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11
Jul 2014

 Fall Looks to be an Exciting Time for Music

Sneak Peak of New Weezer Due September 30th

dd1bce56Weezer will release their ninth studio album Everything Will Be Alright In The End, on September 30th. It marks their return to a major label after going indie for Hurley. They join Republic Records.

The album is the band’s first collection of new material in four years and is was produced by Ric Ocasek from the Cars. The band says, “if you took the Pinkerton band and then play all the other records – that’s what we sound like now. Bombastic, loose, kind of booming. This record sounds like it’s going to have the tight structure of Blue Album with a little bit more abandon like Pinkerton.”

 

Here’s a short preview of what we can expect:

Aussie Vance Joy Follows Riptide with Mess is Mine. Listen/Watch it Here

Vance Joy

Vance Joy

Breakout Melbourne singer/songwriter Vance Joy follows up “Riptide” with the release of Dream Your Life Away, his debut full-length due this Fall. “Riptide” will be one of the album’s thirteen tracks along with a new single and video “Mess Is Mine.”

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05
Jul 2014

Support Your Independent Public Radio Station with Your Talent

We’ve got too few hands and too many things to do.

In the past, we’ve not taken advantage of the many grant opportunities out there simply because we don’t have the time or talent to do so. But we know you are out there. You’re someone that loves and believes in what we do and has experience in grant writing and research.

If that sounds like you (or someone you know), email Steve Varholy or call at (803) 753-7260 extension 250.

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02
Jul 2014

“4h of July Blowout”

Last year, LiveNation, the concert promoter, offered a special deal for lawn seats at a number of their amphitheatre shows that lasted only through the Independence Day holiday weekend. This year is no different. They tell us that the $20 price is inclusive of all fees.

The trick is that you have to buy them online through LiveNation.com and that limited quantities are available.

This is the list of shows that they gave us:

 

PNC Music Pavilion- Charlotte

7/9 – Goo Goo Dolls & Daughtry with Plain White T’s

7/16 – Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd with The Dead Daisies and Steve Rodgers

7/17 – Lionel Richie with CeeLo Green

Sat 7/19 – Kiss & Def Leppard

7/23 – Fall Out Boy & Paramore with New Politics

Sat 7/26 – Rascal Flatts with Sheryl Crow & Gloriana

8/7 – Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden with Death Grips

Sat 8/9 – Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy Festival with Aziz Ansari, Chris Hardwick, Hannibal Buress, DJ Trauma, Jeff Ross, Louis C.K., Marc Maron, Reggie Watts, & more

8/14 – OneRepublic with The Script

Sat 9/6 – Weenie Roast ’14 with Weezer, Foster the People, Fitz & the Tantrums, & more

9/16 – Kings of Leon with Young the Giant & Kongos

Fri 9/19 – Brad Paisley with Randy Houser, Leah Turner & more

 

Uptown Amphitheatre – Charlotte

7/7 – The Neighbourhood with Travi$ Scott & White Arrows

7/15 – The Fray with Barcelona & Oh Honey

7/24 – Gov’t Mule

7/27 – Soulshine Tour with Michael Franti & Spearhead, SOJA, Brett Dennen, Trevor Hall

8/4 – Gavin DeGraw & Matt Nathanson with Andrew McMahon

10/7 – A Day To Remember with Bring Me The Horizon and Chiodos

Available Thursday July 3rd at 12:01 am through Sunday July 6th at 11:59 pm

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01
Jul 2014

Discover (the Spunky) Meghan Trainor

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Although she sounds vaguely British on “All About this Bass,” which has the potential to be the hit of the summer, 20-year old Meghan Trainor is from Nantucket, Massachusetts. A veritable musical prodigy, the multi-instrumentalist had three self-released full lengths to her credit by 17. She’s now based in Nashville, where she works as a songwriter.

All About That Bass at first listen seems to be a lite hip hop track. On further listen (or repeated views of the video), it reveals itself to be a positive and unapologetic self-empowerment anthem for ladies who don’t fit the rail-thin beauty ideal.

Official site

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26
Jun 2014

Discover The Madden Brothers

With a name like the Madden Brothers, you expect a clean-cut boy band. Wrong-o.
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The Madden Brothers are, in reality, Joel and Benji Madden, the heart and soul of Good Charlotte a band from Waldorf/La Plata Maryland that became a multi-platinum sensation. Now residing in Southern California, Greetings from California is a forthcoming EP that is a pop exploration inspired by their friendship with Pharell Williams.

