CLT Area Spotlight w/ Jacob Belk of Gluum & The Fentons: 2021 at “The Gluumy Prom”

Question for you; what happens when one song, or style of music, “accidently” fits over another? How does it happen at those weird moments of mistaken genius when one song gets played over another, like having the radio on while having a favorite track as a ringtone blaring, and suddenly a listener captured a particular … More CLT Area Spotlight w/ Jacob Belk of Gluum & The Fentons: 2021 at “The Gluumy Prom”

CLT Area Spotlight w/ Brenden Sica: From the Moonman Sessions to QC2020

Without an imagination, Music would cease to exist in any form. As a guide, music is the road that helps pull listeners from the material world into a sort of spiritual or metaphysical space, taking them to individually inspired worlds, scenes, and separate lives. Some forms of music make that task easier. Lyrical tracks use … More CLT Area Spotlight w/ Brenden Sica: From the Moonman Sessions to QC2020

CLT Area Spotlight w/ Blacksmith Sundays: Toonami Beats & Christmas on Sundays – 12/18/2020

In the late 90’s to the early 2000’s, anime in America was still under-looked to a certain extent. Today’s mainstream appeal took a lot of constant push before modern media would start to get the message, and the roots, including the VHS’s found at your local Blockbuster, FYE, or Suncoast, where either on early in … More CLT Area Spotlight w/ Blacksmith Sundays: Toonami Beats & Christmas on Sundays – 12/18/2020

CLT Area Spotlight w/ The Penitentials Self-Titled EP – 12/11/2020

Like with many of us at the beginning of March, April 3rd wasn’t much of a thought, aside from the idea that it, like many of the weekends at a local venue here in CLT, it’d be business as usual for musicians and fans; go in, heat up, and live loud to both new & … More CLT Area Spotlight w/ The Penitentials Self-Titled EP – 12/11/2020

BadCameo’s “Pink Leather”, Fear Until Fury’s “Concrete”, & Sunday Boxing’s “Your Ghost”: Singles Review

Hey All! In the light of what’s going on currently around the world, with local artists constantly releasing bits here and there out of the studio, RF20XX will be following the crumbs along the way with the reviews to follow, culminating in collection send-ups! Look forward to these along our full album reviews, to be … More BadCameo’s “Pink Leather”, Fear Until Fury’s “Concrete”, & Sunday Boxing’s “Your Ghost”: Singles Review

Todd Johnson & The Revolvers Break The Silence with “Use Some Company”: EP Review

In the current age of masks, social-distancing, and Zoom Meet-ups, it’s easy to feel a loss of connection with one another. Music, however, has always had the effect of bringing audiences closer to the artists that carefully craft the sound, no matter the actual distance between. In that light, Todd Johnson has always held down … More Todd Johnson & The Revolvers Break The Silence with “Use Some Company”: EP Review

Late Night Special Navigates Thru Turbulent Times with “Halfway To Somewhere”: Album Review

With a little Rock, a little Funk, and a whole lot of Soul, Late Night Special is a band that captivates through their loose definition of what style they belong to, vying instead to play to what feels good musically. Leading the pack of five well-rounded musicians, with the occasional opening for horn & piano … More Late Night Special Navigates Thru Turbulent Times with “Halfway To Somewhere”: Album Review

Charlotte Area & East Coast Nerdcore Pays Tribute to a JRPG Giant: Omega Sparx/SWATS’s “Buster Sword Cypher” – Single Review

It’s hard to believe that at this moment, 22 years have passed since the release of the one game that brought Squaresoft, now Square Enix, to the front of the conversation in the new era of 3D graphics on what was then a revolution in presentation, gameplay, and storytelling over in North America; the game … More Charlotte Area & East Coast Nerdcore Pays Tribute to a JRPG Giant: Omega Sparx/SWATS’s “Buster Sword Cypher” – Single Review

“Maximal” Effort Is Given by Empty Atlas in Their 2020 Entry: Single Review

As the Live Music world has ground to a temporary halt, in most, if not all cases, artists are making the most of it. With tours cancelled, the outside energy has been cut off, in a way. The roar of the crowd, the constant waves of influence, these are things that even the smallest grouping … More “Maximal” Effort Is Given by Empty Atlas in Their 2020 Entry: Single Review

Wilma Wages War Against The Darkness with “Rot”: Single Review

If one were to chronical the time period we’re living in now, especially within the Charlotte region, it’s both a time of anxiety, patience, and meditation. Wherever you look online with many of our area’s artists, day and night you’ll find that struggle being channeled through live stream concerts, pop-up sessions, and in general a … More Wilma Wages War Against The Darkness with “Rot”: Single Review