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Published on April 20th, 2014 | by Ballard Lesemann


Gallery: Rowdy Action at Bully Pulpit’s CD Release Show

Guitar-driven, punk-fueled Charleston band Bully Pulpit headlined a four-band bill on the main stage of the Pour House on April 19 in celebration of a new four-song EP titled Gettin’ the Truth. Recorded earlier this year at Ocean Industries with engineer Eric Rickert at the helm, the new mini-album reflects the huge, tight, riffy sound of the band as they’ve evolved from a raw garage-rock outfit into a slicker five-piece rock machine.

Bully Pulpit bassist Thomas Concannon’s other local band Fiasco opened the show early in the evening followed by songsmith Scott Dence’s hard-hitting quartet Dumb Doctors and dynamic Savannah trio CUSSES, fronted by flamboyant vocalist Angel Bond.

Guitarists Rex Stickel and Tyler Davis stood on either side of rowdy lead singer Danny Kavanaugh during Bully Pulpit’s loud, late-night set. Drummer David Bair was battling a high fever, but his timing and fills never suffered. Concannon stood mid-stage with his Fender, long curls hanging low. Singer Lily Slay (of the Royal Tinfoil) stepped on stage to sing backups on a song toward the end of the night. A rendition of Sam the Sham’s “Woolly Bully” helped close the event. It all rocked well.



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Ballard Lesemann

is a musician and writer. Born and raised in Charleston, S.C., he spent years playing in bands and working for Flagpole Magazine in the bustling music town of Athens, Ga. He returned to his hometown and served more than seven years as the Charleston City Paper's music editor. He's better at drumming than he is at playing guitar.

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