Hidden Treasures

As a part of the Charleston Music Confab, a small record fair was held at the Charleston Music Hall on Saturday, Sept. 2. Representatives from three different local vendors set up their tables upstairs at the Music Hall for collectors and music lovers alike to sort through their boxes upon boxes of vinyl. This event…


Durational Sound Installations at Moogfest 2017

Durational sound installations are site specific musical experiences that incorporate a temporal element to the performance. This implies that the performance lasts a relatively unorthodox amount of time, whether that means two minutes or four hours. “Installation” refers to the specificity of location. While durational installations may be recreated in more than one place, it…


“A Crow Looked at Me” by Mount Eerie–An Album Review

Death, and the fear thereof, is a shared human experience. At humanity’s most confused moments, existential angst claws at meaning in how we make sense of our lives. We fear the moments we occupy in the present, and fear what is beyond. Thankfully, art helps humanity reckon with its futility. On A Crow Looked at…


An Interview with Plagues

Plagues released “Miracle Worker,” a sludgy, chaotic EP, equal parts melodic and abrasive, in August of 2016. Since then they have become a cornerstone of the Charleston hardcore scene, known for their collaborative ethos and physically taxing live performances. Their lyrics might recall isolation and frustration, but sonically Plagues creates a dense atmosphere that doesn’t…


Is Frank Ocean ready to be the cultural icon we desperately want him to be?

“My guy pretty like a girl/ and he got fight stories to tell/ I see on both sides like Chanel/ I see on both sides like Chanel” If you’ve heard Frank Ocean’s latest single, “Chanel,” (listen below) chances are you’re not just reading those lyrics, you’re singing them in your head with Frank’s effortless yet undeniable…


One Voice, Nine Personalities– Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a Show Review

Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a 9-piece traditional South African choir, who perform in the Isicathamiya style, that has attained legendary status at this point. The all male ensemble has been performing for 57 years now with a rotating roster of members, predominantly from the Shabalala family. Ladysmith was catapulted to international fame in 1986, when…

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