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Shutter 16 – A Year in Review

It’s about that time of year where another comes to an end. We get to reflect on all the badass music we were part of, through new artists, new tours, and our #legendsseries, to the intense selections of our Reverb campaign. We hope at the very least you found out some cool information on your favorite artists and you found at least ONE new artist to enjoy, support, and love. Thank you to all of our supporters, haters, and to all the bands, management, promotions specialist, venues, and other artists we have worked with this year. Here is to an amazing 2018!


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Guess we should start off with who got us excited last year, right? Who got us excited in 2016? is the article to kick back what went down in ’16, and remember what a great year it was for music! And who could forget that awful snow storm that imprisoned the east coast? Our EIC and Prez did what they do best and made a playist for the dang thing… Check out #Snowmahgawd 2017 because according to our local news stations, we’ve got another storm a-brewin for January.

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

Prog-Rock group Post Death Soundtrack set to release new album

Who got us excited in 2016?

The Furious Seasons look West

Top 25 things we’ve covered this past year

Playlist version #Snowmahgawd 2017

Phoebe Nir releases bebut EP, Broadway Style

The Band of Heathens kicks off 2017 with a fresh mindset

A conversation with Natalie Gelman: picked up a guitar at 16 and never looked back.

Pop Evil breaks in the Underground in 2017

Introducing: Vesperteen and his crew

Breaking Benjamin sells out CDEC

Prowess parties at Amos’ for EP release show

Taking it to Church with Umphrey’s McGee

Staff Playlist: Cornwall Calling

Ready for the Sun, Athena’s debut US album: a musical mind and heart meld

Jo Dee Messina connects with fans on all levels at Whitaker Center

Run The Jewels III album tour selling out

Band of Heathens tour with new release: Duende

Jucifer: just won’t stop touring

Pat Metheny: A Journey Thru Strings


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February was a super cool month for a few different reasons, including that historic moment when the Carolina’s own Michael Tracy answered the call…from Jon Bon Jovi! Shortly after that, the Grammy’s took over the airwaves and Dianna and Sheila came together on the good, the bad, the ugly, and the outrageous Grammy event! Hello, it’s the Grammy’s 2017

New to the airwaves

Charity Ekeke Releases Eclectic Pop Album

Oldest punk rock club on the East coast presents: Reagan Youth

Interview: Music and Life with Jim Avett at the Evening Muse

Athena returns to her American beginning, Hotel Café, a star

The Steep Canyon Rangers Pickin’ at the Knight’s Theater

Eric Zayne’s new single release party road tests songs for 2017

Assimilation’s Matt Chanway releases instrumental album

There’s a Starman Waiting in the Sky (David Bowie)

Michael Tracy answers the call…from Jon Bon Jovi!

Anti-Valentine’s 2017

Hello, it’s the Grammy’s 2017

A conversation with Chris Pierce and Jared Faber of the blues duo War and Pierce

The all-inclusive Valentine’s Day playlist

Alter Bridge take Raleigh head first

Jim Breuer Warms Them With Laughter at The Paramount NY

Ricky Lov kicks off the Living Gypset music series

Son Volt bring notes of blue

The Evolution of the American Sound


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March was all about the festival lineup announcements, and the arguments that ensued as a result. Lollapalooza the aftermath – 2017 lineup announcement came first, then Carolina Rebellion: The Must-Sees, and though we didn’t report on the… uh… “conversations” that came with the territory, there was a plethora of excited comments and angry dislikes that flew across our desks. Nevertheless, #Summer2k17 was incredible thanks to these festivals!

The Survival Code release new alt-rock album

Johnny Quest thinks they’re what?

Metal in the UK (Gallery)

Brooklyn Craze

Don’t miss your chance to see these shows 3/8 and 3/11 @Fillmore NC

Overkill and Nile “Grinding” at the Fillmore

Carolina Rebellion 2017 Will Rock Your World!

