The Royal American hosts indie rock night

An indie music lineup hits The Royal American Dec. 9. Charleston musician Erel Pilo’s pop rock project P!lot will share the bill, featuring musicians from local group Leopard & the Diamond Sky to round out P!lot’s quirky, ethereal sound. Airpark, a Nashville-based duo comprised of brothers Ben Ford and Michael Ford Jr. will join the lineup with headliner Gold Light, a project by longtime Charlestonian Joe Chang spanning sounds from ’50s rock to classic country and post punk. Tickets are $10 cash at the door.  

Gaillard lights up the night with The Spiegeltent

The Gaillard Center presents live music at The Spiegeltent “mirror tent” Dec. 15 and 30, a nostalgic and magical experience complete with an ornate structure constructed of faceted mirrors and stained glass. The Dec. 15 festivities include a performance from cosmic Americana act She Returns From War fronted by Hunter Park. Renowned trumpeter Charlton Singleton and vocalist Quiana Parler of Ranky Tanky will join Charleston singer-songwriter Emily Curtis to grace the stage Dec. 30. Tickets are $25-$85. Purchase tickets and find more information through the Gaillard Center.

Two chances to catch holiday shows

Charleston Jazz yuletide tradition Holiday Swings is back at the Charleston Music Hall downtown at 8 p.m. Dec. 3 with an evening of big band takes on classic seasonal favorites such as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “This Christmas” and “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” Tickets are $25-$64 and available at Charleston Music Hall. Singleton also plays The Riviera theater downtown Dec. 16 in a festive performance entitled “There’s Snow Place Like Charleston.” $25 tickets and information are available through The Riviera.


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