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Aug 2014

September 3rd Show Moving Indoors to The Fillmore Next Door

Grouplove

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Portugal. The Man

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The Honda Civic Tour concert featuring Grouplove and Portugal. The Man scheduled to take place on September 3 is moving from Uptown Amphitheatre to The Fillmore Charlotte. Tickets purchased for the Uptown Amphitheatre concert will be honored night of show at The Fillmore Charlotte, no exchange necessary.

Tickets are on sale now at livenation.com, The Fillmore Charlotte box office, the Live Nation app, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone 800-745-3000.

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26
Aug 2014

Discover St. Lucia

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Brooklyn, NY based  St. Lucia are reminiscent of  the electronic keyboard driven bands of the 1980′s modern rock era such as Simple Minds and Level 42. Their full-length When the Night is out now and the band is on tour with HAERTS, Joywave, The Knocks, Robert DeLong and Vacationer. They will be performing October 3rd with Joywave at Amos’ Southend in Charlotte. Tickets and more info here.

“Elevate” is their first broadly-promoted single. If you’ve got an eye, you’ll catch Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings making a cameo.

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25
Aug 2014

Discover Buffalo Sunn

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Buffalo Sunn, despite reference to the North American beast, is from the emerald isle of Ireland. The five-piece band consists of the Paxton Brothers plus drummer Donagh O’Brien who an “honorary Paxton.”

The band has a full length By the Ocean, By the Sea due out soon. Watch or listen below.

 

Official site.

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24
Aug 2014

Jam Room Music Festival is October 11th here on SC’s Main Street

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24
Aug 2014

Discover the Young Rising Sons

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Hailing from rather chi-chi Red Bank, New Jersey, Young Rising Sons are a quartet that are beginning to build a nationwide following far from their beachside home. Signed to Interscope Records last year, expectations are high for this baby band.

Below is the official video for their first single “High.” It was filmed in their hometown.

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21
Aug 2014

Discover Knox Hamilton

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Knox Hamilton is a quartet from Little Rock, Arkansas. To which we hear you saying “Little Rock has a music scene?” We suppose Little Rock says the same thing about our happy state capital, too.

They released an EP late last Fall. One year later with major label support, they’ve released a single nationwide along with a video, below.

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14
Aug 2014

Listen to the New Track from Gavin DeGraw

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By now you are familiar with New York-based Gavin DeGraw and his music. This is the new single from Gavin. His new album Finest Hour will be out October 7th. If you like this track, it is already available at all digital outlets.

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13
Aug 2014

Discover Sondre Lerche

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Sondre Lerche is Norwegian. Not that you couldn’t have figured it out from his name.

Despite his fame in his native Norway and critical reception of his 2002 album Faces Down in the States, a broader audience has been elusive.

2014 brings Bad Law to the States and it’s a very public exposition of his divorce last year from his actress/model/director wife.

The title track is the first single. Watch it below.If you are the remix type, listen to a remix of the track. Sondre’s also posted all the elements of the original on his soundcloud, so you can try your hand at remixing it yourself, if so inclined.


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12
Aug 2014

“Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating In The Future” is First Single from Stellar Motel

md-2_432_screenFormer Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty parted ways with the band years ago. It was an experience that scarred him and for years he didn’t want to talk about it or play the Soul Coughing songs. He’s moved on and he’s never been more creative.

Stellar Motel, his new release is fan-funded, heavily influenced by alternative hip-hop, and led by a track with a killer banjo riff.

It is due out September 16th.

