Album of the Week: Lydia Loveless’ Real

Loveless' Latest Is a Breakup Album for the Ages
By Vincent Harris | Monday, August 22, 12:06 pm
It might be the best breakup album since Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.

Free Times and Stereofly to Present Sore Thumb Day Parties at Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival

Listen to the Artists Scheduled to Play
By Jordan Lawrence | Wednesday, August 17, 3:27 pm
Free Times is once again partnering with local zine and promotions hub Stereofly to present two day parties during the festival.
Music Feature

Charleston-Rooted Songwriter Steven Fiore Explores Bi-Coastal Influences as Young Mister

By Kalyn Oyer | Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Steven Fiore has been a Charleston presence for quite some time — even if he isn’t there now.
Sound Bites

Concerts in Columbia: Aug. 25-31

Jill Scott; The Restoration; Devil’s Night; Friends & Neighbors
By Free Times | Wednesday, August 24, 2016
One of the neo-soul singers who came to prominence in the late ’90s, Jill Scott is typically lumped in with artists like Alicia Keys, Macy Gray and Erykah Badu.
Music Reviews

Josh White’s Josh at Midnight

By Vincent Harris | Wednesday, August 24, 12:01 am
There should be weariness and misery in every groove on Josh at Midnight.
Music Reviews

Discomfort’s Embrace Death

By Jordan Lawrence | Wednesday, August 24, 12:01 am
Sometimes, for some of us, the only way to fight the darkness is to hurl it back into the void — or at least listen to bands who do.
Where It's At

Columbia SC Club Calendar: Aug 24-31

By Free Times | Wednesday, August 24, 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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