Ryan Lill reinvents his sound with ‘Ocean’

Ryan Lill’s striped-down new single embodies the ’80s music he grew up listening to. “Ocean” is just the beginning for him as he dives into writing songs that represent his identity. | Photo by Ashley Rose Stanol



Hot Mustard drops funky new single ahead of debut album

Kate Bryan

Local instrumental recording duo Hot Mustard released a new single, “Jerkwater Strut,” on June 4. The song displays the signature funk-inspired style of producer/guitarist Jack Powell and bassist Nick Carusos, but with a twist — it features Grammy-nominated trumpeter Jordan McLean of Antibalas and TV on the Radio trombonist Dave “Smoota” Smith. Known as Big […]


Floodwaters persist downtown after weekend rain, high tide

Several downtown roads are still closed after Saturday’s rain continued into Sunday, flooding areas of the peninsula. And as high tide rolled in Sunday at 10:45 a.m., floodwaters had nowhere else to go, even after the rain had stopped. The peninsula received more than 5 inches of rain over the weekend, according to the National […]

Activists continue calls for justice in wake of Sutherland death

Activists gathered at 4 p.m. Saturday on the corner of King and Calhoun streets downtown to continue a call for action after Jamal Sutherland, a Black man living with mental illness, died in police custody Jan. 5 at the Al Cannon Detention Center. Black Lives Matter Charleston leader Marcus McDonald was on scene, playing trombone […]

Vertical Roots adds 3rd hydroponic farm in Atlanta

Charleston-based hydroponic container farm Vertical Roots added a third farm site in the Atlanta State Farmers Market June 8, when farm containers made the trip west from Charleston. Vertical Roots’ Atlanta farmers plan to produce lettuce at the facility within weeks and hope to have “Vertical Roots Georgia Grown” lettuce in grocery stores by July […]

Axelrod delights at Piccolo’s Sundown Poetry

In the atrium at the Gibbes Museum of Art, next to a window overlooking the beautiful gardens, a 77-year-old man stood in front of an audience and proclaimed his love for lying. “Telling the truth is boring, that’s why I became a poet,” David B. Axelrod, the poet laureate of Volusia County, Florida, said during […]