News

WUSC Wednesdays: O'My!

WUSC Wednesdays: O’My!

Alright y’all, The Diagnosis returns Wednesdays 10 p.m. to midnight, which means WUSC Wednesdays are back. One of my favorite parts of being a DJ at WUSC is being able to introduce South Carolinians to the sounds of my own [...]

Soundwaves: Peace Out for the Summer

Soundwaves: Peace Out for the Summer

My summer is officially over with tomorrow’s class schedule looming over my senior year shoulders, and I must say my weekly ride with Scene SC has been a fun and enlightening one. David Stringer is my hero for helping to [...]

Music Farm and AC Entertainment Team Up

Music Farm and AC Entertainment Team Up

What does the Music Farm and AC Entertainment partnership mean for you? Last week AC Entertainment and The Music Farm announced an exclusive partnership to bring an expanded breadth of musical offerings to their two South Carolina clubs as well [...]

Show Reviews

Show Review: Shakey Graves at the Charleston Pour House

Show Review: Shakey Graves at the Charleston Pour House

The beginning of Shakey’s story can be found around a campfire in the wilderness of a backcountry music festival. As his friends sat happily enjoying the innate mystic warmth of the fire, something lurked in the shadows. There appeared a [...]

[Show Review] Sea Wolf Mutiny/Susto/Grey Spy/Billy Ferguson

[Show Review] Sea Wolf Mutiny/Susto/Grey Spy/Billy Ferguson

For me this was a show of mixed emotions. As Susto kicked off their nationwide summer tour in support they started by playing three South Carolina dates including a kickoff show in Charleston at The Royal American, then onto Columbia, [...]

[Show Review] Frank Turner at New Brookland Tavern

[Show Review] Frank Turner at New Brookland Tavern

View more photos from Sean Rayford and this Frank Turner show. I felt like an impostor at the Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls show Sunday night at New Brookland Tavern. As the show was well sold out I heard [...]

The 1975

[Show Review] The 1975 at The Music Farm

Photos and words by Alexis Schwaillier For being someone who enjoys talking about music, I have never thought about a show in terms of anything but photography. I can tell you I had fun, and I liked it. Or that [...]

Concert Previews

Michael Flynn Album Release at Charleston Music Hall

Michael Flynn Album Release at Charleston Music Hall

Face in the Cloud by Michael Flynn The last time Michael Flynn performed his music on stage at Charleston Music Hall it was a concert filled with sentimental and reminiscent moments as his band Slow Runner bid farewell. Michael Flynn [...]

The Tarlatans

The Tarlatans Release New Album with fine Supporting Bands

Once The Tarlatans announced they’d be recording their new EP with Jay Clifford at Hello Telescope studio in Charleston, SC the writing was on the wall that they’d be releasing potentially their finest material to date. For The Tarlatans first [...]

Yosef Bids Farewell to Columbia

Yosef Bids Farewell to Columbia

Moment – Yosef & Caroline Glaser by Yosef Even at his relatively young age, Joseph “Hunter” Duncan has been a long time staple of the Columbia music scene. In his mid-teens he shone with potential, with snarling yelps and adolescent [...]

Say Anything and The Front Bottoms Visit Charlotte

Say Anything and The Front Bottoms Visit Charlotte

Say Anything/The Front Bottoms/So So Glos/You Blew It! play Amos Southend in Charlotte, NC June 21, 2014. The last time I saw three of the bands on this bill I was in Austin, Texas for SXSW. For Say Anything that [...]

New Music

New Music from Kid Trails

New Music from Kid Trails

Out Here by Kid Trails One of the many highlights of the recent Fork and Spoon compilation Tidings From Our Light Purple Gam is Kid Trails contribution “Vortex.”. Kid Trails is the project of Toro y Moi live bassist and [...]

The Warm Embrace of a Compilation

The Warm Embrace of a Compilation

Aaron Graves helped me to love my music scene again. His battle with an inoperable brain tumor has been well documented thus far, both through the media, and updates on Tumor-Schumor.com. I’ve kept in touch with plenty of South Carolina [...]

