CP's Music Directory 

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The Charleston City Paper's who's who guide to the local music scene.

It's a hefty, descriptive list of currently active musical acts with updated contact and website information.

Hopefully, this serves as a useful tool for readers, writers, booking agents, club owners, radio stations, and others in and around the local music world. It certainly illustrates the diversity and richness of the Charleston band scene better than anything we could publish on a weekly basis.

The acts listed on this page are among the most active in the Charleston area - in the bars and clubs, in the recording studios, and in the rehearsal spaces. We will maintain this directory with additions or changes that come our way. (Please contact us with any adjustments or changes).

Ballard Lesemann (music editor)
ballard@charlestoncitypaper.com


A DECENT ANIMAL
Richard Weld 860-6600
www.myspace.com/adecentanimal
www.adecentanimal.com
booking@adecentanimal.com
THEY SAY: "Brooding acoustic music."
WE SAY: Strumming the truth.

ACES HIGH
1150 Hungryneck Blvd., Suite C-220, Mt. Pleasant S.C. 29464
www.aceshigh.itgo.com
THEY SAY: "'80s glam rock."
WE SAY: The "creatures of the night."

ACTION CITY BLACKOUT
Jack Hunter 814-6457
www.myspace.com/actioncityblackout
actioncityblackout@hotmail.com
THEY SAY: "Female-fronted original band who combine '70s hard rock, early '80s metal and early punk."
WE SAY: Nitty-gritty.

AFFECTATION
321 Courtney Round, Summerville, S.C. 29483
Ashley Lawson 514-0941, 871-9519
myspace.com/affectationband
angelfire.com/music5/affectation
affectation666@juno.com
THEY SAY: “Rock/alternative/pop-punk/hard rock/emo.”
WE SAY: New alternative rockstuff.

ALLNIGHTKUNGFU
Stuart Johnson
843-259-4507
www.allnightkungfu.com
sjohnson@allnightkungfu.com
THEY SAY: "Psyche rock/jam band"
WE SAY: Lookin' for adventure and whatever comes their way.

ALSWEL
www.myspace.com/alswel
THEY SAY: “Indie/shoegaze.psychedelic.”
WE SAY: A dense, dense, dense, rock thing.

THE APOLOGIES
Ryan Brown, 367-0490
www.myspace.com/apologyhymns
apologies@gmail.com
THEY SAY: "Country-rock quartet."
WE SAY: Ain't them Map Room boys?

ASLAN
www.aslanrock.com
www.myspace.com/aslanrock
THEY SAY: "Melodic guitars, pop-driven vocals with a hint of screamo."
WE SAY: Five bushytails with loud amps.

AXUS
Len Richardson 693-2987
atclen@hotmail.com
www.axusrocks.com
THEY SAY: "Rock."
WE SAY: Röck.

BABY FAT
Morgan Sprott 442-9160, Jack Sprott, 478-5225
www.babyfatband.com
morgansprott999@msn.com
jack.sprott@comcast.net
THEY SAY: "Funk, rock, pop tunes."
WE SAY: A regular high-tech rock variety act.

BARNACLE BOB & THE LOST BUOYS
c/o Fat Cat Productions 556-1133
P.O. Box 30182, Charleston, S.C. 29417
Fax: 843-763-2256
bt@fatcatproductions.com
www.fatcatproductions.com
THEY SAY: "Classics."
WE SAY: They shiver your timbers, matey.

BASTIAN
www.myspace.com/bastiantheband
THEY SAY: "Out of the remnants of Kapone."
WE SAY: Up-and-running rock.

QUENTIN BAXTER
www.baxtermusic.com
www.quentinbaxter.com
QuBxtrDRUM@aol.com
THEY SAY: "Drummer. Musician. Artist."
WE SAY: One of the most respected, in-demand, and dreadlocked drummers in town.

THE BEDROOMS
www.myspace.com/thebedrooms
danielcassady@gmail.com
THEY SAY: "Power-pop: what bedroom have you been sleepin' in?"
WE SAY: Melody-driven indie-rockstuff.

BELLIGERENT
106 Forest Circle, Summerville, S.C. 29485
Bobby Earl, 864-3682
www.myspace.com/belligerentmusic
belligerentemail@yahoo.com
THEY SAY: "Extreme metal band."
WE SAY: They live up to the name.

DAVID BETHANY
www.thekillerwhales.com
mail@thekillerwhales.com
dcbethany@aol.com
THEY SAY: "Solo singer-guitarist, formerly of The Killer Whales."
WE SAY: This pop-rock guy helped his band win a round on TV's Star Search.

BIG J. HOSAPHAT
Everette Bigbee 303-4163
Celie Daily 330-4171
evlectric@gmail.com
THEY SAY: "Bluesy rock classics; covers and originals"
WE SAY: Rock quintet capable of jamming on classics (Allmans, Hendrix, Zep. etc.)

BLACK EYED SUSAN
Adam Chase 881-7288
www.besmusic.com
maxmedia@besmusic.com
THEY SAY: "Sweet sounds from Maryland."
WE SAY: Organ-driven rock/funk grooves.

THE BLUE DOGS
c/o Other Brother Entertainment
Greg Walker 906-5666, 225-5621
www.bluedogs.com
www.myspace.com/bluedogs
www.otherbrotherentertainment.com
otherbrotherent@knology.net
THEY SAY: "Contemporary country-rock."
WE SAY: Decidedly Southern, consistently popular.

BOBBY ALVAREZ & THE SUPERNATURALS
c/o Fat Cat Productions 556-1133
P.O. Box 30182, Charleston, S.C. 29417
Fax: 843-763-2256
bt@fatcatproductions.com
www.fatcatproductions.com
THEY SAY: "Good songs."
WE SAY: Out of this world.

BOOK OF LIES
www.myspace.com/thebookoflies
THEY SAY: "Three-piece alt-rock."
WE SAY: Newly-formed mod-rock trio.

BOOTY CALL
2365 Chadbury Lane, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29466
www.myspace.com/bootycallband
moonscientificgroup@comcast.net
mybootycall@mailcity.com
THEY SAY: "Wedding/corporate party band delivering the best of the '70s, including disco, Motown and funk."
WE SAY: Longtime funk faves: tight, funky, horny, and entertaining.

BOSS HAWG
c/o Skye's The Limit Entertainment
3593 Walkers Ferry Lane, Johns Island, S.C. 29455
Skye Suarez 343-8130
www.skyesuarez.com
skye@skyesuarez.com
THEY SAY: "Toe-tappin' eclectic 'grass, rockabilly, and honky-tonkin' style."
WE SAY: Bluegrass-based acoustic group.

BRAD HENTY & THE BRADFORD STATION BAND
c/o Skye's The Limit Entertainment
3593 Walkers Ferry Lane, Johns Island, S.C. 29455
Skye Suarez 343-8130
www.skyesuarez.com
skye@skyesuarez.com
THEY SAY: "Bluesy, jazzy, and tight."
WE SAY: A versatile blues/party band.

BRING OUT YOUR DEAD
Cecilla Brown 708-9191
www.myspace.com/boydband
www.boydband.no-ip.org

boyd-band@hotmail.com
THEY SAY: "Take you parents iPod and combine it with yours."
WE SAY: Rhythm, accents, melodies, harmonies, passion.

BROKEN BLISS
1405 Pointe Bluff Court, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29466
Rick Balch 224-8174
www.myspace.com/brokenbliss
scyankeefan@hotmail.com
THEY SAY: "Creative riffs and destructive beats that form catchy hard-rock."
WE SAY: Like Metallica or something?

THE BULLETS
1888 Clements Ferry Road,, Charleston, S.C. 29492
www.myspace.com/revengeofthebullets
turnerpurple@yahoo.com
THEY SAY: "Indie Gothic rock."
WE SAY: They know Béla Lugosi's dead.

ANN CALDWELL
Ann 577-4634
www.anncaldwell.com
booking@anncaldwell.com
THEY SAY: "Blues, jazz, gospel, spirituals."
WE SAY: The go-to Lady of Soul.

