Concert Previews

Barnwell Play NBT with Rare Creatures, Cole Collins and Gold Light

A variety of retro, indie, and rock vibes from local artists will be performing at New Brookland Tavern tonight to end this poor weathered Thursday on a good note. The show includes sounds from Barnwell, Rare Creatures, Cole Collins, and Gold Light.

Barnwell, who got their start in Columbia, has created a classic rock meets indie rock blend. The smooth, metallic, indie twang vocals of Tyler Gordon pairs well with the Ross Swinson’s classic guitar and compliments the classic rock foundation that is Nick Fogle’s bass skills and Nate Puza’s percussive techniques. Listeners can look forward to hearing some of their newer music at the show, like their album that was released in July of this year, Lose Your Teeth.

The Charleston-native rock band Rare Creatures also just released their Rare Creatures album in July. The band includes vocals and guitar from Coleman Sawyer, lead guitar from Aaron Reece, bass and synthesizer from Hugh Camp, and Logan Crank on the drums. The sounds created by the band involve such a wide range on a spectrum that includes everything from upbeat rock to heavier bass and rhythms, from a stronger, thicker guitar and texture to a lighter, more acoustic sound.

Cole Collins, an artist from Charleston, has created a unique, passionate sound, with pure, natural vocals that contribute to the dark, intense sound created with a synthesizer and keyboard. Collins provides a beautiful sound that forces the listener to not only hear the music but evaluate the content of the music and lyrics. This year, Collins has released an EP called Jargon, along with several singles, such as “For Ourselves” and “The Story & the Dream.”

Gold Light, who is also from Charleston, includes the sounds from Joe Chang, who takes on the classic American sound. His retro-indie rock sounds pair well with his classic rock vocals, which take on a sort of soft, melodic twang that South Carolinians can appreciate. His classic sound involves styles that could be compared to U2 in a sense, and his music encompasses a smooth, stress-free atmosphere.

You can go hear the natural talent these four South Carolina-native artists have at New Brookland Tavern tonight. Doors will open at 7:30pm and run until midnight. Tickets can be bought at the door and will cost $6 for those 21 and up, and $10 for those under 21.

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