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Cameron Powell

I'm from Virginia, where ain't shit to do but cook. I play bass, write, eat way too much, and take naps. Then repeat.

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[7.16.13] Stereofly Summertime Picnic Party at Conundrum

[7.16.13] Stereofly Summertime Picnic Party at Conundrum

Written by on 2013/07/16 in Concert Previews, Featured, News with 0 Comments

Anyone who’s ever planned a show knows that creating a buzz about the event is key in getting people motivated to attend. For tonight’s event, Stereofly probably could’ve generated all the buzz they needed just by booking an out-of-control 19-piece marching band – but they didn’t stop there. Toss in a local album release, a […]

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Show Preview: Band of Horses at the Township – 5/3

Show Preview: Band of Horses at the Township – 5/3

Written by on 2013/05/03 in Concert Previews, Featured, News with 0 Comments

The night of Sept. 18, 2006, Band of Horses packed up their gear after finishing a Monday night show at Headliners in Columbia’s Vista. Front man and Columbia native Ben Bridwell (located center in above photo) probably didn’t know the club he just played would close its doors for good in 2009, barring his possessing […]

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Cameron Goes North: Pittsburgh, Day 1

Cameron Goes North: Pittsburgh, Day 1

Written by on 2013/04/02 in Featured, News, On The Road, Show Journal with 0 Comments

After a seven-and-a-half hour drive from Virginia to Pennsylvania that was only supposed to take six and a marginally good night’s sleep, I woke up in Pittsburgh to see snow falling on my friend Bobby’s deck. Sorry, shorts I foolishly packed. It’s not going to be your week. The snow could’ve gotten us down – […]

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Cameron Goes North: A Weeklong Gastronomic Diary

Cameron Goes North: A Weeklong Gastronomic Diary

Written by on 2013/04/01 in News with 0 Comments

While driving home to Virginia this Friday, I learned I would be leaving the ranks of the unemployed nine days later. In the midst of my excitement, I realized I had the perfect opportunity for one last blowout as a slacker – a weeklong road trip up north to visit friends, eat delicious sandwiches, drink […]

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Festival Journal: Savannah Stopover (Part Two)

Festival Journal: Savannah Stopover (Part Two)

Saturday at Savannah Stopover started out with a rehashing/learning how the previous night’s escapades unfolded. After being generally unpleased with myself, I was able to shrug off my disappointment and embrace the sunshine and low-70-degree temperatures outside. It was a new day and there were new bands and venues to discover. Since the music didn’t start […]

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Festival Journal: Savannah Stopover (Part One)

Festival Journal: Savannah Stopover (Part One)

Written by on 2013/03/13 in Festivals, Savannah Stopover with 0 Comments

I generally try and avoid situations where I’m pulling double duty as a press member and artist at a show/event, but David’s offer for me to cover the Savannah Stopover Festival after I finished playing seemed too good to pass up. My only previous experiences in Savannah were both negative, so the lure of press […]

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Savannah Stopover Music Festival Preview

Savannah Stopover Music Festival Preview

Written by on 2013/03/05 in Concert Previews, Festivals with 0 Comments

I-95 travelers are familiar with Savannah, Ga., as an attachment to a cardinal direction – another city often passed by on the east coast’s longest straightaway. The Stopover Music Festival aims to change that for music listeners, bringing over 100 bands to 11 venues across downtown Savannah Thursday through Saturday. This year’s headliners exhibit how […]

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Mardi Gras: Columbi-Ya-Ya Style

Mardi Gras: Columbi-Ya-Ya Style

Written by on 2013/02/07 in Featured, News with 0 Comments

Like most of its citizens, most of the United State’s favorite holiday traditions immigrated here long ago. The Germans brought us the Christmas tree, the Gaelic tradition of Samhain morphed into Haloween and the French that colonized Louisiana gave us Mardi Gras. Saturday, Krewe de Columbia-Ya-Ya, Columbia’s first Mardi Gras krewe, brings their favorite beaded spectacle […]

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Beer Buzz – Alewerks Brewing Co. Lands in Columbia

Beer Buzz – Alewerks Brewing Co. Lands in Columbia

Written by on 2012/08/09 in News with 1 Comment

Williamsburg, Va. is a place I hold near and dear to my heart. I grew up 30 minutes from the birthplace of America and have dined on many an overpriced Busch Gardens pizza within its city limits. So naturally, I’m a staunch supporter of Billysburg’s offering to the world of craft beer – the Alewerks […]

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Columbia’s Beer Bible

Columbia’s Beer Bible

Written by on 2012/07/31 in News with 2 Comments

I knew this day would come. Music and beer are intertwined in a harmony so perfect, it rivals some of history’s greatest pairs: Turner and Hooch, Thelma and Louise, Tom and Jerry – even Chan and Tucker. It makes perfect sense for Scene SC to finally get in on the beer writing game and I’m honored […]

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Kopecky Family Band Surges into 2012

Kopecky Family Band Surges into 2012

Written by on 2012/01/24 in Concert Previews with 0 Comments

This time last year, nothing felt out of the ordinary for frontman/guitarist Gabe Simon and the rest of the Nashville based Kopecky Family Band. They had released a spectacular tandem of EPs to end 2010, The Disaster and Of Epic Proportions, and were ready to take their act on the road in a big way. […]

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kemp ridley 2011: Year two

kemp ridley 2011: Year two

Written by on 2011/12/29 in Featured, Interviews, News with 0 Comments

Hello all, Cam Powell here, bass player for kemp ridley (and Scene SC intern/writer/booking contact/I don’t know what my title is anymore). 2011 was our second full year of existence, and a monumental one at that. Over the course of the past 12 months, we’ve laid a foundation for what we hope will be continued […]

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Interview: Parachute Musical at NBT – 10/13

Interview: Parachute Musical at NBT – 10/13

Written by on 2011/10/21 in Interviews with 0 Comments

Perusing the Web Thursday, I found myself scrolling through the concert calendar on newbrooklandtavern.com. It had been a while since I’d gone to a local show and I knew I had a scheduling conflict for Toro Y Moi Saturday night and couldn’t find a ride/companion for Trey Anastasio in Charlotte Friday night; I was fiending […]

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Interview: Kenny McWilliams – Archer Avenue Studio

Interview: Kenny McWilliams – Archer Avenue Studio

Written by on 2011/08/10 in Interviews with 0 Comments

  When analyzing someone’s presence and credibility in a local music scene, people tend to look for what that someone has given to the scene during his or her time. By that theory, Kenny McWilliams’ time playing in the wildly popular group Baumer makes him one of the Columbia music scene’s favorite sons. Add to […]

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Cameron Comes Alive: Peter Frampton in Myrtle Beach – 7/19

Cameron Comes Alive: Peter Frampton in Myrtle Beach – 7/19

Written by on 2011/07/25 in Featured, News, Show Journal with 2 Comments

As David mentioned in his recent entry, the site took the last week off from posting (which I totally knew about and wasn’t just procrastinating writing this show journal because I’m lazy…). Now begins the process of synthesizing everything that has gone down in the last week. For me, the past week’s events were highlighted […]

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