NOTE: Hear Sean Richardson interviewed and some of his recent tunes on this week’s gazz local music podcast, ‘SoundCheck.’
Sean Richardson, former member of The Sleeping Dons and Strawfyssh, a veteran of both the radio and video versions of Radio Free Charleston, all-around cool guy and nearly universally acclaimed filmmaker will be doing a mini-tour of Charleston’s hipper musical venues over the next few weeks. Music lovers will be able to hear Sean and his friends, who include members of The Carpenter Ants, Whistlepunk 2.0, The VooDoo Katz, and other area powerhouses, performing at the following locations, some for free, some with an admission charge:
July 26th (TONIGHT) The Empty Glass 10 p.m. Cover
July 27th (Friday) Taylor Books 7:30 p.m. FREE
July 28th Blues BBQ 9:00 p.m. FREE
Aug. 18th BlueGrassKitchen 6 p.m. FREE
Aug. 22nd Lola’s Pizza 6 p.m. FREE
Aug. 25th Capitol Roaster’s 8 p.m. FREE
Aug. 30th Sam’s Uptown 10 p.m. Cover
Aug. 31st Taylor Books 7:30 p.m. FREE
One of the coolest thing about this tour around the city by Sean is that many of the establishments are SMOKE FREE! That means that you can go out and hear some of the most innovative music being made in Charleston without breathing in some addict’s second-hand smoke.
In addition, the PopCult and Radio Free Charleston crew is trying to organize a cultural event Friday night. We’re trying to get as many people as possible to go hear Sean perform at Taylor Books. Then we’re going to grab a late dinner and catch the Simpsons Movie at the five-dollar midnight showing at Great Escape Theater in Nitro. It’ll be a night of ultra-mega-coolness!
We’d planned to see the Simpsons Movie at Park Place, but their last showing of the day is half an hour before Sean wraps up. Why is it that downtown Charleston seems to keep Mayberry hours?