• Tuesday , 25 April 2017

album reviews

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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The Francis Vertigo – “Reception”

The Francis Vertigo – “Reception”

If you describe your sound as “baroque lounge twang for the soul,” you’d better deliver, right?  The Francis Vertigo don’t disappoint, especially with their most current EP Reception, released in March of 2016. It’s always admirable when your band has ...

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Behind the Sun – “Post Solis”

Behind the Sun – “Post Solis”

EPs are short by nature, but their abbreviated length is often a sticking point. Listeners find themselves surrounded by silence a few tracks in, the release ending just as the momentum takes hold. This isn’t the case with Clemson band ...

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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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Album Review – Dallas Baker’s Albemarle Blues

Album Review – Dallas Baker’s Albemarle Blues

  The saying “pickin’ and grinnin’” is fitting for Dallas Baker. The Charleston-based singer/songwriter does just that, whether on stage or on record, exuding a true love of music with each lyric that he sings and every chord that he ...

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Haley Mae Campbell – Phone Home EP

Haley Mae Campbell – Phone Home EP

Charleston country/singer-songwriter Haley Mae Campbell calls her new record a “tribute to the late teen years of myself and my friends. It is a storyline of discovering oneself, both musically and in everyday life”. Her sophomore disc Phone Home is ...

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