• The Dog-Hearted: Curtin’s Debut Album & Tour

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    They say New York is the city where dreams come true. While most of us may have lost faith in that movie fantasy, Austin Nelson and Jason Rueger may have proved that cliché can still hold some merit; even if [...]

  • Heyrocco upd8 #2 Black Future

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    hey david sorry i havent gotten a chance to catch you up on things, its been a rather busy month but i say that with a smile. I’d like it if you just shared this as is. I find it [...]

  • Dave Stone: The Wonder Down Yonder Tour

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    Dave Stone is an LA-based comedian originally from Atlanta, GA. This fall he is returning to tour across the southeast, where he developed his chops as a working comic. Dave have appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, [...]

  • In Review: Fall for Greenville 2014

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    I got the feeling I was part of something special Saturday as a good chunk of Charleston’s music scene took over Fall for Greenville — from up-and-comers Volcanoes in the Kitchen opening the main stage at noon, to Holy City [...]

  • New Music From Atlas Road Crew

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    Voices by Atlas Road Crew Atlas Road Crew claim Charleston, SC as their home-base, but they’ve seen much more of the inside of their van over the past two years than Folly Beach or Sullivan’s Island. Their new song “Voices” [...]

News

WUSC Wednesdays: Asaf Avidan

WUSC Wednesdays: Asaf Avidan

The first time I listened to Asaf Avidan I was confused. I assumed Asaf was a man’s name, so when I clicked on the link from NPR to listen, I was surprised to hear what sounded like a woman’s voice. [...]

Heyrocco UK Tour Diary 1

Heyrocco UK Tour Diary 1

Just ‘smashed a doobie’ they call it here. LOL London is really something. It feels like a weird Spinal Tap spin off of NYC, in terms of classic rock education. We left Charleston on Wednesday afternoon and have been here [...]

WUSC Wednesdays: Sukierae

WUSC Wednesdays: Sukierae

This week’s Diagnosis features Tweedy–a father/son band out of Chicago. When Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy first set out to make a solo album, he enlisted his son Spencer to play drums just for rehearsals and demoing. But as Spencer, 18, [...]

WUSC Wednesdays: This Is All Yours

WUSC Wednesdays: This Is All Yours

Let us rejoice! For alt-J hath finally bestowed a new album upon us! This week brought us the release of This Is All Yours, which means an immediate feature on the Diagnosis before this highly-anticipated gem goes top 40 and [...]

Show Reviews

Corbett Alexander play Conundrum

Corbett Alexander play Conundrum

If you’ve never been to Conundrum Music Hall in West Columbia, you’re missing out on a tiny shack in a big grassy lot that’s full of great music. And that may not seem that great, but let me tell you [...]

Show Review: Brave Baby Returns Home to Charleston

Show Review: Brave Baby Returns Home to Charleston

After embarking on a Fall tour earlier this September, accompanying The Weeks, Brave Baby finally reached Charleston last Friday night. Or rather, stopped in at the Music Farm before continuing through the southeast for their own headlining dates. Before detailing [...]

In Review: Mountain Song Festival 2014

In Review: Mountain Song Festival 2014

If you are taking a trip from Greenville in the fall on Highway 276 and you take a right near Table Rock, it takes you up to Caesars Head. It is a great place to stand and breathe in the [...]

D Planet Rock Despite Underwhelming Crowd

D Planet Rock Despite Underwhelming Crowd

Sunday night at Art Bar was my fourth time seeing Diarrhea Planet in the last year. Granted two of those were absolutely insane SXSW sets and one was a wild birthday show with Junior Astronomers in Charlotte, but I feel [...]

Concert Previews

Michael Flynn Album Release at Charleston Music Hall

Michael Flynn Album Release at Charleston Music Hall

Face in the Cloud by Michael Flynn The last time Michael Flynn performed his music on stage at Charleston Music Hall it was a concert filled with sentimental and reminiscent moments as his band Slow Runner bid farewell. Michael Flynn [...]

The Tarlatans

The Tarlatans Release New Album with fine Supporting Bands

Once The Tarlatans announced they’d be recording their new EP with Jay Clifford at Hello Telescope studio in Charleston, SC the writing was on the wall that they’d be releasing potentially their finest material to date. For The Tarlatans first [...]

Yosef Bids Farewell to Columbia

Yosef Bids Farewell to Columbia

Moment – Yosef & Caroline Glaser by Yosef Even at his relatively young age, Joseph “Hunter” Duncan has been a long time staple of the Columbia music scene. In his mid-teens he shone with potential, with snarling yelps and adolescent [...]

Say Anything and The Front Bottoms Visit Charlotte

Say Anything and The Front Bottoms Visit Charlotte

Say Anything/The Front Bottoms/So So Glos/You Blew It! play Amos Southend in Charlotte, NC June 21, 2014. The last time I saw three of the bands on this bill I was in Austin, Texas for SXSW. For Say Anything that [...]

