This is an amazing article. I have so many great memories at All Books. I am honored to have been a part of it.
this is a page from the ladson homemakers club crew. MANY shows took place at this location in the 90's. along with other vfw's and other small stinky buildings in the area. if you were around during that time and involved in the "scene" in any way, then you would know how big it actually was and why this article is kind of a slap in the face to some of us who were doing this stuff 20 plus years ago.
Sensitive punks. Ha:/
the duck club is killer!! the rest of the menue is solid. the staff kicks much ass. one of my favorite hang out/ eat spots in charleston.
I read it again, and trying to be fair. The article wants to comment on the history of the S'ville punk scene, but even the title suggests that it didn't exist prior to the early 00s. The people you wrote about may have found punk in a big way in the early 2000s, and I don't mean to diminish that scene in any way. I wouldn't have a problem with the article if it were presented as strictly what it is: a commentary on S'ville punk during those years and at the places you mention. But it's insulting to suggest that this era you write about is the beginning of it all. Which is what you do.
The article makes it sound like Summerville had no scene at all and that's just not the case. No one has any negativity towards anything you did...there is just a much longer and quite vibrant past that is being overlooked.
Any of y'all are welcome to friend me on Facebook Rachael Renee Dantzler
The article suggests that a punk scene didn't exist in Summerville prior to the 00's. That is wrong. There was a pretty vibrant punk scene in Summerville in the 90s. You should talk to Rachael, for sure. She can tell you and show you. The Ladson Homemakers page has a lot about it, too. It was before the time of the people writing the article and the people quoted in it, so I guess it's understandable that you wouldn't know about it. But if the scene that you are writing about was built on it, then you should know about it.
Read the article thoughtfully. Whatever happened in the 90s was a foundation for the 00s. Is an article about the 90s punk scene an insult to the 80s? Of course not. This was a great article about people that shared a lot of good times in a tiny book store.
These were only National and International acts. There were several listed in the article.
No one is taking anything away from what you did. This was independent of you and your hardwork. You make it sound like the money, time and energy we put into it somehow discredits you, or isn't as noteworthy as what you did. I even specifically said there was an established scene in Charleston in the article before these shows started happening. From 2003 - 2005 there was not a comparable place in the Charleston area. Going to Summerville high when I started doing shows, I could count the people into hardcore on both my hands.
I'd be interested to check out your fliers and see what was before my time, but there isn't a link to your page.
I know I was just a cog on the long list of the Charleston music scene. There are a few facebook groups out there for those interested in the scene.
There is a page about Bopp Memorial Hall that was the equivalent of All Books for 2 - 3 Years before.
There is also a new group page on Facebook for most hardcore/metal shows in Charleston area if anyone is new or needs more information about it.
Yes, you have to move, and like you said you are a staple to our scene here. So STAY!
And wait we were booking national acts not local bands. I mean seriously this is an insult to the people who busted their asses for the link and hardcore scene in the 90s.
Haha, yep. Seasonal.
Kolsch or HopArt....
Ahhhh Sh*T!! You mean I have to move to Nashville!!
I'm sorry but this is bullshit. How about you scroll my Facebook page and take a long hard look at the flyers from the tons of shows we busted our ass to put on in the 90s. Basically every weekend of my life. How about you call those who know and get your history lesson.
Are you kidding me? Hi I'm Rachael Dantzler and you wrote this article based on what?
Thanks for the pick, Paul and the rest of the staff.
Did you know they have a craft brew, very hoppy, that is limited to two pints per customer? It's because of the high APV, and they don't want you to get a DUI. Nice guys, and great place. Both of them.
Brian, the staff pick said "Best Comedian Nashville stole from us" or something like that so I assume all of the comics were local and have moved to Nashville to be considered for this award?
unfortunately this beer isn't year round...
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