Hahahaha! I not only forgot about this draft, I lost the whole website for a while, so please forgive the distance between the date above, and the date of publication.
So it's been longer than a year since I started on this website/blog-building adventure and I can honestly say, it's been exciting, though obscenity-filled-frustrating at times. So much has been going on, I didn't realize how long it had been since I last posted.
The excitement exploded in 2016. Just days after returning from the four-day ultimate new-rock cruise, ShipRocked, (www.shiprocked.com) where we partied till the wee hours with friends and entertainers alike, we saw Billy Gibbons and his band The BFG's at the Charleston Music Hall. Although a few ZZ Top songs were sprinkled throughout the show, the solo project is infused with Latin rhythms and it's just plain fun. We have the chance to see ZZ Top later this year, which will be a totally different show.
February found us at the new Gaillard Center in downtow...
Wednesday, August 5th, I made my way to Ladson's multi-music-genre venue, Ocean Cowboys for some local rock and an up-and-coming new national band, We Are Harlot. I bought their CD and I haven't stopped grinning since. What a great lot of hard rock. There are a couple of screamy moments but not enough to detract from the overall rockin' goodness of the sound.
But let's start with the first band out on stage. I didn't catch their name at first but later asked a band member. They are American Murder. They're a trio from the Concord, NC area but I didn't get much of a chance to talk to them. It was still early. Being the opener, their set was a bit shorter than the other two, but they made up for it by seemingly having the times of their lives onstage. Check them out in this video and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/officialdickjokes/timeline, where you can find a link to their website.
Next up was a hometown Charleston band called Beyond Intent. A fiv...