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Black Joe Lewis Talks New Album – Fusion of Blues, Rock, and Soul

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The Charleston Pour House has been on a tear these last couple months with incredible bands rolling through and that trend continues when the Austin, TX, sextet, Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears bring their funk/rock/soul dance party to town. I had the chance to chat with Joe about his incredible new album, the trials…

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Interview: Moon Taxi Talks About Their Long Grind to Success and Their Many Charleston, SC, Shows

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This weekend is one of the better music weekends in Charleston I can remember the three years I’ve lived here. Moon Taxi, an indie rock band from Nashville, who has been pumping out quality hits album after album, is visiting the intimate Charleston Resort Harbor this Saturday night. That’s right…a band that played the big…

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Interview: Ripe Talks New Album and Upcoming Tour Opening for Moon Taxi

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For the music lovers in Charleston, SC, there is a special night happening this Saturday (the 29th) in Mount Pleasant. Moon Taxi, who has rocked the big stages at Bonnaroo and Lock’n Festival this summer, are playing the very intimate and outdoor, Charleston Harbor Resort for an incredibly reasonable $25. On top of that that,…

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Interview: Ripe Bringing their 7-Piece Funk Dance Party to Charleston Pour House

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Update: Ripe will be collecting donations from their fans at dates on the tour and delivering them to local Boys & Girls Clubs of America in each tour market. When it comes to all the different music genres out there, I’ve always been a firm believer that funk is the one that transcends all music…

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Interview: Steep Canyon Rangers Talk New Album, Festivals, and Upcoming Charleston Music Hall Gig

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I feel like there is a silent majority of music fans, myself included, that genuinely enjoys live, bluegrass music but for whatever reason never streams it when it comes to daily life. I didn’t know a lot about the Grammy winning, Steep Canyon Rangers, but that changed quickly with some research and chatting with lead…

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Indiehitmaker Explains How New Artists Can Up their Streams & Billboard Chart Rankings

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Last month I attended the Charleston Music Confab Conference in Charleston, SC, which brought record executives and artists together to talk about where the industry is headed and provide vital direction to young artists on how to standout in a sea of YouTubers and Spotifiers. One executive I had the pleasure of partying chatting with…

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JD Simo Talks New Album, Recording with Jack White, and the Hard Effects of a 300 day Tour

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It’s well known that Nashville has been a major hot bed for new music, especially this past decade with Taylor Swift, Kings of Leon, Lady Antebellum…on and on. Lesser known musicians with that same caliber of production and craft, such as JD Simo, have been releasing high quality Blues and Rock n Roll that truly…

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If You Could Bring Back Prince, George Harrison, or Lennon…Who Would You Pick and Why?

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When I get the chance to interview my favorite bands, I like to end each chat with several of the same, thought-provoking questions to see how they all answer them differently. This particular question came about months ago with drunken Uber rides home from the bars. I always sit shotgun to discover the driver’s musical…

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The Artisanals Discuss Debut Album and the Long, Hard Process for Perfection

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(Feature image borrowed with love from @waxminister) One of the joys of being a music fan is the many great people one meets at shows. It happens often where the conversation steers towards the best concerts we’ve ever seen, which almost always leads to the instances where we saw a now very famous band in…

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Slightly Stoopid Talk New Album, State of Rap, and East Coast Tour

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I am confident I’m in the majority when I say this, but when it comes to summer time hanging, it doesn’t get much better than outdoor chilling with friends, beers and some background reggae music. Sure, Bob Marley is great the first 100 times, but there’s so much fantastic reggae music out there that demands…

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