Columbia Free Times

The Whig Starts Local Music Listening Series

Kicks Off Tonight with a Preview of Dear Blanca's New LP
By Kyle Petersen | Wednesday, July 23, 9:18 am
Beloved Columbia dive bar The Whig launches its local music listening party, aimed at increasing awareness of the community’s robust music scene. The weekly series starts tonight with a preview of Pobrecito, the new album from Dear Blanca.
Music Feature

The Lovely Few Tackle Hefty Themes and Daunting Concepts Through Minimal Electro-Folk

Thursday at Art Bar
By Kyle Petersen | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
For Columbia’s Mike Mewborne, the heavens and their attendant metaphors are enough to tell every story he has.
Music Feature

20 Years Later, Hootie Drummer Pushes Past 
Cracked Rear View

July 23 at Conundrum Music Hall
By Kevin Oliver | Wednesday, July 16, 2014
With Cracked Rear View, Hootie & the Blowfish’s chart-conquering debut LP, having recently turned 20, one might expect Jim “Soni” Sonefeld, the band’s drummer, to revisit the band’s stratospheric past. But for him, the anniversary wasn’t a big deal.
Sound Bites

Concerts in Columbia: July 24-30

Roshambeaux, JReg & the Whiskey Time Machine,The Message,Elliott & the Untouchables, Karl 2000, Hiroya Tsukamoto
By Free Times | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Roshambeaux doesn’t sound like a nonet, but it certainly sounds like more than the sum of Kyle Iconic (on vocal stylez and guitarz) and J-Rock (on beatz, groovez and machinez).

The Post-Timey String Band’s My God My God

By Kevin Oliver | Wednesday, July 23, 12:01 am
This quickie EP was physically produced the next day so the Columbia duo of Kelley Douglas and Sean Thomson would have copies available for a worship music conference in Montreat, N.C.
Where It's At

Columbia SC Club Calendar: July 23-30

By Free Times | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Live music, karaoke, dance, djs & misc.
Club Life

Whitney Williams & Caroline Davis at Nightcaps in Downtown

By Christian Barker | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
It is definitely a service industry bar.

Photo Galleries

Club Life | The Whig

By Christian Barker | Friday, July 18, 2014

SC Bands at SXSW

By Sean Rayford | Thursday, March 13, 2014

Columbia Concerts | Queens of the Stone Age

By Sean Rayford | Saturday, February 1, 2014

Columbia Nightlife | Pour House

By Christian Barker | Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Famously Hot New Year’s Eve | Tue Dec. 31

By Christian Barker | Friday, January 3, 2014

Columbia Nightlife | Carolina Ale House

By Christian Barker | Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Club Life | blue.

By Patrick Wall | Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Toro Y Moi | Columbia Museum of Art | Friday, Oct. 18

By Thomas Hammond | Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Club Life | Urban Outfitters

By Christian Barker | Thursday, October 10, 2013

Club Life | Pavlov’s

By Christian Barker | Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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Featured Messages

Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18:

Cafe Strudel

300 State St., 803-794-6634

West Columbia

100 State St., 803-791-3443
West Columbia

Blue Marlin

1200 Lincoln St.
, 803-799-3838

The Vista, Columbia

Il Giorgione
 Pizzeria & Wine Bar

2406 Devine St., 803-521-5063

The Southern Belly BBQ

1332 Rosewood Dr., 803-667-9533


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