• Wednesday , 28 June 2017

Album Review

Dangermuffin – Heritage

Dangermuffin – Heritage

There’s a lot of studio magic happening in music today. I don’t say that in a complimentary way. I’m talking about the propensity for the use of auto-tune and the like to render the vocal and instrumental performances of many ...

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George Fetner – Some Things We’ll Change

George Fetner – Some Things We’ll Change

George Fetner, a native Columbia singer-songwriter, released his second solo album titled “Some Things We’ll Change” on March 3rd. If you are familiar with George’s first album, this one is much more programmatic in nature but that does not take ...

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Don Merckle – The Ballad of Lincoln Wray

Don Merckle – The Ballad of Lincoln Wray

Don Merckle is no stranger to the North and South Carolina music scene, he has played countless shows and been an inspiration to both local and touring artists. On Merckle’s latest effort, an EP with 7 tracks, 2 which are ...

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Hula Hifi – Hawaiian Noir: Volume One

Hula Hifi – Hawaiian Noir: Volume One

While this ukulele, upright bass, and Hawaiian lap steel trio actually hails from Nashville, it does feature a South Carolina connection in Josh Kaler. The multi-instrumentalist, who lived in Charleston for years and still returns to the Lowcountry to play ...

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Dead 27s – “Ghosts Are Calling Out”

Dead 27s – “Ghosts Are Calling Out”

©2016 Red Parlor Records I was fortunate enough to see Charleston, South Carolina’s Dead 27s play live as an opening band for Earphunk in 2016, and their performance indeed lived up to the oft used adjective “incendiary.” The band’s EP, ...

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Sadler Vaden – Sadler Vaden

Sadler Vaden – Sadler Vaden

If you look at his life as of late, it has pretty much been a rock and roll fairytale for Sadler Vaden. The North Carolina-born, South Carolina-raised musician cut his musical teeth in Charleston gigging with local groups like The ...

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Alarm Drum’s “Fragment’s Of”

Alarm Drum’s “Fragment’s Of”

Columbia, South Carolina’s Alarm Drum look like they’re not too far out of high school, but they can lay down a ‘70s groove that makes me think they may have a time machine. Fragments of… is their five-song EP which ...

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Chris Boone – Capture My Apathy EP

Chris Boone – Capture My Apathy EP

Carolina native and veteran traveler Chris Boone looks at life in the South using a seasoned and lively take on Americana on his 6-song EP, Capture My Apathy. Boone says that the song title is a play on “capture myopathy”, ...

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