The Fillmore Charlotte was “The Home of the Strange” on Wednesday Night

The Head and The Heart bring life to Ovens Auditorium
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Young the Giant photo by Jimmy Warsham

The Motet helps to open US National Whitewater Center

Something Clever holds Season of Light release party at FU

Live Nation Charlotte gets serious with Local, Regional and Indie bands

Rob Schneider had NY rolling in their seats at The Paramount

Run the Jewels ran the show

Underoath’s #Rebirth tour on the move

Kreator creates chaos at the Underground

You ready for Warped? Sweating NOT optional

Local Spotlight: metal veterans, Black Ritual

Depeche Mode Get Into The Spirit of The Times

Rev. Horton Heat – not for the easily offended

Castaway Radio jammin’ up at work

Fallen Hearts of North America Tour dissects the Carolina’s

Lollapalooza the aftermath – 2017 lineup announcement

American Nightmare Tour, another night, another state ( Bring Me The Horizon, Underoath)

Carolina Rebellion: The Must-Sees

Matisyahu returns!

Trace Adkins Brings That Down Home Country Feeling To The Paramount

Hungry Girl satiates our musical cravings

Larry The Cable Guy Shows NY How To Git-R-Done At The NYCB Theater at Westbury


March Fav’s (staff edition!)


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April was all about the Reverb artists as we finished up our ReverbNation campaign! Some of our favorites include Ox Thief has stolen my ability to write an original title…, and I’m too wavy for this, thanks SmZ, as well as What’s The Deal with Of Sea And Stone?

The Black Tambourines, The Red Cords, Planet Jazz dominate Falmouth’s Mono

Up Close and Rad with John 5

Flame On (The Flaming Lips live)

Chinatown Dance Rock and SCOTUS. A conversation with The Slants’ Simon Tam

Garage Punk UK Style

Ox Thief has stolen my ability to write an original title…

Damaged and Joyful (Jesus and Mary Chain)

What’s The Deal with Of Sea And Stone?

Impulse Control: when the punk bubble goes pop

Travis Tritt welcomes his Country Club members to the Theater at Westbury in Westbury, NY

Masters Golf Tournament + The Flaming Lips = ?

Blessing up the Knitting Factory

Kathy Griffin Holds Nothing Back

Jared Faber: from Scooby-doo to CSI-Miami and Cuban beats

(Surf) Punk Is Not Dead

Alih Jey and Vanessa Zamora lite up the Civic Center Studios

Killthrax Tour – Thrash metal done right (Anthrax, Killswitch Engage)

A borderless bond of fun: Mar Abierto by Jenny and the Mexicats

Tony Bennett Strong As Ever For His Hometown Fans at the Theater at Westbury

The Milestone hosted a heavy metal buffet with Avalon Steel & friends

In regards to Pavlov’s Bell, vaporwave, and other things…

Samantha Fish was a dream come true in NoDa

Home Free returns to NC

In This Moment takes on Philly’s most hardcore fans

Cashmere Cat crashed Cat’s Cradle

I’m too wavy for this, thanks SmZ

Gideon are Blessed with a “Curse”

Periphery & Co. celebrate the holidaze in the QC

Local show gallery spotlight with Shutter Alumni

4twon in Charlotte with Trey Anastasio

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Steve Martin & Martin Short – photo by Jimmy Warsham

Los Dos Amigos: Steve Martin and Martin Short Bring Their Variety Show to Ovens Auditorium

RSD, UK style

Things you should know for Reverb Fest 5 (part I)

Sorority Noise runs deep

Run Skeleton Run and Tales of Bloody Bones

Greensboro’s newest addition: Steven Tanger Center of Performing Arts

Things you should know for Reverb Fest (part II)

SWIRL roars back with a new album

Ali Henderson: Southern heart, alt-rock roots

Balance & Composure create chaos at the Underground


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May brought along Charlotte’s Reverb Fest! We <3 RF so naturally our EIC crashed the party in Charlotte’s fifth Reverb Fest gave everyone a new favorite band. A ton of other cool stuff happened in Charlotte this month, including Pam Taylor Shares the Love With New Track “Squeeze Me” and What’s happening in CLTs favorite venues this month?

