• [Ticket Giveaway] Arts and Draughts Friday Night

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    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 [...]

  • The Red Door Tavern finds Comedy. Comedy finds The Red Door Tavern.

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    For the past few years, The Red Door Tavern has been the home for stand-up comedy in Columbia. Originally known as The Garden Deli when they first opened in 2011, they completely revamped in 2012 and expanded into a full [...]

  • NC Comic Joe Zimmerman’s Half Hour to Debut on Comedy Central

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    North Carolina Comic Joe Zimmerman has had an amazing year. In the past twelve months, he has performed on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Last Comic Standing, and this Friday night, his [...]

  • Kat’s Corner – (I only mention Fleetwood Mac twice this week)

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    Don’t call it a comeback. It’s me. Reporting live from Nashville, TN which looks cool on TV but is actually just as hot and humid as the rest of the South. We’re still 40-ish days away from the start of College Football, [...]

  • Soundwaves: Summer is “Waning”

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    I’ve gotten the lovely opportunity to meet and converse with some Charleston musicians recently including some pretty amazing, go-getting soul-searching folk meets 90′s alt meets classic rock locals like Dominic and Sean Kelly of  A Fragile Tomorrow and Matt Megrue [...]

News

Kari's Summer Jams - 7/23/14

Kari’s Summer Jams – 7/23/14

Back in the habit, Got some new jams for y’all! I was going to post this Sunday, but I was very turnt in Greenville in a Quality Inn that was not quite quality. I couldn’t let it hold me down [...]

Soundwaves: Roadtrippin'

Soundwaves: Roadtrippin’

Summer is stifling a yawn. The mid-afternoon murky mirage has swept our lives into a hypnotic daze that has left us trapped. Enticing heatwaves simmer in the distance, steaming off asphalt in a desert-like glory that only late July temperatures [...]

Kat's Corner: An Introduction

Kat’s Corner: An Introduction

So, it’s been a minute. David and I agreed that I needed something other than summer/winter jamz…besides, Bakari’s got that on lock. Kat’s Corner – coming to you live from Nashville (not the TV show). I just got a new [...]

Soundwaves: Chasing the Rain amidst summer sunshine

Soundwaves: Chasing the Rain amidst summer sunshine

Charleston has a budding music scene and a lot of hidden talent that hops from small venue to small venue without ever getting much attention. Grayson Little is one of those acts, a local guitarist/drummer/singer/songwriter who plays bars when he [...]

Show Reviews

Show Review: Shakey Graves at the Charleston Pour House

Show Review: Shakey Graves at the Charleston Pour House

The beginning of Shakey’s story can be found around a campfire in the wilderness of a backcountry music festival. As his friends sat happily enjoying the innate mystic warmth of the fire, something lurked in the shadows. There appeared a [...]

[Show Review] Sea Wolf Mutiny/Susto/Grey Spy/Billy Ferguson

[Show Review] Sea Wolf Mutiny/Susto/Grey Spy/Billy Ferguson

For me this was a show of mixed emotions. As Susto kicked off their nationwide summer tour in support they started by playing three South Carolina dates including a kickoff show in Charleston at The Royal American, then onto Columbia, [...]

[Show Review] Frank Turner at New Brookland Tavern

[Show Review] Frank Turner at New Brookland Tavern

View more photos from Sean Rayford and this Frank Turner show. I felt like an impostor at the Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls show Sunday night at New Brookland Tavern. As the show was well sold out I heard [...]

The 1975

[Show Review] The 1975 at The Music Farm

Photos and words by Alexis Schwaillier For being someone who enjoys talking about music, I have never thought about a show in terms of anything but photography. I can tell you I had fun, and I liked it. Or that [...]

Concert Previews

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 [...]

Jukebox the Ghost Play Charleston Pour House Tonight

Jukebox the Ghost Play Charleston Pour House Tonight

Stream “The Great Unknown” by Jukebox The Ghost Exclusively on Spotify RSVP Here There’s no cure for the post-weekend Monday blues like Blue Moon and Brooklyn’s Jukebox the Ghost all for free at Charleston Pour House as part of the [...]

The Felice Brothers Play Charlotte and Charleston

The Felice Brothers Play Charlotte and Charleston

The Felice Brothers play Drumstrong Music Festival Saturday May 17 in Charlotte and May 18 at Charleston Pourhouse Charleston Ticket Info On the heels of their new album Favorite Waitress due out on Dualtone Records June 17 in the states, [...]

New Music

The Warm Embrace of a Compilation

The Warm Embrace of a Compilation

Aaron Graves helped me to love my music scene again. His battle with an inoperable brain tumor has been well documented thus far, both through the media, and updates on Tumor-Schumor.com. I’ve kept in touch with plenty of South Carolina [...]

Cancellieri Release Album of Demos and Covers

Cancellieri Release Album of Demos and Covers

Cancellieri spends most of his time on the road, playing all types of different venues as he journeys across the states. He’s usually playing through his own PA system, and most of the gigs include a mix of originals and [...]

[New Music] $pidey- The Beach EP

[New Music] $pidey- The Beach EP

    The Goonie$ are hard at work with yet another 2014 release. This time it’s from front man $pidey who recently dropped a ten track EP entitled The Beach via Sole Food Music. The release comes on the heals of fellow Goonie$ member Towns well received [...]

Stream Slow and Steady's Debut Track

Stream Slow and Steady’s Debut Track

35mm by Slow And Steady South Carolina native and current Austin, TX resident Jacob Lawter premiered “35 mm” from his new project Slow and Steady earlier this month at Brooklyn Vegan, along with the announcement of a debut album later [...]

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

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 [...]

[Video Premiere] The Lovely Few-Mariner

[Video Premiere] The Lovely Few-Mariner

We’re excited to premiere the new video from The Lovely Few for the song “Mariner” off their most recent album The Geminids. Over ten years from the early 1960′s to 70′s NASA launched 10 Mariner spacecrafts to do nonlanding flybys of both [...]

Comedy

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 [...]

Joe Pettis

Joe Pettis: Beer, Comedy, and Underwear

Comedian Joe Pettis has created two of the best shows in Atlanta: Beer and Comedy Night, a twice-monthly show held at SweetWater Brewery, and Underwear Comedy Party, held once a month at the The Village Theatre, which is of course [...]

Doug Stanhope

Red Door Presents: Doug Stanhope Tonight at NBT

Comedian Doug Stanhope thrives in non-traditional stand up venues, with his skill for combining the grotesque and brilliant, New Brookland Tavern should be a perfect fit.  You might remember him from his brief stint co-hosting The Man Show or his [...]

Ben Kronberg

Comedian Ben Kronberg hits Columbia and Greenville

Ben Kronberg is a comic from New York City, currently touring the Southeast.  This Friday he will be at the Red Door Tavern in West Columbia and this Saturday at CityRange in Greenville Ben has been on John Oliver’s New [...]

Giveaways

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 [...]

Arts and Draughts Friday Night at Columbia Museum of Art

Arts and Draughts Friday Night at Columbia Museum of Art

Facebook Event There’s someone behind the scenes at Arts and Draughts that’s done not only an incredible job of bringing in talent, but has also been very kind to us here at SceneSC. Friday will be Shannon Burke’s last Arts [...]

[Ticket Giveaway] Country Deep Tour Comes to Charleston

[Ticket Giveaway] Country Deep Tour Comes to Charleston

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm Music Farm Charleston, SC This event is all ages More Show Info and Tickets For those of you who have AT&T U-verse and are country music fans you’re probably already familiar with their Country Deep App. [...]