Album Reviews

Album Review: Methodist Girls by Nathan K

Album Review: Methodist Girls by Nathan K

These days I’m trying to live like Balzac. Honoré de Balzac was a French writer famous for his irregular sleeping schedule- going to sleep at 7 pm, “like the chickens” to wake at 1 am, working through the night, give or take [...]

Album Review: ACADEMIA_

Album Review: ACADEMIA_

Under the confidently capitalized title ACADEMIA_, Columbia-based producer/EDM artist Tyler Matthews crafts baby-smooth electronic climes with a similarly absolute, and well-justified, confidence. With drum-tight production, the innocuous tones and clean, sure rhythms of his seven-track debut release are wielded with a pleasant [...]

WUSC Wednesdays: Here And Nowhere Else

WUSC Wednesdays: Here And Nowhere Else

April 1 brought the release of Cloud Nothings’ Here And Nowhere Else and as expected, it is angst-ridden and full of energy. This album, particularly the first few tracks, feels like a crush. The moments of tension, longing, hope, embarrassment, [...]

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 [...]

Videos

Video Premiere: Mt. Plastic-Swimming Lessons

Video Premiere: Mt. Plastic-Swimming Lessons

From the ashes of much loved Peedee post-rock band The Dirty White has risen a new post-punk band fronted by Dirty White guitarist Josh McDowell. Formed in early 2014, thus far the band has focused their energy on live shows [...]

Watch Stunning New Susto Video

Watch Stunning New Susto Video

After some home town dates and a couple of dates opening for Band of Horses, Susto is now in the midst of a nationwide tour that currently has Justin Osborne camping lakeside somewhere in California. Out supporting his debut album [...]

Honor the Father Wins Big at Indie Grits

Honor the Father Wins Big at Indie Grits

What we’ve learned over the past couple of years is that when The Restoration does something, they do it really well. From the bands first performance donning retro garb that matched the early theme of their music, they’ve found ways [...]

[Video Premiere] The Lovely Few-Mariner

[Video Premiere] The Lovely Few-Mariner

We’re excited to premiere the new video from The Lovely Few for the song “Mariner” off their most recent album The Geminids. Over ten years from the early 1960′s to 70′s NASA launched 10 Mariner spacecrafts to do nonlanding flybys of both [...]

Comedy

Rory Scovel performing a feature set at No Expectations Comedy

World Famous Upstater Rory Scovel Returns to Greenville

Local comedy hero Rory Scovel is returning to South Carolina for a pair of shows in Greenville. Rory is a native of the upstate who first performed in Spartanburg, before moving on to Washington, DC and New York to develop [...]

Joe Pettis

Joe Pettis: Beer, Comedy, and Underwear

Comedian Joe Pettis has created two of the best shows in Atlanta: Beer and Comedy Night, a twice-monthly show held at SweetWater Brewery, and Underwear Comedy Party, held once a month at the The Village Theatre, which is of course [...]

Giveaways

The Tarlatans

The Tarlatans Release New Album with fine Supporting Bands

Once The Tarlatans announced they’d be recording their new EP with Jay Clifford at Hello Telescope studio in Charleston, SC the writing was on the wall that they’d be releasing potentially their finest material to date. For The Tarlatans first [...]

[Ticket Giveaway] Arts and Draughts Friday Night

[Ticket Giveaway] Arts and Draughts Friday Night

Arts and Draughts Friday night with Banditos/Bo White Y Su Orquesta/Stagbriar/Shallow Palace Facebook Event When it comes to Columbia’s signature events Arts and Draught’s is one of the city’s finest. Once every quarter the Columbia Museum of Art fills up [...]

Conor Oberst + Dawes at Charleston Music Hall

Conor Oberst + Dawes at Charleston Music Hall

Conor Oberst + Dawes May 11 at Charleston Music Hall Tickets Dawes is the most unassuming popular rock band out there these days and it’s refreshing. Frontman Taylor Goldsmith downplays being considered by some as one of the top songwriters [...]