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Published on September 30th, 2014 | by Ballard Lesemann


Gallery: Moosetoberfest 2014

Booked, organized, and hosted by local musician Joel Hamilton (of Mechanical River), the Tattooed Moose’s annual Oktoberfest-themed bash featured a handful of killer local and visiting acts this year under the name “Moosetoberfest” on Sat. Sept. 27. Live music filled the packed room from about 7 p.m. ’til close to last call.

Acoustic singer/songwriter Stephanie Santana returned to Charleston from her new digs in Columbia to kick things off. Synth/turntable project Mr. Jenkins (Nick Jenkins on keys and vocals and DJ Lanatron on the table and mixers) performed early in the evening. Songsmith/multi-instrumentalist Jack Burg’s Punks&Snakes cranked up next (with a Metronome Charleston fill-in on drums), followed by a three-piece version of local garage-rock act Dumb Doctors and a duo version of Columbia indie pop group Those Lavender Whales.

Amusingly smart-ass San Francisco rock trio Couches played a loud, distorted, shoegazer set, followed by guitarist Lee Barbour’s dynamic instrumental trio Post Cobra. Hamilton’s Mechanical River spirit pervaded the whole thing.

Photos by Jessica Mickey and Ballard Lesemann.



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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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