THE CANCER
Jon Stout, 437-6266
xcancer666x@gmail.com
www.myspace.com/wewillgiveyoucancer
THEY SAY: “Psyche rock.”
WE SAY: Featuring members of Grip of Colossus and Tigerlovekiss.

THE CAPSULES
Julie Shields, Jason Shields
www.thecapsules.com
thecapsules@thecapsules.com
THEY SAY: "Blissfully swirled pop, soaring melodies and achingly beautiful female vocals."
WE SAY: Dreamy, ethereal sounds by way of Lawrence, Kansas.

BILL CARSON & HIS CHECKERED PAST
475 Huger St., Charleston, S.C. 29403
www.billcarson.biz
checkeredpast@billcarson.biz
marie@billcarson.biz
THEY SAY: "Powerful and evocative ... post-hardcore indie blues."
WE SAY: That Bill Carson writes a damn good wry, poignant tune.

CHANCE WAYNE & THE HURRICANES
Chance Wayne 803-707-8977
THEY SAY: "Blues, rock, and rhythm."
WE SAY: Highly-experienced Irish-American who prefers old-school rock.

CHIMNEY SWEEPS
Chris Shepp, 270-6836
1562 Hidden Bridge Dr., Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464
www.myspace.com/chimneysweeps
THEY SAY: "Alt/country influenced, slightly noise rock, indie pop duo with a varying cast of musicians."
WE SAY: Melody and twang, with plenty of heart, to boot.

CLINT FORE (A.K.A. Clint4)
www.clint4.com
www.myspace.com/clint4
clint.fore@gmail.com
THEY SAY: "One day this music will escape the boundaries of this place ... of course."
WE SAY: He records and plays all of the instrumentation within the recordings; he makes playing the tuba cool again.

DAVIS COEN
Davis 937-0105
www.daviscoen.com
info@daviscoen.com
THEY SAY: "Urban country blues."
WE SAY: Working the slide guitar all old-school like a 90-year-old Delta blues man.

THE COOL
1549 Birthright St., Charleston, S.C. 29407
Bill 343-2625, Fiona 819-4566
www.thecool.biz
fiona@thecool.biz
THEY SAY: "High energy pop/rock covers & originals."
WE SAY: They gotta wear shades. Or sunglasses. At night.

COMMANDER COOL!
17 Kracke St. Apt. A, Charleston, S.C. 29403
Mez, The Doctor of Rock 324-7360/ Joe Kickass (706) 614-6925
www.myspace.com/suburbanfuzz
commander_cool24@hotmail.com
THEY SAY: "The baddest ass rock 'n' roll machine walking the earth ... sexy, too."
WE SAY: They overrule. Just try to outdrink these guys. Can't be done.

COMMON GROUND
Melvin Cumbee 568-1991
melvin@commongroundbluegrass.com
www.commongroundbluegrass.com
THEY SAY: "Charleston's finest bluegrass band."
WE SAY: Drawing from the mountain traditions.

THE COPPERTONES
2036 Middleburg Lane, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464
Larry "Sugarbritches" Williams 296-9823
www.thecoppertones.com
info@thecoppertones.com
THEY SAY: "The Coppertones: preventing good people from hiring bad Beach bands."
WE SAY: They know how to shag and induce shagging.

GEOFFREY CORMIER
761 Harborview Road, Charleston, S.C. 29412
Geoffrey 324-060
www.wayangmodern.com
g5studio@comcast.net
THEY SAY: "Improvisational jazz drum set, Middle-Eastern hand percussion, Indonesian gamelan, shadow puppetry."
WE SAY: Tempo, tempo! Beautiful music and stunning puppetry.

COTTON BLUE BAND
P.O. Box 315, Edisto Island, S.C. 29438
869-1887
www.cottonblueband.com
cottonblue@cottonblueband.com
THEY SAY: "Swamp blues."
WE SAY: Twangy blues and folk from the wet underbelly of the Lowcountry.

DEREK CRIBB
2061 Willowdale Ct., Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29466
derekcribb@gmail.com
THEY SAY: "Acoustic originals and rock covers of all styles."
WE SAY: Amiable singer-guitarist capable of incorporating loops, samples, and guest players.

ELEAZAR CRUZ
www.eleazarcruz.com
www.myspace.com/ecruz
eleazar@eleazarcruz.com
THEY SAY: "Picked up the older brother's guitar and has been playing music ever since with various bands."
WE SAY: Sounds and compositions from Sleepyhead's multi-instrumentalist.

JOHN CUSATIS
John 452-2252
www.cusatis.com
jcusatis@cusatis.com
THEY SAY: "Classic, modern and Southern rock, oldies and beach music, reggae and calypso."
WE SAY: As always, an "audience-interactive acoustic performance."

CUTTING EDGE
c/o Fat Cat Productions 556-1133
P.O. Box 30182, Charleston, S.C. 29417
Fax: 843-763-2256
bt@fatcatproductions.com
www.fatcatproductions.com
THEY SAY: "Jazz standards."
WE SAY: Dig that swing.

THE DALIDRAMA
Lunartik Entertainment (Eric), 810-9235
www.myspace.com/thedalidrama
lunartik@knology.net
THEY SAY: "Rock masters."
WE SAY: Newly-established bellyworm alt-rock quartet.

DANGERMÜFFIN
550 Harbor Cove Lane., Apt 1000-D, Charleston, S.C. 29401
Mike Sivilli 919-412-8133
myspace.com/dangermuffin
THEY SAY: "Guitar-rock/alt-country: originals and covers."
WE SAY: Capable of veering from genre to genre with crowd-pleasing flair.

DECORATED DIRT
4522 State Road, Ridgeville, S.C. 29472
John Krucke 688 4215
www.decorateddirt.com
www.johnkrucke.com
www.myspace.com/johnkrucke
john@johnkrucke.com
THEY SAY: "Lowcountry Americana."
WE SAY: String trio mixing rock, 'grass, and country.

THE DEFILERS
Arleigh Hertzler
www.defilers.net www.myspace.com/thedefilers
booking@defilers.net
THEY SAY: "Rockabilly/greaser punk."
WE SAY: Hard 'n' heavy raves, bashers, and Cash-style country rawkers.

THE DELLORTOS
www.myspace.com/thedellortos
THEY SAY: "Definitely a pop band in the best sense of the word."
WE SAY: Hey, isn't that former SKWZBXX guitarist Bradley MacLean?

YATES DEW
www.yatesdew.com
www.myspace.com/yatesdew
ydew@mindspring.com
THEY SAY: “Rock/pop; the latest is called The Day.TheDog.The Girl.”
WE SAY: Southern-style power-pop and groove.

DEWEY MUGGLES
1226 Fairmont Ave. 5-B, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464
Jeff Narkiewicz, 696-9702
www.myspace.com/deweymugglesmusic
deweymuggles@comcast.net
THEY SAY: "Sitting snugly between 'jam band,' rock, and power-pop/punk/funk."
WE SAY: Local psyche-rockers capable of handling a variety of sound.

THE DIESEL BROTHERS
David 209-2886, Donnie 343-3178
Greg Walker 906-5666
www.dieselbrothers.com
www.otherbrotherentertainment.com
Daviddunning13@hotmail.com
otherbrotherent@knology.net
THEY SAY: "Acoustic duo: originals and rock covers from the '50s to today."
WE SAY: Mt. Pleasant's own Tenacious D.

DIVIDED WE FALL
(419) 303-3987
www.dividedwefallband.com
www.myspace.com/dividedwefallband
jp@dividedwefallband.com
pacebace@yahoo.com
THEY SAY: "Serving up well-written, guitar-driven rock 'n' roll."
WE SAY: Emo-ish modern-rock with a melody and some zip.

DJ AKFOOL
AKFOOL 568-3688
www.akfool.com
THEY SAY: "An extraordinary alliance between live band music, two turntables, and dance."
WE SAY: A native Charlestonian and an entertainer of 17 years.

