Published on April 9th, 2014 | by Ballard Lesemann0
Dig South’s Music Series Kicks Into Action This Week
Organized by local educator and musician Stan Gray, the Dig South interactive conference and festival will run from April 9-13 in downtown Charleston. The events celebrate new innovations in digital media, social media, e-commerce, digital marketing, mobile technology, and modern independent music.
A slew of web savvy professionals and entrepreneurs – local and visiting — will attend seminars and conferences at the College of Charleston’s TD Arena this week.
A handful of notable live music events will take place at the Charleston Music Hall, the Alley Charleston, the Cistern Yard, Bay Street Biergarten, High Wire Distilling Co., Redux Studios, King Dusko, and other locations as well.
Kicking things off on Wednesday evening, DJ Cassidy and the Kid will perform at the festival’s “welcome party” at the Bay Street Biergarten from 6-8 p.m. It’s part of the week-long “Dig South Dignitary Series.”
At the Redux Contemporary Art Center also on Wed. April 9, Dig South and the Charleston Music Hall will present Grace Joyner, Johnny Delaware, and Mechanical River at 7 p.m.
Local singer/songwriter Joyner (formerly of Elim Bolt) has readied a six-song debut titled Young Fools on the Charleston-based indie label Hearts & Plugs. Joyner enlisted keyboardist/singer Camille Lucy Rhoden and multi-instrumentalists Nick Jenkins and Dan McCurry (the head honcho at Hearts & Plugs and their Apartment A studio facility) to track the album. Singer/guitarist Johnny Delaware released a solid album last year titled Secret Wave. Local songwriter Joel T. Hamilton is behind the synth-driven, mostly one-man band project Mechanical River. Tickets are available for $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Charleston band The Royal Tinfoil — singer/guitarists Lily Slay and Mackie Boles with members of their troupe — will play a few morning sets inside the College of Charleston’s TD Arena on Thurs. April 10 as part of the “Dig South Dignitary Series.” The sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The New Orleans act the Deslondes will perform at the Charleston Museum on Thurs. April 10 from 6-8 p.m. as part of the “Upload Charleston” program. It’s presented by Dig South as part of the “Dig South Dignitary Series.”
On Thurs. April 10, Dig South and the Charleston Music Hall team up again to present the Brooklyn-based combo Lone Bellow, a folk ‘n’ soul Americana act fronted by Georgia-native Zach Williams. Local songsmith Jordan Igoe and her band will open the show at the Music Hall at 7 p.m. Igoe’s new solo album How to Love is a strong collection produced by local studio man/engineer Ryan “Wolfgang” Zimmerman (of Brave Baby).
North Carolina’s Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands — an exotic cabaret-style ensemble led by singer/multi-instrumentalist Crystal Bright and guitarist Diego Diaz – will perform a conference lunch show at noon on Fri. April 11 at the TD Arena as part of the “Dig South Dignitary Series.”
Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands will pull double-duty on Friday, opening for Atlanta’s feisty, jazzy, vaudevillian combo Blair Crimmins and the Hookers at the Cistern on the CofC campus. The event, running from 6-9 p.m., is billed as the “Steampunk Startup Party,” presented by Dig South as part of the “Dig South Dignitary Series.” Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands will perform at the Tin Roof in West Ashley on Sat. April 12 as well.
Dig South’s “Silent Disco” with BlackOlive, Birdflu, Jeff ET, Mummbl, and guests will take place at King Dusko on King Street at 7 p.m. on Fri. April 11.
On Sat. April 12, local ukulele-driven string music/swing/blues combo the V-Tones will play an early show at the High Wire Distilling Co. during the “Southeastern Synch-Up Brunch” as part of the “Dig South Dignitary Series.”
Nashville-based rock band Natural Child will share the stage with Honeysmoke and Logan Venderlic as part of the “Culturama — the Final Act” at the Alley Charleston at 7 p.m. on Sat. April 12. Tickets are available for $10 in advance and $15 at the door. It’s presented by Dig South as part of the “Dig South Dignitary Series.”
Visit digsouth.com for the full lineup, ticket info, and other details.
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