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 Uncovering the local music scene in Charlotte, NC. 

May 20, 2020

This month host Matthew Ablan speaks with Rahsaan Lacey, bassist for The L.A. Maybe about his online series the Quarantine Music Masterclass. The two talk about how the QMM came about, who it caters to, the topics it covers and what the future holds as the quarantine is...


May 14, 2020

This month Matthew heads to Albemarle, NC to speak with musician/teacher/producer Braden Hardwood. This multi-instrumentalist is also a talented teacher, songwriter and producer. His music is straight up rock with a little southern flair thrown in for good measure. You can find Braden on Facebook and


Apr 25, 2020

The Corona Files is an extra episode of the Queen City Music Podcast which focuses on how the Corona Virus and subsequent quarantine/lock-down has affected local Charlotte, NC musicians. 

In this 1st installment of The Corona Files host Matthew Ablan speaks with Mike Graci - drummer, small business owner and regional...


Apr 2, 2020

This month Matthew speaks with the power trio Irrashional which features Payton Velligan - vocals/bass/keys, Patrick Dukes - guitar/vocals, Christian Sturt - drums/vocals. The group talk about the difficulties of being a young band, what got them into classic rock, the band's song writing process and their newest EP


Mar 1, 2020

This month Matthew speaks with rap artist Royal City LiF. The pair discuss his new recording MORE.MAJOR, the creative process, the Hip Hop scene in Charlotte and the Royal City Collective. Follow Royal City LiF on Instagram, Facebook and