DOLLARHYDE
www.myspace.com/dollarhyde011
THEY SAY: "Rock and metal"
WE SAY: Local quartet rockin’ hard.

DOUBLE O
1306 Bob White Dr., Charleston, S.C. 29412
Tony 814-8595, Ryan 478-0390
www.myspace.com/doubleomusic
amonk007@hotmail.com
THEY SAY: "Indie Punk Metal"
WE SAY: Metallic indie-punk.

DUB ISLAND SOUND SYSTEM
6 President Place, Charleston, S.C. 29403
Brady 722-1049
www.dubislandsoundsystem.com
info@dubislandsoundsystem.com
THEY SAY: "Live Electronic, Dancehall, Dub & Jungle Reggae."
WE SAY: Representin' with a keen enthusiasm for the "groove."

EAST COAST PARTY BAND
c/o Fat Cat Productions 556-1133
P.O. Box 30182, Charleston, S.C. 29417
Fax: 843-763-2256
bt@fatcatproductions.com
www.fatcatproductions.com
THEY SAY: "Classics, Top 40, and oldies."
WE SAY: Shagger's delight.

ELECTRIC COMPANY
www.myspace.com/electriccompany69
www.otherbrotherentertainment.com
otherbrotherent@knology.net
THEY SAY: "Robots unite! Live drummer is laying down a house groove to the city's hottest DJ..."
WE SAY: Are these the guys from SNL's "Rap Street" skit?

EXACTUS
Patrick Norris 270-2404
www.exactusrocks.com
exactus@exactusrocks.com
THEY SAY: "Original rock."
WE SAY: Exactly.

THE EXPLORERS CLUB
Jason Brewer
explorersclub.wordpress.com
www.myspace.com/explorersclub
theexplorersclub@gmail.com
THEY SAY: "Celebratory, good-timin' harmonic pop."
WE SAY: A glimmering pile of rock action.

FÂZ 2
www.myspace.com/faz2
THEY SAY: "Classic and Southern rock, electric blues"
WE SAY: Fazed and confuzed.

STEPHEN FIORE
Steve 478 3940
www.myspace.com/stevenfiore
www.myspace.com/skyharbor
fiore.steve@gmail.com
THEY SAY: "Singer, guitarist, songwriter: influenced by the likes of Benjamin Gibbard, Decemberists, Simon & Garfunkel, and many others."
WE SAY: Young songsman with an ear for melody.

THE FIRE APES
845 Tupelo Bay Dr. Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464
John Seymour 388-9850, Thomas Hamer 345-5650
www.thefireapes.com
management@thefireapes.com
THEY SAY: "Power-pop quintet."
WE SAY: They're back; they're loud, they're proud.

THE FIST OF MEZ
17-A Kracke St., Charleston, S.C. 29403
Jamez Inman
www.myspace.com/thefistofmez
eviljamez@hotmail.com
THEY SAY: "Singer-songwriter for people who hate singer-songwriters."
WE SAY: Clever stuff for people who hate cleverness. This guy does a mean cover of "Darling Nikki."

FLATT CITY
Stephen Schabel, 696-1589
www.flattcity.com
www.myspace.com/flattcity
THEY SAY: “High mountain sound on flat ground.”
WE SAY: Finger-pickin jam and tunes.

FOLLY BEACH BLUEGRASS SOCIETY
Jamie Wilson 345-1678
www.follybluegrass.org
THEY SAY: "Hosting bluegrass and folk music sessions weekly."
WE SAY: Rosin up yer bow and dust off the mandolin.

FOWL PLAY
820 Creekside Dr., Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464
Rick Lambert 670-5944
www.fowlplayband.net
ricklambert@comcast.net
THEY SAY: “Beach music, classic rock, contemporary rock.”
WE SAY: Ready for any breezy occasion.

FRANK DUVALL JAZZ TRIO
Frank Duvall 819-6570
www.frankduvall.com
frankduvall@comcast.net
THEY SAY: "Piano, bass, and sax with vocals on weekend."
WE SAY: Smooth and sultry ivory-ticklin'.

FRIED RAINBOW TROUT
1324 Mapleton Ave., Charleston, S.C. 29412
Teddy Prause 843-795-8794
tpprod@hotmail.com
THEY SAY: "Irish folk."
WE SAY: "Acoustic tunes at Tommy Condon's weekly."

GENREVOLTA
Philip Estes
4 Peeks Pike, Charleston, S.C. 29407
www.myspace.com/genrevolta
philipestes@hotmail.com
THEY SAY: "Jagged electric guitars + rabid howling vocals + thundering rhythm and bass + amateur acrobatics + renegade circuitry."
WE SAY: Ditto. Never a dull moment at a Genrevolta show.

GOOD NEWS
James McKinney 216-6857
jemck30@charleston.net
THEY SAY: "Five-piece bluegrass/gospel band that holds fast to a traditional style."
WE SAY: Holding to the American sound.

GOODNIGHT MOON
5 Thomas St., Charleston, S.C. 29403
Austin Panos 442-2738
www.myspace.com/goodnightmoonband
www.purevolume.com/goodnightmoonsc
goodnightmoonband@yahoo.com
THEY SAY: "Screamo/alt/post-hardcore ... with piano and electronic elements."
WE SAY: Heavy stuff.

GN'R LIES
GNRLies24@aol.com
THEY SAY: "Guns N' Roses covers from the world's most dangerous tribute band."
WE SAY: You know where you are? You're in the jungle, baby.

GRAHAM WHORLEY BAND
P.O. Box 247, Folly Beach, S.C. 29439
Graham Whorley 303-3699
www.grahamwhorleyband.com
www.myspace.com/grahamwhorley
myspace.com/thegrahamwhorleyband
thegwb@hotmail.com
THEY SAY: "Funked out, high-energy four-piece with eclectic originals that move your soul."
WE SAY: Whorley's recent ensemble kick out the funky jams.

THE GUILTY BYSTANDERS
c/o Skye's The Limit Entertainment
3593 Walkers Ferry Lane, Johns Island, S.C. 29455
Skye Suarez 343-8130
www.skyesuarez.com
skye@skyesuarez.com
THEY SAY: "When country met rock."
WE SAY: Americana: featuring former members of Flyin' Blind.

DA' GULLAH ROOTZ
Aston Willis 327-0405
www.dagullahrootz.com
www.myspace.com/dagullahrootz
gullahrootz@aol.com
THEY SAY: "Roots, Lovers."
WE SAY: The funky roots-reggae group has been a main staple in the local band scene for three years.

KEVIN HACKLER QUARTET
Kevin 224-5161
www.kevinhackler.com
www.myspace.com/kevinhackler
mail@kevinhackler.com
THEY SAY: "Jazz standards."
WE SAY: Local swingin' bop combo led by a smooth horn player.

HAIR-E-OKE
P.O. Box 1767, Charleston, S.C. 29402
Josh Terry 937-8115
www.haireoke.com
jtbooking@aol.com
THEY SAY: "Live band 'heavy metal karaoke.'"
WE SAY: The closest Charlestonians can get to jumping in a time machine and heading back to the '80s.

HANDGUN SONATA
Lunartik Entertainment (Eric), 810-9235
www.myspace.com/handgunsonata
lunartik@knology.net
THEY SAY: "We're not sure what tomorrow will bring, but we can't wait to be there to find out ... yada yada yada."
WE SAY: They're a blast (from Latin and Italian).

HAVANASON
2-B S. Anderson Ave., Charleston, S.C. 29412
Rafael Diaz, 437-6528
www.otherbrotherentertainment.com
otherbrotherent@knology.net
THEY SAY: "Six-piece ensemble of the finest players in town offering Salsa and Latin Jazz for the dancers; authentic Afro-Cuban rhythms."
WE SAY: Hot stuff.

CARY ANN HEARST
P.O. Box 1767, Charleston, S.C. 29402
Cary Ann Hearst
www.caryannhearst.com
www.myspace.com/caryannhearst
cary@caryannhearst.com
THEY SAY: "Charleston's top female vocalist."
WE SAY: Diggin' the dust and bones.

