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.
Music Feature

Columbia’s Invoking the Abstract and Sein zum Tode Exist on Metal’s Wild Frontier

Friday at New Brookland Tavern
By Vincent Harris | Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Invoking the Abstract gives no quarter on Aural Kaleidoscopes, the Columbia band’s new prog-metal slab.
Music Feature

Five Recent “Indie Rock” Records That Might Help Non-Heads Appreciate the Dead

Uncle John’s Bands
By Jordan Lawrence | Wednesday, September 28, 2016
A great thing about music is the way it continually re-contextualizes itself.
Sound Bites

Concerts in Columbia: Sept. 29 - Oct. 5

By Free Times | Wednesday, September 28, 2016
As a collective comprising three of Chicago’s brightest improvisers, Gunwale’s specialty, naturally, is long-form free music in live settings.
Music Reviews

St. Jupiter’s Oblivion

By Bryan C. Reed | Wednesday, September 28, 12:01 am
As the lead guitarist in the thrash-purist Axattack, Alec Edelson has more than proven his knack for frenetic precision.
Where It's At

Columbia SC Club Calendar: Sept. 28 - Oct. 5

By Free Times | Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Find live music, karaoke, DJ's and more.

Cover Story

15 Regional Music Festivals That Have the Goods — for Somebody, Anyway

From Jazz to Metal to Electronic, We Offer Our Picks
By Jordan Lawrence | Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Art of Cool takes the notion of a jazz festival very loosely.
Cover Story

Best of South Carolina Music

By Free Times | Wednesday, December 9, 2015
In addition to recognizing some of South Carolina’s best musicians, this survey also serves to showcase the exciting variety of sounds happening here.
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