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More than 25 years ago, Brennan bought a bass on his way to his first band practice. Since then he has credits on a dozen CDs and counting, played hundreds of shows, operated a small record label, was offered a job at SubPop, invited to be the touring bass player for the All-American Rejects, written copy and articles for record labels and No Depression, and has generally had a lot of fun playing music. In 2009, he settled into Charleston with his wife and kids. For his day job, he sells aircraft. Nights he wants to wander the bars in search of new and good. Brennan's blog will draw upon his musical experiences and offer his views on what is happening in the local music scene.

Tim Brennan's Blog Posts


Posted: Nov 20 2014 - 10:54am
  There have been so many good releases from local Charleston bands that I have not had time to review all of them.   So, instead of the...

Posted: Oct 21 2014 - 10:27am
  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...

Posted: Aug 24 2014 - 2:53pm
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...

Posted: Aug 5 2014 - 12:35pm
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,...

Posted: Jun 10 2014 - 1:43pm
Last week I lost it. Control, that is.Summer break had just begun for my pre-teen son and newly teen daughter. No longer could I rely on rules...

Posted: Jun 2 2014 - 10:51am
“In the midnight hour / Mullen cried ‘No more whoa-oh’ With a Rebel Yell / Riley cried ‘No more whoa-oh’”- Special lyrics adapted from Billy...

Posted: May 21 2014 - 11:59am
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...

Posted: May 16 2014 - 9:11am
Ahh, very soon Alice Cooper will be shouting “School’s out for ever!” from every rusted out Chevy Cavalier in Wando’s parking lot. Then again, do...

Posted: May 14 2014 - 11:43am
“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...

Posted: Apr 9 2014 - 11:03am
In the third installment of In The Mix, a series of seminars on the Music Industry led by Mark Bryan as part of the course he teaches at the College...

Posted: Feb 5 2014 - 11:24am
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Posted: Feb 3 2014 - 11:21am
Whenever I get invited to a benefit concert, I politely take the information I’m given, and file it away. However, in my own head, all I can think is...

Posted: Jan 28 2014 - 2:35pm
The other night at the College of Charleston, I was treated to a songwriter’s dream. I got to be in the room with Grammy award winners, incredible...

Posted: Dec 23 2013 - 10:47am
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Posted: Dec 4 2013 - 4:45pm
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Posted: Dec 3 2013 - 9:38am
Getting high. Aw, man, it's better than therapy. When life gets frustrating, I like to get high. It's cheaper than talking to a therapist in an...

Posted: Nov 15 2013 - 11:46am
Last week Rick Pflueger, a band mate of mine in Rambler 454, got married. Congrats to he and his awesome bride, Jennifer.    Sadly, our...

Posted: Nov 7 2013 - 10:39am
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Posted: Oct 11 2013 - 10:20am
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Posted: Oct 8 2013 - 11:37am
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Posted: Sep 25 2013 - 10:38am
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Posted: Sep 3 2013 - 1:38pm
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Posted: Aug 27 2013 - 2:16pm
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Posted: Jul 16 2013 - 2:38pm
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Posted: Jul 5 2013 - 2:50pm
Back in the mid-1990s, I almost exclusively thought about music, and baseball, and girls. Because of my obsession with the first two, the girls were...

Posted: Jun 23 2013 - 12:53pm
I’ve got to be one of a very few people who would buy tickets to The Lumineers at the Family Circle Stadium just so I can see J Roddy Walston and the...

Posted: Jun 19 2013 - 12:22pm
Toward the end of the Spoleto Festival, I decided to go off the beaten path for one show. Well, I should say off the citified asphalt strip and onto...

Posted: Jun 13 2013 - 2:33pm
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Posted: Apr 26 2013 - 10:54am
At this moment in 2013, we may be seeing a golden age of rock bands in Charleston. Shovels and Rope have hit the big time and continue to climb, but...

Posted: Apr 19 2013 - 1:47pm
Tim Brennan's "Boston Marathon Results" was spot on. As a nation struggling to cope with new terrorist attacks and to live with the reality of their...

Posted: Apr 18 2013 - 9:06am
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Posted: Mar 25 2013 - 8:57pm
You young kids with your smart phones, surfing your MyFaceSpaceReverberNationTube thingies. It's a whole world different from the way my bands...

Posted: Mar 21 2013 - 3:23pm
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Posted: Mar 6 2013 - 10:24am
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Posted: Mar 4 2013 - 8:50am
Bruce Springsteen once sang "We learned more from a three minute record, baby / Than we ever learned in school." However, I must advise my children...

Posted: Feb 10 2013 - 11:05am
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Posted: Feb 8 2013 - 5:13pm
There was plenty of chatter over whether Tim was spot on in his assessment of Luke Cunningham's performance in particular...  Some claimed it...

Posted: Feb 5 2013 - 9:26am
The Holy City Pop Show took over the Charleston Music Hall, Saturday, Feb 2. The night was billed as a chance to see some great local artists...

Posted: Jan 18 2013 - 4:27pm
From the duping to the doping, pro athletes keep falling from grace, right alongside crooked politicians and fraudulent docs. I didn't do it/yes I...

Posted: Jan 17 2013 - 10:21am
  [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"5572","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"431","width":"558"}}]] “I read...

Posted: Jan 14 2013 - 10:21am
I can predict the winner of just about every Battle Of The Bands.   That’s right. I’m telling you that I am that good. Seriously. Just meet me...

Posted: Jan 10 2013 - 1:22pm
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Posted: Jan 3 2013 - 1:44pm
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Posted: Dec 13 2012 - 7:05pm
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Posted: Dec 7 2012 - 4:56pm
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Posted: Dec 5 2012 - 4:52pm
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Posted: Nov 28 2012 - 12:57pm
It’s winter, so there are tree-lighting ceremonies to attend, eggnog-making recipes to prepare, and Christmas parties to plan. But before we get to...

Posted: Nov 26 2012 - 4:34pm
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Posted: Nov 14 2012 - 10:59am
The most important person at your next gig is not going to be featured on the poster. He won’t be listed in the ad. You may not even remember his...

Posted: Oct 25 2012 - 11:57am
Last night I went to a very rare place indeed. It was a bar.   You see, a “bar” cannot exist in South Carolina. Not with our law which only...

Posted: Oct 22 2012 - 12:40pm
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Posted: Oct 9 2012 - 4:19pm
Facebook Drama! Sooooo much fun.... It’s better than reality TV, isn't it?   Last week, my FaceBook feed lit up with a little drama that...

Posted: Oct 8 2012 - 10:00am
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Posted: Sep 20 2012 - 10:36am
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Posted: Aug 21 2012 - 5:40pm
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Posted: Aug 20 2012 - 1:41pm
The other night, I went to the Music Farm to see some bands that I had never seen before. Members of two of the bands on the bill are Facebook...

Posted: Aug 15 2012 - 2:04pm
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Posted: Aug 6 2012 - 9:04am
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Posted: Aug 3 2012 - 3:12pm
BLOG OF THE WEEK: Brand new Gritter Tim Brennan started off with a bang with his entertaining—and thought-provoking—observations on our local...

Posted: Aug 1 2012 - 2:38pm
Seeking good music and entertainment in town, I've noticed something: the music we've got. The entertainment? Not as much.   I've heard singers...


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