Saturday night I had the privilege to go see Myfever, Human Resources and Beach Tiger at The Royal American in Charleston. The show was all-around kickass. Unfortunately I did not make it in time for Exwhy’s set, but from what I heard they killed it. What I did see was yet another great night of live music in Charleston. The Royal American is one of the best music venues in Charleston. I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed in a show I’ve seen there, and I doubt I ever will be.
|Myfever on stage at Royal|
Myfever is a rock duo from Atlanta consisting of brothers Weston and and Garrett Hine. With management done by their sister Allie, Myfever really is a family affair. It was my first time seeing them play, and I will definitely make it a point to see them every time they come to Charleston. I’m stoked to have been introduced to their music.
I caught up with Weston and Garrett after their set and they’re both super cool dudes. They told me about how being brothers plays a huge role in their music, and you can see the family chemistry in their stage presence. They also talked about how they like coming to Charleston because people in this city actually come to shows to hear the music, and how hard it is to make it as an artist today, how it requires absolute devotion to both the music and the marketing side of music. They seem to have a good grasp on what it takes to get your name out there, and I look forward to seeing them play again.
If you haven’t given them a listen yet, check out their music on Spotify. Their debut album See The Light is super cool, and they’ve also got a handful of singles out that totally rock. Don’t miss out!
|Aaron from HR looking badass|
Human Resources remains one of my favorite bands in the Charleston area, and they played a hell of a set at Royal on Saturday. They hadn’t played a show in a while and they certainly made up for it by rocking harder than ever. They were high energy as always, getting the crowd involved and encouraging us to drink even more than we already were. I’ll admit that it didn’t take much encouragement.
One thing I really liked about their set last night, which is something I also noticed at their Tin Roof show in June is that they seem to be adding more of a hard rock sound to their live performances, and I’m interested to see how that plays out in their future releases. You didn’t hear it from me, but guitarist Dries Vandenberg may have mentioned that they’ve been writing/recording new music. Keep your ears open for something new from them in the coming months.
|Blurry, but still cool pic of Dries from HR|
There was a special treat in their setlist, too. Aside from an absolutely dope version of “The Witch”, which also happens to be my favorite song by them, they played a sick cover of a Tame Impala’s “The Less I Know The Better”. As usual, they did the original song justice in their cover version, and I was glad to be there to see it.
In case you missed it, they released an awesome cover of “Melt With You” by Modern English last week. Not only is the recording great, the editing in the video is just as awesome. Also, their Pizza Dreams is tight. Stream it below, and add some pizza to your playlists if you know what’s good for you.
|Beach Tiger closing out the show|
Saturday was my first time hearing Beach Tiger play, and it definitely won’t be the last. I had heard good things about them going into the show, and they certainly lived up to the reputation. They have a really entertaining stage presence, and their music is super groovy. I can’t wait to see what they cook up next.
They’ve only officially released three singles so far and they’re already getting a ton of traction and attention, and for good reason. Beach Tiger is a sick band. Their newest single, “Companion” was released about a month ago and it already has over 200,000 streams on Spotify. Now that’s impressive. It was included on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist upon release, which has a lot to do with the attention that they’ve been getting. None of this would be happening, though, if the music didn’t speak for itself. Which it does.
|Beach Tiger chugging beer on stage|
Considering Beach Tiger played a lot more than three songs last night, I’m assuming that they’ve got an album in the works that we’ll get to hear within the next few months. Until then, we have a handful of singles to hold us over, and you can catch Beach Tiger at shows throughout the Southeast and beyond. Stream “Companion” below, and check out the rest of their music on Spotify after you do that.
It’s really exciting to see all this great music coming out of the Charleston area. I’ve said it a few times already, and this surely won’t be the last time I say it, but the Holy City music scene is on the rise. There is a ton of talent coming in and out of the lowcountry right now, and I’m predicting that it’s only going to grow from here. It seems every time I catch a show in this town I have more confidence in the musical community. Keep up the good work, Chucktown. The scene is on the rise, and I’m doing my best to document the growth on Extra Chill.