EDM | Larrypalooza: A Celebration
of the Life of Larry Hills
w/ Collective Disparity, DJ Golden, Community Bath House w/ Colmusphore and Coleman Sawyer
Fri. Nov. 10
Music Farm (Den show)
Jared Aaronson, the mastermind behind the electronic dance music project Collective Disparity, has a friend named Larry Hills. Hills was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer back in January, and given maybe six months to live. Luckily, he’s made it well past that, and he’s set on living life to the fullest right now. And he has a dream: The Portland native wants to see, and pee in, the Atlantic Ocean. Hills is flying in from Portland to make his dream come true, and, to celebrate, Aaronson and the Music Farm have created Larrypalooza, a celebration of Hills’ life and indomitable spirit. In addition to a set by Collective Disparity, there will be performances by DJ Golden, the EDM band Community Bath House featuring Colmusphore, and Coleman Sawyer. Even better, as a further tribute to Hills and other cancer patients, proceeds from the show will go toward cancer research through Charleston’s own Hollings Cancer Center.
—Vincent Harris FRIDAY
JAZZ | Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
(Kiawah Island’s Weekend Of Jazz)
w/ Vanessa Williams, Earl Klugh’s Night Of Guitars, Braun, Whalum & Brown, Foreign Affair, Jamison Ross, Vincent Ingala, East Coast Party Band and Ron Otis
Fri. Nov. 10 (jazz events expand Nov. 8-12)
Kiawah Golf Resort
In a sense, there are two distinct Herb Alperts. One is a record label impresario; Alpert was the “A” in A&M Records, a label that was home to dozens of popular artists from 1962 into the ’90s, including Burt Bacharach, the Carpenters, Joan Baez, Soundgarden, John Hiatt, and Blues Traveler. They even signed the Sex Pistols at one point, though they were only on the label six days. The other, better known side of Alpert is as a jazz trumpeter and bandleader. In fact, his 1965 album with the Tijuana Brass Band, Whipped Cream & Other Delights, is one of the most popular jazz albums of its time, selling over six million copies in the U.S. alone. Alpert has racked up nine Grammy Awards and 14 platinum albums over his 55-year recording career, and at 82 years old, he’s still going strong, playing his catchy blend of smooth jazz and Latin-tinged pop.
—Vincent Harris WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY
STUDENT LABEL BENEFIT | Band Overboard
See Water, Wildisiak,
Sat. Nov. 11
at the Charleston City Marina
CofC’s own student-run record label, 1770 Records, takes to the seas once again with their fourth annual boat show. As per usual, the show sees a few 1770 labelmates kick out the jams on the water. This year’s cast of artists features loquacious lyricist Abstract, reggae-playing punks See Water, “Planet Funk” saviors Wildisiak, and self-described fun-rockers BABY BABY. Typically, the artists performing drop singles on 1770 around the time of the boat showcase, but according to label founder and professor Heather McDonald, the year has something else in store. “This year’s a little bit different because we’re doing our first vinyl release,” says McDonald. Titled Local Suspects, the LP is a compilation of 1770 artists, and is currently in production. “The artists on the boat show are on that album that we’re in the process of manufacturing,” she says. Atlanta band BABY BABY is not a part of 1770 Records and will not appear on the compilation, but McDonald hopes to work with them in the future. Originally designed as a class at College of Charleston, 1770 Records has grown to feature artists from across campus. With the release of Local Suspects, their expansion looks as if it is continuing.
—Heath Ellison SATURDAY
SPACE POP | Don Crescendo
w/ Contour, CROFT
Sat. Nov. 11
Redux Contemporary Art Center
Don Crescendo isn’t content with just saying “hello.” The music experimentalist has spent the last year creating an album trilogy that acts as a greeting to his brand of trip-pop. Beginning with Rough, then Raw, Crescendo will be ending the series with Ready. “Raw was me doing acoustic slash more experimental stuff, and now Ready is me being like, ‘This is who Don Crescendo is, officially,'” he says. “Each album’s different, depending on what you like to listen to.” The artist draws influences from R&B, dance, new wave, and personal experiences. “It’s moody, but it’s also just me being creative,” says Crescendo. “Outside,” the lead single from Ready, is a brooding alt-R&B tune fit for an ’80s dystopia film. Along with second single “Avalanche,” Crescendo gives a hint of the growth that he wants to portray on Ready. Both tracks are a little wiser than their predecessors. The experimentation of Raw and the spacey sounds of Rough are present, but not the focal point. Crescendo’s showing all sides of his personality on these new releases, and will hopefully continue when Ready drops on November 11.
—Heath Ellison SATURDAY
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