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Re: “Wolf Alice delights, energizes Charlotte crowd

Great band, really glad they're playing in places like Charlotte on this tour. One thing is the penultimate song before the encore is "Visions of a Life".

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Posted by Em on 04/20/2018 at 4:26 AM

Re: “Nightlife profile: Rita Miles

Check court records - she has judgments against her for fraud. The pictures on her interior design website are all ripped off from other websites. BEWARE!!!!

Posted by The truth on 04/17/2018 at 9:49 AM

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

I seen mxpx in Glasgow around 2006, it was the best gig I was ever at. It's a shame that Mike has abandoned the faith of his youth but it isn't surprising but indeed expected according to scripture.

Posted by Solo cycle guy on 04/16/2018 at 2:57 PM

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

Saw Mike on Fixer Upper the other night. Nothing punk about that! Nice family though.

Posted by C Atkinson on 04/11/2018 at 3:32 PM

Re: “James Lee Walker II Obliterates Boundaries Between Theater, Rock and Politics

We all know its all about the meat and James Lee Walker II puts the meat in Snackmeat. Hes tasty.

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Posted by cltscenequeen on 03/08/2018 at 7:37 PM

Re: “James Lee Walker II Obliterates Boundaries Between Theater, Rock and Politics

Happy 10th year anniversary Crackers! All of you rock?

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Posted by kplbsl on 03/08/2018 at 3:03 PM

Re: “James Lee Walker II Obliterates Boundaries Between Theater, Rock and Politics


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Posted by Phil Black on 03/07/2018 at 11:35 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Fun police want to stop entertainment after midnight

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Posted by Kennedy Andrew on 03/06/2018 at 5:09 AM

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

This is awesome! Hope and Aaron are the backbone of Plaza Midwood and some of the coolest prople I have ever known. I wish someone would do spread on her interior and landscape design talents

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Posted by Renee Goodwin on 03/02/2018 at 12:17 AM

Re: “Nightlife profile: Buckmaster

Cody Hare is an intolerant bully. He goes after people who do not agree with his ideals, using his audience as a directed force onto his opponent. He's praised the deaths of local moderate religious leaders, and advocates violence against those he considers unworthy. Get Nazis out of Charlotte, this includes Cody Hare.

Posted by strictlyfreights on 02/23/2018 at 2:43 PM

Re: “The night Dickey Betts broke my guitar

First, well done! Second, most of the people commenting here have poor reading skills/comprehension and an even poorer understanding/ of the literary mechanism... and trust me, I ain't no English major. Get a clue, people, or find someone to help you.
As for your guitar - condolences. I feel for you. I have a vintage Les Paul I've owned since my teen years. I was in a band a few years ago and one of the members insisted on playing candy-ass late 50's rock. It took almost five years of serious blues to restore the guitar's mojo after playing that tripe.

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Posted by JimmyJoeJammer on 02/14/2018 at 11:56 AM
Posted by Angela Haigler Gee on 01/24/2018 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Cover bands — making money off those with talent

I just wish the Charlotte crowd would go to shows of original music. I used to be in a cover band and we always had a decent turnout and got paid. The same is not true now that I'm in an original band. It's a struggle to get people to come and see you here. We have better luck in other cities. And it's not just my band. I went to a show last week of a pretty good band and I was the only person who showed up. It's all about demand. If people would show up to original music, maybe venues like the Visualite would take a chance on more local bands. It would help if Creative Loafing would write more articles about underground bands that don't fit into a typical mainstream genre.

Posted by Candy Durant on 01/18/2018 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Cover bands — making money off those with talent

Here is my take as a musician and writer of almost 40 years. Most of the cover bands I saw at local bars when I was in my 20's (in the 80's & 90's most if not all venues in St. Paul were cover venues and the good original music was happening in Minneapolis and I stopped watching cover bands a long time ago ) were mediocre at best. Some seriously had trouble even playing their instruments or vocalizing and that was early on in the 1st set so I don't think it was alcohol to blame. Occasionally on their breaks I would go up to various members and talk to them because I guess I felt some sort of kinship with them. When they found out I was also a musician and a writer they would usually say they wish they could write original music or they had already composed a song or two but were having trouble with the lyrics and so on. The bell in my head didn't go off until years later that maybe the main reason they were doing covers is that they lacked the ability to write. Just because one can play an instrument or sing doesn't mean one is also able to create something from nothing. With some cover bands I saw that did "write" and mix original music in, well quite honestly it was better that they stuck with 100% covers if you know what I mean. Comparing what the Beatles or the Stones did with covers and the current situation of music is pointless and somewhat dangerous. The culture of music was completely different then. In the late 50's and early 60's it was just becoming acceptable to musicians to write their own material and even then. If you wanted work you were expected to do a lot of popular covers. In the last 2 to 3 decades a band can go into a local venue, draw 20 or 25 people playing 100% of their own songs and be just fine. I was last in a cover band about 10 years ago with my current guitarist/vocalist whom I play original music with now. I don't believe either types of bands or venues are taking money from the other. In Minnesota, most of the cover bars are concentrated in the suburbs and small towns where as the venues that do original music are mainly in downtown Minneapolis and a few in St. Paul. Those who enjoy hearing covers probably aren't interested in a band playing their own music and vice versa. Having said that we don't in my opinion have the music scene like we did when The Replacements, Husker Du, Soul Asylum or Prince were playing around town. Much of that may be due to local bands going on the road to actually attempt making a living so only part time bands stay behind. I think the other half is the venues themselves not devoting a enough time and effort into promotion to get people off their asses and away from Netflix on a Friday or Saturday to make stars out of some of the local bands. The talent is there and I know because I book my band and find other bands for the bill and we have played with some phenomenal acts that are still unknown.

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Posted by Rory on 01/09/2018 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Artist Vice Creates Stadium-Ready Rock for the Soundtrack of Your Youth

The photos of Artist Vice were captured by Lynsey Teague (, a talented photographer in the Charlotte area!

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Posted by Heatherle14 on 01/04/2018 at 9:38 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Fun police want to stop entertainment after midnight

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Posted by Daniel Marshall Wheeler on 01/02/2018 at 7:51 PM

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

I saw bad company linearly 70s at mackey auditorium in boulder and they were bad. Terrible, Rogers was so fucked up he couldn't sing I think I want my money back

Posted by jerry hime on 12/31/2017 at 12:39 PM

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

I'm very upset I thought this year my be Bad Compenys chance if not Paul Rodgers should be he getting better with age his voice is still amazing they got rappers in there not Rocking Roll why???

Posted by Melanie Janow on 12/15/2017 at 11:29 PM

Re: “The night Dickey Betts broke my guitar

Did anyone commenting besides Dillon Taylor read the first five words of this story?!? It says,"Before I became a humorist..." Geez!

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Posted by John Green on 12/10/2017 at 7:53 PM

Re: “Former Charlotte on-air staple passes away

I have some stuff that belonged to him.
I have 3 album awards that he helped make big

Posted by MR. BISHOP on 12/03/2017 at 8:25 AM

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