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Review(s): Trouble the Youth shorts

Review(s): Trouble the Youth shorts

Written by on 2014/04/18 in Festivals, Indie Grits, Reviews with 0 Comments

I very quickly realized while watching the Trouble the Youth shorts in the Nickelodeon Theatre yesterday that these were not popcorn-munching movies. Comprised of five films with subjects ranging from the war in Afghanistan to school shootings, this block was pretty heavy. I was going to have to keep my chewing discreet. The first film, […]

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Bookin’ & Strength and Beauty at Indie Grits

Bookin’ & Strength and Beauty at Indie Grits

Written by on 2014/04/15 in Indie Grits, Reviews with 0 Comments

The short film Bookin’ and documentary feature Strength and Beauty worked together to explore the art of dance from different and interesting angles. Bookin’ brought dancers from two different worlds in Memphis, Tennessee, together to create a brand new art form, while Strength and Beauty explored through the journeys of three different women the realities of being […]

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Indie Grits 2014 Opens Strong

Indie Grits 2014 Opens Strong

Written by on 2014/04/14 in Festivals, Indie Grits with 0 Comments

This weekend kicked off Indie Grits and instilled in Columbians the collective feeling that we live in a pretty awesome place. Friday night’s opening party, which this year found a new home in the parking lot behind the Nickelodeon, was co-hosted by Girls Rock Columbia and featured stellar female acts like the newly-formed Lashes and […]

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Dig South 2014 Music Preview

Dig South 2014 Music Preview

Written by on 2014/04/08 in Dig South with 0 Comments

Officially born only two years ago, Dig South has quickly become the Southeast’s top interactive festival celebrating both innovation and digital economy. The interactive conference keeps its focus on digital culture, but it also features a sideshow full of great music. Last years lineup knocked it out of the park with bands like Heyrocco, Brave […]

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Your 2014 Guide to Indie Grits Film Festival

Your 2014 Guide to Indie Grits Film Festival

Written by on 2014/04/07 in Indie Grits with 0 Comments

For the eighth year Indie Grits Festival, hosted by the Nickelodeon Theatre, features 10 days filled with all types of films, from experimental shorts to feature-length, along with music, food, and video games. As you’ll see below, Indie Grits expands from its film festival roots again this year to partner with Slow Food Columbia, Hip […]

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WUSC Wednesdays: Lolla-Puhlease

WUSC Wednesdays: Lolla-Puhlease

Written by on 2014/03/26 in Lollapalooza, WUSC Wednesdays with 0 Comments

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Lollapalooza was always a great event I admired. When I finally had the chance to go in 2009, I was in complete awe of the three-day fest’s fundamentals–good people, good music, good times. While some of my fondest musical memories from high school are from Lollapalooza, the momentum […]

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6 Festivals Hip Hop Fans Should Attend

6 Festivals Hip Hop Fans Should Attend

Written by on 2014/03/26 in Bonnaroo, Festivals, Hip Hop, SC Hip Hop with 0 Comments

After another successful SXSW, festival season is officially in full swing. Now is the perfect time to see your favorite hip-hop acts live. So if you missed Ben G and Wacka Flocka Flame at the St. Patty’s Day Festival or Elliot Wilson’s #CRWN interview with Lil’ Wayne in Austin don’t fret we’ve got a list […]

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Inaugural Hey Look! Music Festival Showcases Upstate Talent

Inaugural Hey Look! Music Festival Showcases Upstate Talent

Written by on 2014/03/24 in Festivals with 0 Comments

The Upstate music scene has come a long way in the past five years with a growing sense of community in an area filled with talented bands and musicians. The inaugural Hey Look! Music Festival brings 14 of Greenville’s most prominent folk and rock bands together for a day of celebration of that sense of community. […]

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11 Bands We Love from SXSW 2014

11 Bands We Love from SXSW 2014

Written by on 2014/03/22 in SXSW with 0 Comments

Rule number one of this list is that we had to see the band live while we were at SXSW. It was an insane week of bouncing between shows, guessing which ones would or wouldn’t have lines and which shows would be running on time. Even though some cancellations derailed our schedule, we still managed […]

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The Avett Brothers to Play Banjo B Que and First Flush Festival

The Avett Brothers to Play Banjo B Que and First Flush Festival

Written by on 2014/03/21 in Banjo-B-Que, Festivals with 0 Comments

Tickets for First Flush Tickets for Banjo-B-Que There’s not a bigger festival draw in the Southeast than The Avett Brothers and this Spring they’ll play two festivals on the edges of South Carolina. May 23 has them headlining one of our favorite and most unique music festivals in America Banjo-B-Que and the following night playing […]

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SXSW Mid Week Update

SXSW Mid Week Update

Written by on 2014/03/13 in SXSW with 1 Comment

SXSW day two ended in tragedy as a drunk driver plowed through barriers traveling down Red River St in front of The Mohawk where Tyler the Creator was scheduled to perform. Two were killed and 23 injured in the incident. We were about half a mile away at the Future Islands show when the event […]

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Diarrhea Planet Spew on SXSW

Diarrhea Planet Spew on SXSW

Written by on 2014/03/11 in SXSW with 0 Comments

Diarrhea Planet have arguably the worst and best band name at SXSW 2014, but one things for sure, if you see them this year you won’t forget their live show. We kicked off our 2014 SXSW experience with Diarrhea Planet at Hotel Vegas on the East side of Austin and they set the bar high […]

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South Carolina at #SXSW (Full SC Schedule)

South Carolina at #SXSW (Full SC Schedule)

Written by on 2014/03/07 in SXSW with 0 Comments

Thanks mostly to Stereofly, more South Carolina bands than ever will be playing unofficial showcases at this years South by Southwest. The one South Carolina band officially playing the conference is Charleston’s Stop Light Observations who play in Austin Thursday night and then make the long trek back to Columbia to play the St. Patrick’s […]

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Festival Preview: SXSW 2014

Festival Preview: SXSW 2014

Written by on 2014/03/05 in Festivals, SXSW with 0 Comments

  I was at a peculiar point in my drunk where my steps advanced ahead of me without my prompting- I was running automatically, careening along a hastily charted course through crowds of comparatively sluggish festies. ‘We’re gohna miss it,’ my brain slurred, but ‘no,’ my brain responded, ‘Weggan do it allll!‘ Stopping so abruptly I […]

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WUSC Wednesdays: How Do You ‘Roo?

WUSC Wednesdays: How Do You ‘Roo?

Written by on 2014/02/26 in Bonnaroo, WUSC Wednesdays with 0 Comments

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. is more than just four days of head bobbing, hand clapping and mass singalongs. ‘Roo is a lifestyle, man. I had the pleasure of venturing from Chicago to Manchester for the 2012 fest with two friends from high school, Bryan and Nick. We knew it was going […]

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