Party at the Point featuring Dangermuffin and Trongone Band

Aaaaand we're back with another awesome week of Party at the Point. Thanks to everybody who came out last week despite the ominous looking weather report- Friday the 13th was filled with luck for all of us and we were so excited to have our sunshine along with some amazing performances from BYOG and Dead 27's.  This week we're stoked to welcome Dangermuffin and The Trongone Band to the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. If you're not already a fan, here's some information to help you become one. See you there!

Dangermuffin

Easy, breezy melodies and soul-shaking grooves radiate from this genre-bending roots trio. Dangermuffin brings thoughtful tunes that are both heartfelt and truthful. Their haunting harmonies and go-with-the-flow vibe invite listeners to kick back, relax, and be consumed by the ethereal rhythmic backbone and inspiring messages Dangermuffin has to offer. Lyrically, they evoke themes of self-discovery, ancient knowledge, and true awareness, all within a unique and casual approach.

The Trongone Band

Rapidly gaining momentum with a sound that falls perfectly between southern Rock ‘n’ Soul and Americana Jam, The Trongone Band is turning heads and making an impact on the east coast music scene. Formed as a family band by brothers Andrew and Johnny with father John Sr. on bass, The Trongone Band enlisted much sought-after keyboardist Ben "Wolfe" White and quickly began packing various venues around Richmond, VA. With the addition of Wolfe, they entrenched their footprint on the city with a Thursday night residency at Cary Street Cafe, pushing the popular music room to maximum capacity for two straight years.

Spreading their musical wings, it wasn't long before The Trongone Band procured a devout fan base and began making their name in neighboring cities, including sell-out shows in Blacksburg and Harrisonburg. Recently the band brought on award-winning bassist Todd Herrington to solidify their touring lineup. Herrington adds a crucial dimension of deep pocket groove and funk to the already seasoned unit.

Come join us in paradise this Friday evening! The gates will be open at 5:30pm. 

6:30p-7:30p: The Trongone Band

7:45pm-9:30pm: Dangermuffin

 

Party at the Point featuring Dead 27's & BYOG

Party at the Point season is underway, and the last two weeks have been nothing short of incredible. What better way to say "bring on the weekend!" than with your friends, families and amazing live music in the paradise that we like to call the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina? This week, we're partying with local favorites, Dead 27's and BYOG. Here's the scoop:

Dead 27's

"...Creative and timeless music with impassioned veracity...a refreshing blend of song-craft and musicianship..."
Terry Adams, Charleston Magazine, May 2014  

(First off- who can do Tedeschi Trucks justice like that? Nailed it!)

So a little bit about the band:

Sometimes the stars and planets align and things that can be difficult come surprisingly easy. Such is the case with the formation of Dead 27s. After playing a few casual gigs, the obvious chemistry could no longer be ignored. Since 2012, the band has been on a mission. Relentlessly making their way through the booming Charleston, SC music scene, the Dead 27s garnered the attention and praise of local media, calling them, "the exciting new band to watch" and fan support soon followed. In 2013, Dead 27s took home multiple Charleston City Paper Music Awards for “Song of the Year”, “Rock Band of the Year”, “Up and Coming Artist of the Year”, and guitarist Wallace Mullinax was honored with his second straight award as Charleston’s “Guitarist of the Year”. The band has since opened for Toubab Krewe, Patterson Hood, Col. Bruce Hampton, Orgone, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and shared the stage at festivals with many others. Their sound has been described as “a Southern blend of rock and soul”. In April 2014 and to much critical acclaim, Dead 27s released their 7 song debut, "Chase Your Devils Down”. In summer 2014, the band was honored to place in the top 24 for Vh1's “Make a Band Famous” competition. Although their sound comes from many different influences, the band has their focus on the future. Currently touring while writing and recording, the band continues to gain momentum as they spread their music across the country.

In current news:

  • Recording a new album in Fall 2015 with Grammy nominated producer and saxophonist for Galactic, Ben Ellman
  • 6 Charleston Music Awards received in 2014 for: 
    • Rock Band of the Year
    • Song of the Year for "Don't Comfort Me" 
    • Album of the Year for "Chase Your Devils Down" 
    • Guitarist of the Year for Wallace Mullinax (3rd straight year)
    • Drummer of the Year for Daniel Crider
    • Bassist of the Year for Oliver Goldstein
  • Appeared on VH1's 2014 "You Oughta Know Presents Make a Band Famous" - Top 24
  • The band has opened for Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Patterson Hood, Col. Bruce Hampton and Orgone to name a few

If you're not already a fan, come prepared to buy all of their music after the show wraps up.

