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Creative Loafing

Creative Loafing

Creative Loafing was the generic title for a number of alternative weekly newspapers published initially in Atlanta, Georgia and then a number of other US cities between 1972 and 2012.

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Widespread Panic: Panic Attack: An Actual Rock Show Comes to Town!

Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Creative Loafing, 23 July 1994

DAVE SCHOOLS can't wait to get to Savannah. Neither can the rest of his band for that matter. Yes, even now the collective stomachs of ...

Pantera: A Place... And A Hard Rock

Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Creative Loafing, 6 July 1996

CL talks with Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul about The Great Southern Trendkill, their summer tour, and how these "cowboys from hell" ride the range in ...

The Black Crowes: Black Magic From The Amen Corner: The Black Crowes’ voodoo resurrection

Overview by Kandia Crazy Horse, Creative Loafing, 9 January 1999

Jesus of Nazareth Chris Robinson ain't. Some detractors drew a purely visual comparison along these lines in recent years, when the Black Crowes' singer/songwriter wore ...

Donny Hathaway: Half-life in the Bush of Ghosts: Come back, Donny

Retrospective by Kandia Crazy Horse, Creative Loafing, 17 April 1999

MY RECENT THEORY is that if the late soulman/scribe Donny Hathaway had been white he would be as (cult) famous as Cosmic American Gram Parsons; ...

And Now, For Something Completely Different

Comment by Mark Kemp, Creative Loafing, 11 May 2005

HAVING SERVED as The Charlotte Observer's entertainment editor for the past two and a half years, I've often picked up the latest issue of Creative ...

Drive-By Truckers: Confessions of a Trucker

Interview by Jason Gross, Creative Loafing, 16 November 2005

TRYING TO FIT in as the newbie in an established band is a weird, awkward, disorienting task – just ask Ron Wood what it was ...

Bonnie Raitt: Red Hot Mama

Profile by Jason Gross, Creative Loafing, 3 August 2006

ARE THERE ANY active old-school divas that we can still look up to? Cher? Retired. Tina Turner? Retired. Barbara Streisand? Her too. Joni Mitchell? Yep. ...

The Roots: They're A (Funky) American Band

Profile by Jason Gross, Creative Loafing, 5 October 2006

"WHAT KIND OF music do they play?" a Def Jam receptionist innocently asked, when queried about the Roots. Although self-classified as a rap group, the ...

Backstreet Boys, One Direction: Just me and the boybands…

Retrospective by Mark Kemp, Creative Loafing, 21 June 2012

IT WAS BEGINNING to get very surreal. For months we'd been broadcasting live out of a brand-new studio overlooking Times Square, first as MTV Live, ...

Madonna: Q: When will Madonna stop being relevant? A: When we stop asking if Madonna's still relevant.

Comment by Mark Kemp, Creative Loafing, 14 November 2012

WHEN MADONNA drolly announced to fans packed into the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24, that "we have a black Muslim in the ...

Madonna: Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC

Live Review by Mark Kemp, Creative Loafing, 16 November 2012

IF YOU WALKED away from the Madonna spectacle Thursday at Time Warner Cable Arena with only the image of the 54-year-old pop icon's ultra-fit ass ...

The Sonics' 'Witch' Craft: Huntersville Resident's 1960s Garage-Rock Band Invented Punk

Retrospective and Interview by Mark Kemp, Creative Loafing, 17 May 2017

WHEN MILD-MANNERED Rob Lind isn't on the links at Birkdale Golf Club with his wife Suzanne, or on his boat with his son Robbie during ...

Vadim Kolpakov, Madonna: Dance of the Roma: How a Russian Guitarist From Charlotte Wound up on Tour With Madonna

Profile and Interview by Mark Kemp, Creative Loafing, 28 March 2018

THE YEAR WAS 2008. Charlotte-based Russian guitar virtuoso Vadim Kolpakov was onstage in front of 60,000 Madonna fans packed into Park Izvor in Bucharest, Romania. ...

The Mighty Shamrocks: 'The Troubles' with Mickey: Local Singer Revisits the Wasteground of His Northern Ireland Youth

Retrospective and Interview by Mark Kemp, Creative Loafing, 16 May 2018

THE SINGER AND guitarist for the Mighty Shamrocks was packing up his gear one night after an early-'80s pub gig in the Bogside neighborhood of ...

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