Album of the Week: Boris’ Pink (Deluxe Edition)

Masterpiece of Droning Psych-Rock, Metal and Classic Rock Boogie Gets Expanded Reissue
By Bryan C. Reed | Friday, July 22, 10:45 am
The Japanese trio’s masterful balance of drone and dynamic, blown-out noise and bold melody, blunt-force and intricate subtlety is sublime.

Nickelodeon Theater to Host First S.C. Screening of Toro Y Moi Concert Film

Toro Y Moi: Live From Trona Plays on Aug. 4
By Jordan Lawrence | Wednesday, July 20, 9:50 am
A great thing about a town the size of Columbia, is that the community really embraces the local musicians from who attain greater success. Case in point: Toro Y Moi, the constantly shifting, typically danceable outlet of California-via-Columbia artist Chaz Bundick.

Interview: Hillsong UNITED

July 18 at Colonial Life Arena
By Jordan Lawrence | Monday, July 18, 9:53 am
To get a little context on the group’s existence as a worship band, Free Times conducted an email interview with Jonathon Douglass, one of Hillsong UNITED’s leaders.
Music Feature

Girls Rock Columbia Executive Director Mollie Williamson Talks About Expanding the Empowering Camp

Sisterhood is Powerful
By Kalyn Oyer | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Mollie Williamson, a founding organizer of Girls Rock Columbia when it started in 2013, has been the group’s executive director for just over a year.
Music Feature

How Art-Rap and Nerd-Rap Subgenres Build Their Own Communities

Rap Alternatives
By Kyle Petersen | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
If we tend to associate hip-hop with the underground or the margins of a music culture — particularly outside large urban centers — that goes double for the weird, fractious offshoots that the genre has spawned.
Sound Bites

Concerts in Columbia: July 21-27

By Free Times | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Local acts Invoking the Abstract and Trees on Mars are natural complements.
Music Reviews

J Spalding’s Crown Me King

By Eric Tullis | Wednesday, July 6, 1:43 am
Supposedly, overseas professional basketball player turned Columbia rapper Julian Nelson, or J Spalding, is known as the “Master of Pop Rap.”
Where It's At

Columbia SC Club Calendar: July 20-27

By Free Times | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Find live music, karaoke, DJ's and more
Club Life

Brook Stunner at Craft and Draft

By Christian Barker | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
"You can try out new beers here, buy a six pack, or fill up your growler."

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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