April 28, 2012
Performing a handful of songs, including new material from their 7" release, Big Web, Pile pairs everything you love about '90s music with a thorough understanding of musical theory. They make the heavy light and bring a cathartic outburst of melancholy that is released in musical form.
Sugarland w/ Dave Stewart
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
April 27, 2012
The duo, Nettles and guitarist Kristian Bush (along with a full backing band), honored just about every song request that came their way as they put on a show that was completely for the fans. Appropriately titled the "In Your Hands" tour, Sugarland's fans got a sweet taste of the hits along with some more obscure tunes and covers. Having already toured in support of their 2010 album, The Incredible Machine, this tour is purely for the love of performing.
Charlotte quintet Hrvrd, formerly known as Harvard, has signed to Equal Vision Records as the band prepares to release their second full-length album.
The next album, recorded with Brian McTernan (Circa Survive, Senses Fail), doesn't have a release date yet. McTernan also produced the band's first album, The Inevitable and I.
Hrvrd performed as part of an Equal Vision Showcase at the South By Southwest Music Conference in 2011. Equal Vision is home to a number of bands including Chiodos, Say Anything, Sky Eats Airplane and We Came As Romans.
Hrvrd's next Charlotte show is at the Neighborhood Theatre on May 25.