New Music

American Gun Find Rock n Roll Roots

American Gun Find Rock n Roll Roots

Promised Youth by American Gun On their new six track EP American Gun leave their alt country beginning in the past, turning back to the rock n roll that members Todd Mathis and Noel Rodgers played prior to American Gun. [...]

[New Music] Avi Jacob-Pickup Truck

[New Music] Avi Jacob-Pickup Truck

Charleston folk artist Avi Jacob started out 2014 with a 7 song album titled So Hard to Reach You. The record is a beautifully dark collection of confessional songs, mostly dealing with Jacob’s relationships and with the passing of his [...]

[New Music] Stream the New ET Anderson

[New Music] Stream the New ET Anderson

Last night I told my roommate that I think ET Anderson might catch. He had been listening to the new album non-stop and spoke high words of praise, and I agree. Mr. Puza also pointed out that the stylings of [...]

Album Reviews

Album Review: Methodist Girls by Nathan K

Album Review: Methodist Girls by Nathan K

These days I’m trying to live like Balzac. Honoré de Balzac was a French writer famous for his irregular sleeping schedule- going to sleep at 7 pm, “like the chickens” to wake at 1 am, working through the night, give or take [...]

Album Review: ACADEMIA_

Album Review: ACADEMIA_

Under the confidently capitalized title ACADEMIA_, Columbia-based producer/EDM artist Tyler Matthews crafts baby-smooth electronic climes with a similarly absolute, and well-justified, confidence. With drum-tight production, the innocuous tones and clean, sure rhythms of his seven-track debut release are wielded with a pleasant [...]

WUSC Wednesdays: Here And Nowhere Else

WUSC Wednesdays: Here And Nowhere Else

April 1 brought the release of Cloud Nothings’ Here And Nowhere Else and as expected, it is angst-ridden and full of energy. This album, particularly the first few tracks, feels like a crush. The moments of tension, longing, hope, embarrassment, [...]

WUSC Wednesdays: Gotta Be That Midwest Love

WUSC Wednesdays: Gotta Be That Midwest Love

Just over a year ago, a friend turned me on to Mike Golden & Friends–a rollicking crew from the greater Chicago area. I was blown away by the intensity and passion within each song I listened to, and had the [...]

Videos

Watch Cloud Nothings New Video Directed by Jordan Blackmon

Watch Cloud Nothings New Video Directed by Jordan Blackmon

In conjuction with the announcement of their world tour, Cloud Nothings debuted the video for their song “Now Hear In,” from their latest album Hear and Nowhere Else. The video was directed by Toro y Moi guitarist and Fork and [...]

Video Premiere: Mt. Plastic-Swimming Lessons

Video Premiere: Mt. Plastic-Swimming Lessons

From the ashes of much loved Peedee post-rock band The Dirty White has risen a new post-punk band fronted by Dirty White guitarist Josh McDowell. Formed in early 2014, thus far the band has focused their energy on live shows [...]

Watch Stunning New Susto Video

Watch Stunning New Susto Video

After some home town dates and a couple of dates opening for Band of Horses, Susto is now in the midst of a nationwide tour that currently has Justin Osborne camping lakeside somewhere in California. Out supporting his debut album [...]

Honor the Father Wins Big at Indie Grits

Honor the Father Wins Big at Indie Grits

What we’ve learned over the past couple of years is that when The Restoration does something, they do it really well. From the bands first performance donning retro garb that matched the early theme of their music, they’ve found ways [...]

Comedy

Liza Dye Returns Home and to the Stage.

Liza Dye Returns Home and to the Stage.

Earlier this year tragedy struck New York comedian (and South Carolina native) Liza Dye when she was hit by a subway train and nearly lost a leg. Liza’s story spread quickly within the comedy community, and gained national attention when [...]

Rory Scovel performing a feature set at No Expectations Comedy

World Famous Upstater Rory Scovel Returns to Greenville

Local comedy hero Rory Scovel is returning to South Carolina for a pair of shows in Greenville. Rory is a native of the upstate who first performed in Spartanburg, before moving on to Washington, DC and New York to develop [...]

Giveaways

The Tarlatans

The Tarlatans Release New Album with fine Supporting Bands

Once The Tarlatans announced they’d be recording their new EP with Jay Clifford at Hello Telescope studio in Charleston, SC the writing was on the wall that they’d be releasing potentially their finest material to date. For The Tarlatans first [...]

[Ticket Giveaway] Arts and Draughts Friday Night

[Ticket Giveaway] Arts and Draughts Friday Night

Arts and Draughts Friday night with Banditos/Bo White Y Su Orquesta/Stagbriar/Shallow Palace Facebook Event When it comes to Columbia’s signature events Arts and Draught’s is one of the city’s finest. Once every quarter the Columbia Museum of Art fills up [...]

Conor Oberst + Dawes at Charleston Music Hall

Conor Oberst + Dawes at Charleston Music Hall

Conor Oberst + Dawes May 11 at Charleston Music Hall Tickets Dawes is the most unassuming popular rock band out there these days and it’s refreshing. Frontman Taylor Goldsmith downplays being considered by some as one of the top songwriters [...]