The Naked and Famous bring Simple Forms to the Underground

Kenny George Band Living on Borrowed Trouble

Charlotte’s fifth Reverb Fest gave everyone a new favorite band

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Poison photo by Jimmy Warsham

More Than a Good Time with Poison at PNC Music Pavilion

Pam Taylor Shares the Love With New Track “Squeeze Me”

What’s happening in CLTs favorite venues this month?

Russian Circles brings their instrumental magic to the Underground

Best Ex (formerly Candy Hearts) drops “Girlfriend” + tour dates

Revolutionary Soul: Derek Davis releases a work of genius for his first ever solo album

X brings anniversary tour to the Queen City (Skating Polly)

La Santa Cecelia launches Amar y Vivir at a packed party at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Getting down with Robert Randolph & The Family Band

Mayday Parade brings A Lesson In Romantics to NY

WOOTen and his bass leave behind a funk trail in Charlotte

Preview: Iron Maiden’s essential pre-show tracks

RÜFÜS DU SOL bring their unadulterated musical magic to the Underground

Kendrick Lamar’s new release talks about God, stereotypes and other issues

Zac Brown Band returns to their Roots

Flora Cash give an inside into their new album, Nothing Lasts Forever (And It’s Fine)

A Farewell to Vanna

Gettin’ through hard times with Paramore’s After Laughter

David Crosby and Friends mesmerize fans at The Space in Westbury

A Perfect Circle show off at the Bridgestone Arena

SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam delivers a slammin night

Chris Cornell – A Kind Farewell

Moogfest 2017: where creativity and technology meet

Kiss Kiss Bang ignited the hometown stage for their CD Release Show

The duo Mitré soars and harmonizes at DTLA’s plush Continental Club

New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases

Feature: tracks that shaped my love for country

Kiefer Sutherland Brings The Country Feel To The Hamptons


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Honestly, June was jam packed editorials, tour previews, song reviews, and galleries. We can’t pick our favorites because, truth be told, we loved June. Dive in!

The Art of the Music Video

New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases

Darla Beaux at the Hotel Cafe: the growth shows

Fillmore Underground hosts Delta Rae and friends

Tool Satisfies Fans During Their Sold Out Show At The Blue Cross Arena

Roger Waters Asks: Is This The Life We Really Want?

Rise Against freshen up the airwaves with WOLVES, out tomorrow

New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases

Vesperteen welcomes Summer with “Insane”

Gaby Moreno and Caloncho create a magical night at Grand Performances 2017

Huey Lewis and The News Bring Their Fans Back From The Future in Westbury, NY

Tour Preview: Mew set to return to North America as part of 2017 Tour

Queen City Metal Fest gets Brutal at Fillmore Underground

Guster by Josh Gooch

In Charlotte with Dispatch with Guster and Jake Shimabukuro


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The coolest thing about July was our coverage of In This Moment! In This Moment’s haunting performance at The Fillmore was just the start of our coverage of this band… and we ain’t mad! We also introduced one of the favorite colums, LA LA Land. What a great year so far!

Fuel’s Rockin’ Road Trip ‘17 Torches Louisville, KY

In This Moment’s haunting performance at The Fillmore

Slightly Stoopid returns to NC for the first time this year with the Sounds of Summer Tour

Spoon takes on the summer with Hot Thoughts, starting in CLT

Celebrating the 4th of July and the Release of Visionland with the Banditos at the US National Whitewater Center

Incubus take on the U.S. with Jimmy Eat World and Judah & the Lion in tow

Feature: tracks that shaped my love for hip-hop

Of Clocks and Clouds, Voices from the Machine

Warped Tour 2017: Alien Blood, Sweat, and….Squiggle Monsters?

