Mel Washington at Yesterdays in Five Points.Photo by Christian Barker
Name: Mel Washington
Setting: Yesterday’s (2030 Devine St.)
How have you been?
What are you working on?
I’ve been writing songs, recording songs, recording videos, gettin’ tattoos, playing shows. All sorts of things.
What name are you recording under?
All kinds of names. Right now, I am recording my solo work under my own moniker, Mel Washington.
Are you playing with any other bands?
Not really. I am recording a lot of other bands though. I have recently taken on a role as A&R at a record label, so its been a lot of fun discovering new talent and developing our own talent that we already have.
What is bringing you to Yesterday’s tonight?
Well, I just got into town like two hours ago, and I wanted a good Southern meal.
You’re going to miss St. Pat’s in Five Points?
Yeah, I’m probably skippin’ out on that this year. I don’t know. Maybe.
So when you are back in town what is your favorite bar to hang out at?
Speakeasy is my favorite — really good folks who work there, decently priced drinks, and a safe environment.
A lot has changed. I remember the days when we would get wild at Bey’s. They were the dark days.
(laughs) Yes, they were the dark days. We don’t speak of them anymore. We are still seeing our psychologists about those days.
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.
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.
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.
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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