THE HED SHOP BOYS
Frank Royster 708-2089
www.myspace.com/hedshopboys
www.hedshopboys.com
frank@hedshopboys.com
THEY SAY: "Rock covers from the '70s; white boy rock!"
WE SAY: This four-piece bar band sticks to heavier classic rock – from Kiss and Van Halen to Zep, Beatles, and Skynyrd.

HUNTER HILL
c/o Fat Cat Productions 556-1133
P.O. Box 30182, Charleston, S.C. 29417
Fax: 843-763-2256
bt@fatcatproductions.com
www.fatcatproductions.com
THEY SAY: "Acoustic tunes."
WE SAY: Classic AM radio rock and original tunes.

LINDSAY HOLLER
Lindsay Holler, 810-3284
www.lindsayholler.net
lindsayholler@hotmail.com
THEY SAY: "A little twang and a little late-night clarity ..."
WE SAY: Like offering up the blues, country, soul, and rock stirred into a hot cup of cocoa.

HOLY CITY DEVILS
Jaron Mullis 442-4772
www.myspace.com/holycitydevils
Xthe_heathensx@yahoo.com
THEY SAY: "Punk-metal."
WE SAY: Halloween rock done up with loads of volume, speed, and distortion.

JEFF HOUTS
Jeff 588-2735
www.swellband.com
www.fatcatproductions.com
jeff@swellband.com
bt@fatcatproductions.com
THEY SAY: "Local singer-songwriter."
WE SAY: This guy's just Swell.

THE HUNGRY MONKS
1-C Daniel Street, Charleston, S.C. 29407
571-3857
www.hungrymonkmusic.com
hungrymonk@earthlink.net
THEY SAY: "Traditional, acoustic songs and instrumental Celtic tunes."
WE SAY: Chiming in from the Scots/Irish side of things.

HYBRID MUTANTS
P.O. Box 3052, Summerville, S.C. 29484
Heineken Slywalker 452-9029
hothgang1@aol.com
www.myspace.com/hybridmutants
http://members.aol.com/Hothgang1/hybrid.html
THEY SAY: "Heavy metal masquerading as punk rock"
WE SAY: Say, ain't these guys burger flippers at McNeill's?

THE ISLAND TRIO
c/o Skye's The Limit Entertainment
3593 Walkers Ferry Lane, Johns Island, S.C. 29455
Skye Suarez 343-8130
www.skyesuarez.com
skye@skyesuarez.com
THEY SAY: "From traditional calypso, beach, and reggae to good old rock 'n' roll."
WE SAY: Caribbean steel drum/guitar trio.

JAMISON ALLEY
Glenda 708-8083
www.jamisonalley.com
jamison@jamisonalley.com
THEY SAY: "Rock, pop, and originals: you walk it, we rock it."
WE SAY: Right down the line.

JOE CLARKE BIG BAND
13 Regis Court, Charleston, S.C. 29407
Joe Clarke 860-6526
www.joeclarkebigband.com
joeclarkebigband@hotmail.com
THEY SAY: "The finest musicians in the Charleston area."
WE SAY: Dapper lounge jazz, swing, and vintage piano standards.

JOHNNY MAC & THE BOOTYRANCH
Chris Watts 709-3107, Jay Vane 870-2261
www.thebootyranch.com
hmfic@thebootyranch.com
Katherine.Watts@HendrickAuto.com
THEY SAY: "A funky-ass groove dat makes your body move."
WE SAY: Versatile blues-rock.

JOSEPHINE
1916 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Charleston, S.C. 29407
Erik Ricklefs, 628-9047
www.myspace.com/josephineband
www.josephinerocks.com
band@josephinerocks.com
THEY SAY: "Speaker-popping rock."
WE SAY: A heavy and serious-minded mix of rock styles.

MISS WANDA JOHNSON
P.O. Box 13525 Charleston, S.C. 29422
Gary Erwin 762-9125
www.wandaj.com
emusic@mindspring.com
THEY SAY: "The new voice of South Carolina blues and soul."
WE SAY: A local blues festival fave.

JOY RIDE
Jeff Calafiore, 452.4297
jeffcalafiore@yahoo.com
www.myspace.com/joyrideparty
THEY SAY: Vocal-driven, harmony-intensive musical experience with an original spin on all the best dance/rock/pop tunes of the last 30 years!
WE SAY: A festive trip down party rock boulevard.

JUKE JOINT JOHNNY & DREW BALDWIN
c/o Skye's The Limit Entertainment
3593 Walkers Ferry Lane, Johns Island, S.C. 29455
Skye Suarez 343-8130
www.skyesuarez.com
skye@skyesuarez.com
THEY SAY: "Dynamic Blues Duo."
WE SAY: You bet your sweet bippies!

KEVIN WEST BAND
Kevin 270-6303, 559-3702
www.kevinwestmusic.com
www.myspace.com/kevinwestband
kwest@kevinwestmusic.com
THEY SAY: "Funky rock."
WE SAY: Song-driven rap/rock/funk.

KING GEORGE 7
www.myspace.com/kinggeorge7
THEY SAY: "Bluesy rock funk."
WE SAY: Jammin' stuff.

JOHN KRUCKE
4522 State Rd., Ridgeville, S.C. 29472
John Krucke 688 4215
www.johnkrucke.com
www.myspace.com/johnkrucke
john@johnkrucke.com
THEY SAY: "Lowcountry Americana."
WE SAY: Solo: rock, 'grass, and country.

L. BROWN ODYSSEY
Daniel 557-4408
www.myspace.com/lbrownodyssey
lbrownodyssey@comcast.net
THEY SAY: "You like rock, we like rock, this band must rock ..."
WE SAY: L.B.O. provide songs that will stick in your head like taffy and surprisingly mellifluous harmonies.

LESLIE
P.O. Box 1767, Charleston, S.C. 29402
Josh Terry 864-907-9523
www.lesliemusic.com
www.myspace.com/leslierock
jterrymgmt@aol.com
band@lesliemusic.com
THEY SAY: "Rock/pop/alt-country."
WE SAY: Aggressive guitar work, raspy howling, and catchy melodies.

THE LIBRARY FIRE
Carolina Moon Booking 693-2578
www.myspace.com/thelibraryfire
carolinamoon7@aol.com
THEY SAY: "Lyric-driven rock with hints of Harvest-era Neil Young."
WE SAY: Beery rock from the guts.

LINDA JOHNSON & JOINT EFFORT BAND
c/o Fat Cat Productions 556-1133
P.O. Box 30182, Charleston, S.C. 29417
Fax: 843-763-2256
www.fatcatproductions.com
bt@fatcatproductions.com
THEY SAY: "Rock classics."
WE SAY: Doin' the mess around.

LIVE OAK
c/o Black Dogg Productions
Campbell Brown 810-4170
www.liveoakjams.com
booking@liveoakjams.com
THEY SAY: "Progressive rock."
WE SAY: Journeymen mixing bits of soul, blues, Southern rock, and jams.

LOTTI
118 Folly Road, Charleston, S.C. 29407
www.danlotti.com
www.myspace.com/danlotti
booking@danlotti.com
THEY SAY: "AcousticFolkFunk – original music and deep cuts."
WE SAY: The N.Y. cat on the scene every week.

LOUD STEREOTYPES!
www.myspace.com/whittalgar
THEY SAY: "Piano-driven pop/rock."
WE SAY: Melodic, groove-heavy stuff.

LOVE BUTTER
Jason Wade 343-2224
650 Fox Pond Dr., Mt. Pleasant S.C. 29464
THEY SAY: "Funk."
WE SAY: They make such a mess of things...

THE LOWERCASE THIEVES
Ryan 442-3588
www.myspace.com/lowercasethieves
alphaincipiens@hotmail.com
THEY SAY: "Loud indie-punk."
WE SAY: Under-the-radar trio of troublemakers.

