TTC Internet Radio, Abundatrade.com, Luke & Gary, Dangermuffin Robbed, Mad Tea Party, Blake Lewis 

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TRIDENT TECH LAUNCHES INTERNET RADIO STATION

After six long years, Trident Technical College is all set for the launch of their new internet radio station. They are celebrating the launch with a big kickoff party at the 410 building of TTC's North Charleston campus on Wed. Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. The brainchild of Marcia Warnock, Jerry Walthall, and John Wilson, the internet station has been broadcasting since 2006, but didn't begin broadcasting original content until 2007. TTC Internet Radio officially begins broadcasting all original programming this week. The stations will be run by the students and faculty of Trident and deal with campus issues and happenings. They will also jam out to some neo-eclectic tunes. They recently bumped up their bitrate from 32 kbps to 96 kbps which means it will all be clearer when you tune in. Check it out at www.live365.com/stations/ttcollegeMyles Hutto

ABUNDATRADE.COM

Earlier this year, Millennium Music closed its downtown facility and focused its efforts on the web-centric FeedYourPlayer.com project. The company recently announced a new name and mission, AbundaTrade.com. The set-up allows users to trade in their old CDs and DVDs. In return, they receive the latest electronics, such as plasma TVs, digital cameras, and iPods. The site offers "a program for the growing number of people who are eager to reduce their carbon footprint," while at the same time obtain the latest technology gadgets. "This is clearly a scenario where everyone wins," says managing partner Kent Wagner. "The customer gets rid of something they no longer want and in return receives a discount on something they really do want. And, in the process, we all reduce waste and conserve resources." —T. Ballard Lesemann

GARY ALLEN amp; LUKE BRYAN AT PAC

Luke Bryan, one of country music's brightest rising stars, is a true triple threat. He can sing, play, and, most impressively, write (several of his songs, like Billy Currington's hit "Good Directions," have topped the charts for several contemporary artists). Bryan's own tunes "We Rode in Trucks" and "Country Man" have moved steadily up the country music charts as well. He kicks off the festivities on Oct. 25 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center, warming the crowd up for Gary Allan. Fresh off of back-to-back platinum records and number one singles, Allan is one of country music's biggest success stories. Rolling Stone described him as "country music's mainstream maverick." Visit www.garyallan.com and www.lukebryan.com for more. —MH

DANGERMUFFIN ROBBED

Will the fuckers who robbed local band Dangermuffin of their guitars, PA gear, and electronic equipment at the Folly Beach residence kindly return the loot?! The equipment went missing during a birthday party held at singer/guitarist Dan Lotti's home. "We are appalled by the realization that people would come into someone's home, drink, eat, and probably wish them a 'happy birthday,' and then take off with their stuff," says Lotti. Anyone with information should contact the band's manager Richard Brendel via e-mail at dangermuffinmusic@gmail.com. —TBL

TEA AT THE ROOF

The Tin Roof welcomes swingin' Asheville-based duo Mad Tea Party — singer/ukulele player Ami Worthen and guitarist/singer Jason Krekel — to the music room on Sat. Oct. 25. This duo won the hearts of City Paper's music and production departments last April at the Pour House with their jumpy energy and 1940s/'50s-styled blues, jazz, and rockabilly. They bounced on material from the recent album Found a Reason. Krekel's performance was especially impressive, as he simultaneously played an odd drum kit at his feet (a small bass drum, a high-hat stand, and an old field snare drum on its side with a pedal attached). Chris Schutz and Steph Hayes open. See www.themadteaparty.com and www.myspace.com/westashleytinroof for more. —TBL

AN IDOL AT THE TAVERN

American Idol runner-up Blake Lewis is bringing his sync-pop tunes to Mt. Pleasant. He wowed the AI audience with his versions of Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name" and Maroon 5's "This Love," but his debut album, Audio Day Dream, released last December, had a tough time translating his millions of votes into millions of album sales. The album offered just what viewers liked about Lewis: beatboxing, and '80s-inspired, sugar-coated pop tunes, like the first single "Break Anotha," the follow-up, "How Many Words," and other notables like "Without You." Word is that the Seattle native already has a few tracks under his belt for the sophomore album, so it's a good bet there will be some new material to tap your foot to. Admission is $8. See www.blakelewisofficial.com and www.village-tavern.com for more. —Greg Hambrick


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