Jared AllenManaging Editor
Jared is a passionate journalist and avid music listener living in Charlotte, NC. He enjoys live music, long car rides with Kellin Quinn and trips to the local record store, even though he still doesn't own a turntable in fear that his roommates will evict him.
Benjamin RobsonManaging Editor/Photo Coordinator
As a photo journalist with more than 2 months experience, he’s worked with The Charlotte Observer, Alternative Press, Fueled by Ramen, CLTure.org, and himself. Currently attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte obtaining a BS BA in Management Information Systems with a Minor in Religious Studies.
Patrick is a recent UNC Charlotte grad, and a current copywriter and music blogger. He's written music previews, reviews and artist profiles for CLTure.org, Hive Music and the Niner Times. Patrick enjoys making stupid puns, hanging out with friends, discovering new synth rock bands and spending too much time listening to pop rock from the early 2000s.
My name is Andrés Alvarado, but you can call me Andy. Born and raised in New York City. I'm a fervent New York Mets fan and soccer fan (go Barcelona!). I love to travel. I have an amazing wife, who's my best friend and supports all my goals. I'm a concert buff and I got into concert photography back in 2012 by chance after taking a few lousy pictures of Aerosmith. Since then I try to attend as many shows as I can and just improve on my live music photography skills. Currently I'm living in Atlanta, which is a nice change from the harsh winters of New York.
Commonly mistaken as Princess Elsa, from Frozen, I like to spend my time singing along to melodies of the century, and galloping around on my noble steed with my sidekick, Sir Zeddward, in towe. Now I may not sound like Elsa but I have her spirit to sing, okay more like scream, along to “Let It Go” five times a week. Other than my Disney obsession, I enjoy listening to new up-coming bands, or relieve memory lane with a good ol’ tune from my pastime. For my love of music is one thing, another is photography. Being able to study my passion of photography has been incredible. I love to photograph, and to be fortunate enough to photograph wonderful shows, and listen to some sweet music at the same time is a dream!
A southern, self-proclaimed urban photographer from Asheville, NC. With a rough upbringing, the struggle was always at his doorstep. However, this did not phase him. His struggle fueled his passion to capture the beauty within it. Being a non-believer in limitations, he also finds himself photographing concerts, promotional events, modeling assignments, and more. In addition to digital he has a background in film photography, which gives him a unique perspective on subjects, a perspective some call cinematic.