MACDADDY
2086 Country Manor Lane., Mt. Pleasant
Allison Tysinger 991-8402
www.macdaddyband.com
www.myspace.com/macdaddyband
macdaddymail@aol.com
THEY SAY: "High energy disco, funk, '80s pop, and current dance hits."
WE SAY: Tight outfits, tight arrangements, thumpin' basslines; super freaks.

MANIQUINN
Erik 670-3085
www.myspace.com/maniquinn
THEY SAY: "Male/female: a hint of rock, two hints of hip-hop and trip-hop, a touch of psychedelia ..."
WE SAY: Experimental bleep-rock that cannot be explained – must be seen to be understood.

THE MASON-DIXON BAND
Phillip 729-0056
J.R. 813-4318
www.masondixonbandsc.com
masondix@masondixonbandsc.com
Big99bass@peoplepc.com
THEY SAY: "Contemporary top-country and rock classics."
WE SAY: Assertive country-rock; covers and originals.

DJ TAYLOR MASSEY
Taylor Massey 290-1858
thmptown@aol.com
THEY SAY: "A lounge-friendly mix of early bossa nova and '50s jazz, late-'90s down-tempo trip hop."
WE SAY: An expert at spinning international grooves.

MCKEE & STONE
c/o Skye's The Limit Entertainment
3593 Walkers Ferry Lane, Johns Island, S.C. 29455
Skye Suarez 343-8130
www.skyesuarez.com
skye@skyesuarez.com
THEY SAY: "Versatile duo: swingin' acoustic rock and 'grass."
WE SAY: Bassist Rodney Stone and guitarist Ted McKee know their stuff.

METROPOLIS
1638 Fort Lamar Rd., Charleston, S.C. 29412
Shane Greer 810-6958
www.myspace.com/metropolisjazz
metropolisjazz@gmail.com
THEY SAY: Instrumental Funk-Fusion with a tasteful jazz vocabulary.
WE SAY: Hep young jazz cats with all the right influences

JAY MILEY
c/o Skye's The Limit Entertainment
3593 Walkers Ferry Lane, Johns Island, S.C. 29455
Skye Suarez 343-8130
www.skyesuarez.com
www.fatcatproductions.com
skye@skyesuarez.com
THEY SAY: "Singer-songwriter."
WE SAY: Well-versed troubadour and collaborator.

MILHOUSE
Cory 478-0668
22 Craven Ave., Charleston, S.C. 29407
corywjarrett@yahoo.com
www.myspace.com/milhouseband
www.milhouse.com
THEY SAY: "Roots-rock with unique instrumentation."
WE SAY: Improvisation combo with cello and oddball percussion.

MOMMA'S BLUES PALACE REVUE
215 Gardener's Walk, Cross, S.C. 29436
DuPree 843-753-3583
DuPree@mommasbluespalace.com
dupreerocks2@earthlink.com
THEY SAY: "The most fun you can have with your clothes on!"
WE SAY: This combo rolls with the funk, soul, and boogie.

MOONLESS MOTH
7969 Kittery Ave., North Charleston, S.C. 29420
Chris 437-2617
Lunartik Entertainment (Eric), 810-9235
www.moonlessmoth.com
booking@moonlessmoth.com
THEY SAY: "Soft to hard rock, specific influences: Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, etc."
WE SAY: A little bit of '60s psyche-rock and little grunge hair goes a long way.

MONOLITH
7667 Knollwood St., Charleston, S.C. 29418
Shane Whaley 760-9182
metaljonas@yahoo.com
THEY SAY: "A unique combination of melodic death-metal and progressive power-metal."
WE SAY: The horror ... the horror.

MOTORMOUTH MABEL
1151 Lazy Lane Ct., Charleston S.C.
Tobias Denney 425-6618
www.myspace.com/motormouthmabel
motormouthmabel13@yahoo.com
THEY SAY: "Southern-fried garage-punk with a dash of soul and a pinch of the blues."
WE SAY: But would John Waters approve?

MR. FISTER
Jim Algar 696-4567
jimhalgar@aol.com
THEY SAY: "Rock band that plays arrogant covers."
WE SAY: Check it out at Big John's Tavern sometime...

NEVERTHALESS
229 Froman Dr., Summerville, S.C. 29483
Mike Szemly 821-3565
www.myspace.com/neverthaless
neverthaless@knology.net
THEY SAY: "Homegrown original Summerville rock music."
WE SAY: Busybodies on the north area bar scene.

THE NEW MUSIC COLLECTIVE
www.newmusiccollective.org
www.myspace.com/newmusiccollective
Info@NewMusicCollective.org
THEY SAY: "We are young composers and musicians."
WE SAY: Boring name, utterly fascinating band playing challenging, interesting compositions.

A NEW SHADE
Drew Buzzell, 864-704-7247
mailto:ANewShade@hotmail.com
www.myspace.com/anewshade
THEY SAY: “High-energy, female-fronted hard rock.”
WE SAY: Lookin’ for mis-adventure…

NU ATTITUDE
Merlin Williams 565-4011, 554-9880 (ext. 3392)
http://hometown.aol.com/mwbluewolf/myhomepage/tunes.html
Mwbluewolf@aol.com
THEY SAY: "A variety cover band, playing all your favorite songs."
WE SAY: Covering the bases: country, blues, beach, and even a little reggae.

NUMB 909
www.myspace.com/numb909dan
THEY SAY: "Rock, alt. metal."
WE SAY: Four-piece, covering the heavy stüff.

NUMBER ONE CONTENDER
208 Gordon St., Charleston, S.C. 29403
Lynn Oliver, 557-7952
www.numberonecontender.com
www.myspace.com/1contender
info@numberonecontender.com
THEY SAY: "Hard-hitting rock 'n' roll from the edge of America. Period."
WE SAY: A homegrown nü-rock band formerly known as "quench" with a solidified lineup.

ON THE HUNT
c/o Fat Cat Productions 556-1133
P.O. Box 30182, Charleston, S.C. 29417
Fax: 843-763-2256
www.onthehunt.net
bt@fatcatproductions.com
www.fatcatproductions.com
THEY SAY: "Classic Southern rock and Skynyrd tunes."
WE SAY: Turn it up.

DAVID ORVIN
c/o Fat Cat Productions 556-1133
P.O. Box 30182, Charleston, S.C. 29417
Fax: 843-763-2256
bt@fatcatproductions.com
www.fatcatproductions.com
THEY SAY: "Singer-guitarist."
WE SAY: Solo acoustic performer handling standards and favorites.

OVERSTOOD
Cortie Thompson 697-0755
www.overstood.net
www.myspace.com/overstoodmusic
THEY SAY: "Original tunes and covers with acoustic rock and reggae influences."
WE SAY: A rock 'n 'roll family affair.

PAPA ROBBIE
www.mrellington.blogspot.com
www.myspace.com/paparobbiemusic
THEY SAY: “Positive dancehall reggae artist.”
WE SAY: Robert Ellington’s been bringin’ the heat for years.

PARKER
www.myspace.com/parkerrocks
parkercontact@yahoo.com
THEY SAY: "Punk/Emo/Rock."
WE SAY: Carefully-crafted stuff, still under construction.

QUIANA PARLER
P.O. Box 40096, Charleston, S.C. 29423
Quiana 225-5621
www.quianaparlermusic.com
www.myspace.com/quianaparler
www.otherbrotherentertainment.com
qparler@aol.com
otherbrotherent@knology.net
THEY SAY: "Her voice is an instrument."
WE SAY: She uses her gift – with Clay Aiken and around town.

PART-TIME HEROES
c/o Berglund Group
Keith Berglund 310-567-6070
www.parttimeheroes.com
www.myspace.com/parttimeheroes
www.berglundgroup.com
luke@parttimeheroes.com
keith@berglundgroup.com
THEY SAY: "Carolina power-pop trio."
WE SAY: Pulling elements from all the guitar-pop greats (here and on the West Coast).

