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.


When I heard that the Stereophonics were going to play at the Plymouth Pavilions as one of two warm up dates before their run of festival appearances, I instantly purchased a ticket. I was one of the lucky ones who had seen them play at the Pavilions a few years previous and that was an amazing night, but this time it was to be even better.

 BUSH Packs The Streets Of Fourth Street Live!

BUSH Packs The Streets Of Fourth Street Live! Written and photographed by Brandon Hanks It was a long trip to Louisville, Kentucky on this past weekend, but it would soon be a trip that would go down as the hottest and most thrilling event of the year so far! I couldn’t help but become giddy […]

Chester Bennington: An artists of artists

In memorandum of a voice of a generation Opening up the internet to find TMZ breaking the news of one of the founders of an entire genre having taken his own life seems surreal, overwhelming, depressing, and laced with too many emotions to explain. Then come all the questions: was it drugs? Was it recent […]

Judah & The Lion strive for Mars

Brian Macdonald lays out the blueprints to the band’s future Photos by Ricky Thigpen From the outside looking in, it seems as if Judah & The Lion are in a go-go-go routine. They started a hectic tour schedule as the new year arrived, and have enjoyed brief moments of home life here and there. The […]

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 […]