Queen City Metal Fest gets Brutal at Fillmore Underground

Who says the NC scene is dead? Photos by: Kevin McGee It’s safe to say that Charlotte, North Carolina is one of the most popular areas in the state for both local and national touring acts. With countless venues, including The Fillmore, PNC Music Pavilion, and The Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, countless genres of […]

Moogfest 2017: where creativity and technology meet

Where can you find musicians, engineers, artists, social activists, gearheads, scientists, and music lovers all mingling together? Moogfest. This year’s festival honoring the legacy of Robert “Bob” Moog was held May 18-21 in Durham, NC. Spread out over multiple venues in downtown Durham, there were live performances, panels, art installations, workshops, and much more. So […]

Local show gallery spotlight with Shutter Alumni

Local show gallery spotlight with Shutter Alumni If anything, Charlotte, Gastonia, Hickory, Mint Hill, and surrounding cities know how to to throw down with some hometown bands. The hotter and sweatier the pit can be, the better. The more family and friends and new fans that come together to celebrate music and art expression, the […]

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 […]

Jucifer: just won’t stop touring

If you weren’t at the Milestone six years ago to see Jucifer, then you may still be wondering how that big of a sound fits into such a small venue held together with band stickers. See for yourself in the photos below. Jucifer is cursed to keep touring, year round, but let’s just say this […]

Prowess parties at Amos’ for EP release show

Prowess parties at Amos’ for EP release show Words by Sheila Walsh Photos by Kevin McGee Charlotte’s own Prowess have been creating hype for weeks about their debut album, Headfirst, and last night’s release show at Amos’ Southend lived up to it. The official release date of Headfirst is January 17th, although ticket holders were […]

SWET in G-boro for NYE: attendees crashed into 2017

SWET in G-boro for NYE: attendees crashed into 2017 Somewhere Else Tavern was a safe space for metal and hard rock fans for the final breaths of 2016. Once the clock struck midnight, though, there was no need to stop the party. Stars of the party were A Light Divided, Blackwater Drowning, The Reticent, Raimee, […]