PATRICK & K.B.
Patrick Norris 270-2404
patricknorris@musicgarden.net
THEY SAY: "Acoustic duo: covers and originals."
WE SAY: Republican acoustic-rock.

PERMANENT VACATION
Michael Ruthsatz 356-5127
www.pvacation.com
pvacation@gmail.com
THEY SAY: "Only the best of rock, shag, and requests."
WE SAY: One of the busier "variety" cover bands in town.

PLANE JANE
Blacktree Management Group 557-0785
www.planejanerocks.com
www.myspace.com/planejanerocks
blacktreegroup@gmail.com
THEY SAY: "Funk and rock covers: well suited for weddings, formal parties, and big club gigs."
WE SAY: These guys consistently deliver the goods without looking bored.

HUGH PRICE
Hugh 853-7509
www.hughprice.com
hughprice@bellsouth.net
THEY SAY: "Acoustic playoff champion/eclectic soloist: rootsy Americana tunes."
WE SAY: One of the Triple Lindy guys occasionally goes solo.

PSYCHO COWBOY
Mark Tolbert, 573-0040
www.myspace.com/markguitarist
THEY SAY: “Rock, country, and metal classics.”
WE SAY: Cowboy hatted, but rockin’ hard.

RAGA
1365 Battalion Dr. Charleston, S.C.
Nikhel Sus (864) 376-6556
www.ragaband.com
www.myspace.com/ragaband
info@ragaband.com
THEY SAY: "Rock, metal, reggae, Arabic, electronic, and Indian music."
WE SAY: Unusual, ethni-centric jams with a reggae tint.

RAS BONGHI & THE REGGAE ALLSTARS
John White 571-4638
c/o Sam Hill Entertainment
434-977-6665, 866-SAM-HILL
samhillbands.com/bands/ras_bonghi/index.shtml
THEY SAY: "Some of the best reggae music around: the more you look, the less you see."
WE SAY: Authentic jams.

RAY MICHAELS BAND
c/o Fat Cat Productions 556-1133
P.O. Box 30182, Charleston, S.C. 29417
Fax: 843-763-2256
bt@fatcatproductions.com
www.fatcatproductions.com
THEY SAY: "Big-band jazz and swing."
WE SAY: Louis Prima would dig it.

RED DOG RAMBLERS
Ben Edwards 568-3041
Gaines Hill 557-3773
www.rdrmusic.net
THEY SAY: "Acoustic grooves."
WE SAY: Roots-music duo featuring members of Triple Lindy.

RED HANDED
c/o Gold Mountain Entertainment
Jerrod Wilkins 937-8110
www.myspace.com/redhandedrocks
info@agynst.com
jerrod@goldmountainent.com
THEY SAY: "The proof is in the puddin', we puddin' and you enjoy it."
WE SAY: Aggression specialist alt-rockers full of raw energy, and riffy, anthemic tunes.

RESULTS MAY VARY
143 Dawsey Dr., Bonneau Beach, S.C. 29431
Natanya Spears 303-528-0368, 825-3694
natanyaspears77@yahoo.com
THEY SAY: "Progressive-aggressive modern rock."
WE SAY: Radical-assertive modern rock – Lake Moultrie style!

RIK CRIBB & THE PROBLEMS
Doug Walters 225-3684
www.myspace.com/rikcribb
THEY SAY: "Melodic electric/acoustic combo."
WE SAY: A versatile blend of twangy guitar-rock, funky acoustic-pop, and mellow ballads.


ROBERT PAIGE & THE HOLY CITY SINNERS
Robert 813-0917
www.holycitysinners.com
info@holycitysinners.com
THEY SAY: "A tight powerhouse quartet capable of playing authentic, traditional Delta and Chicago-style blues."
WE SAY: Paige spent a lot of time playing rhythm and slide guitar in The Urban Shakedancers.

ROOSEVELT
John, 971-7195
T.B., 388-9159
www.myspace.com/rooseveltband
THEY SAY: “Shaggy rock power trio.”
WE SAY: Athens music scene veterans come back to life.

NATASHA RORRER
www.redtideartists.com
www.myspace.com/natasharorrer
THEY SAY: “One girl and an acoustic guitar.”
WE SAY: Navigating a solo path.

ROSEMONT
1009 Jacksnipe Ln., Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464
Ed 412-1632
www.rosemontrocks.com
band@rosemontrocks.com
THEY SAY: "Charleston's best three piece pop-punk band: fast, catchy, high energy rock music."
WE SAY: Three words: power trio, yo!

ROTIE
rotiesalley@yahoo.com
THEY SAY: "Solo acoustic: classic and new- rock, country, blues, etc."
WE SAY: His request book is filled to the brim.

RUN DAN RUN
1638 Fort Lamar Rd., Charleston, S.C. 29412
Dan McCurry 843-442-4338
www.myspace.com/rundanrun
rundanrunband@gmail.com
THEY SAY: "Melodic indie rock with pop sensibilities and refinement."
WE SAY: "Stop capitalizing your genres in your band summary!"

SATORI
2312 S. England St., Charleston, S.C. 29414
Matt Kelley 324-5939, Paul Bracewell 343-7942, Jacob Henley 437-7274
www.myspace.com/satori6
marshallpb@hotmail.com
THEY SAY: "Original jam band with strong vocal harmonies and percussion work. Influences range from Traffic, Phish, world music, bluegrass."
WE SAY: A versatile group of serious jammers.

THE SECRETS
Band hotline: 557-4614
www.myspace.com/thesecrets
THEY SAY: "Funk/Fusion: you really have to come out to hear us to know what we mean when we say we have our own original sound."
WE SAY: They sure are an experienced party-rock band. Funky, too.

SHAMAN MARY
www.shamanmary.com
www.myspace.com/shamanmary
shaman_mary@earthlink.net
THEY SAY: "We cannot be stopped, cannot be swayed, and cannot be reckoned with."
WE SAY: Confident and cocky, this local rock band rocks hard.

SHRIMP CITY SLIM
P.O. Box 13525, Charleston, S.C. 29422
Gary Erwin 762-9125
emusic@mindspring.com
www.shrimpcityslim.com
THEY SAY: "Lowcountry blues & original songs."
WE SAY: Keyboardist Gary "Shrimp City Slim" Erwin is the glue that holds Charleston's hearty blues scene together.

MARK SCHULER
c/o Fat Cat Productions 556-1133
P.O. Box 30182, Charleston, S.C. 29417
Fax: 843-763-2256
bt@fatcatproductions.com
www.fatcatproductions.com
THEY SAY: "Singer-songwriter."
WE SAY: Rock and classic pop tunes.

THE SIRENS
1549 Birthright St., Charleston, S.C. 29407
Fiona Phillips 819-4566
www.myspace.com/thesirenstrio
THEY SAY: "Female pop/folk acoustic trio featuring strong vocal harmonies."
WE SAY: In Greek mythology, the Sirens (or Seirenes) were sea nymphs.

SKYE & THE SPUTNIKS
Skye Paige 813-0024
www.myspace.com/skyepaigeandthesputniks
skyepaige@bellsouth.net
THEY SAY: "Rockin' band playing a mix of outlaw vintage country, rockabilly, slide blues guitar, and psycho/surf music."
WE SAY: Songwriter Skye Paige and her band of local scene vets play a peppery style of blues-rock and rockabilly.

SLEEPYHEAD
www.myspace.com/sleepyhead
www.eleazarcruz.com
eleazar@eleazarcruz.com
THEY SAY: "Experimental... but mostly mental."
WE SAY: Organic and electronic sounds and compositions.

SLOW RUNNER
www.myspace.com/slowrunner
www.slowrunnermusic.com
THEY SAY: "Now the band is focused on working with their new label and management to facilitate a career in music. What fun!"
WE SAY: A collection of skilled musicians playing some damn catchy piano-based ditties – formerly known as "Michael Flynn."

