What’s going on in the SC music scene?
Born on Edisto Island 88 years ago today, bass player James Jamerson is one of the most influential bass players in modern music history. From Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” to songs by the Jackson 5, his bass lines have influenced much of what we hear in popular music today. Read more about his influence and his 10 best bass lines.
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Travel Therapy released their new album “Sum Notes” in late 2023, the duos second full length release. The synth duo of Michael Gutshall (keys, drums, guitar, vocals) and Smith Austin (bass, percussion, vocals) who are also members of OuterEgo, started in 2019 and have grown into their sound over the next four years. Tune in to hear us chat about their music, Shrek Raves, and local music.
In the News
- Yo-Yo Ma, Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Papa Jazz alum, Amos Lee are a few of the acts performing at Spoleto in Charleston this year. Happening May 22-June 9, you’ll want to snag a ticket before these events sell out.
- AJ Croce, son of the great Jim Croce, plays the Peace Center on Feb. 3 and Charleston Music Hall on Feb. 4. DYK, that Jim’s hit song Bad, Bad Leroy Brown, along with other songs, was inspired by his time in Columbia while he was stationed at the Fort Jackson for basic training? Maybe that’s why he’s driving right through.
Before there was Abacus, there was Abacus. Made up of members of local band Alley Cat, Abacus hit the Midlands scene in early 1983.
“By this point in the concert, the whole venue was packed to the point I could barely walk anywhere, which shows how many lives NBT impacted.” Read WUSC’s write up of the final OG NBT show.
- Arriving via a mysterious Instagram DM this week, stream the new releasefrom SC supergroup Junta. Who is in the supergroup? Their real names remain a mystery.
- Discovered via a casual Bandcamp search, Brian McGrath shared the Firehouse Elegies EP, an EP originally planned for Mantissa (Lazyline Records). Brian is formerly of Wendyfix (Carpark Records), who we highly recommend listening to if you’re into early to mid 90s indie rock.
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