BYOG

BYOG is a 5-piece jam driven vehicle that currently resides in Charleston, SC. Since their reformation in the Spring of 2013, BYOG has hit the road regionally, covering most of the South East, sharing stages with the likes of Moon Taxi, EarPhunk, and the Heavy Pets, all in their short tenure as a band. BYOG is a must see live act, frequenting The Charleston Pour House, Visulite Theatre in Charlotte, NC, and Sky City in Augusta, GA. BYOG is David Buck, Blake Zahnd, JP Treadaway, and Phil Pasquini.

This is one of Charleston's most active local bands and where they go, the party follows. Come out and see what all the hype is about this Friday at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina!

In other exciting news:

May Newsletter

The People Behind The Handle

We loved helping The People Behind The Handle party come to life by booking one of our favorite artists, Nathan Salley, to play some awesome tunes for all of us social media lovers.  The event was a huge success and it was great talking with other local social media aficionados about how they bring their ideas to life.  Local blogger Charleston Food Writer put together this event so other creative minds who spend their time writing and photographing their passions and sharing them with the world could have a chance to shake hands, make friends, discuss ideas, drink, eat and enjoy the amazing environment that the Striped Pig Distillery provides.  We can't wait until next year! 

Rocket Man: A Tribute to Sir Elton John

Tokyo Joe has a very special show in store for us. If there is anybody in the world who should be covering the music of Elton John, it is Tokyo Joe. Their renditions of your favorite classics are astonishingly accurate and full of energy. You do not want to miss this! Be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event and to purchase your tickets ahead of time here.

 

Tickets: $20 Gallery | $25 Orchestra | $15 Student

Party at the Point

Our favorite season is here, and we aren't just talking about the gorgeous sunny weather that's finally come back around. We're talking about Party at the Point season, and this summer's schedule is nothing short of amazing. We can't wait to see all your beautiful faces at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina each Friday for the next ten weeks from 5:30pm-9:30pm! This week will feature Machine Funk: A Tribute to Widespread Panic, so come ready to rock out to all of your favorite Panic tunes!

Things you can look forward this season include: 

May 6: Party at the Point with Machine Funk (A Tribute to Widespread Panic)

May 13: Party at the Point - May 13th with The Dead 27s and BYOG

May 20: Party at the Point May 20th - Dangermuffin with Trongone Band

May 27: Party at the Point with The Dave Matthews Tribute Band

June 3: Party at the Point with Sol Driven Train with Fowlers Mustache

June 10: Party at the Point with Scarlet Begonias (A Tribute to The Grateful Dead)

June 17: Party at the Point with Sibling Rivalry with The Steppin Stones and The High Divers

June 24: Party at the Point with The Blue Dogs with Whiskey Run

July 1: Party at the Point Season Finale with Banana Pancakes (A Tribute to Jack Johnson)

Last Band Standing

Congratulations to our winners so far! Be sure to come out to Wild Wing Café in Mount Pleasant to catch this week's heated competition between semi-finalists Sondor Blue and High 5. Check out the Facebook event for more information and RSVP to stay updated on any new happenings!

RSVP here

EFM Weddings

Planning a wedding can be so much fun, but frustrating if you don't know where to look to find the best possible entertainment. That's where we come in. We are currently booking like crazy for all of our beautiful EFM brides to make sure they have their dream playlist to help make their wedding night the best of their lives. We work exclusively with Charleston's best DJ's and it is all of our missions to give you a perfect evening of entertainment. DJ NattyHeavy and DJ RDot are some of the lowcountry's most in-demand DJ's so be sure to book early! We are already busy booking weddings into spring and summer 2017. 

 

 

January Newsletter

2016 is off to a great start for Ear For Music. Our acquisition of Bluestone Entertainment has given us the opportunity to work with the following four very talented DJ’s who we could not be more thrilled to represent.

DJ NattyHeavy aka Nate Lopes

DJ NattyHeavy is a Charleston staple and his prevalence on the local party scene has helped him to become somewhat of a household name.  His many years of experience is evident— he can flawlessly tailor versatile sets to suit the needs of any event.

More information & booking inquiries 

Facebook page

Website

DJ rDOT

Robie Howell aka DJ rDOT has been taking dance parties to the next level for more than 10 years, and has an equally long history of never disappointing party goers.  You can find DJ rDOT wherever there is a dance floor— he specializes in finding just the right playlist to give the perfect vibe to any corporate event, wedding or club. 

