• SceneSC Sampler Out Now!

    This is our 10th South Carolina music compilation in the nearly 11 years we’ve been a website. People often ask how these “samplers” come together, and I often say it’s a miracle that they do. The first few compilations featured a few unreleased songs, and mostly songs that were already out. We gathered songs for […]

  • March 26th Songwriter Round at The White Mule

    March 26 at The White Mule 7 7 PM Mike Mewborne/Jeremy Joseph/Jeff Gregory/Dave Britt Something special’s started to happen at these songwriter rounds. During February’s the songwriters started to connect with each other on stage, sharing compliments and thoughts on each others songs listening intently as each person played. It offered a glimpse into the […]

  • Freeway Music + SceneSC Songwriters in the Round

    February’s Songwriter’s in the Round presented by Freeway Music will mark the first one where we’ve teamed up with SceneSC.com. It’s something we at SceneSC are very excited about, and look forward to each month. For our first one together, we have four great songwriters featured in this round. Cayla Fralick recently stormed back onto […]

  • Brent Cobb Coming to Columbia

    Feb-8 The New Brookland TavernWest Columbia, SC, US The last time Brent Cobb toured through South Carolina it was supporting Chris Stapleton’s sold out arena tour. While Stapleton is seen as one of the saviors of country music, for me I’ve never been able to quite buy in. It’s not that I’m not buying his […]

  • A Look Back at 2018 and Forward to 19

    Last week on SceneSC.com we posted our Best of 2018 lists, compiling both South Carolina’s Top 10 albums and EPs. Like it is every year, it’s a difficult decision narrowing down the lists to just choose 20 total releases. With the help of Jordan Lawrence at the Free Times, there’s a spreadsheet floating around again […]

  • Susto Stories Tour at The White Mule

    In 2018 Charleston Americana band Susto continued to rise in popularity, touring the nation on their sophomore full length album & I’m Fine Today. The band also spent the second half of the year partially focusing on recording their next album, split between studios in Charleston and Asheville, NC. In the meantime they released a […]

  • Freeway Music Holiday Service Project

    Freeway Music is excited to announce a Christmas gift card drive to benefit local Columbia Children’s Shelters! These shelter’s house kids who have been removed from their homes by DSS due to bad family situations. We will be collecting gift cards through December 21st. To make this even more fun than it already is, instrument […]

  • Record Store Day Black Friday

    With Thanksgiving coming up Thursday and Black Friday the following day, you might want to get started on your holiday shopping. If you’re not looking forward to long lines and crowds at big box store retailers, maybe you’ll be interested in Record Store Day Black Friday where they’ll have some special items and collectibles for […]

  • Freeway Music Student Holiday Performances

    ‘Tis the season for live music! We are well aware that Thanksgiving has not yet taken place, but the holiday spirit begins to show everywhere right after Halloween!  Thus, Freeway students have been asked to participate in several community events surrounding the holidays and even beyond them!  First, we have our annual Vista Lights performance! […]

  • Free Times Music Crawl Is Back!

    When I moved to Columbia in 2002 it was always a goal for one of my new bands to play the Free Times Music Crawl. Afterall, it showcases tons of local talent and is a signifier of what is “in” in the music scene. The first couple of years my bands didn’t get in, and […]