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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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Red Door Presents: Doug Stanhope Tonight at NBT

Written by on 2014/04/04 in Comedy with 0 Comments

Comedian Doug Stanhope thrives in non-traditional stand up venues, with his skill for combining the grotesque and brilliant, New Brookland Tavern should be a perfect fit.  You might remember him from his brief stint co-hosting The Man Show or his excellent appearance on FX’s Louie, but he is so much more than that. On stage, […]

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Milton Hall Releases “Long Hangover”, Announces New Album

Milton Hall Releases “Long Hangover”, Announces New Album

Written by on 2014/04/04 in New Music with 0 Comments

In 2012 Paste Magazine listed Milton Hall as the #3 artist to know in South Carolina. It was a kind and most likely unexpected nod to the underground artist who played hook laden lofi pop. This is Paste Magazine after-all. The ranking was however deserved. Numb World was an adventure of a listen where unintelligible backwards […]

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A Brighter Life Announce New Album, Drop First Song

Written by on 2014/04/01 in New Music with 0 Comments

Columbia, SC isn’t a kind city for pop-punk bands, but it’s bands like A Brighter Life and Brigades who keep that bleeding heart pumping. And though there’s not a huge audience for it in the midlands, these bands know their music is good enough to compete for label ears, especially after the recent success of Brigades […]

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Country Deep Tour Gets Rowdy In Charleston

Country Deep Tour Gets Rowdy In Charleston

Written by on 2014/04/01 in Show Journal with 0 Comments

Charleston, SC welcomed the Country Deep Tour presented by AT&T U-Verse with open arms Saturday night as hundreds of screaming fans could barely hold their excitement in for each artist. The Holy City knows how to party and Jana Kramer and company were well aware of the vibe of the crowd as the show went […]

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Links Around the Carolinas and Beyond

Links Around the Carolinas and Beyond

Written by on 2014/03/28 in News with 0 Comments

   The Handlebar set to close its doors Live Review: Two Impressions of St. Pat’s in Five Points Future Islands’ international star is rising, but their roots run back to North Carolina Free Times writes about 93.5 and 102.3 combining and the comments GET WILD Sylvan Esso release swinging new video for the single “Coffee” […]

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Girls Rock Columbia Gear Drive Friday at Hunter Gatherer

Girls Rock Columbia Gear Drive Friday at Hunter Gatherer

Written by on 2014/03/28 in News with 0 Comments

March 28th Buried Beds with MyBrother MySister $5 ish maybe? 10PM In 1995 my Dad took me to one of his coworkers houses to check out an old Fender Squier Stratocaster that would end up being my first electric guitar. Jim Stringer had me pay $75 dollars of my hard-earned grass cutting money for that […]

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[New Music] Cre8tive Freedom – Redlipstick

[New Music] Cre8tive Freedom – Redlipstick

Written by on 2014/03/28 in Hip Hop, New Music, SC Hip Hop with 0 Comments

Cre8tive Freedom is another act to add to the flurry of duos  making great music around the state, but this combination comes with an uncommon blend. They’re a mixture of R&B and Caribbean-Hip Hop self describing their sound as “Eclectic Soul”. They remind me of what you might get if The Fugees and Floetry had a baby. Their sound […]

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MisterWives Play Jillian’s Friday Night with The Mowgli’s

Written by on 2014/03/27 in Concert Previews with 0 Comments

New York City band MisterWives have only been a band since late 2012, but they’re quickly making a name for themselves on the back of their debut EP Reflections. After being featured as the iTunes single of the week in January their title track skyrocketed to over 350,000 downloads in a week, boosting the bands […]

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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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Show Review: Lucero at the Handlebar 3/20/14

Show Review: Lucero at the Handlebar 3/20/14

Written by on 2014/03/26 in Show Reviews with 0 Comments

“I heard that when we wake up tomorrow, it will be Friday.”  This was not only an accurate statement by Lucero bassist, John C. Stubblefield, but it was kind of the summation of the sentiment in the room at the Handlebar last Thursday night.  There was this feeling that something awesome was happening and we should […]

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5 Minutes with the Opener: The Fighting Jamesons

5 Minutes with the Opener: The Fighting Jamesons

Written by on 2014/03/26 in Interviews with 0 Comments

Last week, The Fighting Jamesons opened for Lucero at Greenville’s Handlebar.  I pulled frontman Michael Powers off to the side for a short 5 minute conversation on the band, opening for Lucero, and what it’s like being an ‘Irish Band’ post March 17. “First and foremost, it’s an honor to open for Lucero.  We flew […]

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New Music from William Starr Busbee

New Music from William Starr Busbee

Written by on 2014/03/25 in New Music with 0 Comments

After opening a handful of dates for Toro y Moi in 2012 The Choir Quit, an already seldom performing live band, dropped into relative obscurity along with frontman William Busbee. Sure there was the pop up show here and there with Belk Boys and the occasional house show, but for the most part William Busbee […]

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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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