Here is the track listing from Stellar Motel:

1. Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating in the Future
2. When the Night Is Long
3. Oh My God Yeah Fuck It (feat. Moon Hooch and Miss Eaves)
4. Raging On
5. Let Me Lie (feat. Big Dipper)
6. These Are Your Friends
7. Let’s Go To The Motherfucking Movies
8. The Champion (feat. MC Frontalot)
9. Pretty Wild (feat. Ash Wednesday, Clara Bizna$$, and Uncle Meg from
Hand Job Academy)
10. When You Come Home
11. 走馬灯 (feat. Kim from Uhnellys) *
12. This Is Change
13. To See the Sun Come Down (feat. Jay Boogie)
14. The Brightness
15. In The Rising Sun (feat. Laura Lee Bishop)
16. Better Days Come Around

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11
Aug 2014

First Single from New Album La Petite Morte

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James, the U.K. band, for most people begins and ends with their huge and hypersexual hit “Laid.”

While they are noted as being most successful in the early 1990′s during one of alternative’s boom periods, the band has been together and creating since the 1980′s, albeit with a break near the end of last decade.

James is experience a new creative spark and the U.K. is welcoming the new album with open arms. “Move On” is the first single from their soon to see shelves in the State (it’s been available already in their home market). The album is scheduled for US release September 16th.

If you sign up for their email list, the band is offering a free download of he new track “Interrogator” here.

The video for “Move On” is by  BAFTA winning animator Ainslie Henderson.

The band on the tracks of the forthcoming album:

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  • Wed
    03
    Sep
    2014

    Grouplove, Portugal. The Man and American Authors

    Uptown Amphitheatre - Charlotte
  • Fri
    05
    Sep
    2014

    The Blue Dogs - Music Farm Grand Opening

    Music Farm @ The Tin Roof - Columbia
  • Fri
    12
    Sep
    2014

    Demi Lovato

    PNC Music Pavillion Charlotte
  • Sat
    13
    Sep
    2014

    Saving Abel

    Amos' Southend - Charlotte
  • Tue
    16
    Sep
    2014

    Kings of Leon, Kongos & Young the Giant

    PNC Music Pavillion Charlotte
  • Tue
    16
    Sep
    2014

    Washed Out & Those Lavender Whales

    Music Farm @ The Tin Roof - Columbia
  • Thu
    18
    Sep
    2014

    Matisyahu

    The Fillmore - Charlotte
  • Sun
    21
    Sep
    2014

    Marc Broussard

    Music Farm @ The Tin Roof - Columbia
  • Wed
    24
    Sep
    2014

    Jack White

    Township Auditorium

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  • Wed
    03
    Sep
    2014

    COR's Music Break - Business like a Rock Star

    5-8:30Music Farm @ The Tin Roof - Columbia

    FREE for Musicians and COR Members. $20 for non-members or become a member of COR at door for $60.

    More here.

  • Thu
    04
    Sep
    2014

    First Thursday on SC's Main Street

    6-10pSC's Main Street

    First Thursday is Columbia’s monthly art crawl and streetfest hosted by the Main Street merchants on the first Thursday of every month. This event showcases the revitalized Main Street community and includes our merchants from the Capital to City Hall.

    Learn more here.

  • Thu
    04
    Sep
    2014

    First Thursdays Jamboree Benefitting the Congaree River Keeper

    6-10pSC's Main Street - Boyd Plaza @ Main and Hampton

     

    FREE show from the Mustache Brothers to help raise money for the Congaree Riverkeeper.

    $1 from the purchase of any beverage goes to support the Congaree Riverkeeper's ongoing mission to protect and improve water quality, wildlife habitat, and recreation on our three rivers through advocacy, education, and enforcement of environmental laws.

    Beers by River Rat BreweryGoose Island Beer Co., and more.

    Wine by Advintage Fine Wine & Craft Brews Distributors.

     

  • Fri
    05
    Sep
    2014
    Sun
    07
    Sep
    2014

    Cayce Centennial Weekend Celebration

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    Friday, September 5 - Centennial Kickoff Party on the Congaree with Tokyo Joe
    Time: 6:00 – 10:00 pm (Gates Open at 5:30)
    Location: Guignard Brick Works, 100 Granby Crossing (just over the Blossom Street Bridge)
    Headline Band: Tokyo Joe

    Listen to live local bands and enjoy delicious food and drinks, available for purchase, from many local food vendors while you overlook the beautiful Congaree River. Bring your chairs and blankets, but please no coolers! Additional parking will be available around Brookland – Cayce High School. Free trolley rides will be available to take visitors from the parking area to Brickworks and back throughout the evening.

