• Monday , 11 December 2017

album reviews

Jupiter Down – The Hell Inside My Head

Jupiter Down – The Hell Inside My Head

“The Hell Inside My Head” is the first album from Charleston’s newest Progressive Heavy metal band, Jupiter Down. Filled with bitchin’ guitar solos and long mindscape micro-rock symphonies, this album feels more like a Junior album than a first. Exploring ...

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Prettier Than Matt – Uncover

Prettier Than Matt – Uncover

Uncover is Prettier Than Matt’s 5th record in a string of Carolina-grown hits. The duo is known for their wide range of stylistic ability but with Uncover they stick to their well-known folk-Americana roots. Released November 3rd, this album is ...

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The Dubplates – Box Full of Steel

The Dubplates  – Box Full of Steel

Charleston has always been blessed with a musical bouillabaisse of styles and sounds. When it comes to reggae, it doesn’t get much better than the Dubplates. With a hefty ten members, this reggae outfit definitely brings it live and refuses ...

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Zach Bingham -Honkey Tonic

Zach Bingham -Honkey Tonic

Zach Bingham delights us once again with his new album Honkey Tonic. As the title suggests, it is an excellent fusion of jazz, rock and country music. Much like a legendary sushi chef, Zach blends these three related but different ...

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Tastes Like Chicken – Heartaches and Hangovers

Tastes Like Chicken – Heartaches and Hangovers

Florence based rock band Taste Like Chicken released their sophomore album Heartaches and Hangovers June 30th. This band blends a lot of different styles together to create something new and interesting, yet familiar… maybe that is why they are called ...

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Dell Castillo – From the Outside Looking In

Dell Castillo – From the Outside Looking In

“Most music today is redundant. Once you have a sick beat and a catchy tune, it doesn’t matter what the lyrics are, people will find it ‘good’. I feel like the art of songwriting has been lost. This album is ...

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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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Review – Saluda Shoals EP – Fight Dirty

Review – Saluda Shoals EP – Fight Dirty

©2016 Saluda Shoals 16 minutes. That’s the entire total running length of the five songs that make up Charleston, SC-based country/roots/rock outfit Saluda Shoals’ 2016 EP release Fight Dirty. I think it has sometimes taken me longer than 16 minutes ...

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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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