Junior Astronomers: A consistency in disorder breathes into existence a quintet bound to the loud and impulsive. Gritty and jangled on some occasions, then mangled and diverting in others. The only thing planned is the outburst itself.
“It’s been a busy few years for Junior Astronomers. Recently, they’ve supported acts for big names in indie-rock like Modest Mouse and Manchester Orchestra, signed to Charlotte’s Refresh Records, and announced on the stacked bill for Afropunk in Brooklyn, New York this year. Perhaps what has kept them the busiest is spending the last four years recording and perfecting the follow-up to their 2013 album, Dead Nostalgia. This upcoming full-length album titled, Body Language, isn’t a reinvention of Junior Astronomers. Instead, it’s an evolution; an encapsulation of all the best qualities of the band, and undoubtedly their most cohesive work so far.” – Lane Claffee, CLTure.org
Erick Lottary: Anyone with ears would agree that the word “real” is thrown around in haphazard fashion nowadays; it seems like every rapper with a voice and a microphone is calling himself “real”, trying to convince you of he’s “real”, begging you to believe that the stories he tells and the life he leads and the words he spits are all “real”. Many make their case; some do it well. Fewer still, actually succeed. Standouts among these wordsmiths tend to share certain traits and characteristics: sharp wit; colorful wordplay; biting social commentary; sharp criticism of the establishment; and above all, a willingness to be honest and true to themselves, even when the truth is less than flattering. Carolina-based MC Lotta is one of these lauded few lyricists.
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DJ Justin Aswell: Mega party thrower, beat-maker extraordinaire, half human/half hip hop