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10 rising Charlotte bands you should know

Posted on 28 Feb 2012 by Justin Ruckman

Bryan Reed at Charlotte Viewpoint gives his take on the 10 most interesting up-and-coming Charlotte bands, including who they are and why there’s important.

Another year brings another crop of up-and-coming bands promising great things for a Charlotte music scene that is as restless as it is ambitious. From the next wave of adventurous punk bands to house-party garage rock favorites; from achingly beautiful folk-explorations to crisp, bright pop and every place between, Queen City music lovers have plenty to get excited about in 2012.

Here are 10 Charlotte-area bands worth keeping an eye on this year.

Who made the cut?

  • Deniro Farrar
  • Joint Damage
  • Junior Astronomers
  • Matrimony
  • Nö Pöwer
  • One Another
  • Paint Fumes
  • Serfs
  • Sunshone Still
  • Veda Woolf

Check his post for more information, and links to their websites.

Comments

  1. Bobby DeMuro 28 Feb 2012 at 5:11 PM

    Deniro Farrar, without a doubt — but what about Bettie Grind?!?! Man.….

  2. Jain 28 Feb 2012 at 8:05 PM

    what about fusebox poet

  3. Edward Granger 1 Mar 2012 at 7:03 PM

    I enjoy fusebox poet…

  4. stu 2 Mar 2012 at 6:40 PM

    as someone who goes to a lot of local shows in Charlotte, I feel like this person was going for obscure-for-obscurity’s-sake, only paying attention to one or two “scenes”, or just did a bandcamp search for charlotte. sorry but there are some much more talented bands than anything i’ve heard here. why is there nothing represented from the fairly strong jam, electronic, bluegrass, or blues scenes that are here?