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    in reply to: Developer Log #6843
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    Quick Post updates

    Updated the “Quick Post” feature so that it allows users to post replies to various topics, including their own Independent Artist boards. This should make it easier for people to share quick updates with the community

    The Quick Post box also now uses the same post editor that the regular forum pages use

    User Dashboard Updates

    I also updated the User Dashboard, especially for artists, and generally made it more navigable.

    Editor

    Removed the header, paragraph dropdown, added undo, redo, and blockquote

    Login Form

    Added a password reset link in case anyone loses their password.

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    in reply to: What’s Your Most Haunted Charleston Experience? #6842
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    When I was in college I smoked a joint with my friend and then we went skating down by the battery, around 1 or 2am. We always liked to skate down Legare Street because it was exceptionally smooth. After a while of skating around, enjoying the breeze, we slowed down to take in the sights on Tradd Street.

    Somewhere along the way we encountered an old cast iron gate. We stood there admiring the gate for a while — it really is a nice gate. Then, out of nowhere, the two of us got absolutely spooked. We felt the need to get out of there immediately. We skated off as fast as we could and didn’t stop to regroup until we got back to my house, which was on Barre Street at the time (the house has since been knocked down).

    Still to this day, both of us remember this night and don’t have a true explanation for it. Other than the possibility that we were both just stoned… or we saw a ghost.

    I could not tell you the exact gate that we stopped at, but I did come across this page in the Southern Spirit Guide, which offers a possible explanation.

    Doing the Charleston: A Ghostly Tour—South of Broad

    From the article:

    Simmons Gateposts
    131 Tradd Street

    “These gateposts, marking where Ruth Lowndes Simmons’ home once stood, serve as sentinels to remind us of a tragic love story. While Ruth Lowndes was from a noble Charleston family, she was almost a spinster when she married Francis Simmons, a wealthy planter. Simmons provided his wife with a fine house here, though he had his own home on nearby Legare Street. When their separate carriages would pass, the couple would rise and bow to the other. An old Charleston legend says that the sounds of a horse and carriage are heard here. James Caskey reports that he felt the rush of air and smelled the odor of sweaty horses as he visited these gateposts at night.”

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    in reply to: Test #6841
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    @QRiSG i was testing pasted image uploads. They work

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    in reply to: Sweetwater Extra Chill 420 #6819
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    @chucktownboomer the Extra Chill Pils sold out and Fatty’s never came through with a second batch.

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    in reply to: Mantra – Charleston, SC (Indie Rock) #6813
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    What up Noah from Mantra! Thanks for joining!

    For those who aren’t familiar with Mantra, they’re a laid-back indie rock band from Charleston who have become a core part of the city’s DIY music scene. In addition to frequent performances at the Royal American, Mantra recently opened for Twen at the Charleston Pour House, have been known to play at Recovery Room, and most importantly, they have their own DIY venue in North Charleston called Stuart’s House.

    Mantra’s latest single, “To Understand Why” is a slow groove with layers of piano and acoustic guitar, quietly building intensity as frontman Ben Patrick sings about confusion in a relationship. A false peak tricks the listener first, and then the beat drops out to reveal a buttery guitar solo, leading into a peaceful jam to close out the final minute of the song.

    I’ve always enjoyed Mantra’s music and collaborating with the band and its members on various things has been great so far. Also, I don’t know if I should fan the flames but Ben’s frontman antics are entertaining.

    Here is their latest Instagram post showing upcoming shows. Give them a follow and keep up with what they’ve got going on!

    Anything else you want to share, @bandmantra?

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    in reply to: Phish #6806
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    Phish Tiny Desk concert dropped today

    SET LIST

    “Sigma Oasis”
    “Evolve”
    “You Enjoy Myself”

    Encore

    “Sample in a Jar”
    “Chalk Dust Torture”

    For the intro to YEM they brought out Tiny Trampolines. Pretty silly. I love how they played YEM plus an encore at a Tiny Desk. Someone also pointed out how its the longest Tiny Desk of all time.

    I think Phish loves YEM as much as Phish fans love YEM.

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    in reply to: Bob Marley & The Wailers – Natty Dread (1974) #6760
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    @JerryGarcia I saw that on social media a few weeks ago. That would have been really cool, especially if it led to either:

    A. Jerry sitting in with Bob Marley & The Wailers

    B. Bob Marley sitting in with Jerry or the Dead

    C. Jerry & Bob Marley duo

    Something tells me that Jerry Garcia and Bob Marley would have been fast friends. Natty Dread on Grateful Dead records is an interesting alternate timeline to imagine.

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    in reply to: Where is Charleston Hip Hop Headed? #6757
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    @killdoji I think some of it is coming to life for sure. @kaitheczar has been taking his time promoting his I Exist album, with multiple music videos released from it. The show we just did at the Music Farm with the Wu-Tang / Rage tribute was epic and UnHeard did a great job with promotions for it, especially with showing up at Wu Wednesdays to cross promote. That said, it was a Wu-Tang Tribute, and marketing originals would have led to a much smaller turnout.

