This week GSTQC Music Festival brings us 3 days of the best up-and-coming bands you’ve never heard of. 

This Thursday marks Day 1 of the 5th Annual God Save The Queen City Music Festival (GSTQC). What started out in 2010 as a showcase of local live music at the...

Tales from the #BartBandit, as we look through his Instagram account

Earlier this summer, the #BartBandits caused controversy when they splashed painted images of Bart Simpson on the streetscapes of Plaza Midwood and NoDa. Two...

Southern Swagger at the Duke Mansion: 100 Years of money, power, and socialites

Built in 1915 in Myers Park, the Duke Mansion is one of Charlotte’s swankiest estates, steeped in a century of high society and shaped by 100 years of...

The State’s new scooter laws are stupid, here’s why

In case you missed it, new state legislation around moped regulations went into effect earlier this month and scooter-haters rejoiced and scooter-lovers...

Details on BABALU from owners Bill Latham and Al Roberts. Opens in February 2016 (19 photos)

Last week CBJ announced that BABALU, a tacos and tapas restaurant originally from Jackson, MS had leased the old Cantina 1511 space on East Blvd. Their goal is...

18 ways to spend your weekend days in Charlotte this summer  

Summer is here and the heat is on. It’s that time of year when Charlotteans start scattering to the beach and mountains at noon on Friday. If you happen to...

Celebrating 1 year of #InstaBeerUpCLT with creators Corri Smith and Amy Herman 

The craft-beer-Instagram-loving besties behind #InstaBeerUpCLT are celebrating it’s one-year birthday next Thursday at Unknown Brewing Company in South...

FreeMoreWest: 9 reasons to check it out now

In FreeMoreWest where West Morehead and Freedom intersect, just beyond the Panthers Stadium and under the 1-77 bridge, a really cool pocket of food, drink and...

How a Charlotte entrepreneur raised $11K+ on Kickstarter for a shower cap

First of all, let me just say, when Ted shared with me that a 30 year-old female entrepreneur in Charlotte had raised $11,000 on her Kickstarter campaign for a...

Saving the Brodt Building and sneak peek at Legion Brewing

Full Disclosure: Jay Levell, featured in this story, is my brother-in-law. Don’t tell my sister, but we may have had parts of this interview at the hospital...

Who’s the man behind Charlotte Squawks?

Charlotte Squawks, an annual parody play described as Broadway meets SNL, surprises me year after year. It’s one of those weird experiences where you’d...

The rise in popularity of beer cans and the local designers creating them  

Cans are more popular than ever. In just two short years, shelf space for cans at Good Bottle Co. has tripled prompting its owner Chris Hunt to...