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Chloe Gould

	The Summer Set released its latest album, “Legendary,” Tuesday with Fearless Records, the home of Plain White T’s.

Pop-punk aims for ‘Legendary’

It’s one of those bands that posted on a MySpace music page about a featured spot on PureVolume. The music is infectious, a high-pitched pop punk with lyrics to match, and the melodies make for the perfect opening spot to a semi-big-time headliner. Lead singer Brian Dales has played with the gel-sculpted faux-hawk and a popped jean jacket collar, and the whole act gets a big dose of cool points for their female drummer, Jess Bowen. But still, in six official years in the mix, The Summer Set hasn’t broken through the undiscovered bubble — they’ve had some small-time success, but no paparazzi. Bowen and the boys are putting the power in the name now, though, and switching things up in a new full-length: “Legendary,” released Tuesday. The Summer Set has long released EPs and albums on Razor & Tie, a label out of New York that represents an eclectic list of artists: Madina Lake, Saves the Day and The Wiggles, just to name a few. In its latest release, however, the band has switched to Fearless Records, a much more fitting group of names.

	Kevin Harrison, the lead singer of Broken Compass Society, graduated from USC in 2009.

USC grad travels ‘Road to Roo’

Scroll over to the community section and down two rows to the musicians. A band built in the Craigslist classifieds section doesn’t sound like the makeup for musical success, but Broken Compass Society has come together in the most unconventional, online way. Kevin Harrison graduated from USC in 2009, and after a brief stint at a desk job, he moved to Charlotte and began playing as a solo artist.

	Chris Young joked and talked with the crowd in between songs.

Chris Young turns up Carolina country

He ran out from behind the Carolina Coliseum stage like it was the corner of Williams-Brice, his cowboy boots to the concrete and a garnet and black Connor Shaw jersey on his back. The crowd was divided down the middle, the right yelling, “Save Water” and the left screaming back, “Drink Beer” — a makeshift “Game! Cocks!” chant — midway through the country crooner’s opening song.

Country crooner to perform at Coliseum

He takes the stage with a black cowboy hat and his baritone love ballads — the perfect songs for a good country concert sway. Chris Young, most famous for his single “Tomorrow,” is a Southern boy from just outside of Nashville, Tenn.

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