Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lady Gaga exalts new release

Posted By on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Lady Gaga told fans at a concert on Friday that her new release, Born This Way, would be the greatest album of the decade. To that, I say, "Ease up there, Ms. Kanye..."

Sure, Kanye West often says he's the greatest of all time and lets his ego do the talking, but there are a lot of fans who are sick of his crap, too.

She is quoted as saying, "I promise you I’ll never let you down. And not for nothing, the album’s finished, and it’s fucking really good. ... I promise to give you the greatest album of this decade, just for you.” She added that the new album would be "so much deeper than a wig or lipstick or an outfit, or a fucking meat dress."

Well, let's just wait to hear it before you call it the greatest of the decade. It's great that you say you do so much for your fans, but this is also the same woman who told a Charlotte crowd that she wasn't there for the money, yet still charged $200 a ticket.

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This week's new releases (11/30/2010)

Posted By on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 9:26 AM

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

Bryan Adams Bare Bones

Black Eyed Peas The Beginning

Chrisette Michele Let Freedom Reign

Soulja Boy The DeAndre Way

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Live review: The New Familiars

Posted By on Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 11:06 AM

The New Familiars w/ The Black Lillies

Visulite Theatre

Nov. 26, 2010


The Deal: Charlotte's The New Familiars return home for show at the Visulite along with Knoxville's The Black Lillies.

Continue reading »

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Edwin McCain for New Year's

Posted By on Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 10:33 AM

Black Bear Saloon has changed its name to The Saloon at the N.C. Music Factory. To celebrate, they have a few concerts this week, and have announced their New Year's Eve show.

This week, they'll have live band karaoke on Wednesday, Dec. 1; Joystick on Dec. 3; and Simplified and Heywire on Dec. 4.

On New Year's Eve, Edwin McCain is set to perform — only 300 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $75 each, which includes a buffet, champagne toast and party favors.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Elonzo in need of support

Posted By on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 2:39 PM

Local (Charlotte/Rock Hill) band Elonzo is getting ready to record their sophomore album, but are seeking a little help from their friends to get it done.

They've signed up for a Kickstarter page where they have 30 days to raise $1,000.

While every donation gets a thank you in the album's liner notes, there are also some "prizes" for your donations. $5 gets you a digital copy of the album once it's finished. $10 gets you a digital and a physical copy of the album. $20 gets the above along with a sticker and poster. Donations of $200 or more will get you a performance by Elonzo at your house.

Just another way you can help support local music.

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This week's new releases (11/23/2010)

Posted By on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 9:06 AM

I usually don't expect much on a holiday week, but there's a few big names releasing albums this week. Here's what's hitting stores today:

Jay-Z The Hits Collection

Kesha Cannibal

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday

My Chemical Romance Danger Days

Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine Re-Mastered

Southern Culture on the Skids Kudzu Ranch

Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

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Monday, November 22, 2010

The Familiar Stringdusters?

Posted By on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 4:34 PM

The New Familiars may have a performance this Friday night at the Visulite Theatre, but that didn't stop them from hitting the stage with the Infamous Stringdusters for a cover of The Who's "Baba O'Riley."

Check out the video (and check out the New Familiars on Friday):


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American Music Awards winners list

Posted By on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 3:09 PM

I'll admit that I didn't watch the American Music Awards last night, and after reading that Justin Beiber won Artist of the Year, I'm glad I didn't. Surely there are better artists out there than Bieber, better albums than My World 2.0, but the AMAs apparently know nothing about them. Sad...

Anyway, here are the winners from last night:

Artist of the Year - Justin Bieber

T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist - Justin Bieber


Favorite Male Artist - Justin Bieber

Favorite Female Artist - Lady Gaga

Favorite Band, Duo or Group - The Black Eyed Peas

Favorite Album - Justin Bieber, 'My World 2.0'


Favorite Male Artist - Brad Paisley

Favorite Female Artist - Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Lady Antebellum

Favorite Album - Carrie Underwood, 'Play On'


Favorite Male Artist - Eminem

Favorite Album - Eminem, 'Recovery'


Favorite Male Artist - Usher

Favorite Female Artist - Rihanna

Favorite Album - Usher, 'Raymond v. Raymond'


Favorite Album - 'Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers'

Alternative Rock:

Favorite Artist - Muse

Adult Contemporary:

Favorite Artist - Michael Bublé

Latin Music:

Favorite Artist - Shakira

Contemporary Inspirational:

Favorite Artist - MercyMe

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Twiztid coming to Amos' — win tickets

Posted By on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 11:20 AM

There must be some ICP fans out there somewhere — if not, they'd have disappeared a long time ago. Part of the ICP Posse is a rap duo named Twiztid. They're coming to Amos' Southend on Monday, Nov. 29, with Blaze, Miclordz and Sauce Funky and DJ Clan.

Want to go? You can win a pair of tickets by commenting on this post with a valid e-mail and letting us know why you like the duo. We'll e-mail the winners on Wednesday afternoon — tickets will need to be picked up at the Creative Loafing office on Wednesday or Monday.

Good luck!


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The Noises 10 tonight (Nov. 22) at The Comet Grill

Posted By on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 9:32 AM

THE NOISES 10 This band is really good, but when you add in front man Jason Scavone's voice they go from really good to freaking awesome. The Noises 10 move from note to note in complete sync and songs like "Stuck in the Backseat" and "Sea Level" are so smooth and well-arranged you'll want to hear them again and again. The talented group of musicians recently considered packing up and leaving town; lucky for Queen City natives, they stayed. Catch them now or regret it later. Free, The Comet Grill, www.cometgrillcharlotte.com


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