October Newsletter

We can’t believe there are only three more months left for this year! Where has the time gone? And can we please slow it down, just a little bit, because we still have a lot of exciting events to do this year. Just look at the list below to see for yourself: 

Greg Humphreys Electric Trio Takes Over The Commodore


SHOW: 8pm - 11pm on both nights
DOORS: 7pm


Music fans are familiar with Humphreys’ songs, voice and guitar from his years leading North Carolina faves Dillon Fence and Hobex. With songs influenced by the best in pop, funk, soul, R&B, and rock n' roll, you might find Greg Humphreys Electric Trio in the same idiosyncratic corner of the big Americana tent where you'd find Alabama Shakes, Chris Stapleton, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, or the North Mississippi Allstars.

The Electric Trio formed in 2014 in New York City. Drummer Keith Robinson brings Texas flavor, having toured and recorded with Marcia Ball and Charlie Robison. In demand bassist Matt Brandau has backed up Elvis Costello and Joan Osborne, among others. These seasoned southern transplants played over 130 live dates in their first two years, but they took their time to make a debut studio album.

Greg Humphreys Electric Trio is the perfect band to have in The Commodore, a venue that brings that old school 1950s-60s vibe to life. If you have never been to The Commodore before, then this is the perfect time for you to check it out; and trust me when I say that you will be coming back for more because of this infectious space.  

The Movement For Breast Cancer Begins at Totties For Tatas

Their love for Sublime and Pixies brought Joshua Swain, Jordan Miller, and John Ruff, aka DJ Riggles together to form The Movement in 2004. The “alternative reggae” group resides in “Soda City”, Columbia, SC. However, after a line-up change where Jordan Miller left the group and Jason “Smiles” Schmidt and Gary Johnson joined the group, The Movement released their sixth studio album, GOLDEN, on April 8th, 2016. GOLDEN debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. Now, The Movement will join forces with DJ Young Gumby on Thursday, October 20th in Columbia at The Vista to bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer and benefiting the 4th Annual Totties for Tatas. Totties for Tatas helps raise awareness and funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. So, join us on Thursday, Oct. 20th in Columbia, SC at The Vista to listen to The Movement and save the tatas.

Breast Cancer Awareness at SOL

If you can’t make it to The Vista on October 20th, then every Thursday this season SOL in Mt. Pleasant, SC is raising awareness for Breast Cancer by giving people a chance to win gift cards and other prizes at their location. SOL’s main goal is to raise breast cancer awareness and money for Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC for breast cancer research. So, head down to SOL on Thursdays in your best dressed pink attire or any pink attire and do your part in raising awareness for breast cancer. 

Back To School Bash w/ Moose Kick, See Water, and Little Bird at Woolfe Street Playhouse

$10 ADV
$12 DOS

Ticket Link: http://www.citypapertickets.com/events/37606311/back-to-school-bash-w-moose-kick-see-water-and-little-bird

Doors: 7:00pm
Show: 8:00pm

Moose Kick is a five piece rock n' roll powerhouse based out of the beautiful Charleston, SC. The band began in a blue room during the winter of 2013 and since has spent countless days touring, recording, mastering and sharing their sound with the world. During the summer of 2014 the band spent time in Charleston Sound Studios where they recorded their first full length album "Blue Room Revival" which is available on iTunes and all major music selling platforms today. After working with the band throughout the summer, sound engineer Trevor Maron deemed the sound as progressive-southern-funk, which truly rings out in the band's first album. Since releasing the album in October of 2014 the band has taken their talent to the road touring virtually nonstop, and selling out shows throughout the region. Great strides and long hours have created a very unique writing process which has ultimately translated into a heavy hitting yet beautiful live performance. 

See Water is the love child of reggae and punk rock. This up-and-coming band from Charleston, SC will take your ears on a roller-coaster ride through laid-back jams and hard-hitting rock riffs. Their style is similar to that of a mosh-pit on the beach at sunset. If their music was a cocktail, it would be a long island iced tea; at first you think, “There’s no way you can mix all of that together,” but sure enough, you take a sip only to find that it’s delicious and intoxicating.

See Water has been proving themselves in all their unorthodox glory at The Music Farm and Charleston Pour House, and venues throughout the east coast and the USVI, while performing alongside acts such as Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, The Hip Abduction, Fear Nuttin Band, and Sun-Dried Vibes. See Water has released their debut EP, entitled 'Diluted Acoustica', and quickly began work on their next project. Their first full-length album 'Hit The Moon' is to be released later this fall with the first single, 'Echo', leading the way.

"When you see a body of water, whether it's calm or violent, it makes you feel something, and that's what we're here to do."

Little Bird, hailing from Annapolis, MD and calling Charleston, SC home for one year now, tours throughout the eastern half of the country. They blend surf rock, jazz, and Americana into a high energy killer live show. In 2015 & 2016 the band played & headlined festivals such as Bayfunk, Pink Moon, Silopanna, Doah, EastPortaRockin' and more. Along with sharing stage on show bills with names like G. Love & Special Sauce, Pressing Strings, Long Miles, Fortunate Youth, and many more.


Imagine it is the weekend and you woke up too late for breakfast, but it is still too early for lunch, and on top of it all you are not in the mood to cook a meal for yourself. What do you do? Where should you go? Well luckily for you, Ear For Music has you covered because we book two of the best brunches in town! If you are looking for more of an old-school, 1920s atmosphere for brunch, then Prohibition on King Street is the place to be. Prohibition is the perfect combination of classy and mischievous. Add a duo playing softly in the background and you have the perfect setting for a Sunday brunch. If you want more of a fine-dining experience for your brunch extravaganza, then be prepared to be “mimosa-and-dined” at Halls Chophouse on King Street. This year, Halls Chophouse won seven categories, including Best Overall Restaurant in The Post and Courier Charleston’s Choice Awards. Paired with The Plantation Singers every Sunday for brunch, adding a whole new meaning to the phrase “A taste of the lowcountry,” it is no wonder that Halls Chophouse won all those awards. So, come Sunday, ditch the mess of pots and pans, grab your friends and head to Prohibition or Halls Chophouse and enjoy a delectable brunch with the accompaniment of music booked by yours truly, Ear For Music. 

Naughty or Nice Santa 

A special note from Cara Mohr - If you were anything like me as a kid, then whenever the holidays rolled around and someone asked me if I were on the naughty or nice list, I would immediately start to reminisce on my year to try and determine whether or not I’d be expecting candy or a lump of coal in my stocking. If you were like me, then you know just how daunting that question can be as a kid. Luckily, that question has a lighter and more of a fun tone to it, now. With the holidays right around the corner, Santas will be in high demand. Luckily for you, we have a Santa you can book, along with bands and DJs, that will have people talking about your party for days. But this time, when this Santa asks if you have been naughty or nice this year it won’t matter either way because you will still get a present whether it be alcohol or a candy cane. However, if you want this Santa at your party, then book him now before it is too late!  


Santa does not play the bagpipes - how could he possibly find the time? We can book a bagpiper for your party to.  We really are All Things Music!