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 […]

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band Brings that Funk

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.

LOCAL BOY TOOK THE PHOTOGRAPHS…Stereophonics

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 […]

NYC’s Summerstage: Yo La Tengo & Ultimate Painting

In Central, Park Indie Bands Bridge the Generation Gap NYC’s Central Park Summerstage has been an important part of the city’s outdoor events for decades. Through the years I’ve seen Lou Reed, John Cage, Sun Ra and others in that outdoor theater. Last night was a free concert featuring the veteran indie band Yo La […]