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[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 […]

A Guide to 2014 South Carolina Releases

A Guide to 2014 South Carolina Releases

January January 2 Avi Jacob-So Hard to Reach You Listen/Buy January 8 Ivadell–The Young Design Listen/Buy January 12 The Dunder Chiefs–Kicking Rocks Listen/Buy January 17 Art Contest–Math Major Listen/Buy January 17 Fall of an Empire–Songs of Steel and Sorrow Listen/Buy January 28 MIDIMarc–Beats in the Key […]

[Photos]: Trampled by Turtles and Nikki Lane

[Photos]: Trampled by Turtles and Nikki Lane

  Last Tuesday evening, Trampled by Turtles proved they’re a folk rock powerhouse meant to be heard live. Don’t get me wrong, the recorded material resonates with you – thus why the Music Farm was nearly sold out – but watching Ryan […]

[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 […]

[Video Premiere] Owen Beverly "No One Messes With My Girl" Live

[Video Premiere] Owen Beverly “No One Messes With My Girl” Live

Where: The Royal American in Charleston, SC When: Saturday December 13, 2014 Facebook Event Since moving from Charleston to Brooklyn in 2010, Owen Beverly’s been following life’s winding path and so far it’s taken him around the world. After exploring […]

WUSC Wednesdays: Two Inch AstronautTwo Inch Astronaut

WUSC Wednesdays: Two Inch Astronaut

Straight outta Colesville, Maryland, Two Inch Astronaut have post-punk, D.C.-hardcore on lock. Recording as a duo with Sam Rosenberg  on vocals, guitar and bass tracks and drummer Matt Gatwood on well, anything else, Two Inch Astronaut is just raw, ebbing […]

[Premiere] Mel Washington Takes on Bazan's "Deny Myself"

[Premiere] Mel Washington Takes on Bazan’s “Deny Myself”

Mel Washington misses playing in a rock n roll band. That’s evident when you talk to him. Washington spent years touring and writing with All Get Out before splitting out on his own a couple of years ago. If that […]

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 […]