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Weekend playlist blog post supporting local Charleston music

Weekend Playlist: August 15-17

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.

Benjamin Starr's musical brunch in Charleston, SC
Mo’ Better Brunch

Thursday, August 15
Plan A: Gay Bingo: Mad Hatter’s Ball, Charleston Area Convention Center
Plan B: Tyler Boone, Tom Mackell, Eighty Seven Nights, Charleston Pour House
Things around town: Gavin DeGraw w/ Hannah Ellis, Charleston Music Hall

Friday, August 16
Plan A: Everybodys Got Nipples 2
Plan B: Megan Jean playing with Choir of Babble, The Sparrow
Things around town: Jam on the Water Cruise with Piedmont Boys, Charleston Harbor Tours & Events

Saturday, August 17
Plan A: Benny Starr Presents: Mo’ Better Brunch, The Blue Note Bistro
Plan B: Benefit Concert: Punks for Pitbulls, Tin Roof
Things around town: Lauren Hall Band, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina

Like / follow: Palmetto Community Care, Charleston Area Convention Center, Tyler Boone, Tom Mackell, Eighty Seven Nights, Charleston Pour House, Follywood Productions, Piedmont Boys, Charleston Harbor Tours & Events, Megan Jean and the KFB, Choir of Babble, The Sparrow, Benny Starr, The Blue Note Bistro, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, Lauren Hall, Tin Roof, Pitbull Adventures, Gavin DeGraw, Hannah Ellis, Charleston Music Hall

Weekend Playlist – Terraphonics’ The Sample Jam


Plan A:
Terraphonics presents: The Sample Jam, Pour House

Plan B:
Kenny George, Hometeam BBQ (West Ashley)

Things around town:
The Midnight City Band, Bay Street Biergarten 


Plan A:


Lauren Hall and Page Mackenzie opening for Lanco, Honkytonk Saloon

Plan B:
Thursday Night Soundbite w/ Danny May, Famulari’s Brewpub

Things around town:
Moosegrass Thursday w/ Green Levels, Tattooed Moose (JI)


Plan A:

Josh Roberts & The Hinges present: A Tribute to Tom Petty, Pour House

Plan B:

Tom Petty Tribute featuring The Damned Torpedomen benefiting Lowcountry Area Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, Tin Roof

Things around town:
Junco Partner, Hometeam BBQ (Sullivan’s Island)


Plan A:
Holiday Swig: A Charleston Jazz Tradition, Charleston Music Hall

Plan B:
Chris Wilcox & Tom Mackell w/ Finnegan Bell, Royal American

Things around town:
Ginger Slap Beer Release Party featuring The Green Thieves, Palmetto Brewing

Weekend Playlist: August 12-14


Plan A:

Locals Only Event Poster

i937 Locals Only “Locals Helping Locals” fundraiser concert, PRTC plaza

Plan B:
Hybrid Mutants, Yottabyte, and Copacetic, The Mill

Things around town:
ET Anderson w/ Sydney Eloise & The Palms and The Mackie Boles Band, Royal American


Plan A:

Tom Mackell, Chris Wilcox, The Give & The Take, Becca Leigh, The Royal American

Plan B:
Sarah Cole and The Minors, Pour House

Things around town:
The Travelin’ Kine, Surf Bar


Plan A:

The Lowhills, Tattoo Moose (Johns Island)

Plan B:
Funk You,  Surf Bar

Things around town:
Danielle Howle and Friends, The Southern Bar & Grill

Weekend Playlist: March 24-26


Plan A:
The Steppin Stones w/ The Vegabonds & Piano, The Pour House

Plan B:
The High Divers, The Windjammer

Things about town:
Crab Claw w/ ET Anderson, Bay Street Biergarten


Plan A:
The Rock Hop with Sideshow Americans, Josh Roberts & The Hinges, and Jordan Igoe, Charleston Music Hall

Plan B:

Cody Webb, Time Out Sports Bar

Things about town:

Rusted Root, The Windjammer


Plan A:

Coast Records Showcase with Chris Wilcox & Tom Mackell w/ The Give & The Take and Kyle Ray Brooks, The Royal American

Plan B:

Marc Broussard w/ Baby Bee & Peter Aristone, The Pour House

Things about town:

Lauren Hall, Wild Wing Cafe

Winter Jam

Winter_jamThis past Friday night was Coast Records 1st Annual Winter Jam at Music Farm benefiting The American Cancer Society. The crowd was a rag-tag group of local music lovers ready to witness some harmonious goodness. The genres ranged from funk, rock ‘n’ roll and even to baby-making music (well done, Human Resources 😉 ).  The artists that participated were:

Tyler Boone
The Luke Cunningham Band
The Dunder Chiefs
See Water
Tom Mackell
Human Resources
Chris Wilcox
The Mobros
Holy Smokes & The God Forsaken Rollers (Shannon Vogt)

I was excited to catch all these bands since I have only seen Tyler and Luke prior to the evening. Each act brought their own musical flavor and swagger to the stage, and after watching all the bands I have to say The Dunder Chiefs may be my new musical crush. However, it is always a stiff competition when Mr. Boone hits the stage.

Overall, the event was extremely organized and executed efficiently; it was a one-stop shop of local musicians and benefiting a local cause. Win and win. Hopefully, there will be more of these events in the future. A special thanks to Tyler Boone for giving me the opportunity to capture the evening. Scroll down for some of my favorite moments from the night.







Disco Teepee