Friday, June 29, 2012

Growlers Pourhouse, 6/28/2012

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 1:17 PM

The Captain's Beardaversary was held on June 28, 2012, at Growlers Pourhouse as a fundraiser for Beards Because, who have been helping the Battered Women's Shelter of Charlotte. The Beardaversary celebrated the one-year growth of, yes, a beard. It featured music by Justin "Aswell" from Mr. Invisible and Arthur Bros. from Aspyr Music & Culture Initiative. (Photos by Justin Driscoll)

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Phoenix, 6/28/2012

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Phoenix held a Wet N' Wild Beach Party as part of its Cameo Thursdays series. Beach attire, of course, was welcomed. (Photos by Jeaumane McIntosh)

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Whisky River, 6/26/2012

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Whisky River held its monthly Boots and Bikinis event on June 26, 2012, with first prize winning $500. (Photos by Jeaumane McIntosh)

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A review of Silent Disco

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Fact: One of the more annoying consequences of staying out late dancing is the laryngitis that you experience the following morning from having to scream to communicate with friends, place your drink order, hit on that cutie cute guy or gal, etc., over the thumping music.

Luckily, the geniuses at Silent Disco have eradicated this problem for the booty shaking people of Charlotte with their concept, being hosted at The Pavilion (located at the EpiCentre) on Friday nights this month. Admittedly the concept is strange, but the brilliance is irrefutable.

Upon arrival, you receive a pair of nifty wireless headphones, through which the live DJ is pumping his or her music. The sound quality is impeccable and with the headphones on, there is no audible differentiation from being in a traditional nightclub. The beauty of this brainchild is that the once the headphones are muted or removed, you can actually carry on a conversation with others, understand people's names when they are introduced to you, and salvage your vocal chords from the typical beat down to the sound of backbeats.

The only real pitfall of Silent Disco is the newness of it all. Much of the crowd seemed hesitant to participate, or embarrassed to let loose. It is a wee bit awkward knowing that you look like a crazy hobo dancing to your own mental band, to the folks not wearing the headphones. Although initially "different," this method of party is spreading like wildfire internationally, and Charlotte will catch on in time. It sometimes takes us a little longer, but we'll get there. We're hip ... we like to dance.

If you are interested in sampling some Silent Disco action, and you should be, break out your glow sticks and hop over to the EpiCentre this Friday for the last installment of the summer. The DJ starts at 8 p.m. and goes until roughly 12:30 a.m. For more information, visit the Facebook page.


Megan Henshall is a project coordinator by day, favorite child, rollerskating enthusiast, blogger, and lover of all things social and under appreciated. For more writing/ramblings/rants visit

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Monday, June 25, 2012

2012 Dub Show Tour, 6/23/2012

Posted By on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 12:22 PM

The 2012 Dub Show Tour stopped at the Charlotte Convention Center on June 23 with a collection of cars and hip-hop artists. Among those performing were Rick Ross and Yo Gotti. (Photos by Jeaumane McIntosh)

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Heroes Con, 6/23/2012

Posted By on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 11:58 AM

HeroesCon, held from June 22-24, 2012, at the Charlotte Convention Center, celebrated its 30th anniversary with guests including comic legend Stan Lee.

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Charlotte Does The Wall, 6/22/2012

Posted By on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Dozens of Charlotte musicians joined forces at the Neighborhood Theatre on June 22, 2012, to recreate the classic Pink Floyd album, The Wall, for an event simply titled, "Charlotte Does The Wall." (Photos by Lindsey Nash)

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Silent Disco, 6/22/12

Posted By on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Yep, it's almost as weird as it sounds. The Pavilion at the EpiCentre hosted another Silent Disco party on June 22, where partygoers rock out to the DJ via headphones. The final one takes places on June 29. (Photos by Kennieth Holmes)

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Monday, June 18, 2012

CL Art and Music Festival, 6/16/2012

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Creative Loafing held its inaugural CL Art and Music Festival on June 16, 2012, at the N.C. Music Factory. The Rhythm House Drums, School of Rock, the Blackhounds and Sun Dried Vibes saturated the fountain plaza with music. 25 artists set up their wares during the event which lasted from noon until 9 p.m.

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Marigny, 6/15/2012

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 10:22 AM

The 4th Annual All White Everything party was held at Marigny on June 15, 2012. This year's event was entitled, "Angels in the City."

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