“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 […]
Outside the doors of the Visulite Theatre, all was quiet. You would have had little to suspect was going on inside, but the marquee above the doors read, in all capitals, “YO MAMA’S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND,” and anyone who knew the Asheville funk sextet knew that the quiet wouldn’t last for long.
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.
Craig Ferguson Brings His New Deal To The Paramount Laughter is the best medicine and Craig Ferguson has been prescribing it to so many for over twenty-five years. He is not only well known for his comedy and being a beloved talk show host on The Late Late Show for ten years, but he is […]
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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 […]
LA/LA LAND Patrick O’Heffernan Welcome to LA/LA Land, a new weekly column about music in Los Angeles. Why LA? LA is the undeniable business capital of the music industry in America and, some would say, also its creative capital, although given what is going on in the Nashville music scene now, I think the two […]
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 […]
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 […]
A Sunday Family Picnic at CMCUA By: Gene Lazo The Wheels of Soul Tour 2017 Sunday night at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre was in many respects a family show featuring Hot Tuna, The Wood Brothers and The Tedeschi Trucks Band. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady are musical brothers that go back to the early […]