SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam delivers a slammin night

By Chris Barnes In case you haven’t heard, Poetry Slams take spoken word events to the next level. Poetry Slams add a competitive element that tends to push the poets to transcend into a realm of creativity that even they sometimes think is impossible to reach. Even though it is a competition, the positive energy […]

4twon in Charlotte with Trey Anastasio

Happy Holidaze from Trey Anastasio! Whether it came from the “Waldos” or if “The Bebe” is the mastermind, there is still much discussion around who should take credit for coining the phrase “420” in reference to the the pot smoking generation that blossomed from the late 60s into the 70s. Whether it came out of […]

Flame On

Flaming Lips, the weird, the amazing, the unicorns? Photographer: Richard Thigpen Photography Flame on! The sights and sounds of a Flaming Lips concert is spectacular. I mean, what does a glow-in-the-dark, lifesize unicorn, a giant clear gerbil ball soon to be inhabited, and two 12-foot-tall inflatable mushrooms have in common? The psychedelic rock arrangement brought […]

Matisyahu returns!

King of beats and alt rock shines light through gray skies at the Fillmore by: Kevin Daniels March, 26th, The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC Photographer:  Kevin Daniels of XIIIth PVD A gloomy Sunday evening at The Fillmore was brightened up by a long time purveyor of positive vibes, Matisyahu. Walking up to enter the line in front of […]

Fallen Hearts of North America Tour dissects the Carolina’s

The Underground brings Katatonia-ians to the mosh pit Photographer: Kevin Daniels of XIIIth.PVD Katatonia, an epic/prog metal band from Sweden, headlined the The Underground for their Fallen Hearts Across North America tour. They played a wonderful show, that was backlit by a great light show, and, from what I was told by some of the show-goers, […]

Rev. Horton Heat – not for the easily offended

Rev. Horton Heat – not for the easily offended Photos by: Kevin McGee The night was for the fans, including fans of Chuck Berry. With a tribute to the man, the fans were treated with the infamous Reverend Horton Heat, Birdcloud, The Goddamn Gallows, and Unknown Hinson. The Rev and co are on a tour […]