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  •  By CLTure Writers February 21, 2018 Even if you’re a hardcore music fan, it’s always a tedious task to keep track of notable music releases early in the year. Your twitter feed is probably loaded with album and tour announcements, so our music writers have...

  •  By Lane Claffee December 20, 2017 Another year in music has passed, and while there were plenty of great albums released nationally in 2017, there were also plenty of quality works from right here in Charlotte that may have passed you by. From southern rap...

  •  By CLTure Writers December 13, 2017 It’s been another glorious year in music, and with all that consumes us on a daily basis, music tends to be the best method of therapy. There are many lists that circulate this time of year, but one thing...

  •  By Lane Claffee  November 10, 2017 “A band of misfits making bluesy-jazzy-weird-shit.” That’s the description that Charlotte based four-piece Blame the Youth have given themselves, but honestly, that’s putting it lightly. Citing diverse influences ranging from neo-soul royalty Erykah Badu to the progressive metal band...

  •  By Lane Claffee  September 27, 2017 The Project Pabst music festival is back for its second year in Atlanta, happening  October 7th in the East Atlanta Village. The festival started in Portland, as what the Pabst Brewing Company called “a love letter to Portland,” and...

  •  By Lane Claffee  (Photo: @swampsounds) September 27, 2017 There seems to be a pattern whenever there’s any mention of Philadelphia indie rock band The War On Drugs in any conversation or blog; the term “dad rock” always seems to be fresh on everyone’s lips. Lately,...

  • By Lane Claffee  June 19, 2017 “We’re here creating this moment, and once it’s gone, it’s gone,” said Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins during their set at Uptown Amphitheatre on Friday night. It’s true; though the next set of their tour supporting the 20th...

  • By Lane Claffee  June 7, 2017 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,...

  • By Lane Claffee (Cover photo: @courtneyw110 ) May 27, 2017 Franz Ferdinand, simply put, is an underrated band. In recent years, it feels like they have been unfairly pigeonholed as “one hit wonders” of the early 2000’s, all due to the infectious single “Take Me Out”...

  • By Lane Claffee April 22, 2017 This year marks the 30th anniversary of MerleFest, America’s top roots-based music festival. Founded in 1988, in memory of Doc Watson’s late son, Eddy Merle Watson, the festival takes place on the campus of Wilkes Community College every year...