More information & booking inquiries

Facebook page

Website

Seth G

Seth G is an innovator.  He is a classically trained violinist and accomplished concertmaster, and beautifully combines that classic sound with new fresh beats to create something that is truly his own.  Seth has been featured in online articles by ABC and CBS News and more recently, Seth was selected for and took third place in a nationwide YouTube music video contest hosted by Ryan Seacrest in 2014. 

More information & booking inquiries

Facebook page

Website

 

DJ YNot

DJ YNot has collaborated with world renowned DJ’s and is a fixture at bars and clubs each weekend.  His 10 years of experience in the entertainment industry has taught him to bring perfectly tailored sets to corporate events, weddings, clubs, or any party.

More information & booking inquiries

Facebook page

*All of these DJ's are available to book for private parties as well as corporate events*

Leo & Luna

We are so excited about this new project from newlyweds Lee Barbour and Vikki Matsis.  Their dreamy romantic covers of artists such as The Beatles, Ray Lamontagne, Bill Withers, and John Legend (to name a few) are sure to bring a unique life to any special event.  They beautifully accomplish a lively yet understated sound and we cannot wait to hear more from these two!

More information & booking inquiries

 

Blue Dogs 3rd Annual Homecoming show & Super Goo Jam

 

Thank you so much to everybody who came and rocked out at the Blue Dogs 3rd annual homecoming show, as well as the Super Goo Jam at the Music Farm! We are thrilled to report that you music fans all helped us raise a whopping $50,000 for the MUSC Children’s Hospital.  We would not have been able to help put on such a successful event without the help of our amazing sponsors; thank you so much to Tito’s Handmade Vodka,  Taco Bell (JEM Restaurant Group), Max Sparwasser Law Firm LLC, Capitol Materials Coastal, Homegrown Hospitality Group, Southwind Homes of Charleston, Richard B. Homes CPA LLC, Food for the Southern Soul (Jimmy Hagood), Opal/Langdon's (Patrick Owens), and Finz Bar & Grill, as well as the Charleston Music Hall for all that you did to bring this event to life! Here are a few of our favorite photos taken from the big night:

 

Oysters on the Point featuring Bootless

 

We're super excited to go get our feet sandy and enjoy an afternoon full of oysters, friends and one of Charleston's favorite local bands, Bootless on January 23rd at The Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina.  Bootless can be described as "an original country/ southern rock band, successfully blending country lyrics with rock and roll swagger." This will be one for the books and we hope to see y'all there!

RSVP on Facebook here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November Newsletter

Sibling Rivalry featuring The Steppin Stones and The High Divers

We are so excited about this show featuring the Sibling Rivalry of two of our favorite bands, The Steppin Stones and The High Divers, at The Music Farm on November 28th.  Which sibling are you rooting for? Tickets available at Music Farm Charleston.  See ya there!!

Blue Dogs 3rd Annual Homecoming Show

It’s that time of year again for Blue Dogs 3rd Annual Homecoming Show.  We love working with Blue Dogs and look forward to finding out who the special guests will be this year.  Proceeds of this show go to The MUSC Children’s Hospital.  For more information go to http://www.bluedogs.com/home

Jump, Little Children

The Jump, Little Children shows presented by Ear For Music and The Bridge 105.5 at Music Farm on December 30th and 31st are sold out.   We are stoked that one of Charleston’s legendary bands have come back together for these very special shows. 

Smoke on The Harbor BBQ Throwdown

EFM is proud to work with Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina on one of the tastiest events of the year – The 4th Annual Smoke on The Harbor BBQ Throwdown.  EFM will be bringing some great artists including JamiSun, Bootless, Chase Martin and Bryson Jennings.  There will be public tasting and judging of the best wings, BBQ, a mixology competition and more!  For more information go to http://www.smokeontheharbor.com/schedule-of-events.html.

Headliner of Smoke on The Harbor -  Bryson Jennings

Headliner of Smoke on The Harbor - Bryson Jennings

Sol Southwest Kitchen and Tequila Bar

We think that SOL is one of the best restaurants in Mt. Pleasant and Ear For Music continues to bring you some of the best acoustic acts to Sol for Tequila Thursdays.  

  • November 5th - Rotie Salley
  • November 12th - Dave Landeo
  • November 19th - Supper Reggae Man
  • November 25th - Special Wednesday PreTurkey Jam with Patrick Norris

Wild Wing Cafe  - PreTurkey Day Bash!

