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Re: “11 Must-See Outdoor Concerts In Charlotte

- Jimmy Buffet is not playing in Charlotte; and he hasn't done anything worth witnessing in years.

- Of Monsters and Men is in the Fall - this was for the Summer Guide. But yes, definitely worth catching in October!

- Earth Wind and Fire is pure nostalgia. Columbia is not in Charlotte. ;)

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Posted by Jeff Hahne on 05/29/2015 at 12:11 PM

Re: “11 Must-See Outdoor Concerts In Charlotte

Earth wind and fire and funkfest in Columbia

Posted by Terri Williams on 05/28/2015 at 4:20 PM

Re: “11 Must-See Outdoor Concerts In Charlotte

Of Monsters and Men at Uptown Amp on Oct 8 has to be on this list

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Posted by Scott Carder on 05/28/2015 at 1:48 PM

Re: “11 Must-See Outdoor Concerts In Charlotte

No Jimmy Buffet?

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Posted by Joe Merchant on 05/27/2015 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Live review: Stephane Wrembel, Evening Muse (4/20/2015)

Saw him at Green Mill in Chicago last night.
Stellar performance that matches the reviewer's enthusiasm and appreciation.

Posted by Guitar Boy on 05/25/2015 at 12:18 AM

Re: “Knocturnal is Charlotte's go-to event for hip-hop

Fuck Tuesday!! Knocturnal forever! I love the Blackwood's and Snug Harbor family. :-)

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Posted by Jessie Colomb on 05/21/2015 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Speed Street announces 2015 performers

This event in uptown Charlotte used to bring some pretty big acts for several years. Unfortunately it is barely a shadow of its former glory. Doubt they will see 400,000 attending this year. Disappointing line up. Perhaps Center City Partners should be involved in the future to be successful.

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Posted by John Mingee on 05/20/2015 at 6:37 AM

Re: “Singing backup for Lou Christie

What a fabulous story & and an experience of a lifetime for the two of you! Thank you for sharing & illustrating just how generous Lou is.

Posted by Janis Widmer on 05/19/2015 at 3:29 AM

Re: “Speed Street announces 2015 performers

Sad no good performers this yr.

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Posted by Ramona Burris-Frazier on 05/18/2015 at 11:54 PM

Re: “Speed Street announces 2015 performers

Thanks for sharing the line-up ~ think I'll just stay at home - this list is NOT impressive at all!!!

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Posted by No Speed Street 4 Me on 05/18/2015 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Speed Street announces 2015 performers

Just plain sad....and the vendors have backed off (big time last year) on the freebies too.

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Posted by Photographer on 05/15/2015 at 4:27 AM

Re: “Can Delta Rae handle the truth?

I don't usually write and post comments like this.
But after reading Jordan Lawrence's nonsensical review, and after doing my diligence, so-to-speak (listening to most of the players he uses as yardsticks), I felt compelled to put pen to paper so-to-speak. I've seen Delta Rae perform many times over the years since they first began their earnest touring.

From the start it was clear to anyone who understands or even just enjoys music at all – and especially what it takes to write and perform consistently excellent new and improved music – that this is an amazingly talented musical 'family,' and an amazingly hard working one at that...

I've watched Delta Rae as they have grown from a new band finding and developing their own 'sound' and as they have knocked the stuffings out of themselves to tour like madmen, to polish themselves and gain the experience necessary to become a top flight act. I watched with pleasure as they were bootstrapped by fans in the funding if their first CD ("Carry the Fire"), and how they took it and ran with it, seemingly turning into a polished and dear act overnight - something that only comes from an extraordinary mixture of raw talent, absolutely positive intentionality, and wonderfully contagious and effusive energy, which they transmit to the crowds throughout every performance - to the joy and deep pleasure of all present. If you were to tour with them, I don't think you would find a bad show, or an audience who come away from "the Delta Rae experience," anything less than a fan of sorts.

I've been watching Delta Rae happen for years now… and there is a clear reason for their continued improvement and polish, and their steadily rising popularity; having met them a number of times, I can tell you that to the last person, they are an absolutely genuine and wonderful set of human beings, who give everything of themselves to their music - saturating all that they write and play with a deep kind of heart, commitment and surrender that is all too often missing from music today - having been slowly lost over the decades. These very present six individuals bring real depth – each in their own individual right – and their deepest selves to everything that they do.

I had the pleasure of spending the first part of my life as a (reasonably successful) musician in the 60s and (very) early 70s, and got to know many kindred acts. Some were more than amazedly talented writers and performers, and some not quite. But he difference was always plain to see. And that "difference" has slowly evaporated from the music industry over the years, leaving a kind of cloying sameness. Well, clearly, based upon my experience, and experience listening to Delta Rae, I can tell you that they are entirely a class act They write from the depths of their (cumulative) hearts, and they "sing what they mean and mean what they sing." They really 'walk their talk'…

It is clear that Jordan Lawrence's (and many of his other parrots here), just like to write the meaningless trash that they do, for self-justification and/or to hear themselves talk, trying to make themselves important when having nothing constructive to say... I have to wonder if Lawrence or most of the other naysayers have actually experienced a full live Delta Rae performance, lr heaven forbid - more than one!… I don't think so! If they did, I think their "running off at the pen" would be quite different.

Over the years, I have pressed many to see Delta Rae's shows, sight unseen - based only on my urging. And literally every single soul I have "sent" – regardless of their demographic – has loved Delta Rae and become a fan. I have gifted their CDs to many, and literally every time ted gifted ones have made DR's CD a "favorite"… And now that the are touring the world - I have sent people I know to literally ever show they have played abroad, and all have been quite literally 'blown away' by the experience.

No, Delta Rae's apogee is clear to see to anyone who steps back and truly takes them in... another exceptional CD and several more tours, and their venues will begin to steadily grow, as their public exposure does. There are great musicians - getting better all the time, and truly outstanding performers, as well as wonderful human beings. And their resultant luminosity is clear to anyone who can get past themselves long enough to truly look, listen and hear.

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Posted by StevenUllman on 05/10/2015 at 3:37 PM

Re: “CD review: Blues Traveler's Blow Up The Moon

"I thought I was alone, but you became my homie" ???? That's not on the song and not the lyric.

The line is " became my home" because previous to that the lyric notes that he was a "wayward gypsy".

Posted by my on 05/10/2015 at 2:44 AM

Re: “Live review: Carolina Rebellion, Charlotte Motor Speedway (5/2-5/3/2015)

great venue, great merch and food, spread out all over but ZERO security when getting in, no looks, no pat downs. I could have had a pistol in my pants pocket and it would not have been found. The girl I was with had a bottle of prescription meds in her backpack and she was waved on through both days with no look in her bag.... I was stunned by the complete lack of security at the entrance to an otherwise outstanding weekend...

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Posted by just a dad with his kids on 05/07/2015 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Speed Street announces 2015 performers

wow I used to like going out there because they had a performer for everybody but on different night I went two years back to back one time because on Thursday night stay at Group like boys to men swv! I know it would still be excited that I just wish they would have some more better performers

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Posted by Anthony on 05/05/2015 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Sex, drugs and the underground: The Weeknd

who cares😑😩😒

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Posted by jamie on 05/01/2015 at 12:13 AM

Re: “Speed Street announces 2015 performers

The musical talent has seriously dropped off in the past couple of years. Its a shame really.

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Posted by Aaron Harwell on 04/28/2015 at 9:49 PM

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.

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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!

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

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