    Nowadays I think the problem with our entire music scene, not just hip hop, but all original music being played at the local level. We struggle with a small community of people who care. We need to find a way to reach a lot more of the people who live in Charleston and get them interested in what’s happening.

    Otherwise, the scene will remain small.

    Part of this is absolutely building a story behind yourself as an artist, but some of it also has to be done in another way. Social media becomes an echo chamber of all the same voices sharing the same things, but there aren’t as many new faces.

    One example of how to do this is what I’ve seen the local rock band Easy Honey doing. They’re sponsoring Beach Cleanups in cities they stop through on tour, including here in Charleston. This exposes them to an entirely new group of people who would have never known they existed if they didn’t hear about the beach cleanup.

    They’ve also set up on the site of the road during a busy traffic day and jammed, with a sign in front of their setup that reads “Traffic Jam” with ways to follow them.

    This kind of stuff can be adapted for other genres of music and types of events, it’s just a matter of finding the ways to do it. I’m trying to do it for Extra Chill as well, but it takes some creativity and lots of effort.

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    in reply to: The Jerry Thread #6756
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    GarciaLive Volume 21 has been out for about a month and I absolutely love it. Show is from February 13th, 1976, with two tracks at the end from February 15th.

    The 1976 sound was supremely chill both in the Grateful Dead and the JGB world. This GarciaLive embodies that chill sound quite well.

    My favorite after several listens is “The Harder They Come.” 18+ minutes of pure Jerry chillness, with some great building towards the end. Jerry’s last solo is just excellent.

    Whole CD is worth a listen but this is the one you gotta hear if you only picked one

     

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    in reply to: New Releases #6755
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    New track from Colatura, an NYC band that I saw in the middle of the day at SXSW, at Lazarus Brewing. The set was at like 1pm and they still managed to impress the relatively small early crowd.

    “Suffer Dude” came out on July 11th

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    in reply to: SXSW 2024 #6752
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    You know, I forgot to come back here and share my full review of SXSW 2024, which ended up on the blog. Combined with these notes, I think I provided some really comprehensive coverage. And I got to test out this forum.

    It was a wonderful experience for me and it made we want to move to Austin. That move is confirmed happening in the middle of November. Once I get to Austin I hope to immerse myself in the music scene there and try to create connections between Austin and Charleston, while reaching a much larger audience.

    This will be a lot of pivoting and figuring things out, but I do believe this forum will help facilitate that transition. Especially with the opportunity to expand by adding more forums over time.

    Anyway, that’s enough rambling. Here’s the link to my SXSW review: https://extrachill.com/sxsw-2024-my-experience

    I’ll probably be doing SXSW every year until Extra Chill reaches its end.

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    in reply to: Community Radar Playlist Updates #6714
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    Spotify Playlist update: 7/15/24

    1. Slow Funeral – “Hanging”
    2. Ben Beam – “OVERSATURATED ft. DJ DollaMenu”
    3. Babe Club – “Wifi Boyfriend”
    4. Jxshamar – “Aight, Yup”
    5. Phish – “Lonely Trip”
    6. Human Resources – “SHINE”
    7. Little Stranger – “Supernova”
    8. Lindsay the Mathlete – “Too Long”
    9. TJ Pettiglio ft. Indi’Gxld – “AYO! WORD UP!”
    10. Hirow – “HUMAN BEHAVIOR”
    11. Bob Marley – “Rebel Music”
    12. Font – “Hey Kekulé”
    13. A.O. Wilder – “Take Your Time”
    14. Sub LX – “Cat’s Dreams”
    15. Wilco – “Annihilation”
    16. Grayson Little – “Space Station”
    17. TWEN – “Lucky Onze”

    Playlist name changed to “Community Radar”

    Playlist cover art updated

    From now on, the playlist will be sourced exclusively from music that is shared and discussed on this forum.

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    in reply to: Ben Beam – Charleston, SC (Producer / MC / Audio Engineer) #6713
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    Last month you sent me that Larry Lovestein album, the Mac Miller jazz project. I can hear the influence on the beat. That saxophone sounds nice.

    I can also hear some Mac Miller influence on your verse, specifically on your last lyric: “My hue is saturated, and I’mma hide inside the shade until my casket painted”

    DollaMenu of course crushed it as always.

    For those who aren’t in the loop on Mac Miller side projects, Larry Lovestein & The Velvet Revival is a 2012 release from Mac Miller that features jazz lounge tracks. Not quite hip-hop, but certainly hip-hop oriented in his vocal styling. Super cool project worth checking out, and I think you’ll also hear the influence on Ben’s production.

    Larry Lovestein & The Velvet Revival – You (2012)

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    in reply to: Jxshamar – Charleston, SC (Hip-Hop) #6696
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    This is sick man, thanks for sharing! I noticed you’re racking up the streams on this track too. Congrats on that. 21,000+ on Spotify as of my writing this.

    Including different languages saying “Aight, Yup” in the lyrics captions is a nice touch.

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    in reply to: Anyone else come full circle on Noah Kahan? #6685
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    @heaven_scent i’ll just say one thing

    I was at work the other night, and my charter guests from Vermont were playing Noah Kahan and they all knew the words to every song.

    I thought it sounded pretty good.

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