November 1, 2014

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The Exhibitions

Cool & Collected: New Art at the CMA

A Lasting Impression

The Bands

7:00 Mustache Brothers

The Mustache Brothers rely on lively acoustic instrumentation and tight vocal harmonies to deliver their unique blend of bluegrass, classic country and rock and roll. Armed with acoustic guitars, a mandolin, and an upright bass, the Columbia-native Brothers build upon influences such as Tony Rice, Shawn Camp and Ryan Adams for a sound that is both as fresh and exciting as it is classic. Since forming in 2012, the Brothers have gained a devoted following through their energetic live performances all across the great state of South Carolina. Look for the Brothers to continue honing their sound with regular performances throughout the southeast. The Mustache Brothers are currently recording their music in Petting Zoo Studios (Columbia, SC) and these recordings are due for release in early 2014.

8:00 Megan Jean and the KFB

Megan Jean and the KFB arrange a demented blend of americana,punk,dance, and the avant-garde that has been earning them a dedicated following all over America.

Calling the road home on a “never-ending tour” this transient duo has taken DIY lifestyle and transformed it into a kind of Voodoo that unites scenes, fans, bands, clubs and musical styles-all without the help of a label and fueled by sheer guts and know how.

In April of 2012, Megan Jean and the KFB was featured on PBS performing an original composition “These Bones” as part of a music documentary series Music Voyager, which was broadcast internationally. In July of 2012 they were named the winners of the “Under The Radar Competition” at FloydFest in Floyd VA, which earned them a spot on the mainstage in 2013 alongside The Lumineers and Trampled By Turtles.

On March 1st of 2013, the duo released their 2nd full-length album, The Devil Herself, recorded at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC and is quickly gaining a cult following.

9:00 The Shine Brothers

If The Everly Brothers were invited to The Birthday Party, The Shine Brothers, a liberal dose of melodic mayhem, would be the party favor. Waving the 'psych-my-delic' banner, The Shine Brothers achieve an alchemic balance of sunshine pop song structures and howling devilish rhythms, crowned by dirty woven vocal harmonies. The Shine Brothers' ensemble include Nate Ryan (formerly of The Black Angels), Colin Ryan, Oakley Munson, and Ryan Rapsys.

10:00 The Winter Sounds

500 shows over the last 5 years. That is the true definition of a band hard at work. That band is New Orleans' The Winter Sounds. Fun. Energetic. Anthemic. All words to describe The Winter Sounds and their catchy-as-hell sonic gems.

Started in Athens, GA by sole-TWS constant, Patrick Keenan, the band has morphed into a juggernaut touring machine with pop chops that turn heads and get feet tapping. The new album was recorded in Monroe, NC by veteran producer Scott Solter (Spoon, St. Vincent) and mixed in Nashville by Derek Garten (Jewel, Lovedrug). Now calling New Orleans home, Keenan and crew are primed and ready to go with their latest full length entitled Runner (out 11/27/2012) on Florida's New Granada Records.

The Beer

Red Hare Brewery

This American style IPA is medium bodied and definitely has that citrus flavor and aroma we’ve all come to love. Coming in at 6.2% ABV we hope this IPA sets the tone for our brewery in the Atlanta market. Slightly sweet, hopped with Williamette, Chinook, Cascade and Falconers Flight hops, this golden brew is crisp but unfiltered and we know it will leave people thirsty for more.

Also available from Red Hare: Long Day Lager & Watership Brown Ale

More Info

Beer tasting and cash bar provided by The Whig

Tours

  • 7:00 Docent-led tour through The Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage
  • 7:45 & 8:45Unique Perspective Tour of The Collection with Seth Gadsden, Co-Director of the Indie Grits Film Festival
  • Seth Gadsden has danced with carnies in Florida, butchered moose in Alaska, produced pirate radio in Mexico, sailed across the Salton Sea, built a moon lander from used car and lawnmower parts in North Dakota, made cities of cardboard, filmed a stegosaur raging, lived on a city transit bus named Walter, taught children how to live on the moon, and swam naked in the Berkshires.

Sponsors/partners

Ongoing

DIY Art Project

DIY Project

Excercise your art skills with a creative do-it-yourself project. Staff of Richland Library will be on-hand to help inspire your masterpiece.

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

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Sketching
  • 8:15 Live figure drawing by Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School (Orientation gallery)
  • 9:35 Live figure drawing by Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School (Orientation gallery)