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  • Mechanical River’s “Pomelos” video gets Billboard premiere June 21, 2017
    Last week Billboard Magazine — yep, that Billboard — premiered the new “Pomelos” video from Charleston’s own Mechanical River. In the post, Billboard called the one-man-band project from Joel T. Hamilton “a prodigy in every sense.” Directed by Emmy Award-winner Brandon Ward of video production company, The Frame Theory, the video is a stop-motion piece […]
  • City honors local musician with John Spell Day June 21, 2017
    Few artists have worked as long and contributed as much to the Charleston music scene as steel guitarist John Spell, who the city honors on June 21 with the observance of John Spell Day in conjunction with National Music Day. John Spell learned to play Hawaiian steel guitar at the age of six. In a […]
  • The Districts present new, sharp, big sound on Popular Manipulations June 21, 2017
    When the small-town Pennsylvania band the Districts first made a splash on the national scene in 2009, it was partly fans gawking at just how good these fresh-faced high schoolers were.
  • DUMB Doctors embrace group dynamic on new album June 21, 2017
    Local garage-punk band DUMB Doctors has gone through some changes in the past year or so. The template that made them the City Paper's 2014 Punk Band of the Year is still there, as fans will notice when listening to their new self-titled album.
  • 5 can't-miss music events June 21, 2017
    For many Charlestonians, summer means outdoor celebrations with live music and cold drinks, preferably with a view. Luckily, the city overfloweth with perfect such scenarios this year. From cruisin' through the harbor to the sounds of bluegrass and fireworks to boozin' at al fresco music festivals, there are plenty of ways to make sweaty music […]
  • Sarah Summer releases “Be Yourself” single and video June 18, 2017
    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And in Sarah Summer’s case, when life gives you a raw musical talent, make a wondrous indie folk single and homemade video along with it. more…
  • Live Music: 2 Slices; The Farm Upstate; Battle of the Carolinas; Lawrence June 16, 2017
    HIP-HOP | Battle of the Carolinas w/ Walter Brown, Vaughn Postema, DJ Don Breeze, Latisha G., Johnny Jr., Tyler Cash, Keenotes, Yung Llogic, High Society Fri. Jun. 16 9 p.m. $10 The Purple Buffalo more…
  • The CW features Grace Joyner’s “Dreams” June 15, 2017
    Grace Joyner’s “Dreams,” off last year’s Maybe Somtimes — in C, got some prime time love last week when it was featured in a scene from teen drama Riverdale on the CW. The scene features characters Veronica and Cheryl sitting on a bed, thumbing through a photo album, and talking about ways to memorialize Cheryl’s brother, […]
  • DeJa Vu II hosts summer punk fest We Wanna Be Sedated! June 15, 2017
    If you’ve grown tired of the lack of summertime punk festivals, Park Circle venue Deja Vu II will satisfy all of those rock ‘n’ roll needs at this year’s We Wanna Be Sedated! festival. more…
  • Relix premieres SUSTO's "Jah Werx" video June 14, 2017
    Relix magazine premiered the video for “Jah Werx” this week off SUSTO's new album & I’m Fine Today, citing Bob Marley as a major influence for the track. The band also clarified that while “Jah works” is a Rasta term for “God is good” or “God is working,” the guys reinterpreted the phrase “in terms […]
  • Yonder Field hosts Solar Eclipse Festival June 14, 2017
    Bowman’s Yonder Field announced today its Solar Eclipse Festival, which takes place on Mon. Aug. 21, in celebration of the United States’ first total solar eclipse in 38 years. more…
  • Meet the producers behind some of the Holy City's most extraordinary recordings June 14, 2017
    Last December, the City Paper highlighted many of the engineers responsible for the sweet sounds you hear at some of the city's most-loved venues.