Sir Sly and Shaed dazzled the Visulite last night

Raekwon brings the heat to CharLIT

Exclusive Gallery: Warped Tour ’17 Soggy and wonderful in Charlotte

Incubus returns to CLT with Jimmy Eat World and Judah & the Lion

Giveaway: Primus + Clutch coming to the CMCUA (7/17)

311 celebrates new album MOSAIC with The Unity Tour 2017

Pröwess + Scowl Brow take over the Underground

Warped Interview Series: Fit for a King returns to Warped Tour

Phantogram brings Three to the Queen City

Jason Aldean’s pyrotechnic party visits Charlotte

Straight outta’ LA: Colin Hay, Cecilia Noel and San Miguel

Soften the Glare with The Hypnotic Conquest

Kasey Chambers Makes New Friends and Fans at The Neighborhood Theatre

10 Years Bring the Jams at Diamond Pub Concert Hall

Warped Interview Series: Dave McWane and Family that is Warped Tour

A Sunday Family Picnic with The Tedeschi Trucks Band at CMCUA

Primus with Clutch and a Little Rain Dancing

Kendrick Lamar brings Damn across the nation

Column: LA/LA LAND – Intro

Reinventing the genre with The Japanese House

Judah & The Lion strive for Mars

Chester Bennington: An artists of artists

NYC’s Summerstage: Yo La Tengo & Ultimate Painting

Bush by Brandon Hanks

BUSH Packs The Streets Of Fourth Street Live!

Phantogram returns to CLT

LA/LA Land: A pool party press conference for an Argentine trio

Warped Interview Series: The Acacia Strain is back on Warped!


Craig Ferguson Brings His New Deal To The Paramount

Clear skies welcome 311 on the Unity Tour in CLT

Grand Performances with Buyepongo and Sidestepper

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band Brings that Funk

Editorial: Stop giving R. Kelly your admiration


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EIC Sheila is going to get a lil’ selfish and promote one of her favorite shows of the year: Dashboard Confessional and All-American Rejects put on 2017’s best show, hands down. It was, hands down, the best show she went to in 2017, and no, that joke will NEVER get old. We also covered a TON of major names, like Miranda Lambert, Green Day, GWAR, Chance the Rapper, Brad Paisley, and so much more. 2017 was a big year for S16 and we’re just getting started!

The All-American Rejects+Dashboard Confessional: Summer Tour Preview

Pam Taylor Brings Her Blusey Good Vibes to Dr Mac Arnold’s Blues


Column: LA/LA LAND – A New York African Bee playing guitar in the backseat of my car in LA?

Warped Interview Series: A quick chat with Scott Lewis of Carnifex

Warped Tour bands fight back at The Westboro Baptist Church

All Time Low brings Last Young Renegade to the Tarheel State and Beyond

Interview: Everclear Brings The Afterglow To Manchester Music Hall

Michael Franti & Spearhead bring their positivity to Charlotte

UK Coverage: Ramblin’ Man Fair 2017

Brad Paisley Takes His Weekend Warrior’s To Jones Beach

Fiftywatt Freight Train and Avenue Drive celebrate a year of the Underground

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Two nights with Miranda Lambert

UK Coverage: Ramblin’ Man Fair – Day 2

Tesla takes the Ritz for a spin this Saturday

Column: LA/LA LAND – LA’s Parlor Social brings the Canadian side to a threatened “NAFTA of Music”

Carolina Music Awards

UK Coverage: Ramblin’ Man Fair – Final Day

Rock and roll legends Foreigner spent a hot night in town

JaggerMouth The Band Formerly Known As Retro

Galactic and Gov’t Mule brings angst and calm to the Queen City

Catching up with Lifehouse

The Magpie Salute grace the Carolina’s with bluesy rock

Dashboard Confessional and All-American Rejects put on 2017’s best show, hands down

A Cool Breeze and an Airstream with Paul Thorn

Interview: No Small Children – mild-mannered teachers by day, tear-your-face-off alt rockers by night

Gallery: Evening Muse hosts Dog Party, Sneeze Attack, and Dollar Signs

John Mayer: The Search for Everything Tour – Charlotte

Vampire Diaries’ Michael Malarkey on Mongrels, Seagulls, and Sad Bastard Music

Column: LA/LA Land – Grammy-nominee Gaby Moreno

Gwar by Cindy McBride

Warped Interview Series: GWAR’s Pustulas Maximus talks about Touring, music, and gory shows

