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Re: “Ride Easy: A friend remembers local musician and bartender, Eric Brantley

Just fuck. What a waste of life, such a tragedy.

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Posted by CID99 on April 22, 2016 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Ride Easy: A friend remembers local musician and bartender, Eric Brantley

Thank you, I enjoyed this...

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Posted by Suzanne J Sentner on April 22, 2016 at 1:00 AM

Re: “Ride Easy: A friend remembers local musician and bartender, Eric Brantley

When I first met Eric I can't say I was a fan. Like the tribute above said, he was brash, sarcastic, surly, direct, and had this way of raising an eyebrow at you that just made you feel stupid. Over the course of the past dozen years or so I realized that he was consistently sarcastic, surly, direct. It was't an act, it was who he was. And it would have sucked if he were not all those things that made him Eric. Because Eric was cool as fuck. He will be missed.

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Posted by Jaxx on April 21, 2016 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Ride Easy: A friend remembers local musician and bartender, Eric Brantley

Thank you Saliba.

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Posted by Jessa Hills on April 21, 2016 at 8:16 PM

Re: “We were a Prince family

Really nice write up Dustin. One of my kids texted me the news around lunchtime using the exact words you used to your parents "Prince Died".

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on April 21, 2016 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Ride Easy: A friend remembers local musician and bartender, Eric Brantley

Eric was a cool guy and a part of our Cumberland's experience. Much love and sorrow from the blues community.

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Posted by Sapo on April 21, 2016 at 7:04 PM

Re: “After four decades, rock 'n' roll badass Lita Ford stays true to her craft

Put another dime in the jukebox, baby!

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Posted by mat catastrophe on April 21, 2016 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Charleston's first karaoke cab has arrived

I WANT TO BEAT THIS NEW GENERATION TO DEATH

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Posted by Tim J. Conheady on April 18, 2016 at 3:07 PM

Re: “What to expect this weekend at Southern Ground

I could not be more excited for Tedeschi Trucks Band!!!

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Posted by a long lost charlestonian/cofc grad on April 15, 2016 at 12:07 AM

Re: “Gregg Allman returns to the road after the demise of the Allman Brothers Band

Should be great. I love the Music Hall.

Warren and Gov't Mule dominated it for two nights last year. Crazy shows.

Posted by Pronghorn on April 13, 2016 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Gregg Allman returns to the road after the demise of the Allman Brothers Band

The Midnight Rider himself - one the few remaining all time great musicians left in this world!

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Posted by The Super Saturn on April 13, 2016 at 11:14 AM
Posted by Cathy Patry on April 12, 2016 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Some of the Southeast's best metal acts come together for the inaugural Lowcountry Death Fest

There is a local band from Columbia, "VENITALY". They have played live on USC radio and currently have a demo CD with 2 songs. You can listen to them on facebook. "United We Die" and "Redneck Saturday Night". Is it possible to get these guys on the bill? Or who do i need to get intouch with to see if this is possible. Thank you. Rockincat74@gmail.com

Posted by Cathy Patry on April 12, 2016 at 6:58 PM

Re: “A musician's case against the $5 cover charge

This is a great way to reduce the number of people who come to your shows & lose exposure by alienating fans or potential fans who can't afford a higher cover charge, and also potentially harm the business that the show is in. Not only are less people going to come in and buy something, but people will buy less drinks/food if they have to pay more to get in.

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Posted by Alexandra Scott on April 11, 2016 at 3:03 PM

Re: “A musician's case against the $5 cover charge

As one who spent about thirty years owning music clubs in Charleston and Columbia, it is really simple...bands should get paid what they are worth to the customers who attend. That is to say, the number of people who pay at the door because the band attracts them! How about this...club pays for house sound gear, band brings its stage gear, and if a house sound engineer is employed that cost is split between band and house. Now ALL door $$ minus the door tax goes to the band. Please don't talk to me about your road expenses...promise you they are offset by in-house club expenses...door guys, coolers, etc. Now it is up to you to figure out where you can play and make $$.

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Posted by Larry Walker on April 11, 2016 at 10:26 AM

Re: “A musician's case against the $5 cover charge

Where in the world do you play that only charges $5 for 3 acts (including a National band)?? Really. I need to know. So I can avoid that venue. We play ALONE (no opener... no "follow-up") for a $5 cover on a weeknight. And paying for the house sound, security, and door person on top of that??? You've got to be kidding me. Either you're playing venues that pay shyte or you have too much of your own "staff", or you're getting screwed. We play for a $5 cover on a weeknight... alone. No opener. No follow-up. We handle our own sound and the "security" and "door person" is the bar's responsibility. We don't pay them, the venue does.... because they work for them.

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Posted by Kim Phoenix Carrasco on April 9, 2016 at 8:56 PM

Re: “A musician's case against the $5 cover charge

I forgot to add the overzealous DUI police state and the total smoking ban virtually killed the live music scene 20 years ago. Yeah, those are both controversial issues but it cut people going out to clubs in half. Just a fact.

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Posted by Joesockit on April 9, 2016 at 6:28 PM

Re: “A musician's case against the $5 cover charge

Just visited Charleston. I play upstate NY. Bands get $250-$500 here if you're good. I was surprised that the night I was at the Pour house the inside band had a $25 cover..WOW! they weren't a national act and played a bunch of covers. That never happens up here. What the bar owners do up here is not charge a cover and up the drink prices $0.50 to $1.00 and that pays the band. Many people don't even notice. With a hot spot or a well known local band you can get away with $5.00 cover but thats it. And yes, I was playing for the same money 20 years ago. You play music because you want to, not to make money. Those days are unfortunately over. The musicians today are generally way better than 30 years ago although not necessarily as creative. You can make a studio quality album in your basement so there is much more music to choose from today. And yes the internet has made album sales pretty much a dead issue. The world changed.

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Posted by Joesockit on April 9, 2016 at 6:19 PM

Re: “A musician's case against the $5 cover charge

Seeing as how Pabst generally only costs a buck, people should have plenty left to pay a decent and supportive cover.

You should write next about how nobody dances at shows anymore. That blows. Much love from L.A.

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Posted by Gabriel Ross Gotaway on April 7, 2016 at 7:27 PM

Re: “A musician's case against the $5 cover charge

Seeing as how Pabst is generally costs only one dollar, people should have plenty left over to pay a decent and supportive cover.

You should write in about nobody dancing at shows, too. That blows. Much love from LA.

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Posted by Gabriel Ross Gotaway on April 7, 2016 at 7:24 PM
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