  • THURSDAY: Music Hall screens 'Carrie & Lowell Live' June 13, 2017
    Charleston Music Hall will host a screening of Sufjan Stevens’ Carrie & Lowell Live Thurs. June 15 at 7:30 p.m. more…
  • Live Music: Michael Jackson tribute; Flynt Flossy and Turquoise Jeep; Turnpike Troubadours; Patois Counselors June 8, 2017
    RAP | Flynt Flossy and Turquoise Jeep w/ Sexbruise? Wed. June 14 10 p.m. $13/adv., $15/door Pour House more…
  • Bill Murray is releasing a classical music album and going on tour. We're not really surprised. June 7, 2017
    Looks like Charleston's favorite what-will-he-do-next celeb is officially and unexpectedly making the crossover into the music world with the release of debut album, New Worlds. Are we shocked? more…

RSS Food & Drink

  • Crave Kitchen & Cocktails opening The Mill Street Tavern on Shem Creek June 21, 2017
    Alarm bells may be going off about Shem Creek's water quality, but the appeal of building a restaurant on the Mt. P waterway hasn't diminished. Today Crave Kitchen & Cocktails owner Peter Woodman has announced that next month it will open The Mill Street Tavern at 508-B Mill St. The restaurant is named after the Greenwich Mill which, according […]
  • 14 excuses to drink local craft beer this week, June 21-25 June 21, 2017
    Summer is officially here, and there is no shortage of beer-related happenings around town to celebrate the solstice. And if you can’t attend one of these, don’t worry, your local brewery certainly has plenty of libations to help enjoy the start of the season. WEDNESDAY Lagunitas Brewing is celebrating the start of summer with a […]
  • 13 Patios You Should Drink On This Summer June 21, 2017
    This is not a list of the best patios in Charleston. Or the best bars. This is your roadmap to a summer sampler of boozy patios where you can have it all — midnight tot nachos, top-shelf rosé, and a $4 happy hour burger that would be cheap at triple the price. One day it's […]
  • Gentry Bar & Room packs flavor, but lacks focus June 21, 2017
    From the minute you walk in, it feels like Gentry Bar & Room is grappling with dissociative identity disorder. Is it a sports bar? Is it an upscale restaurant? Is it a rock concert? A man staring at one of the many television screens suddenly screams out in a calamitous manner, while a dainty dish […]
  • 6 must eat cool treats for summer June 21, 2017
    When it's hot as balls out in this city, there's only one thing for it. Ice cold sweet treats. Fortunately we've got plenty of options.
  • Taco Tequila Kombat continued with last night's battle, Amen Street vs. Tavern and Table June 20, 2017
    At last night's sold out Taco Tequila Kombat, presented by the Taco Kick Society and held at The Brick, two local restaurants brought their taco A-games in the battle to see who has the best taco in Charleston. As one of the taco and tequila judges I have the very difficult job of picking the […]
  • 5Church holding four-course dinner to benefit Moultrie Park Playground by Chs. Parks Conservancy June 20, 2017
    5Church is pretty prolific when it comes to serving up multi-course meals. This Thurs., though, the feast benefits not only your tastebuds, but your local Ashley Avenue Moultrie Park Playground, too. more…
  • Bad and Boozy is a new approach to Charleston brunching June 20, 2017
    O'Day Washington understands Charlestonians' obsession with brunch. That's why she started a brunch pop-up series. more…
  • Workshop's Slice Co. adds delivery service June 19, 2017
    Fact: 350 pizza slices of pizza are sold every second, according to The Week. It's no wonder then that Workshop's Slice Co. wants to pump their pizza to more of Charleston's population. more…
  • Ice Bing Cafe brings icy drinks and sushi to Spring Street June 16, 2017
    Y'all, it's hot outside. Fortunately, there's a new way to cool off — Ice Bing Cafe, located at 93 Spring St. The bright, airy space features plenty of seating, where you can enjoy one of the many iced beverages Ice Bing serves. more…
  • Is it hot chicken season already? 2Nixons thinks so June 16, 2017
    [embed-1] In the last few months, it's felt like we've had a bit of a hot chicken reprieve. When Chick's Fry House closed a little over a year ago after a final push with their well received spicy yardbird, the city's appetite for the Nashville export seemed relatively sated. more…
  • Harold's Cabin now hosting Lowcountry Street Grocery every Thursday June 16, 2017
    Picking up some farm fresh toms mid-week just got a little easier if you're around the Wagener Terrace neighborhood. Harold's Cabin is the latest host of farmers market on wheels Lowcountry Street Grocery. The big green bus — the brainchild Lindsay Barrow and Kate DeWitt — operates across the Lowcountry providing healthy, fresh produce and food […]
  • Charleston Farmers Market to have fewer vendors Sat. June 17 June 16, 2017
    [embed-1]If you're heading to the Charleston Farmers Market tomorrow from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., take note, there will be one third fewer vendors than usual in order to coordinate with anniversary events for Mother Emanuel AME Church. As always, there are several markets you can check out this weekend, in addition to the one in Marion […]
  • Monarch Wine Merchants opens on upper King Street June 15, 2017
    [embed-1]Former GM of The Ordinary Justin Coleman has announced that Monarch Wine Merchants, located at 1107 King St. next to The Harbinger, will officially open its doors this Sat. at 11 a.m. The space was designed by Coleman's wife, Sarah, and is "rooted in 1970s/early '80s California modernism" with an aesthetic that's "super neutral, sophisticated, […]
  • Revelry Brewing Co. releases Up Sh*m Creek lager exclusively for Red's and Tavern and Table June 15, 2017
    Three area establishments have joined forces to create a truly local experience: A beer brewed in Charleston created specifically for warm weather drinking on Shem Creek. Next week, Revelry Brewing is releasing Up Sh*m Creek, an India Pale Lager that will be sold in 12-ounce cans and on draft exclusively at Red’s Ice House and […]