When: Sun., Aug. 19 2012
If Greg Slattery had his druthers, he'd prefer to listen to local music and nothing more. Which is a good thing since he's the man behind the Stereofly Collective, a group aiming to promote music and art throughout the Southeast. "I want bands and the public to think more locally," Slattery says, noting that the buy-local movement talks a good game when it comes to produce and the like, but they don't do jack for local music. "I think music and art gets neglected in that." This week Slattery and the crew are hosting a Stereofly Southeast Showcase in Charleston, one of a handful of mini-fests the collective is sponsoring in the, um, Southeast, featuring bands from the Southeast, duh. For Stereofly's Holy City stop, Charleston's Company will be on the bill, along with Manray (Athens), Shallow Palace (Columbia), Baby Baby (Atlanta), and handful of other bands. Slattery is particularly jazzed about catching Charleston's Bully Pulpit. "I actually haven't seen them," he says.