Album of the Week: The Avett Brothers’ True Sadness

North Carolina Folk-Rock Crew Expands Sound Without Losing Heart
By Kevin Oliver | Friday, June 24, 12:01 pm
The story of The Avett Brothers is one of constant evolution — from their early days as a frenetic acoustic trio to what's now a full-on seven-piece rock band, albeit one that includes banjo, fiddle and other instrumentation more readily associated with traditional folk forms.

Live Review: Make Music Columbia

As Helter-Skelter as a City-Wide Busking Effort Would Seem Destined to Be, the Evening Sets Alternately Stumbled and Soared
By David Travis Bland | Thursday, June 23, 3:44 pm
The second annual event placed local artists on street corners, patios and other busking-esque locations as part of the international Make Music Day celebration.
Music Feature

Kickstarted in Columbia, The Heavy-Riffing Throttlerod Releases First Album in Seven Years

Saturday at Art Bar
By Kevin Oliver | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Rising to indie prominence in Richmond, Virginia, but borne from the late-’90s music scene in Columbia, heavy rock act Throttlerod hasn’t released an album since 2009’s Pig Charmer.
Music Feature

Sydney Eloise & the Palms Mine Rock ‘n’ Roll History to Create Whip-Smart Indie Pop

Thursday at Five After Five (Five Points Fountain)
By Kyle Petersen | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
A lot of the time you really can tell a lot about a book from its cover.
Sound Bites

Concerts in Columbia: June 23-29

The High Divers, Post Pink, Cigar Box Opera, Soda City Family Jam, MyBrother MySister
By Free Times | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
You might hear the name MyBrother MySister and think that this Columbia outfit specializes in sunny pop music, but its latest single, “Haze,” disproves that theory quickly.
Music Reviews

Heyrocco’s Waiting On Cool

By Kevin Oliver | Wednesday, June 22, 12:01 am
Heyrocco is no longer the gangly band of wide-eyed teenage indie darlings who sprang seemingly fully formed six years ago from what was still a growing Charleston scene.
Where It's At

Columbia SC Club Calendar: June 22-28

By Free Times | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Find live music, karaoke, DJ's and more.
Club Life

Christina McDaniel, Dawn-Michele Teachey and Scot Hutchison at Rooftop Bar

By Christian Barker | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
I think it is a mix of nightlife, culture and art. It is a mix of meeting the needs of the people with diversity of things to do.

Cover Story

15 Regional Music Festivals That Have the Goods — for Somebody, Anyway

From Jazz to Metal to Electronic, We Offer Our Picks
By Jordan Lawrence | Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Art of Cool takes the notion of a jazz festival very loosely.
Cover Story

Best of South Carolina Music

By Free Times | Wednesday, December 9, 2015
In addition to recognizing some of South Carolina’s best musicians, this survey also serves to showcase the exciting variety of sounds happening here.
FT Reader Survey
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