Rapper Big Pooh is hitting the stage this Friday to kick the first Art of Cool Fest in Charlotte and he’s rocking the stage with Charlotte favorite Harvey Cummings. All band..no DJ! Interview below and then go to aocfestcharlotte.eventbrite.com to buy your tickets ASAP!!! You can also follow Mike Kitchen on social media on Facebook […]

The Queen’s Beard is an underground favorite that has made their mark in the Charlotte music scene. The band will be bringing their neo-soul, Hip-Hop, funk sound to Art of Cool Fest. They also plan to debut their new single, which they sang a little just for us on the spot and killed it! Check […]

Art of Cool Fest and The Sol Kitchen are teaming up to bring the annual festival to the Queen City and it’s shaping up to be fire!!  With an all star line up like local favorite and musical prodigy Harvey Cummings and DJ Fannie Mae being the only female DJ on the roster. The festival […]

The genre of neo-soul has been largely discounted by even the folks who made it popular. Why call it neo-soul when artists like India.Arie, Musiq,…

In the last week, we’ve heard a lot of talk about the struggles of people with addiction in the wake of singer Amy Winehouse’s death. Singer Bilal talked about the challenges entertainers face living their life in the spotlight during an interview with My92.7. He performs tonight at Tempo. “You’re living your life in the […]

This week, there’s an understated anticipation floating around in our studios as we await the opportunity to get our hands on brand new music from our beloved Natalie Stewart (aka “The Floacist”), formerly of the famed British neo-soul duo Floetry. She’s back after a lengthy four-year musical hiatus, a break she says was definitely needed […]

With four albums under his belt, Dwele’s fifth is shaping up to be more of the same.

Tune into Fly Ty weekdays to win tickets to Maxwell’s Charlotte performance. He will be at the Time Warner Cable Arena on June 29. His opening act is to be announced. The platinum-selling soul star added shows with Erykah Badu and Melanie Fiona to the 20 previously announced dates featuring Jill Scott. The 33 date […]

In all of my years of covering entertainment here, I have to say this is one of the biggest surprises. Maxwell is returning to Time Warner Cable Arena on June 29. That’s less than a year after he performed at the arena in October. Whoa! Charlotte rarely gets that kind of love from urban acts […]