Columbia Free Times

Flatpicking Guitarist Larry Keel’s Natural Bridge Between Bluegrass and Jam-Band Rock

Saturday at Magnolia Lodge
By Kevin Oliver | Friday, July 11, 3:57 pm
To borrow and bastardize a well-worn phrase — if you're not grooving, you're standing still. Acoustic flatpicking guitar wizard Larry Keel knows this better than most, having managed to keep grooving and keep his music moving forward with the help of many collaborators and co-conspirators.

Local Guitarist and Teacher Robert Newton Passes Away at 58

Through His Lessons, Newton Influenced Many of Columbia’s Best Musicians
By Kevin Oliver | Thursday, July 10, 12:58 pm
On Tuesday, word filtered through the local music community that Robert Newton had died. The Columbia musician played in a series of jazz and funk bands but was best known as the guitar teacher to many of the town's brightest talents. He was 58.
Music Feature

Emo’s New Wave is No Revival

Thursday at New Brookland Tavern
By Patrick Wall | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Once largely forgotten to all but America’s basement-tour circuit, emo’s had a banner resurgence in the past two years. What had been a slow-simmering grassroots scene boiled over into a media orgy.
Music Feature

How a Recent Reissue Highlights the Current Strengths of Richard Buckner

Thursday at the Columbia Museum of Art
By Jordan Lawrence | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Richard Buckner
Funny thing about lauded debuts — such as Bloomed, the world’s 1994 introduction to the haunting songcraft of Richard Buckner — they’re still debuts.
Sound Bites

Concerts in Columbia: July 10-14

Coffin Dust, Cave of Swimmers;Coma Cinema; Fat Rat da Czar; FXZERO; Decadence; Jammin’ In July; Larry Keel, Egos, Nude Tayne; Ass/Bastard; Those Lavender Whales; Listener, ‘68, Homeless Gospel Choir
By Free Times | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Coffin Dust, Cave of Swimmers;Coma Cinema; Fat Rat da Czar; FXZERO; Decadence; Jammin’ In July; Larry Keel, Egos, Nude Tayne; Ass/Bastard; Listener, ‘68, Homeless Gospel Choir
Where It's At

Columbia SC Club Calendar: July 9-16

By Free Times | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Club Life

Jack Daloni at Cover 3 in Five Points

By Christian Barker | Wednesday, July 9, 2014
I guess people would consider me a regular.

Photo Galleries

SC Bands at SXSW

By Sean Rayford | Thursday, March 13, 2014

Columbia Concerts | Queens of the Stone Age

By Sean Rayford | Saturday, February 1, 2014

Columbia Nightlife | Pour House

By Christian Barker | Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Famously Hot New Year’s Eve | Tue Dec. 31

By Christian Barker | Friday, January 3, 2014

Columbia Nightlife | Carolina Ale House

By Christian Barker | Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Club Life | blue.

By Patrick Wall | Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Toro Y Moi | Columbia Museum of Art | Friday, Oct. 18

By Thomas Hammond | Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Club Life | Urban Outfitters

By Christian Barker | Thursday, October 10, 2013

Club Life | Pavlov’s

By Christian Barker | Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Best of Columbia Party 2013 | More Photos

By Christian Barker | Monday, August 12, 2013
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Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18:

Il Giorgione
 Pizzeria & Wine Bar

2406 Devine St., 803-521-5063

Blue Marlin

1200 Lincoln St.
, 803-799-3838

The Vista, Columbia

100 State St., 803-791-3443
West Columbia

The Southern Belly BBQ

1332 Rosewood Dr., 803-667-9533


Cafe Strudel

300 State St., 803-794-6634

West Columbia

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