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BY: Devin Grant
After finding mega-success in the 80s with Men At Work, singer-songwriter Colin Hay found further success as a solo artist. Devin Grant caught up with the artist to tap about life as an 80s rock star, his new album, and his upcoming show at the Charleston Music Hall.
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
Last Friday, December 4th at the Charleston Pour House, Charlestonians were treated with a powerhouse opener followed by a local favorite- Dopapod.
BY: Zach Bjur
T. Hardy Morris and the Hardknocks will be at The Royal American December 18th at 9 pm. Ten dollars gets you in to what is sure to be a raucous time. “It’s a fun show” says Hardy “the band has a lot of energy, I’m looking forward to getting back on the road with them. It’s different than anything else you’ll see this year, that’s for sure.”
BY: Ben Grenaway
While the name may be deceiving, Youth Model isn’t your typical fresh-faced indie pop band hoping to squirm their way into the hearts of teeny-boppers.
BY: Tim Brennan
I've already said I'm a fan of this band. Fine, I'm biased. Just give this CD a listen. If you hate it, tell me why. If you like it, throw the guys some cash and pay for the actual CD.
BY: Hunter Gardner
Langhorne Slim & The Law to bring their raw live performance to The Pour House this month.
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
Eliot Lipp, a Brooklyn-based electronic music artist, came to the Charleston Pour House after ten years of global touring with opener Flamingosis to put on a memorable show for an energetic audience.
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
The groundbreaking progressive psychedelic rock band Umphrey’s McGee graced Charleston this past weekend for a three-night long jam/livetronica party, with a few bumps along the way. Performing an amazing sequence of sets (2 each night,) UM killed it as expected by all of their diehard fans here in the Holy City. Playing a progressively better set from Thursday to Saturday night, Umphrey’s was all we anticipated and more.
BY: Georgia Schrubbe
Because every song has a story
BY: Renae Brabham
When's the last time you sipped a glass of wine, slipped off your shoes, and stomped your feet in a 300 year old church?
BY: Hunter Gardner
Hunter Park of She Returns From War played a pre-album release show for her upcoming album, Oh What a Love, at The Rarebit. Park’s songs come from a deep place of emotion that of course feels personal, but like any great song, also universal.
BY: Devin Grant
Eddie Hogan, one of Lowcountry music's biggest supporters, passed away late last year. This Saturday at The Windjammer friends, family and musicians will gather for a day that celebrates Hogan's life.
BY: Renae Brabham
When I saw the musical Johnny Cash, Red White & Cash was playing at Woolfe Street Playhouse, I thought I would take one for the team and surprise Don with the event. About an hour in, I wished I'd had on cowboy boots.
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
Jared Aaronson, a student at College of Charleston, is creating a sound all his own as a local DJ/producer under the name Collective Disparity—and redefining what it means to have a full plate on his hands.
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
From silents discos and ravers to scenic camping and an overzealous fire marshal, CounterPoint was quite an experience.
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
Zach Deputy​'s genre-defying set Saturday at The Charleston Pour House​ was a journey through the realm of musical possibility.
BY: Kristen Milford
Brave Baby performed an early album release show for their Electric Friends LP with SUSTO and The High-Divers at the Charleston Music Hall on May 9. The event was sponsored by BACE League of Charleston, an organization that aims to align local policy with creative culture.
BY: Devin Grant
Sure, local superstar Darius Rucker had a huge hit a couple years ago with "Wagon Wheel," but the band that cowrote that hit song with Bob Dylan played the PAC this past Tuesday night.
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
Always getting the crowd sweaty and loose, these L.A. natives have created a sassy sound that’s a blend of deep soul, rare funk, and afro-disco with a raw rock-star edge.
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
Keller Williams, a multi-talented artist from Washington, D.C., played solo sets two nights in a row at the Pour House on Thursday and Friday of last week. I got to make it to Friday nigh,t and I wasn’t expecting to see one of the most interesting shows I’ve been to in a while.
