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Philly Metal Trio Heavy Temple Play Art Bar

On Thursday, Philly-based metal trio Heavy Temple join Columbia stoner rock stalwarts Space Coke and doomgaze band Garrow at the Art Bar. With Tempest on drums, Thunderhouse on guitar, and Nighthawk on bass vocals, the band conjures a heavy, doom-laden, psyche-rock metal, with a deep nod to the late-60s/early-70s metal of their forebears. In anticipation … [Read more…]

A Playlist for a Feminist Future: National Poetry Month, Part I

Kimya Dawson, 2010 (photo by Steven Keys of Keys Photography via Creative Commons)

It’s hard to deny the powerful link between poetry and music. Even though we parse the two into distinct categories, poets and musicians themselves blur the lines, taking inspiration from each other – stealing and sharing lines, lyrics, and rhythms. For the love of both poetry and music, this week we are highlighting artists who … [Read more…]

All Hail the Queens: The Sequence Returns to South Carolina for Love, Peace, and Hip Hop

The Sequence

In 1979, Angela “Angie B” Stone, Cheryl “The Pearl” Cook, and Gwendolyn “Blondy” Chisolm claimed the title of first all-woman rap group when they released the hip hop hit, “Funk You Up.” The former C. A. Johnson cheerleaders had grown up together in Columbia, South Carolina’s Saxon Homes Projects. Like many aspiring artists of their … [Read more…]