News

WUSC Wednesdays: Jon Bellion

WUSC Wednesdays: Jon Bellion

For those who tuned in to the Diagnosis last week you may recall DJ Steve-O and I speculating over the pronunciation of Jon Bellion’s name. Both in caricatured French, we played with the possibilities, especially while listening to his song […]

WUSC Wednesdays: K.Flay

WUSC Wednesdays: K.Flay

The Diagnosis returns to the WUSC airwaves Thursday at 6 p.m. with featured artist K.Flay. Straight outta suburban Wilmette, Ill., Kristine Meredith Flaherty found herself discussing the misogyny, simplicity and formulaic nature of modern hip-hop during her freshman year at […]

Cole Collins: Bike Accident Causes Album Release Delay

Cole Collins: Bike Accident Causes Album Release Delay

Charleston, S.C. up-and-comer Cole Collins has taken a journey across the music spectrum. The multi-instrumentalist went from playing in a metal band to working on a pop-rock project to starting his own indie folk/ambience solo venture. He began on drums, […]

Battle to Play St. Pat's in 5 Points 2015

Battle to Play St. Pat’s in 5 Points 2015

I love the idea of having more local bands playing the St. Patrick’s Day festival in 5 Points. In the past they’ve had great locals from around the state sprinkled in the lineup in addition to the noon slot that the […]

Show Reviews

[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 […]

[SHOW REVIEW]: Hope, as told by Manchester Orchestra

[SHOW REVIEW]: Hope, as told by Manchester Orchestra

Hope: the feeling of wanting something to happen and thinking that it could happen, a feeling that something good will happen, to cherish a desire with anticipation When I was left searching for the words to describe how Manchester Orchestra made […]

In Review: Fall for Greenville 2014

In Review: Fall for Greenville 2014

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 […]

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 […]

Concert Previews

Gláss Play QPP and Cabin Floor Records

Gláss Play QPP and Cabin Floor Records

Foreign Bastard by Gláss On their debut EP Greenville band Gláss delve into the murky waters of post-punk in their own way. Songs that breathe with spacey dissonance often explode into pounding drums and 90’s rumbling distortion. Founded by Aaron Burke […]

DYEL Gear Up For Album Release Show

DYEL Gear Up For Album Release Show

WHO: Daniel Y El Leon (EP release show) WHERE: New Brookland Tavern WHEN: Fri., Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. HOW MUCH: $5 / $7 under 21 Whoever We Are by DYEL After months of hard work, Daniel Y El Leon […]

See Water Gets Down for Chucktown

See Water Gets Down for Chucktown

“[See Water is] the positivity of reggae with the intensity of punk rock,” Patrick Farrell eloquently stated and immediately, everyone at the table gave him their undivided attention. It was one of the few times he had spoken during the […]

New Music

[New Music] Trey Mumz-Southern Gossip

[New Music] Trey Mumz-Southern Gossip

Southern Gossip by Trey Mumz Trey Mumz plays New Brookland Tavern Dec. 26 with Mike Collins Jr. and Yes Ma’am The first single “Part of the Problem” from Trey Mumz new album Southern Gossip was completely out of left field. […]

Half Measures Premiere "Change"

Half Measures Premiere “Change”

Half Measures new EP I Think We Should Remember More drops 12/16 Facebook Page For Half Measures frontman Walter Roesch today, the release of the bands first single off their upcoming EP I Think We Should Remember More, has been a […]

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 […]

The Dog-Hearted: Curtin's Debut Album & Tour

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

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 […]

Videos

[Music Video] Devereaux-Ponytails

[Music Video] Devereaux-Ponytails

On the new Devereaux album Heyward Sims does an incredible job of seamlessly mixing analog and electronic sounds into hooky pop songs. The opening track “Pineapple Flex” showcases both Sim’s guitar work and his sense of composition. With the video […]

[Video] Owen Beverly-The Devils in the Details

[Video] Owen Beverly-The Devils in the Details

In support of his first solo album in six years, Owen Beverly released the video for “Devils in the Details” today through Charleston City Paper. The video shows Beverly seemingly possessed as the video cuts between shots of him standing […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Arts and Draughts Features Local Heavy Lineup

Arts and Draughts Features Local Heavy Lineup

Now in its fifth season, Arts and Draughts at the Columbia Museum of Art has established itself as a consistently entertaining event showcasing the museum, regional and local music, and craft breweries from across America. The November installment of the […]

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 […]