Looking for something to do the day before Thanksgiving.? All the Wild Wing Café locations that EFM books will be having a PreTurkey Day Bash! See below for your favorite WWC location and artists.

  • Charleston: Chase Martin
  • Mt Pleasant: Plane Jane
  • N.Charleston: Ellen Drive
  • Hilton Head Island: Groove Town Assault
  • Bluffton: Permanent Tourist
  • Savannah: Souls Harbor
  • Columbia, The Vista: DM Radio
  • Columbia, Harbison: Emory Lane
  • Greenville: Johnny Utah & The Ex-Presidents
  • Spartanburg: The Kenny George Band
  • S.Charlotte: Peace & Love
  • Charlotte Epicentre: Frequency 4

The Cove Oyster Grille Sunset Acoustic Series

We are working with The Bridge 105.5 and 98 Rock to bring to you The Cove Acoustic Sunset Concert Series at The Cove Oyster Bar & Grill on Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston.  

  • November 6th - Rotie Salley
  • November 13th- Nathan Salley
  • November 20th - Return Of The Mack
  • November 27th - Randall & Justin from Ellen Drive

Thank You

Thank you to Empire Sports Management for another year of having EFM production manage Denny & Mark’s ProAm Jam.  We are proud to work with your team and be a part of this very special event.  

Thank you to our hard-working production crew for another successful event!

 

RIP

Charleston lost a beloved member of our community, Gary Alameda.  Gary ran G’s Hot Dogs and for most of us visiting his hot dog cart after work, after the bar, or just for a late night snack was the best part of our night.  Our hearts our heavy as we say goodbye to Gary.  For more information on Gary and how you can donate to a Go Fund Me started by his family visit: https://www.gofundme.com/doit4g

Gary Alameda of G's Hotdogs

Gary Alameda of G's Hotdogs

 

July Newsletter

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.  -  Bob Marley

Christmas in July

Although most people are sunbathing and swimming this time of year with no sign of snow on their mind, at Ear For Music we are dreaming of a “White Christmas.” July is the prime time to book bands for holiday parties and we have plenty to choose from. We have you covered with variety & party bands, DJs, and acoustic acts for your home or office holiday party.  Check out some of our favorite artists below and book today!

Soul Fish

Playing crowd favorites from country, pop and top 40 hits, Soul Fish will keep a smile on your face and your legs moving all night! http://www.earformusic.com/soul-fish

DJ Natty Heavy

Everyone will be dancing at the party with DJ Natty Heavy entertaining. From mash-ups, to the top 40s, to any genre of music you want DJ Natty Heavy has you covered. Don’t forget to keep this sought after DJ in mind while planning your party! http://www.earformusic.com/djnattyheavy

The Secrets

This funk band’s sound is Motown inspired playing variety music in funk, blues, and jazz styles. If you want to boogie, we suggest booking The Secrets for your event. http://www.earformusic.com/the-secrets

 

Rockin’ The River

Who doesn’t love a free concert? We have partnered with The City of North Charleston and Icebox for our summer concert series at Waterfront Park. Come enjoy some live music next month on August 6;  Bootless Band, a country southern rock band, will be performing. 

Upcoming Events

Slightly Stoopid at the Charleston Tea Plantation

Slightly Stoopid, the Expendables, and the Dirty Heads on July 18th at the Charleston Tea Plantation. Come to a night full of reggae at the country’s only Tea Plantation, the same venue that holds the annual First Flush Festival. Purchase your tickets at the Music Farm box office without a fee open Tuesdays- Thursdays 2 pm- 6 pm or at http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/473461.  Also available Shade Tents and Shuttle Tickets!!

The Scarlet Wedding Tour

We are thrilled to be a part of the Scarlet Wedding Tour again this year.  The tour gives engaged couples a view of some of Charleston’s best wedding venues, food vendors, bar services, florists, and of course music.  Look out for one of our favorite artists, JamiSun, at the Striped Pig Distillery.  For more information go to http://www.scarletplandesign.com/scarlet-wedding-tour/

THANK YOU!!

We want to thank everyone who came out the Party at the Point for The Dubplates on June 19th.   We raised $5000 for the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund and we could not have done it without the donations collected in jars from Party at the Point Patrons, The Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, The Dubplates, The Bridge 105.5, and Ear For Music’s personal donation.   We are so proud of our city for coming together in such a peaceful way during an absolute tragedy.  We are Charleston Strong!