• Stefanie Santana Live at Papa Jazz

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    Last summer Stefanie Santana won us over with her album I Admit I am Glad filled with charmingly clever lyrics and coming of age observations. Since that release she’s continued to win over fans with her equally convincing live show. Earlier […]

  • [Preview] Ben G and Waka Flocka Flame Play Music Farm Columbia

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    Columbia, South Carolina is a growing city. Among its 133,358 residents, one stands above the rest. He goes by Ben G, and he’s made a name for himself through his music. Three years ago, he caught the attention of rapper […]

  • [Music Video] Can’t Kids-Ghost Killah

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    The night before Can’t Kids played the State Fair last year I had a dream that hundreds of people were singing along to the end of this song as Adam Cullum walked through crowd leading the call. Let the dead […]

  • WUSC Wednesdays: Houndmouth

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    After bearing witness to an absolutely epic performance by Shakey Graves at the Charleston Music Hall Sunday, I’ve been on an alt-country-folk-Americana-whatchamacallit phase…particularly that which still busts some heavy guitar. In my search to not just feature Shakey Graves (again) […]

  • Cole Collins’ “Living History” Released Today

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    Kudu Coffee Album Release Show March 20 5:30 p.m.  Cole Collins is always looking for a new chess opponent. And he also plays over a dozen instruments (that’s just on his new release alone). The multi-talented 20-year-old local is dropping […]

News

[Show Preview]: Dr. Dog Sells Out The Orange Peel

[Show Preview]: Dr. Dog Sells Out The Orange Peel

It is absolutely crazy to think that Dr. Dog’s first studio album Toothbrush was released in 2003. Since that self-released debut, the Philadelphia-based group has gradually climbed to indie stardom through their road-dog lifestyle, opening for notable artists like M. Ward […]

WUSC Wednesdays: The Skins

WUSC Wednesdays: The Skins

For those about to rock… …I suggest adding The Skins to your queue. Siblings Bayli, Reef and Kaya Mckeithan, and their pals Daisy Spencer and Russell Chell are behind Brooklyn’s The Skins. The band, which was recently listed among The […]

[Show Review]: Modest Mouse In North Charleston

[Show Review]: Modest Mouse In North Charleston

Modest Mouse was the show to see in the Holy City this month, selling out the North Charleston Performing Arts Center that holds just about twenty-three hundred people. The indie rock band of ’93 has been making headlines since the early 2000s, […]

[FESTIVAL SEASON BEGINS]: Stopping Over In Savannah, Georgia

[FESTIVAL SEASON BEGINS]: Stopping Over In Savannah, Georgia

Although spring still isn’t officially in season until the 20th, the music festival fever has begun as the temperatures seem to finally be rising. Savannah Stopover did the honors of breaking my 2015 festival virginity and while I enjoyed the […]

Show Reviews

[Show Review]: Modest Mouse In North Charleston

[Show Review]: Modest Mouse In North Charleston

Modest Mouse was the show to see in the Holy City this month, selling out the North Charleston Performing Arts Center that holds just about twenty-three hundred people. The indie rock band of ’93 has been making headlines since the early 2000s, […]

[Show Review]: of Montreal Returns to Charleston

[Show Review]: of Montreal Returns to Charleston

  Kevin Barnes pulled together the eccentric soulful rock that is of Montreal in 1996, and still delivers an amazing live experience nineteen years later. The group has become all too well-known for the endless action on-stage full of odd […]

[Show Review]: Dumb Doctors, Concord America and Gunther Doug

[Show Review]: Dumb Doctors, Concord America and Gunther Doug

When Pitchfork Magazine interviewed Courtney Love last May, she advised us to “Find your scream! Even if you don’t release it, find a scream. It’s so liberating.” The garage rock bands at Royal American last Monday night have definitely found […]

Concert Previews

Ruby The RabbitFoot Plays Royal American/Art Wall Music Hall

Ruby The RabbitFoot Plays Royal American/Art Wall Music Hall

2/19 – The Royal American (Charleston, SC) 2/20 – The Evening Muse(Charlotte, NC) 2/21 – Art Wall Music Hall (Greenville, SC) This week Athens, GA folk songstress Ruby the RabbitFoot makes two South Carolina tour stops with Charleston based artist Susto […]

Elise Testone Returns for Valentine's Day

Elise Testone Returns for Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, Elise Testone will perform her third annual showcase at the Charleston Music Hall but she isn’t one for keeping tradition. Rather, the evenings have always reflected her progress as an artist and sought to include those who have […]

