Show Reviews

Soundwaves: Hearts & Plugs Summer Shindig 2015

Soundwaves: Hearts & Plugs Summer Shindig 2015

Flamingo fever swept over Charleston last Saturday in a display of festive pink plumage and sweet summer music. The second annual Hearts & Plugs Summer Shindig, decked out in flamingo tats and tanks, was a day and night to remember. […]

[Show Review]: And we all swoon for Father John Misty

[Show Review]: And we all swoon for Father John Misty

Joshua Tillman is dead, and Father John Misty killed him. I knew after first listening through I Love You, Honeybear, that Tillman’s progression into becoming an icon had been fulfilled. Even just the obvious difference in track titles proved it […]

[Photos]: A Night of Revelry with Dr. Dog

[Photos]: A Night of Revelry with Dr. Dog

Live at a Flamingo Hotel was a testament to Dr. Dog’s refined live performance and while it does ring true, it cannot compare to actually being in the same room with Scott McMicken and Toby Leamann. Joined by rhythm guitarist […]

[Show Review]: Modest Mouse In North Charleston

[Show Review]: Modest Mouse In North Charleston

Modest Mouse was the show to see in the Holy City this month, selling out the North Charleston Performing Arts Center that holds just about twenty-three hundred people. The indie rock band of ’93 has been making headlines since the early 2000s, […]

Show Review: Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors play at Charleston Music Hall, crowd demands encore

Show Review: Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors play at Charleston Music Hall, crowd demands encore

  From a cover of Springsteen’s “Thunder Road”’ to fingerpicked ballads, Friday night’s show at Charleston Music Hall proved everything Drew Holcomb had to say in our interview. Looking like he had just hopped out of the album art with […]

[Show Review]: of Montreal Returns to Charleston

[Show Review]: of Montreal Returns to Charleston

  Kevin Barnes pulled together the eccentric soulful rock that is of Montreal in 1996, and still delivers an amazing live experience nineteen years later. The group has become all too well-known for the endless action on-stage full of odd […]

[Show Review]: Dumb Doctors, Concord America and Gunther Doug

[Show Review]: Dumb Doctors, Concord America and Gunther Doug

When Pitchfork Magazine interviewed Courtney Love last May, she advised us to “Find your scream! Even if you don’t release it, find a scream. It’s so liberating.” The garage rock bands at Royal American last Monday night have definitely found […]

[SHOW REVIEW]: Hope, as told by Manchester Orchestra

[SHOW REVIEW]: Hope, as told by Manchester Orchestra

Hope: the feeling of wanting something to happen and thinking that it could happen, a feeling that something good will happen, to cherish a desire with anticipation When I was left searching for the words to describe how Manchester Orchestra made […]

In Review: Fall for Greenville 2014

In Review: Fall for Greenville 2014

I got the feeling I was part of something special Saturday as a good chunk of Charleston’s music scene took over Fall for Greenville — from up-and-comers Volcanoes in the Kitchen opening the main stage at noon, to Holy City […]