Because of the long holiday, we're bringing a guest videographer to our B-Side Sessions column this week!
Clemson's college radio station, WSBF-FM, records some pretty rad videos of bands all across South Carolina, spearheaded currently by chief engineer Christian Steinmetz.
"I saw WSBF Live Sessions as a program with a lot of potential that hadn't really been curated," says Steinmetz. "I changed the format somewhat. We now have in-studio performances that are broadcast over the air and feature a DJ that hosts the session and performs an interview during the set. I also started these on-location shoots that feature bands and artists performing live in interesting locations outside the studio. These have allowed us to work with bands all over the state and add another aspect of interest in our productions."
Included in that group are many artists based here in Charleston, such as Susto, SondorBlue, Beach Tiger, The High Divers, Tyler Boone, Becca Leigh and Secret Guest.
Also making that list is Charleston college rock band Whitehall, who happens to be playing a show Friday at The Royal American with Little Bird and Quiet Hollers.
In this video, shot on the Clemson campus, Whitehall plays "Left Behind," featuring Paddy McKiernan on vocals and guitar, Avery Greeson on guitar, Patrick Magwood on saxophone, Brennan Clark on bass and Davis Rowe on drums.
The video crew consisted of producer, videographer, editor and mixer Christian Steinmetz and assistant audio engineer Preston Dunnavant. Matt Garber of B_Side Mastering mastered the track.
WSBF also shot two additional videos with Whitehall, which you can watch via the organization's YouTube channel.
Whitehall was founded in 2014 and has garnered a loyal local college following in the Holy City with their infectious funk rock party jams. You can find out more about them at whitehalltheband.com or facebook.com/whitehalltheband. A Whitehall show is pretty much guaranteed to be a high-energy dance session, and you can get in the groove on Friday!