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BY: Tim Brennan
  When I first moved to South Carolina, I was hungry to see the great local scene I’d heard about. Yet, all I saw was one earnest, sublime guitar-strumming songwriter after another. Each trying...
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
  Last Friday night, I went to see the band Cosby Sweater, a new and unique name in electronic music consisting of a trio comprised of David Embry on production and vocals, Nicholas Gerlach on...
BY: Devin Grant
    A couple of weeks ago, I was driving home from a restaurant with my wife and two sons. My older son, who is 8 years old, brought up the Beatles in conversation. My wife and I are avid...
BY: Brandon Fish
    A few months ago, when Charleston learned of the tragic death of Brad Cooper, the city was stunned. After all, Brad Cooper was just 21 years old and seemed to have the world in his...
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
  The place was packed last Thursday night when the Pretty Lights Music Keepin’ It Crew Tour came to the Music Farm, and PLM events typically bring the most interesting of characters out of...
BY: Devin Grant
    It has been 21 years since I saw my first Widespread Panic show. In that time, I have easily seen the Georgia-based jam band a couple dozen times, more than any other act out there. It’...
BY: Instant Grit
This Saturday, Charleston hosts its inaugural BandSwap at The Royal American.   What in the world is a BandSwap?   "The concept of BandSwap is fairly simple – take bands with an...
BY: Hunter Gardner
Shovels & Rope’s Swimmin’ Time has already garnered critical success and TV face time, so why haven’t you bought it yet? If you need a little hometown push, here are three reasons why every...
BY: Tim Brennan
I spent most of my musical life playing in original bands. We wrote our own songs, released our own CDs, and usually played to people we knew. We started out playing to friends and family, and the...
BY: Thomas Wilkinson
Millions recognize Kat Robichaud from her top ten finish on NBC’s The Voice, but for many who will see her headline DELUGE on August 31, her face is familiar for a different reason. “Charleston is a...
BY: Tim Brennan
The Tarlatans are a damn fine rock and roll band. If you’ve heard them called a “roots rock” band, forget it. Their debut six-song EP, Good Luck, shows that they are a rock and roll band rooted in...
BY: Devin Grant
Music history is full of great collaborators. Gilbert and Sullivan, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lennon and McCartney, Simon and Garfunkel, Hall and Oates, Milli and Vanilli. Okay, so I threw that last...
BY: Devin Grant
Here in Charleston there are any number of great cover and tribute bands one can go out and see. Some of my personal favorites are T.N.T. (performing Bon Scott-era AC/DC), G N’ R Lies (playing music...
BY: Tim Brennan
In recent years, the long hot days of summer have meant only one thing: how to cram as many musical acts into one corporate-sponsored day as possible. We’ve got our own version of Bona-Chella-Palooza...
BY: Devin Grant
It doesn’t take hearing more than about twenty seconds of “Don’t Comfort Me,” the first track off Dead 27s new CD “Chase Your Devils Down,” to know you’re in for a great rock experience. Combining...
BY: Instant Grit
  Southerly Restaurant and Patio at Southern Season offers live music on the patio every evening from 6 to 9 p.m. (11 a.m. to 2p.m. on Sundays). Make the most of happy hour with...
BY: Tim Brennan
“Oh wow, that's so cool that you're in a band. What are you guys called?” If you don’t have a band name, are you really IN a band? You've got to get a band name. One that will announce to the world...
BY: Devin Grant
I’ll be honest right upfront here; I’ve never really been a fan of the band REO Speedwagon. I don’t say that in an attempt to seem trendy or forward thinking, because lord knows I’m a fan of any...
BY: Devin Grant
What a difference a couple of days, and a couple of hundred miles make. When Gillian Welch and David Rawlings performed in Charlotte last Friday night at the Neighborhood Theatre, apparently not...
BY: Devin Grant
This past weekend brought a couple of spectacular acts to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. First, on Thursday night, the newly reunited bluegrass act Nickel Creek rolled into town for a...


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