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Feb 20 8pm $5 Blackbeard’s Truck Columbia’s own

Posted on Jan.29, 2015

blackbeards truckEntertaining the southeast since 1996, Blackbeard’s Truck has come a long way since their humble beginnings. Formed originally by Grant Wooten and Mac Leaphart, Blackbeard’s Truck performed their first show for a high school graduation celebration. As time moved on and so did the guys to their respective colleges and universities, Blackbeard’s Truck followed Wooten to the University of South Carolina. Growing and ever changing with new musicians and their varying talents and skills, the band went from playing the typical fraternity show to playing in local bars and other special events, captivating audiences at every show. Through the years, the Truck has seen some come and go for various reasons but has continued to maintain excellent showmanship and entertainment for the audiences they play for with the talents of the members that have come to form what the band is known as of today, some of which have been a part of the group almost from the beginning. If Blackbeard’s Truck is missing a weekend of rocking out a venue near you, you can guarantee, they are writing, rehearsing, and recording their upcoming albums. The sophomore album BFL is available on iTunes.

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

Posted on Jan.29, 2015

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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June 25th 8pm $5 Night of Contemporary Christian Rock featuring Shugart, and The Hess Family Band

Posted on Jan.28, 2015

Come out for a night of Gospel driven tunes performed by “Shugart” and The Hess Family Band.

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

Posted on Jan.27, 2015

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

Posted on Jan.27, 2015

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
Festival.

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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July 29th 8pm $7 The Acoustic Storm

Posted on Jan.26, 2015

acoustic stormThe Acoustic Storm are a trio originally hailing from Spartanburg, South Carolina. The band consists of founding members Brooks Henderson (Guitar/Vocals) and Skyler Cannon (Keys/Guitar/Vocals), as well as percussionist Jamie Landers, who joined The Acoustic Storm in September of 2014. Since their forming in 2010, The Acoustic Storm have traveled the Upstate, making stops at venues in Greenville, Spartanburg, Boiling Springs and Woodruff. The band recorded their first ever EP during the summer of 2013 at the world famous Jam Room Recording Studio in the beautiful capital city of Columbia. The EP produced songs such as “Heart of Mine” and “Stay There,” which have become staples of the band’s live performances. The Acoustic Storm’s diverse musical catalogue highlights various genres of music, and their original works fuse together rock and pop melodies while incorporating a unique acoustic twist. Check out The Acoustic Storm today on Facebook (http://facebook.com/SkylerAndBrooks) and Twitter (@AcousticStormSC).
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