It’s hard to be critical of a young singer-songwriter full of promise and fanfare. However, the world already has plenty of artists who can deftly balance the sad sack act with other, more tuneful spins on the folk tradition. If LeBlanc wants to have staying power, he’d be wise to dial down the weepiness and give himself a more aggressive kick in the up-tempo direction.
Suddenly there is the sound of a cracking whip guitar, slicing through the bright sunlight and out run a bunch of young bucks with flying hair and British accents. This is not KISS and this is not Motley Crue. This is The Treatment, a band causing humongous ripples everywhere they play opening THE TOUR.
Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd co-bill at the Verizon Amp, Charlotte, NC 8.3.12.
In a live setting, Van Etten rocks louder than listening to her albums alone would imply, while still maintaining a strong sense of intimacy with the audience. Several of her songs are dramatic builds to powerful moments that are captured in the studio recordings, but appear much bigger and louder on stage.
Widespread Panic will return to Charlotte for their 2nd annual New Year’s Eve performance at Time Warner Cable Arena on December 31, 2012. Tickets go on sale Friday September 14
Having established themselves in record time as one of the earth’s premier rock bands with their Gold-certified self-titled debut, Chickenfoot will be re-releasing their self-titled, "Chickenfoot," as a deluxe double
On an unusually pleasant August night, Perpetual Groove returned to Raleigh's Lincoln Theater for their second visit of 2012. With school not yet in session, the show was somewhat sparsely attended, but about 100 spirited fans still soaked up the band's dependable jam-rock sounds and blazing light show.