Interview: The Fall of Troy

July 30 at New Brookland Tavern
By Vincent Harris | Friday, July 29, 3:03 pm
Free Times spoke with drummer Andrew Forsman about the band’s new album and the occasional advantages of not being signed to a record label.

Former Jazz in the City Host Finds New Home on the Airways

Luther Battiste Now Hosts Jazz From the Garden City on Orangeburg's WCOS 93.7.
By Kevin Oliver | Thursday, July 28, 1:55 pm
Midlands-area jazz fans will be happy to hear that at least one former DJ for the recently canceled radio program Jazz in the City, hosted until late last month on 92.1 The Palm, now has a new home on the airwaves.

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.
Music Feature

Greenville Death Metal Squad Pale Ritual Emerges from the Ashes of Marrow of Earth

Thursday at New Brookland Tavern
By Bryan C. Reed | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
On Thursday, the Greenville metal outfit Pale Ritual will make its Columbia debut — and play its second show ever — at New Brookland Tavern
Music Feature

Southern Heat Music Festival Marks Southern Hip-Hop’s Past and Future

Saturday at Colonial Life Arena
By Kyle Petersen | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
When the Southern Heat Music Festival arrives at the Colonial Life Arena on Saturday, it will easily be the biggest collection of Southern hip-hop titans that the town has seen in quite some time.
Sound Bites

Concerts in Columbia: July 28 - Aug 3

Brave Baby; Drunk Couples; The Fall Of Troy
By Free Times | Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Both Brave Baby and Barnwell want to make you feel things.
Music Reviews

D.B. Bryant’s Electric EP

By Kevin Oliver | Wednesday, July 27, 12:01 am
Longtime local guitar slinger D.B. Bryant dusted off some tracks from the late-’90s project Elijah Prophet for his latest “new” release.
Where It's At

Columbia SC Club Calendar: July 27 - Aug 3

By Free Times | Wednesday, July 27, 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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