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July/11/9pm/$7 You asked for it, we delivered. The Marcus King Band

by on Jan.29, 2015, under Live Music

marcusCall him the next Duane Allman or Jimi Hendrix, but whatever you do, don’t call Marcus King a child prodigy. Sure, the 18-year-old guitar shredder’s talent shimmers with the same resonance as his heroes, but he’s been wielding an axe since he learned to talk – he started playing when he was 2.

Marcus was born into music, gifted with steel-string DNA and two generations of men before him who nurtured the boy’s musical nature. Marcus’s dad, the slyly talented Marvin King, has been a force in Upstate South Carolina’s music heritage for as long as anyone can remember. Marvin’s father and Marcus’s granddad, Bill, played a big part, too. It was only natural, then, that the boy who got his first guitar (a Squier Strat) at age 7 would land his first paying gig a year later.

When he was 11, he joined his father’s Marvin King & The Blues Revival to open for Muddy Waters’s onetime bassist Mac Arnold at The Handlebar, the storied venue in their Greenville, S.C., hometown. Around that time, he also played on his dad’s critically acclaimed album, Huge in Europe. And when he was 15, the Marcus King Band opened for the legendary Johnny Winter. MKB’s most recent achievement came with the September 2014 release of Soul InSight.

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July 9th/$10/8pm Nashville Star Greg Pope and the Popmonsters

by on Jan.29, 2015, under Live Music

gp header 6-09Greg PopeGreg Pope is a Nashville based power pop artist whom you may or may not have heard on the radio, though his songs have likely made it into your living room via TV shows like America’s Next Top Model and Last Comic Standing. In power pop circles he is perhaps best known for his 2008 release “Popmonster” which landed him in the top ten lists of most of the sought-after web sites and blogs of the day. Since then he has released six solo albums including his most recent “Fanboy” earning him titles such as “A one-man thermonuclear bomb” (popgeekheaven. com) and “The Pope of Powerpop” (AbsolutePowerpop.com). Prior to his solo endeavors it was Pope’s Nashville based power pop trio Edmund’s Crown that caught the attention of television, with Dawson’s Creek and NBC’s Providence featuring the band’s songs on multiple episodes.
Pope’s live act, The Popmonsters, includes session drummer and former Edmund’s Crown member David Sprouse, bass player and back up singer Jon Putnam, and Pope’s seventeen year old son Asher on rhythm guitar and back up vocals. The band covers Pope’s solo releases and his Edmund’s Crown  material with surprise doses of The Who, ELO, Big Star and The Beatles thrown in for good measure.
“I believe this: Greg Pope is one of the most important artists on the power pop scene. His work with  Edmund’s Crown was worthy of any pop fan’s  ardour. His solo work is a whole different plane of accomplishment and consistently jaw-droppingly  astonishing.” Excerpt from the book Power Pop Prime, Vol 9 by Bruce Brodeen


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Sept/18th/8pm/$5 Buck Shoals returns, Zavier Santoro to open

by on Jan.27, 2015, under Live Music

Buck shoals 2Formed in 2015, “Buck Shoals” is a five piece band that defies categorization. All of the members met, and are currently enrolled in, the music program at USC Upstate, where they are learning to hone their craft while submersing themselves in musical diversity. The members consist of Drew Spencer- Vocals & Guitar, Marco Taveras- Piano & Vocals, Dalton Guest- Drums & Vocals, Tripp Hammett- Bass, and Matt Neely- Guitar. During a Buck Shoals performance, the audience should expect both vocal and guitar harmonies, intricate rhythmic structuring, and improvisation. Buck Shoals strives to not be confined by genres or labels, which is made obvious in their original material.

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Aug/7/8pm Comedy headliners Ashley Strand, Phil Keeling and Jill Cochran return

by on Jan.27, 2015, under Live Music

Comedy show aug Ashley StrandHong Kong Comedy Festival Winner Ashley Strand has been delighting
audiences all over the world for more than a decade, with appearances
at the Edinburgh, Hollywood, and Washington DC Fringes, the Laughing
Devil, Laughing Skull, and Maine Comedy Festivals, and The Great
Canadian Laugh-Off.  If you didn’t blink, you’ve also seen him on
Spike TV, the Travel Channel, and the Biography Channel.  Wherever you
been, Uncle Ashley’s been.

Phil Keeling is fast becoming one of the most in demand acts in the
South East.  With the release of his first album, Conquistadork, Phil
established himself as a unique comic voice, and a hero to geeks
everywhere.  Phil is also a veteran of The North Carolina Comedy Arts

Brooke Cochran works clubs and colleges all over the region.  Drawing
from many styles, and willing to takes any risk on stage, you really
never know what you’re gonna get from Brooke — except laughs!

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Oct/6th Tuesday night Featured Artist ‘Ned and the dirt” BACKYARD INDIE ROCK

by on Jan.26, 2015, under Live Music

ned“When you throw one southerner and two north-easterners into a blender and then pour them out in Los Angeles you get Ned and the Dirt’s unique brand of Backyard Indie-Rock. Ned’s southern roots can be found in his preacher’s tongue and garage-party swagger, but it’s The Dirt’s northern grit that gives their music a grip on your ears. Their live performances drip with honesty (and sweat) so go get up close if you’re ready to feel. But don’t worry, you won’t be alone. You’ll be having those feelings with everyone in the crowd, and then you’ll leave that night being a more enriched person because you accidentally connected with so many other people. Don’t just buy it because I’m telling you this, though. Go see Ned and the Dirt for yourself.”

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Apr/18/8:30pm/$10 The Film House Presents “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Round 2

by on Jan.25, 2015, under Live Music

imageThe Film House returns for a 2nd time bringing you the 1975 Cult Classic  “Rocky Horror Picture Show” as part of the their Theme Night out. THEME NIGHTS
Centered around one major theme, these nights will highlight things like directors, movements, eras and genres.  Theme nights are a great way to get the community involved and excited about the movies that have made a huge impact on culture. Costumes are suggested more info at this link https://www.facebook.com/events/1558738541072320/?ref=51&source=1  and for tickets click HERE


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