Daddy Lion Perpetual Calendar: Part I
Though it spans just three songs, Perpetual Calendar: Part I — the new EP from local rock group Daddy Lion — doesn’t want for personality. Singer Jeremy Joseph plays the Jekyll-and-Hyde angle to the hilt; his dominant singing voice is a sober, almost Morrissey-esque croon, but he’s more than willing to drop the reins and turn out a throaty, unrestrained bark at each song’s emotional climax.
The surrounding music is built on left-of-center pop progressions that are largely interchangeable. The jangly guitar sounds would benefit from more studio muscle; the unhurried, often lackadaisical instrumentation belies the cutthroat urgency that elevates Joseph’s unhinged moments.
But for Daddy Lion, these flaws aren’t so frustrating as the lack of progression. At its core, Perpetual Calendar is a continuation of the loquacious indie-pop of 2012’s full-length Habitat, and while the new EP has a sense of focus and cohesion that its predecessor lacked, the occasional funk and soul garnishes that made Habitat so charmingly idiosyncratic are sorely missed this time around. Distinct and consistent, but lagging behind this promising outfit’s considerable potential, Perpetual Calendar does little to move Daddy Lion forward.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
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