Social Distortion to Play the Fillmore Charlotte

Ted Nugent & Co. make a stop in NY

Warped Interview Series: Culture Shock with The Gospel Youth

Luke Bryan: Huntin, Fishin, and Lovin Every Day, a Country Boy’s Prayer

Social Distortion with Jade Jackson Bring Punk and Soul to Fillmore Charlotte

Review: Matt Ebel – Cognitive Dissonance

Editorial: Chance the Rapper

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Matchbox 20 by Ricky Thigpen

Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows Light Up the Night in Charlotte

La/La Land: Chicano Batman in a legendary recording studio

Skillet Rocks The World

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Greenday by Brandon Hanks
Green Day with Special Guests Catfish & The Bottlemen Pack The Riverbend Music Center

Review: Lindsay Ell breaks into the scene with The Project

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Lifehouse by Cindy McBride

Lifehouse and Switchfoot and the Searching for Summer Tour

Warped Interview Series: Alestorm returns to the US

Beyond the Fade Fan Appreciation Show

Warped Interview Series: A quick glimpse at the members of Silverstein

Jackie Venson Live at Strange Brew hits you in the gut where real blues belong

Spaceface Kicks Off Their East Coast Tour at God Save the Queen City Festival in Charlotte

Kendrick Lamar brings DAMN to Charlotte

New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases

LA’s Latino Fusion Revolution is coming your way


September was just another stellar month full of 2 Chainz in a wheelchair, a continuation of our Warped Interview Series, a prep for the CLT Mutemath stop, and a Bare Teeth debut. Never a dull moment on our feed!

Pandora Exclusive: Timeflies and  take on the Fillmore Charlotte!

Jailbird to Free-bird, Tim Lambesis to revive As I Lay Dying

Meet: Villains, a la Queens of the Stone Age

A Sweetish Tune by Flagshipy Noctambule: a must have for fans of Irish music – traditional and experimental

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2 Chainz brings trap music to CLT

Paramore’s Tour Two is just around the corner…  

On The Road Again with I Prevail

Feature: 10 Tracks That Have Shaped My Love of Music

New U2 Single: Still Better Than The Real Thing?

LA LA Land: At the source: checking out the Latino talent flowing into LA

Ten Mutemath songs you’ve GOT to hear

Ana Popovic rocks the blues in fine, fine fashion

New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases

Powered by Pandora, Spectrum Presents: Timeflies at the Fillmore Charlotte

Make America Rock Again Tour drops in on North Carolina

Kiss Kiss Bang Gets Their Shot

Review: Brand New Bids Farewell With Final Album

JaggerMouth @ Fillmore Underground: Becoming The Headliner

RECAP: Raleigh’s Hopscotch Festival

The 71st Annual Shinnecock Indian Powwow, 2017 in Southampton, NY

Charlotte Treasure: Radio Lola

LA LA Land: The Mother of All Press Junkets

NY Music Series: Decoster is Walking in the Sun

New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases

Trap Birthday Party with 2 Chainz in Charlotte

Ace Frehley Space Invades The Paramount in Huntington

King Missile Hits the Bowery Electric Ballroom in NYC

Prince Paul w/ Dirty Art Club at Snug Harbor

Beyond the blues: an interview with Jackie Venson

Who is Glass Animals?

NEWS: Bare Teeth drop acoustic video for “Behind The Wall”

Grungefest photo by Alesha Jenkins
Timewarp with Grungefest 2017 – The Fillmore Charlotte

New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases

PST LA/LA concert at the Hollywood Bowl

Powerman 5000 Ride Their New Wave to New Heights

Foo Fighters Mix The New and Old with Concrete and Gold

VIDEO REVIEW: How To Be A Human Being with Glass Animals

Legends only: Tesla takes over the Paramount

Trombome Shorty & Orleans Avenue PLUS War On Drugs, at the Fillmore!

