We may be in the dog days of summer, but there are still music festivals dotting the Upstate scene. Thursday through Saturday, the Spittoono Music Fest will be taking Central by storm. If you are looking for something a little more on the rare side, then head to NOMA Square on Friday evening for a performance from Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues. Be sure to fill your week with music and check out the shows you can’t miss.
This week, Music Monday is all about a real-life folk hero. Justin Osborne of Susto is performing a solo show at The Radio Room on Friday. Learn about the storied history of how Susto came to be, as well as what you can expect from this rare solo show. We also cover The Claremont Trip at Birds Fly South. Make sure to peep the lineup of shows you won’t want to miss.
Summer and bluegrass go together like salt on a watermelon. Not everyone will get it, but to southerners, there is nothing better. This week we are covering renowned musician Sam Bush and his upcoming show at The Spinning Jenny in Greer. Sam’s award-winning musical stylings are sure to leave the audience dancing well into the night. We also look into the fun of Future Chord Fest. Be sure to check out the other shows this week you can’t miss!
There are so many things that come to mind when someone says, “Johnny Cash.” The Man in Black, Ring of Fire, and maybe even Joaquin Phoenix. Upstate folk musician Stephen Hardy should also come to mind. In this week’s edition of Music Monday, we explore why. We also delve into the story of the under-the-radar music of T. Hardy Morris. As always, our weekly run-down of shows you can’t missed is SLAMMED with great music.
LOZ, no, not pronounced “LOZ,” but as the individual letters, L-O-Z. Formerly the Lionz of Zion, the LOZ Band will take the stage at this week’s iteration of Quest’s Thursday Night Concert Series on the eve of their album release. Become Alive will be released on Friday, but you can hear it early on Thursday. Fill your week with music by checking out this week’s lineup of shows.
The Upstate is filled with live music (have you SEEN our Music Monday)? From small clubs, dive bars, to outdoor venues and amphitheaters, the Upstate has it all. It is fitting because the music scene of the Upstate is constantly growing. Garnering more and more attention, the region is seeing even bigger acts touring through the Upstate. Whether big or small, here are 10 Upstate Music Venues that turn it up to 11, and rip the knob off.
Are you ready for a surprise? A Rainbow Kitten Surprise? With a name like that, you’re definitely going to want to be ready as this Boone, NC band comes to the Firmament. Before they tour with some big-name acts, they are coming to the Upstate, and it is going to be a show to remember. You can also get your nostalgia on at a 90s Jams Party. Don’t forget to check out your weekly roundup of all of the other shows you can’t miss this week.
The Upstate music scene is full of surprises. This week we’re covering a promising Hip-Hop artist who is unique as he is talented. We’re also covering the return of Jef Chandler to local venues. As the norm, we’ve also got all of the shows this week you can’t miss.
Before we get into the music, let’s pause for a big Happy 4th of July! There are Independence Day bashes all over the Upstate this week, so you can celebrate our nation’s freedom with some rockin’ music. We are also bringing you a profile of the most recent Downtown Alive act, Wild Adriatic. We’ve also got your weekly roundup that will make your week a musical one.