Music

Marina Alexandra

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Marina Alexandra’s passion to play and teach classical guitar is changing our corner of the world.  Her brainchild, the Southern Guitar Festival and Competition, held its inauguration on June 23rd and 24th, 2012.  Bringing world-caliber guitarists to this city and [...]

The Royal Tinfoil

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It’s impossible not to love The Royal Tinfoil. The Charleston-based quintet describes themselves alternately as “fake cousins that like to party” and “fake cousins who fell down a well”, and this charming faux-family plays some really gorgeous tunes that vocalist [...]

Morihiko Nakahara

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Morihiko Nakahara is at Inakaya, a Japanese restaurant on Two Notch Road. He doesn’t order, the food just starts coming. Some white flounder, tuna, horse mackerel in which the carcass of the fish has been skewered and wrapped around the [...]

Cary Ann Hearst

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Cary Ann Hearst comes across as a redheaded fireball whose diminutive size belies her larger-than-life personality and voice. Frequently backed by her husband, Michael Trent of The Films, the two musicians can be seen in various locales around Charleston, and [...]

Erik Campos shot rock n’ roll

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It happens at almost every rock show. You’re right down front, being elbowed and jostled. The band is roaring, the crowd is screaming, the lights are dancing across the stage, and suddenly it hits you. “This is magical,” you tell [...]

American Gun

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One of the songs on the back end of American Gun’s new album, released May 10, 2011, is about the joys and travails of being in a local rock band—and it’s called, in a somewhat tongue-in-cheek fashion, “Breakin’ Up.” It’s [...]

Les Hall

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Ask Les Hall to name one thing everyone should know about him, and he will tell you:  “I beat Dan Marino at arm-wrestling!”  This answer reveals much about his character and his attitude towards his career. Les Hall loves to [...]

The Mobros : Loose Fit

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When I asked Kelly Morris how long he and his brother, Patrick, have been in a band, he replied, “Since birth.”  I noted no irony in his answer…understandably, since there are stories of the two boys, diaper-clad, atop a toy [...]

American Gun is in Therapy

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One of the songs on the back end of American Gun’s new album, released May 10, 2011, is about the joys and travails of being in a local rock band—and it’s called, in a somewhat tongue-in-cheek fashion, “Breakin’ Up.” It’s [...]