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Re: “Speed Street announces 2015 performers

Thursday: Appetite is great, but you can see them 2/3 times a year at Amos's. Tribute bands are for Amos's and Alive After Five. Now, I WOULD go to the Journey tribute if they projected a YouTube parody video during "Separate Ways".

Friday: Never heard of either.

Saturday: No interest in any reality show winner. Even less interest in Mr. Roboto.

Posted by Garth Vader on 04/17/2015 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Speed Street announces 2015 performers

I think I will just go see Nickkeback with opening "act" Creed! Front Row too!
Becca

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Posted by Rebecca Hope Ellenburg on 04/16/2015 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Speed Street announces 2015 performers

PUKE

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Posted by Cubbiebear on 04/16/2015 at 10:27 AM

Re: “R&B group Shai looks back at 20 years

The song "Waiting for the Day" bring so many good memories! Shai ruled! Would love to see them back.

Posted by Rodrigo on 04/11/2015 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Hanging with Tom Waits

I loved it, Peter. I think Mr. Waits would enjoy it as well. Well done man!

Posted by Cubiyanqui on 04/02/2015 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Reverb Fest, Snug 600 announce lineups

Don't forget April 16th NE-YO presents "Candice" live in concert at Studio Movie Grill. Doors open at 9pm. Show time is 10:00 pm sharp. Tickets on sale now at:https://compoundentertainment.eventbrite.com

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Posted by Nathan S. Smalls on 04/01/2015 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Can Delta Rae handle the truth?

Saw Delta Rae this past weekend Fredrick, MD. I was quite disappointed. We had never heard of them but were under the impression that they played folk/Americana. Instead we were mostly treated a whole bunch of pop-infused, generic noise with laughable gimmicks. They are all very talented musicians, but I wish they would play better music. Of course, I understand that no one is going to become a millionaire playing bluegrass and roots music, so I can't blame them for playing this drivel in an effort to make it big --- I'd do the same.

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Posted by hate_pop on 03/30/2015 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Christian punks MxPx wrestle with doubt — and greatness

John,

The no true Scott's man fallacy is one that is so ingrained in christians that they will argue that it's not even a fallacy when they say it. It's their way of avoiding the problem of non belief and divine hiddeness.

Christians can't accept that someone can leave the faith because of course "that's what the bibe says!" It's hard to have something so fundamental to your reality just disappear but when it does its the most freeing feeling. evangelical Christianity has become such a strong feedback loop that it's very difficult for people like James to escape. It's sad really.

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Posted by instantaphex on 03/27/2015 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Live review: Juliana Hatfield Three, Neighborhood Theatre (3/24/2015)

I caught the tour in LA last week and the show was great! Decent turnout, not completely sold out, but everyone was totally into it. There was a generous exchange of energy between the band and the audience; JH rocked. I felt chills when she nailed the high-pitched vocal runs in "Supermodel." She did ask people to turn their flashes off during the set and to put their phones away altogether during the encore, and people generally complied.

I don't believe JH is the most consistent live performer in the world, nor is she one who suffers from an overabundance of confidence. When you go to see her play, you expect to see "the fight." I'm sorry to hear she didn't quite win the fight in Charlotte.

Posted by Zack on 03/26/2015 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Live review: Juliana Hatfield Three, Neighborhood Theatre (3/24/2015)

Totally agree on the performance Jeff. Waited a very long time to see her and really enjoyed the show. If she'd played one or two more oldies I would have enjoyed it, but liked the new stuff too.

Maybe I'm a little biased toward cell phones as have to get most of my love music fix from YouTube these days. Certainly agree that everyone needs to be courteous though.

Posted by Alan on 03/26/2015 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Live review: Juliana Hatfield Three, Neighborhood Theatre (3/24/2015)

Alan -
Yes, I did have a DSLR, but I had a photo pass via the band to use it since I was reviewing the show. I generally stayed to the sides and out of the way of people and never use a flash. I wasn't on the front row at all, because I didn't want to be a distraction to the band or the fans.

The one person I singled out was directly in front of Juliana and holding his phone up, arm stretched, directly in her field of vision. She clearly looked at him before grabbing her mic stand and moving back. The girl who was flashing her phone camera was standing in the same place when she moved back the second time. In the hundreds of shows I've attended I have noticed two things — a majority of people don't like cameras held up in their personal space; and musicians usually hate flashes going off because it's distracting - even if you close your eyes.

I think the cameras were a reason she moved back. I think the small attendance was a reason for the short show. All those cell phones are a lot more noticeable in a small crowd. Either way, I enjoyed the performance we did get.

Posted by Jeff Hahne on 03/26/2015 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Live review: Juliana Hatfield Three, Neighborhood Theatre (3/24/2015)

I also travelled a fair distance to attend this show. In planning to do so I had to contact the club to see if I could make it on time - so can tell you she was scheduled for a 90 minute set beginning at 915pm.

When she zipped onto stage to a mostly empty house fifteen minutes earlier than the venue had scheduled I suspected the show would be brief - as in "come on, let's get this over with."

