Posted on Feb.21, 2013
CARMA of Spartanburg will be hosting “Summer Slam” here June 21st. This event will be in celebration to remember Upright Bass player Bryan Teague on his birthday. Come out to see friends and to support the local music scene of the upstate.
7:00 till 7:50 TRAVIS SMITH PROJECT
8:00 till 8:50 BERNADETTE SWAYNGIM
9:00 till 9:50 MARC HIGGINS BAND
10:00 till 10:50 SOUTH 85
11:00 till 11:59 The ALLMOST BROTHERS
Posted on Feb.20, 2013
This show has been rescheduled to later date, The Corduroy Road, Opening act Drew Spencer & Midnight Fire
Posted on Feb.15, 2013
This show is always a great one not to miss. Since its inception by Drew Carman and Dylan Solise in early 2006, The Corduroy Road has melded bluegrass, Americana, folk rock, and old-time country with the rawest of live performances. The two, born and raised in the Central Kentucky Bluegrass Region where they learned their craft, now reside in the musical gem of the southeast: Athens, GA.
With the addition of John Cable on drums, Elijah NeeSmith on bass, and Cameron Thomas on electric guitar, The Corduroy Road quickly gained a reputation in Athens as an up and coming band on the scene after sharing the stage with such notable bands including The Avett Brothers, Paleface, The Packway Handle Band, Ian Thomas, Langhorne Slim, Trampled by Turtles and more.
“The chatty banjo, rolling harmonies, the acoustic guitar and melodic, Southern vocals are the name of the game for the Athens quartet. The music is so damn, well comfy, that the quaint country and roots music peppered with folk rock sounds warmly familiar.”
“Fans of anything from country to bluegrass to folk rock will especially enjoy The Corduroy Road’s notoriously lively shows.” -Flagpole Magazine.
“An aggressive touring schedule, emotive songwriting, and the band’s commitment to performing down home, honest music has established The Corduroy Road as a buzzworthy band on the indie roots rock scene.” -Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
“The Corduroy Road captures early American folk music, while being known for its almost punk rock energy-driven live shows.” -Southeast Performer
”Athens, Georgia-based the Corduroy Road are no strangers to the stretch of bars, clubs, and highways scattered along southeastern region of the United States. Having previously released their debut album, Love is a War and their Live at the 40 Watt, the newly re-formed band has been earning its stripes the honest way over the past half-decade, gradually picking up fans at their always-energetic shows. The Corduroy Road’s latest effort, the independently released Two-Step Silhouette, highlights the group’s move from a bar band one would stumble upon to a group of guys who ought to (and surely will) deserve national attention.” -Pop Matters
”The Corduroy Road is one of Athens’ contemporary treasures. With the band’s extensive touring schedule, it’s often easy to catch the group performing on weekends. After six years, The Corduroy Road is far from slowing down; their acceleration is just beginning.” – Athens Music Junkie.com
”Hewed from natural fibers, The Corduroy Road intersects folk, country and bluegrass realms without regard to hipness or happenstance. Skilled musicians all, they tap tradition and create a timeless sensibility sure to get feet tapping and hips swinging. This Georgia quintet doubtless excels in concert, but
even on disc their irresistible pull is all so evident.” -NoDepression.com
Posted on Feb.13, 2013
Tonight we have a private event schedule. Schedule your next event today.
Mar/29/9pm/$5 International Blues rock musician “Shake it like a Caveman”, as seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Posted on Feb.13, 2013
Shake it like a caveman is a Tennessee/North Carolina based one man band featuring the slide guitar… drums… harmonica… and vocals. The latest album, ‘WHEN YOU SMILE I SEE YOUR FANGS’, has been released in Europe on Beast Records. Well back in ole Texas. Survived the new year. Had some great shows with xd justin stanton & the luke dogg. Justin found a rhodes for the last show so that was super mega fun. in east tennessee. He flew to new zealand for a couple weeks touring there with Gin wigmore. last week they rocked the Jimmy Kimmel show in LA! nice!
