Two Fell in a Foxhole Stitches and Fiction EP
This five-song platter — the first proper effort from Columbia five-piece Two Fell in a Foxhole following a demo and a live EP — builds intensity throughout its brief duration.
What: Two Fell in a Foxhole
Where: New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St.
When: Wednesday, June 25, 8:30 p.m.
With: Oh, Deceiver; The Cage The Animal; Last Chance for Sarah; Oneforall
Price: $5 ($8 under 21)
More Info: newbrooklandtavern.com
Instigated by Ben Morgan’s sleepy, reverb-soaked picking, “Empty Mansions” recalls the insistent simmer of early grunge, with frontman Matt Crumpton’s somber tenor offsetting splashy strumming. All of this is bolstered by the rock-solid bass lines of Ross Swinson, who also handled the record’s production. “Daphne” follows suit, with Charley Potter’s punchy rhythms adding vigor to the song’s overdriven analog warmth, accented by tasteful keyboard breaks and a smoothly sustaining solo from lead guitarist Jeremiah Negron. Crumpton’s syncopated lyrics follow the drummer’s lead, maintaining the band’s tight cohesion.
The ever increasing tension is dispersed fluidly during the album’s next two offerings. “Windover’s Reckoning” ratchets distortion across its four minutes, while “Ten to Infinity (Or the Rest of Our Lives)” cascades skillfully into “Old Happy (So It Goes), the album’s sober epilogue.
With its patient build and rich textures, the EP reads like a graphic novel. The eager quintet utilizes each of its instruments with deft insistence, wholly aware of the role each part plays in the album’s bigger picture. This impassioned approach allows Two Fell’s first studio creation to hold together remarkably well, displaying a knack for songcraft and arrangement that should serve the band well should it move onto bigger releases.
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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.
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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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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.
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