Photo courtesy Little Stranger/Credit: Paul Chelmis

Charleston’s alternative hip-hop duo Little Stranger is bringing Friendly Neighborhood Fest back to town on May 14 and 15 at The Pour House. The lineup is packed with local acts rounded out by a few out-of-towners, synth pop artist Pip the Pansy, reggae group Artikal Sound System and soul pop outfit Leisureville.

The Pour House deck will showcase sounds across the spectrum, with hip-hop from Damn Skippy, Apollo Valdez, Abstract that Rapper, Slim S.O.U.L. and Loser Chris; indie pop rock from Baby Yaga, Westfield and Keon Masters; and acoustic compositions from Aggie and the Wildflowers.

Little Stranger, comprised of rapper Kevin Shields and multi-instrumentalist John Shields, will play The Pour House main stage both nights followed by late night acts DJ Moldy Brain on Friday and Psycodelics on Saturday. Tickets are available from The Pour House.

“Our goal for this fest is to expand it every year,” John Shields told City Paper. “We want to hone in on the Charleston scene.”

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It’s apparent that the community is highly anticipating seeing live music again, the duo said, and this festival is their way of celebrating that appreciation while giving people a chance to let loose.

“Never take a show for granted. Never take a crowd for granted,” Kevin Shields said.

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