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  • Live Music: Sol Slam; Live from the Underground; Pool Party; Karen Meat July 19, 2017
    FESTIVAL | Sol Slam 7 Sol Driven Train, Graham Whorley, Howling Moon Pimps, Dangermuffin, Jordan Igoe, Danielle Howle, Hans Wenzel & the Eighty Sixers, Local Honey, Peck & Penn, Shelby Means Fri. July 21-Sat. more…
  • Take Two: The High Divers depart for re-booked tour on a high note July 19, 2017
    Over 300 people showed up to the Royal American last Friday night to celebrate the High Divers, whose tour to California last month was cancelled after the crew got into a terrible accident with a semi-truck in Arizona. They may have been bruised but are no longer undeterred — reeling from the euphoria that comes […]
  • WATCH: Secret Guest announces new album, video, and label July 19, 2017
    Last month, ET Anderson alluded to new, exciting ventures around the bend, and this week we found out what he was referring to — the project's founder Tyler Morris and Brett Nash of Secret Guest have joined forces to present APT, which Nash described on social media as an "all encompassing entity," or, as Morris […]
  • Hank Williams Jr. is irritated with me July 19, 2017
    Hank Williams Jr. is simultaneously one of the most important and polarizing figures in the music business. He was one of the most important artists in the original outlaw country music movement, breaking free from a career of covering songs by his late father and releasing the country-rock masterpiece Hank Williams Jr. & Friends in […]
  • Strand of Oaks showcases Hard Love during another tour with Jason Isbell July 19, 2017
    The first phone call to Timothy Showalter had dropped after about two minutes, and it has taken the singer nearly two hours to return the message, his timing interrupted by both a designated shift behind the steering wheel of his tour van and a freak windstorm that pushed the vehicle off the road.
  • Junior Astronomers' long-awaited sophomore album takes on their hometown July 19, 2017
    If there's a term that a band probably doesn't want applied to their new album, it's "long-awaited." It's been four years since Charlotte's Junior Astronomers released Dead Nostalgia, a 12-song slab of passionate, angular indie-rock that never seemed to let its guard up.
  • Cole Collins calls in the sirens on new video, "For Ourselves" July 18, 2017
    Cole Collins recently gathered dancers Rebecca René Kelley (also the choreographer), Olivia Satcher, Crystal Conway, and Joshua VanderVeen for the filming of a video for his single, "For Ourselves." Directed by friend and currently New York City-based Levi Adkins, "For Ourselves," the video, was conceived by Collins himself. "The concept/vision for the video was to tell […]
  • PHOTOS: Boyd Tinsley with Crystal Garden at the Pour House on Sunday July 17, 2017
    Didn't make it to the Pour House for Crystal Garden featuring Boyd Tinsley on Sun. July 16? more…
  • Art of Jazz summer concert series continues with Demetrius Doctor Trio July 16, 2017
    One man’s art is another man’s inspiration, and the Gibbes Museum of Art’s Art of Jazz series focuses largely on that fact. The three-part summer concert series features local musicians who are specifically paired with and draw inspiration from a particular exhibition. “The synthesis between the performing and the visual arts is brought to life […]
  • Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular comes to the Charleston Music Hall July 15, 2017
    The Charleston Music Hall invites audiences into a surreal world of light and sound at the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular on Fri. Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. "It’s going to be wild, a complete transformation. more…
  • End of an Era: Musician Michael Flynn is leaving Charleston July 14, 2017
    We hate to break this kind of news, but long-time, beloved Charleston musician and Shrimp Records member Michael Flynn is outta here — as in, he’s moving, and the end of an era is upon us. Where to? more…
  • Crystal Garden — at the Pour House on Sunday — is the brainchild Dave Matthews Band's Boyd Tinsley July 14, 2017
    [embed-1] When Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band isn't on the road with the boys, the violinist has plenty of other pursuits, like his new project Crystal Garden. "I've been doing outside projects outside since 2001, so it’s something I've done over the years and I’m always just thinking of creative things to do, […]
  • Live Music: Hearts on Fire; Help the High Divers; Elevators Vol. 3; Mr. Blues July 13, 2017
    PUNK | Hearts on Fire w/ Hybrid Mutants, Monsters from Outer Space Fri. July 14 9 p.m. $5 The Sparrow more…
  • Growth Spurts: Jump Castle Riot heads to studio to create first album July 12, 2017
    Jump Castle Riot (JRC) may have been seen as a kid band before — and fair enough, considering it began with founding members Asher Dibernardo, Jay Van Raalte, and Nina-Rose Murchison at ages 13, 16, and 17, respectively. But the group has certainly matured into a regular ol' hard-working band with a unique sound, and […]
  • Tales from the door side July 12, 2017
    Concert goers live in a world they believe to be loud and free. But there is, unheard by most, an outer world, a barrier between in and out, just as loud but not as free as they thought — the world outside a venue, where the door guy simply wants you to pay the cover […]

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  • The Brick celebrates Shark Week with bait balls, beer deals, and more July 21, 2017
