With a voice somewhere between a more sultry Loretta Lynn and an louder Hope Sandoval, Carolina-via-Nashville girl Nikki Lane’s music keeps getting better with each album she releases, and with Highway Queen (New West Records), Lane truly lays claim to not just the title of Highway Queen, but First Lady of Outlaw Country as well. […]
Son Volt bring notes of blue Back in 1995, the year Son Volt released their first album Trace, the term alternative country was just gaining traction. Now, the moniker is about as useful as a term as alternative music is when applied to a musical genre. Nevertheless, Son Volt, the brainchild of Jay Farrar, a […]
Band of Heathens tour with new release: Duende Friday, January 20 – The Band of Heathens and The National Reserve invaded the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh. With several other events in town, a few that were sold out, that did not stop a venue full of music fans from supporting these out-of-towners. Raleigh was one […]
Playlist version #Snowmahgawd 2017 While #snowmahgawd takes over Charlotte and surrounding areas, we figured there would be some ample time to dig into some new and old music. Here are some tunes to snuggle up to your honey with or dance in the living room, all while helping to keep you warm.
3 scores and 1 track: the best of music at the movies 2016 There’s a fundamental difference between a movie score and a movie soundtrack. A score is a composition of several independent and original musical movements meant to add emotional depth to a movie’s specific scene or character. A soundtrack is the collection of […]
Evanescence and VERIDIA: SOLD OUT and Live at The Fillmore Charlotte Photos by Kevin McGee “This is a song about being free from anxiety and fear,” announced VERIDIA lead singer Deena Jakoub as she and her band launched into a rousing rendition of “Still Breathing,” one of the band’s newest tracks. The announcement was more […]
Submission Spotlight //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js I’d like to welcome you to one of our newest columns. We will periodically be funneling through our SoundCloud, Spotify, email, and so on and picking some of the stick-out submissions and sometimes we are going to be brutally honest with our opinions. This keeps it fresh, as well as honest. For […]