New Music

2015 SceneSC Sampler is Here

2015 SceneSC Sampler is Here

When I started putting the 2015 sampler together late in November I didn’t have any idea that we’d end up with so many exclusive songs on this compilation. We always shoot for as many as we can get, but this year […]

Stream the New EP from Minor Miracles

Stream the New EP from Minor Miracles

Völksen by Minor Miracles Minor Miracles new EP titled Völksen is named after the town in Germany where chief songwriter and freelance artist Mike Lowery lived before returning to the States a few years ago. This is the groups second […]

Kid Trails Release This State

Kid Trails Release This State

This State by Kid Trails Over the last couple of weeks I’ve spent a good amount of time listening back over the Patrick Jeffords catalogue. Not just the three EPs he’s released over the last year, but back through The […]

Album Reviews

[Album Review] The Fishing Journal-Feathers & Twine

[Album Review] The Fishing Journal-Feathers & Twine

Feathers & Twine by The Fishing Journal The Fishing Journal – “Feathers & Twine” 10” I just caught wind of The Fishing Journal last year, and I’m kicking myself for not enjoying this band sooner. I find their dissonant interpretation […]

[Album Review] Legggs - Legggs Presents: A Space Goddessy

[Album Review] Legggs – Legggs Presents: A Space Goddessy

Legggs Presents: A Space Goddessy by Legggs  Legggs debut full length is 17 tracks of boisterous, lo-fi rock sprinkled with weird sound clips and wicked bass grooves. This album does a great job of capturing Legggs live feel with all […]

[Album Review] She Returns From War S/T

[Album Review] She Returns From War S/T

Self-Titled by She Returns From War This summer She Returns From War released their first EP of 2014, a hazy four song listen with a surf-rock vibe at times thanks to the simultaneous bending of six strings complimenting Hunter Park’s […]

Videos

Live at Papa Jazz with Danny Joe Machado

Live at Papa Jazz with Danny Joe Machado

Who is Danny Joe? Where did he come from? Where do you park a horse in Five Points? How many pairs of jeans died in the making of that outfit? The man is a mystery and the mystery is the […]

Milton Hall Releases Double Video for "Out West"

Milton Hall Releases Double Video for “Out West”

Milton Hall – Out West from FurrReel on Vimeo. Milton Hall – Out West (Alt. Version) from FurrReel on Vimeo With a handful of shows on the horizon Milton Hall unveiled two videos last week for his song “Out West.” […]

Live at Papa Jazz with Those Lavender Whales

Live at Papa Jazz with Those Lavender Whales

There’s something below the surface to Those Lavender Whales. Beneath the quirk and the charm of these delightful human beings, there is something that runs deeper. A seriousness and depth that can only be obtained by paying a close attention […]

King Vulture Live at Papa Jazz

King Vulture Live at Papa Jazz

When David and I got the go ahead from Tim Smith, the owner of Papa Jazz, to start filming acoustic performances in the store, we began brainstorming about who we wanted to film. Both of us immediately said Kate and […]

Comedy

Comedian Dave Stone

Dave Stone: The Wander Down Yonder Tour

UPDATE: Dave Stone will be returning to Red Door Tavern on Friday, November 7th with co-headliner Lisa Best, another terrific comedian from LA. Show is at 9PM with a cover of only $7. Dave Stone is an LA-based comedian originally […]

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 […]

Giveaways

I Love You Honeybear Deluxe Vinyl Giveaway

I Love You Honeybear Deluxe Vinyl Giveaway

Father John Misty’s new album I Love You, Honeybear is out today and we have a deluxe vinyl to give away. Link to the giveaway is in our profile. A video posted by Scene SC (@scenesc) on Feb 10, 2015 […]

Led Zeppelin Super Deluxe Holiday Giveaway

Led Zeppelin Super Deluxe Holiday Giveaway

After re-watching Almost Famous on Netflix recently I must admit that I’ve had Led Zeppelin on my mind.  From “Tangerine” and “The Rain Song”, to “Misty Mountain Hop”, that movie helped introduce Zeppelin to a new generation of listeners through moments of perfect […]

Islander Return Home For Thanksgiving Eve Bash

Islander Return Home For Thanksgiving Eve Bash

Islander play Ground Zero in Spartanburg 11.26.2014 FB Event Since signing to Victory Records and releasing their debut EP in September 2013 Greenville’s Islander have turned into road warriors, racking up miles on high-profile tours in support of their 2014 […]