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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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…
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, […]
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 […]