The Post-Timey String Band My God My God
(Montreat 2014 EP)
Recorded in one night, then mixed and mastered in two more, this quickie EP was physically produced the next day so the Columbia duo of Kelley Douglas and Sean Thomson would have copies available for a worship music conference in Montreat, N.C. But the haste doesn’t show; each of these six folkish cuts deftly and deliberately expands the group’s aesthetic.
A version of the 19th century hymn “For the Beauty of the Earth” opens the album, delivered in an appropriately reverent manner, though a little different than what one might hear in a church service. The song’s simple melodies come decked with droning overtones courtesy of multi-instrumentalist Thomson and cellist Alderman Douglas, Kelley’s husband and a member of melodic rock outfit Timshel.
The more traditional-sounding romp “Rejoicing in the Hands of God” employs an energetic attitude, while “So Alone” utilizes additional players and vocals from Mario McClean. Each song complements the album-defining title track. A leap forward for an already ambitious outfit, the EP’s centerpiece is fraught with danger and suspense. “My God, my God, I’m terrified I might not get out of here,” Kelley Douglas sings, riding a rollick of banjo, kazoo and rattletrap percussion that’s as insistently insidious as her impassioned vocal.
Kelley’s voice is easily the group’s most recognizable feature, and it shines — both vulnerable and victorious — on the closing “As It Stands,” where she channels Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick circa “White Rabbit.”
Post-Timey has always delivered old-time authenticity with modern accents. On My God My God, this strength has never been more evident. — Kevin Oliver
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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