Something Clever: Season of Light Review

“Snake oil” is the common term for an ointment or medication that does nothing, but is advertised as a cure. Despite opening with the track entitled “Snake Oil,” Something Clever’s full-length album, Season of Light, is no false medication. With many similarities to AFI, My Chemical Romance, and other headliners of the emo-punk movement of the ...

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Behind The Scenes Interview: The Reticent’s “The Decision” Music Video

What was your creative vision for this music video? CHRIS: “The Decision” is a rather straight-forward moment in the narrative of the whole album so the visuals needed to reflect the statements and actions in the song. With the video, I wanted to be able to show Eve’s struggle, torment, but also show her warmth. ...

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 ...

Carolina Rebellion Returns to Charlotte, NC for 7th Annual Festival

SOUNDGARDEN, DEF LEPPARD AND AVENGED SEVENFOLD LEAD MONSTER ENERGY CAROLINA REBELLION LINEUP FOR 7TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL MAY 5, 6 AND 7, 2017 AT ROCK CITY CAMPGROUNDS AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN CHARLOTTE, NC PRESALE TICKETS, LAYAWAY PACKAGES, AS WELL AS VIP, HOTEL, AND CAMPING PACKAGES AVAILABLE NOW Soundgarden (Friday), Def Leppard (Saturday) and Avenged Sevenfold ...

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 ...

Resistance 13: The Ocular Truth Review

Formed back in 2011 and currently residing in Wheeling WV, Resistance 13 is a band that comes with a message. The message is that music doesn’t just save lives but invigorates life itself by changing a point of view and inspiring others. Not only does their music enlighten those who listen, but their infectious sound ...

Codex Obscura: HTSD Review

In the realm of death metal, there are many, many different genres. There are groups like Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth, and other “symphonic” bands. There also exists a more traditional subset of death metal, occupied by the likes of bands like Alterbeast, Zenith Passage, and Origin. Holy Teachings of Self Defeat, by local Raleigh ...

Interview With Black Box Warning

DJ Thorne (CRIM Radio) Interviews Black Box Warning: Mike Massions (Guitar), Dave Ruyle (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals) , Jared Ruyle (Drums) and Kasey Schwemmer (Bass.) THORNE: Thanks for taking time to talk with us tonight I know it’s a little crazy… we appreciate it. When CRIM Radio asked me to get on a plane I was pretty ...

Aittala “American Nightmare” Review

Aittala is a band that actually has quite a long history. Mainman Eric Aittala began writing songs and performing under this moniker back in the ‘90s and went through several stints with different bands before finally deciding to make his namesake project his sole focus in 2009.  American Nightmare is the fourth full-length album to ...

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