Posted on Feb.12, 2013
The voice students of Jennifer Robbins will a benefit concert on Friday, March 22nd at Capri On Main in downtown Gaffney at 7:00 pm. This is a ticketed event that will feature Jennifer’s students and also guest performers who are invited to audition as part of the program to win a three song demo project at a local recording studio. To be a guest performer, you must submit a video of yourself singing 30 seconds of the song of your choice to the Facebook page, Voice of Hope Benefit Concert. The first twenty singers who have the most “Likes” on their video on the Facebook page will win a spot to audition live at the concert with their 30 second a cappella song. The winner will be chosen after their live audition at the concert and will receive a three song demo CD recording project at Grey Wolf studios in Mayo, complete with a free photo shoot and 25 CDs. This contest is open to all singers ages 10-17 who are not vocal students of Jennifer’s.
Tickets are $8 prior to the event or $10 at the door. For ticket information please email Jennifer Robbins at email@example.com. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Cherokee Children’s Home.
About Jennifer Robbins:
Jennifer grew up in Gaffney and learned to perform at an early age. She sang in community events and church concerts starting at age 13, and has been a profession studio singer since age 18, recording in studios in the Upstate as well as a Motown studio in Detroit, MI. She was an active musician with Z-1 Model and Talent out of Chester, SC since age 16 and honed her vocal and performing skills in high school while attending the Pre-College Music Program at Converse College, where she would eventually attend college and graduate with a B. A. in Music. She is also a worship leader and feels strongly that the nurturing she received in church environments has shaped her into the musician she is today. She began teaching private voice lessons in 2000 in area churches and continues to encourage singers as she teaches onstage communication and performance skills along with healthy vocal technique through pop, country & rock styles that her students love to sing.
Apr5th/7pm/$5 The 2013 Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival, A Project of HUB-BUB & Hub City Writers
Posted on Feb.11, 2013
The Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival is a writers’ film festival. Talented South Carolina writers and their recently-published or award-winning short stories are connected with emerging and experienced filmmakers across the state of South Carolina to create original 5-10 minute short films inspired by a chosen story over a four-month period. Our one-of-a-kind project brings literature and film together in a way that engages the larger community of our state and showcases the people and places that make South Carolina a creative hotbed. The 2013 Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival was held on March 23, 2013 at the Chapman Cultural Center, featuring the twelve completed project films. Experience them all, and maybe meet a few of the filmmakers, at this rescreening of the twelve films at Capri on Main at 7pm on Friday, April 5. Tickets are just $5.
SHE-WOLF // story by Erin Michelle Fleming, film by Terry Lee Miller
GRAMMY’S KEYS // story by Melinda S. Cotton, film by Durham Harrison
RESOLUTION // story “Denouement” by Matthew Fogarty, film by Tyrell Jemison & Kameron Union
IF YOU LOVED ME // story “Broken” by Vickie Dailey, film by Jeanette Li
REMEMBER, NO THINKING // story by David A. Wright, film by John Daniel Fisher (WINNER: BEST EMERGING FILMMAKER)
PRETTY PITIFUL GOD // story by Deno Trakas, film by Jeffrey Driggers & Drew Baron
DONDE COME UNO, COMEN DOS // story “Sucker” by Lindy Keane Carter, film by Abe Duenas
THE CONFIRMATION // story “Delayed” by Joseph Bodie, film by Porter Blackman
REAGAN IN KABUL // story by John R. Saylor, film by Julie Sexeny (WINNER: BEST FILM, BEST EDITING, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, (AUDIENCE FAVORITE)
GRACE // story “Simon of the Desert” by Susan Levi Wallach, film by Adam Gordon (WINNER: BEST ACTOR to Fred Knowles as Simon)
LIVING THE DREAM // story by Terresa Haskew, film by Ron Hagell & Shirley Ann Smith
GOOD NIGHT // story “Your Father, Frederick” by Audra Kerr Brown, film by Jason D. Johnson & Andrew Ketchum