“We Are Done” is the first single from the EP. Watch the lyric video here. Hear the song on WXRY.

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25
Jun 2014

Discover Christian Gregory

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Christian Gregory is described as British soul revivalist. The New York Times describes his music as recalling “the classic ’70s funk of Bill Withers and Curtis Mayfield.” This is not an accident.

This release is the first for Movement Records, a new label helmed by multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Christian Gregory and 2013 Mercury Music Prize nominee and gold-selling artist Michael Kiwanuka. Inspired by the great artists, labels and studios of the ’60s and ’70s, like Stax and Motown, Movement Records aims to create their own version of the classic soul sound and modernize it for the 21st century.

Count on You, an EP, will be released here stateside on August 19th.

Official site

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21
Jun 2014

Keeping Up with Music on the Weekend

Ryan Adams courtesy of Blue Note Records

Ryan Adams courtesy of Blue Note Records

New Ryan Adams Single Due July 1st

The long-awaited new Ryan Adams album will be arriving September 9 according to an internal release schedule from Adam’s label Blue Note. Originally scheduled for a fall 2013 , the new project — currently self-titled on the schedule — was produced by the legendary Glyn Johns, the studio veteran who also helmed Adam’s 2011 “comeback” album Ashes and Fire. A new single, “Gimme Something Good,” said to be the first in a series of 7″ vinyl releases, will be available digitally as well July 1.

Melissa Etheridge’s This is Me Coming the End of September

Melissa Etheridge courtesy MLE Records

Melissa Etheridge courtesy MLE Records

Icon Melissa Etheridge will release her 13th studio album This Is ME  September 30th via her own label. This is her first independent release and her first studio effort since 2012′s 4th Street Feeling. A new single “Take My Number” will drop July 1.

You can hear the new single first here:

Watch Goldfrapp’s “Jo”

For the music that would become Tales of Us, Allison Goldfrapp collaborated with her longtime musical partner Will Gregory and concocted a spare but remarkably lush collection of dreamy Kate-Bush-influenced art/pop. But for the Euro-noir videos that accompany five of the album’s songs, Goldfrapp turned to her real-life romantic partner, film director Lisa Gunning. The result is a collection of eerie, black and white videos that portray the song’s characters as what Goldfrapp described as “evocative character sketches…contrary love affairs…suspense, hallucinations, fairy tales and modern folklores.” To wit: “Jo,” a modern murder ballad with a warm pulse.

Goldfrapp – Jo (Official Video) from Mute on Vimeo.

‘Jo’ is taken from the Goldfrapp album “Tales of Us”, out now on Mute. The digital deluxe edition, featuring 10 tracks recorded live at Air Studios is released on June 30 (UK), July 8 (US). Pre-Order the deluxe edition now: http://po.st/deluxeTOU
Buy the standard edition “Tales Of Us” now:
CD: http://smarturl.it/talesofusCD
LP: http://smarturl.it/talesofusLP

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19
Jun 2014

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Summer is here and the deck is open at the mamas and the tapas for Patti O’Furniture‘s monthly DRAG BRUNCH! You and your friends are invited to join us as we raise money for WXRY The Indpendent Alternative 99.3 Columbia, SC with a fabulous cast of ladies including Nicole Roberts and Miss SC Pride Veronica la Blank plus our special guest from Savannah (and the newly crowned Miss Southern States America) Blair Williams!

$10 cover charge plus great food and bottomless mimosas – seating starts at noon, show starts at 12:30.

Link to the Facebook event is here.

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18
Jun 2014

L.A.’s The Bad Suns (“Cardiac Arrest”) New Album Due Out Tuesday

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16
Jun 2014

Discover the New Single from SC’s Shovels and Rope

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Their second Dualtone Records album Swimmin’ Time will be out in August on both CD, Digital and vinyl. They’ll be playing the Uptown Amphitheatre Charlotte on August 21st (2014) with Old Crow Medicine Show.

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    Shallow Palace, Stagbriar, Bo White Orquestra & Banditos

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    Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley, G. Love and Special Sauce

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