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An interview with the Suffers

An interview with the Suffers

Having garnered international acclaim in recent years—they have been featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series and given many favorable shout outs by the New York Times—the Suffers have not forgotten their roots. There’s no dearth of talent or soul born in Texas, but unlike other musicians who make big, pack up and leave, (Beyoncé,...
A Six Pack of Beer and Bands—Preview of High Water Music Festival

A Six Pack of Beer and Bands—Preview of High Water Music Festival

High Water Music Festival will take place this weekend, April 22nd and 23rd, at Riverfront Park in North Charleston. High Water is a “celebration of music, food, and libations” curated by Charleston’s very own Shovels & Rope. The musical lineup is exciting in its own right, but in addition to the music, “The Porch” will...
Portugal. The Man at the Charleston Music Hall -- A Show Review

Portugal. The Man at the Charleston Music Hall — A Show Review

Last week, Charleston had the privilege of playing host to the Lords of Portland themselves, Portugal. The Man. Fresh off of their latest singles “Noise Pollution” and “Feel it Still,” the indie-psych quintet is gearing up to embark on a massive summer tour highlighted by dates at Bonnaroo and Red Rocks. Us here in the...
Joshua Tree by Moon Hooch -- An Album Review

Joshua Tree by Moon Hooch — An Album Review

The latest release by Brooklyn based trio Moon Hooch firmly establishes them as innovators in the world of dance music. Straying from the traditional use of steady kicks and piercing synth lines Moon Hooch manages to create infectious beats with the use of two saxophones and one incredibly talented drummer. Joshua Tree saw the creation...
Contact by Pharmakon -- An Album Review

Contact by Pharmakon — An Album Review

Contact is the third album by Margaret Chardiet, released on the 10th anniversary of her experimental noise project Pharmakon. This album follows 2014’s Bestial Burden, which was Chardiet’s intensely personal and gross exploration of the medically compromised human body—a visceral manifestation of being trapped, betrayed, and exhausted by your own body. On the final title...
"A Crow Looked at Me" by Mount Eerie--An Album Review

“A Crow Looked at Me” by Mount Eerie–An Album Review

Death, and the fear thereof, is a shared human experience. At humanity’s most confused moments, existential angst claws at meaning in how we make sense of our lives. We fear the moments we occupy in the present, and fear what is beyond. Thankfully, art helps humanity reckon with its futility. On A Crow Looked at...
Ann Wilson of Heart at the Charleston Music Hall -- A Show Review

Ann Wilson of Heart at the Charleston Music Hall — A Show Review

It has been more than 40 years since sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart broke into the famously misogynistic boys’ club that is rock and roll and achieved commercial success with their debut album Dreamboat Annie. At a time when women in music had the option to be—as Ann Wilson has put it—“folk singers...
Savannah Stopover 2017 Superlatives: A Festival Review

Savannah Stopover 2017 Superlatives: A Festival Review

This year’s iteration of the Savannah Stopover festival in Savannah, GA was a wild ride through a wide array of genres, venues, and individual performers. A sort of miniature South by Southwest, Stopover continues to grow and bring in great up and coming talent and give them a good deal of exposure in the southeast. While...
More Life by Drake: An Album Review

More Life by Drake: An Album Review

Ever since it was first announced the elephant in the room for More Life was its distinction as the follow-up to Drake’s 2016 release Views. Regardless of what people thought of Views, it was a landmark album. It was an hour and twenty-one minute release from one of the biggest names in music who at...
An Interview with Plagues

An Interview with Plagues

Plagues released “Miracle Worker,” a sludgy, chaotic EP, equal parts melodic and abrasive, in August of 2016. Since then they have become a cornerstone of the Charleston hardcore scene, known for their collaborative ethos and physically taxing live performances. Their lyrics might recall isolation and frustration, but sonically Plagues creates a dense atmosphere that doesn’t...
Women & The Rolling Stones at the Music Hall -- A Show Review

Women & The Rolling Stones at the Music Hall — A Show Review

On Friday, February 24th the Charleston Music Hall hosted “Women & the Rolling Stones: A Tribute to the Stones,” the most recent installment in Hazel Ketcham and Lindsay Holler’s “Women &” series in which local female vocalists cover songs by the masters of rock and roll. The series began in 2015 with a tribute to...
One Voice, Nine Personalities-- Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a Show Review

One Voice, Nine Personalities– Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a Show Review

Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a 9-piece traditional South African choir, who perform in the Isicathamiya style, that has attained legendary status at this point. The all male ensemble has been performing for 57 years now with a rotating roster of members, predominantly from the Shabalala family. Ladysmith was catapulted to international fame in 1986, when...
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