The Playlist

The New Home and Newfound Maturity of Michigan-via-New Jersey Emo Duo Dads

By Corbie Hill | Friday, October 24, 8:45 am
Sunday at New Brookland Tavern
Dads formed in New Jersey, but it wasn't the best home for the post-emo duo. They cut their teeth playing angular, raw-nerve anthems in a historical hotbed of punk rock and aggressive music, but they couldn't pay the rent.
The Playlist

Interview: Gringo Star

Friday at Conundrum Music Hall
By Kyle Petersen | Thursday, October 23, 1:40 pm
The band has rolled through town numerous times over the years to spread its infectious take on early rock ‘n’ roll, filtering it through a gloriously unkempt garage filter.
The Playlist

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.
The Playlist

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.
The Playlist

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.
The Playlist

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.
The Playlist

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.
The Playlist

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.
The Playlist

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.
The Playlist

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.
The Playlist

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.
Tales from the Script

“John Wick” Creates Mayhem for Pretty Near 101 Minutes Straight

By James Scott | Saturday, October 25, 9:38 am
As someone once said, "unclouded by delusions of morality."
Tales from the Script

Toy Threatens Bored Teens in “Ouija”

By James Scott | Friday, October 24, 7:14 pm
Unfortunately, some Americans really believe that a board game can open the Gate to Hell.
FT Roundup

S.C. Lawyer’s Google Lawsuit Could Set Precedents

Plus, Bobby Harrell Still on Ballot
By Eva Moore | Friday, October 24, 9:04 am
The day's news from Columbia, S.C.
This Just In

Former S.C. House Speaker to Cooperate with Investigators

Bobby Harrell Pleads Guilty to Ethics Charges
By Eva Moore | Thursday, October 23, 12:06 pm
Former House Speaker Bobby Harrell pleaded guilty in a Richland County court today to six charges that he misused campaign funds for personal use.
Arts Beat

Dance Company Delivers Impassioned Performance at the Koger Center

A review of the Paul Taylor Dance Company's Oct. 22 performance at the Koger Center
By Amy Overstreet | Thursday, October 23, 10:13 am
In 2005, dance critic Nancy Dalva wrote of Taylor’s style: “We don't have to try to understand Paul Taylor. Paul Taylor understands us.”
FT Roundup

Report: Harrell to Plead Guilty This Morning

Plus, Ravenel Allegedly Involved With More Drama
By Chris Trainor | Thursday, October 23, 8:55 am
A look at things going on across the Midlands and South Carolina.
FT Happenings

Korean Fall Festival; Texas Tenors; Boo at the Zoo

Looking for things to do in Columbia SC? FT Happenings helps you find them.
By Free Times | Thursday, October 23, 1:04 am
What's happening in Columbia SC? A lot, and FT Happenings helps you sort it out.
Arts Beat

Portnoy, Orchestra Perform to Perfection on American Classics

A review of the USC Symphony Orchestra's Oct. 21 concert at the Koger Center
By Greg Barnes | Wednesday, October 22, 3:31 pm
In all of this, the orchestra was spectacular, switching effortlessly from sumptuous and sultry to brilliant and brassy.
Arts Beat

Parker Quartet Wows Audience in New Johnson Performance Hall

By David Lowry | Wednesday, October 22, 10:41 am
A review of the Parker Quartet's Oct. 19 performance at the Johnson Performance Hall, located in the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

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