SMOKING THE GHOST
info@smokingtheghost.com
www.smokingtheghost.com
www.myspace.com/smokingtheghost
THEY SAY: “Alternative/progressive.”
WE SAY: High-tech, riffy/melodic rock action.

SMOKY WEINER & THE HOT LINKS
Andy "Smoky" Weiner 889-3457
www.smokyweiner.com
THEY SAY: "Blues and boogie."
WE SAY: A blues staple in town for over a decade; combining swing, blues, rock 'n' roll, and humor into an outrageous and original show.

THE SNEAKERS BAND
c/o Skye's The Limit Entertainment
3593 Walkers Ferry Lane, Johns Island, S.C. 29455
Skye Suarez 343-8130
www.skyesuarez.com
skye@skyesuarez.com
THEY SAY: "Dynamic four-piece party band – guitar, sax, drums, and keys."
WE SAY: "A variety of musical styles."

SOL DRIVEN TRAIN
Phill Eason 412-4930
www.soldriventrain.com
www.myspace.com/soldriventrain
ramblingjoel@yahoo.com
THEY SAY: "A blend of fiery world-beat, Southern funk, and melodious rock."
WE SAY: Adventure-lovin', Mt.Pleasant-raised jam ensemble set for a big move up.

SOUL FISH
Morgan Sprott 442-9160, Blair Halford 276-6587
morgansprott999@msn.com
bhalford@bellsouth.net
THEY SAY: "High energy 'all request' party band."
WE SAY: Covering the bases and the bases.

SOULS HARBOR
Doug Marshall
www.soulsharborband.com
www.myspace.com/soulsharbor
robbolger@gmail.com
THEY SAY: "Five-piece alternative metal group."
WE SAY: Aggressive nü-metal from the Lowcountry.

THE SOUND AFFECTS
611 Atlantic St., Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464
Buckler 388-9159
www.myspace.com/thesoundaffects1
thesoundaffects1@yahoo.com
ghorres66@bellsouth.net
THEY SAY: "Carefully crafted renditions of British Invasion, vintage '70s pop-rock, new wave, and alternative classics."
WE SAY: Power trio: cranked-up and melody-obsessed.

THE SOUND DOGS
James Parham 830-5654
www.thesounddogs.com
jpsounddogs@sc.rr.com
THEY SAY: "Classic rock, heavy blues, and '80s rock (with hot harmonica)."
WE SAY: Rockin' the north area and beyond fo' sho'.

SOUTH WIND PARTY BAND
c/o Fat Cat Productions 556-1133
P.O. Box 30182, Charleston, S.C. 29417
Fax: 843-763-2256
bt@fatcatproductions.com
www.fatcatproductions.com
THEY SAY: "Party tunes and oldies."
WE SAY: Party music for the older crowd.

THE SPECS
www.thespecs.net
www.myspace.com/thespecs
THEY SAY: "Power-pop with a detour."
WE SAY: Melodic, finger-snappin' tunes just sloppy enough so as to seem unrehearsed.


SPUNJWURTHI
Larry Strickland 452-4569, 849-8188
larrybuzzard12@aol.com
THEY SAY: "Classic rock meets everything else."
WE SAY: This loose conglomeration ("How 'bout a Stones tune?").

LANCE STARR
P.O. Box 80625, Charleston, S.C. 29416
Lance 568-5039
www.lancestarr.com
reggae@lancestarr.com
THEY SAY: "Reggae ambassador with refined vocals and impeccable guitar virtuosity."
WE SAY: Putting a handsome spin on a groovy genre.

STEVE & THE STILETTOS
P.O. Box 13525, Charleston, S.C. 29422
Gary 762-9125
emusic@mindspring.com
THEY SAY: "Electric rockin' blues & blue-eyed soul."
WE SAY: Guitarist-singer Steve "O.J." Hardy leads this feisty quartet through a feast of electric blues that will rock you right.

STEVE CARROLL & THE BOGRATS
1324 Mapleton Ave., Charleston, S.C. 29412
Teddy Prause 843-795-8794
tpprod@hotmail.com
THEY SAY: "Irish tunes, singalongs, anything else we can think of."
WE SAY: "A tradition in the Market for years!"

STEVE HIT MIKE
www.myspace.com/stevehitmike
mongotheretard@yahoo.com
THEY SAY: "Punk-rock."
WE SAY: Rockin', punk-influenced guitar thrash.

RICK STRICKLAND
c/o Fat Cat Productions 556-1133
P.O. Box 30182, Charleston, S.C. 29417
Fax: 843-763-2256
bt@fatcatproductions.com
www.fatcatproductions.com
THEY SAY: "Singer-guitarist."
WE SAY: Solo entertainer specializing in down-home tunes.

THE STIFF JOINTS
611 Atlantic St., Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464
T.B. 388-9159
www.myspace.com/thestiffjoints
thestiffjoints@yahoo.com
THEY SAY: "Why do they insist on playing the type of aggressive, non-hippie guitar-driven rockstuff that only leads to trouble?"
WE SAY: Each member stubbornly plays their role as odd characters in the local scene...

STONEKING
www.myspace.com/richstoneking
THEY SAY: “Classic rock.”
WE SAY: Busy local bar-rock band.

SKIP SULLINS
Skip 559-2460
www.skipsullins.com
SkipSyl@aol.com
THEY SAY: "Acoustical music that is good to go."
WE SAY: A regular face at the local beach bars and downtown stages.

CHRIS SULLIVAN
Chris 343-6816, Angela Malphrus 412-1044
http://www.youngsullivan.com
www.myspace.com/youngsullivanmusic
chris@youngsullivan.com
gigs@youngsullivan.com
THEY SAY: “Passionate singer, songwriter, guitarist performing melodic originals and rock covers.”
WE SAY: Ain’t that the dude from Big Black Building?!

SUSIE SUMMERS
Susie 851-8737
172 Glen St., Summerville, S.C. 29483
www.truemusic.net
summers@sc.rr.com
THEY SAY: "Soulful folk and blues."
WE SAY: Longtime Charleston singer-songwriter has plenty of spunk and a soothing voice.

SWELL
Jeff Houts 588-3725
www.swellband.com
jeff@swellband.com
bt@fatcatproductions.com
www.fatcatproductions.com
THEY SAY: "Swell-done cover tunes."
WE SAY: Veteran rock quartet known for entertaining the beachheads.

SWING SOUP
c/o Skye's The Limit Entertainment
3593 Walkers Ferry Lane, Johns Island, S.C. 29455
Skye Suarez 343-8130, Ted McKee 729-7053
www.swingsoup.com
www.skyesuarez.com
skye@skyesuarez.com
tmckee6176@aol.com
THEY SAY: "Five-piece band doing an eclectic blend of Western swing, blues, honky-tonk, bluegrass, and jazz."
WE SAY: "Acoustic roots-music led by singer-guitarist Ted McKee."

SYRAPHEM
Mike Teston 478-2784
http://geocities.com/syraphem
www.myspace.com/syraphem
rockfiend2OO1@yahoo.com
THEY SAY: "Chucktown's metal madmen."
WE SAY: Cranking and yanking the danger and the riffs.

CALVIN TAYLOR
c/o Fat Cat Productions 556-1133
P.O. Box 30182, Charleston, S.C. 29417
Fax: 843-763-2256
bt@fatcatproductions.com
www.fatcatproductions.com
THEY SAY: "Blues singer-guitarist."
WE SAY: A local tavern and festival favorite.

TEDDY MIDNITE
c/o Skye's The Limit Entertainment
3593 Walkers Ferry Lane, Johns Island, S.C. 29455
Skye Suarez 343-8130
www.skyesuarez.com
skye@skyesuarez.com
THEY SAY: "Think Tom Waits with less gravel and more style."
WE SAY: A low-key set of classic songs and originals.

THE TENS
3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston, S.C. 29414
Taylor 296-1658
www.myspace.com/thetens
taylornelson@mac.com
THEY SAY: "Daring, dapper instrumental bass and drum duo dazzles while drubbing clubbers."
WE SAY: Sonic experiment featuring Maytag's Taylor Nelson and Fusion 5 Studio's Jordan Herschaft. So much energy pours from these guys, they don't even need words.

