• 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 […]

  • Songwriter’s Night Shows Local Talent

    Facebook Event No lie, Cayla Fralick told me she had a dream about playing in The White Mule on Main Street and she woke up to an email inviting her to play this show at the new White Mule location in 5 Points. This songwriter’s showcase includes four female acts who grew up, and are […]

  • Freeway Music and The Township

    FREE TICKETS! Yep… You read that right. We are very grateful for our relationship with the Township, and the folks that run that venue. The Township Auditorium is a 2500-3500 capacity venue in the heart of downtown Columbia that was built in 1930. Before we go in to details on the above, it’s important to […]

  • The White Mule is Back!

    Facebook Event Live music is coming back to 5 Points in a real way Thursday night, as The White Mule reopens after closing their location on Main Street years ago. Opening on the 1500 block in the former Speakeasy location, the venue and everything that goes along with it will change the landscape of the […]

  • Jump, Little Children Return with New Single

    It’s been 13 years since Charleston, SC band Jump, Little Children released an album, but that will change September 14 with the release of their new album Sparrow. This week they released the first single from Sparrow. The lyric video for “Hand on My Heartache” helps you wrap your head around lead singer Jay Clifford’s […]