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RECORD STORE DAY 2017 has come and gone, and what else can we say other than THANK YOU, we love you and let’s do it all again next year!

RECORD STORE DAY 2017 has come and gone, and what else can we say other than THANK YOU, we love you and let’s do it all again next year!

We’re speechless, which doesn’t happen often around here. We just had one of our biggest Record Store Day celebrations EVER, without all the ROSANNE CASH & PEARL JAM buzz that blessed last year’s RSD, or the once-in-a-lifetime JASON ISBELL show that highlighted 2015. From the fun-filled vinyl rush at 9am to the steady love til 10pm, to the rainy day shoppers who came out on Sunday, Record Store Day’s 1oth anniversary event was simply amazing. Y’all rock, we’re grateful. Dere it is.

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SARAH JAROSZ & OLD SALT UNION both played amazing shows at Horizon Records in The Bohemian Café this week, and both shows were packed! We thank YOU, and we love you! Now let’s get ready for RECORD STORE DAY!

SARAH JAROSZ & OLD SALT UNION both played amazing shows at Horizon Records in The Bohemian Café this week, and both shows were packed! We thank YOU, and we love you! Now let’s get ready for RECORD STORE DAY!

We’re still reeling from the two in-store shows we’ve had at Horizon in the Bohemian Café over the last few days. Both SARAH JAROSZ and OLD SALT UNION brought the acoustic-music thunder, and we were thrilled that they both had a packed house to play to. THANK YOU, GREENVILLE! Now let’s get ready for the chaos and surprises of RECORD STORE DAY 2017! Stay tuned for more info!

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Bluegrass-jazzers OLD SALT UNION are comin’ to town THIS THURSDAY! They’ll play an in-store at Horizon Records in The Bohemian Cafe at 4:30, then head over to THE SPINNING JENNY!

Bluegrass-jazzers OLD SALT UNION are comin’ to town THIS THURSDAY! They’ll play an in-store at Horizon Records in The Bohemian Cafe at 4:30, then head over to THE SPINNING JENNY!

Old Salt Union is known for playing music by their own set of rules. While the men who make up the group are not complete rebels, they are certainly focused on exposing people to a purer, more exciting, and more original form of music. Drawing influence from Bill Monroe, Sam Bush and Del McCoury, to jazz great Bill Evans and Composer Danny Elfman, it’s obvious the group has a unique and broad genetic make-up. What makes Old Salt Union special is their ability to further explore the jazz and blues roots of bluegrass in a mature and refreshing manner. With in-depth musical compositions, a catchy hook, and a high- energy metaphorical punch to the gut, they are truly front runners in the new generation of string music.

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THE SPINNING JENNY has announced some shows that we’re thrilled about, including appearances by THE HONEYCUTTERS this Friday and JIM LAUDERDALE on MAY 4th!

THE SPINNING JENNY has announced some shows that we’re thrilled about, including appearances by THE HONEYCUTTERS this Friday and JIM LAUDERDALE on MAY 4th!

“The Honeycutters, an Asheville, NC-based original country roots band… Led by songwriter Amanda Anne Platt, The Honeycutters include Tal Taylor on mandolin, Rick Cooper on bass, Josh Milligan on drums, and Matt Smith rounds out the band on pedal steel, electric guitar, and dobro to create a sound that carries just as well across the bar room as in a church or a theater. Fueled by the powerful songwriting and vocals of founder Amanda Platt, Me Oh My moves her into the spotlight as producer, band leader, and principal creative force behind the band. With songs that are honest and relatable, part chagrin and part hope, Platt’s voice carries a timeless appeal.”

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Take a walk around the neighborhood as part of the NORTH MAIN COOP CRAWL on April 22nd, then head over to Horizon and do some RECORD STORE DAY shopping!

Take a walk around the neighborhood as part of the NORTH MAIN COOP CRAWL on April 22nd, then head over to Horizon and do some RECORD STORE DAY shopping!

Edible Upcountry magazine and Gather Events have teamed to create the North Main Coop Crawl, a walking tour of chicken coops in the North Main neighborhood. Stroll around and check out the latest and greatest in chicken accommodations, and enjoy some craft beer, food trucks and workshops located at Community Tap. And why not stop […]

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The 2017 SWANNANOA CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL kicks off at Warren Wilson College on Saturday, July 1st! And the FINE ARTS CENTER is once again on the schedule!

The 2017 SWANNANOA CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL kicks off at Warren Wilson College on Saturday, July 1st! And the FINE ARTS CENTER is once again on the schedule!

In 2015, for the first time in 45 years, the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival came to Greenville, choosing the Fine Arts Center as one of three performance sites for their concerts. It was such a success that the Festival is returning again this year. From July 3rd-31st, the Fine Arts Center will be hosting five spectacular concerts. […]

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The 10th annual GREATER COLUMBIA RECORD FAIR rolls into the Columbia Museum of Art on SUNDAY, APRIL 30th!

The 10th annual GREATER COLUMBIA RECORD FAIR rolls into the Columbia Museum of Art on SUNDAY, APRIL 30th!

FREE ADMISSION!!! RECORDS! LIVE MUSIC!  ART! BEER! HOTDOGS! Record Vendors from across the East Coast bringing all the best vinyl to Columbia, S.C. From cheap to pricey, new jams to vintage, classic to super rare – the Greater Columbia Record Fair is sure to have your turntable hummin’! PLUS! Pop-up Beer Garden with mimosas and […]

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Less then two weeks til the BIG EARS experimental and avant-garde music festival, March 24-26, in Knoxville TN. ROBYN HITCHCOCK! JOHANN JOHANNSSON! CARLA BLEY, JOAN SHELLEY! Lordy!

