Tales from the Script

Hero or Traitor, Snowden Still an Enigma to Oliver Stone

By James Scott | Monday, September 26, 11:45 am
Deep down, we always knew privacy would become a relic of the past.
The Playlist

Album of the Week: Drive-By Truckers’ American Band

Merges the Personal and the Political to Sit Among the Band's Best Latter-Day Output
By Kyle Petersen | Monday, September 26, 11:28 am
When I heard that the new Drive-by Truckers record was called American Band and was their “most explicitly political album” ever, I cringed a bit.
Tales from the Script

Denzel Washington Leads The Magnificent Seven In Rough, Rousing Remake

By James Scott | Friday, September 23, 5:37 pm
Not quite the "cool" factor of the 1960 version, but still a damned good remake of a damned good remake.
Nibbles and Sips

War Mouth to Launch Takeout Barbecue Window

By Eva Moore | Friday, September 23, 4:06 pm
The new project, called Li'l War Mouth BBQ-To-Go, will occupy a former used car lot next to the War Mouth's Franklin Street address, facing Main Street.
Arts Beat

Interview: FOLKfabulous Festival Brings Woodworkers, Other Folk Traditions to USC’s Horseshoe

Saturday at the McKissick Museum
By Kyle Petersen | Friday, September 23, 10:24 am
This Saturday, the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum will host its fourth FOLKfabulous Festival, an annual showcase of the roots-oriented artists and artisans.
Nibbles and Sips

Get Your Pickled Corn Dogs and Steak Sundaes: SC State Fair Offers New Foods for 2016

By Eva Moore | Thursday, September 22, 10:38 am
Daley's Pronto Pup will be serving pickled corn dogs this year at the South Carolina State Fair. Also new to this year: a series of savory sundaes, including a Steak Sundae, a Shrimp and Grits Sundae, a Pulled Pork Sundae, a Breakfast Sundae and a Bayou Bowl Sundae.
Arts Beat

Owner David Toole Looks Back on 15 Years at Bluetile Skateshop

Celebration Sept. 21 at the Five Points Shop
By David Travis Bland | Wednesday, September 21, 9:57 am
This week, the shop celebrates 15 years in business, but in the beginning, there were a lot of mental breakdowns.
Nibbles and Sips

Historic Camden Does Afternoon Tea

Learn about local 18th century tea traditions
By April Blake | Monday, September 19, 9:06 pm
Learning about local history is fun enough, but bringing it to life by engaging the sense of taste is what Historic Camden is aiming to do with its afternoon tea in the garden on Oct. 2 from 3-5 p.m.
The Playlist

Album of the Week: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ Skeleton Tree

Following the Death of His Son, Cave Delivers an Aching Rumination on Our Finite Existence
By Jordan Lawrence | Monday, September 19, 7:51 am
Last year, Cave’s 15-year-old son fell to his death from a British cliff. And while that tragedy is never clearly addressed, Skeleton Tree is a record that mulls, mourns and grapples with mortality and loss.
Arts Beat

Palmetto Pinball Club Eyes Move to West Columbia

New Location Would Feature Arcade-Style Atmosphere, Pinball Museum
By David Travis Bland | Friday, September 16, 3:53 pm
Palmetto Pinball’s new location would be in the building that previously held the Meeting Marketplace.
Nibbles and Sips

Smoothie King to Open in Vista

By April Blake | Friday, September 16, 1:12 pm
A Smoothie King will open in the former Tutti Fruitti Frozen Yogurt location in the Vista at 1205 Lincoln St. on Friday, Sept. 16. This will be the third franchised location for local operator Dewayne Bohannon in less than a year and a half.
Arts Beat

Update: Trustus Theatre Executive Director Resigns

Leila Ibrahim Took the Job in January
By Jordan Lawrence | Friday, September 16, 12:07 pm
The Friday press release from Trustus establishes no clear reason for Ibrahim’s departure.
Arts Beat

Classical Review: USC Symphony

Ensemble Kicked Off Year With Admirable Performance
By David Lowry | Thursday, September 15, 5:33 pm
It was obvious in this concert that the orchestra's 80 members were totally committed to making great music come alive.
The Playlist

Live Review/Photo Gallery: Hopscotch Music Festival 2016

Bigger Than Ever, the Raleigh Festival Maintained Its Thrilling Diversity
By Jordan Lawrence | Thursday, September 15, 2:13 pm
Hopscotch is not about regret.
Arts Beat

Classical Review: South Carolina Philharmonic

The Ensemble’s First Masterworks Concert of the Season Was a Fiery Evening of Russian Music
By David Lowry | Wednesday, September 14, 5:15 pm
How interesting to be treated to a concert of all Russian (pre-Putin) music at a time when we are again somewhat suspicious or annoyed by international politics.
The Playlist

Trumpeter Mark Rapp Brings Jazz Series to Main Street

Weekly ColaJazz Nights at Main Street Public House Start Sept. 14
By Kevin Oliver | Wednesday, September 14, 3:23 pm
The series of performances presented by Rapp will feature artists from the ColaJazz compilations.
Nibbles and Sips

West Columbia Food Truck Court Closes

By April Blake | Tuesday, September 13, 2:44 pm
After only six months, the HEMI Food Truck Court located at 728 Meeting St. in West Columbia has ceased operations, citing heat and location as factors in this decision.
The Playlist

The Mountain Goats Will Headline the Jam Room Music Festival on Nov. 12

More Than a Superlative Songwriter, Leader John Darnielle Is a Powerful Performer
By Jordan Lawrence | Monday, September 12, 12:57 pm
Darnielle glares and howls and cackles through his vivid and unflinching words.
The Playlist

Album of the Week: Angel Olsen’s My Woman

A Neat Summation of Pop Music's Continued Power
By Jordan Lawrence | Monday, September 12, 10:33 am
Asheville-based singer catalogs sounds that came before as a means to deal with the emotional wreckage that clutters our lives.
Arts Beat

Art Show Explores War’s Toll on Veterans

Bullets and Bandaids at Wired Goat in Vista
By David Travis Bland | Thursday, September 8, 11:19 am
The works are expressions of stories told by those who served in combat. The exhibition and online auction also benefits Upstate Warrior Solution, a nonprofit that provides services to veterans.
Tales from the Script

When Younger Generation Victimizes Old, Best Advice Is Don’t Breathe

By James Scott | Thursday, September 8, 9:33 am
Surprise. Not a horror film. Just excruciating suspense.

More blogs

Free Times Now Hiring
Download the Free Times app
Subscribe to Free Times newsletters