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
Random Rab and saQi played Wednesday night at the Charleston Pour House as a stop on their North American Tour 2015.
BY: Kristen Milford
Indie darling Grace Joyner and ethereal bedroom-pop artist Hermit's Victory closed out the Hearts & Plugs Redux Residency on April 15 as the final show of the five-part series. Although the residency has come to an end, the series has undeniably catapulted the Charleston music scene and has brought recognition to these 10 deserving artists. #WednesdayisthenewFriday
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
Read on for 20+ excuses to relax, escape from the norm, and travel this summer to see where countless artists of all genres are popping up all over the country.
BY: Kristen Milford
Country-rock artists Johnny Delaware and SUSTO played to a packed house this past Wednesday, marking the fourth show of the Redux Residency sponsored by Hearts & Plugs. These #acidboys are here to say that #WednesdayisthenewFriday.
BY: Kristen Milford
Music veterans Run Dan Run and Infinitikiss played an April Fool's show at the Redux Contemporary Art Center, celebrating the official album release of Mr. Jenkins' "Greatest Hits." This show marks the third in the residency, which showcases local bands each Wednesday for period of five weeks straight. It's no joke that #WednesdayisthenewFriday.
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
The musical month of March ended with a bang on Tuesday night at the Pour House with Spiritual Rez and TreeHouse!
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
Saturday night at the Pour house was local award-winning band Sol Driven Train’s album release party, with opener BIG Something.
BY: Kristen Milford
Indie rockers Elim Bolt and ET Anderson headlined the sophomore show of the Hearts & Plugs Redux Residency, a five-show series showcasing 10 bands from the local music scene on Wednesdays. #WednesdayisthenewFriday
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
Friday night at the Charleston Pour House kicked off a weekend chock-full of great music. I got to meet the opening duo, Dean Spaniol and Luke Sipka, better known as Bells and Robes, and chatted with them briefly about their roots and musical pursuits.
BY: Ben Grenaway
SUSTO frontman Justin Osborne talks South by Southwest, the band's new lineup, and their upcoming live album.
BY: Tim Brennan
On a recent 11-hour trip to a gig in Cleveland, I thought back to all the changes that have happened since my first road trip.
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
From the huge hair to the skinny bellbottoms, Saturday night at the Music Farm was a lot of fun, but part of me would have rather been at home saving money and listening to a real Zeppelin record.
BY: Kristen Milford
Indie label Hearts & Plugs has partnered with Redux Contemporary Art Center to present Redux Residency, a five-show series showcasing 10 bands from the South Carolina music scene on Wednesday nights. Columbia-based trio The Lovely Few and solo artist Michael Flynn (of Slow Runner) kicked off the first week with a dreamy set. It just goes to show you that #WednesdayisthenewFriday.
BY: Emily Haney
Music always takes me to the most magical places. This time, it brought me to a quaint Parisian-influenced boutique on North Market Street.
BY: Georgia Schrubbe
Get a taste of Cuba without leaving the Lowcountry.
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
I speak for many when I say that the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida, is a home away from home. This time, I got to return to the epic Aura Arts and Music Festival.
BY: Renae Brabham
Joined by Finnegan Bell and Marci Shore, Jim Avett's sold-out show at The Society of St. Thomas & St. Denis was a celebration of song and storytelling for the young and young at heart.
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
Truth be told, I had my doubts about this band. It is no easy feat to take on the legendary lights, music, and theatrics of the band that made history with their intensely conceptual and psychedelic multimedia events. However, I was pleasantly surprised.
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
Dead 27s, one of my favorite local bands, prove that not only can they mesmerize onstage, but that they're also awesome dudes to talk to.
BY: Alexandra Dunlop
New Orleans, Louisiana funk and jam band Dumpstaphunk gave us not only a name to remember, but also a killer live experience at the Pour House last Saturday night.

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