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WUSC Wednesdays: Gotta Be That Midwest Love

WUSC Wednesdays: Gotta Be That Midwest Love

Just over a year ago, a friend turned me on to Mike Golden & Friends–a rollicking crew from the greater Chicago area. I was blown away by the intensity and passion within each song I listened to, and had the chance to catch them live last winter. After a brief break, MG&F hit Chicago’s House […]

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Who can save Killing Kuddles?  Nobody.

Who can save Killing Kuddles? Nobody.

Written by on 2014/01/14 in Free Music, New Music, News with 0 Comments

Elwood Kuddles is my twitter friend and considering that I only have 473 of those, that makes him pretty special.  Additionally, Kuddles has expanded his role in the world outside of the twittersphere to include forming the 3 piece folky punk band Killing Kuddles.  Killing Kuddles, of Atlanta, Georgia, recently joined Autumn + Colour and […]

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[Free Download] ADA’s Independent Almanac 2013 Digital Sampler

[Free Download] ADA’s Independent Almanac 2013 Digital Sampler

Written by on 2013/12/04 in Free Music with 0 Comments

  You into free music and good tunes? I know you are. I’ve kept a database of the best songs of 2013 over on Spotify and it happens to include a lot of the artist included here on the 2013 Indie Almanac sampler. And look who they have batting lead off. OUR very own Toro […]

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WXRY Unsigned Open the Vault

WXRY Unsigned Open the Vault

Written by on 2013/03/11 in Free Music with 0 Comments

WXRY Unsigned uploaded 32 live acoustic recordings from their weekly Sunday night broadcast, with some of these releases dating back to 2005. Before their move to the British Bulldog in Irmo, the unsigned show broadcasted from the WXRY studio downtown, where space was at a premium. Bands used to cramp in for interviews, and sometimes […]

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Free Download // “King Louie” // Latest from Ramphastos’ New Album

Free Download // “King Louie” // Latest from Ramphastos’ New Album

Written by on 2013/03/05 in Free Music, New Music with 0 Comments

Since I first heard Ramphastos–AKA Will Flourance–almost a year ago, I’ve been anxiously awaiting any and all of his new work. Although the latest single, “King Louie,” has been out for just over a month, I’ve been sitting on it until now. The press release Flourance sent to SceneSC says that his fourth album, Alakazam, […]

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Behind “Ruins” with The Sea Wolf Mutiny

Behind “Ruins” with The Sea Wolf Mutiny

Written by on 2013/03/04 in Free Music with 0 Comments

“Ruins” made its debut on the 2013 SceneSC Sampler. “Ruins” is more than the first song released by The Sea Wolf Mutiny since their excellent debut release The Last Season. Much has changed since that time in August, 2011. New members in the band, a wider audience, praise among music critics, and life changes such […]

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Valley Maker @ Conundrum (2.23.13)

Valley Maker @ Conundrum (2.23.13)

Written by on 2013/02/22 in Concert Previews, Featured, Free Music, News with 0 Comments

Saturday. February 23. 8 pm. Conundrum Music Hall. $8. VALLEY MAKER Amy Godwin Bombadil The prodigal son returns home. This Saturday, Columbia’s beloved songwriter Austin Crane returns to South Carolina, to play a show at Conundrum with support from Amy Godwin and Bombadil. Released in May 2010, Valley Maker was Austin Crane’s 3rd full length release and […]

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This Week’s New Music: Elonzo // 10th Letter // Antiquarian

This Week’s New Music: Elonzo // 10th Letter // Antiquarian

Written by on 2013/01/31 in Featured, Free Music with 0 Comments

Scrolling through my facebook feed on Tuesday, it felt more like December 25th than January 29th. Three notable SC releases came out earlier this week, including the 3rd full-length from Americana darlings Elonzo, Salt in the Wound. Flesh on the Bone. Also released on Tuesday were albums from two of the Upstate’s best electronic musicians, […]

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[Video] The Lovely Few Take on Jingle Bells

Written by on 2012/12/21 in Free Music, News, Videos with 0 Comments

“Jingle Bells” might be Mike Mewborne’s least favorite Christmas song, but it didn’t stop him from taking it on, and putting his on twist on the Christmas classic. Mewborne and his band The Lovely Few are no stranger to reconstructing classic Christmas songs, breaking them down and building them back up with carefully constructed bursts […]

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Building the Best Christmas Playlist

Building the Best Christmas Playlist

Written by on 2012/12/04 in Featured, Free Music, News with 0 Comments

Its that time of the year. The stockings are all hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that sir St. Nick will soon be here. Time for Christmas parties and ugly sweaters. Well, not ugly sweaters here in famously hot Columbia, SC, but that shouldn’t get your spirits down. Egg nog and Christmas-scented candles […]

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Bazan Takes Control at Cat’s Cradle

Bazan Takes Control at Cat’s Cradle

Written by on 2012/11/27 in Free Music, Show Journal with 0 Comments

              Cold Beer and Cigarettes Bazan was on it at Cat’s Cradle in Carborro Sunday, November 18. The crowd was not. If you are familiar with David Bazan live shows, it’s a regular part of his performance to take questions between songs. It gives him time to not only […]

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Mel Washington Releases First Single “Come Back”

Written by on 2012/11/08 in Free Music with 0 Comments

Mel Washington is an eclectic man. He’s shown that he can rock out on stage swinging his dreads back and forth. He’s shown he can drop the bass as DJ Meliphant. He’s shown that he can silence and capture a room with the smooth deep tone of his voice at acoustic songwriters night. And On […]

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The Explorers Club Release New Single “No Good to Cry”

Written by on 2012/11/06 in Free Music with 0 Comments

  With their latest single The Explorer’s Club take us back to the Summer of Love with their take on “No Good to Cry”, a song that reached far and wide over the airwaves in 1967. The band has breathed new life into the regional hit that never got the play it deserved on a […]

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Happy Halloween From Those Lavender Whales

Happy Halloween From Those Lavender Whales

Written by on 2012/10/31 in Free Music with 0 Comments

It comes to no surprise that Those Lavender Whales favorite holiday is Halloween. Each and every show the band dons an evergreen beard. You might not even recognize them without. With the same whimsical point of view that Aaron Graves and crew write every song from, comes “Happy Halloween”. A song that captures the childlike […]

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