Behind the Mask

The Bunny the Bear’s Matthew Tybor bares his soul on heavy new LP, ‘The Way We Rust.’

Nile shakeup: Dallas Toler-Wade exits Greenville death metal giant

For more than 20 years, Dallas Toler-Wade and Karl Sanders stood alongside one another onstage in Nile, conjuring holy hell out of their guitars as the leaders of Greenville’s own technical death metal band.

Charles Hedgepath uses his music biz experience to help others

Upstate singer/guitarist Charles Hedgepath has been managing his own career for over two decades, both as a solo artist and a member of bands like The Bad Popes and The Work. A versatile player who can go from jazz to jam-rock to country, Hedgepath essentially learned on the job, developing relationships with venues, bookers, and […]

Sarah Jarosz announces spring Peace Center show

It’s hard to believe that singer and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz is only 25 years old, because she’s packed a lot of experience into that quarter-century.

American Idol’s Ruben Studdard to give free performance

The Greenville Health System Nurse-Family Partnership will hold a free Community Baby Shower on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the TD Convention Center. The event will feature Ruben Studdard, winner of the second season of “American Idol,” Nick Gaggero and Tp9.

Yonrico Scott has played around the world with Stevie, Aretha, and Outkast

Yonrico Scott has been around the world. A powerful but flexible percussionist, he’s played with Outkast, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Peabo Bryson, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Chuck Berry, and a score of other musicians, with a long stop in guitar phenom Derek Trucks’ band.

Lee Bains III went through the fire to make the album he considers his best work yet

When the Birmingham musician finished his latest album, he suddenly found he had no way to release it.

Punk Rock Role Model

Horrible Girl Amelia Taylor talks about transitioning and her gender-bending musical showcase.

Rev. Billy C. Wirtz and the unbridled joy of the boogie-woogie blues

Part preacher, part bluesman and part standup comedian, it’s not just about piano playing when the good reverend is onstage.

Musical Moments of 2016

South Carolina and the Upstate made some serious noise on the national music scene this year.

Ann Wilson of Heart to play at Peace Center

Ann Wilson of Heart will play at the Peace Center on March 23.

Cravin’ Melon’s Doug Jones celebrates the big 5-0

Doug Jones has been a performer on the Upstate music scene since he was a teenager, so it’s not surprising he’s managed to pull in a full roster of musicians for his 50th birthday celebration at Gottrocks on Friday night.

Heidi Holton updates a classic genre with help from a classic rocker

The singer-songwriter’s blues fascination led her to a Jefferson Airplane guitarist and a whole new creative approach.