• Sunday , 18 February 2018

Indie Rock

Dear Blanca – Talker

Dear Blanca – Talker

“Talker”, from Columbia’s Dear Blanca, brings crashing new dishes to the indie rock table and succeeds in delivering a satisfying meal to those expecting more than the leftovers piled on our plates by modern radio. Dylan Dickerson powers the melee, ...

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Tweito – Moving Mountains / Skipping Stones

Tweito – Moving Mountains / Skipping Stones

Columbia musician Justin Tweito may be tender in his years, but this young man clearly knows his way around writing, arranging and playing rock music. Recording inspirational music at home under the name Tweito, there is a DIY ethos underpinning ...

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Dear Blanca – Pobrecito

Dear Blanca – Pobrecito

Pobrecito is Spanish for “poor little thing”, sometimes used sympathetically, other times sarcastically. It’s also the title of the second long-player from Columbia’s Dear Blanca and maybe, in a way, it references expectations of a sophomore release. The moody indie ...

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Alarm Drum – Colorsick EP

Alarm Drum – Colorsick EP

Columbia’s Alarm Drum are young but poised shoegazers with a catchy, danceable indie rock sound. On their debut release, the Colorsick EP, the high schoolers meld their electronics and guitars into a formidable affiliation, one that could cross lines of ...

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Ghosts of the Kodiak – Terrestrials

Ghosts of the Kodiak – Terrestrials

Listening to the new record Terrestrials from indie rock band Ghosts of the Kodiak got this reviewer to thinking about what separates rock groups into the disparate camps of “pop” and its considered antithesis, “underground”. On the one hand, the ...

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Slow Runner – New Monsters

Slow Runner – New Monsters

We are all indebted to someone. Sometimes it’s an annoying text message telling you that your phone bill is overdue and other times it’s you remembering your late grandfather who taught you how to fish. Both sides add up and ...

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The Give & The Take – The Give & The Take EP

The Give & The Take – The Give & The Take EP

South Carolina has been consistently producing great musicians and music forever, but it always seem like I am wishing for more great rock bands with strong female lead singers to explode out of the Palmetto state. Helping to get us ...

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Dave Britt – Burning in the Afterglow

Dave Britt – Burning in the Afterglow

Have you ever experienced that fantastic feeling of driving in a convertible?  You know…the top is down, there is a warm smell of summer, and that late afternoon sun is slowly setting in the rear-view mirror.  Got the picture?  Good.  ...

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Out Of Bounds – Sourland is coming to the Sparrow

Out Of Bounds – Sourland is coming to the Sparrow

Photo credit: Alan Rigoletto Lambertville, New Jersey’s Sourland is headed south for a nine-date tour, stopping for just one South Carolina show. The band hits North Charleston to play The Sparrow at 9PM, on Wednesday, 6/14/17.  The tour comes in ...

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