When: Sat., July 18 2015
indie, alt-country, experimental, and more, 1-10 p.m.
Partnering with Awendaw Green, Scene SC, BACE League of Charleston, and Pop-Up Charleston, the second-annual Hearts & Plugs Summer Shindig will touch down again, this time at the loading dock at Palmetto Brewery, featuring food trucks, good-time summer vibes, and 11 bands from the local label. Double those digits and you’ll get the number of plastic pink flamingos that’ll be lurking around since the colorful bird is this year’s theme. “Hearts & Plugs has flamingo fever!” McCurry enthusiastically admits. Last year’s Summer Shindig at King Dusko was a major summer highlight, but with more artists signed to the label and a growing following, a bigger space was necessary for this year’s bash. The acts that will take the stage this year include Brave Baby, SUSTO, ET Anderson, Johnny Delaware, Michael Flynn, Grace Joyner, Elim Bolt, Hermit’s Victory, the High Divers, Gold Light, and the Lovely Few. If that doesn’t get your musical juices flowing, then we don’t know what will. “The shindig brings together the H&P roster in the form of one big summer music blowout. We only come together like this once a year really, so it’s a special treat,” says Hearts & Plugs founder Dan McCurry. The festivities will include pink flamingo everything — temporary tattoos, tanks, tees, and totes — for purchase. And be on the lookout for a fun countdown across the label’s social media featuring silly flamingo-friendly videos and photos. —Kalyn Oyer SATURDAY