It's CRYSTAL clear this event was singled out by CPD due to its connection to Black Lives Matter. There is an erroneous perception in the community that BLM is anti-police, and its obvious the powers that be at CPD subscribe to that flawed way of thinking. This was a way for Captain Searson and the department to flex their muscles and head BLM off at the pass. Period.
Additionally, to use circumstantial evidence from a completely different event, featuring a completely unrelated group of artists, presented by a completely different group of promoters to justify "safety concerns" for this event is both discriminatory and egregious.
CPD would do well to stop crimininalizing black folks and the Music Farm would do well to stop simultaneously poaching and marginalizing hip hop culture.
All Lives Matter!
If they aren't worried about "safety concerns" why should the CPD? Sounds to me instead of saying CPD helped to make them safe, they are saying the police made up reasons to keep them from having their concert. By all means... Let them have the concert and when the shooting begins, lets all meet for coffee and cake and they can take care of themselves.
You are doing yourself a disservice if you skip this album. Trust me. Not like when The Donald says "trust me," but actually trust me. He opened a show for us at the Windjammer last year, just him alone on that big stage, sitting with his lap steel listening to jaws hit the floor.
"What I miss is just the pre-internet age, where things were just a little harder to find so you had to be really dedicated to things," he says.
Well I've been trying to figure out the COMPLETE lyrics for Semper Fidelis since the album came out. Internet or not, it ain't happenin'. Still love it, though.
Dandy Warhols. Cause I like them, yeah I like them and I'm feeling so Bohemian like them. Woo hoo hoo.
"Privilege" is how white liberals explain their own racist tendencies to each other.
What's with the excessive use of the word "privilege" ?
Well, so glad I DID NOT buy tickets in advance because I no longer plan to attend!! I'm sorry, but the North Charleston Coliseum SUCKS!! The sound quality inside that crappy little arena is HORRIBLE and unless you're too big to miss (i.e. PHISH) I refuse to waste the money!! The last time I saw Panic there you couldn't hear anything other than a jumbled collection of noise. Back when they moved that all-day fest with Panic & Yonder from outside at Patriots Point to inside at the coliseum I made the decision I wouldn't waste my time or money going to a show there ever again!! Sorry folks, but that place SUCKS!!
I think it's time that Charleston gets with the program and provides us with BOTH a good indoor & outdoor venue!!
@randall floyd...do a show on WYLA ;)
"why does Charleston not have an oldies station? Seems weird not to play the greatest music ever made."
There are oldies stations. They're on the AM frequency. Talk radio. Perfect for people living in the past.
Thanks Kelly Rae! Listeners (and prospective hosts/content producers) can contact the station at WYLA@ccpl.org or 843-805-6842.
why does Charleston not have an oldies station? Seems weird not to play the greatest music ever made.
I just found out about Nik. He was always a good guy to me. And Donna, I am so very sorry to just hear about his passing.
Rest in peace Nik.
Josh Roberts and the hinges are best original band in Charleston, Josh is the best guitarist for 500 miles, guaranteed.
Thank you, Smoky Weiner! Thank you for honoring my dear Nik in this beautiful tribute. Nik would have been so very touched, as am I. He was a wonderful soulmate and even better husband. I am eternally grateful.
Smoky, I remember you rising in the midst of all the greats that performed on Cumberland's stage and Charleston's music scene.
I too won't forget jamming with Nik and yourself for many nights..... it was magic to me .....
"Blue Jack" Howerton
Here's Nik at the Blues Bash at the Main Library a few years ago: https://youtu.be/Kv1p-GpQecc
Sorry for your loss, Smoky. I didn't know nik well, but did get to attend jams with him a few times. He was all right.
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