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Homegrown Charlotte acts to get to know before tonight’s CLTure Music Fest

Charlotte’s very own quasi-#Coachella is here: CLTure Music Fest.

Today, from 4 p.m. until 1 a.m., the CLTure Music Fest will bring some of the region’s “best indie bands and artists” to the area, as well as a selection of independently owned food, fashion and art vendors. The fun will go down on the Chop Shop’s indoor and outdoor stages.

Man Man, an experimental band from Philadelphia, and Desert Noises, a Utah-based indie-rock band, will be featured in the lineup as well.

A look into some local acts:

(1)  Late Bloomer

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Late Bloomer is a three-man band, with Joshua Robbins on bass, Neil Mauney on guitar and Scoot Wishart on the drums. Each member sings. Perfect for a punk indie vibe.

According to their Facebook page, they don’t have any specific influences. “We sound like no one,” the band wrote in their About Me section. “We create the music we want to create using lots of different influences.”

Their new album, “Things Change,” will drop on July 1.

Their sound.

(2) Pullman Strike

Pullman Strike is a “rock and roll band with a little bit of twang,” according to drummer Daniel Beckham.

At the fundamental level, it’s rock and roll. But since they’re from North Carolina, Beckham said they do draw from some country influence every once in a while. As one of the first acts on the main stage, they look forward to “getting an awesome party started.”

Pullman Strike’s lineup includes Beckham, Neil Mauney, Dan Smith, Wes Hamilton and Derek Young.

Similarities? Beckham said listeners would be able to hear similarities to the bands Uncle Toupelo and Whiskey Town, among others.

Check ’em out.

(3)  Rapper Shane and Elevator Jay

rapper shane

“I’m still awake when your day began,” sang Rapper Shane, in his new EP, “Graves.” Shane, formerly known as “Stranger Day,” is a local Charlotte rapper.

Elevator Jay has been making music in Charlotte since 2005. Check out his beats via his SoundCloud.

Rapper Shane and Elevator Jay frequently collaborate within the Charlotte scene.

Who else is playing? 

Raleigh-based indie-band the Love Language and electronic act Tow3rs; Charleston-based Susto; Asheville-based electronic duo RBTS Win and “psychedelic pop” rockers the Tills; and Charlotte-grown acts Miami Dice, Stereoloud and DJs Ahuf and Cody Hare will also perform at the event.

The music schedule:

– Modern Primitives: 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

– Pullman Strike: 5:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.

– Serfs: 5:50 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.

– Late Bloomer: 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

– T0W3RS: 7:10 p.m. to 7:50 p.m.

– RBTS WIN: 8 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.

– Susto: 8:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

– The Love Language: 9:40 p.m. to 10:25 p.m.

– Desert Noises: 10:35 p.m. to 11:20 p.m.

– Man Man: 11:45 p.m. to 12:45 a.m.

Outdoor Stage

– DJ AHUF in between sets: 4 p.m.

– Elevator Jay: 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

– STEREOLOUD: 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

– Rapper Shane: 6:55 p.m. to 7:25 p.m.

– Miami Dice: 7:35 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

– The Tills: 8:25 p.m. to 9:05 p.m.

All day passes cost $20.

Photos courtesy of CLTure, Late Bloomer / Facebook. 


Madysan Foltz

Madysan Foltz is the Northeast transplant to the CharlotteFive team interested  in social issues, (inter)national travel, entrepreneurship, live music, and Oxford  commas. Follow her on Twitter @MadysanFoltz.

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