10 Years of Columbia's Independent Alternative 2005-2015

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Mar 2015

Our Phone System Here At the Foundation is Not Working; ETA Not Known

Sometime this morning we incurred a phone outage that affected all of our incoming and outgoing calls. It appears at this time that it’s internal to our system.

Any urgent calls can be directed to (703) 585-2101 or by email. info@wxryfm.org for general inquiries.

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18
Mar 2015

Here’s the line-up of the festival for each day.

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09
Mar 2015

They Want to Be Rock Stars, But They’ll Have to Wait

From the promoter:

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Nickelback concert scheduled to take place at North Charleston Coliseum on March 24 has moved to August 31Tickets purchased for the March concert will be valid on August 31, no exchange necessary.

 Tickets on sale now at LiveNation.com, via the Live Nation app, the venue box offices, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone 800-745-3000.

For more info or to purchase tickets go to LiveNation.com.

 

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Mar 2015
 
27
Feb 2015

Hear it Now on Columbia’s Independent Alternative

 

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24
Feb 2015
Written by Kris Esgar

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We’ve got the winning entries from our “Find Your Eden” photo contest to see Hozier on June 17th at the Uptown Amphitheatre in Charlotte!! Congrats!

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Sarah and her pup getting treats! Yay!

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Amie at Thomas Cooper–Go Cocks!

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But Sir, the horse wants to go…with Cassie to see Hozier!

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Cheers to Chris and the Vino Garage!

 

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18
Feb 2015

“Lifted Up (1985)” World Premiered Yesterday on WXRY

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Kindred, the new album from Passion Pit, is due out April 21 on Columbia Records. Listen to the first track from the album, “Lifted Up (1985),” here. The album is available for pre-order today with “Lifted Up (1985)” and a second track, “Where The Sky Hangs,” as instant downloads. Pre-order via iTunes here.

Kindred was written by Passion Pit creative force and frontman Michael Angelakos and recorded in New York City. The album was produced by Angelakos alongside longtime collaborators and co-producers Chris Zane and Alex Aldi, as well as Benny Blanco.

Kindred follows Passion Pit’s 2012 hit Gossamer, which found the band selling out Madison Square Garden, appearing on “Saturday Night Live” and a special “Live on Letterman” performance, and playing at major festivals including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Outside Lands and more.

TRACK LISTING

1. Lifted Up (1985)
2. Whole Life Story
3. Where the Sky Hangs
4. All I Want
5. Five Foot Ten (I)
6. Dancing on the Grave
7. Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)
8. Looks Like Rain
9. My Brother Taught Me How To Swim
10. Ten Feet Tall (II)

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17
Feb 2015

Deadline for Submitting Your Stuff is February 27th

The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is accepting submissions for the 24th Summer Concert Series in Finlay Park. Concerts will be held during the months of June, July and August.

The department is seeking bands that have a diverse music repertoire. Interested bands are asked to provide an electronic media kit, which should include a recent photograph of the band, and sample music and video of the band performing. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2015.

Email an electronic press kit to Kim Mitchell at kcmitchell@columbiasc.net.

Press kits can be mailed to:

City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department
Attn: Kim Mitchell (Summer Concert Series)
1111 Parkside Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

For more information, please call the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.

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17
Feb 2015

Discover Butch Walker “Bed on Fire”

New album “Afraid of Ghosts” out now on Dangerbird Records.

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16
Feb 2015

You Discovered Hozier First on Columbia’s Independent Alternative Now See Him LIVE

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Hozier plays the Uptown Amphitheatre Charlotte June 17th with Dawes.

He’s taken you to church, sung at you from Eden. Now we’re taking YOU to see Hozier if you help us discover your favorite place in the Capital City. Take a selfie of you in your personal Eden.  We’ll choose four of the best pics to win a pair of tickets to the show thanks to LiveNation.

Use the form below to upload your photos.


Submit Your Photo Entry!

  • Upload your photo below:

 

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By participating in this contest, you give us permission to use or share your photos for the limited purpose of promotion of this contest. See our contest rules.
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    Township Auditorium
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    11
    Apr
    2015

    Runaway Runway Recycled Fashion Show and Contest

    Columbia Museum of Art - SC's Main Street @ Hampton Street

    What is Runaway Runway? In the juried design competition, designers re-imagine post-consumer trash into ultra-creative wearables. Look for the Call for Entries for full rules and show details in early February 2015.

    It’s a Runway extravaganza. The design contest is wrapped in an entertaining fashion show, held in 2015 on Saturday, April 11 at the Columbia Museum of Art.

    It’s a fundraiser. Event proceeds provide for the annual educational programming of Columbia Design League.

    More here.

  • Sat
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    12
    Apr
    2015

    Columbia Open Studios

    Greater Midlands

    Organized by the 701 Center for Contemporary Art, working artists all over the greater Midlands open the doors for their studios for a weekend to show their works, demonstrate their working style and talk art. FREE admission.

  • Sat
    11
    Apr
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    Junior League Touch-a-Truck

    10a-2pState Farmer's Market - 3483 Charleston Highway West Columbia, South Carolina

    The 6th annual Touch A Truck event will transform the State Farmers Market into a world of big rigs and heavy machinery for young and old alike to see up close! Kids will have the opportunity to explore exhibits like fire trucks, law enforcement vehicles, bulldozers, agricultural machinery, and antique military vehicles, as well as meet the men and women who build, protect, and serve the Midlands. This community event also features family-friendly entertainment, public safety information, plus healthy eating activities from the Junior League of Columbia's Kids in the Kitchen. Mascots, face painting, and other amusements will round out the fun.

    Admission is $6 per person or $20 for a family 4-pack of tickets. Children under 2 are free with a paying adult.

    https://www.jlcolumbia.org/?nd=tat

  • Wed
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    Walk a Mile in Her Shoes for Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands

    530pSC State House - Gervais Street SC's Main Street

    The Sixth Annual event where men from all walks of life strap on high heels and walk a mile to show their solidarity of victims of sexual abuse and assault.

    Walk a Mile gets the community involved in the fight against sexual violence. The event also raises awareness about the no-cost, local services STSM provides for survivors of sexual assault and abuse. It is one of several events held throughout April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).
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    OlympiaFest

    Whaley and Olympia Avenue - Olympia
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    Blackberry Smoke

    Music Farm Columbia - Senate Street (Vista)
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    Contemporaries Oyster Roast

    Columbia Museum of Art - Main & Hampton Streets SC's Main Street

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