The second volume in the compilation series from local podcast crew Comfort Monk illustrates the valuable connections it’s bringing to our music community.
The University of South Carolina’s Sport and Entertainment program has put together Coolaroo at The Senate, an indoor/outdoor concert with seven different acts playing on two stages.
With last week's video featuring folk-pop duo Prettier Than Matt, the socially distanced video performance series “1 or 2” hit 30 episodes.
In a rarity for local groups, the chamber-bluegrass Boomtown Trio meticulously prepared the release of its debut LP, waiting months after recording to make sure every detail was considered and prepared for an April release. Then, 2020 happened.
Jolted by the rise of the far-right National Front and racial slurs from rock royalty like Eric Clapton, British music photographer Red Saunders and like-minded creatives formed Rock Against Racism, the subject of the 2019 documentary "White Riot," in the late-'70s.
"Dear White People" screens on Oct. 24 at the University of South Carolina's Davis Field.
“Visions of India” focuses on 21st-century painting, interactive sculpture, and multimedia works from India and its diaspora.
This year, pretty much all of Columbia’s biggest, most vibrant crowds haven’t been allowed to materialize. The latest is JerryFest, which regularly packs an expansive, enthusiastic audience around the Five Points Fountain as some of the area’s best jam-leaning rock acts pay tribute to legendary Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia.
“When it all fades to black, I’ll be gettin’ back on track / Back to my own head, cleared out, ’til the time comes / Make a whole new mess again,” Angel Olsen sings on the title track of her new album.
For obvious reasons, it would have been a damn shame if COVID-19 had kept Historic Columbia’s Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture from happening in 2020.
Netflix seems to have taken my entire childhood and put it into a series with the new High Score.
Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn concerns a 16-year-old Black teen from Brooklyn killed in a racially motivated attack in an Italian neighborhood.
Lovecraft Country incorporates Black people surviving the Jim Crow South with magic and monsters.
Once upon a time, back before snarky Internet comments and such, there was a wonderful show that made fun of the many, many cheesy, cheap, badly acted and otherwise awful movies.
There’s something wholly peaceful about the music Yo La Tengo creates.
In a different world, the fabulous, existentially grounded Groundhog Day homage that is Palm Springs would be the indie flick blockbuster of the summer.
The Jasper Project continues the virtual editions of its Tiny Gallery series by featuring an artist as well known for his music as his visual art.
To complement Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite, the Columbia Museum of Art hosts a virtual screening of The Black Power Mixtape 1965-1975.
The story of Betty Davis is as fascinating as it is sad. Known for being the first wife of Miles Davis, she was responsible for his surge into the fashion of the ‘60s and his going electric.
Things are reopening, and there are some options for seeing music in person, but excellent live-stream options remain.
It’s official: The distance between Dave Chappelle and other comedians is now equivalent to Secretariat running away from his competition.
Atlanta rapper Killer Mike is the man of the moment, from his impassioned speech to his hometown two weeks ago on the cusp of the nationwide protests inspired by the brutal police killing of George Floyd to his rap duo Run the Jewels delivering what could be a zeitgeist-defining album in RTJ4.
A malevolent magic imbues the scarred Icelandic countryside in Björk’s 1986 film debut The Juniper Tree.
The Midlands Astronomy Club regularly hosts meet-ups during normal times for people to socialize and look at the wonders of the cosmos (at least those visible through a telescope with a city’s light as the backdrop).
The organic, near-effortless Americana grace of Jason Isbell is best experienced live, but a new record with a new batch of songs is always worth celebrating.
No film captures the vampire’s unearthly power like W. F. Murnau’s silent Nosferatu.
From the beginning, the computer-animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars had to make up for other disappointments.
Of all the things that have been canceled to deter close social contact, I miss live music the most.
The COVID-19 slowdown is disrupting local musicians’ routines and ways of life, so a hearty cheers is in order to the ones making lemonade out of socially distanced lemons.
In the case of Kemapalooza, COVID-19 can’t keep a good fundraiser down.
It’s been 10 years, but David Toole, owner of Bluetile Skateboard shop, is returning with a new feature-length skate video titled Lovers.
Based on a 1981 book by Vito Russo and narrated by Lily Tomlin, The Celluloid Closet details how the representation of homosexuals increased and evolved in the first 100 years of cinema.
If comedian Jordan Rock isn’t on the “What’s Hot” list just yet, he’s certainly getting warm.
Graves died this summer, but the new mural — with its whimsical whale and donuts (which he adored) and the singer’s own smiling face looking sidelong into the distance — is a reminder of the spirit he instilled in this city’s music scene.
The last First Thursday on Main of the year is typically a big one, as folks head out to the monthly art and drink and entertainment crawl in search of gifts and good cheer, and this December edition is no different.
Wednesday Nov. 27
With the impending departure of Tapp’s Arts Center from Main Street — to be reborn as Tapp’s Outpost in Five Points — the city will lose impactful resources that won’t be immediately replaced.
Thelma Houston wasn’t the first female solo artist at Motown Records, but she was the first female solo act to win a Grammy (in 1977, for “Don’t Leave Me This Way”).