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See Water Gets Down for Chucktown

See Water Gets Down for Chucktown

“[See Water is] the positivity of reggae with the intensity of punk rock,” Patrick Farrell eloquently stated and immediately, everyone at the table gave him their undivided attention. It was one of the few times he had spoken during the […]

WUSC Wednesdays: Girlpool

WUSC Wednesdays: Girlpool

For the girls and boys who like “Thai food, feminist pros and angry girl music of the Indie Rock persuasion” a la Kat Stratford, there is Girlpool. For the girls and boys who don’t, there is still Girlpool to convert […]

[Feature]: Johnny Delaware

[Feature]: Johnny Delaware

Secret Wave by Johnny Delaware Brought to you by a 60s D.J. and Craigslist, Johnny Delaware has moved onto the forefront of the local music scene in Charleston within the past month. He gave a last-minute performance at Royal American, […]

Take a Musical Ride on the Carolina Queen

Take a Musical Ride on the Carolina Queen

The Boat Show November 22 More info and tickets There’s been a lot of chatter out of Charleston lately about Johnny Delaware’s new band and how great they sound. Now you’ll have a chance to see them, first hand, on […]

Show Reviews

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 […]

Corbett Alexander play Conundrum

Corbett Alexander play Conundrum

If you’ve never been to Conundrum Music Hall in West Columbia, you’re missing out on a tiny shack in a big grassy lot that’s full of great music. And that may not seem that great, but let me tell you […]

Show Review: Brave Baby Returns Home to Charleston

Show Review: Brave Baby Returns Home to Charleston

After embarking on a Fall tour earlier this September, accompanying The Weeks, Brave Baby finally reached Charleston last Friday night. Or rather, stopped in at the Music Farm before continuing through the southeast for their own headlining dates. Before detailing […]

In Review: Mountain Song Festival 2014

In Review: Mountain Song Festival 2014

If you are taking a trip from Greenville in the fall on Highway 276 and you take a right near Table Rock, it takes you up to Caesars Head. It is a great place to stand and breathe in the […]

Concert Previews

See Water Gets Down for Chucktown

See Water Gets Down for Chucktown

“[See Water is] the positivity of reggae with the intensity of punk rock,” Patrick Farrell eloquently stated and immediately, everyone at the table gave him their undivided attention. It was one of the few times he had spoken during the […]

[Feature]: Johnny Delaware

[Feature]: Johnny Delaware

Secret Wave by Johnny Delaware Brought to you by a 60s D.J. and Craigslist, Johnny Delaware has moved onto the forefront of the local music scene in Charleston within the past month. He gave a last-minute performance at Royal American, […]

Take a Musical Ride on the Carolina Queen

Take a Musical Ride on the Carolina Queen

The Boat Show November 22 More info and tickets There’s been a lot of chatter out of Charleston lately about Johnny Delaware’s new band and how great they sound. Now you’ll have a chance to see them, first hand, on […]

New Music

[New Music] Can't Kids I Never Liked You

[New Music] Can’t Kids I Never Liked You

I NEVER LIKED YOU (split “7 w/ Schooner) by Can’t Kids Can’t Kids have a new 7 inch split with NC band Schooner due out early next year on Sit-N-Spin Records, but they’ve released their three tunes early through their […]

New Music From Atlas Road Crew

New Music From Atlas Road Crew

Voices by Atlas Road Crew Atlas Road Crew claim Charleston, SC as their home-base, but they’ve seen much more of the inside of their van over the past two years than Folly Beach or Sullivan’s Island. Their new song “Voices” […]

American Gun Find Rock n Roll Roots

American Gun Find Rock n Roll Roots

Promised Youth by American Gun On their new six track EP American Gun leave their alt country beginning in the past, turning back to the rock n roll that members Todd Mathis and Noel Rodgers played prior to American Gun. […]

Album Reviews

[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 […]

The Dog-Hearted: Curtin's Debut Album & Tour

The Dog-Hearted: Curtin’s Debut Album & Tour

They say New York is the city where dreams come true. While most of us may have lost faith in that movie fantasy, Austin Nelson and Jason Rueger may have proved that cliché can still hold some merit; even if […]

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 […]

Videos

[Music Video] Devereaux-Ponytails

[Music Video] Devereaux-Ponytails

On the new Devereaux album Heyward Sims does an incredible job of seamlessly mixing analog and electronic sounds into hooky pop songs. The opening track “Pineapple Flex” showcases both Sim’s guitar work and his sense of composition. With the video […]

[Video] Owen Beverly-The Devils in the Details

[Video] Owen Beverly-The Devils in the Details

In support of his first solo album in six years, Owen Beverly released the video for “Devils in the Details” today through Charleston City Paper. The video shows Beverly seemingly possessed as the video cuts between shots of him standing […]

Watch Cloud Nothings New Video Directed by Jordan Blackmon

Watch Cloud Nothings New Video Directed by Jordan Blackmon

In conjuction with the announcement of their world tour, Cloud Nothings debuted the video for their song “Now Hear In,” from their latest album Hear and Nowhere Else. The video was directed by Toro y Moi guitarist and Fork and […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Arts and Draughts Features Local Heavy Lineup

Arts and Draughts Features Local Heavy Lineup

Now in its fifth season, Arts and Draughts at the Columbia Museum of Art has established itself as a consistently entertaining event showcasing the museum, regional and local music, and craft breweries from across America. The November installment of the […]

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 […]