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Under the Radar: Canopy Culture, Ghosts of the Kodiak

By Michael Spawn | Thursday, October 30, 12:07 pm
Saturday at New Brookland Tavern
With Ghosts of the Kodiak’s music, words like “almost” and “somewhat” don’t apply. These guys don't do anything halfway.
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Live Review: Run the Jewels

Despite a Disappointing Crowd, Rap Duo Delivered a Set to Remember
By Kyle Petersen | Wednesday, October 29, 11:30 am
Even if you aren’t much of a hip-hop fan, you probably heard some murmurs about Run the Jewels last Friday. In town for a free (with strings) show at the Music Farm, the rap duo leaked its new album RTJ2 that morning, three days ahead of its scheduled release date.
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Live Review: Murder By Death

Blending Folk and Punk, Group Diffused Lyrical Bleakness with Familial Warmth
By Kevin Oliver | Monday, October 27, 10:08 am
You don't have to know the words to any Murder By Death songs to enjoy the group live. But it certainly helps.
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Caroline Guitar Company Donates Pedal Proceeds to Injured Musician

Burnt Books Guitarist Attacked by Dogs; Caroline Guitar Jumps in to Help
By Patrick Wall | Wednesday, October 22, 1:29 pm
On Friday, Chuck Sligh — guitarist for Burnt Books, bassist for The Fishing Journal — and his dog Nessie were attacked by two other dogs in Sligh’s backyard. Both Sligh and Nessie sustained injuries severe enough to warrant emergency medical and veterinary treatment.
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Live Review: Autocorrect, We Roll Like Madmen

Local Lineup Offered Clever Tweaks to Today’s Electronic Trends
By Kyle Petersen | Monday, October 20, 12:01 pm
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.
FT Happenings

Halloween Happenings; Cirque du Soleil; Arts & Draughts

Looking for things to do in Columbia SC? FT Happenings helps you find them.
By Free Times | Friday, October 31, 4:13 pm
What's happening in Columbia SC? A lot, and FT Happenings helps you sort it out.
Nibbles and Sips

They Drive, You Drink

Columbia Brew Bus now booking tours
By April Blake | Friday, October 31, 11:03 am
Columbia’s first booze cruise, or bus, rather, is ready to crank the engine for its first public voyage on Friday, Nov. 7. That’s right, the Columbia Brew Bus is now booking tours for upcoming Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Tales from the Script

Gyllenhaal Chillingly Monstrous in “Nightcrawler”

By James Scott | Friday, October 31, 10:53 am
Some monsters live among us with a fair chance of never being detected.
FT Roundup

S.C. Supreme Court to Take Up Suit over Election for Harrell’s Seat

Plus, Five Richland County Deputies Arrested for Tax Fraud
By Eva Moore | Friday, October 31, 9:28 am
The day's news from Columbia, S.C.
FT Roundup

Graham Facing Scrutiny After “White Men in Male-Only Clubs” Joke

Plus, Gamecocks Back in Black Saturday Night
By Chris Trainor | Thursday, October 30, 8:55 am
A look at news in the Palmetto State.
Arts Beat

Literary Festival Concludes with Poet Tony Hoagland

Thursday at the Hollings Special Collections Library
By Rodney Welch | Wednesday, October 29, 4:59 pm
“Perhaps a misunderstanding about poetry,” Hoagland said, “is that it’s always being made by highly sensitive people who are deeply wounded, and that there’s a certain kind of, oh, I don’t know, the hypersensitive, pale, neurotic or inspired character."
FT Roundup

County Arrests Reserve Deputy on Sexual Misconduct Charges

Also: Tim Scott Faces Opponents in SCETV Debate
By Dan Cook | Wednesday, October 29, 9:18 am
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced that a reserve deputy had been arrested on four counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
Arts Beat

¡Fuerza! at CMA Offers Raw, Gut-Wrenching Beauty and Emotion on Paper

Local Latin@ Artist Exhibition at Columbia Museum of Art
By Amanda Ladymon | Wednesday, October 29, 1:00 am
In the show ¡Fuerza!, in the community gallery at the Columbia Museum of Art, five local artists have broached a very sensitive topic — domestic violence — through visual art and storytelling that is incredibly deep and intense.

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