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BY: Devin Grant
I first met Vikki Matsis while doing freelance writing for another local publication. She's a great writer, and a few years ago, we covered the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee. In the process of...
BY: Devin Grant
At a recent performance by Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, the band was launching into “Never Gonna Change,” a song Isbell wrote while he was still in the Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers. Just as...
BY: Devin Grant
How stand-up a guy is Darius Rucker? A few weeks ago, right after accepting a Grammy Award in Los Angeles, the singer-songwriter flew home to Charleston and went straight from the airport to a...
BY: Devin Grant
    The number "three" holds a special significance for singer-songwriter Kristian Bush. Music fans in Charleston might remember Bush as one half of the folks rock duo Billy Pilgrim, which...
BY: Devin Grant
  A couple months back, I had the opportunity to see the Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" as part of the North Charleston Performing Arts Center's Best of Broadway series. Going in, I was...
BY: Devin Grant
  While attending last week's Cord & Pedal Christmas concert at the Charleston Music Hall, I had to wonder if a tourist or two had possibly wandered into the show, thinking they were...
BY: Devin Grant
The first time I saw Cheap Trick, I had a classic case of mixed feelings. On the one hand there was the actual performance. The band was opening for Stone Temple Pilots at the North Charleston...
BY: Devin Grant
It has always amazed me how quickly folks in this town will pitch in to help when someone is in need, even if that someone is a complete stranger. I don't think I've ever actually met Lisa Jungermann...
BY: Devin Grant
Far too often, when I hear the synopsis of a Broadway musical, I'm underwhelmed. Then I go and see said musical, and it turns out to be great. Take Wicked for example. I'd heard it was good, but a...
BY: Devin Grant
  I've been covering music in this town for almost 20 years, and in that time I have seen some pretty amazing local and regional artists come and go. For every act like Hootie & The...
BY: Devin Grant
    For the third year in a row, musician and foodie Zac Brown has brought his Southern Ground Music & Food Festival to Daniel Island's Blackbaud Stadium. For the third year in a row,...
BY: Devin Grant
It's October in the Lowcountry. Things are cooling off, or at least they should start doing so any day now. Thoughts are turning to pumpkins, trick or treating, and the Southern Ground Music &...
BY: Devin Grant
I'm continually amazed at the power that live music can have over an audience. Just as fascinating, though, is what happens when that pairing is looked at from the other end—a good crowd can energize...
BY: Devin Grant
  Okay, so first it must be said that the band Slow Runner has one of the more amusing band bios out there. No, I'm serious. Go right now to slowrunnermusic.com and read it. I'll wait.  ...
BY: Devin Grant
  There are some venues in the Lowcountry that I truly love when it comes to seeing live music. At the top of my list sits the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Since it opened as the...
BY: Devin Grant
I've found that when it come to some bands there are no fair weather fans. You're either on board or you can't stand them. Such is the case with Steely Dan. From 1972 to 1980, Walter Becker and...
BY: Devin Grant
Sex Pistols from Punk News   I missed the apex of the original punk rock scene by about a decade. When it was at its height in the late 70s, I was still in the single digits. By the time I was...
BY: Devin Grant
While taking in the music from the various bands in the Under The Sun Tour last Friday night at the North Charleston Coliseum, there were a couple of thoughts going through my mind. First, and most...
BY: Devin Grant
I met Skye Paige a few years back when we were both attending a special in-studio performance by Gov't Mule at Charleston Sound. I still remember that first meeting because of the way she carried...
BY: Devin Grant
When it was announced that Cyndi Lauper would be playing the North Charleston Performing Arts Center, I was definitely interested in going. When it was announced that, in honor of its 30th...

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