MIKE THOMPSON
1678-A Hunley Ave. Charleston, S.C. 29412
Mike 803-513-0236
www.mikethompsonmusic.com
mikethompsonmusic@hotmail.com
THEY SAY: "Acoustic singer/songwriter playing a blend of melodic styles."
WE SAY: Deeply rooted in Southern folk, country, and rock.

CHRIS TIDESTROM
c/o Skye's The Limit Entertainment
3593 Walkers Ferry Lane, Johns Island, S.C. 29455
Skye Suarez 343-8130
www.skyesuarez.com
skye@skyesuarez.com
THEY SAY: "Great singer-songwriter from Sweden."
WE SAY: "The Sibelius of the local songwriter scene."

TINY MONTGOMERY
www.myspace.com/tinymontgomery
THEY SAY: “The true spirit of rock ’n’ roll.”
WE SAY: With some twangy blues thrown in, too.

THE TOM CHARLES BAND
Cory 478-0668
22 Craven Ave., Charleston, S.C. 29407
tomcharlesband@hotmail.com
corywjarrett@yahoo.com
THEY SAY: "Classic-rock and roots-rock."
WE SAY: Carrying the banner at Big John's and elsewhere.

T.N.T.
Rob Liotti
www.tntrocks.net
contact@tntrocks.net
THEY SAY: "AC/DC Tribute Band."
WE SAY: No stop signs, speed limits ... nobody's gonna slow them down.

TOCA TOCA
Leah Suarez 564-5571
P.O. Box 21756, Charleston, S.C. 29401
www.tocatocamusic.com
www.myspace.com/leahsuarez
THEY SAY: "Jazz/Latin/Lounge"
WE SAY: Rhythmically traditional Latin grooves led by Leah Suarez and Emmanuel Abdul-Rahim.

TOMMY THUNDERFOOT & THE ACCELERATORS
Tommy Bright 901-9690
www.tommythunderfoot.net
tommythunderfoot@aol.com
THEY SAY: "Playing a unique blend of traditional blues with a modern sound and originals you'd swear you've heard somewhere before."
WE SAY: Full band handling electric blues and boogie; originals and covers.

TRAVIS ALLISON BAND
P.O. Box 242, Isle Of Palms, S.C. 29451
Travis Allison 367-7290
www.travisallison.com
taband@aol.com
THEY SAY: "Americana rock 'n' roll with a splash of southern soul."
WE SAY: Bouncy, melodic guitar 'n' keys-driven pop-rock.

TRICK KNEE
Matt Jordan 822-7031
www.myspace.com/trickknee
chozgato@hotmail.com
THEY SAY: "Wide variety of classic and modern rock and pop."
WE SAY: New-rock covers and twangy originals.

TRIPLE LINDY
Hugh Price 853-7509
www.triplelindy.net
hughprice@bellsouth.net
THEY SAY: "Booty-shakin' foot-stompin' newgrass trio with vocal harmonies."
WE SAY: Not quite a hillbilly trio, not quite a jam band.

TODD URBAN
Todd 901-9624
www.toddurban.com
ToddUrban@hotmail.com
THEY SAY: "Jazz and classical guitarist."
WE SAY: Well-schooled six-stringer.

TWO STEPS BACK
Brooke Thompson, 330-5869
139 Wilson’s Creek Rd., Summerville, S.C. 29483
focsoldier@hotmail.com
www.myspace.com/twostepsback
THEY SAY: “Working-class hardcore punk … high-energy, socially-conscious music for the common man.���
WE SAY: Punk,Punk,Punk.

THE V-TONES
83 Magnolia Ave. Charleston, S.C., 29403
Eden or Noodle 853-5374
edenfonvielle@yahoo.com
THEY SAY: "Eccentric ukulele-driven jug band attempts to play hot club jazz!"
WE SAY: Absolutely adorable uke trio with vintage vaudeville in their hearts.

MICHAEL 'ATONAL' VICK (a.k.a. VVV)
Michael 769-2357, 864-9983
www.themichaelvicktrip.com
www.atonal-hole.com
THEY SAY: "Multi-instrumentalist: multiple loopers, Indonesian gamelan instruments, bass players of an intimidating size, and improvisation."
WE SAY: Creating some out-of-this-world music and artwork.

VINTAGE VELVET
Regina Ruopoli 571-3634
www.vintagevelvetband.com
mail@vintagevelvetband.com
THEY SAY: "The cat's meow in lounge-jazz and blues."
WE SAY: Fronted by Regina Ruopoli, these dapper cats handle classic crooner stuff, jazz faves, and various martini noises.

VIRGIL KAIN
Michele 568-3124, Denise 327-9291
www.myspace.com/virgilkain
virgilkain@yahoo.com
THEY SAY: "All-original, pretty exciting alt-rock"
WE SAY: Melody-driven modern rock.

VOLUSIA
www.myspace.com/volusia5
THEY SAY: "Sound like no one you've ever heard before."
WE SAY: Young nü-metal quintet with wild guitar, screamy and operatic vocals, and double-kick drums a' blazin'.

THE WAGONEERS
Harrison Ray 860-2826
aprilinvention@ureach.com
www.myspace.com/aprilinvention
THEY SAY: "A backbreaker; slow motion."
WE SAY: Authentic mid-'90s Brit-rock.


RON WILTROUT
www.ronwiltrout.com
Ronnus@Ronwiltrout.com
THEY SAY: "Experimental music drawing on diverse influences."
WE SAY: One of the local jazz scene's busiest collaborators.

WALKIN' MIKE WOLK
520 King Charles Circle, Summerville, S.C. 29485
www.angelfire.com/sc/bossb3
walkinwolk@hotmail.com
THEY SAY: "Blues and jazz piano player, vocalist, and bandleader."
WE SAY: The Leon Redbone of Market Street?


WHITE BOY CRAZY
www.myspace.com/whiteboycrazy
www.celibatecelebrity.com/wbc
THEY SAY: "Rap music with a focus on freaking out, definitely not hip-hop ... rap music."
WE SAY: What gives this wild ensemble their bite is the definite progression taking place. WBC somehow manage to be both funny weird AND funny ha-ha.

JEANNIE WIGGINS
Jeannie 209-5916
jeannie@jeanniewiggins.com
www.jeanniewiggins.com
THEY SAY: "Original blues-rock with a party vibe."
WE SAY: Heartfelt singer-songwriter with a strong backing band and a new album of original folk-pop tunes.

THE WORKING TITLE
Johnny Diamond (678) 982-2192
Asquared Mgmt. 773-248-4210
www.theworkingtitle.com
www.myspace.com/theworkingtitle
management@theworkingtitle.com
Kimberly.Harris@umusic.com
THEY SAY: "Alternative rock."
WE SAY: On a major label!

WYATT & THE TREMELOS
Ranny & Wyatt, 886-9325
www.myspace.com/wyattandtheolddudes
THEY SAY: “Roots music: soul and blues.”
WE SAY: Wiz-kid blues-rock from the IOP.

X-TREME LEVEL
Gwendolyn Butler 303-3280, 767-2991
Melissa Bailey 834-5322
www.lowcountryeventandpromotion.com
gbutler_6319@yahoo.com
THEY SAY: "This five-person band plays the best of blues, beach, shag, reggae, Motown, '70s and a lot more."
WE SAY: Singing and strumming with soul.

YEEHAW JUNCTION
Kristen Meierer 559-0380
www.yeehawjunction.net
meierer@bellsouth.net
THEY SAY: "Hard-driving, traditional bluegrass music."
WE SAY: Finger-pickin' stuff since '99.

RONI ZAGORIA
Roni 770-361-0284
www.ronizagoria.com
ronidawg@hotmail.com
THEY SAY: "Blues-y soulful psychedelic funk rock."
WE SAY: Funky groove-rock singer/pianist, by way of Columbia.