Must See Shows This Week: Flower$ feat. $amson, The Mantras and Calvin Get Down

Flower$ feat. $amson, The Mantras and Calvin Get Down

Downtown Alive, Main Street Fridays begin March 16 and 17

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, one of the city’s two outdoor music series, opens Thursday, March 16, with a performance by last year’s Gimme the Gig Contest winner, Brooks Dixon Band.

Must-see shows this week: Motel Radio, Pierce Edens and The Pinx

Motel Radio with The High Divers Gottrocks Friday, March 17 9 p.m. $10 Usually, when a band is from New Orleans, you can hear it in their music in one way or another. But the blurred, atmospheric rock of Motel Radio is far different from the jazz, funk, or blues you expect from a Big […]

Bollywood Blast

Taj Express is an extravagant homage to the beloved Indian musical

Eschewing an Easy Niche

After nonstop touring, an attempted robbery, three bullet wounds, and a 10-day coma, country rockers Parmalee’s luck had nowhere to go but up

The many moods of Megan Jean and the KFB

In the four years since their last album, Megan Jean and the Klay Family Band have undergone something of an identity crisis.

Must-see shows this week: Second to None, Sly Sparrow and The Grateful Brothers

Second to None, w/ Broken Testimony, State of Illusion, From the Divide, Redefined, and Red X Ground Zero, 3052 Howard St., Spartanburg Friday, March 10 6 p.m. $7 Second to None started out in 2009 as a relatively straightforward modern-rock band, with an emphasis on heavy riffs and screaming vocals. But the longer they were […]

Mac Arnold’s gets a blues booker

Sue Luley met Dr. Mac Arnold on a music cruise. Now she books shows at his club.

Garage rockers Italo and the Passions ready new EP

Last week, garage rockers Italo and the Passions begin recording a new as-yet-to-be titled EP in their home studio, with plans to release it by the time their next tour kicks off in June.

Downtown Alive, Main Street announce musical lineups

It’s spring — and time for the city’s outdoor music series. The season kicks off on Thursday, March 16 with Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive, which opens with a performance by the pop rock band and last year’s Gimme the Gig Contest winner Brooks Dixon Band.

Travis Smith set to release self-titled LP

Listening to the tracks on Greenville singer/songwriter/guitarist Travis Smith’s new self-titled album, it’s difficult to figure out how he’s not on the pop or R&B charts.