Author: Meggie Hulsey

Weekend playlist blog post supporting local Charleston music

Weekend Playlist: July 11 – July 13

If you’re in need of live and local music, make sure to check out the Weekend Playlist. A weekly blog post highlighting some of my favorite venues, bands, and shows. Weekends are short so make it count with great music.

Soul power production presents late graduation

Thursday, July 11
Plan A: Kenny George Band, Dockery’s
Plan B: Soul Sessions Pt. II: A Late Graduation Party, The Sparrow
Things around town: Paul Cherry w/ Shirlie & John Bias, Royal American

Friday, July 12
Plan A: Lauren Hall, Victor Social Club
Plan B: Staggers and Jags, Baker & Brewer
Things around town: The Candy Cigarettes, Moe’s Crosstown

Saturday, July 13
Plan A: SLONE, Bowties
Plan B: Little Stranger w/ Pip the Pansy, Charleston Pour House
Things around town: Southern Flavor, Cooper River Brewing Company

Like / follow: Kenny George Band, Dockery’s, Soul Power Productions, The Sparrow, Paul Cherry, Shirlie, John Bias, Royal American, Paid Vacation, Lauren Hall, Victor Social Club, The Candy Cigarettes, Moe’s Crosstown, Little Stranger, Pip the Pansy, Charleston Pour House, Staggers and Jags, Baker & Brewer, Southern Flavor, Cooper River Brewing Company , SLONE, Bowties

Weekend playlist blog post supporting local Charleston music

Weekend Playlist: July 4 – July 6

If you’re in need of live and local music, make sure to check out the Weekend Playlist. A weekly blog post highlighting some of my favorite venues, bands, and shows. Weekends are short so make it count with great music.

Kozelski band at Home Team BBQ for July 4th

Thursday, July 4
Plan A: Kozelski, Home Team BBQ
Plan B: The James Brown Dance Party, Charleston Pour House
Things around town: Jared Petteys & The Headliners, Tattooed Moose JI

Friday, July 5
Plan A: Harper Vibely, Daniel Island Grille
Plan B: Ben Fagan & The Holy City Hooligans, Party at the Point
Things around town: Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope, Volvo Car Stadium

Saturday, July 6
Plan A: Franny’s Farmacy Launch Party w/ Nick Collins & The Reckoning, The Barrel
Plan B: The Midnight City, Windjammer
Things around town: Liquid Todd, Trio

Like / follow: Party at the Point, Ear for Music, Ben Fagan & the Holy City Hooligans, The James Brown Dance Party, Charleston Pour House, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Volvo Car Stadium, Blackberry Smoke, Shovels & Rope, Harper Vibely, Daniel Island Grille, The Midnight City, Windjammer, Liquid Todd, Trio, Jared Petteys & The Headliners, Tattooed Moose JI, Franny’s Farmacy, Nick Collins, The Reckoning, The Barrel,

Weekend playlist blog post supporting local Charleston music

Weekend Playlist: June 27 – June 29

If you’re in need of live and local music, make sure to check out the Weekend Playlist. A weekly blog post highlighting some of my favorite venues, bands, and shows. Weekends are short so make it count with great music.

Charleston queer prom at Dudley's

Thursday, June 27
Plan A: The Charleston ADULT Queer Prom, Dudleys On Ann
Plan B: Summer Issue Release Party by 9 To 5 Magazine, The Royal American
Things around town: Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise, Charleston Harbor Tours & Events

Friday, June 28
Plan A: Art in the City with DJ Trevor D, Redux
Plan B: Katie Veltri, Elliotborough Mini Bar
Things around town: Reggae Nights, James Island County Park

Saturday, June 29
Plan A: Rock The Rescue w/ Adam & Elsewhere & The White Walls, Tin Roof
Plan B: Chris Wilcox & the Boys w/ Darby Wilcox & Cayla Fralick, Royal American
Things around town: Kyle Lacy’s Wildest, Dockery’s

Sunday, June 30
Plan A: The Divas of Drag Brunch, Royal American

Like / follow: We are Family, Dudleys, 9 to 5 Magazine, The Royal American, Charleston Habor Tours & Events, Charleston County Parks, DJ Trevor D, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Elliotborough Mini Bar, Chris Wilcox & the Boys, Darby Wilcox, Tin Roof, Adam & Elsewhere, The White Walls, Dockey’s, Kyle Lacy, Vive Le Rock Productions

Weekend playlist blog post supporting local Charleston music

Weekend Playlist: June 21 – June 24

If you’re in need of live and local music, make sure to check out the Weekend Playlist. A weekly blog post highlighting some of my favorite venues, bands, and shows. Weekends are short so make it count with great music.

2 slices and keon at royal american

Thursday, June 20
Plan A: 2 Slices and Keon Masters, The Royal American
Plan B: Emily Curtis, Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston
Things around town: Greg Keys & Company, Deco

Friday, June 21
Plan A: Souled Out with DJ D!Z, The Royal American
Plan B: Sounds of Summer w/ Blkmrkt, Sparkbox, and SJ, Franny’s Farmacy
Things around town: Stray Fossa w/ Late Night TV & Joseph Dubay, Tin Roof

Saturday, June 22
Plan A: S.O.U.L SESSIONS, The Purple Buffalo
Plan B: Petal w/ Coping Skills & Hunter Park, The Royal American
Things around town: Toast To Equality, Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed

Like / follow:
2 Slices, Emily Curtis, Greg Keys, Blkmrkt, Stray Fossa, Late Night TV, Petal, Hunter Park, Coping Skills, Charleston Pride

Christian Farelove

Melody Lucas, Charleston drag queen, during a photoshoot

“When life gives you lemons, make grape juice. Then sit back and watch the world wonder how you did it.” – Christian Farelove

This mantra perfectly encapsulates my next guest on this conversation series. Christian Farelove is an artist, entertainer, chef, activist, motivational speaker (or should be) all perfectly packaged into a hard-working, passionate human. Within his many pursuits, music is always there influencing his many creative outlets. Whether it’s his favorite song inspiring his next dish or favorite singer preparing him for his next drag show, music will always be included in his art.

On this episode of Disco Chats (hear the previous episode with Brooke Ryan here), we dive into Farelove’s passion for melodies and rhythms and the influence it has on his cooking and his alter-ego, Melody Lucas. He exercises extreme precision with his song choices, dance moves, and outfits; because of his thoughtful selections, it makes him stand out above his counterparts. During my research of Farelove, I came across this eight-minute video of his 2018 Charleston Pride performance to a Janet Jackson’s song medley and it provides an example of the kind of performer he is…a fucking great one.

Listen to our conversation below and learn more about the music that guides this soul on and off the stage. You can see Farelove live tomorrow, May 15, for the Black Girl Magic Showcase at El Jefe. If you’re not able to make the show, follow Christian or Melody on Instagram.

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