Less then two weeks til the BIG EARS experimental and avant-garde music festival, March 24-26, in Knoxville TN. ROBYN HITCHCOCK!  JOHANN JOHANNSSON! CARLA BLEY, JOAN SHELLEY! Lordy!

A brief word from festival co-founder and artistic director Ashley Capps: As always, we thank all of you for your amazing support and enthusiasm for our ever-expanding festival. What began as a modest passion project has steadily grown into a remarkable, internationally recognized celebration of music, art and creativity. Your passion and engagement has made that possible. Big Ears 2017 is shaping up to be an extraordinary weekend

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The soulful roots-rocker RANDALL BRAMBLETT returns to Greenville on May 26th with a show at DR. MAC ARNOLD’S BLUES RESTAURANT!

The soulful roots-rocker RANDALL BRAMBLETT returns to Greenville on May 26th with a show at DR. MAC ARNOLD’S BLUES RESTAURANT!

Randall Bramblett’s distinguished body of work is defined by a triple threat career as an acclaimed solo artist, an in-demand songwriter and a first call sideman. Among the artists who’ve recorded and performed Bramblett’s songs are Bettye LaVette, Hot Tuna, Delbert McClinton and most notably, Bonnie Raitt, who opened her 2014 Grammy winner, Slipstream, with one of his songs. In the ’70s he was a member of the seminal jazz/rock group Sea Level and as a sideman has toured with Gregg Allman, Widespread Panic and Levon Helm. Steve Winwood was such a fan of Bramblett’s keyboard, sax and vocal performances that he made Bramblett his go-to tour mate for 16 years, including the ’94 Traffic reunion.

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Classical piano master and musical alchemist LANG LANG makes his PEACE CENTER debut on February 27th! YES!

Classical piano master and musical alchemist LANG LANG makes his PEACE CENTER debut on February 27th! YES!

CALL 864-467-3000 OR VISIT www.peacecenter.org FOR DETAILS & INFO! If one word applies to Lang Lang, to the musician, to the man, to his worldview, to those who come into contact with him, it is “inspiration”. It resounds like a musical motif through his life and career. He inspires millions with his open-hearted, emotive playing, whether it be in intimate recitals or on the grandest of stages – such as the 2014 World Cup concert in Rio, with Placido Domingo, to celebrate the final game; the 56th and 57th GRAMMY Award two years in a row, where he performed with Metallica and Pharrell Williams; the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where more than four billion people around the world viewed his performance; the Last Night of the Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall, or the Liszt 200th birthday concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Charles Dutoit which was broadcast live in more than 300 movie theaters around the United States and 200 cinemas across Europe (the first classical music cinema cast to be headlined by a solo artist).

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  • NEW RELEASES 4/28: April is going out large as we get in new stuff from GORILLAZ, ROBERT CRAY, WILLIE NELSON, MARK LANEGAN, RON SEXSMITH, TROMBONE SHORTY & more!
    Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins and over 20 acclaimed albums. For his latest project, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, the Blues Hall of Famer traveled to Memphis with his friend, renowned Grammy Award winning producer Steve Jordan, to make a classic soul album with Hi Rhythm, the band that helped create that sound. Set inside an old theatre, the funky Royal Studios looks much as it did when Al Green was cutting those classics for Hi Records. Guitarist Teenie Hodges has passed away, but his brothers Rev. Charles Hodges (organ and piano) and Leroy "Flick" Hodges (bass), along with cousin Archie "Hubbie" Turner (keyboards), were still there.
  • NEW RELEASES, 4/14: YES, we do have the new KENDRICK LAMAR in-stock NOW, but that’s not all. We’ve got new STRING CHEESE INCIDENT, JOHN MAYER, and some jazz-classical love for Mr. Gene!
    Less obviously haunted by the influence of George Clinton than its predecessor, Damn still sounds rooted in early-70s soul. There are nods towards the luscious, harmony-laden mellowness of the Stylistics and the Chi-Lites (opener Blood even features a warped version of the kind of spoken-word monologue found on the latter’s single Have You Seen Her?), to the stentorian bellow that opens Curtis Mayfield’s If There’s a Hell Below We’re All Gonna Go and to the dense sound of psychedelic soul – by way of Outkast – on Pride. If it seems a more straightforward listen than To Pimp a Butterfly, there’s a cheering sense that this doesn’t equate to a lessening of musical ambition. There’s none of that album’s wilfully jarring quality – its sudden, anxious musical lurches and abrupt, short-circuiting leaps between genres – but the tracks on Damn still feel episodic and expansive: XXX alone goes from massed harmony vocals to a downbeat rap over glitching, stuttering samples, to a thrilling moment where it explodes in a mass of sirens, screeching tyres and heaving basslines, to a dramatic drop in tempo and an understated guest vocal from Bono in the space of four minutes. Rather than angsty disruptions, there’s a more subtle sense of disquiet here. The heavy-lidded drift of Yah would sound relaxed were it not for the presence of two grating bass notes that fit with the lyrics’ prickly unease, where images of contented family life rub up against “theories and suspicions”. Meanwhile, on the brilliant Pride, troubled lyrical shifts from modesty and confusion to self-belief – “I can’t fake humble because your ass is insecure” – are mirrored by a rap electronically treated so that its pitch gradually speeds up and slows down amid the woozy atmospherics and falsetto vocals. Elsewhere, there’s brilliant, dexterous storytelling on Duckworth – the saga of how Lamar’s father narrowly avoided being murdered by a criminal called Anthony, complete with an eye-popping, no-spoilers twist – and another demonstration of Lamar’s nonpareil ability to write songs about the pressures of wealth and success that somehow manage to elicit the listener’s sympathy rather than a roll of the eyes.