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Re: “How humble Summerville became a Mecca of punk, metal, and hardcore in the early '00s

Rachael,

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.

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Posted by Matt Smith on April 1, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Re: “How humble Summerville became a Mecca of punk, metal, and hardcore in the early '00s

Dear Rachael,

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.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2457193422…

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.
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15…

Cheers.

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Posted by beardzilla on April 1, 2015 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Best Local Comedian that Nashville Stole From Us

Yes, you have to move, and like you said you are a staple to our scene here. So STAY!

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Posted by Charlestonion on April 1, 2015 at 3:14 PM

Re: “How humble Summerville became a Mecca of punk, metal, and hardcore in the early '00s

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.

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Posted by rachaeldantzler on April 1, 2015 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Best Year-round Brew

Haha, yep. Seasonal.

Kolsch or HopArt....

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Posted by leemajors on April 1, 2015 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Best Local Comedian that Nashville Stole From Us

Ahhhh Sh*T!! You mean I have to move to Nashville!!

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Posted by Brian T Shirley on April 1, 2015 at 2:42 PM

Re: “How humble Summerville became a Mecca of punk, metal, and hardcore in the early '00s

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.

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Posted by rachaeldantzler on April 1, 2015 at 2:36 PM

Re: “How humble Summerville became a Mecca of punk, metal, and hardcore in the early '00s

Are you kidding me? Hi I'm Rachael Dantzler and you wrote this article based on what?

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Posted by rachaeldantzler on April 1, 2015 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Best Write-In

Thanks for the pick, Paul and the rest of the staff.

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Posted by Dimitri Cherny on April 1, 2015 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Best Authentic Pub

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.

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Posted by localhutch on April 1, 2015 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Best Local Comedian that Nashville Stole From Us

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?

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Posted by Charlestonion on April 1, 2015 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Best Year-round Brew

unfortunately this beer isn't year round...

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Posted by joshl725 on April 1, 2015 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Best Hair Stylist

Awesome choice for Best Stylist

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Posted by Charlotte Ann Herriott on April 1, 2015 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Best Local Comedian that Nashville Stole From Us

I do have a question Elizabeth. Do you ever watch any other comedians in the Low Country or just the one's downtown? Roland Jay Moore, Sean Jones, Dave Evans and myself started doing comedy (and we all live here BTW) here over 20 years ago. We all have performed here locally, everywhere from Mt. P., James Island, Downtown, Summerville, Goose Creek, West Ashley, North Charleston as well as all over The USA ( I performed for the troops in Japan last June) Jay is Princess Cruise Lines top comic, Sean has been seen in movies & TV, Dave not only performs but has had one of the biggest comedy competitions (Put your money where your mouth is) this area has ever seen. He had comics come from Fla., NC, Mrytle Beach, Ga. I just did a show at Ms. Rose's in November and they had to turn people away, I've got it on video!! I'm sorry, I don't want to sound bitter and I like Dusty, he has been a middle act for me several times (that means he opened up the show and I followed him) and I've judged several competitions he's been in and won, I voted for him. I just think it's lazy to just put his name out there again when guys such as the folks I mentioned have been making people laugh in the area for years get overlooked just because they're not in the right clique. I'll talk about this on my radio show and in my WEB series that shows what life is like being a road comic called "BTS On the Road" (24 episodes so far, shooting 25 later this month). How about we show support for ALL the great comedians in our area and not just the peninsula crowd or maybe they should distribute the City Paper only in the downtown area where they should be limited to getting they're sponsors from? As for me, I don't care, I live local, but I'm worldwide.

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Posted by Brian T Shirley on April 1, 2015 at 1:47 PM
Posted by artrogue on April 1, 2015 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Best Tour Company

Yeah!!!!

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Posted by Kimmyk1031 on April 1, 2015 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Best Tour Company

Best Tour Company Ever!

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Posted by cattyl48 on April 1, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Re: “How humble Summerville became a Mecca of punk, metal, and hardcore in the early '00s

'All Books' was an absolute mind-blower, I couldn't believe the owners let it happen. I caught the very tail end of it, but the little dose I got opened up so much. Many friendships came from it and a most important moment hanging out with Andrew Barranca in the parking lot after a 'Puke Attack' performance and talking about making a film together.

Thanks to all involved!

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Posted by Carl Janes on April 1, 2015 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Best Tour Company

Way to go Bulldog Tours!!

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Posted by jdl91 on April 1, 2015 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Best Upscale Bar

Hell yeah!

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Posted by Rachel Enzaldo on April 1, 2015 at 9:16 AM
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