Category: Show Reviews

Welcome To Rockville 2017 Recap

The World’s Loudest Month kicked off in spectacular fashion on April 29th and 30th with the Welcome to Rockville Festival in Jacksonville, Florida and their sister festival Fort Rock in Fort Myers, FL, boasting a record-breaking weekend with over 75,000 music fans over the two sites. Fuel The Scene Magazine was on-site a Welcome to ...

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Fuel the Scene 1st Anniversary Concert

Images by Terie Shaver and review by William Dibble of Panfocal Photography. April 15th is notable for several things. Most importantly, it is the date by which you must remember to do your taxes. Wait, that was a lie. Most importantly, April 15th 2017 was the one year anniversary of Fuel the Scene Magazine! Fuel ...

Reason Define Album Release Show

Show review by William Dibble, photography by Optical Explosion There are many things to like about shows at The Underground. It has a great local food presence, its close to Charlotte while avoiding a lot of the traffic snarls, and it has excellent parking, to boot. There’s also the amazing sound crew that operate the ...

Something Clever “Season of Light” Album Release Show at The Fillmore Underground in Charlotte, NC

Show review and photography by William Dibble of Panfocal Photography. The Fillmore sits on the outskirts of Charlotte amongst a compound of restaurants and other buildings, across from the Avidxchange Music Factory buildings. The Underground sits in front of the Fillmore proper, a low but large building. There is a sort of antechamber as one ...

Nonpoint at The Fillmore Underground in Charlotte, NC

Photography by Kevin McGee, show review by Rei Haycraft. In a wave of reunion and reinvention shows from music veterans, there are a few that rise to the top. Nonpoint drummer Robb Rivera and vocalist Elias Soriano formed the band in Fort Lauderdale, FL two decades ago and now they’ve hit the road with their ...

Music Therapy Benefit Bash at Queens University in Charlotte, NC

Photography by Terie Shaver. The Music Therapy Benefit Bash, created by Death of August’s guitarist and vocalist Helena Radeva as her senior project, was held on February 4th at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. The event was an interactive Service Learning Experience in which attendees had the opportunity to watch performances by local musicians, learn about ...

Review: Winter Rock Showcase

Show review and photography by Dakota Horbaczek. For the 11th year in a row, 105.9 The X, a local radio station in Pittsburgh, partnered with Hard Rock Cafe to hold the Winter Rock Showcase with a mission to help stimulate the local scene. The Winter Rock Showcase is a battle of the bands with a ...

Fleshgod Apocalypse, Arkona, The Agonist, Æther Realm, Raphuemet’s Well at Kings in Raleigh, NC

Show review and photography by William Dibble. There is a line gathering outside of 14 W Martin Street. To the casual observer, there’s nothing of interest there. The entrance to Kings is a nondescript door, with the back door on the opposite side of a store front. A staff member comes out of the entrance ...

Evanescence at The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC (SOLD-OUT)

Show review and photography by Rei Haycraft. For fans who have waited patiently for Evanescence’s return for over four years, it was not surprising that the alternative rock giants’ only North Carolina tour stop would sell out weeks before the show date. The night of the show fans lined up hours before doors opened—stretching far past ...

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Ghost at The Ritz in Raleigh, NC

Show review written by William Dibble. Photography by Rei Haycraft. On the night that the Swedish doom metal superstars Ghost graced the stage of The Ritz in Raleigh, NC the doors opened precisely on time, allowing the large crowd to quickly fill the venue. The lights went out, then slowly faded in with dim, violet ...