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See Water and Friends Shred at the Music Farm on Thursday, October 13th

Four-piece funk rockers See Water

See Water put on an awesome show this past Thursday, October 13th at the Music Farm in downtown Charleston. Their energy was magnetic as they merged the sound of punk, reggae, and various other genres into one unforgettable set. I have never seen a band live able to switch their sound so quickly within the same song, sometimes every few measures. Their punk influence was screaming through the PA system the entire night, making every song feel fast-paced and breaking out multiple mosh-pits inside the ecstatic audience.

About half-way through their set, See Water brought out Walker Barnes (Moose Kick, The Brother’s Westfield) to shred on the saxophone and Manny Houston on the keys and synthesizer to bring another layer of funk to their set. The sax and keys were incorporated flawlessly into the jam, making for an engaging performance that left me wanting more from the opening band of the night.

Poncho of See Water
My favorite song of the night had to be See Water’s most recent single, “Echo” that is going to be on their debut album Hit the Moon. The crowd went absolutely nuts for “Echo,” and I definitely wasn’t the only one singing along to every word, so there is a lot of excitement for Hit the Moon’s early 2017 release. You can stream and download the single below!

See Water with Walker Barnes (Sax) and Manny Houston (Keys)
Manny Houston happy to be shredding the keys with See Water!
Sun-Dried Vibes

The second band of the night, hailing from Rock Hill, SC, but consisting of Charleston natives, was nationally touring funky reggae group Sun-Dried Vibes, and while never seeing them live before Thursday, I’ll definitely be on the look-out for their future dates. Their sound was extremely psychedelic in the best way, and their mixture of entrancing guitar riffs and epic vocals from Zach Fowler made it hard to look away as they showcased their new up-beat reggae music that they’ve been working on in Chucktown for their third full-length album. They brought out See Water vocalist Riley Randall for a song or two and it was dope to see the two bands collaborate together.

Randal of See Water wih Sun-Dried Vibes

Mysteriously starting their set with the Harry Potter theme playing through the Music Farm speakers, the third and final band of the night, all the way from San Diego, was Through the Roots, and their classic reggae sound and compelling bass-lines were the perfect end to the night.

Through the Roots

Overall, this was a fantastic show, and See Water really put on a great performance in their hometown, at the well-respected Music Farm nonetheless. Be sure to follow all of their social media so you can watch them at their next show, and stay up to date with information on Hit the Moon’s upcoming release! Check out See Water on Facebook, Instagram, ReverbNation, and their Official Site.