I walked into the Lincoln Theatre, not knowing what I was getting myself into. I have been to plenty of live music events before but never at this once movie theater turned live music venue in Downtown Raleigh. I was there to see Alejandro Aranda, better known as Scarypoolparty. The self-taught musician and American Idol [...]
20 years ago, Raleigh opened a new home for entertainment in the Triangle, dubbed the Entertainment and Sports Arena (E.S.A.) before becoming the RBC Center and, now, PNC Arena. I've experienced so many amazing things at the E.S.A. throughout the past 20 years and narrowed it down to my top five. Needless to say, it [...]
It all started with American Idol. Then a follow on Twitter and Instagram. And then listening to his music. From then on, I've become a big fan of Elijah Lu - better known as just Lijah. Hailing from California, Lijah competed on Seasons 11 and 12 of Idol, making it pretty far in the competition. [...]
From American Idol, to talented singer-songwriter, here's a feature on Sanni. The 23-year-old artist from Texas was raised by parents who are originally from Tanzania and Kenya. According to his bio, he began filming himself doing cover tunes at 14, garnering hundreds of thousands of views. Sanni captured the eyes of America in 2013 when [...]
1. Pack Swim/Dive Champs...Again N.C. State Swimming and Diving completed a sweep of the men's and women's ACC Championships in dominant fashion the past couple weeks. In case you missed it, I wrote a piece on my first ever experience at the ACCs supporting the team and my friend Justin Ress. Check it out here! [...]
This week’s artist spotlight is on Suriel Hess. Beyond having a freaking awesome name (pronounced “surreal” by the way), Hess is an exceptionally talented artist. From writing and producing his own music, to even singing his to-go orders, this guy can do it all. The 20-year old Oregonian is known for his widely popular YouTube videos that [...]
It’s about time I brought “New Music Monday” back, isn’t it? For this one, I’m revisiting an artist I first told you about in 2015.