Samantha Echo: the Bohemian Girl

Gallery: #CLTsellout with Nothing More and pals at Fillmore Underground NC

Cody Johnson: A Ray of Sunshine for Harvey Victims

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit brought healing tunes to the people of Texas

Playlist – Autotune A$$hats – get it together already

The Make America Rock Again Tour Rocks The Corbin Arena In Eastern KY

LA/LA Land: ¡Pá rriba! in an art museum

Mutemath Play Dead Tour in CLT

UFO & Saxon land hard at The Paramount in Huntington

Tyler’s Ghost Is Gonna Make You Love Them

Laid Back Festival 2017

Kesha’s Latest Tour is all Rainbows

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue make a big bang at The Fillmore

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Here Come the Mummies by Kevin McGee

Here Come The Mummies season of freaks

Jack Johnson: A Cool Guy on a Hot Night


The end of the Summer concert season brought Zac Brown Band closes down PNC Music Pavilion, but it also brought a Fall playlist! PLAYLIST: Fall Essentials Part 1 helped us dry our tears as we prepped for Halsey brings the Hopeless Fountain Kingdom to the Queen City!

Another Timeless album from Home Free

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Francisca Valenzuela

Issues brings Headspace to Raleigh

Creatio Benifit Show

Empathy Not Apathy In the Wake of Las Vegas

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Pierce The Veil’s Late Night Party At Mercury Ballroom

Foster The People Bring Love and Light to Charlotte

Gallery: Rapid Fire Metal Fest

New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases

PLAYLIST: Fall Essentials Part 1

Half God Half Devil Tour: Part Two

October – Livenation has some great shows coming your way!

Zac Brown Band closes down PNC Music Pavilion

Five of The Eyes: Soars With The Venus Transit

Latinas Out Loud at The Hammer

Absurdist Art Punk for the Thinking Man in the Tradition of Dada

The Spill Canvas celebrate No Really, I’m Fine!

Hollywood Undead bring pop-metal vibes to the Underground

“Feel It Still” with Portugal The Man

RELEASE: Bare Teeth presents “Tomorrow Starts Today”

Gallery: ZZ Ward brings her “Dirty Shine” to Charlotte at the Underground

The Devil Wears Prada Breaks Out Hits New and Old

Motionless in White bring their Graveyard Shift to New York City

Salty D.O.G. and The County Get Marred By Midnight With Love

Halsey brings the Hopeless Fountain Kingdom to the Queen City

VIDEO PREMIERE: Pam Taylor’s version of Halloween with “Witch’s Ball”

“Going To Mars” with Judah And The Lion at Ritz Raleigh

63 Days of Love Tour

Column: LA/LA Land – a benefit with a message

Mixed Tapes, CDs, and Playlists: The Last of A Dying Breed?

Column: New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases (Oct. 20)

Daley Gives Raleigh A Night of R&B With His Spectrum Tour

Rage on the Stage Tour

Jonny Lang brings Signs to NY

Interview: The new-old duo Coast City

40 Years of the Penetrators, a Garage & Punk Legacy

Preview: Taking the World without a Lifejacket

LA/LA LAND: New York Mariachi feminina in LA’s most sought after venue

Playlist: The Ultimate Halloween Playlist

Synthesis of Music and Power at Ovens Auditorium (Evanescence)

Still feeling it with Portugal The Man at Ritz Raleigh

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Gavin DeGraw gets RAW on new tour


Ok, almost there. November was quite a month for the Queen City, and you won’t find us complaining. We started off the month with a lil’ playlist (because why not?), and quickly moved into Fall Out Boy taking over the QC, and ended with our own Michael Tracy killin’ it with an album release! Michael Tracy Album Release Party at the Underground was such a cool article to put out because it felt like everything came full circle.


Trivium and Arch Enemy: In Your Face Metal Showcase

FEATURE: Brittany’s top 10 favorite music photographers

Editor-In-Chief’s Playlist: Recent Favs

Liv Waters’ will make her way through your speakers in time

Catholic Girls Persecuted Saints of Rock & Roll

Rage on the Stage Tour – Charlotte

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Fall Out Boy by Ricky Thigpen

Fall Out Boy Unleashes Mania Upon the Queen City

Oteil Burbridge brings his star-studded cast of musicians to Charlotte

Good vibes all around with Of Good Nature at the Visulite

Flogging Molly brings their Life Is Good tour to NY

New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases

Girl Bands are Important

Pere Ubu Tours the US with a New Album

Highly Suspect Sells Out Headliner’s Music Hall

Bon Iver: It’s All About the Vibe

Imagine Dragons EVOLVE in Charlotte

Lindsey Stirling brings Warmth In The Winter with latest tour

Growing up and feeling more with The Mineral Girls

World Premiere: StellaRising Rises Through “Procrastination”

Five easy questions for Flame Tides

A Perfect Circle bring their unique show to Mohegan Sun

Hinder brings a larger than life tour to Greensboro

The Pretty Reckless by David Zeck

The Pretty Reckless show New Jersey that Rock N Roll will Never Die

Seether was called what!?

