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Album Review:Hot Lava Monster-The Weed Sessions

Album Review:Hot Lava Monster-The Weed Sessions

Written by on 2011/08/22 in Reviews with 0 Comments

Hot Lava Monster-Some Call It Hell Hot Lava Monster is back, and they brought their huge… erm, guitars, with them. That’s right, it’s the first loud and in your face release from Columbia’s classic rock gurus since their Live record, and man is it good.  The 4 song EP is the long awaited release of […]

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Treadmill Trackstar Belongs to Us

Treadmill Trackstar Belongs to Us

Written by on 2009/12/08 in Featured, Reviews with 0 Comments

Treadmill Trackstar releases its comeback album I Belong to Me to the public today. To some that may not mean much, but for those of us who were paying attention to the Columbia music scene in the late-90′s it means a lot. Tweet

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Hello Hurricane and Welcome Back Switchfoot

Hello Hurricane and Welcome Back Switchfoot

Written by on 2009/11/30 in Featured, Reviews with 0 Comments

Switchfoot returns to Asheville and Charlotte with a brand new album and DVD. Tweet

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The Fire Tonight Top 11 of the Decade

The Fire Tonight Top 11 of the Decade

Written by on 2009/11/11 in Featured, News with 0 Comments

This list is one louder than the others, it also doesn’t represent the opinions of all members of The Fire Tonight.  However, it does represent that I clearly loved this past decade far more than David did.  He showed me his list and Darius Rucker’s solo album is the only thing on it. 11. Muse […]

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Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places, Angry White Men

Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places, Angry White Men

Written by on 2009/10/05 in Featured, Interviews with 0 Comments

The Restoration Studio Journals – Part 2 – By Daniel Machado With the Nashville rhythm sessions behind us, the second stage of production for The Restoration’s debut album began in early September 2009 on-location in Lexington, South Carolina. Head engineer Collin Derrick and producer Stephen Russ arrived on a Friday night to set up gear […]

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Out of a Nashville Recording Studio and Deep into the Heart of Local Racism

Out of a Nashville Recording Studio and Deep into the Heart of Local Racism

Written by on 2009/09/15 in Featured, Interviews with 5 Comments

The Restoration Studio Journals – Part 1 – By Daniel Machado [For more information on the photograph above, click here] “The Lynching” is the song that will close The Restoration’s debut album and bring an end to my story of the Vale family. As a writer, it’s a song that has taken me on a […]

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Treadmill Trackstar Acoustic at the White Mule

Treadmill Trackstar Acoustic at the White Mule

Written by on 2009/09/07 in Concert Previews, Featured with 0 Comments

This Friday night Angelo and Heidi of Treamill Trackstar are appearing at the White Mule for a special acoustic set!  While the group has concentrated on playing rocking shows since reforming, this show is a bit of a throwback to acoustic performances that used to take place on the Rockafella’s deck.  The two will be […]

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The Drownout at the Art Bar tonight!

The Drownout at the Art Bar tonight!

Written by on 2009/08/22 in Concert Previews with 4 Comments

The Drownout is a name that you have probably seen on Columbia music calendars over the past few years.  While based out of Atlanta they have managed to build a solid second home in the city through their fun dance beats and electric stage show. Tonight they bring the energy to the Art Bar in […]

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Hot Lava Monster takes California #3

Hot Lava Monster takes California #3

Written by on 2009/08/15 in Featured, Interviews with 2 Comments

Hot Lava Mike checks in with an update on music and continued worry over Patrick’s mental state!  Also check out California videos on the band’s youtube! Day ? I finished principle guitar tracks in two days of recording. On the evening of the 2nd day, Sylvia came in, listened, and announced we’d be redoing everything […]

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This Machine Is Me Bids a Semi-Farewell

This Machine Is Me Bids a Semi-Farewell

Written by on 2009/08/14 in Featured, News with 3 Comments

Last night news broke that This Machine Is Me, one of Columbia’s hottest acts, will be performing its last show for awhile on August 20th.  Thankfully the group will continue to write and put out music in some form.  Here is the official word from the band’s blog: “I always knew a time like this […]

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Hot Lava Monster takes California #2

Hot Lava Monster takes California #2

Written by on 2009/08/09 in Featured, Interviews, News with 0 Comments

Hot Lava Mike back with an update!  Also, check out constant updates from the band’s Twitter! Day 4 in Weed Today was the first day we met Sylvia. We’ve been rehearsing in the theater with different tempos and arrangements for the past three days. Sylvia came in, listened to the songs, and picked the ones […]

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Hot Lava Monster takes California #1

Hot Lava Monster takes California #1

Written by on 2009/08/06 in News with 0 Comments

Hot Lava Monster is one of Columbia’s most recognizable bands.  These guys have been doing their own thing for years and thankfully their own thing includes great rock tracks.  Right now the boys are laying down those great rock tracks in California with Producer Sylvia Massey who has worked with such notables as Tool, System […]

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Welcome Freshmen, Local Music Style

Welcome Freshmen, Local Music Style

Written by on 2009/07/27 in Featured, News with 0 Comments

Ahh freshman move-in day.  You arrive awkwardly with your parents to meet your undoubtedly odd roommate and move into a space smaller than you have ever been before.  After unpacking your parents want to take you to eat, but you are more concerned with getting them out so you can score some (illegally obtained) beer […]

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Shallow Palace rocks the Elbow Room tonight

Shallow Palace rocks the Elbow Room tonight

Written by on 2009/07/23 in Concert Previews, Featured with 0 Comments

Shallow Palace is getting ready to bring the rock to the Elbow Room tonight at 8 (only $3 to get in).  If you have seen them, you know they bring one intense rock show every night they play.  If you haven’t, then what are you waiting for?  This show is not the only thing the […]

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LFO, only $100

LFO, only $100

Written by on 2009/07/07 in Featured, News with 11 Comments

LFO is coming to New Brookland Tavern this Friday.  This is about as strange as when Blake Lewis came to town, and we remember how that turned out.  In case you don’t have an amazing memory of one hit wonder bands of the 90′s, LFO produced the smash hit “Summer Girls” and… not much else.  […]

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