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QC Independent Radio (QCIR) is Charlotte's Independent Radio Voice. Online radio streaming 24/7 at QCIndependent.com, and a weekly podcast reviewing all things music, arts and creative in Charlotte.
QCIR also hosts QCIR Summer Sessions (#QCIRSS), which benefit local non-profits.
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Radio Lola - #QCIRss v2.7
Aug 6 15
Being in a rock band is no different than any other team atmosphere. You find the strengths and weaknesses of your team (band) mates, try to mold them together in ways that complement each other, and if it all works out, you have a total greater than the sum of it's parts. Sometimes, one of your members has an outstanding talent that you can't help but not to feature and build around. Charlotte-based Radio Lola is such an example.
A traditional four-piece outfit featuring Sean Nowak on drums, Kevin Snyder on bass, Chris Hendrickson on guitar and Dani Engle on vocals, Radio Lola brings a heavy soulful vibe to their brand of rock, which can range from swinging rock & roll to dark and stormy ballads. Radio Lola is driven by guitarist Chris Hendrickson, formerly of Red All Over, who has a swelling, roaring feedback-driven guitar sound; and lead vocalist Dani Engle, whose electric vocals can easily remind listeners of a young Janis Joplin. Hendrickson, who handles much of the songwriting duties, heard the gripping talent that Dani had as a lead singer, and knew he had to construct songs to showcase her singing.
Radio Lola was formed in August 2013 and is currently in the studio recording their debut album, Burden in Our Bones. They've played gigs all around Charlotte, and are gearing up for more shows after the album is released.
QC Independent Summer Sessions v2.7 featuring Radio Lola was recorded live at Davidson St. Public House on Sunday, July 26th. Proceeds from raffle ticket sales ben