Michael Tracy Evolves and Proves He’s Still Got Soul

Sunflower Bean Not Fooling Around With “I Was A Fool”

Artist Spotlight: Lena Stone

Dirty Heads Sell Out In New York
La La Land: Only in LA: Jewish pedal steel guitarist from New Jersey stars in Mexican bands

HIM bid Philadelphia a bittersweet farewell

Halloween with Diamanda Galas at Brooklyn’s murmur

Shoe Gazers Come Out to Hear Pere Ubu’s New Album in Brooklyn, New York

Alter Bridge Did What!

Trans-Siberian Orchestra bring the holidays to you

Post rock heavyweights Thrice and Circa Survive pack the Fillmore

Jay-Z brings his 4:44 Tour to Charlotte

It Feels like Summer with Passafire at the Neighborhood Theater

Throwback: HIM’s stop in the Queen City

Culture Club turned The Paramount in Huntington, NY into one big dance party

The Shins and Baio – Caring is creepy, but this tour was not

ARI’s creative duality promises a game changing talent with Tunnel Vision

The unstoppable Maggie Szabo reprises Hotel Café

Michael Tracy Album Release Party at the Underground

Friendsgiving with Walk The Moon at The FIllmore

Simpkin Project’s new Beam of Light album: pure joyful brilliance

Modern English bring life to stage

Dos and Don’ts of Concert Safety

LA LA Land: Mental healing in a Hollywood speakeasy with ARI

The Front Bottoms Sell Out The Fillmore

Seether at The Fillmore Charlotte

New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases


And we’re at December! We spent the final month in 2017 hangin’ with TSO a few times, jammin’ at 106.5’s Not So Acoustic Xmas, and losing our minds to part 1 of Carolina Rebellion’s 2018 lineup. Not to mention we compiled our favorite records of 2017! There were so many and it physically hurt to narrow it down to three, but we did it. Some how. Check it out: Staff Year End List: Top 3 Edition!

EDITORIAL: Panic! At The Disco’s Music Video Evolution

Concentrated Power with Hatebreed

106.5’s Not So Acoustic Christmas: Night One

Alter Bridge revisit the Ritz Raleigh better than ever

106.5’s Not So Acoustic Christmas: Night Two

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Playlist

Carolina Rebellion announces lineup, internet loses their mind

VelicoTurkeySaurus Rex Tour: better than turducken

LA/LA Land: Flying (literally) with a Goth rocker

Jeremy Aaron is In the Magic Light Thanks to Kickstarter and Some Creativity

Waterparks in December! Wow!

GALLERY: Chevelle at the Fillmore Charlotte

Day 2: Chevelle at the Ritz Raleigh in Raleigh, NC

Here Come The Mummies – Survive flurries in Charlotte

Tom Petty Tribute to Benefit Levine’s Children’s Hospital

Smith & Myers go on holiday… on the road!

Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings Christmas favorites to the Carolinas

The Revivalists Bring Their Unique Sounds to the Fillmore

Gift Rap and Dead Year’s Eve are Home for the Holidays.

Todd Rundgren pleases his fans at the NYCB Theatre

Blood Sweat & Tears with Bo Bice (Chrissi Poland)

Seether’s Poison The Parish World Tour Rolls Through Evansville’s Victory Theatre

The Dank: a potent margarita of TexMex music with a shot of LA blues

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Trans-Siberian Orchestra bring a holiday spectacle to New Jersey

Producer Eugene Toale tours us through BedrockLA studios and the magic art of making music

Staff Year End List: Top 3 Edition!

Happy New Year, and here is to an even more EPIC 2018!!

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