Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Avett Brothers on CNN

Posted By on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 4:02 PM

CNN did an interview with The Avett Brothers while they were at Bonnaroo this year and it's finally up online.

Check it out:

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This week's new releases (Aug. 31, 2010)

Posted By on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Here's a quick rundown of some of what's new in stores this week:

10 Years Feeding the Wolves

American Bang American Bang

Ryan Bingham Junky Star

Disturbed Asylum

Goo Goo Dolls Something For the Rest of Us

Heart Red Velvet Car

Jenny and Johnny I'm Having Fun Now

Richard Thompson Dream Attic

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Michael Franti & Spearhead tonight (Aug. 31)

Posted By on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 8:58 AM

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD Ask Michael Franti and I'm sure he'll tell you — it's not a tour unless you hit some cities off the beaten path as well as the majors. The Sound of Sunshine Tour brings him to Charlotte by way of Atlanta and Vegas, sure, but the band didn't leave out towns in places like Montana and Idaho on the way. $26, Neighborhood Theatre, www.neighborhoodtheatre.com (Mike McCray)

Here's a look at his new video for "The Sound of Sunshine""

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Video: 9th Wonder In-Studio With Big K.R.I.T.

Posted By on Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 4:34 PM

North Carolina super producer 9th Wonder got a chance to get in-studio with rising Mississippi MC/producer, Big K.R.I.T. recently and thankfully Jonny Shipes was there to record his reaction to hearing the his song, "Children of the World" and "Something" from the mixtape, K.R.I.T. Wuz Here. (Thus far, my album of the year).

9th also explained his theory that the type of hip hop he came up with skipped a generation before it was appreciated again. Kinda interesting.

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It's Real: Justin Bieber, Raekwon & Kanye West

Posted By on Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 4:34 PM

Twitter is making previously unbelievable remixes happen in real life.

Teen idol Justin Bieber can thank the magic Twitter machine for the remix to his single, "Runaway Love" which features Raekwon (Yes, the one from the Wu-Tang Clan) and Kanye West.

The song leaked today on HipHopConnection.com, click here to hear it.

Bieber already had a strangle hold on the 'burbs, let's see what happens when the streets starts rockin' with him. I never thought I'd say that.

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Sara Bareilles covers "Single Ladies"

Posted By on Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Here's a unique spin on the Beyonce song "Single Ladies" by Sara Bareilles. Bareilles will be at the Neighborhood Theatre on Oct. 14.

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Jimmy Fallon at the Emmys

Posted By on Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 12:36 PM

The guy's got musical talent that goes well with his comedic wit... Here's Jimmy Fallon performing as Elton John, Boyz II Men and Green Day at the Emmy Awards last night:

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CL All-Access: XV (Video)

Posted By on Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 10:10 AM

Have you ever met one of those people that's just refreshing? Like how many rappers want their music to sound like, "if John Hughes made beats," sample The Pixies and cite Weezer as their major influence? Not many. I got a chance to catch up with the newest Warner Bros. recording artist, XV, moments after he finished his set at Tremont Music Hall on Aug. 18 and talked about his first record deal (less than 2 weeks after he signed it), the journey there and what's in store.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

KISS and Juliette Lewis tonight (Aug. 28)

Posted By on Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 10:58 AM

KISS You can't ever have enough farewell tours. The make-up laden rock stars visit the Q.C. one more time with a slightly different line-up. Gone are original guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss, and as far as Gene Simmons is concerned — easily replaced by Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer. A Kiss fanatic should still relish the thought of seeing Simmons pound his ax-like bass guitar through "God of Thunder" and Paul Stanley shake his old hips and stratocaster while belting out "Detroit Rock City." The simplistic and overplayed "Rock 'n' Roll All Night" will inevitably be played as well, whether fans want to hear it or not. $36.50 and up, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, www.livenation.com (Chris Triplett)

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JULIETTE LEWIS More often than not, it's hard to take Hollywood types seriously when they venture into the music world. Not the case with Juliette Lewis. Imagine the raw energy of her characters taken into the spotlight on stage, her gruff voice intact in all of its howling glory. Lewis used to rock with her band The Licks, but these days, she's getting billed solo. Who cares — if you're headed to the show, it's Lewis you want to see, regardless of who's backing her up. Get ready, this is no act. $32, Don Gibson Theatre, Shelby, www.dgshelby.com (Jeff Hahne)

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Friday, August 27, 2010

10-in-10 CD reviews

Posted By on Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Each Friday, we review 10 recently released CDs in 10 words each:

Death in the Park Death in the Park — Pop-punk band from Alabama grew out of Warped Tour.

Evolett For Your Consideration — Another Christian alt-pop band that doesn’t like religious label.

Fitz and the Tantrums Pickin’ Up the Pieces — Name sounds punk, but the music is solid retro soul.

Stan Ridgway Neon Mirage — Wall of Voodoo frontman’s solo work nothing like “Mexican Radio.”

Duke Robillard Passport to the Blues — Bluesman releases first album of self-written music since 2003.

Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters Spread the Love — Run-of-the-mill collection of standard, guitar-driven blues.

Trace Adkins Cowboy’s Back in Town — Country singer helped write lyrics for one of 11 songs.

Laslow A Quality of Light — Solid vocal harmonies against a more intricate folk-rock backdrop.

Gappy Ranks Put the Stereo On — Dancehall reggae singer grew up in London, finds traditional sound.

Hey Monday Beneath It All — Pop-rockers have gained following via songs on MTV shows.

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