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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Concert announcement: The Damned Things

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 4:00 PM

The Damned Things will return to the Fillmore Charlotte on Aug. 29 along with Maylene and the Sons of Disaster. Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 3.

The Damned Things were previously at the Fillmore opening for Buckcherry on a bill with Hellyeah. That show started earlier than the scheduled ticket time, so fans will surely want to check this band out when they come back to town.

The Damned Things features members of Anthrax (Scott Ian, Rob Caggiano), Every Time I Die (Keith Buckley) and Fall Out Boy (Joe Trohman, Andy Hurley).

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This week's new releases (5/31/2011)

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 3:37 PM

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

Black Stone Cherry Between the Devil & The Deep Blue Sea

Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys

Flogging Molly Speed of Darkness

Dave Matthews Band Live at Wrigley Field

My Morning Jacket Circuital

The Vaccines What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?

Eddie Vedder Ukulele Songs

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Weezer covers Radiohead classic

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Check out Weezer's in-studio cover of Radiohead's "Paranoid Android."

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Snagglepuss at work on first video

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Charlotte's Snagglepuss is hard at work on the band's first video for its song "The Predator." Check out this preview of the work in progress:

Snagglepuss Makes "The Predator" from Charlotte ViewPoint on Vimeo.

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Live review: Fusebox Poet

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 10:09 AM

Fusebox Poet

2011 Speed Street

May 27, 2011


The Deal: Far too often, concertgoers go to a national act’s show well after it begins so they can miss the “crappy opening bands,” but at Food Lion Speed Street 2011, that would have been a sad mistake. The act to see for the night was Charlotte’s own Fusebox Poet, who won 106.5 The End’s battle of the bands for the time slot between Paper Tongues and Everclear on the Miller Lite stage. Rain and bad weather plagued Fusebox Poet throughout their involvement in the competition, with baseball-sized hail at the preliminary round and mega-thunderstorms at the finals. Singer/keyboardist Drew Cyphers said the rain started just as he walked onto the Speed Street stage for sound check and he just looked up at the sky and thought, “Really?!”

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Live review: Dirty South Revolutionaries, All Rise, The Letdowns, German Shephard

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 9:51 AM

Dirty South Revolutionaries, All Rise, The Letdowns, German Shephard

The Milestone

May 28, 2011

The Deal: Our local rowdy punk bands, DSR and All Rise had been on tour for the past few weeks, traveling all the way from home to the west coast, bringing their “I don't give a fuck” attitude across the country to every city they went. Before I knew it, they were returning home and playing their last date at the Milestone on Saturday May 28 with Wilkesboro's The Letdowns and Pittsburgh's German Shephard. I was excited to greet the boys upon their arrival home, feel the rowdiness they create and experience some punk for the first time since Moss and Liz's wedding.

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Panic! At The Disco tonight (5/31/11)

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Panic! At The Disco The over-orchestrated slick-shlock of these pretentious gits is what you get upon combining ’80s synth-coated dance drek and the titanic self-absorption of Emo. Like a biological warfare experiment gone horribly wrong, once the music of these acts (c.f., The Bravery, too) leaked out into the atmosphere it begat an army of eyeliner-wearing, teenage mallrat mutants whose narcissism made them, in effect, zombies. Panic is the type of disposable band whose discs used to crowd used CD bins as soon as their legions matured at least to the point where they realized heartache is actually pretty banal, and Kohl on men quite stupid looking. Touring with Fun. (Note: the annoying punctuation is theirs) and Foxy Shazam. $35.25. The Fillmore.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Double Negative tonight (5/29/11)

Posted By on Sun, May 29, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Double Negative The Raleigh experimental hardcore band is, to put it simply, fucking brutal. Get up in their faces near the stage and they’ll return the favor. The band feeds off the crowd and feeds them back punk vocals, chugging guitars and pounding drums. Mmmm, delicious. $7/$9. The Milestone.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Avett Brothers cover David Childers

Posted By on Sat, May 28, 2011 at 11:10 AM

The Avett Brothers have posted a video for their cover of the David Childers song "The Prettiest Thing." Check it out:

On a related note, you can see David Childers in a one-of-a-kind setting on June 15 at 8 p.m. when he takes the stage for Off the Record at the Evening Muse.

The show, hosted by myself, will feature Childers performances mixed with on-stage q&a sessions between songs to talk about his songwriting, lyrics and what it's like to be covered by the Avetts. Andy the Doorbum is also on the bill for that night.

You can find more information about David Childers Off the Record here.

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Super Ape tonight (5/28/11)

Posted By on Sat, May 28, 2011 at 9:25 AM

Super Ape Through programming and live instrumentation, Super Ape charges at the listener like a spider monkey (er, spider ape?) and draws them into a trance-like state. The music grooves without being monotonous — it’s a journey... one you definitely need to go on. $7/$10. Visulite Theatre.

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