The Best Live Music in Charleston, SC This Week

Funk You by @echoroomcneill

At Extra Chill, we love live music, and we want to make sure our readers know about all of the cool shows happening around town. This post is updated every Monday with a roundup of our editorial team’s choices for the best live music in Charleston, SC each week. 

Here’s what’s on our radar for the week of November 28th to December 4th:

Monday, November 28th:

Nightshades at Charleston Pour House – Deck. Local jam band Nightshades continue their Monday residency on the Pour House deck this week. Two sets of improvised psychedelia, 6pm, $5 at the door.

Mash Music Mondays at Bar Mash. Every Monday night, Bar Mash hosts a rotating cast of some of Charleston’s most talented musicians. Generally led by saxophonist Mike Quinn (of Doom Flamingo) and friends, this is a low-key option for your live music fix on Monday evenings. 10pm, no cover. 

Wednesday, November 30th:

The Reckoning at Charleston Pour House – Deck. Every Wednesday night, Charleston’s resident Grateful Dead cover band perform on the back patio at the Charleston Pour House, also known as Dead on the Deck. Doors at 5pm, with music starting around 6:30pm. $5 cover. 

Thomas Kenney Trio at Graft Wine Bar. Every Wednesday, guitarist Thomas Kenney of Doom Flamingo sets up shop at downtown’s Graft Wine Bar from 7 to 10pm, with a rotating cast of Charleston’s finest. No cover.

Mel Washington at Dispensary. Local country artist Mel Washington has a weekly residency at Dispensary on King Street in downtown Charleston. Music starts at 8pm, no cover. 

Moonchild at the Music Farm. Soulful, jazzy LA-based trio Moonchild makes a stop at the Music Farm on the East Coast leg of their tour. Tickets are $26.50 in advance, $31 on the day of the show. Music starts at 7pm. 

Thursday, December 1st:

Son Little at Charleston Pour House – Main. Soul and R&B artist Son Little hits the Pour House Thursday night with support from Lizzie No. Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8:30pm. Tickets $20, available here.

Friday, December 2nd:

Little Bird at The Royal American – Night One. This weekend, local homies Little Bird hit the Royal American for a special two night stand. Night one features an opening set from Little Bird members Noah Jones & Jay Hurtt and a late night set from DJ Groupsex. Doors at 9pm, $10 cover.

Al Schnier (Moe.) and Friends at Charleston Pour House – Main. Al Schnier plays a two-set show with Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits, SPAGA), Allie Kral (formerly of Yonder Mountain String Band, Cornmeal), Jim Loughlin (Moe.), Wallace Mullinax (Lureto, Reckoning), and Bobby Hogg (Reckoning). Tickets are $25, music will start at 8pm. 

Saturday, December 3rd:

Little Bird at The Royal American – Night Two. This weekend, local homies Little Bird hit the Royal American for a special two night stand. Night two features an opening set from hrlum and a late night set from DJ Mosaic. Doors at 9pm, $10 cover.

Funk You at Charleston Pour House – Main. The 8-piece funk/jam outfit will take the main stage at the Pour House at 9pm Saturday night. Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 on the day of the show. Yam Yam will also perform. 

Margo Price at Music Farm. Country artist Margo Price brings her ‘Til The Wheels Fall Off Tour to Charleston this Saturday night for a show at the Music Farm, with support from Kam Franklin of The Suffers. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. Tickets $27.50 in advance, $30 day of show, available here.

Thickfreakness – A Tribute to​​ The Black Keys at Royal American. Jim Rubush and Jonathan Peace will put on a show as Thickfreakness, a tribute to The Black Keys on Saturday night. $10 cover at the door, music starts at 9pm. 

Future Funk at The Commodore. Every Saturday night, Future Funk lays down the jams at The Commodore, bringing a funktastic dance party to The Commodore. $10 cover, 9:30pm to 1:00am. 23+ only.

Sunday, November 4th:

Bob Lanzetti (of Snarky Puppy) Residency at Lofi Brewing. Snarky Puppy guitarist Bob Lanzetti is set to the play the first of four shows in his Sunday residency at Lofi Brewing this week. Performing from 5pm to 7pm, the show will feature a unique lineup and setlist and is free and open to all ages.

Motown Throwdown at Charleston Pour House. During the afternoon hours at the weekly Sunday brunch farmer’s market in the back lot of the Pour House is a set of Motown covers on the deck performed by some of Charleston’s finest musicians. $5 cover, music starts at 1:30pm.

Thrifters & Drifters Market at The Royal American. Sunday brunch brings a vintage market to the Royal American parking lot, with hand-picked selections from the Charleston-based collective. No cover, 11am to 5pm.

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