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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
By James Scott | Saturday, October 25, 9:38 am
As someone once said, "unclouded by delusions of morality."
Tales from the Script
By James Scott | Friday, October 24, 7:14 pm
Unfortunately, some Americans really believe that a board game can open the Gate to Hell.
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
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.