That said I thoroughly enjoyed the performance and liked the venue... My first visit. Been waiting a long time to see her live and other than wishing she'd played a little longer have no complaints.

Having watched mostly from the bar balcony, I think it's funny that you singled out one dude with a cell phone as a factor in this short performance. Pretty much everyone in the place had one out and pointed forward for at least part of the show. Suspect she sees that every night. Kind of the new reality.

From my perspective at a distance from the stage the stationary fans with cell phones were less distracting than the surprisingly large number (considering the size of the crowd and venue) of guys with full sized digital SLRS running around and bellying up the stage all night to take photos - including, I assume, the ones you took to post here.

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Posted by Alan on 03/25/2015 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Live review: Juliana Hatfield Three, Neighborhood Theatre (3/24/2015)

I drove 5 hours for a 1 hour show. It was good (even with the disappointing crowd).
When you rarely tour to support your music (has she been in Charlotte since 1995 @ Tremont?) you can't maintain a fan base.

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Posted by Nnya on 03/25/2015 at 8:51 PM

Re: “Live review: Juliana Hatfield Three, Neighborhood Theatre (3/24/2015)

The last time I saw Ms. Hatfield and company was at Tremont Music Hall approximately 15 years ago. They were magnificent, performing like a well oiled machine. Though an introvert, once the set began and she could feel the love from the crowd, she transformed into a rock goddess. She was engaging and never missed a note. I've always credited Juliana for inspiring me to be a singer/ songwriter. When CL posted her show this past Monday I knew I had to be there with bells on. Monday nights are difficult for fans and musicians. The crowd was surprisingly small indeed. My friend and I stood front and center, so I didn't see much of the crowd until the end of the set. At that time a man walked up to me and said "You knew every word and every chord change, and that was really nice to see!" He shook my hand and disappeared into the dark. But it got us thinking, where were the rest of the die hard fans? It also made me wonder what Ms. Hatfield's view was like. She never once made eye contact, where as every time I caught Mr.Fisher's eye he lent a very sincear smile. Mr. Hayles (see 2nd comment); your wife was not the only that got slighted as the band made their way into the theater.
It was a good set, but too short. I got a vibe that she didn't want to be there, that her heart wasn't in it, which left me with mixed emotions. The once well oiled machine didn't play up to there previous standard, played a few songs with an improperly tuned guitar. Juliana Hatfield taught us not to have idols because they will ultimately dissapoint you. I will always admire her but at her request I do my best to remember she is human. Sometime humans have bad days. So we'll forgive her for having 'a case of the Mondays', and keep on admiring her for all the roads she paved.
"I'm a Goddess in your eyes, and I will never die. I was born of people's needs, and what they don't wanna believe. But I'm a liar, that's the truth. Go home and make it through. That's the harm in mystery, all you know is what you see." J. Hatfield 'I Got No Idols'

A grateful fan~ Kristin Harne

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Posted by Kristin Harne on 03/25/2015 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Live review: Juliana Hatfield Three, Neighborhood Theatre (3/24/2015)

Monday is not a good night for shows. Unfortunately, Juliana's core audience is getting older and it's not easy to get out on a Monday.

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Posted by Henry on 03/25/2015 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Live review: Juliana Hatfield Three, Neighborhood Theatre (3/24/2015)

The abbreviated set almost certainly had more to do with the absence of any appreciable crowd in a market like Charlotte than a few hardcore fans who wanted to capture the moment for posterity.

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Posted by This is the sound of an empty room on 03/25/2015 at 12:13 AM

Re: “Live review: Juliana Hatfield Three, Neighborhood Theatre (3/24/2015)

The cell phone issue is easily addressed. Just ask the audience to not use them at all or give them a song or two for pictures and ask that they be put away. It works for others. It would have worked here too. Veteran artists have no excuse for not knowing how to address a crowd, especially in a crowd as light as this one was.

Did the crowd have anything to do with the microphone thing? Maybe. My wife ran into Juliana outside before the show and said how much she was looking forward to the performance. Juliana looked right through her and said nothing. Maybe it just wasn't her night. It happens.

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Posted by Hayles on 03/24/2015 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Live review: Juliana Hatfield Three, Neighborhood Theatre (3/24/2015)

I was there and was hoping for a little more, as well. I took a couple pictures, but was discreet about it (I think I know which guy you were talking about). I was shocked at how few people turned out, especially since I know they've sold out some venues. Alas, I got to see Juliana in person, some 20 years in the making!

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Posted by M. Hurt on 03/24/2015 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Rachel Platten's fighting words

So excited for her show at the House of Blues in Chicago 3/27!!

Posted by Austin Wilson on 03/23/2015 at 1:57 PM

Re: “R&B group Shai looks back at 20 years

There is very little truth & a lot of omission in this article. Like the fact that Carl Martin wrote & produced every hit mentioned & went on to become a music executive. Great to hear about Shai, but a little research would have helped create a more accurate picture. Thanks for writing this anyway.

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Posted by Truth on 03/22/2015 at 2:42 AM

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