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Comment Archives: stories: Music: Features

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

I don't think we should be personally attacking Mike here. It is easy for church to be a routine that means nothing, It's good to think about what you're doing and what it means to you. Christian lyrics can be insincere and forced; It's easy to tell the difference between something inspired and something that isn't. When you've been told how to think for so long It's easy to walk off and try something else that might be the complete opposite. But that doesn't mean that you can't come back to the pure desire of wanting to feel God's presence again and realize your life hasn't taken you anywhere better. There is nothing wrong with questioning. I know I have no one to judge.

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Posted by Rebecca on 09/12/2017 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Charlotte Duo Ready for Anything After Facing Sturgis Bar Full of Bikers

I have known Jennifer for 13 years and watched how hard she works. Her talent is unsurpassed . She is an amazing singer, songwriter and all around musician. I am so happy people are now seeing what I have seen years ago .Diamonds and Whiskey is an amazing musical experience.
Tammy Bell

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Posted by Tammy Rhone-Bell on 09/08/2017 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Elenora Fagan balances life between rock and rap

Hi MusicMike,
Thanks for writing and asking. We reached out to Elenora Fagan bassist Juan Ossa, who informed us, "Elenora was dissolved a while ago. We got to record an album and everyone kind of started drifting apart. Two of the guys had kids and stuff, so that had something to do with it. My career as photographer/filmmaker started picking up as well, so I had to choose. Our guitar player still plays as a solo artist and sometimes as a session player. He goes by the name Von Hunter."

You can find Elenora Fagan's self-titled album of 2011 on iTunes at this link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/elenora-…

And follow Von Hunter (who's now doing acoustic funk, rock, reggae and soul) at his Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/VonHunterMusic/

Posted by Mark Kemp (CL editor) on 07/28/2017 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Elenora Fagan balances life between rock and rap

Whatever happened to these guys? Found them on spotify, and wow is all I can say. They have a very raw sound, could be big.

Posted by MusicMike on 07/27/2017 at 1:33 PM

Re: “The night Dickey Betts broke my guitar

Dear god I hope this is strictly satirical otherwise it is nothing more than sheer rock-and-roll blaspheme. Most guys would chop off their left nut to have THE Dickey Betts play their axe. Shit, I wouldn't care what he did with it, just to meet that man let alone watch him play your own instrument would be an absolute honor. Stick to your eye-liner, glam-rock garbage if you can't appreciate one of the greatest guitarists going, belonging to, in Bill Graham's words, "the greatest rock and roll band in the world"

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Posted by MarZ on 07/16/2017 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Th3 Higher Are Fomenting a Spiritual/Intellectual Renaissance in Charlotte Hip-Hop

These two young men are AMAZING... and the reason I started the UNDERGROUND!!!
I AM SO PROUD TO SAY I KNOW THEM!!!
Ms. BUNNY LOVES YALL!

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Posted by Bunny Gregory on 06/23/2017 at 11:03 PM

Re: “The night Dickey Betts broke my guitar

Is this supposed to be a joke or trying to be serious? If so who is the author so I can be sure to always avoid anything he writes in the future.

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Posted by the mf'n man on 06/01/2017 at 1:28 AM

Re: “Mason Parker Departs Charlotte for L.A., Prepares to Drop New Album

Love this! Congrats Mason..

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Posted by Alyssa Barry on 05/27/2017 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Hope Nicholls on Spending Three Decades in Charotte's Music Scene and Why She Still Won't Leave

enjoyed reading the article. I feel the need to say that her store is not not a thrift store by any means. Boutique.

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Posted by JoAnn Land on 04/28/2017 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Hope Nicholls on Spending Three Decades in Charotte's Music Scene and Why She Still Won't Leave

Hope is so awesome! It's so cool that Ryan discovered he's related to Aaron. Hope and Aaron are some of the best people ever.

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Posted by Mindy Barker on 04/28/2017 at 1:08 AM

Re: “Kishi Bashi and his history of violins

What an amazing review. You covered the recent history of the man behind the act in such a way that the current music creates that much more of an impact. Really contextualizes it.

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Posted by Sven on 04/23/2017 at 1:29 AM

Re: “Politics as usual with Steve Earle

Anyone who plays music play fucking music I love Springsteen more tha anyone see him a lot live but keep your comments to yourself and Steve Earle you was good at first now you are not good live or your songwriting is relly getting weird I guess you've run out of Vietnam material. Will all of you just stick to writing great songs and Bruce live your great but leave Trump out of it. Please do this and I've talked to hundreds of fans that agree with me it's always been about the music right.

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Posted by mikemike690 on 03/30/2017 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Bad Company deserves a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

they deserves this honor, more than KISS, more THan a lot of regular band, who was honored!!!!!

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Posted by Yolanda Isturiz on 03/30/2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Dollar Signs Brings Us Into the Dog Days of Spring

These guys are the shit!

Posted by Darren Wachman on 03/22/2017 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Benefit for local artist Joe Borruso hits close to home

*** THIS GUY IS A CON ARTIST ***
He played the sympathy card on my wife while she cared for him as his nurse in the hospital. He manipulated her in her vulnerablability and she cheated on me with him. Support this guys health and recover sure, but I wouldn't give him a cent!!! AND WHATEVER YOU DO DONT LEAVE YOUR WIFE ALONE WITH HIM!!!

~ rightfully indignant husband

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Posted by Michael Della Villa on 03/22/2017 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Charlotte Singer-Songwriter Jason Jet Loves Pop & Soul

Congrats Jason!

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Posted by Monique Smith on 03/09/2017 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Who is Amos Lee?

I had the privilege of seeing Amos Lee in November of 2o16 in Seattle. Its true, its not an intellectual experience, but an emotional one. There were times of laughter, pondering and I sat in my seat and literally wept during some songs. Anticipating his next visit to Seattle /Tacoma area.

Posted by Jor on 03/08/2017 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Charlotte Singer-Songwriter Jason Jet Loves Pop & Soul

AYO!!!!! Ms. Kia Moore's writing here portrays Jason exactly as he is!! It's the most spot on depiction of Jason's mannerisms! I love her writing style. My college sophomore English 2 Honors teach Mrs. "I didn't like her very much" would have loved this article. 10/10

I hope Kia does more articles on Jason's highlights and career. I hope Kia could write something this flattering on quite a few other Charlotte artist (not trying to steal Jason's shine).

Write ups and coverage like this are exactly what the city needs to warm up the musical atmosphere!

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Posted by TrevorGibbsNC on 03/08/2017 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Charlotte Rapper Black Linen Don't Pay to Play No More

Dope article

Posted by Jerónimo Pearson on 02/25/2017 at 2:16 PM

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

I started listening to MxPx in 1993 and they were my favorite band until I found Switchfoot a few years and then they were my second favorite band. From what I recall, even back then people were tearing them down and calling them sellouts and not real Christians, so it's not like they were setting themselves up as a band whose main goal was to make little punk rock disciples. They just made great punk rock that I loved and still love. I'm a very devout Christian, grew up in church, still go to church, and then and now MxPx didn't determine my faith in Christ. if anything, hearing all the talk about whether or not they were "really" Christian, while listening and moshing to their music, gave me freedom to examine my own faith, make it my own and not one based on someone else's life. Artists express themselves, if they are true artists, and don't just put up an accepted message as a front, whether it's punk rock, painting, or pottery. His personal search for truth is his own, and he has no responsibility to do more than express that honestly through his music. And make great punk rock, of course.

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Posted by Grace on 01/06/2017 at 9:03 AM

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