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Interview: Tish Hinojosa

By Kevin Oliver | Friday, April 29, 10:08 am
Saturday at UU Coffeehouse
She's a product of the same ’80s Austin scene that gave the world Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett, and her music occupies a Griffith-like place between country, pop and traditional forms.
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Glass Mansions Won $500 from Taco Bell. How Many Tacos Could That Buy?

Free Times Did the Math (on a Napkin)
By Patrick Wall | Thursday, April 28, 12:19 pm
For three years, Columbia's Glass Mansions (née Death of Paris) chased a dream: to be one of the bands selected for Taco Bell’s Feed The Beat program.
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Classical Review: USC Symphony

The Ensemble’s Final Concert of the Season Did Well By Famous Works
By David Lowry | Wednesday, April 27, 5:23 pm
Mæstro Donald Portnoy conducted the University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the season.
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With Power Company Collective, Performance Art Joins ArtFields

Through April 30 at Atlantic Coast Line Warehouse (Lake City)
By Susan Levi Wallach | Monday, April 25, 9:37 am
“Each performance is unique,” Power Company Co-Associate Director Amanda Ling says of the project. “Like home, some things change while others stay the same.”
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Live Review: Pearl Jam

Ingratiating Itself to the Crowd as Few Groups Can, Pearl Jam Proved Itself as a Band of the People
By Jordan Lawrence | Friday, April 22, 1:52 pm
The playing was great. The songs ranged from solid to exceptional. But Pearl Jam’s best asset was its fan base.
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Festival Recap: Indie Grits 2016

At This Year’s Festival, the Diversity — of Media, of Themes and Tones — Was Both Overwhelming and Affirming
By Jordan Lawrence | Thursday, April 21, 10:44 am
The variety of expression at this year’s festival was vast and exciting, encouraging attendees to open themselves up to anything and everything.
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Interview: Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes

April 18 at Music Farm
By Vincent Harris | Monday, April 18, 11:54 am
One of the many downsides of the end of The Allman Brothers Band in 2014 was that we weren’t going to hear Warren Haynes’ guitar tear up those Southern rock jams anymore.
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Rosewood Crawfish Festival Announces Two New Orleans-Based Headliners

Cowboy Mouth and Dirty Dozen Brass Band Will Play the May 7 Event
By Kyle Petersen | Friday, March 25, 3:21 pm
Both party-rock favorite Cowboy Mouth and Dirty Dozen Brass Band hail from the Crescent City and bring a more jammy-yet-progressive vibe to the festival.
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Live Review: St. Pat’s in Five Points

Highlights (and Some Complaints) from the 34th Annual Celebration
By Kyle Petersen | Monday, March 21, 10:55 am
The folks at St. Pat’s will never be able to affect the chill, hip vibe of the Jam Room Music Festival or the welcoming, community-centered feel of the Rosewood Crawfish Festival, but they clearly know that they can transcend their reputation just a bit.
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Returning Players at the Girls Rock Volunteer & Supporter Showcase Discuss the Crash Course in Rock

Saturday at New Brookland Tavern
By Patrick Wall | Friday, March 18, 6:03 pm
It’s a brave and inspiring thing that the women, many of whom aren’t musicians, taking part in Saturday’s Girls Rock Volunteer & Supporter Showcase are doing.
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Live Review: Dear Blanca

Local Band Delivered a Bracing, No-Frills Set to Celebrate New EP
By Kevin Oliver | Friday, March 11, 3:59 pm
On the same day its new EP, I Don't Mean to Dwell, was officially released, Columbia trio Dear Blanca took the stage at New Brookland Tavern.
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River Rocks Music Festival Unveils Diminished Lineup in the Wake of October’s Historic Flooding

Sol Driven Train Will Headline the April 9 Event
By Kyle Petersen | Thursday, March 3, 10:03 am
“Our [old] site was destroyed when the floods came through, and the stage we use was washed out," explains festival promoter Dave Britt.
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Live Report: Dear Blanca, The High Divers, Killer Mike Preceded Bernie Sanders at Pre-Primary Rally

Two Solid Sets and a Fiery Introduction Led Up to Sanders' Speech
By David Travis Bland | Monday, February 29, 2:18 pm
Killer Mike did more than keep the crowd entertained. He delivered the people without even playing a song.
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“Weird Al” Yankovic Is Coming to Columbia

The Longstanding Parody Musician Will Play the Koger Center on Sept. 7
By Michael Spawn | Wednesday, February 24, 8:47 am
If there’s an argument for anyone other than Al being musical comedy’s dominant force, I would honestly love to hear it.
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Big Freedia to Headline Indie Grits’ Concert at the River

The Festival’s First All-Day Outdoor Concert is April 16 in Bicentennial Park
By Jordan Lawrence | Thursday, February 18, 2:51 pm
The rest of the lineup for Indie Grits’ big Saturday concert will be announced soon.
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KRS-One to Headline Columbia’s Hip-Hop Family Day

Downtown Festival Returns on April 9
By Jordan Lawrence | Wednesday, February 17, 7:56 pm
KRS-One fulfills the event’s mission as well as any artist could.
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Hip-Hop Family Day Books Mobb Deep, Scarface for March Madness Pre-Festival Benefits

Headliners for the April Festival Have Yet to Be Announced
By Patrick Wall | Tuesday, February 9, 4:56 pm
The two run-up benefit concerts offer the chance to catch some of hip-hop’s seminal players before the main event.
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South Lake Saloon’s First Weekend With Original Live Music Marred by Controversy

Moe Clark, the Bartender Who Booked the Shows, Has Stepped Down From Her Position
By Kevin Oliver | Thursday, February 4, 2:10 pm
South Lake’s remote location could prove a strength, offering local residents a form of entertainment that previously required a drive into the city.
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Drive-By Truckers, Shovels & Rope Lead the Way for St. Pat’s in Five Points

Lineup for Mar. 19 Festival Also Includes Old Dominion, The Front Bottoms
By Jordan Lawrence | Friday, January 22, 10:55 am
St. Pat’s has come a long way these last few years, and this year’s music — while void of new breakthroughs — should certainly sustain that momentum.
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Looking to Replace Conundrum Music Hall, Former Regulars Will Book Shows at Tapp’s

Dubbed Infinite Room, the Group Has Settled on Three Trial Dates in February and March
By Jordan Lawrence | Thursday, January 21, 2:59 pm
When Conundrum Music Hall closed in October, the local music scene lost its most adventurous space.
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Dear Blanca Releases Polished New Single, Announces EP

Veteran indie Rock Producer Scott Solter Helmed the New Record, Due Mar. 4
By Kyle Petersen | Tuesday, January 19, 5:11 pm
The song marks a subtle yet distinct shift in the group’s sonic calculus.

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