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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…