The Ticker Jimmy Snyder and Lindsay Holler at the TV Land Undercover Show at the Tin Roof. Sept. 2012 (photo by Ballard Lesemann)

Published on February 4th, 2014 | by Ballard Lesemann


Love Your Locals: Charleston Acts Cover Charleston Acts

Lowcountry songwriter and bandleader Lindsay Holler (Matadero, Western Polaroids, Co.) has once again partnered with the Tin Roof in West Ashley to present a local showcase of bands and musicians thematically paying tribute.

On the heels and in the spirit of the well-attended “We Are the World” show at the Pour House in early January, “Love Your Locals” will assemble a variety of players and singers on the Tin Roof stage on Sun. Feb. 9 at 8 p.m.

“This was an idea that I’d been kicking around for a while,” Holler says.

“Erin Tyler [of the Tin Roof] and I were talking about upcoming shows and looking at the calendar and we thought ‘Valentine’s Day week … ‘Locals Love Locals!'”

The V-Tones at the TV Land Undercover Show at the Tin Roof. Sept. 2012 (photo by Ballard Lesemann)

The V-Tones at a local showcase at the Tin Roof, Sept. 2012 (photo by Ballard Lesemann)

“We’ve got a nice, eclectic group of people committed, so far,” she adds. “I haven’t come across another show like this before.”

The idea is for Charleston-based acts to pay tribute to the music of other local acts, old and current. The roster will feature singer/keyboardist Vikki Matsis, singer/guitarist Bill Carson, drummer/guitarist Nick Jenkins, singer/guitarist Ryan Bonner, ukulele-driven acoustic combo the V-Tones (pictured), singer/guitarist Aaron Levy, singer/guitarist Livy Conner, drummer/guitarist Marshall Hudson, bassist/guitarist Jonathan Gray, and several more to be announced.

The set list will feature a wild mix — from 1920s-era Charleston jazz to recent releases by the likes of Jordan Igoe, Slow Runner, and Shovels & Rope. Hopefully, someone will cover some vintage New Wave soul-rock by the Killer Whales (circa 1983).

Admission to Love Your Locals” at the Tin Roof on Sun. Feb. 9 is $7. Proceeds will benefit the Proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Check out the Facebook event page for more.



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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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