Editorial: Stop giving R. Kelly your admiration

“You can separate the art from the artist.” Somehow, that’s what R. Kelly’s fans are still trying to tell themselves.Following an extensive and exhausting investigation, Buzzfeed News reporter Jim DeRogatis published his breaking story Monday morning alleging that R. Kelly is reportedly holding girls hostage in a ‘sex cult’. Several former members of R. Kelly’s […]

Clear skies welcome 311 on the Unity Tour in CLT

Nebraska’s own 311 spent their hot holiday roaming the highs and lows of American soil, stopping in just about everyone’s city for their 18th consecutive summer tour. The 2017 version of this tour is entitled the Unity Tour, which is fitting as the band is currently promoting their twelfth studio album MOSAIC. Opening for the raggae rock legends was Danish alt outfit New Politics and the progressive rock band Passafire.

Kendrick Lamar brings Damn across the nation

Kendrick Lamar’s Damn Tour Kendrick Lamar is one of the most exciting and influential rappers of 2017, if I do say so myself. Having made a name for himself with his 2012 album good kid, m.A.A.d city, Lamar was a critically acclaimed rapper before he was 25 years old. The single “i” off of his […]

Primus with Clutch and a Little Rain Dancing

My Name is Rain….. Charlotte style. Photos by: Richard Thigpen Photography The other night we were drenched with sweat, rain, and rock and treated to a show with Primus and Clutch. The veteran bands came to party. We should be impartial and not even interject Shutter 16 if we were doing an impartial journalism piece […]

Jason Aldean’s pyrotechnic party visits Charlotte

Jason Aldean, Chris Young & Kane Brown – They Don’t Know Tour PNC Music Pavilion has had their fair share of alt-rock, folk pop, and classic rock make its way through their stage as of later, which only means a good ol’ Country party is long overdue. Jason Aldean brought his They Don’t Know Tour […]