    [embed-1] Charleston will find any reason to party. This Sunday, hit The Brick at 8 p.m. for a celebration of great (white) proportions, as they air Discovery Channel's Phelps vs. Shark: Great White vs. Great Gold. more…
  • FIG's former pastry chef serves up morning sustenance salvation from Scram food truck July 21, 2017
    You might have to cruise James Island's Island Plaza (1291 Folly Rd.) parking lot a few times to find the little blue truck, but when you do, pull over. Scram, Charleston's newest meals-on-wheels, is worth your money and it couldn't have come at a better time given the news I got last week: Outta My Huevos, […]
  • What you need to know about Pour Taproom, Charleston's most hidden rooftop bar July 20, 2017
    [embed-1]Have you been to Pour? I'm going to guess that, most likely, you have no idea what I'm talking about. more…
  • Edmund's Oast Exchange eyes early August opening July 19, 2017
    [embed-1] "We are so close to opening that we can hardly stand it!" So says a newsletter from the team at Edmund's Oast Exchange. The forthcoming retail arm of Edmund's Oast — a two-story beer and wine shop next door to the restaurant — is swiftly nearing completion, and according to today's newsletter, owner Scott […]
  • Cannonborough Beverage Co. rolls out single serve bottles July 19, 2017
    Charleston’s favorite soda jerks are taking the next step with their carbonated offerings. After five years in business, Cannonborough Beverage Co.'s Matt Fendley, Mick Matricciano, and Brandon Wogamon have released their first single serving bottles. Now available in South Carolina, along with multiple other states in the region, the 12 ounce bottles come in three classic flavors: […]
  • Brown Dog Deli to expand into short-lived Smith Street Pizza location July 19, 2017
    College kids, there’s about to be another take-out option for those long cram sessions at the library. Slinging sandwiches, deli favorites, and, of course, hot dogs on Broad Street for almost five years now, Brown Dog Deli is expanding to a second downtown location at 225 Calhoun St. We first noticed the expansion while walking by […]
  • Rappahannock Oyster Bar is so much more than an oyster bar July 19, 2017
    If you like oysters, then the odds are pretty darn good you'll be satisfied at most places with "oyster bar" in the title. Rappahannock Oyster Bar in the Cigar Factory on East Bay is no exception.
  • VIDEO: Still mourning the loss of Edmund's Oast's pickled shrimp? Make it at home with Chef Bob Cook's tutorial July 18, 2017
    It's been exactly 4 days, 7 hours, and 43 minutes since Edmund's Oast laid its pickled shrimp to rest, and if you're anything like us, you're not over it yet. That sour shrimp dish was the summit of toast achievement. more…
  • Charleston Wine + Food ditches their annual ticket launch party for a more muted kick off July 18, 2017
    Mark your calendars — Feb. 28-March 4 2018 foodies and lushes will descend on the Holy City for the 13th annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival. Tickets will go on sale on August 24 at 8 a.m. more…
  • Brown's Court Bakery will recreate Elvis' 6-foot-tall wedding cake for Elvis Ain't Dead Fest July 18, 2017
    Fifty years ago on May 1, Elvis Presley and Priscilla Ann Beaulieu were married. The first couple of rock 'n' roll's nuptials took place at 9:40 a.m. in a private suite at the Aladdin Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas to the devastation of Elvis' heartbroken fans across the nation. more…
  • Southern Roots Smokehouse now open in Park Circle July 18, 2017
    Lucky 17 Restaurants, owners of Sportsbook of Charleston, 3 Matadors, Creekside Kitchen & Brewhouse, Southside 17, have entered the barbecue business. Today owner  Doug Allison opens Southern Roots Smokehouse with business partners Travis Glenn and Jason Marques in Park Circle's former Barbeque Joint. After nine years in business, the Barbeque Joint closed its Montague Avenue location […]
  • Hot Ticket Alert: XBB hosts $15 four-course preview dinner for new restaurant July 17, 2017
    [event-1]Sometime soon, 430 Meeting St. will become the second restaurant for Xiao Bao Biscuit co-owners Joshua Walker and Joey Ryan. But, as they've said more than once, their new restaurant, named Tu, will not be an XBB 2.0. more…
  • Orange Spot Coffee's new Park Circle location is now open July 17, 2017
    Orange Spot Coffee has unlocked the doors on its new Park Circle location. Now operating at 1011 E. Montague Ave., business partners Julie Buelk and Laura and Matt Cannon are back at it, serving their smoothies, espressos, and scones in their new space. [content-1]Orange Spot originally opened in 2013 in a 675-square-foot space at 4824 Chateau Ave. […]
  • PHOTOS: Margs for days at Charleston Margarita Festival 2017 July 17, 2017
    As was foretold, the skies cleared and the breeze blew at Charleston Margarita Festival on Friday night on the shores of the Ashley River. The sold out crowd came for margs, and margs were had. In the end, there could be only one winner: Mex 1 Coastal Cantina. more…
  • A year after opening, Lagunitas has closed its Charleston taproom indefinitely for construction July 14, 2017
    A year after opening at 161 East Bay Street, Lagunitas Brewing Co. has temporarily shuttered to shore up the F.W. Wagener Building. Constructed in 1880 by architect Francis Lee, Lagunitas took over the turn-of-the-century property from former tenant Southend Brewery last June. more…