The Playlist

Live Review: Autocorrect, We Roll Like Madmen

By Kyle Petersen | Monday, October 20, 12:01 pm
Local Lineup Offered Clever Tweaks to Today’s Electronic Trends
The night was representative of a burgeoning new collection of progressive electronic acts, keying on EDM’s recent rise and taking digital sounds in new directions.
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Interview: Patrick Davis

Oct. 17 at Music Farm
By Kyle Petersen | Friday, October 17, 8:59 am
Davis returns to Columbia in advance of his new LP, Red, White & Blue Jeans, a star-studded effort with turns from Jewel, Robert Randolph and Branford Marsalis that highlights his trademark country craftsmanship.
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SceneSC and the South Carolina State Fair Team Up for a Second Year of Local Music

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at the State Fair
By Kyle Petersen | Thursday, October 16, 10:44 am
For a second straight year, local music blog SceneSC has teamed with the South Carolina State Fair to curate musical programming on one of the event’s many side stages.
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Live Review: Corey Smith

Charismatic Entertainer and Genuine Songwriter Still Knows How to Connect
By Kevin Oliver | Wednesday, October 15, 2:24 pm
He's a good sport and a bit of an enabler, prefacing the song “Party” with a comment about it being a test of the audience’s mood: The crowd shouted the titular chant back at him during every chorus. Clearly, they wanted to pass.
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Live Review: Jam Room Music Festival

Highlights (and Photos) from the Free Downtown Event, Headlined by Superchunk
By Patrick Wall | Monday, October 13, 7:58 am
On Saturday, the Jam Room Music Festival — mustered in the name of Rosewood’s longstanding Jam Room recording studio — took over two blocks in Columbia’s downtown, presenting 12 bands across 10 hours.
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Live Review: Shovels & Rope, The Restoration (State Fair)

Returning Roots-Rock Heroes Felt the Love, While Their Opener Performed Admirably
By Jordan Lawrence | Friday, October 10, 12:22 pm
Shovels & Rope’s ragged and passionate live show lived up to its now widespread reputation. The night’s local opener also fared well under the bright lights.
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Live Review: The Marshall Tucker Band, Say Brother (State Fair)

Elder Statesmen Rested on Laurels, Local Boys Made Good on Opportunity
By Jordan Lawrence | Thursday, October 9, 11:35 am
The night’s local opener put Marshall Tucker’s lack of excitement in sharp relief. Say Brother, ballyhooed around the Midlands for its revved-up, choogling rock shows, quickly won over a crowd that appeared determined to write them off.
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The O’Jays to Headline Famously Hot New Year 2015

Legacy R&B Act is Par for the City Celebration's Course
By Jordan Lawrence | Thursday, October 2, 1:36 pm
The truly disappointing thing about The O’Jays serving as this year’s headliner is that it codifies further the low expectations many have for this celebration.
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Pete Rock and Black Milk to Headline Cola-Con Dance Party

Oct. 30 Shindig Will Fund Next Year’s Comics and Hip-Hop Convention
By Patrick Wall | Wednesday, October 1, 3:17 pm
While there won’t be a Cola-Con this year, it still lives on in name: the convention's founder and organizer Preach Jacobs is hosting a Cola-Con Dance Party & Art Show at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art.
Nibbles and Sips

Soda City Celebrates Oktoberfest

By April Blake | Tuesday, October 21, 2:59 pm
Ever wonder why the real Oktoberfest ends before the first full week of October?
FT Roundup

Haley Still Leading Sheheen in Polls

Plus, Republican House Candidate Compares Gay People to "Gremlins"
By Chris Trainor | Tuesday, October 21, 8:59 am
A look at what's going on in Columbia and across the Palmetto State.
Nibbles and Sips

Southern Living Coming to Columbia

By Xavier Edwards | Tuesday, October 21, 8:18 am
Popular south-centric publication Southern Living has teamed up with the Cobblestone Bread Company to bring its first Southern Living Tailgate Tour to three SEC college towns.
Nibbles and Sips

Rosso to Host Le Regge Winemaker Dinner

By Xavier Edwards | Monday, October 20, 10:28 am
Wine and autumn go great together.
FT Roundup

How to Exceed the Campaign Contribution Cap in Two Easy Steps

Plus, 20 Years Since Susan Smith Killed Sons
By Eva Moore | Monday, October 20, 7:28 am
The day's news from Columbia, S.C.
FT Happenings

Paul Taylor Dance Company; Legends of Hip Hop; Korean Fall Festival

Looking for things to do in Columbia SC? FT Happenings helps you find them.
By Free Times | Saturday, October 18, 12:29 pm
What's happening in Columbia SC? A lot, and FT Happenings helps you sort it out.
Tales from the Script

“The Book of Life” Depicts the Afterlife as an Endless Fiesta, At Least for Some

By James Scott | Saturday, October 18, 11:53 am
Del Toro offers a visually stunning romance, as it celebrates Mexico's seasonal Day of the Dead.
Nibbles and Sips

Calling All Chili Chefs And Do-Gooders

Time to pull out your largest cooking vessel
By April Blake | Friday, October 17, 3:16 pm
Fact: people like food. Serving people food makes them like you. Getting complimented on said food make you feel really good, so it makes sense to go ahead and secure a spot for the 28th Annual Chili Cookoff in Five Points, wouldn’t it?
Tales from the Script

Pitt Shares Screen, and Glory, with Vintage Armor in “Fury”

By James Scott | Friday, October 17, 11:48 am
World War II is the war that will never end -- at least, in Hollywood.
The Playlist

Under the Radar: Ruby Fray

Sunday at Jake’s
By Jordan Lawrence | Friday, October 17, 9:27 am
Dark, seductive and more than a little mystical, the sounds Emily Beanblossom conjures as Ruby Fray envision what Stevie Nicks might have sounded like had she cut her teeth in this century’s Pacific Northwest.
FT Roundup

Palmetto Health Richland Readies Ebola Unit

Plus, Garcia Says Players Sign Autographs for Money "All Day, Every Day"
By Chris Trainor | Friday, October 17, 8:49 am
A look at what is happening in the Palmetto State. And Russia.
Arts Beat

SC Film Director Competes on “Project Greenlight”

Winner of HBO Series Will Be Announced Nov. 7
By David Travis Bland | Thursday, October 16, 11:04 pm
"I loved being in Columbia and I loved being in South Carolina. But I didn’t want to be the big fish in the small pond. I wanted to kind of go out and prove myself in a bigger market."

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