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Weekend playlist blog post supporting local Charleston music

Weekend Playlist: November 21-23

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.

saluda shoals, charleston-based band

Thursday, November 21
Plan A: Saluda Shoals, Republic Garden and Lounge
Plan B
: Jaykob Kendrick and Josh Walker, Baker & Brewer
Things around town: Saunders Triebold Live Album Recording, Home Team BBQ West Ashley

Friday, November 22
Plan A: Majic Dust w/ Faline, Tin Roof
Plan B: World Music Cafe, GALA desserts
Things around town: B-Side + Kid Trails (of Toro Y Moi) w/ Persona La Ave, Royal American

Saturday, November 23
Plan A: Never Better ft. Mourning Dove w/ Scene Jesus, Tin Roof
Plan B: Munkle’s Two Year Anniversary Party ft. Dub Plates, Munkle Brewing
Things around town: Catholics, Colin Phils (RVA), Current Blue, Big Gun Burger Shop

Like / follow: Baker & Brewer, Saluda Shoals, Republic Garden and Lounge, Saunders Triebold, Home Team BBQ, World Music Cafe, GALA desserts, Tin Roof, Majic Dust, Faline, Kid Trails, Persona La Ave, Royal American, Never Better, Mourning Dove, Scene Jesus, Munkle Brewing, Catholics, Colin Phils, Big Gun Burger Shop

Weekend playlist blog post supporting local Charleston music

Weekend Playlist: November 7-9

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.

Extra Chill, Charleston music blog

Thursday, November 7
Plan A: The High Divers, Royal American
Plan B
: Defunk, Trio
Things around town: Super Runaway ft. Amuse, Hybrid Mutants, In the Meantime, Tin Roof

Friday, November 8
Plan A: Extra Chill Fest, Royal American
Plan B: Same As It Ever Was w/ Jon Stickley Trio, Charleston Pour House
Things around town: Stock Footage ft. Blue Ricky & Ash Vapor, Tin Roof

Saturday, November 9
Plan A: Rockabillaque, Park Circle
Plan B: Wrenn Stock Music Festival, Bowen A Waterfront Village
Things around town:
Santee Country Music Festival, The Oasis Bar & Grill
1770 Record’s 7th Annual Boat Show, Carolina Queen
Tonight’s the Night – A Neil Young B-Day Celebration, Charleston Pour House

Like / follow: The Oasis Bar & Grill, Cody Webb, Doug McCormick, River Rock Entertainment Group, Warren Garrett, Kameron Marlowe, Bowen A Waterfront Village, Haley Mae Campbell, Lauren Hall, Ashley Hamilton, Randall Fowler, Warrick McZeke, Ray Wrenn, Oasis Bar & Grill, Rockabillaque, Vive Le Rock Productions, Third Eye Productions, Tin Roof, Stock Footage, Charleston Pour House, Solid Country Gold, 1770 Records, Amuse, Super Runaway, Hybrid Mutants, Defunk, Same As It Ever Was, Jon Stickley Trio

Haley Mae Campbell

If you don’t know her name, you will soon. Haley Mae Campbell is a Charleston-raised singer and songwriter that has been bustin’ her booty booking gigs at CMT Fest in Nashville, racking up 1 million streams on her recent Spotify single, and receiving a headlining spot at Charleston’s own Coastal Carolina Fair.

As a musician, she is in constant rotation promoting her music via Instagram, pitching music to Spotify-sponsored playlists (thanks to Spotify for Artists), and networking with fellow musicians and music-industry execs. Campbell spoke about networking in the music industry, including her experience at Charleston Music Confab, our city’s only program of its kind, where she met John Marks, Spotify Country Programming, and Leslie Fram, CMT’s Senior Vice President of Music Strategy. Shout out to Dave Stewart, Charleston Music Confab creator. 🙂

Take a listen to our conversation as we bond over our love for the Old 97’s and share some of her favorite places to visit in Nashville. The best part she gives us some background on her latest single, “Ghost Stories”, which is out today.

You can list to the new single here.


HMC Link Up: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Youtube | Spotify

War and Treaty lead singer at High Water Festival

High Water Festival

I recently attended the third annual High Water Festival at Riverfront Park. The two-day event was curated to appeal to music and food lovers. The lineup was stacked with powerhouse musical acts like Leon Bridges, Jenny Lewis, The Head and The Heart, and many more. For the foodies, Pass the Peas brunch and Low Tide Social provided outstanding noshes and cocktails.

Le Creuset pot top at Pass the Peas brunch in Charleston SC

I started my Saturday morning with Pass the Peas a 4-course brunch. I tagged alongside the Le Creuset team to partake in the flower crown making, imbibing, and scent-sniffing from Candlefish candles. The meal was served family style on long tables allowing for us to mingle with newly-made friends. All of the meals were served in Le Creuset dishes, perfect for cooking serving, and dining. The gorgeous decor, people, and food inspired me to create a playlist that would be perfect for any dining setting. Give it a listen here. As for the food, chefs Jacques Larson of Wild Olive and The Obstinate Daughter, and Shuai Wang from Jackrabbit Fillycollaborated alongside Cappie Peete of Ashley Christensen Restaurants and Craig Nelson of Proof for an amazing menu. Check out the sample menu.

chefs at pass the peas brunch

The afternoon was filled with music from The War and Treaty, Mitski, Lord Huron, Leon Bridges, and so many more. The park is divided by two stages where acts play asynchronous making it easy for concert-goers to hear and see each performance. The landscape made it convenient for large groups and families with children to spread out. Something I noticed was the large number of families and individuals with children. This festival was perfect for such a demographic. Another aspect of the festival which stood out to me was the lack of a local stage. Charleston has a plethora of musicians that would help draw a crowd from nearby neighborhoods or assist with pulling a diverse audience. The inclusion would make this homegrown festival even truer to its roots. The Charleston-based band, Shrimp Records Family Band, had a spot in the lineup but perhaps securing a dedicated stage/area would help show off the local musical talent in a more effective manner.

This was my first time attending High Water and overall it was lovely. What’s not to enjoy? You’re sitting on the Cooper River overlooking the water while listening to live music. It seems this festival keeps getting better with every year that passes. I look forward to seeing what’s in store for 2020.

Brooke Ryan

In an effort to get back to the roots of Disco Teepee, I’m starting a series where I can connect with people about music. I will investigate how music plays a role in their life and get inside people’s heads and hearts about their relationship with music.

My first guest, Brooke Ryan, is 1/3 of the morning show, Two Girls and A Guy on Mix 95.9. As a radio personality, her livelihood is dependent upon music. She’s been working in this industry for over 20 years and I turned the mic around on her to get down and dirty about radio and why she will forever be faithful to music that creates a sense of nostalgia.
Listen to our chat below and let me know what you think. What’s your relationship with music? We’ve all got a story to tell so let’s share it together.


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