News

South Carolina Celebrates Record Store Day

South Carolina Celebrates Record Store Day

Seven years ago, Metallica’s raucous performance at Resputin Music in San Francisco officially began the annual celebration of Record Store Day. The self-proclaimed holiday amongst the music community has been observed every third Saturday in April ever since. It brings exclusive […]

WUSC Wednesdays: Joywave

WUSC Wednesdays: Joywave

Well ladies and gentleman, this week’s Diagnosis will feature Joywave–my final featured artist as my time at WUSC nears its end. Joywave are an indie electro band from Rochester, NY, most known commercially for their collaboration with Big Data on […]

Future Islands Return to Columbia and Charleston

Future Islands Return to Columbia and Charleston

    April 13 – Columbia, SC @ Music Farm Columbia April 14 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm Charleston I wasn’t always a Future Islands fan and it wasn’t their music that won me over when I started to […]

WUSC Announces Spring Jubilee

WUSC Announces Spring Jubilee

Facebook Event This weeks feature music article in the Free Times talks about competition between festivals and shows in Columbia, specifically pointing out Art Bar Agora happening Saturday and River Rocks Festival happening the same day. In the article I’m […]

Show Reviews

I was in a mosh pit, guys

I was in a mosh pit, guys

I didn’t know metal looked like a ginger hipster fade cut and a T-shirt with a flower on it… But, apparently I was wrong all along. I decided to go to my first ever metal show on Thursday (mainly because I was […]

[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 […]

Concert Previews

Ruby The RabbitFoot Plays Royal American/Art Wall Music Hall

Ruby The RabbitFoot Plays Royal American/Art Wall Music Hall

2/19 – The Royal American (Charleston, SC) 2/20 – The Evening Muse(Charlotte, NC) 2/21 – Art Wall Music Hall (Greenville, SC) This week Athens, GA folk songstress Ruby the RabbitFoot makes two South Carolina tour stops with Charleston based artist Susto […]

New Music

[New Music] Harbinger by The Ugly Chords

[New Music] Harbinger by The Ugly Chords

Harbinger by Ugly Chords The gap between Columbia and Charleston area bands is ever-growing lately and not in a good vs. bad way. Generally speaking of course, Charleston bands seem hook heavy, whether it’s pop masked with fuzz or a […]

Cole Collins' "Living History" Released Today

Cole Collins’ “Living History” Released Today

Kudu Coffee Album Release Show March 20 5:30 p.m.  Cole Collins is always looking for a new chess opponent. And he also plays over a dozen instruments (that’s just on his new release alone). The multi-talented 20-year-old local is dropping […]

2015 SceneSC Sampler is Here

2015 SceneSC Sampler is Here

When I started putting the 2015 sampler together late in November I didn’t have any idea that we’d end up with so many exclusive songs on this compilation. We always shoot for as many as we can get, but this year […]

Album Reviews

[Album Review] The Fishing Journal-Feathers & Twine

[Album Review] The Fishing Journal-Feathers & Twine

Feathers & Twine by The Fishing Journal The Fishing Journal – “Feathers & Twine” 10” I just caught wind of The Fishing Journal last year, and I’m kicking myself for not enjoying this band sooner. I find their dissonant interpretation […]

[Album Review] Legggs - Legggs Presents: A Space Goddessy

[Album Review] Legggs – Legggs Presents: A Space Goddessy

Legggs Presents: A Space Goddessy by Legggs  Legggs debut full length is 17 tracks of boisterous, lo-fi rock sprinkled with weird sound clips and wicked bass grooves. This album does a great job of capturing Legggs live feel with all […]

[Album Review] She Returns From War S/T

[Album Review] She Returns From War S/T

Self-Titled by She Returns From War This summer She Returns From War released their first EP of 2014, a hazy four song listen with a surf-rock vibe at times thanks to the simultaneous bending of six strings complimenting Hunter Park’s […]

Videos

Say Brother Live at Papa Jazz

Say Brother Live at Papa Jazz

Y’all know Say Brother, right? They are blues-country-rock band who have made homes in Columbia, Nashville, Austin, New Orleans. Say Brother made their way on the scene with their 2011 album All I got is Time on Fork and Spoon […]

Live at Papa Jazz with Muscle Memory

Live at Papa Jazz with Muscle Memory

The first time I heard David Adedokun was at an ale house about 8 years ago. His voice caught my attention. It was slightly raspy, like he stayed up all night pulling whiskey from the bottle, but it was delicate […]

Ghosts of the Kodiak Release Live at The Courtroom

Ghosts of the Kodiak Release Live at The Courtroom

For the most part Ghosts of the Kodiak fly below the radar in the South Carolina music scene, but they’ve been on the radar since their mid teens when they were playing in their parents’ garages. Now they’re closing in […]

Stefanie Santana Live at Papa Jazz

Stefanie Santana Live at Papa Jazz

Last summer Stefanie Santana won us over with her album I Admit I am Glad filled with charmingly clever lyrics and coming of age observations. Since that release she’s continued to win over fans with her equally convincing live show. Earlier […]

Comedy

Comedian Dave Stone

Dave Stone: The Wander Down Yonder Tour

UPDATE: Dave Stone will be returning to Red Door Tavern on Friday, November 7th with co-headliner Lisa Best, another terrific comedian from LA. Show is at 9PM with a cover of only $7. Dave Stone is an LA-based comedian originally […]

Liza Dye Returns Home and to the Stage.

Liza Dye Returns Home and to the Stage.

Earlier this year tragedy struck New York comedian (and South Carolina native) Liza Dye when she was hit by a subway train and nearly lost a leg. Liza’s story spread quickly within the comedy community, and gained national attention when […]

Giveaways

I Love You Honeybear Deluxe Vinyl Giveaway

I Love You Honeybear Deluxe Vinyl Giveaway

Father John Misty’s new album I Love You, Honeybear is out today and we have a deluxe vinyl to give away. Link to the giveaway is in our profile. A video posted by Scene SC (@scenesc) on Feb 10, 2015 […]

Led Zeppelin Super Deluxe Holiday Giveaway

Led Zeppelin Super Deluxe Holiday Giveaway

After re-watching Almost Famous on Netflix recently I must admit that I’ve had Led Zeppelin on my mind.  From “Tangerine” and “The Rain Song”, to “Misty Mountain Hop”, that movie helped introduce Zeppelin to a new generation of listeners through moments of perfect […]

Islander Return Home For Thanksgiving Eve Bash

Islander Return Home For Thanksgiving Eve Bash

Islander play Ground Zero in Spartanburg 11.26.2014 FB Event Since signing to Victory Records and releasing their debut EP in September 2013 Greenville’s Islander have turned into road warriors, racking up miles on high-profile tours in support of their 2014 […]