“We aim to help artists, festival coordinators, venues, and other people in the music and entertainment industry find creative ways to organize and promote their events and careers,” Frank says. “Ben and I have worked together for years. Now we are just making it official with the government.”
Bounds says he appreciates the base of promoters and venues in Charleston. “They laid the groundwork for promoters like Joel and myself to come in and do what we do,” he adds. “Sometimes the independent and smaller artists and venues are not able to draw the attention they need due to time and financial restraints. We hope to help find creative ways to organize and promote their events.”
Y’all Entertainment will host a free, all-ages launch party on Sun. July 29 at 8 p.m. at the West Ashley Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ (1205 Ashley River Rd.) with live performances from Charleston band the Tarlatans and an All-Star Jam Session featuring Mac Leaphart, Tyler Mechem (of Crowfield), Reid Stone (of Guilt Ridden Troubadour), Luke Cunningham, John Wesley Satterfield, Matt MacKelcan, Danielle Howle, and more. The event marks Frank’s 30th birthday as well.
The latest installment, a five-song set titled [ohginger], hit the web this month. Charleston-based singer/songwriter Lindsay Holler and New York City-based multi-instrumentalist Michael Hanf formed an acoustic-based musical project earlier in the year as an act with vibraphone, guitar, and harmonies. Holler and Hanf were bandmates a few years ago in Holler’s group the Dirty Kids, and Oh Ginger picks up on the bohemian/gypsy vibe of that band with exotic melodies and lyrical tales.
Stay tuned for the final round in August. Visit ohginger.bandcamp.com for more.
The disc follows last year’s Dark Country and the 2010 debut Southern Son, So Far. “Places is a sonic adventure where stories from the road sound still forever,” Burke says. “We’re so pumped about this record. Each song is an inspiration from our journey through every city, every place.”
Burke and the band were scheduled to perform at the Pour House this week, but Burke and his wife recently welcomed a new addition to their household — a son named Fin (their first child). The arrival came a bit close to the show date, so band will reschedule its local CD release show for some time September.
Visit jamesjustinmusic.com for more.
After John moved away this spring, the band enlisted David Bair (formerly of the late Shaniqua Brown) as the new timekeeper. They plan to independently issue it on Fri. July 27 at a CD release show at the Tin Roof. Local rock bands the Lean Few and Bones (a new group featuring ex-Shaniqua Brown guitarist Thomas Concannon) are also on the bill.
Fans can catch a sneak preview of Bully Pulpit’s new stuff when they play at the Royal American on Mon. July 16, sharing the stage with Alabama surf-rockers Daikaiju.
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