This is an insanely busy weekend. Not only are there tons of things for everyone to do around town, this is the weekend that your PopCulteer has to finish shooting and assembling the 200th episode of Radio Free Charlestonm which should be right here in Charleston’s original Pop Culture blog next Monday.
Production on RFC 200 has gone to the wire, so much so that we had to skip ArtWalk last night. It was a worthwhile sacrifice as we held an impromptu recording session at a downtown landmark for the show.
Today we’ve got a grab-bag of stuff you should know about.
Under Surveillance and OurAlias
Believe it or not, we’re going to be at this show, recording the bands for RFC 201, after spending all day shooting our host segments for episode 200. I believe the cover charge for this show is five dollars.
Speaking of milestones, Non-Sport Update, the bible of the non-sport trading card hobby, marks twenty-five years of publication with their latest issue, which should be on stands now. I’m proud to have been around for seventeen of those years. This month I wrote an article about the show, Sleepy Hollow, which is featured on the corner of the cover. Go pick up a copy now!
Super Heavy Duty
Hot off their RFC MINI SHOW, Super Heavy Duty rolls into The Blue Parrot with Time And Distance and Meet Me In The Matinee. You can check out Super Heavy Duty and Time And Distance below.
Farnsworth holds two shows Saturday to mark the release of their debut vinyl album. I made a cool video for them, which you can see below. You’ll find one of their flyers at the top of this post, and the other below the video.
Sunday evening Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School returns to Uncork and Create at 7 PM for night of alarming Anime. It’s a Magical Girl themed drawing session with the likes of Madoka Magica and Sailor Moon! Featuring Susie Sketchman, Leo Tuxedo and Cat Schrodinger.
Ten dollars gets you in to draw or photograph the models. It’s 21 and up and you can bring your own bottle to assist with the artistic lubrication.
One of my buddies I hang out with at Dr. Sketchy’s is the ultra-talented Glen Brogan. Glen just had a solo exhibit in Brooklyn, and if you are a fan of his work (and how can you not be?) you can purchase prints of some of his terrific artwork from that show HERE.
Crystal Bright is an accomplished music educator who creates an engaging blend of world music and exotic instruments, weaving them into a beautiful and unique cabaret of sounds and melodies. We featured Crystal on The RFC MINI SHOW earlier this year and now she is embarking on a crowd-funding endeavor for a new project in collaboration with photographer, Rusty McDonald. You can follow the link to their project after you relive her RFC MINI SHOW.
Johnny Compton at Dunbar Lanes
Friday Night at 9 PM Johnny Compton returns to Dunbar Lanes, which is right where we recorded him just a few months ago for his solo RFC MINI SHOW. There is no cover and it’s the coolest new venue in the area.
The Super Heroes on Capitol Street Friday Night
InFormation at Sam’s Uptown Cafe
Sunday Music Events
That’s it for the quick PopCulteer. It’s time to force our nose back to the video-editing grindstone. Check PopCult for all our regular features plus a bonus CD review later today.