musical gems that combine pop, psychedelia, soul and hip-hop elements under an electronic umbrella.
Their most recent single, “Some Daze,” is a short but invigorating swirl of sounds that lingers in your head for days to come. Driven by a drunk drum beat and whirring synthesizers, vocalist Cliff B. Worsham’s fuzzy vocals give way to a hazy lyrical daydream. The carefree track paves the way for an upcoming full-length happy_sad.jpg in the near future.” – Grant Golden, CLTure
“St. Luke St. is a transparent album about real life experiences with love and the range of emotions that can arise in many common circumstances. It addresses the entire spectrum of relationship issues, from breakups to enjoying the fruits of independence. Mitchell’s words are relatable to the common frustrations and sentiments we’ve all experienced or witnessed. With his debut EP, Mitchell’s sound cannot be confined to just one genre. He balances the blend of his influences into a melodic and soulful package with distinctive lyrics and ear-catching beats.” – Shakilya Lawrence, CLTure
“Charlotte-based singer-songwriter Nia Johnson, a.k.a Nia J, has released her debut EP, Rabbit Hole. The 18-minute, seven-song project takes listeners on a soulful and serene voyage unveiling the simple complexities of life, love, growth, sexuality, and finding yourself.
Nia J keeps you enthralled every step of the way through her soothing cadences and layered vocals. The pacing is immaculate as she gives the listener a combination of lighthearted love songs and some with more serious subject matter. Through it all, we get to learn about Nia and witness her growth as a young woman and artist. Rabbit Hole gives us an extremely polished sound filled with stories and experiences that many can relate to, leaving you wanting more when the fairy tale ends. ” – Shakilya Lawrence, CLTure