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NFT market molding Trent Shy’s claymation career

Local artist Trent Shy has cultivated a distinctive brand of dark, cinematic comedy that has earned him plenty of international notoriety and respect. Remaining modest, Shy describes himself simply as a stop-motion animator “that watched too many horror movies as a child.”  Shy specializes in claymation and, at times, you’ll find the artist animating himself […]

Andy Frasco talks music, mushrooms and more

None of Those Things Andy Frasco gets around. He’s a former talent scout for Capitol Records, host of an insanely popular podcast (“Andy Frasco’s World Saving Shitshow”), outspoken mental health advocate and raucous bandleader. The City Paper recently caught up with this energetic entertainer to discuss his growth as a songwriter, his enthusiasm for psychedelic […]

Kozelski returns to the limelight with new LP

Song Collection Jeff Kozelski is a Charleston-based songwriter, musician and producer best known for his work in recent years with the bands King Hippo and The Outervention. But, the multifaceted guitarist’s latest band, named after himself, has been chugging along with new music, like the recently released LP, Collector. “I think it’s funny to go […]

Heather Rice brings experience and joy to Forte Jazz Lounge

Strange Gems Heather Rice considers herself a “pop singer with a propensity for jazz.” Growing up near Ormond Beach, Florida, she inadvertently discovered many of the great American classics at an early age, changing her life. “One day, when I was about 12, I found an old song book at a garage sale with tons […]

Sally & George keeps love close on Take You on a Ride

Sally & Georgew/ Sol Driven TrainSat. Oct. 316 p.m.$27.50-$110Firefly Distillery The singing duo Sally & George, a vagabond band on the verge of releasing its second LP, Take You on a Ride, has been making a name in the Americana world, traveling around the country and living out of a tour van.  The outfit is […]

Bluegrass legend Del McCoury talks history ahead of Friday show

Over the course of a lengthy career, Del McCoury has become widely known for his prowess as a bluegrass bandleader and an unapologetic embrace of the disparate musical forces that lie outside of that world. For these, and other reasons, his family act, the Del McCoury Band, remains a perennial favorite among peers, critics and fans alike.