Dig South 2015 

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Dig South takes the party across the Cooper for 2015

Sam Spence file photo

Dig South takes the party across the Cooper for 2015

After two years in the heart of Charleston’s downtown, the Holy City’s tech and music festival Dig South is taking a short trip over the Ravenel Bridge into the strip-mall wilds of Mt. Pleasant. And while we’re saddened that this year’s fest won’t be on the peninsula, Dig South’s 2015 home, Cinebarre, will surely serve attendees just fine.

After all, the four-day event will feature a cornucopia of tech-savvy speakers and top-notch bands. Among our faves are Vayner Media’s Gary Vaynerchuk, Mexo-Americano act David Wax Museum, and current Batgirl illustrator and Lowcountry resident Babs Tarr. Read on and learn more.

Liveblog: Dig South 2015
Liveblog: Dig South 2015 The Interactive Festival Goes Across the Cooper

Folk-rock troubadour Langhorne Slim finds sobriety and a new home
Folk-rock troubadour Langhorne Slim finds sobriety and a new home Sobering Up and Rambling On

If you were to write a screenplay about the orphan child of rock 'n' roll, you might come up with something like Langhorne Slim. — Kyle Petersen


Five sessions to catch at Dig South
Five sessions to catch at Dig South Dig In

The scenery may be different at this year's Dig South Interactive Festival — after all, it has moved from the TD Arena to Cinebarre in Mt. Pleasant — but with speakers from Facebook, Disney, the NBA, and more, this year's line-up offers plenty of insightful sessions from folks you'd be hard-pressed to find in a room together anywhere else. — Sam Spence


Get featured on City Paper cover, receive nomination for big-deal award
Get featured on City Paper cover, receive nomination for big-deal award A red letter day for Babsgirl

Today's cover girl, Barbara Tarr a.k.a Babs Tarr a.k.a. Babsgirl just received a nomination for an Eisner Award in the category of Best Penciller/Inker for her work in Batgirl. According to Wikipedia, the Eisner Awards are sometimes referred to as the comic industry's equivalent of the Oscars. Bravo, Babs! — Connelly Hardaway


Mt. Pleasant's Babs Tarr joins the Bat Family and helps give Batgirl a much-needed Veronica Mars makeover
Mt. Pleasant's Babs Tarr joins the Bat Family and helps give Batgirl a much-needed Veronica Mars makeover Babsgirl

When we look back at pop culture in the early 21st century, there is little doubt we will think of it as the golden age of female heroines. — Chris Haire


David Wax of David Wax Museum talks about work life with his wife and his band's indie-rock inclinations
David Wax of David Wax Museum talks about work life with his wife and his band's indie-rock inclinations Waxing Lyrical

Even in a world of hyphenated musical genres, "Mexo-Americana indie-roots-rock" is probably going to stand out a bit, and that's not even the full scope of what David Wax Museum does. — Vincent Harris


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