Videos

Sunday, June 4, 2017

NEW VIDEO: Kevin 'Mercury' Carter Delivers a Jaw-Dropping Visual Delight in 'The Commencement'

Posted By on Sun, Jun 4, 2017 at 10:42 AM


When we talked to Kevin Carter for CL's April 5 cover story, he told us he was working on a sprawling video accompaniment to songs from his first EP, Temple.

"I'm doing video for four of the songs, but it will be just one film — kind of like Beyoncé did with Lemonade: multiple songs, one video," Carter told us. "I've already purchased white backdrops that I painted myself. And I'm very excited about it."

In fact, we talked to the videographer recently at Hattie's Tap and Tavern, and he said Carter not only purchased backdrops but also had very specific ideas on his self-designed clothing and each lush location. "Infinitely thankful for Grapejugo and his astounding cinematography on this film," Carter writes of the video on his Facebook page. "Truly hope I made you all proud. Please enjoy, share, repost, comment, everything."

There are no words sufficient to describe the spectacle you'll see in "The Commencement of Mercurycarter." From the Gregorian-like choral music at the beginning, to Carter's multi-octave vocal range throughout, to the outfits Carter has created for each scene and the lush and ancient location shots he's chosen, many shot in South Carolina, this is a work of an unusually gifted and visionary artist. We maintain you'll be hearing plenty more from Mercury Carter.

Right now, you just need to watch the video.


Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Thursday, June 1, 2017

VIDEO PREMIERE: Black Linen Literally Rocks the House in "Hey DJ."

Posted By on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 1:48 PM

You read the story of Charlotte rapper Black Linen in the Feb. 23 issue of Creative Loafing. Now take a first look at Black Linen's brand new video, "Hey DJ," featuring Charlotte rapper NiGE Hood (and a little nod to James Brown). You'll see an all-star cast of Charlotte musicians and artists — including DJ SPK, nightlife guru Oba Amitabha and many others — doing what Charlotte does best: throwing a hell of a party!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

VIDEO: Watch The Menders Unveil a New Song, "Pass It On"

Posted By on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 4:20 PM


Last week I headed out to Bessemer City to catch up with The Menders, whose new album, Nina, comes out this week. You can check out the band's newest song, "Pass It On" — scheduled to appear on Nina's followup —  in this video. And head over to Freeman's Pub in Gastonia this Friday at 10 p.m. for Nina's release party. Oh, and don't miss my story on The Menders in this week's Creative Loafing, which hits racks all across the Charlotte area on Wednesday, March 15.



Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Watch Charlotte's Sinners & Saints Sing Sweet Harmonies

Posted By on Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 12:42 PM


On the cover of Creative Loafing Charlotte this week: Pat Moran writes about Mark Baran and Perry Fowler of the Charlotte acoustic duo Sinners & Saints. Check out his video clip of them doing what they do best: harmonizing on a sweet country-folk tune.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Friday, January 13, 2017

CL catches Travis Phillips of Charlotte's Modern Primitives in the act of imitating Yoda

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Creative Loafing stumbled into Charlotte grit-rockers Modern Primitives — drummer Phillip Gripper, bassist Tim Nhu and front man Travis Phillips — on the back patio at Common Market in Plaza Midwood Thursday night.

The guys were in mid-PBR consumption when we caught Phillips in the act of imitating Yoda from the Youtube clip "SEAGULLS! (Stop It Now)," the Bad Lip Reading spoof of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back that apparently everybody but your humble correspondent has seen.

For comparison, we've submitted a pair of videos — Phillips' imitation, and the original. Decide for yourself how well our guy did:





Tags: ,

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

[Untitled] w/ Lara Americo, Episode 7, Part II

Posted By on Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 12:49 PM

Maf Maddix at The Last Word, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

[Untitled] w/ Lara Americo, Episode 7, Part I

Posted By on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 11:18 AM

Rapper Maf Maddix seems to do it all. On the latest episode of [Untitled] with Lara Americo, his jazz-tinged rhymes filled The Last Word like plumes of smoke in a speakeasy, seeping into the old books on the shelves.

But Maf lacks one skill: Playing checkers. While he can cast a spell when rapping about inequality and hardship, he is no match for my board game.

In this week’s episode, Maf and I have a friendly yet competitive checkers match while digging into the power of words. 

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

[Untitled] w/ Lara Americo, Episode 6, Part II

Posted By on Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 10:08 AM

This week’s episode of [Untitled] with Lara Americo is an ode to the first day of spring, which officially started on Sunday. The band Death of August plays their original song, “Equinox.” Vocalist Helena Radeva and guitarist Amirah Brunache give us a killer riff a la Guns 'n' Roses and take us on their heavy metal-soaked odyssey.

Tags: , , , ,

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

[Untitled] w/ Lara Americo, Episode 6, Part I

Posted By on Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 7:01 AM

There’s a thrilling disconnect between seeing and hearing the band Death of August. You may hear a solid combination of rhythm and lead guitar with heavy drums that rival a seasoned metal band, but you see two teenagers that still need to do Algebra homework after a show.

Soft-spoken vocalist and guitarist Helena Redeva balances high school life with her lead singer duties. Her bandmate, guitarist Amirah Brunache sighs at this. “You’re probably the coolest one in high school,” says Amirah, although she can shred on her guitar, red hair tips bouncing with each head bang. It’s safe to say both of them make their schoolhouse rock.

On this week’s [Untitled] with Lara Americo, two petite teenagers melt our faces. There are no whimsical Taylor Swift covers here.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

[Untitled] w/ Lara Americo, Episode 4, Part II

Posted By on Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 7:00 AM

It seems musicians Albert Strawn and Derrick Hines of Bless These Sounds Under the City were transported from a past life, where music had a pure, wandering soul. This duo may have been a pair of troubadours from the 11th century, traveling singers that were croning about chilvalry and courtly love. While this duo seems ripped from the past, a lottery ticket on the refridgerator told me they were firmly in the present and future. Albert, munching on a bag of hard ginger candy, said he hopes he and Derrick will strike it big. Their music in this episode of [Untitled] with Lara Americo tells me they are already on their way.

Tags: , , , , ,

Recent Comments

© 2017 Womack Newspapers, Inc.
Powered by Foundation