    Saturday, September 6 - Family Fun Day
    Time: 12:00 – 5:00 pm
    Location: Granby Gardens Park (City Hall Complex)

    A full day of family fun! Bounce houses, dunking booth, waterslides, face painting, snow cones, a visit from Cinderella and other characters and get your picture taken in a Cayce fire truck!

    Sunday, September 7 – History Day & Birthday Party
    Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
    Location: Cayce Historical Museum (City Hall Complex)

    Come celebrate Cayce's history as we open a time capsule and bury a new one. Enjoy birthday cake, re-enactors, free Museum tours and more as you learn about Cayce's past. Games that were played in 1914 will be available for children to learn about history as well!

    Learn more.

  • Thu
    18
    Sep
    2014
    Sat
    20
    Sep
    2014

    Greek Festival

    Sumter and Main Streets
  • Thu
    18
    Sep
    2014

    Rooftop Rhythms

    5pRooftop of Richland Mall - Forest Drive and Beltline Blvd.

    The great Fall Forest Acres Get Together returns with free music, free stuff for the kids to do and beer and wine are available for purchase to take the edge off a hectic workday.

  • Sat
    20
    Sep
    2014

    South Carolina Pride Festival

    1-10pSC's Main Street

    SC Pride celebrates 25 years with their annual and diverse festival on SC's Main Street. The crowds have been growing every year with attendees from all walks of life. Hit-maker Deborah Cox will be headlining the Festival

    Learn more here.

  • Fri
    26
    Sep
    2014

    Trustus: Ladies of Lady Street Caberet

    9:30 amTrustus Theatre - 520 Lady Street The Vista

    DOORS: 10:30pm, SHOW: 11:00pm

    A fun night of great drag performances where you can expect the unexpected. This late night series is becoming a Trustus favorite. Talented performers and the hilarious antics of host Patti O'Furntiture (drag royalty in Columbia) make this a great evening of entertainment! Don't miss it!

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  • Fri
    26
    Sep
    2014

    Riverbanks Zoo Zoofari

    7pRiverbanks Zoo

    Zoofari is one the the favorite after-hours fundraisers for Riverbanks Zoo, the #1 attraction in Columbia and one of the nation's top zoos.

    Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of Africa…

    • Get up-close to some magnificent and fascinating animals.
    • Enjoy live entertainment and try your own hand at African drumming.
    • Walk on the wild side—right out onto the elephant exhibit!
    • Sample savory Southern/African fusion cuisine and cool cocktails.
    • Plus, bid on one-of-a-kind silent and live auction items such as Grapes with Apes, a private wine tasting with our silverbacks, or Party with the Penguins, a cocktail party with our delightful tuxedo-clad residents!

    Get tickets and more here.

  • Sat
    11
    Oct
    2014

    SC Philharmonic Beethoven & Blue Jeans: Oktoberfest!

    7:30 amKoger Center

    BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture

    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
    Hugo Kitano, piano
    Winner of the 2013 Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition
    Sponsored by David C. McQuillan,
    Remembering Barbara Glatz McQuillan
    on our 35th wedding anniversary

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

    You can’t have a proper Oktoberfest without beer and sausage, so we’re bringing them to you. River Rat Brewery and Southern Way Catering are partnering with the S.C. Phil for a pre-concert bash at the Koger Center. Beer and sausage selections will be on sale to help us start a festive evening off right!
    Starts at 6 p.m. Purchases benefit the S.C. Phil.
    Concert tickets not required. Beer and food are first come, first served

    Tickets and more here.

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